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Dig Dug Remixed for the iPhone/iPod Touch

Posted by: Dan at 5/10/2009 12:33 PM
With such classic coin-op Namco titles as Pac-Man, Galaga, Pole Position and Ms. Pac-Man, you knew it was only time until Dig Dug made his way onto the popular service. Yesterday, Namco Networks announced that Dig Dug REMIX is now available for the iPhone and iPod Touch at $5.99. The game has both the original version, including all 256 classic levels, as well as the REMIX version that has 35 levels, boss battles and power ups. We will be taking a look at the game and letting you know what we think. Meanwhile, check out the screens and gameplay video after the jump.


Arcade Hit Dig Dug is Back and Ready to Pump You Up on iPhone and iPod touch!
Namco Offers a Twist on a Classic with Dig Dug REMIX 

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Prepare your shovels and pumps; Dig Dug REMIX is now on iPhone and iPod touch. Namco Networks, a leading publisher and developer of mobile, iPhone and PC games for mass-market casual gamers, today announced the worldwide availability of Dig Dug REMIX for $5.99 through Apple’s App Store.
“Dig Dug fans can now play the original game they loved from the arcade as well as a supped-up version that’s packed with more pumping action and new power-ups,” said Jonathan Kromrey, general manager for Apple Games for Namco Networks. “The iPhone control schemes are easy to master and players are going to love the new challenges in the hundreds of levels of digging goodness.”

Dig Dug REMIX offers players 256 levels of the original arcade game and a REMIX version packed with features like boss battles and exciting power-up items. The famous enemies, “Pooka” and “Fygar,” return as players dig through dirt while destroying the enemies using an air pump and rocks.

In the REMIX version, players have access to six different power-ups as they play through 35 levels and beat five bosses; power-ups include:
• Enhanced Shovel – Improves digging speed.
• Drill – Improves digging speed and able to dig firm dirt.
• Barrier Balloon – Blocks loss of life by a falling/stampeding rock.

The classic and REMIX versions include two control modes: D-pad, and Flick. D-pad gives players a on-screen control pad while Flick mode allows players to control the digging action by swiping their finger across the screen. There are three difficulty settings and players can choose from normal or free play, allowing players to play previously cleared stages.
For more information on Dig Dug REMIX or other iPhone/iPod touch games by Namco, please visit www.namcogames.com or NAMCO NETWORKS on Facebook.