Dig it! is a challenging puzzler that tasks you with helping direct a series of balls into holes by simply swiping to remove sand and create tunnels for the ball to roll through.

Well, we say simply, but nothing about Dig it! is simple. While it might start that way, pretty soon you’ll have multiple balls to guide, rocks and paddles to mess with, and a variety of other obstacles and useful items to help you.

But don’t worry, for we’re here to provide you with a bunch of tips and tricks to help you get past that tricky level. This guide is perfect for beginners but might not include tips for those who’ve already mastered the game. Bear that in mind.

Dig it! Tips and Tricks:

  • Plan ahead: If you want to avoid watching ad after punishing ad reminding you of your total and utter failure, you’ll want to plan ahead. Simply take a good glance at the ball and the hole and try and figure out the fastest, and safest, method of reaching the end.
  • Watch out for obstacles: There are loads of obstacles that will prevent your ball from making it safely to the end of the level. Often, you’ll easily miss this as they’re often a very similar colour to the sand. Always take a good glance for these first, and remove them if possible before moving on.
  • The ball follows the laws of physics: The ball respects the laws of physics, and there isn’t a thing you can do about it. That means you need to create ramps for it to roll down and make sure nothing is ever truly horizontal. The last thing you want is to guide your ball right to the end of the level, only for it to stop just before it falls into the hole. Maddening stuff.
  • Not all obstacles are actually obstacles: You can easily mistake all items in Dig it! for obstacles, but this can be so very far from the case. For example, in an early level, you can use a rock to fall onto a seesaw to propel your ball into the hole. There are a myriad of examples like this in the game. If you can’t beat it, use it.
  • Move only one ball at a time: During levels where there’s multiple balls to navigate, it’s easier to move just the one at a time. Otherwise it just gets messy as you frantically try and prevent mistakes with three balls at a time.