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Dig tunnels underground and use an air pump to inflate and blow-up your enemies. You can also drop rocks on your foes. Dislodge two rocks and a bonus fruit or vegetable will appear in the center of the screen. A level ends when all the enemies have been destroyed.

Zigzag was produced by LAX in 1982.

LAX released only 1 machine in our database under this trade name. LAX was based in United States.

Other machines made by LAX during the time period Zigzag was produced include:


Name Zigzag
Developer LAX (United States)
Year 1982
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10533
Class Hack/ROM Swap
Genre Labyrinth/Maze
Conversion Class Namco Galaxian
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
  • Buttons: 1 - Pump
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

The game has an amusing cast of characters. Your two enemies are animated red tomatoes with yellow sunglasses and green dragons who can breathe fire. The player character is Zigzag, a blue and white robot equipped with a shovel and a pump.

Game Play

If you want to be extra greedy and get more points, eat all the dirt on the level. Leave only two enemies (because they will speed up, and three is too hard to handle). You don't need to eat every little bit of dirt (you can leave long passageways to slow down the enemies). Also leave only Pookas, since the Fygars can burn you through the dirt. After level 12, the screens repeat in waves of 4. There are patterns for these levels. Also, after level 36, all the enemies will speed up. You will have to use new patterns for all the other levels again.

This game does NOT give extra man after 900,000. The score will flip over at 1,000,000. It is very easy to get a score of 999,990 by eating dirt for ten points per section.

At level 256 the game will start over at level 1 and get easy again, but you will never get another extra man.

Zigzag KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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COPY OF: Dig Dug

This is a hack/ROM swap for Galaxian board sets.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Zigzag Census

There are 14,949 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,546 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,354 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 10 known instances of this machine owned by Zigzag collectors who are active members. Of these, It is an original dedicated machine (not another machine converted with a kit). 9 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 3 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

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


The game uses three Z80 microprocessors and a Namco 3-channel PSG for sounds.

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