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Dig Dug Digging Strike

Platform(s): Nintendo DS
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Namco

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'Dig Dug Digging Strike' (NDS) Chisels Its Way To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 19, 2005 @ 8:43 a.m. PDT

In Dig Dug Digging Strike you will explore 3D environments on the top screen of the DS, then plunge underground on the bottom screen to dig and connect fault lines that will trap monsters. Only by sinking enemy bosses do players move to the next level – and they will encounter some familiar faces along the way. The dreaded Pooka and Fygar are back to threaten Dig Dug, along with a host of never-before-seen bosses. Dig Dug is armed with a series of thrilling weapons to combat monsters as well as elements from the environment including rolling rocks, quicksand and flowing lava.

In Dig Dug Digging Strike, monsters are terrorizing the islands and it is up to Dig Dug and his fearless crew to sink the islands and drive their enemies into the ocean. Classic monsters including Pooka and Fygar make an appearance, as well as a host of new bad guys. Players explore 3D environments to locate fault lines and then delve below ground - digging on the bottom screen - to connect the fault lines until the islands break apart. Timing is crucial - players must make sure that they are safe, and that monsters are trapped behind the fault lines, before separating the land masses.

"Dig Dug is truly an arcade classic, and we're bringing the subterranean fun to a whole new generation with Dig Dug Digging Strike on the Nintendo DS,"said Yoshi Niki, Business Unit Director at Namco Hometek Inc. "Dig Dug Digging Strike retains the classic arcade feel of the original game, while offering creative gameplay that can only be achieved with the handheld's dual screen feature. With the addition of head-to-head wireless multiplayer, this could be the most entertaining Dig Dug title to date."

As players progress through the 15 stages in Dig Dug Digging Strike, they will have an arsenal of new weapons at their disposal. However, players must be careful - flowing lava and tumbling rocks don't know the difference between the good guys and the enemies! Mini games that parody classic Namco titles are included throughout Dig Dug Digging Strike, and players can complete Horivalou and Hori X to help Dig Dug break apart the islands. Dig Dug Digging Strike also features a new item collection challenge, where players can acquire special items that enable them to unlock hidden areas and clear some of the most challenging boss levels.

Developed by Namco Ltd., Dig Dug Digging Strike is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB.

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