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]