I Dig It Expeditions Review
- Publisher: InMotion Software, LLC
- Genre: Adventure
- Released: 25 Nov, 2009
- Size: 23.1 MB
- Price: $2.99
- The game allows players to use their iPod during gameplay.
- Players are able to use their iPod during gameplay.
- Players can continue current games if they exit the application.
- The controls can be a little finicky – you might dig down by accident when you want to turn.
- The game mechanics take a bit of getting used to - juggling fuel, heat and hull levels with digging.
- The game can be quite difficult without some kind of planning or dig strategy.
If you’re a fan of other I Dig It titles, then there are some nice updates and changes to keep you entertained, if you’re new to the series you might want to try a lite version first.
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I Dig It Expeditions is the next release in the I Dig It series and not only offers players changes to the game format and displays but also to the game mode and story itself. Players must still uncover more hidden fossils, treasures and other goodies, without destroying their dig vehicle or running out of fuel.
Players drill into the earth by using the on screen joystick and like the original, players can drill in any direction but upwards. However, players will need to drill deep in order to discover items to get enough some cash together to buy some needed upgrades to your vehicle. The controls work well but are a bit too sensitive; you might find yourself drilling down when you try to stop or drill to the side.
The visuals look very sharp and feature some great details, such as the screen growing darker the deeper you dig. The sound is simple but thankfully players are able to use their iPod during gameplay. There is one main story mode but there are around 4 extra modes available for each level, such as a free mode, money and points challenges and the story expedition.
For fans of the series, I Dig It Expeditions is a welcomed addition but it might be a daunting to new players. The game is significantly challenging and requires a lot of your time if you want to get quite far in it; this isn’t a 30 second arcade game. Regardless, I Dig It Expeditions is still a strong, well developed game that strategy and puzzle fans will certainly ‘dig’.
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"This game surpasses many titles on both DS and PSP" - Go! Go! Mob,
"Without hesitation, we say buy this game." - Slide To Play,
"I Dig It Expeditions takes the same popular formula of the original and improves upon it in nearly every way imaginable" - Touch Arcade,
"Graphics and sound are downright excellent. If you played the original, this game bests it." - Phoneblog.com
"It’s a fun throw back to old school gaming with enough modern wrinkles to keep it on my iPhone..." - Games Plus Blog
Touch Arcade 4.5/5 Best Games Nov. '09
Slide To Play 4/4 Score
Go!Go! Mob Award
Pocket Gamer 9/10 Gold Award
Embark on an epic adventure with the fantastic digging machine. Travel the world in search of ancient artifacts, lost civilizations, and unimaginable treasure.
Manage fuel, temperature, damage, cargo space, oxygen, etc while searching for underground diggins. Sell your rare collection of artifacts to earn cash. Use cash to upgrade your digging machine, make repairs, or purchase additional supplies. Discover new hazards, such as ocean currents, methane gas pockets, geo-thermal vents, and a new species unknown to man...
Featuring 4 unique locations around the world:
* Mid-West United States
* Antarctic tundra
* South American Amazon
* South Asian Ocean
* 6-10 hours of game-play in the campaign
* Plus hours of additional challenges
* Freeplay mode
* Save checkpoints along the way
* New full screen map to chart your underground tunnels
* Dozens of new supplies available to help along the way
* New inventory screen to manage your diggins and supplies
What's New in Version 1.3* New and improved Tutorial
* Bug fixes
* Unlocked all levels