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    The gameplay of Diggers is similar in some ways to Lemmings, with the player issuing orders to his five miners, not directly controlling them.

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    Diggers is a puzzle-solving video game for the MS-DOS in which the player takes control of a mining team excavating a planet for precious minerals. Play Diggers online!

    Diggers game description

    Diggers is a Lemmings-style puzzle game where you command five alien miners (from a choice of four clans) and various gadgets to dig for treasure. The game is divided in excavation areas. Each area has a set amount of money you must raise before moving into the next one. To do so, you must sell your collected treasure to the bank.

    The game is set on the planet Zarg, where four races are vying for the gems and ores buried there. The four races are: the Habbish, who dig quickly and have high endurance, yet are impatient and prone to wander off; Grablins, who dig the fastest, have good stamina but are weak fighters; Quarriors, who are slow diggers but strong fighters; and the F’Targs, who are mediocre but regain their health quickly.

    You select your “Diggers” by clicking on them with the left mouse button, and making them do a desired action by right-clicking on the screen and choosing from a icon menu.

    Each clan has different characteristics and stats: for example the Grablins clan resembles fantasy dwarfs and has the fastest diggers. The Quarriors clan has the strongest miners, less likely to die in a fight with enemy diggers.

    At any time the player can teleport a miner back to the starting point and send him to the ‘Zargon Stock Exchange’, in order to trade the finds for money. Only three commodities are traded at one time, and the prices for each fluctuate depending on how much of a particular item has recently been sold. Here the player may also visit a shop and buy special mining tools, such as dynamite, automated drillers and bridge components. The miners themselves are expendable (though a monetary loss will be incurred for each lost worker), with a fresh set of five available each time a new level is entered.

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