Inside the Arcade: “Dig Dug” (1982)
Let’s Pump It Up
It was marketed as a “strategic digging game”. It turns out that in 1982, digging was not just about making a hole. Not anymore!
Our guy’s name was “Dig Dug”. He was a modified-looking Smurf with a lot of moxie. He came equipped with tools to excavate the dirt and a pump to inflate enemies until they burst. He didn’t f@#k around.