Game Info: Diggers, the
|Developer||Millenium Interactive||Alt Title|
|Distributed by||Millenium Interactive||Programmer||Toby Simpson|
|Prod. Year||1993||Composer||Richard Joseph|
|Floppy Save||No||Fast RAM Compatible|
|CD32 Enhanced||CDDA, Language||AGA / ECS||AGA|
|Protection||No||Game Modes and features||- 1-Player|
|# of CD's||1||# of CDDA||8|
|Case Type||Jewel||CD Size||27 MB|
|Big Boxed||No||Age Rating||None|
|Reviewed||23. August. 2002||EAN Code|
|Release Date||16.January 1994||Screenformat||PAL|
|Comment||No, Diggers doesn’t contain hidden porn!!!|
Review By Haystack
This was the first game I tried for my CD32, and my first impression was
that it was a wicked game with a clumsy control interface -
it grows on you though. So because of that I decided to give Oscar a quick
try, the 2nd game on the compilation CD that came with the
launch of the CD32 back in 1993. Perhaps I was just fruity
back then, but I really liked that game too...ehm...anyway.... perhaps I
should return to the review!
Many cold winter-afternoons passed with me sitting in my tiny room
engulfed in the adventurous universe of Diggers. The exciting story
unfolds on the planet Zerg where 4 races are heading for the Zargon
Mineral Trading Centre to sign up for the annual one month of
free-digging! They all want to get a mining-contract
with the master-miner, who is you, so he can help them win the
contest of raising the most funds doing the one frantic month! Go-Go-Go!
As mentioned you're the master-miner and first off you get to pick one
of the 4 races that suits your personal style of tactics;
are you fond of sheer powerful manpower provided by the Quarriors, or more
all around miners - best represented with the Habbish or F´targs.
Or maybe you're more into have machines do the hard work for you (lazy boy...)
and in stead have a mining crew of Grablins that are excellent
runners? Or why not just deliberately try to sabotage the computer again
with the mighty Quarriors.
In the beginning of each level you have 5 diggers at your disposal. They
can each dig in 7 directions, run & walk, carry crystals mined
and teleport back to headquarters above ground and more. The emeralds,
gems and gold harvested can be brought to Zargon Mineral Trading Centre (ZMTC)
and sold to 3 different tradesmen to earn credit. At the ZMTC (break into
dance, one more time!), you can purchase new mining equipment such as
dynamite sticks; blow something up, mine-carts; you need to build track
for, elevators; creating work routes, tunnelers; fast drilling and much
more! It feels good getting a new piece of hardware testing it for the
first time...oh the thrills!
But before you use all your hard-earned credit on new mining stuff, you
might want to save it up as you have to earn a certain amount of credit in
each level before the Computer-Opponent does so to complete the level and
unlock the next levels where the stakes and demands are even higher!
Later in game the levels gets a lot tougher, and you really need to use
your equipment the right way and organize your drilling techniques to
maximum performance and efficiency. Trust me!
Diggers is truly a rewarding gaming experience for the tolerant and
patient player - contains a lot of gaming hours. Diggers was at
its release in 1993 highly original in every sense, featured a
hypnotic intro on the CD32 in several different languages and in
addition to that you got a Sleep/Trance CDDA track lasting more than
13 long soothing minutes!
Q: What more could you possible ask for?
A: No, Diggers doesn’t contain hidden porn