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#1 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 2, 2011 5:56 AM

Just pipping DK to the win it's... Dig Dug

A game I never played much apart from on the PC way back when [2nd thoughts maybe that was digger?!] ... there are two versions so we'll give them both a play and see how they fair. To save confusion ( :-o ) we'll refer to the games as "Dig Dug Narrow" and "Dig Dug Wide". Mr.Dig has joined the party too.

"Dig Dug - Wide"
Atari 1982 released ver (not the prototype)
[Wide playfield, Title screen should match this: ]
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atarimania has instructions
Fandal XEX
atarionline.pl (v1) ATRs & XEXs

Scoring
Standard HSC pts
Bonus point Highest score screen 1 in 1 man (top three players, highest 2pts)
Bonus point Highest score at end of level 2 in 1 man (top three players, highest 2pts)

"Dig Dug - Narrow"
Atari 1983 ver (Datasoft and US gold releases also ok)
[Graphics 1 style title screen & narrow playfield]
atarimania has instructions
Fandal XEX (has it listed as Dig Dug 5200 - it was the same as the Atari 5200 release)
atarionline.pl (v2) ATRs & XEXs

Scoring Standard HSC pts
Bonus point
Highest score screen 1 in 1 man (top three players, highest 2pts)
Bonus point Highest score at end of level 2 in 1 man (top three players, highest 2pts)
Bonus point Beating HSC record held by Goochman 553,700 from HSC season 1

Bonus Game "Mr.Dig"
Microdeal's decent Mr.Do clone
atarimania has instructions
Fandal XEX
Vjetnam ATR

Difficulty - Start on any level (Baby / level 0 is ok!) as the game levels up every 10 screens (screen number shown on playfield graphics :cool: )
Scoring 4pts 1st, 3pts 2nd&3rd, 2pts 4th&5th, 1pt 6th+

2 Bonus points for anyone winning all 3 games
Round closes Sat 19th Nov 10am GMT
Good luck everyone

p.s. DK said he'll be back :D

Edited by therealbountybob, Tue Nov 8, 2011 5:17 PM.


#2 orpheuswaking OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 2, 2011 10:04 AM

DIGDIGDUGDUG - WOOT!

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Posted Wed Nov 2, 2011 12:18 PM

Are there any differences with the 5200 version other than the prettier screen?
In fact, didnt the 5200 version get an official release?
or am I going senile?

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Posted Wed Nov 2, 2011 8:13 PM

^^^ The 5200 version was released and is a common game.


Dig Dug "narrow"


75,360

Edited by roadrunner, Wed Nov 2, 2011 8:16 PM.


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Posted Thu Nov 3, 2011 12:31 AM

5200 cart is the later version, I believe.

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Posted Thu Nov 3, 2011 9:35 AM

I'm getting all kind of glitches on Dig Dug WIDE with lots of garbage on the top of the screen.

anyone got a better ATR?

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Posted Thu Nov 3, 2011 12:59 PM

Dig Dug Narrow - 98450 (sorry no screenshot)

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Posted Thu Nov 3, 2011 5:56 PM

I'm getting all kind of glitches on Dig Dug WIDE with lots of garbage on the top of the screen.

anyone got a better ATR?

Try Vjetnam or Homesoft :)

Played both, initial thoughts were that Mr Do has nothing to worry about but still kinda fun... Going to make tha A8 Wide version the main game and as the gameplay is so similar, the 5200 Narrow version a bonus game along with Mr.Dig from Microdeal (thanks orph for reminding me of that one :thumbsup: ) .

I think the Wide Dig Dug is best, more in your face and I like the tune. Think both games may be better on NTSC than PAL as a seems a tad slow. I had about a dozen goes in the end so it ticks the one more go box.

Checkout post 1 for Mr.Dig and the bonus point challenges ;-)

now we have digdigdigdugdug :-o

Next season we must play ESC's Diamonds (which is a superb game and extremely intense; Brian the Blob still gives me nightmares :ponder: ). The sequel Dan Strikes Back is also a superb game... think I've still got enough ideas for another season or two ;)

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#9 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 3, 2011 6:36 PM

Are there any differences with the 5200 version other than the prettier screen?
In fact, didnt the 5200 version get an official release?
or am I going senile?

you know there's one way to find out... :grin:

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Posted Thu Nov 3, 2011 8:01 PM

Dig Dug "wide" cheats

The pump goes right thur the bad guys without pumping them up. :(


@trbb, what skill level for Mr Dig?

Edited by roadrunner, Thu Nov 3, 2011 8:30 PM.


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Posted Fri Nov 4, 2011 7:45 AM

Dig Dug "wide" cheats

The pump goes right thur the bad guys without pumping them up. :(


@trbb, what skill level for Mr Dig?

