Thursday, September 18, 2008

Digger ! DOS Game. Want to Play it Again !

Digger ! Nobbin Hobbin Emerald Gold Bonus ! Love to play it again and again.

Had you played it? Very Long Back? What has happened to this game now?

I still remember playing it in the computer class which I used to attend when I was in Class 5 (1992). My friends and I had joined a computer training institute where we got the basic computer knowledge.

Now coming to the game:
Digger DOS Game was created by Rob Sleath, Windmill software in 1983. It was available in 5.25" floppy disk for the IBM PCs. As it requires a genuine CGA card, it didn't work on modern PCs. It was running on the old systems with DOS (MS DOS and PC DOS) as the Operating System.

In the game, You should control the Digger and eat all the emerald to go to next level without getting bitten by Nobbins and Hobbins.

In 1998 Digger Remastered was created by Andrew Jenner, which runs on all PCs with CGA or better and plays just like the original. Now even available for MS Windows also. There is an Online Java Digger Remastered version made by Marek Futrega. I also have the same Java version put on to my website in Digger Game page. I play it many times.

The Official Digger Remastered Site gives you a lots of details and stories about this game. Check it.

I want to tell a bit about the times when we used to play digger in 1992.
There were only 2 systems in the computer training institute . The system we used to play Digger did not have a Hard Disk and was an old one (I think it was a 286 system, earlier to Pentium). We used to boot the system using MS DOS Bootable 5.25" Inch Floppy disk. Then remove the boot disk. Load the games disk. Play the game! Another system (386 system) was a bit more speed than that old one and had a Hard Disk also but the capacity was just 20 MB! Digger used to run very fast in this system, so we were not playing digger in the system with more speed.

Once I had made a highest score of 21000. Next day my friend took a challenge and sat playing Digger for more than an hour and made a score of 29000 ! We were expecting him to cross 30000 but the power went off..

Really those days were too exciting.. Happy Memories..

Keep Playing Digger ! - Lokesh

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