Review: Dig Dog (Nintendo Switch)

Dig Dog

Dig Dog is an action roguelike platformer. Dig to discover treasure, adventure, and bones! Jump, dash, stomp and dig your way through a strange world inhabited by strange creatures.

Pros:

  • Pixel graphics.
  • 158mb download size.
  • Own achievement system.
  • Goal- dig around and find the bone to win the level. Thing Dig Dug and you’re sorted.
  • Two game modes- bone hunt (hard) and free dig (easy).
  • Controls-dig with directions and quick dig with a jump.
  • Two hearts life system.
  • Coins-find from enemies.
  • Pallette-unlock new color modes.
  • Timer-on off.
  • Screenshake slider.
  • Easy to get into.
  • Fun to play.
  • Great time waster.
  • Online Leaderboards.

Dig Dog

Cons:

  • No touchscreen support.
  • Can’t scroll the leaderboard.
  • Levels don’t randomize.
  • Little replayability.
  • Repetitive.
  • The timer is the only competitive element.

Dig Dog

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
7.2/10

Summary

Dig Dog is already a play on the game Dig Dug so it’s only fitting to say the gameplay is much the same. The formula is the same but the actual mechanics are different with every level feeling like a speed run event, enemies jump around and its all a lot faster. I like that you can unlock new palettes and it does mix it up a tad but overall its a short decent time waster that lacks any longevity.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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