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Taizo Hori (Dig Dug)
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Published: July 2, 2012
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Taizo Hori, the hero of Dig Dug, is father to the more recent hero Susumu Hori from Mr. Driller. Dig Dug was released 30 years ago and remains a classic from the golden age of arcade games.

Taizo Hori was the second most popular character in the Top 10 Namco characters poll I held recently. There's still time to vote for your favourites. Just respond to the following topic: [link]
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DaBair|Hobbyist General Artist
HEEEEEERE'S DUGGY! (LOL it's a reference to another pic I saw of him on here.)
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I remember this game! I still hate those Frygars to this day...good times... :)
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I should've said something here myself like times ago but gosh, I love your rendition of Taizo, it's a great blend between his arcade and Mr.Driller-self!

BTW I have a headcanon that he and Mario used to be close buds back in 1980's when Mario was still a looking for a job (being the carpenter and zookeeper and such, hahah) and the way his "Dig Dug"-incident had made him famous made Mario try harder to find a job which can help lots of people. (And that would be... plumbing. I dunno.)
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fryguy64|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks dude! I put Taizo through a lot of different designs before settling on this one :)
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This drill, etc. Yeah, good old times of Dig Dug. Nice work on him, and I really dig (pun intended) the undreground-like background.
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fryguy64|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice punning work! Haha!
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Nice, I liked Dig Dug. :D Funny thing is as a kid I first played Dig Dug 2 on the NES, and didn't really get to play the original until years later in one of the "Namco Museum" compilation games.
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fryguy64|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Same here! Haha! I'm still trying to track down the Namco collections. I've got just about every other retro gaming collection ;)
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I have a few myself. (Like Midway Arcade Treasures, and Sonic Mega Collection) ;) I love video game compilation games, and I'm getting the "Kirby's Dream Collection" anniversary game disc when it comes out.
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fryguy64|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooh yes, I have all three Midway Arcade Treasures, both Capcom Classics, Taito Legends 1 & 2 and Atari Anthology (all PS2), plus Sonic Mega & Gems Collections on GameCube. And lots of Virtual Console. I love me some old games :D
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