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THE DIG DUG THREAD!

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Hey AAers!  This is a thread dedicated to my favorite game of all time:

DIG DUG!

This thread can be about the original arcade game, its sequels, spinoffs, any pictures you want to post, information, memories you have of the game or related games, videos, your high scores, whatever!!!

 

My best score at the arcade game (via MAME, and I used default settings and NO CHEATS!):

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The oft-seen stand up cabinet that I have in my living room:

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And a picture of DIG DUG himself; his real name is TAIZO HORI (which means "I want to dig!").

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Me in my Halloween costume as Dig Dug about 9 years ago:

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ANYTHING Dig Dug related, folks!  Post away!!!

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You are one dedicated fan! I only can say my enjoyment of the game increased dramatically when I realized you can hunt the veggies and score huuuuuuge. Other than that, it was always a game that was ok with me, but not halloween costume ok.

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I love these-- there's a series of YouTube Flash animation episodes of various Namco characters, including Dig Dug.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1viSQk5PiU0

Also, here's the cabaret cabinet of DIG DUG, and the sit-down version, both of which I recall seeing BITD.

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this is relevant to my interests ;)

 

it's kind of an odd game, but I really like the sequel as well.  The added mechanic of drilling the islands is kinda neat.

I especially like that 10th level-- where if you act fast you can get a TON of points!

 

Here's a look at the Namco Museum DIG DUG room (Playstation):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrsH7XOZqOg

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Great game, always liked it a lot.

 

(I'm still upset that the Xbox 360 version screwed me out of the achievement where you dig all the dirt on a level... I sure did it, and nothing happened, years ago)..

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I've scored above 100k, but never above 200k in MAME.  I really like the game, but for some reason I refuse to use the continue feature.  I think it is more fun to let the clock run out and just play from the beginning each time.  That has probably slowed me down on the path to mastering it, but I don't really care.

 

I appreciate the creativity in the design of Dig Dug.  Maze games were so popular, and yet they challenged themselves to create a "reverse" maze game where you dig the maze.  I think it is brilliant

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Have you guys tried out Zig Zag? It's a total bootleg, but it adds a pickaxe to the gameplay which makes you dig faster... so it's an interesting variation to try once or twice if you haven't already.

 

I remember as a kid that's all we had around for the most part. I knew of ONE single Dig Dug around the places I knew, and it was a cocktail :lol:

 

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Have you guys tried out Zig Zag? It's a total bootleg, but it adds a pickaxe to the gameplay which makes you dig faster... so it's an interesting variation to try once or twice if you haven't already.

 

I remember as a kid that's all we had around for the most part. I knew of ONE single Dig Dug around the places I knew, and it was a cocktail icon_lol.gif

 

I also played this a lot as a kid.  As bootlegs go, it was one of the less-prevalent ones I can remember seeing, but it was close enough to where we lived that it was in regular rotation.

 

Interestingly, the game is attributed to Taito do Brasil, who were fairly prolific at making knockoffs but still a quasi-independent part of Taito proper.  Their [url=https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=pt&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Faugustocampos.net%2Ftaito-brasil%2F&edit-text=&act=url]history[/url] (machine-translated from the original Portuguese) is pretty interesting.

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My review of ZIG ZAG:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jvp9S24y_gg

Thought it was pretty crappy.

 

Fair enough icon_mrgreen.gif

 

I have something of an appreciation for bootlegs and oddities in part due to the inherent crappiness that a lot of them have, though the circumstances behind their creation and distribution are what really interest me.  If nothing else, this one's at least an interesting footnote in Dig Dug's history.

 

That said, I can completely understand why I'm one of the few people who would actually say that.  The original is definitely way more polished.

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