What! you don't want to play on BIG BABYs LEVEL ?!!!!!!
have a play and tell me what you think ;) (use left/right to set difficulty)

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Posted Fri Nov 4, 2011 12:45 PM

Just played Dig Dug wide, it's terrible compared to Dig Dug narrow. Surely most peoples carts will be Dig Dug narrow?

Edited by McKong, Fri Nov 4, 2011 12:48 PM.


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Posted Fri Nov 4, 2011 12:54 PM

Wide: 38160
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Posted Fri Nov 4, 2011 4:25 PM

Mis-remembered this game from my (mispent) youth - can't believe I voted for it :(

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Posted Fri Nov 4, 2011 8:39 PM

94180 - DD Wide


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Posted Fri Nov 4, 2011 8:53 PM


Dig Dug "wide" cheats

The pump goes right thur the bad guys without pumping them up. :(


@trbb, what skill level for Mr Dig?

What! you don't want to play on BIG BABYs LEVEL ?!!!!!!
have a play and tell me what you think ;) (use left/right to set difficulty)



I never was good at Mr Do
So i guess skill 4 50/50 would be good

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Posted Sat Nov 5, 2011 3:12 AM

Wide: 128620

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Posted Sat Nov 5, 2011 7:32 AM

10790 Narrow
8930 Wide

I loathe Wide. Narrow is infinitely more playable to me. Hopefully I can improve my score.

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Posted Sat Nov 5, 2011 8:14 AM



...
@trbb, what skill level for Mr Dig?

What! you don't want to play on BIG BABYs LEVEL ?!!!!!!
have a play and tell me what you think ;) (use left/right to set difficulty)

I never was good at Mr Do
So i guess skill 4 50/50 would be good

Ok I've had a proper go on Mr.Dig too... after an hour on the DigDugs playing this game is like a rocket!!! Here's what we'll do. Start on Baby (level 0) 100K max per level, so end your go then go onto the next one. Players can continue from the level they reached. (I'll updated post 1)

Played both Dig Dugs again, still like wide better but will make narrow full points if we get enough players for it too ;)

Wide 33,610
Level 1 bonus 3,970
Level 2 bonus 6,700
Narrow 37,450
Mr.Dig - Baby 100k + Big Baby 90k = 190k

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Posted Sat Nov 5, 2011 1:48 PM

Dig Dug "wide"


8,820

I don't like this version at all. :(

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Posted Sat Nov 5, 2011 5:22 PM

DigDigDigDugDugDug I Found a Bug!

playing "wide" the last baddie was escaping, I was firing along the top expecting to kill him and he seemed to leave but the game kept making the warning noise and I could carry on with the empty screen!
DigDigDigDugDugDugIFoundABug.jpg
Also I noticed that when you move left into the leftmost column, it thinks you are tunnelling and gives you the 10pts everytime! [no using this :twisted: ;-) ]

Now, not that I want any of you to disappear :twisted: but if you do want some extra gaming here are a couple of things you may like:
1 The Mighty Jill Off - play the beta, am sure Creature XL would appreciate some feedback. This excellent new game was narrowly pipped from winning this years abbuc software contest. (XL/XE only). Anyone playing/posting feedback will get 1HSC point bonus. Anyone completing the game (it's tough!) will earn 3pts (not me).
2 Zylon is runnig Millipede in the Atari 5200 HSC. Our version is allowed so if you play make sure you use the 1984 version, not the 1983 proto! If you have a 5200 also am sure those guys would like to see you play too, same for the 7800 and 2600 HSCs.
:)

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Posted Sat Nov 5, 2011 5:27 PM

@trbb - poobah made record in Narrow not Wide. Bug is in atr version in xex not.

L1 bonus:5090, L2 bonus:9710
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Posted Sat Nov 5, 2011 5:42 PM

@trbb - poobah made record in Narrow not Wide. Bug is in atr version in xex not.

L1 bonus:5090, L2 bonus:9710

I'm playing xex ver, only happened once so not a problem (so far!) - OK, if anyone beats that score on either version they'll earn a bonus point :thumbsup:

Looks like this is going to be a tough contest to earn the HSC wins (not looking like me at the moment, still there's 2 weeks left to play and I'm working on my tunnelling strategy ;) )

p.s. Diz do you remember playing Digger back at Rockwell?!

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Posted Sun Nov 6, 2011 12:13 AM

I can't get Mighty Jill Off to play correct.
I Dl'd the fixed xex
This is what it looks like.

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Posted Sun Nov 6, 2011 4:44 AM

@roadrunner - on Atari800win work good

Hahaha what a time! :))) - soory :( Seagal on TV ;) For me this game is good work! Difficulity is on appropriate level with one hard moment - block spikes. How little need for a good game - scroll and nice idea ;)

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