Doug Dug.

Go­ing un­der­ground

Mac Format - - RATED | IOS APPS - £1.49 De­vel­oper The Elec­tric Toy Company, doug­dug.com Works with iPhone, iPod touch, iPad Ver­sion 1.1 Age 9+ Novem­ber 2014 |

Doug is a dwarf on a mis­sion: to get his grubby paws on the big­gest col­lec­tion of trea­sure imag­in­able. He digs deep un­der­ground, un­earthing bling but also nas­tier things, such as spi­ders, ghouls, and un­sta­ble boxes of TNT.

Con­trol­ling Doug’s es­capades is sim­ple: drag in a di­rec­tion to dig that way. Find a power-up, such as a support or a golden shovel for su­per­fast dig­ging, and you tap to ac­ti­vate it. What’s less sim­ple is stay­ing alive. From the off you’re at risk from cave-ins, and you have to bal­ance greed with the like­li­hood of be­ing crushed to death. Soon, you’ll en­counter lava, ex­plo­sions, and pre­car­i­ous drops, a few too many of which are leaps into the un­known. For the most part, though, this is per­fect iOS gaming – it looks great, con­trols well, and of­fers a mod­ern take on clas­sic dig­ging ti­tles such as Dig Dug and Mr Driller. Craig Gran­nell

An ad­dic­tive and re­ward­ing ar­cade ti­tle that’s easy to get into, but of­fers plenty of depth (oho!).

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