Taizo Hori (ホリタイゾウ Hori Taizō), more commonly known under the alias Dig Dug (ディグダグ Digu Dagu), is the main character of the Dig Dug series; he has had several minor appearances in the Pac-Man series. He is enemies with Pooka and Fygar, and is the father of Mr. Driller.
Appearances alongside Pac-Man
Pac-Man Championship Edition series
An alternate skin found in the Pac-Man Championship Edition games turns Pac-Man into Dig Dug, sleeping ghosts into Pookas, and regular ghosts into Fygars. It originated as DLC for Championship Edition DX, and returned as a free unlockable in Championship Edition 2.
Pac-Man Kart Rally
Main article: Pac-Man Kart Rally
Dig Dug is one of the racers in Pac-Man Kart Rally. He is unlocked by default.
Main article: Pixel Runner!
Dig Dug, Pooka, and Fygar are unlockable characters. They appear alongside Pac-Man and the Ghost Gang.
Main article: Wreck-It Ralph
Dig Dug, along with Pooka and Fygar, make a cameo in Wreck-It Ralph at Game Central Station.
Dig Dug was originally going to be the homeless character in the movie. Namco did not want him in this role, due to him having a wife (Baraduke) and son (Mr. Driller); as such, the role was given to Q*bert instead.
- Dig Dug was set to make an appearance in the cancelled Don Bluth game Pac-Man Adventures. What his role was going to be is unknown.
- In 2009, a PC game was released titled Namco All-Stars: Pac-Man & Dig Dug. It features enhanced remakes of the original Pac-Man and Dig Dug, alongside the classic arcade versions.
- While not in the main game itself, Dig Dug technically makes an appearance in Pac-Man Party, as the original Dig Dug is included as a bonus game (alongside Pac-Man and Galaga).
|Main Characters||Pac-Man • Ms. Pac-Man • Jr. Pac-Man • Baby Pac-Man • Professor Pac-Man • Chomp-Chomp|
|Other Characters||Miru • Sour Puss • Pac-Devil • Sir Pac-A-Lot • Pac-Master • Pac-Master's Wife • Krystal • Fairy|
|Pac-Ghosts||Blinky • Pinky • Inky • Clyde • Sue • Funky • Spunky • Kinky • Tim • Orson • Yum-Yum|
|Main Antagonists||Ghost Witch • Toc-Man • Mesmerelda • Mollusc • Spooky • Erwin • Golvis • Ink Master • Mezmeron|
|Minor Antagonists||Gobblin • Jack • Wormwood • The Fiend|
|Pac-Man Party||Mr. Cookie • Patra • Roger • Woofa • Bearserk|
|Ghostly Adventures||Pacster • Cylindria • Spiral • Betrayus • Fuzbitz • Sir Cumference • Spheros • Dr. Buttocks • Butt-ler|
|Crossovers||Pooka • Fygar • Dig Dug • Mappy • Mr. Driller • The Prince • Mario|