I had this game on my atari and still do. I used to play it all the time and it was soo fun. But now I lost my atari power plug I was relieved to find this in the shops. I is just like the old one with lots of new ideas and features to bring it to the new age like breaking cliffs to fall mosters.
The main game consists of you playing through and digging your way around the level to pick up items and then also to kill the creatures, the game has lots of good gameplay and is defaintely very retro in the fact that you still see losts of the old levels.
You can find your way through the game doing lots of other things other than just killing mosters, and thegame does get quite difficult at some points. However the nostalgia is lost in the game as some the new features don't really work that well with the game.
When you are trying to take down the cliffs you have to concentrate on the monster on the top screen and digging around underground(well you just walk around making a path behind you in the game). But you get too interested in the bottom screen to realise where the monster moves too. Which doesn't help.
I definaely say its something possibly worth taking a look at but there are better DS games out there
When I was a kid I used to play Dig Dug in the local video shop. I can remember piling up my 10p coins on the machine to reserve the next 4 or 5 games, I was that addicted.
When this came to the Nintendo DS it was a must buy, but I missed the initial launch. By the time I purchased it, I paid around £12.99. It offers a single player mode and 1-2 player wireless play (multi-card so both players need a copy of the game). It is rated 'E' for everyone.
The idea is that you dig your way through various levels, collecting items and power-ups, whilst avoiding enemies and/or rocks from squashing you. As you collect, the top screen displays various enemy bosses that you must sink, then you progress to the next level.
The graphics are very simple, but good enough for the game that this recreates. The sound is equally as simple, but again adequate. This is a bargain title, for a very addictive type of gameplay, so is recommended.
The tireless underground hero Dig Dug returns in Dig Dug Digging Strike as a group of nasty monsters have infested his home island. Using the top screen of the Nintendo DS, players will navigate a series of islands above ground, avoiding enemies while seeking out tunnels to head below the surface. Once underground, the action heads to the lower screen, where Dig Dug must activate a series of fault lines to break apart the islands and send his enemies to the bottom of the sea.