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For detailed information about this series, see: Dig Dug on Wikipedia

Dig Dug is a series of maze video games created by Namco and part of the UGSF universe. The released games are:

  • Dig Dug (April 19, 1982), Arcade. Later released for Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 7800, ColecoVision, Intellivision, Apple II, Atari 400/800, Commodore VIC-20, Commodore 64, IBM PC, Texas Instruments TI-99/4A, Famicom/NES, MSX, Game Boy Color, mobile phone and Wii Virtual Console.
  • Dig Dug II (1985), Arcade. Later released for Famicom/NES and Wii Virtual Console.
  • Dig Dug Arrangement (March 1996), Arcade. A remake of Dig Dug released within Namco Classic Collection Vol. 2
  • Dig Dug Deeper (October 31 , 2001), PC.
  • Dig Dug Arrangement (February 24, 2005), PSP. A different version than the one from 1996, it was rereleased as a stand-alone game for iOS in 2009, titled Dig Dug Remix and also including the original Dig Dug.
  • Dig Dug: Digging Strike (September 8, 2005), Nintendo DS.
  • Dig Dug Island: Minami no Jima no Pukapukapon (2007), PC. Only released in Japan.
  • Dig Dug S (December 2010), Online. Found on Facebook.com. Removed from the site on March 19, 2013.

Only the first two games feature original gameplay, the later ones either feature the same gameplay from the first game, or a combination of the two games' gameplay.

Links to other series

Note: if a series unrelated to Dig Dug is revealed to take place in the same continuity in the official UGSF timeline, it's still not included here, since no direct link between them ever happened. See UGSF Timeline to know what games take place in its continuity.

Direction Series Date Description Type


5Arrow R Pole Position198207 July 1982The upright version by Atari of the arcadePole Position features billboards advertising Dig Dug.2
5Arrow R Mr. Do!198212 December 1982The gameplay of Mr. Do! is based on Dig Dug.3
5Arrow R Sky Kid198512 December 1985Pooka from Dig Dug appears as an item in Sky Kid.2
4Arrow L Rally-X19860418 April 18, 1986The Special Flag from Rally-X is a special item in the NES version of Dig Dug II and in Dig Dug Arrangement; Dig Dug: Digging Strike also features a reference to New Rally-X.1
5Arrow R Galaxian19900630 June 30, 1990Elements from Dig Dug are featured in the X68000 version of Galaga '88 and in Galaga: Tekken 20th Anniversary Edition; the Galaxian flagship is an item in Dig Dug.1
5Arrow R Tinkle Pit199312 December 1993Dig Dug, Pooka and Fygar appear in Tinkle Pit.1
5Arrow R Numan Athletics1995 1995Dig Dug makes a cameo appearance in Mach Breakers: Numan Athletics 2.2
5Arrow R World Stadium1995 1995Super World Stadium '95 features billboards advertising Dig Dug.2
5Arrow R Namco Classic Collection199603 March 1996Namco Classic Collection Vol.2 includes Dig Dug.2
5Arrow R Namco Museum19960621 June 21, 1996Various games in the Dig Dug series are included in Namco Museum titles.2
5Arrow R X-Files19971116 November 16, 1997In the X-Files episode "Unusual Suspects", a character is seen playing Dig Dug.2
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Mr. Driller19990317 March 17, 1999Mr. Driller is a spin-off of the Dig Dug series; Mr. Driller also makes an appearance in Dig Dug: Digging Strike.1
5Arrow R Pac-Man19990930 September 30, 1999Pooka from Dig Dug makes a cameo in Pac-Man World, is a recurring enemy in Pac-Man World 2 and an unlockable character in Ms. Pac-Man Maze Madness and in Pac-Man World Rally along with Fygar, while Taizou Hori is selectable in Pac-Man Kart Rally; Dig Dug is included in Pac-Man Arcade Gold, Retro Arcade featuring Pac-Man, Pac-Man Party and Pac-Man's Arcade Party, while Dig Dug S is included in Pac-Man Games; Pac-Man Championship DX+ includes a map based on Dig Dug.1
5Arrow R Point Blank2000 2000An image of Pooka from Dig Dug appears as a possible target in Point Blank 3.2
5Arrow R Ridge Racer20000214 February 14, 2000Pooka is a selectable "car" in Ridge Racer 64; additionally, Ridge Racer features a "Team Dig Dug" while R4: Ridge Racer Type 4 features a reference to Dig Dug.1
5Arrow R Technicbeat200206 June 2002A remixed music track from Dig Dug is featured in Technicbeat.2
5Arrow R Donkey Kong20050317 March 17, 2005A song from Dig Dug is featured in Donkey Konga 3.2
5Arrow R Namco × Capcom20050526 May 26, 2005Namco × Capcom features the main character from Dig Dug as a playable character.1
5Arrow R Taiko no Tatsujin20050804 August 04, 2005Taiko no Tatsujin: Tobikkiri! Anime Special features a music track based on the Dig Dug series; music from Dig Dug is also featured in the Namcot Medley in Taiko no Tatsujin 10, DS, Portable 2, Wii3, Wii U, Plus and Shinkyoku Tori Houdai.2
4Arrow L Xevious20050908 September 08, 2005Dig Dug: Digging Strike features a reference to Xevious.3
5Arrow R Mario200510 October 2005A Pooka from Dig Dug makes an appearance in Mario Kart Arcade GP and its sequel.1
4Arrow L Valkyrie2007 2007Valkyrie makes a guest appearance in Dig Dug Island.1
5Arrow R My Name Is Earl20070201 February 01, 2007The My Name Is Earl episode "Foreign Exchange Student" features a reference to Dig Dug.2
5Arrow R Ace Combat20071023 October 23, 2007Ace Combat 6 features a reference to Dig Dug.3
5Arrow R Robot Chicken20080928 September 28, 2008The Robot Chicken episode "President Evil" features a sketch based on Dig Dug.2
5Arrow R Noby Noby Boy20090219 February 19, 2009Some levels of Noby Noby Boy feature Dig Dug characters.1
5Arrow R Wreck-It Ralph20121102 November 02, 2012Wreck-It Ralph features characters from Dig Dug.1
5Arrow R Namco High20131217 December 17, 2013Dig Dug from Dig Dug is a character in Namco High.1
5Arrow R Super Smash Bros.20140913 September 13, 2014Pooka from Dig Dug appears as an enemy in Smash Run mode in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.1
5Arrow R Dumb and Dumber20141114 November 14, 2014Lloyd mentioned Dig Dug in Dumb and Dumber To.2
5Arrow R Pixels20150724 July 24, 2015Frygar from Dig Dug appears as one of the videogame characters in the movie, Pixels.1
5Arrow R LittleBigPlanet20170110 January 10, 2017Dig Dug costume is downloadable in LittleBigPlanet 3.2

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