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Gaming Evolution
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Gaming Evolution
Gaming Evolution
Developed By: Creat Studios
Published y: Creat Studios
Genre: Puzzle
Players: 1-2
Rated: E (Everyone)
Release Date: October 1, 2009
Screenshots: Link
Price: $9.99
Written by: Marcus Prunty

Treasure hunting can be oh so much fun, and while many games released today like Uncharted and Tomb Raider feature treasure hunting personalities like Nathan Drake and Laura Croft, back in 1983 we had the Digger. The Digger was a cool little car that dug in the earth in search of emeralds and had to do battle with evil monsters who tried to stop him. It was as simple and unforgiving as that. Games nowadays have an easy out for the player in the form of continues and checkpoints but back in 1983 with the original Digger, there was no such mercy. You had three lives and if you lost them you started over from the first level, which frustrated the heck out of you, but that is how games were back then.

Fast forward 26 years to 2009 and Digger gets a reboot on the PS3. The graphics and music are bumped up to high definition quality. The levels look amazing compared to the original 8-bit counterpart and the music is upbeat and exciting, unlike the funeral-like music of the original. The gameplay still only allows you to go horizontal and vertical as you dig your way to treasures and avoid or kill the monsters. However, Creat Studios, who is responsible for the new incarnation Digger HD, gave it the new video game mentality by letting you continue from where you lost all your lives, which makes this game way easier then the original. They also added in a co-op mode where you and another player can play the arcade and the survival modes together. This makes it even easier to take down those annoying monsters in order to gain access to the treasure.

For all the people that remember the original, will be happy to know that Creat Studios has added the original Digger title to the Digger HD package and is known as Vintage. The original version of the game plays exactly like the 1986 release, which is not for the faint of heart. The graphics and levels are super basic but the gameplay is very unforgiving. You’re also able to play the Arcade and Survival modes solely on your own to test your skills at being a treasure hunter. I will say it one more time; the original game is very unforgiving and will put your skills to the test.

This is the kind of game I love seeing remade, because the original Digger was a classic and fun to play even though it was very hard to stay alive long enough to beat the game. The new graphics and music and the introduction of the co-op mode has given new life to this franchise. This is how treasure hunting use to be no dialogue just you and your truck hunting for gems. This game is a bit pricey at $9.99; however, I found the game to be hours of fun so if you love nostalgia try this game out it can be challenging and fun. Digger HD is a great pickup cause of the simplistic control scheme. So get to digging for treasure, because the Digger is here to help you get the job done.


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