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Cart #digger-2 | 2023-02-07 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA

Remake of Digger, the classic 1983 game for IBM PC and compatibles by Windmill Software.

I made this in 3 days, so hopefully it's not to buggy/janky.

Update 1: Fixed a bug that was causing level background graphics to be blank.

How to Play

Collect all emeralds or kill all the bugs to complete the level.

Arrow - Move
Z/X/C - Shoot


Gain a new life for every 20,000 points (you can only have up to 5 lives at a time).


  • 25pts for collecting.
  • 250pts for collecting 8 consecutively.


  • Cause bags to drop to get to the money inside.
  • Drop them on bugs to kill them, but be careful as falling bags will also kill Digger.
  • 500pts for collecting coins. Coins will disappear after a while if not collected.


  • 250pts if killed by shooting or dropping bag on them.
  • While bonus is active first bug eaten is 200pts, second is 400pts, doubling for each bug eaten.
  • After a while Nobbins may turn into Hobbins and start digging their way toward you.


  • Bonus will appear after the last bug has spawned.
  • 1000pts for collecting.
  • Total number of bugs for the level will increase by 1 after collecting bonus, but the last bug won't spawn until the bonus time is over.
P#93457 2021-06-14 13:03 ( Edited 2023-02-07 02:12)

Awesome game! It's a lot of fun to play, and it's really impressive that it was made in 3 days too.
I was also surprised when the score didn't roll back into negative numbers after 32768 like a few Pico-8 high score based games, so that a nice attention to detail there. I'm honestly curious how you did it.

P#93463 2021-06-14 14:16

OMG, I still remember the music song..

P#93464 2021-06-14 14:31

Fun fact: this is a clone of the arcade game Mr. Do. It was also available on the Colecovision if I remember correctly.

P#93469 2021-06-14 16:54

Nice recreation with the font and music too!

I played a lof of a variant called Fruity Frank on an Amstrad!

P#93496 2021-06-15 00:49

I got the high score!

P#93715 2021-06-19 01:43

Lovely game!

There seems to be a bug, I think. Sometimes after clearing a level it doesn't show 'level complete' and then spawns an empty level.

P#95075 2021-07-19 15:14 ( Edited 2021-07-19 15:18)

Reminds me a lot of Dig Dug!

P#107487 2022-02-22 17:35

Yep. I remember playing DIGGER back in DOS on the IBM-pc, @paranoidcactus. Gold star work. I MORE remember playing "Mr. Do!" in the arcade, however.

Cart #dosipumogi-0 | 2022-02-22 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | No License

Here now is the Digger bulldozer replaced by my rendering of the fireball wizard himself, "Mr. Do!"

P#107490 2022-02-22 18:24

I get the same problem as ilkke after 1 or 2 levels, everything appears for a split second then all the earth vanishes and the money bags fall to the ground.

P#112391 2022-05-27 16:57

good potential, but shot system is kind of unreliable

P#114276 2022-07-13 19:05

Losing a life seems to be the cause of all the dirt disappearing on the next stage.

P#126473 2023-03-01 17:43

Walking over gold bags shouldnt be allowed. On pc you could carry them from below and push them from side to side

P#126585 2023-03-04 09:38

Really fun and good game

P#128663 2023-04-17 15:31

the tiles that you normally have to dig through don't spawn.
is this a bug?

P#134474 2023-09-17 04:08 ( Edited 2023-09-17 04:09)

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