When a giant mole kidnaps the love of your life, there’s only one thing to do: dig deep and get her back!
Diggerman’s instant appeal owes a lot to its smart, simple controls. As your prospector hero shovels downward on a diagonal slant, tap either side of the screen to guide him closer to his sweetheart, trapped 1,200 feet beneath the surface.
The deeper you go, the greater the peril. Tunnelling beneath a boulder sends it rolling after you, Raiders of the Lost Ark–style. Spiderwebs and thick stone outcroppings slow you down for a second or two, which is especially dangerous when dynamite is counting down to detonation.
It takes a deft hand to keep up the pace while snagging nearby batteries so your miner doesn’t run out of juice (and take a literal dirt nap). Zigzagging at breakneck speed makes it all too easy to accidentally pierce a lava-filled pocket, run afoul of hungry cave bats or barrel headlong into a spiked crate.
Each new checkpoint is a spot you can continue from later – for a price. Will you save enough gold (earned by digging and from special stations) to buy crucial shortcuts? Or will you spend your dough on more efficient miners instead, like a pickaxe-wielding prisoner or a rock star who shreds dirt with his guitar?
In the end, a romantic rescue – and a frantically fun boss battle – awaits. But only if you can burrow with the best of them.