Take control of a mechanical digging machine as you tunnel your way through the earth, searching for valuable gems and the even more valuable bags of gold! But watch out for Nobbins and Hobbins, and don't be careless enough to let the bags of gold crush you!
Digger is an arcade game combining elements of the popular arcade games Dig Dug and Mr. Do!. Players control the titular 'Digger' that can tunnel through dirt with ease. The goal of each level is to gather up each of the gems, which allows you to progress to the next stage. However, Nobbins and Hobbins are also lurking within the levels - Nobbins are fairly slow, but transform into Hobbins which are much quicker. The enemies can only chase Digger through the tunnels he creates - they cannot dig through the dirt themselves.
Digger's defenses consist of being able to shoot a single, rechargeable shot in the direction he is facing with F1 (which recharges after about thirty seconds), crushing his foes by digging underneath a gold bag and letting it plummet down, crushing anything in its path, or by collecting the bonus cherry that sometimes appears, causing Digger to become temporarily invincible.
August 19, 2016 Subject:
This game brings back memories... My dad didn't play computer games all that much but he was KING at this one! Hopefully the highscore save feature works with this like it does for others... Runs perfectly fine to me, hit the F1 key in game to shoot... Kinda reminds me of Dig-Dug and of course I remember a different color palette (greens and browns), but all in all a satisfactory game that runs good through the archive, even at full screen...
July 6, 2015 Subject:
Digger game is wonderfully available. After 30 years, i am enjoying it again !
There is a code for increasing/decreasing speed of the game.
But , are there cheat codes for increasing the number of lives of Digger ? or for jumping to next levels ?
Pl let me know . THANKS .
May 14, 2015 Subject:
One of the classic DOS-games I'm always transferring from my old computer to the new computer, using emulators. Thanks for making it available in the Internet Archive!
May 10, 2015 Subject:
This game was one of the first I ever played on my first computer. Spent hours and hours trying to get just through even a few levels.
You can download Digger Remastered here - http://digger.org/ - with versions for a bunch of systems, and includes a few extra features. It's just as good as the original. It even runs on a 286 and includes game recording and playback modes!
January 26, 2015 Subject: