* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: According to SonicForHire, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pe1asT1W9vw it seems to view Dig Dug as a psychopath who randomly kills creatures for fun.]]
** DeathBattle [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmeHoW2wNEQ seems to think the same as well.]]
* FridgeHorror: The low-resolution graphics and fun nature of the game make it hard to initially notice how horrific a death you are inflicting against your opponents.
** In ''Dig Dug II'', you can kill enemies by jackhammering the ground beneath them so they fall into the water. At the end of the level, any remaining enemies will try to escape by... jumping into the water. Are they committing suicide?
* IAmNotShazam: ''Dig Dug'' actually refers to the events of the game, canonically known in the ''Dig Dug/Mr. Driller'' universe as "The Dig Dug Incident".