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 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.
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.
|Pole Position||July 1982||The upright version by Atari of the arcadePole Position features billboards advertising Dig Dug.||2|
|Mr. Do!||December 1982||The gameplay of Mr. Do! is based on Dig Dug.||3|
|Battle City||September 09, 1985||Stage 21 in Battle City is shaped after Pooka from Dig Dug.||3|
|Sky Kid||December 1985||Pooka from Dig Dug appears as an item in Sky Kid.||2|
|Rally-X||April 18, 1986||The 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|
|Babylonian Castle Saga||July 22, 1988||Pookas from Dig Dug appear as enemies in special stages in The Quest of Ki.||1|
|Galaxian||June 30, 1990||Elements 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|
|Tinkle Pit||December 1993||Tinkle 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|
|Numan Athletics||1995||Dig Dug makes a cameo appearance in Mach Breakers: Numan Athletics 2.||2|
|Family Stadium||March 03, 1995||Elements 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|
|Namco Classic Collection||March 1996||Namco Classic Collection Vol.2 includes Dig Dug.||2|
|Namco Museum||June 21, 1996||Various games in the Dig Dug series are included in Namco Museum titles.||2|
|Namco Gallery||November 29, 1996||Namco Gallery Vol. 2 includes Dig Dug.||2|
|X-Files||November 16, 1997||In the X-Files episode "Unusual Suspects", a character is seen playing Dig Dug.||2|
|Tenkomori Shooting||November 1998||Tenkomori Shooting features a minigame based on Dig Dug.||2|
|World Stadium||1999||The 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|
|Mr. Driller||March 17, 1999||Mr. Driller is a spin-off of the Dig Dug series; Mr. Driller also makes an appearance in Dig Dug: Digging Strike.||1|
|Pac-Man||September 30, 1999||Pooka 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|
|Point Blank||2000||An image of Pooka from Dig Dug appears as a possible target in Point Blank 3.||2|
|Ridge Racer||February 14, 2000||Pooka 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|
|Technicbeat||June 2002||A remixed music track from Dig Dug is featured in Technicbeat.||2|
|Namco Super Wars||October 31, 2002||The main character from Dig Dug appears in Namco Super Wars.||1|
|Donkey Kong||March 17, 2005||A song from Dig Dug is featured in Donkey Konga 3.||2|
|Namco × Capcom||May 26, 2005||Namco × Capcom features the main character from Dig Dug as a playable character.||1|
|Taiko no Tatsujin||August 04, 2005||Taiko 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|
|Xevious||September 08, 2005||Dig Dug: Digging Strike features a reference to Xevious.||3|
|Mario||October 2005||A Pooka from Dig Dug makes an appearance in Mario Kart Arcade GP and its sequel.||1|
|Space Adventure Cobra||November 2005||The protagonist from Dig Dug and a Pooka appear as collectible items in Cobra the Arcade.||2|
|Valkyrie (Namco)||2007||Valkyrie makes a guest appearance in Dig Dug Island.||1|
|My Name Is Earl||February 01, 2007||The My Name Is Earl episode "Foreign Exchange Student" features a reference to Dig Dug.||2|
|Ace Combat||October 23, 2007||Ace Combat 6 features a reference to Dig Dug.||3|
|Robot Chicken||September 28, 2008||The Robot Chicken episode "President Evil" features a sketch based on Dig Dug.||2|
|Noby Noby Boy||February 19, 2009||Some levels of Noby Noby Boy feature Dig Dug characters.||1|
|Keroro Gunsō||March 04, 2010||The main character from Dig Dug appears as a summon alongside a Pooka in Keroro RPG.||1|
|Death Battle!||April 25, 2011||Dig Dug has been a subject for Death Battle!||2|
|Ready Player One||August 16, 2011||Dig Dug is mentioned in Ready Player One.||2|
|Wreck-It Ralph||November 02, 2012||Wreck-It Ralph features characters from Dig Dug.||1|
|Mappy||July 22, 2013||The Dig Dug protagonist is a supporting character in the webseries Mappy: The Beat.||1|
|Namco High||December 17, 2013||Dig Dug from Dig Dug is a character in Namco High.||1|
|Super Smash Bros.||September 13, 2014||Pooka from Dig Dug appears as an enemy in Smash Run mode in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.||1|
|Dumb and Dumber||November 14, 2014||Lloyd mentioned Dig Dug in Dumb and Dumber To.||2|
|Pixels||July 24, 2015||Frygar from Dig Dug appears as one of the videogame characters in the movie, Pixels.||1|
|LittleBigPlanet||January 10, 2017||Dig Dug costume is downloadable in LittleBigPlanet 3.||2|
|Teen Titans||September 4, 2017||A character resembling Dig Dug appears in the episode "Labor Day".||3|
|Stranger Things||October 27, 2017||Dig Dug is shown in Season 2: Chapter 1 of Stranger Things.||2|
|Groove Coaster||March 29, 2018||The main theme of Dig Dug is part of the "Namcot Medley" BGM featured in Groove Coaster 4: Starlight Road.||2|