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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) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2005 @ 10:05 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.

The tireless underground hero Dig Dug returns in “Dig Dug Digging Strike” as a group of nasty monsters have infested his home island. Using the top screen of the Nintendo DS, players will navigate a series of islands above ground, avoiding enemies while seeking out tunnels to head below the surface. Once underground, the action heads to the lower screen, where Dig Dug must activate a series of fault lines to break apart the islands and send his enemies to the bottom of the sea.

“’Dig Dug Digging Strike’ combines the best elements from both ‘Dig Dug’ and ‘Dig Dug II’ as well as a host of all new features for the most in-depth Dig Dug adventure yet,” said Yoshi Niki, business unit director at Namco Hometek Inc. “The classic arcade action is enhanced by new features, mini-games and multiplayer support, and the dual screens of the Nintendo DS are the optimal setting to depict the game’s two-fold action.”

As he progresses through the game’s more than 80 areas, Dig Dug will discover a selection of new powerful weapons and useful items that will make short work of his foes and even unlock additional game content such as new areas and abilities. Dig Dug will also partake in mini-game parodies of classic Namco games such as Hori-X and Horivalou that will help him sink the islands and defeat his enemies once and for all. Players can even enjoy all the game’s digging action with a friend in wireless multiplayer adventures.

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