Dig Boy (1983) (Colour Genie, Cassette)
Publisher: TCS (Trommeschleger Computer Studio)
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Genre: Arcade; Dig Dug Clone

Machine Compatibility: Colour Genie

Release: Professionally released On Cassette

Available For:
Colour Genie

Emulators:

Compatible Emulators:

How To Play

A clone of Dig Dug in which you must clear an underground mine of nasties by zapping them with your blaster or leading them under falling rocks. (Read Instructions | Plain Text Instructions | Html Instructions (Isolated) )

Game Information

Original Release Date: 1st Jan 1983
Original Release Price: Unknown
Market Valuation: £5.00 (How Is This Calculated?)
Weight Boxed: 64g
Author(s): -
 

Full Instructions

Game Objective

Your underground empire is under threat from a burgeoning influx of goblins and small dragons. Whenever they are running or hovering through the earth, they will kill you on contact. However, your situation is not hopeless: You may inflate them by aiming your blaster at them and pumping it into them until they burst. When inflated, the nasties are incapable of movement.

However, you cannot inflate several intruders at the same time. Instead, you have another option: dig a path underneath a rock from below, and then quickly move to one side. A few moments after no earth is under the rock, it will fall down and crush everything that is in its path. If it successfully crushes one of the nasties, a power bonus will appear in the middle of the upper half of the game, which will award points when picked up.

In the upper left corner you can see your remaining lives. The flowers growing on the right top of the grass show you the current level number, with a large flower for five levels completed.

Game Controls

Move the character with the arrow keys; Fire with the Space bar.

A running game can be ended with the CLEAR key

Scoring

Goblin killed by inflation ... 10 points
Goblin killed by a rock ... 100 points
Dragon killed by inflation ... 20 points
Dragon killed by a rock ... 200 points
Bonuses collected ... 500 points

As you can see from the scores awarded, inflating the goblins and dragons brings relatively few points. For more points, you should try to lure the nasties under the rocks and then kill them by dropping the the rocks onto them. Each round ends after the third bonus has been collected. A bonus only appears when the previous one has been collected.

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Type:

SYSTEM (RETURN)

After the prompt:

*?

appears, type

DIGBOY (RETURN)

to play the game.

Dig Boy is Item ID 54726 in our database. Last modified on Monday 20th of March 2017 at 02:10:35 PM.

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