Released in 1982, right as Pacman Fever was settling down, some brilliant designers at Namco thought up a dynamite idea for a maze game. Instead of having the player search through the maze, why not have them make it themselves? Coupling the novel concept with fitting characters and a catchy soundtrack, and thus Dig Dug was born. Featuring ambidextrous controls and smashing side art, Dig Dug was an instant hit in the arcade. It features two distinct ways to play and a variety of stages, Dig Dug is understandably a classic.