Diggin’ Dogs is a cute puzzle game released by Chillingo Ltd.
“As the old saying goes, ‘give the dog a bone.’ In Diggin’ Dogs you do just that. Guide your intrepid pups as they dig through the earth, collect bones and buried treasure, avoid hazards and have a good old-fashioned sniff around in this loveable adventure!“
This game is simple in design. The three dogs dig down into the puzzle area. You need to dig away at the ground below the dogs and cut their way deeper into the earth avoiding the dangers, collecting coins and finally find the golden boot at the end of the level.
Within the level will be three bones, you need to collect these to unlock later areas in the game.
There are also hats that can be located in some level. These are power ups that can draw coins towards you or zap mushrooms, to remove the danger.
Currently, the game includes 5 areas with 12 levels in each (60 in total). Hopefully more will be adding in the future.
For my liking the puzzle side is a little to simple to start with especially for the forest level.
The game is control by using your finger to cut away the ground. You can swipe on the dogs to make them jump a little and there are also touch sensitive buttons and areas in the level from time to time.
The graphics and sound are excellent, the graphics of the cute dogs drawing you in.
There is an in-app purchase where you can unlock all the levels, but this is not needed as long as you are reasonable at picking up the bones in each level.
On the upside:
- Cute game.
- Some nicely designed puzzles.
On the downside:.
- Screen scrolling can be an issue due to the focus on all three dogs.
- Not Universal.
Overall, this is a really fun and playable puzzle game. It has cute dogs and well designed puzzles. If I could get the comparison with Where’s my Water out of my head then I would have called it very original. The two games have different gameplay and I feel that Diggin’ Dog does cut it’s own path. If you are looking for a fun puzzle game for your iPhone or iPod then this one is certainly worth a look.
Size: 16.1 MB
Price (at time of review): £0.69