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Dig Dug Deeper
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Developer(s) Creature Labs
Publisher(s) Infogrames
Designer Designer Missing
status Status Missing
Release date October 31, 2001
Mode(s) Single player
Age rating(s) ESRB: Everyone
Platform(s) PC
Arcade system Arcade System Missing
Media CD
Input PC
Credits | Soundtrack | Codes | Walkthrough
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Dig Dug Deeper Screenshot

Dig Dug Deeper is a 3D remake of the original Dig Dug. It was released for Windows in 2001 by Infogrames. As well as the classic underground world, it has an outside world, much like Dig Dug II The original concepts from the original are still there, but new ideas have been added.


The character, Taizo Hori, is equipped with his usual weapon, the pump. Gameplay progresses as Taizo moves from planet to planet, each with a different number of levels, which each have underground levels. On the planet's surface, the gameplay is 3D, and there are a variety of holes. At first, there are no enemies on the surface, but Taizo can still fire his pump in eight directions, the usual, plus diagonally. These holes are closed, but when first reaching a level, a Pooka will jump out, opening a mound. If Taizo is maneuvered into it, the gameplay will shift to underground mode. This mode is basically the same as the original game, but with few more features described later. The enemies can "ghost" through walls at certain times too. After all but one of the enemies are destroyed, the remaining one will begin to flee at double-speed to the top of the level, which now has a tunnel to the surface. If the player destroys it, it the level ends, and Taizo appears back on the surface. If it escapes, the same occurs, but now the enemy is on the surface. It still must be killed, but is harder, because its movement is no longer limited to just four directions. Game play goes on like this for the rest of the game.



The Pooka as featured in the original arcade game. It has no abilities, but its touch is still lethal to Dig Dug. It takes 4 pumps to destroy.

Elastic Pooka[]

The same as the Pooka, but blue and takes 10 pumps to kill.


The same as the original Fygar in Dig Dug. Like a Pooka, its touch is lethal, but it can breathe flames! However, regular Fygars can only shoot fire horizontally. All Fygars take 4 pumps to kill.

Elite Fygar[]

The same as a Fygar except is purple colored and can fire up and down as well!

Really, Really Angry Fygar[]

Yes, that is its real name. This Fygar breathes long jets of flame that bend around corners.



These will fall when a path has been cleared beneath them, crushing everything beneath them, including Taizo. However, once one hit an enemy, it scores massive points. The regular boulder shares all the properties of its original Dig Dug counterpart.

Round Boulders[]

Identical to the boulder, but can roll along corridors.

Exploding Boulders[]

Strangely, these boulders don't roll or fall. They are bluish and when a tunnel is dug close enough to allow oxygen to get to them, they vibrate and explode a few seconds later. This destroys any monsters near them, plus Taizo!

Flaming Boulders[]

Same as exploding boulders, but are red, and when they explode, fire courses through the tunnels around them, incinerating anything in its path.

Gas Pockets[]

These white colored pockets flood out through surrounding tunnels, and anything caught in the gas in destroyed.

Lava Pockets[]

Same as gas pockets, but only flow down.

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