Possibly the world's most sadistic game. Dig Dug is an Arcade game from the Midway and Namco heydey of games such as Pac-Man Galaga
and Rally X
. The game stars a white-clad miner named Dig Dug who has been charged with the task of ridding the tunnels below his home of monsters, usually strange google-things and cute dragons. The object of the game, as such, is to destroy them all, oftentimes the last enemy will attempt to escape.
The sadistic part is that you only have two weapons with which to dispatch your enemies. One of which is by digging paths underneath boulders, causing them to fall down, and hopefully crush your prey, not too sadistic, right? Well, the main way you'll be dispatching cute goggle-wearing google thingies and cute-looking baby-ish dragons is with your trusty harpoon and air pump. Yes, that's right, Dig Dug spears them with a harpoon, then uses an air pump to inflate them like balloons until they explode.
Dig Dug hunted down the last orange google, and laughed maniacally as he inflated the poor thing until it burst.
What the hell were the Japanese on when they made this game?