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On 7/1/2019 at 9:00 PM, negative1 said:

 

 

 

  • Official Bandai Namco Entertainment product – 14 scale playable replica of the original 1980s Dig Dug arcade cabinet

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14 Scale?  EAT THAT, WORLD'S LARGEST PAC-MAN!

 

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4 hours ago, x=usr(1536) said:

 

14 Scale?  EAT THAT, WORLD'S LARGEST PAC-MAN!

 

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That was just a copy paste error from the original page.

 

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i've been working on my 5 man only dig dug scores to get to 1,000,000 again.

 

looking at all the youtube videos out there for maximising points.

 

here's my take, using savestates for the first 12 levels:

 

1) maxing out, either means killing all enemies with one rock

2) leaving 1 enemy, and getting the fruit

3) leaving 2 enemies, getting the fruit, and killing both with a rock, or one

 

*I don't care about eating all the dirt on the levels, that takes too long

===================================================

 

 

 

 

I can do these pretty consistently, and running through the levels, leaves with a lot less points

(but is safer).

 

here's some scores listed

 

Dig Dug Scores
=============================
rock
number points 
1    1000
2    2500
3    4000
4    6000
5    8000
6    10000
7    12000
8    15000


Max Score = Kill most enemies with rocks+fruit if possible
(no dirt)

Level Fruit     Pooka     Fygar    Score(no fruit) Score(with fruit)
==================================================================
001    400    3    1    6000        4400 
002    600    3    2    8000 [14000]    6600 [11000]
003    800    3    2    8000 [22000]    6800 [17800]
004    1000    3    2    8000 [30000]    7000 [24800]
005    1000    3    3    10000[40000]    9000 [33800]
006    2000    2    4    10000[50000]    10000[43800]
007    2000    4    3    12000[62000]    12000[55800]
008    3000    4    3    12000[74000]    13000[68800]
009    3000    4    4    15000[89000]    15000[83800]
010    4000    4    4    15000[104000]   16000[99800]
011    4000    4    4    15000[119000]   16000[115800]
-----------------------------------------------------------------
012    5000    4    4    15000[134000]   17000[132800]
013    5000    4    4    15000[149000]   17000[149800]
014    6000    4    4    15000[164000]    18000[167800]
015    6000    4    4    15000[179000]   18000[185800]
-----------------------------------------------------------------
016    7000    4    4    15000[194000]    19000[204800]
017    7000    4    4    15000[209000]   19000[223800]
018    8000    4    4    15000[224000]    20000[243800]
019    8000    4    4    15000[239000]    20000[263800]
-----------------------------------------------------------------
020    8000    4    4    15000[254000]    20000[283800]
021    8000    4    4    15000[269000]    20000[303800]
022    8000    4    4    15000[284000]   20000[323800]
023    8000    4    4    15000[299000]    20000[343800]
-----------------------------------------------------------------
024    8000    4    4    15000[314000]   20000[363800]
025    8000    4    4    15000[329000]    20000[383800]
026    8000    4    4    15000[344000]    20000[403800]
027    8000    4    4    15000[359000]    20000[423800]
-----------------------------------------------------------------
028    8000    4    4    15000[374000]    20000[443800]
029    8000    4    4    15000[389000]   20000[463800]
030    8000    4    4    15000[404000]    20000[483800]
031    8000    4    4    15000[419000]    20000[503800]
======================================================================
032    8000    4    4    15000[434000]    20000[523800]
033    8000    4    4    15000[449000]    20000[543800]
034    8000    4    4    15000[464000]    20000[563800]
035    8000    4    4    15000[479000]    20000[583800]

033    8000    4    4    15000[494000]    20000[603800]
034    8000    4    4    15000[509000]    20000[623800]
035    8000    4    4    15000[524000]    20000[643800]
036    8000    4    4    15000[539000]    20000[663800]

037    8000    4    4    15000[554000]    20000[683800]
038    8000    4    4    15000[569000]    20000[703800]
039    8000    4    4    15000[584000]    20000[723800]
040    8000    4    4    15000[599000]    20000[743800]

041    8000    4    4    15000[614000]    20000[763800]
042    8000    4    4    15000[629000]    20000[783800]
043    8000    4    4    15000[644000]    20000[803800]
044    8000    4    4    15000[659000]    20000[823800]

