Mr. Do! was released in December 1982. It was also licensed to Taito.
Mr. Do! was inspired by "Dig Dug
" and was the first in a series of four Mr. Do! games. Mr. Do! was one of video-gaming's biggest arcade successes. Unfortunately for Universal, none of their other games could match it in commercial terms.
It is the game responsible for launching the kit game craze in the U.S. video game industry.
David Breckon holds the official record for this game with 26,030,050 points.
A bootleg of this game is known as "Mr. Lo!
", and another is called "Mr. Du!
There are several well-known hacks of Mr Do! which are as follows :
Mr. DigDo! - graphics changed to make them look more like those of Namco's "Dig Dug
Mr. Jong - Changes the clown into an old Chinese man, the monsters into clowns and the apples into mahjong blocks.
Yankee Do! - Changes the graphics to make them more American patriotic.