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Digger Digger - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Digger - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


The player controls an explorer who is being pursued by an army of strange monsters in a maze-like canyon. Dig a hole to trap a monster and then fill up a hole after a monster falls into it.

Digger was produced by Sega/Gremlin in 1980.

Sega/Gremlin released 21 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1976. Sega/Gremlin was based in United States.

Other machines made by Sega/Gremlin during the time period Digger was produced include: Deep Scan, Fortress, Head On, Head On 2, Invinco!, Monaco GP, Astro Blaster, Eliminator, Frogger, and Pulsar


Name Digger
Developer Sega/Gremlin (United States)
Year 1980
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7583
Class Wide Release
Genre Labyrinth/Maze
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
  • Buttons: 2 - DigFill
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Digger KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.05 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 3.60

Overall Like 5.00
Fun (Social) 5.00
Fun (Solo) 2.00
Collector Desire 1.00

Technical Rating: 2.50

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 2.00
Originality 1.00
Sound/Music 3.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

By digging a small hole in the door before the monsters come out you can lock them in indefinitely, then fill the maze with holes, allowing you to play almost indefinitely.

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Digger Census

There are 14,896 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,529 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,153 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Scarce - There are 4 known instances of this machine owned by Digger collectors who are active members. Of these, It is an original dedicated machine. One is a conversion in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 2 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Digger.

This game ranks a 2 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 2 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



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