Dig Dug
Dig Dug
Publisher Namco (JP)

Atari (NA)

Platform(s) Arcade (primarily)
Genre Maze
Release Date April 19, 1982
Episodes 1
Playlist Game Theory: The Complete Series
Theorist Game Guide
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Game information

Dig Dug is a 1982 arcade game developed and published by Namco. The objective is to dig underground and kill ground-dwelling creatures by blowing them up via air pumps, or by dropping rocks on them. The creatures are Pookas (round, red monsters with goggles modeled after tomatoes) and Frygars (green fire-breathing dragons). The playable character is Dig Dug, who dresses in white and blue and can dig underground. It takes four pumps total to kill a creature; stopping halfway will either deflate or be stunned. Bonus items can appear. Level progression is determined by how far down the player is able to dig.


Game Theory

Game Theory subjects
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