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    Default Happy 30th Birthday, Dig Dug

    Ever since it first hit the arcades on April 19, 1982 (Although the Dig Dug name was first used commercially on April 8 thus technically making its 30th birthday today), Namco's Dig Dug has cemented itself as one of the truly iconic titles in gaming history.

    The premise of traveling underground to blowup dragons and tomato people with a bicycle pump turned out to be a huge draw with gamers, as it quickly became a smash hit in arcades across the world and would rival gaming giants like Pac Man in popularity and would eventually become equally successful on home consoles such as the Atari 2600 and the Nintendo Entertainment System.

    Dig Dug's popularity could have also been due to Atari's extensive ad campaign, which even included a theatrical trailer (dug up by gaming historian Patrick Patterson) used to promote the game before its US launch.

    You should give it watch. It'll make you go zonkers!:



    So let us all celebrate with a hearty round of Dig Dug! Happy Birthday Mr.Hori. May your legend continue to grow among a new generation of fans.
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    This is one of my favorite arcade games from when I had to stand on something to reach a joystick, see a monitor, and play at a cabinet.

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    Taizo Hori is !

    (Not fanart. This is how he appeared in Namco x Capcom.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by supersonic56 View Post
    Taizo Hori is !


    Even in Mr. Driller.

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    I own a Dig Dug game for the DS. Maybe I should get around to actually playing it. <<;
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    Celebration! \o/


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    ^Holy ****, 10 hours?!!! O_____O
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