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The protagonist Rusty is a robot who inherits a mine from his uncle. Since he additionally also received a pick-axe, the path is clearly laid out: exploring the mine and becoming rich! While the game starts with a Wild West atmosphere, later parts of the mine show steampunk elements.

Rusty can explore the mine by hacking away dirt with the pick-axe. The goal is to find treasure and additional equipment which is required to be able to proceed in other areas, e.g. a drill allows to break stone. However, those gadgets require water which can be refilled at water reserves which can be found in the mine. Other obstacles are traps, enemies, switch puzzles and platforming sequences. It is also advised to watch for rocks - when Rusty removes dirt under them, gravity comes into play.

The found precious metals or gems have to be sold on the surface - fortunately there are teleporter and elevators which shorten the way - for money which in turn is used to buy upgrades (e.g. more health points or a bigger capacity for carrying treasure) or equipment (e.g. dynamite for killing enemies, ladders or lanterns). Some upgrades additionally cost energy balls which can be found inside the mine. After dying, the people on the surface repair Rusty against a fee.


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SteamWorld Dig: A Fistful of Dirt Screenshot
SteamWorld Dig: A Fistful of Dirt Screenshot
SteamWorld Dig: A Fistful of Dirt Screenshot
SteamWorld Dig: A Fistful of Dirt Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "蒸汽世界开采" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "蒸氣世界開採" -- Traditional Chinese spelling
  • "SteamWorld Dig HD" -- Japanese Wii U title
  • "スチームワールド ディグ HD" -- Japanese Wii U spelling
  • "スチームワールドディグ" -- Japanese spelling

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Gamegravy Aug 28, 2014 9.5 out of 10 95
GamesReviews Aug 26, 2014 9 out of 10 90
PixlBit Oct 07, 2014 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Digitally Downloaded Sep 09, 2014 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Darkstation Oct 01, 2014 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
WiiDSFrance Sep 05, 2014 7 out of 10 70


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Kabushi (245061) added SteamWorld Dig: A Fistful of Dirt (Wii U) on Sep 11, 2014
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