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Author Topic: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #21 - Dig Dug II  (Read 744 times)

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ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #21 - Dig Dug II
« on: October 10, 2018, 01:55:40 pm »
ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Games played so far: http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,156317.0.html

Game #21 - Dig Dug II

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Game Name: Dig Dug II
ROM Name:   digdug2 (new version)
                    digdug2o (old version)
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Settings:
 3 lives
 extra lives 30k 80k and...

Controls:   
Joystick: 1x 4-way
Buttons: 2

From Arcade-museum.com:

"You control a space-suited figure carrying a pump and a drill that moves around a horizontal scrolling island avoiding Pookas and fire-breathing dragons. Drill on 'fault lines' and sink parts of the island to kill the bad guys or pump them just like the original. There are many different levels and islands and the play area is viewed at an angle from front and above."

The contest ends on Sunday October 21, at midnight, PST.
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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #21 - Dig Dug II
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2018, 08:15:41 pm »
If I played this before I do not remember it.  So far I like it.

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #21 - Dig Dug II
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2018, 09:45:51 am »
Take a look at this: https://strategywiki.org/wiki/Dig_Dug_II/Walkthrough

This helps understanding the game mechanics, making getting a higher score much easier.
                  

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #21 - Dig Dug II
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2018, 09:59:07 am »
Take a look at this: https://strategywiki.org/wiki/Dig_Dug_II/Walkthrough

This helps understanding the game mechanics, making getting a higher score much easier.

Thanks.   :cheers:

I just played one game without even knowing the rules.  Didn't start using the "Dig" button until 3/4 through. 

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #21 - Dig Dug II
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2018, 03:40:57 pm »
I was wondering about your score, since it literally just takes one button press to make 10k points at the first level.

I had a (for now extraordinary) good run. 116,100.

                  

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #21 - Dig Dug II
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2018, 04:39:50 pm »
I was wondering about your score, since it literally just takes one button press to make 10k points at the first level.

I had a (for now extraordinary) good run. 116,100.


Yeah that was it.  I just started to play like it was the original Dig Dug.  Clearly that is not the point of this game. 

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #21 - Dig Dug II
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2018, 09:08:08 am »

Yeah that was it.  I just started to play like it was the original Dig Dug.  Clearly that is not the point of this game. 

You didn't watch the attract mode.


@yamatetsu: one-button click......oh, yeah, I just did that without thinking about it. 10100, got all of them in one hitch. It didn't work the same in the following boards, ending at 16500. It has been years since I've played this game. I recall not figuring out how the land sinking directions worked. While the isometric look is cool at first glance, it limits the gameplay, the beasties 'going under ground' being a novelty at best.

This was after a few games, figuring out some of the dig mechanics.

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #21 - Dig Dug II
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2018, 07:15:03 pm »
Fun game. Even 44,000.

 

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #21 - Dig Dug II
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2018, 11:32:11 am »
30,100.

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #21 - Dig Dug II
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2018, 12:09:47 am »
106,700. I think I could have made it to the next level but it gets really fast at that point.


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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #21 - Dig Dug II
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2018, 09:25:22 am »
Round 1: Go down to the last peg, drill down - 10,100 points

Round 3: Go down to the last peg, drill left - 7,000 points

Round 4: Go right to the middle peg, drill up, drill down - 7,000 points

Round 5: Lure the baddies all the way to the right, go to the left peg, drill up - 10,000 points

Round 7: Build a maze on the right side of the island, lure all baddies in, finish them off - 20,000 points
              I build the maze like this and finish them off by drilling up at the top peg on the left.

             

              If you miss one baddie, you get 15,000 points.
                  

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #21 - Dig Dug II
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2018, 10:24:08 am »
Round 1: Go down to the last peg, drill down - 10,100 points

Round 3: Go down to the last peg, drill left - 7,000 points

Round 4: Go right to the middle peg, drill up, drill down - 7,000 points

Round 5: Lure the baddies all the way to the right, go to the left peg, drill up - 10,000 points

Round 7: Build a maze on the right side of the island, lure all baddies in, finish them off - 20,000 points
              I build the maze like this and finish them off by drilling up at the top peg on the left.

             

              If you miss one baddie, you get 15,000 points.

Thanks!  :cheers:

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #21 - Dig Dug II
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2018, 04:47:55 am »
Simple and yet complicated. I'm more interested in Altered Beast, having figured some of it out. I may do another DD II, though......

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #21 - Dig Dug II
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2018, 11:56:06 am »
147,300. Things get quite hectic in round 13.



Round 10: Build a maze, lure all baddies in, get 50,000 points for finishing them off.
                  

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #21 - Dig Dug II
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2018, 12:23:17 pm »
Another one in the bag. Mr. Peabody, your turn to choose the next game.
                  

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #21 - Dig Dug II
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2018, 07:38:49 pm »
Jeez. Again?? I almost said last time that I hoped this would not happen. However. I happen to be round at the right time. Lessee.......

Done.

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #21 - Dig Dug II
« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2018, 05:45:08 pm »
yamatetsu     147,300
epetti            106,700
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acvieluf           30,100
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