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Let's Compare - Dig Dug
« on: September 10, 2012, 03:38:54 AM »
Dig Dug was another of those great games that was adapted to many different systems.  Here is a video comparing several versions.


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Re: Dig Dug - Comparisons
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2012, 13:18:49 PM »
Great vid - pretty much every version out there is shown.

It definately shows the superiority of the brilliant 7800 version, its easily the closest to the arcade game.

That C64 version looks horrible, the sprites are all squashed and the sound is wrong. The 2600 version might look the worst of all but it definately nails the gameplay, this was a big favourite of mine as a kid.

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Re: Dig Dug - Comparisons
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2012, 14:08:08 PM »
I always liked the 2600 version and thought it was impressive for the system.  If there is something the 2600 manages to do with many of the arcade ports is nail the gameplay, even if the graphics fall short.  This game is certainly an example of that.  :)

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Re: Dig Dug - Comparisons
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2012, 14:39:33 PM »
I agree about the 2600. The GameBoy version look really good.

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Re: Dig Dug - Comparisons
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2012, 21:45:46 PM »
It's strange. Although I do know I should prefer other versions, I am so used to the 2600 one that all other ports just look and sound WRONG to me.
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Re: Dig Dug - Comparisons
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2012, 04:15:35 AM »
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It's strange. Although I do know I should prefer other versions, I am so used to the 2600 one that all other ports just look and sound WRONG to me.

That's interesting.  How about the 7800 version?  After all, the sound is pretty similar to the 2600.

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Re: Dig Dug - Comparisons
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2012, 11:35:42 AM »
True, the 7800 version sounds pretty much identical. But it still doesn't look right! *waves VCS-flag*

Joking aside, the 7800 version looks nice. I prefer it from the 5200 one because of the more vibrant colors, at least that's how it looks in the video. :)
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Re: Dig Dug - Comparisons
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2012, 13:04:57 PM »
Quote from: "108 Stars"
True, the 7800 version sounds pretty much identical. But it still doesn't look right! *waves VCS-flag*

Joking aside, the 7800 version looks nice. I prefer it from the 5200 one because of the more vibrant colors, at least that's how it looks in the video. :) 

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Re: Dig Dug - Comparisons
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2012, 15:44:12 PM »
Great comparison vid, one of my favourite games.
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Re: Dig Dug - Comparisons
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2012, 22:26:18 PM »
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Re: Dig Dug - Comparisons
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2012, 23:21:01 PM »
Love it!

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Re: Let's Compare - Dig Dug
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2013, 21:21:13 PM »
The video comparing different versions of Dig Dug has also been updated, so here is the new version.

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Re: Let's Compare - Dig Dug
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2013, 21:24:33 PM »
Awesome Trek! I love the way he is re-doing loads of the old ones to make them better!

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Re: Let's Compare - Dig Dug
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2013, 21:28:38 PM »
This Dig Dug one is 3 times longer than the original one.  That's how many versions he's added!

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Re: Let's Compare - Dig Dug
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2013, 21:33:19 PM »
Maybe he has seen us posting all the versions he misses out  :4: