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Dig Dug is a 1-2 player arcade game in which you have to use your shovel to dig your way through the earth. Stopping you from doing this are two monsters, called Pooka and Fygar, who will continually chase you around. The only weapon that you carry is an air pump, which you can use to inflate the monsters to the point where they explode. (if you start to inflate them but stop doing so, the monsters will get turned back to their normal selves). Furthermore, rocks are scattered throughout the earth, and you can use these rocks to squash them. If the monsters do not find you for several seconds, they will eventually get turned into ghosts, which are able to walk through the earth. They are invincible and cannot be killed. From time to time, vegetables will appear in the center, and you can get these for points.


Dig Dug Xbox 360 These guys are pretty close!
Dig Dug Xbox 360 Main menu
Dig Dug Xbox 360 Arcade game's title screen
Dig Dug Xbox 360 Get ready!

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Alternate Titles

  • "DIG DUG for 6000" -- PC-6001 title
  • "Dig-Dug" -- Apple II in-game title
  • "DigDug" -- PC Booter in-game title
  • "Arcade Game Series: Dig Dug" -- Steam release
  • "ディグダグ" -- Japanese Spelling

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TeamXbox Nov 21, 2006 7.3 out of 10 73
IGN Oct 11, 2006 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Oct 11, 2006 6.3 out of 10 63
Cheat Code Central 2006 3.1 out of 5 62 (UK) Oct 16, 2006 6 out of 10 60 Feb 23, 2007 6 out of 10 60 (GAF) May 14, 2007 6 out of 10 60
TalkXbox Nov 22, 2006 60 out of 100 60
UOL Jogos Oct 13, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Video Game Talk Oct 11, 2006 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of Dig Dug appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Arcade version

In the coin-operated version the game ends on round 256 (shown as round 0) since this board is unplayable. At the start of the level, a Pooka is placed directly on top of where the player starts, with no way to kill it. This is a famous example of a kill screen (a area of a game that is impossible to play, usually caused by the oversight of developers.)


Dig Dug was one of the "Fabulous Eleven" launch games for the Atari 7800.

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