Dig Dug digs into XBLA

Namco's coin-op classic burrows onto Xbox Live Marketplace at 1 a.m. tonight for 400 points ($5).

Dig Dug pump, pump, pumps it up.

The onslaught of arcade games on Xbox Live Arcade continues tonight, as Namco's cabinet classic Dig Dug debuts on the online service as part of Xbox Live Arcade Wednesdays.

Beginning at 1 a.m. on October 11, gamers can download the game for 400 Marketplace points ($5). The new game comes with the requisite "enhanced graphics," HD support in 720p and 480p, a dozen achievements to earn, and online leaderboards.

Dig Dug sees gamers digging into the earth to eliminate enemies, armed only with a pump. The objective of the game is to clear each board of enemies by shooting them with a harpoon and inflating them until they explode. Dig Dug can also cause rocks to fall and crush multiple bad guys for bonus points.

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88 comments
_Sam_
_Sam_

pretty cheap

Mouse0624
Mouse0624

TVR_Fan Zweihanderhero if they bring Tetris out on the Xbox 360, then I better lock my Xbox 360 down, or my Mum may steal my Xbox 360 lol. So true man......know exactly how you feel......

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

Awesome... but what I REALLY want to see up there is Burger Time.

imbacon
imbacon

I spend more then 5 bucks on a 12 pack of beer. I spend more then 5 bucks when I go out and eat lunch. I spend more then 5 bucks when I buy something for 6 bucks! HOW is this expensive?!

tao707
tao707

got it this morning havent played it much. it was worth getting

Jason_A
Jason_A

OMG - SOME PEOPLE ON THIS HAVE ACTUALLY COMPLAINED ABOUT THE $5 PRICE TAG!!!! How cheap can you be!!!!! What should they be charging? $1? I mean c'mon, its not a complicated game but to enhance the graphics, create online leader boards, configure it for the 360 and launch it for download, it costs something and they have to charge at least $5 to make a profit. If they charged like $1 they would not make a profit after all the above expenses! Furthermore, its a supply-demand capitalist system that we are living in so you can't say $5 is unfair if they make a good profit off it it. You can't say that its not worth $5 - if people buy it for that price, then that is what it is worth. If people were willing to spend $100 on it, that that would be how much is it worth!

mat2g
mat2g

Wow dig dug, that brings back many memories. $5 aint bad at all either. Good times.

ashuncc2
ashuncc2

longstick-damn. my hard drive keeps shrinking and shrinking You can always play it then erase it off the hard drive. Your achievements will stay and you can always download the game again in the future, free of charge. Once you purchase an item on XBL you can go back and download it again, using the same Gamertag.

Chemosh013
Chemosh013

DIG DUG!!! and ms didn't screw anyone over. i'm sure if they could release the PSU beta and dig dug they would have!

KojiBrother
KojiBrother

Boycot Dig Dug Until PSU BETA!!!!! I feel that MS screwed over the entire community just to release this game! It ain't fair I tell you!

EmperorOlrox
EmperorOlrox

wow, are people that dumb? 5 dollars for dig dug? as great a game as it is, it is simply not worth 5 bucks. though it is nice to see actual arcade games, too bad the point system is totally worthless. glad i dont waste my money on this xbox live crap, sorry for all the suckers.. i mean kids... i mean people who do though.

usa_gamer
usa_gamer

woot! I loved Dig Dug. I'm getting this for sure!

redgopher
redgopher

I love Dig Dug, and I'm going to download this tonight, but are we ever going to actually get release dates for arcade games or are we doomed to these surprise releases/announcements?

anamnawshad
anamnawshad

I remember playing teh classic one! Good ol' memories :(

Apoc112
Apoc112

Welcome back XBLA Wednesdays!

paradyme777
paradyme777

I enjoyed playing this game back in the day but not so sure if I want to get it what with Splinter Cell coming out next week and all.

Yuck_Too
Yuck_Too

I'm all for LIVE and such...but this is silly. They released a "Classics Collection" for $30 which had what 25 of these titles. Why are we paying $5 each now...(and why is that title NOT BC?).

SpareJesus
SpareJesus

For those that won't pay 'because it's like the original version', get real. It's a classic. Respect your roots.

jonnyjd
jonnyjd

What a classic arcade game. Love it.

macacd
macacd

Still waiting for Sensible Soccer (amiga version) before i even contemplate getting a Xbox360

Hokkie
Hokkie

who cares...gimmie my Small Arms!

OPOLO
OPOLO

I'll get this one

Meskamo
Meskamo

I want original worms, that's a classic. Dig Dug however is just an insult, do they expect people to actually fork out for this pap

shooks20
shooks20

plays like the classic, not worth $5 in my opinion

perfect_chao
perfect_chao

"PS3_3DO I want Q-bert. " are you joking? q-bert is a terrible game.. i cant see how people like that.. its just boring and awful.

DirkVDV01
DirkVDV01

Indeed, this IS a classic. Right back to the C64. I played it a lot on that machine in the old days...

imbacon
imbacon

Dr. Do = Classic + better game Mr Do is GREAT!

gagan21
gagan21

Awesome . Dig dug is a classic . I ll download it today . Xbla rocks :D

huskerdupooh
huskerdupooh

yes indeed its a classic...just wish that xbox would release a monthly list of what is coming out instead of waiting week by week...damn you microsoft!!!!!!

ulrikz
ulrikz

Dig Dug has so awesome music!

cubbiesx
cubbiesx

Dig Dug = Classic Dr. Do = Classic + better game

JeanDupree
JeanDupree

Yawn. More retro filler material and meanwhile still no Lumines.

crithon
crithon

hmmmmm does this mean Mr Driller is coming to XBL? or is that a Nintendo exclusive?

Chemosh013
Chemosh013

DIG DUG!! one of my favorite games ever!

imbacon
imbacon

Dig Dug! Microsoft sure knows how to keep us older gamers pleased!

longstick689
longstick689

damn. my hard drive keeps shrinking and shrinking

Fergy33WF
Fergy33WF

YEAH!!!!!!!!!! This just made my night!

drangel_jam
drangel_jam

This game is a true old classic. However, when it gets tough, it gets really tough.

tbolt_88
tbolt_88

I never actually played this game so i look foward to trying it out

AnubanUT2
AnubanUT2

I like Dig Dug but I have it on my PC ... Defender is the game I am looking forward to.

dwoop
dwoop

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RunnerGunner480
RunnerGunner480

It's great that some people that left comments are going to buy it. I don't mind what XBLA game is released because 1.)It gives me something new to try and 2.) That's one more game in the growing XBLA catologue.

SinfulSpikey
SinfulSpikey

This is the only game I have ever played to the point of "OMFGWTFISWRONGWITHYOU?!" proportion. I was seriously addicted to this game as a kid. It was the only reason my parents kept around their old computer. My love for this single game compelled me to force them to keep it. The day my mother unplugged it so she could vacuum, thus ruining my week-old on-going game was a sad day indeed. I don't believe I've played it since.