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Game #2736
Digger   Collection: WISE Games
Action   Arcade

Rating: 8.91 (407 votes)

Digger box cover

Digger screenshot
Undoubtedly the most successful game from Windmill Software, Digger is a timeless action classic that combines the best elements of Atari’s Dig Dug and Mr. Do. MobyGames says it all about this masterpiece that remains one of the most fondly remembered games for old-timers: “Dig through underground tunnels as you pick up gems. Drop bags of gold on the bad guys, then pick up the gold afterwards--or, kill the monsters using your one-shot gun (refuels after 30 seconds).... Digger is a classic in all respect. Its graphics are good, music great, controls excellent and playability level unmatched at the time. It was technically remarkable, way ahead of its time, with polyphonic music and sound effects, simplistic but effective computer AI and an amazing charm which keeps people playing it to this day. It's obvious that Digger's ideas were stolen from existing games, but Windmill managed to improve them greatly.”

If you ever wonder how a game can fit under 50KB and still provides a lot more fun than many of today’s bloated, multiple-CD, 3D extravaganza, Digger is the best example. A true classic in every respect, and a must-have for every serious action fan. Also be sure to check out the outstanding remastered version by Andrew M. Jenner, which adds optional VGA graphics, record and playback options, and even a two-player simultaneous mode. Rustic Classics below is also a great (and funny!) Digger clone that is well worth a look.

Reviewed by: Underdogs

Designer: Unknown
Developer: Windmill Software
Publisher: Windmill Software
Year: 1983
Software Copyright: Windmill Software
Theme:  
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:
Related Links: Digger Remastered, Rustic Classics, Skyman's Digger site
Links:    
If you like this game, try: Boulderdash, Styx, Big Top

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