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#1 Deteacher OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 5, 2013 8:05 AM

We're starting the new season with an oldie but a goodie (Hey, aren't they all?) :) The game is Dig Dug!






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Dig tunnels underground and use an air pump to inflate and blow-up your enemies. You can also drop rocks on your foes. Dislodge two rocks and a bonus fruit or vegetable will appear in the center of the screen. A level ends when all the enemies have been destroyed.






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Game Information
Game Name: Dig Dug
Released By: Atari/Namco 1982
MAME ROMset: digdug
Dip Switches: Default (3 lives, bonus lives at 10K, 40K and every 40K, easy difficulty)
Chosen By: Voceli (others picked it too, but the RNG chose Vocelli.) :)
ROM Location: http://www.romnation...-Dug-rev-2.html (See Notes about ROMs)
AtariAge Arcade/MAME HSC Record: 95,580: patbb in season 3, week 2

NOTES ABOUT ROMS: MAME romsets are now specific to the version of MAME. It's possible that the ROM in the link above may not work, depending on the version of MAME you have. Consider my ROM location to me more of a "jumping off point" for you. If this does not work for you, you will have to look for a correct ROM on your own. Feel free to help others out in their search for a working ROM.

SCORING 1st place will get 15 points, 2nd place, 14pts, etc. etc. etc. Screenshots are not required for submitting scores, but it would be nice to see a screenshot for verification.

BONUS CHALLENGE: Remove all the dirt on any level to receive 3 bonus points! Must provide screenshot to receive bonus points.

Current High Scores: Updated to post #62:

1. 1,279,870: hepcat (15)
2. 683,930: Vocelli (14)
3. 300,740: M.A.M.E. Offender (13)
4. 279,600: patbb[+3] (15)
5. 219,970: Deteacher [+3] (14)
6. 195,440: Classicgamer_277330 [+3] (13)
7. 177,130: Beaver on the Wood (9)
8. 67,530: Fallout_002 ( 8 )
9. 65,690: NIKON [+3] (10)
10. 62,200: kane [+3] (9)
11. 58,250: Darthkur (5)
12. 52,510: Mangia-Boy (4)
13. 48,030: wispfollower (3)
14. 45,740: bigbee99 [+3] (5)
15. 45,100: Liduario (1)
16. 42,200: mr. toast (1)
17. 37,870: roadrunner (1)
18. 31,240: Mister VCS (1)
19. 28,850: asponge (1)
20. 22,330: jblenkle (1)
21. 21,830: Homerwannabe (1)

Points Leaderboard:



This week's competition ends at Midnight on Sunday, January 13th, (EST)

Edited by Deteacher, Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:55 PM.


#2 roadrunner OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 5, 2013 2:11 PM

Is the default difficulty "easy"?

Edited by roadrunner, Sat Jan 5, 2013 2:12 PM.


#3 Deteacher OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 5, 2013 4:46 PM

I just got home from work...let me fire up my cab and find out what the factory default setting is. I'll get back to you on that.

EDIT: Just checked the settings on my machine. Here's what came up:

Difficulty: Easy
Bonus Lives: 10K, 40K and every 40K
Starting Lives: 3

I've updated this in the first post. We'll play with these settings. In the future, I'll try to put the dip switch settings in the OP. This will be a learning experience for me, so please bear with me.

Edited by Deteacher, Sat Jan 5, 2013 5:20 PM.


#4 classicgamer_27330 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 5, 2013 8:12 PM

let's go for it, ready to get my arcade skills on

Edited by classicgamer_27330, Sat Jan 5, 2013 9:13 PM.


#5 classicgamer_27330 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 6, 2013 12:31 AM

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lets set the bar high

#6 M.A.M.E Offender OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 6, 2013 7:18 AM

Yeah boys! Let the fun begin!
Lookin forward to the end of my work shift here in Newfoundland so I can submit my first score of the season.

74,000 is a pretty good entry score.

#7 NIKON OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 6, 2013 2:28 PM

My first meager offering

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#8 patbb OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 6, 2013 5:14 PM

52,280
+Clean board ... I think. I was not able to remove the top portion

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#9 Deteacher OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 6, 2013 5:46 PM

Here's my first submission: 56,550!

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I don't get much time to play, but I'm going to do my best to keep up with you guys! :)

NIKON, make sure you have the correct dip switch settings. Bonus lives at 10K, 40K and every 40K thereafter. From your screenshot, it looks like you've got it set to only 10K and 40K. :)

#10 Deteacher OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 6, 2013 5:47 PM

52,280
+Clean board ... I think. I was not able to remove the top portion


Yep! That's it! Good work! :)

#11 classicgamer_27330 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 6, 2013 6:28 PM

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Edited by classicgamer_27330, Sun Jan 6, 2013 6:30 PM.


#12 Deteacher OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 6, 2013 7:09 PM

New High Score for me: 86,950!

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#13 roadrunner OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 6, 2013 7:56 PM

37,870

#14 jblenkle OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 6, 2013 8:10 PM

Dig Dug - 19,550
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Hey, how come my screen colors are different than everyone elses???

Edited by jblenkle, Sun Jan 6, 2013 8:23 PM.


#15 Deteacher OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 6, 2013 9:20 PM

Dig Dug - 19,550
Attached File  joe's digdug - 19,550.png   5.17KB   5 downloads

Hey, how come my screen colors are different than everyone elses???


The screen colors change every 4-5 levels. Those are the correct colors for round 7. :)

#16 classicgamer_27330 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 6, 2013 10:30 PM

AtariAge Arcade/MAME HSC Record: 95,580: patbb in season 3, week 2


that's a former atariage record now

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Edited by classicgamer_27330, Sun Jan 6, 2013 10:32 PM.


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Posted Sun Jan 6, 2013 10:45 PM

First attempt:

41,310
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#18 Vocelli OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 6, 2013 10:50 PM

Well Guys.
I actually own the stand up Arcade Game of Dig Dug from the 80's. That is why I have picked this game.
Expect some massive scores if I can find the time.

#19 bigbee99 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 6, 2013 11:19 PM

Nothing special but I'm on the board with...

30,720

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#20 NIKON OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 6, 2013 11:43 PM

NO DIRT.

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Posted Mon Jan 7, 2013 3:01 AM

I'm in Austria for work right now and I did bring my crappy USB gamepad to play but I suspect I will tire of that quickly. Anyway, it's good to be back nonetheless.

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Posted Mon Jan 7, 2013 3:45 AM

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#23 patbb OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 7, 2013 8:10 AM

that's a former atariage record now

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Last time we played at Difficulty: Medium

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Posted Mon Jan 7, 2013 10:31 AM

58,250

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#25 classicgamer_27330 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 7, 2013 6:17 PM

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