Welcome back to another retro gaming post. My first retro gaming post was about Carmen Sandiego being the most stylish criminal. Today’s post is going back to the popular arcade games. My absolute favorite arcade game ever has to be Dig Dug. My younger self had a Dig Dug emulator on my old computer and I spent too much of my time playing this game. Dig Dug is a cute little game that’s strangely addicting.
Briefly, Dig Dug had a featured cameo in Wreck It Ralph. I wish Dig Dug had a bigger role in this movie, but sadly they are only seen in passing. Dig Dug was a creation in the 80’s thanks to the Japanese company, Namco. Atari snatched the license for Dig Dug and made it playable on most of their machines. Dig Dug is named after the monster killer as he goes under ground to eliminate the “Pooka” and the “Fygar” The Pooka is that little blob with the yellow googles while the Fygar is the green dragon that’s oddly adorable in this screenshot above.
Each game places the Dig Dug in the center of the map. At first, the pookas and the fygars are contained in their areas. Throughout the rounds, they can fly up to meet the Dig Dug to try and kill him. The rocks are especially useful because if the Dig Dug passes underneath the rocks, they become loose and can drop on the unsuspected Fygar.
So you want to play Dig Dug now, right? There are a bunch of websites that have an emulator able to play Dig Dug. I found one that’s pretty good that I will link at the end of this post. Let me know in the comments what your favorite arcade game is? Obviously you already know what mine is. 🙂