Dig Dug

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Follow this link for info about the review system. 1 = Terrible, 5 = Awesome!

Very good port of the arcade game, allegedly finished off from something started by Atarisoft.

Dig DugGraphics: 4
Sound: 4
Replay Value: 4
Notes: 1-player game; Easter Egg
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Dig Dug is a pretty strong port of the arcade game, as far as I can tell. I'm not that familiar with the original. Once you've played for awhile, the game gets pretty tough. It's solid and fun, and above average overall. For an INTV Corp. game, it's average to slightly better. However, there is an Easter Egg of the best kind in this game - another hidden game! Best Score: [Dig Dug: 15270 (Level 8)] [Deadly Dogs: 203000]




ROM No ROM variants have been identified.
Box So far, two variations have been found.
Manual No variations have been found.
Overlays Custom overlays have been designed and distributed by Psycho Stormtrooper.
Label No variations have been found.
Easter Eggs Two Easter eggs exist - credits and a hidden game.




A total of two Dig Dug box variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Dig Dug Box (INTV Corporation 9005) INTV Corporation 9005 None   Has 'FOR ONE PLAYER' sticker on front and back covering original box text; UPC barcode on bottom flap, but no game title; no origin or copyright date
Dig Dug Box (INTV Corporation 9005) INTV Corporation 9005 None   'FOR ONE PLAYER' error has been corrected on front and back of box; UPC barcode on bottom flap, but no game title; no origin or copyright date; cmart and JasonlikesINTV pointed out that this version also has purple tunnels, rather than the dark blue of the other version




Only one version of the manual has been found for Dig Dug.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Dig Dug Manual (INTV Corporation 9005) INTV Corporation 9005 1987   Folds along top edge




Only one version of the overlay has been found for Dig Dug.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Image not available. INTV Corporation N/A None   Custom overlay designed by Psycho Stormtrooper




Only one version of the label has been found for Dig Dug.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Dig Dug Label (INTV Corporation) INTV Corporation N/A None   Large label, square corners; game title in large bold font




Title Screen Title screen for Dig Dug.
Dig! Dug! DigDugDig! DigDugDug! Nicely rendered—you even get a multi-colored dude! This game also illustrates the limitations of the Intellivision's graphics—only a 16-color palette further limited by the graphics mode of the STIC. Still, a well-done game. The sound effects and music are, once again, quite good.





Title Screen Easter Egg

Credit: Joe Zbiciak (Not Your Average Joe)

Right Controller: Press and hold: [1],[5],[9],[enter] and up+left on disc (OUCH!)
Press Reset
Easter Egg: The title screen shows a programmer credit.

Deadly Dogs! Title Screen

Hidden Game Easter Egg

Credit: The official Intellivision Lives! site

Left Controller: Press and hold: [4],[7]
Right Controller: Press and hold: [4],[7]
Press Reset
Easter Egg: The title screen now reads Deadly Dogs! - Tron Deadly Discs meets BurgerTime.

Deadly Dogs! Title Screen Deadly Dogs Game Grid

the1hatman of Lonely Carts Club fame has created a beautiful hand-made box and overlays set to keep a loose copy of Dig Dug in, devoted just to this awesome Easter egg! The interior of the box incorporates his signature cartridge and manual retention system and sports even more excellent artwork!

Original Box Art Deadly Dogs! Overlay

Custom Deadly Dogs! Box by Lonely Carts Club Custom Deadly Dogs! Overlay by Lonely Carts Club



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