Time until Dig Dug release!

Already released in North America [NA] on Arcade

RegionTime leftPlatform
North America [NA]Arcade
North America [NA]Atari 8-bit
Japan [JP]PC-8801
North America [NA]Texas Instruments TI-99
North America [NA]PC DOS
North America [NA]Commodore VIC-20
North America [NA]Commodore C64/128
North America [NA]Atari 5200
Japan [JP]Sharp X1
North America [NA]Atari 2600
Japan [JP]MSX
North America [NA]Apple II
Japan [JP]FM-7
Japan [JP]Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
North America [NA]Intellivision
North America [NA]Atari 7800
Japan [JP]Family Computer Disk System
North America [NA]Game Boy
Japan [JP]Game Boy Advance
North America [NA]Xbox Live Arcade
Japan [JP]Nintendo 3DS



Dig Dug is a 1-2 player arcade game in which you have to use your shovel to dig your way through the earth. Stopping you from doing this are two monsters, called Pooka and Fygar, who will continually chase you around. The only weapon that you carry is an air pump, which you can use to inflate the monsters to the point where they explode. (if you start to inflate them but stop doing so, the monsters will get turned back to their normal selves). Furthermore, rocks are scattered throughout the earth, and you can use these rocks to squash them. If the monsters do not find you for several seconds, they will eventually get turned into ghosts, which are able to walk through the earth. They are invincible and cannot be killed. From time to time, vegetables will appear in the center, and you can get these for points.