045    8000    4    4    15000[674000]    20000[843800]
046    8000    4    4    15000[689000]    20000[863800]
047    8000    4    4    15000[704000]    20000[883800]
048    8000    4    4    15000[719000]    20000[903800]

049    8000    4    4    15000[734000]    20000[923800]
050    8000    4    4    15000[749000]    20000[943800]
051    8000    4    4    15000[764000]    20000[963800]
052    8000    4    4    15000[779000]    20000[983800]

053    8000    4    4    15000[794000]    20000[1003800]
054    8000    4    4    15000[809000]    20000[1023800]
055    8000    4    4    15000[824000]    20000[1043800]
056    8000    4    4    15000[839000]    20000[1063800]
-------------------------------------------------------------------
057    8000    4    4    15000[854000]    20000[1083800]
058    8000    4    4    15000[869000]    20000[1103800]
059    8000    4    4    15000[884000]    20000[1123800]
060    8000    4    4    15000[899000]    20000[1143800]

061    8000    4    4    15000[914000]    20000[1163800]
062    8000    4    4    15000[929000]    20000[1183800]
063    8000    4    4    15000[944000]    20000[1203800]
064    8000    4    4    15000[959000]    20000[1223800]

065    8000    4    4    15000[974000]    20000[1243800]
066    8000    4    4    15000[989000]    20000[1263800]
067    8000    4    4    15000[1004000]    20000[1283800]
068    8000    4    4    15000[1019000]    20000[1303800]
---------------------------------------------------------
069    8000    4    4    15000[1034000]    20000[1323800]
070    8000    4    4    15000[1049000]    20000[1343800]
071    8000    4    4    15000[1064000]    20000[1363800]
072    8000    4    4    15000[1079000]    20000[1383800]

073    8000    4    4    15000[1094000]    20000[1403800]
074    8000    4    4    15000[1109000]    20000[1423800]
075    8000    4    4    15000[1124000]    20000[1443800]
076    8000    4    4    15000[1139000]    20000[1463800]

077    8000    4    4    15000[1154000]    20000[1483800]
078    8000    4    4    15000[1169000]    20000[1503800]
079    8000    4    4    15000[1184000]    20000[1523800]
080    8000    4    4    15000[1199000]    20000[1543800]

081    8000    4    4    15000[1214000]    20000[1563800]
082    8000    4    4    15000[1229000]    20000[1583800]
083    8000    4    4    15000[1244000]    20000[1603800]
084    8000    4    4    15000[1259000]    20000[1623800]

085    8000    4    4    15000[1274000]    20000[1643800]
086    8000    4    4    15000[1289000]    20000[1663800]
087    8000    4    4    15000[1304000]    20000[1683800]
088    8000    4    4    15000[1319000]    20000[1703800]

089    8000    4    4    15000[1334000]    20000[1723800]
090    8000    4    4    15000[1349000]    20000[1743800]
092    8000    4    4    15000[1364000]    20000[1763800]
093    8000    4    4    15000[1379000]    20000[1783800]

094    8000    4    4    15000[1394000]    20000[1803800]
095    8000    4    4    15000[1409000]    20000[1823800]
096    8000    4    4    15000[1424000]    20000[1843800]
097    8000    4    4    15000[1439000]    20000[1863800]

098    8000    4    4    15000[1454000]    20000[1883800]
099    8000    4    4    15000[1469000]    20000[1903800]
100    8000    4    4    15000[1484000]    20000[1923800]
=====================================================================

 

 

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The Pac-Man cocktail table (yellow, or black), has a different ROM revision

than the countercade:

 

 

 

The countercade has the 5man only settings (extra at 20k/60k), while this

version has the more common  extras at 10k, 40k, and every 40k up to 880k,

which makes it easier.

 

I increased my score to 693210 with 5 men, round 55:

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turhZW9.jpg

 

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Dig Dug - Arcade 1up countercade

Namco ROM revision 2 - No slow down, killscreen level 256

Men - 5 men only (extra at 20k, and 60k only)

1,000,070, round 64

 

Tried to stop at max score, but not quite:

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GWKUs1s.jpg

 

 

Video :

 

 

 

 

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Ok, no dig dug here.

