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ALFTanner - 10/11/2022
There were 2 versions of Dig Dug released on Atari 8-bit computers. The first release was done by programmers from General Computer Corporation (GCC) in 1982. The dirt was solid, the enemies were 2 color, and the music stops when you stand still. Because of the 2 color enemies, there was some flicker, and the hit detections was not as good.
The second release was done by Datasoft and released in 1984. This is the release that was used on the 5200. The dirt on this release was spotted, and the enemies were 1 color, and the music plays when you stand still. This version had very little flicker and better hit detection.
Scott Stilphen - 14/02/2021
According to the September 1983 issue of The Video Game Update (page 89), Christopher Chance programmed this version.
Tempest - 03/05/2013
According to the source code Curt found, this version was done by Chris McQuilkin and Tracey Siesser.



Dig Dug atari screenshot
Dig Dug atari screenshot
Dig Dug atari screenshot


GenreArcade - MiscellaneousYear1982
LanguageMachine LanguagePublisherAtari
Players1, 2 (alt.)CountryUSA

Siesser, Tracy / McQuilkin, Chris

Graphic Artist(s)Medium Cartridge
Cover Artist(s)SerialRX8026
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Atari, Atari France.

The updated 1983 release can be found here.
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