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For detailed information about this series, see: Dig Dug at 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, Wii Virtual Console, 3DS Virtual Console, Wii U Virtual Console, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC.
  • 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 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.

A webcomic by ShiftyLook based on the series started in 2012 and lasted for nearly 200 episodes, ending in 2014 with the closure of ShiftyLook.

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 Battle City19850909 September 09, 1985Stage 21 in Battle City is shaped after Pooka from 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 Babylonian Castle Saga19880722 July 22, 1988Pookas from Dig Dug appear as enemies in special stages in The Quest of Ki.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 1993Tinkle Pit features Pookas and Fygars, Taizo Hori as a secret bonus character and the power up "Dig Dug Rock" summons the rock obstacles from Dig Dug.1
5Arrow R Numan Athletics1995 1995Dig Dug makes a cameo appearance in Mach Breakers: Numan Athletics 2.2
5Arrow R Family Stadium19950303 March 03, 1995Elements from Dig Dug appear in the background of the Namco stadium in Super Famista 4, Super Famista 5 and Famista 64, while Fygar appears as a player in Famista DS, Famista Online, and the protagonist of Dig Dug (called "Dig Dug") and Pooka appear as guest players in Pro Baseball Famista 2011; additionally Pro Yakyuu Family Stadium and its sequels include players called "Dig Dug", "Fygar" and "Pooka".1
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 Namco Gallery19961129 November 29, 1996Namco Gallery Vol. 2 includes Dig Dug.2
5Arrow R X-Files19971116 November 16, 1997In the X-Files episode "Unusual Suspects", a character is seen playing Dig Dug.2
5Arrow R Tenkomori Shooting199811 November 1998Tenkomori Shooting features a minigame based on Dig Dug.2
5Arrow R World Stadium1999 1999The protagonist of Dig Dug appears as a guest player in Super World Stadium '99 and its sequels; additionally Super World Stadium '95 features billboards advertising Dig Dug.1

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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 Namco Super Wars20021031 October 31, 2002The main character from Dig Dug appears in Namco Super Wars.1
5Arrow R Donkey Kong20050317 March 17, 2005A song from Dig Dug is featured in Donkey Konga 3.
5Arrow R Namco × Capcom20050526 May 26, 2005Namco × Capcom features the main character from Dig Dug as a playable character.
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 debuting in Taiko no Tatsujin 10.2
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.
5Arrow R Space Adventure Cobra200511 November 2005The protagonist from Dig Dug and a Pooka appear as collectible items in Cobra the Arcade.2
4Arrow L Valkyrie (Namco)2007 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.
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 Keroro Gunsō20100304 March 04, 2010The main character from Dig Dug appears as a summon alongside a Pooka in Keroro RPG.1
5Arrow R Death Battle!20110425 April 25, 2011Dig Dug has been a subject for Death Battle!2
5Arrow R Ready Player One20110816 August 16, 2011Dig Dug is mentioned in Ready Player One.2
5Arrow R Wreck-It Ralph20121102 November 02, 2012Wreck-It Ralph features characters from Dig Dug.1
5Arrow R Mappy20130722 July 22, 2013The Dig Dug protagonist is a supporting character in the webseries Mappy: The Beat.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
5Arrow R Teen Titans201794 September 4, 2017A character resembling Dig Dug appears in the episode "Labor Day".3
5Arrow R Stranger Things20171027 October 27, 2017Dig Dug is shown in Season 2: Chapter 1 of Stranger Things.2
5Arrow R Groove Coaster20180329 March 29, 2018The main theme of Dig Dug is part of the "Namcot Medley" BGM featured in Groove Coaster 4: Starlight Road.2
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