Kirby starts in the desert sands but soon plunges into underground ruins. The hero must dig through clay and unlock gates with keys in order to progress. Grindarr and a Mega Grindarr guard the ruins, however, so Kirby must be careful. Drill Cottas bore through the stage's clay in great numbers--some of them are more menacing than others.
- Mega Grindarr figurine
- "Top Ride Medley" music
- Grindarr figurine
- Drill Cotta figurine
- "Space Area" music
- The stage features a rearrangement of Radish Ruins' theme from Kirby & The Amazing Mirror. Also featured are two tracks taken directly from the Japanese version of the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! episode Caterpillar Thriller (called "More Dig and Dash" and "Evade and Dig and Dash" in this game).
- It is possible to clear this stage in less than a minute using a glitch. The Goal of Dig and Dash is situated in the stage's first room, but is blocked off by a thick wall with Grindarr built into it. The player must move Kirby to the upper area in front of the wall, then draw a rainbow rope at a steep incline. If the pink puff rolls up it at a specific angle while Tap Dashing, he can briefly pass out of bounds, letting him roll atop the wall and into the area with the Goal.