Which is the best way to inflate your Dig Dug High Score?

I am not sure why everyone get’s so excited for this Mr. Do! ripoff, but for SOME reason people were excited for this game to be ported to home systems.

When I wrote the above sentence, I really didn’t think much about it. Which I guess happens a lot. I was well aware of the release dates on both of these games. As a Mr. Do! fan I have always felt defensive about people just calling it a Dig Dug clone or ripoff. So as I said…without thinking..I wrote that little sentence, because I personally thought it was a funny thing to say. Maybe I should have qualified it or put an emoticon of some sort near it, because I do realize that their is no way people could possibly understand that I think it is funny unless they either know me personally or have listened to the Dig Dug and Mr. Do! podcasts that I have done.

The reason I am adding this explanation is that in one day of having this on the site I got 20 very nice emails and more than a few direct messages in Facebook correcting me and I would rather not get them anymore.

So to sum up. I do not actually think that either game is a ripoff of the other, but I do think that Mr. Do! is the better game.



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One thought on “Which is the best way to inflate your Dig Dug High Score?

  1. I liked dig dug better than mr do back in the day, although these days the situation is reversed.
    Just for clarification though, it’s mr do that’s the ripoff. Dig dug came out in april 1982, while mr do didn’t come out until october 1982.

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