But Arcade 1up id redoing their countercades,  7 inch -> 6 inch screens, smaller bezel, smaller footprint, but $99

 

so maybe they will re-release Dig Dug:

 

 

 

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I've been playing the JAKKS Dig Dug via MAME 0.217,

its fairly accurate, and patterns work. The screen

scrolls down to maintain the aspect ratio on a 4:3 TV.

The sound and colors are slightly off too, but still a great version:

 

 

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Namco Jakks Dig Dug Gameplay, highlights to 1,000,000 and beyond:

 

 

 

Details here:

Used a savestate near 1,000,000 to continue
--------------------------------------------
Video shows bootup, and 
0:00 - 9:16 -  First 13 levels - 114k

Time    Level   Score Notes
--------------------------------------------
 9:17 - 11:09 - Round 28 - 30   - 410k
11:13 - 13:47   Round 66 - 68  Gameplay up to 999,990 and quit
13:48 - 17:14   Round 67 - 73  Gameplay after 1,000,000 - 1,115,180

============================================

 

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My stuffed Pooka is one of my most treasured gaming items.  He (she?) livens up any game room.

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21 minutes ago, Tempest said:

My stuffed Pooka is one of my most treasured gaming items.  He (she?) livens up any game room.

picture?

 

i need to get dot.s pixel art toy someday:

digdug.jpg

 

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About the JAKKS Dig Dug, played it some more,

and it turns out to be interesting.

 

Levels 136-255 - It Includes the 'slow waves'.

 

On level 256, the killscreen, it shows it, and then bypasses it,

causing the levels to cycle back to 1 again. Which is their fix for it. Very odd, and it gives you and extra man.

 

 

 

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Namco Pac-Man 256 plug n play
=============================
Dig Dug Glitches
---------------------------------
The early Namco versions of Dig Dug have an
interesting effect in the higher levels.

 

The monsters start slowing down at the top of the
screen, and then slow down completely on the entire
level.

 

They look like they're not moving, but they are
actually moving very slowly. As you go through
each level, they start moving again, faster and faster,
finally reaching regular speed.

 

On the Pac-Man 256 plug and play, the program
has several counter issues, and level issues.

 

The levels repeat in several areas, and the
monster slowdown happens on a different
level.

 

Dig dug plays normally through these levels,
but there are many level glitches later on:

 

These highlights show the intro, and then from levels
70-100, and then from 154-160, which resets back to 0.

 

levels        note
===========================================================
001 - 075       levels normal, monsters constantly speed up
075 - 070       game jumped back from 75 to 70
070 - 083       Normal gameplay
-----------------------------------------------------------
084 - 085       Frygars get stuck and slow down only at top of screen
085 - 080       game jumped back from 85 to 80
080 - 087       Frygars get stuck and slow down only at top of screen
-----------------------------------------------------------
          All monsters get stuck and slow down on board
088 - 095
095 - 090 jumped back from 95 to 90
090 - 099
100       Flowers at top reset, level counter resets to 0
101 - 105
105 - 100 jumped back from 105 to 100
100 - 115
115 - 110 jumped back from 115 to 110
110 - 125
125 - 120 jumped back from 125 to 120
120 - 135
135 - 130 jumped back from 135 to 130
130 - 133 scored 576k [ingame scoreboard 51]
133 - 145
145 - 140 jumped back from 145 to 140
140 - 155
155 - 150 jumped back from 155 to 150
-------------------
150 - 159
160        resets to level 0, monsters are still moving slowly, but speeding up
=============================================
45 boards repeated, so actually 205 levels played.

No kill screen.
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576k slow game - no continues:

 

 

start
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110 - 115
115 - 110 jumped back from 115 to 110
110 - 125
125 - 120 jumped back from 125 to 120
120 - 135
135 - 130 jumped back from 135 to 130
130 - 133
------------------
23+15 boards repeated = 38 boards


 

Whats interesting is of course, the levels are much easier, when everybody's going slow.

But it throws off your timing, and you have to compensate for the delay when they're travelling through the dirt.

 

Of course, you can lead everybody up to the top to slow them down.

 

I can probably get to a million if I practice hard, but with 5 men total, i basically ran through the boards,

and wasn't patient enough to be greedy through all the boards.

 

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