Mr. Do! is an arcade game that was released by Universal in 1982. Game play is somewhat similar to Dig Dug. In Mr. Do! you play the role of a circus clown who digs tunnels and collects cherries while avoiding or defeating red monsters called creeps. Progressing to the next level can be accomplished in various ways. You can collect all of the cherries, destroy all the creeps, collect a diamond, or collect all the letters to spell EXTRA which you do by scoring enough points. Creeps can be defeated by digging under apples to crush them or by throwing your “power ball” at them.
Mr. Do! was very popular at the time of its release leading to a quick sequel, Mr. Do!’s castle. That game actually started life as a non-Mr. Do! game but was modified to reap the benefits of Mr. Do!’s popularity. Interestingly, the game is somewhat similar to Dig Dug and the games were released at almost the same time. Both were popular games at the time though Dig Dug seems to be the more widely recognized today.
Mr. Do! was ported to a wide variety of systems, including the Atari 2600, ColecoVision, Atari 8-bit computers, Commodore 64, Game Boy, Super Nintendo, Neo Geo, and Game Boy Color. The arcade version also found its way to the Wii Virtual Console in 2010.