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Bomberman VS Dig Dug
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Overall Episode 11
Season Episode 11
Air date April 25th, 2011
Written by Ben Singer
Animated by Ben Singer
Episode link Rooster Teeth
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Episode 11 - White Bomber vs Taizo Hori! Two retro masters of terrain and ultimate destruction battle it out!

Bomberman VS Dig Dug is the 11th episode of DEATH BATTLE!, featuring Bomberman from the eponymous game series and Dig Dug from the eponymous game series in a battle between puzzle-action game heroes.

Interlude

(*Cues: Invader - Jim Johnston*)

Wiz: Today, two experts of destruction and masters of terrain will fight to the bitter end.

Boomstick: White Bomber, the Bomberman.

Wiz: And Taizo Hori, aka Dig Dug.

Boomstick: He's Wiz and I'm Boomstick.

Wiz: And it's our jobs to analyze their weapons, armour and skills to find out who would win... a Death Battle.

Bomberman

(*Cues: Unknown Theme*)

Boomstick: Bomberman is a psychopathic cyborg slave forced to duel other slaves to the death in dimly-lit maze-like arenas for the entertainment of alien terrorists.

Wiz: No, no, not that Bomberman, Boomstick.

(*Cues: Classic Mode/Standard Battle (Original) - Bomberman Generation*)

Wiz: White Bomber, the Bomberman, an alien robot warrior from the planet Bomber who belongs to an intergalactic police force protecting the galaxy.

Boomstick: Oh. Well, his method of saving those planets is blowing the shit out of them, so he's alright with me.

Wiz: Right! Bomberman cares little for the environment he is supposedly protecting, making him an unpredictable opponent.

Boomstick: Bomberman's answer to every problem is... explosions! Got a locked door? Blow it up! Behind on taxes? Blow them up! Have a naggy wife? Blow her ass up too! His arsenal consists of bombs, bombs, and more bombs, which usually take about two or three seconds to detonate. And while the explosions start off small, they can be upgraded to destroy an entire acre all at once. Plus, he can charge a bomb up to over four times its size for maximum destruction.

Wiz: While blasting his way through planet after planet, Bomberman finds numerous power-ups buried beneath the earth. 

(*Cues: Battle Game - Bomberman Jetters*)

Wiz: Bomb Up gives him extra bombs, Accelerator increases his running speed, Armor gives him temporary immunity, the Explosion Expander gives his bombs a power boost, and Bomb Kick and Power Glove let him kick and throw bombs at his own leisure.

Boomstick: And when he picks up Super Bombs, you know he means business. I'm talkin' T2: Judgement Day business.

Wiz: Bomberman can also hatch and tame wild Rooeys, kangaroo-like creatures which give White Bomber a distinct advantage in battle.

Boomstick: Each Rooey has a different ability, though generally they are very fast, have incredibly good jumping skills, can step over bombs, and sacrifice themselves for Bomberman if need be. Kind of like Yoshi.

Wiz: Which brings up Bomberman's weakness: his own weapons. If White Bomber's careless, he can easily get caught in his own explosion or trap himself between a wall and his dropped bombs.

Boomstick: Yeah, Bomberman's pretty good at blowing shit up, but he's not so hot when it comes to defusing his own explosives, but he's survived through a crap-ton of games, leaving behind many smoldering piles of rubble that used to be planets, towns, and families.

Bomberman: I did it!

Dig Dug

(*Cues: Dig Dug Game Room Theme - Namco Museum Vol.3*)

Wiz: Dig Dug is an expert excavator and executioner. He consistently traverses the underground to slay dragons. His real name is Taizo Hori, which literally means "I want to dig". He is also the father of the more recent phenomenon, Mr. Driller.

Boomstick: Dig Dug has two loves in life: diggin' and killin'. His main weapon is one of the most cruel and deadly weapons I've ever seen. It's pretty much a cross between a bike pump and a harpoon.

Wiz: An odd weapon, which I would normally question the efficiency of...

Boomstick: But when he stabs you with it, you're gonna wish you die any other way than what Mr. Dig Dug has planned for you.

Wiz: The average human body can only take around 15 pounds per square inch of air pressure before death is assured. Every time Dig Dug pumps, over 10 PSI is injected into his victim, quickly immobilizing them. Two or three pumps later, Dig Dug's target combusts.

Boomstick: That is one horrible way to die! Imagine after being impaled, you're then slowly filled with air until you explode. Oh man, this guy is sick!

Wiz: Dig Dug also has a jackhammer, which he uses to burrow through the earth at an unimaginable speed. He has total control over his terrain and can manuever through the ground just as easily as walking through an empty field, climbing and crawling without slowing down.

Boomstick: That jackhammer can even force entire islands to split apart, but the strangest thing is the sound it makes. You'd think a jackhammer would sound like this:

(*jackhammer sound*)

Boomstick: But Dig Dug's sounds like this:

(*Dig Dug walking sound*)

Wiz: Actually, Boomstick, that sound seems to occur each time he takes a step, not just when he's drilling.

Boomstick: So... what? It's his feet? Man, that would get really annoying. No wonder this guy is a psycho.

Wiz: Dig Dug possesses great physical endurance, climbing and digging tirelessly for unprecedented amounts of time, and yet he is easily defeated when tackled by a tomato with eyes.

Boomstick: What?

Wiz: Yes, Dig Dug battles both ferocious dragons and living tomatos.

Boomsticks: Who in the hell thought walking tomatos with goggles were on-par with fire-breathing ghost dragons?

(*Dig Dug Pumps up dragon three times*)

(*The Dragon explodes*)

(*The Dig Dug level complete jingle plays*)

Death Battle

(*Cues: Stage Theme - Bomberman NES*)

Bomberman is riding a Rooey across Dig Dug's field when they suddenly cross Dig Dug.

FIGHT!

(*Cues: Battle - Bomberman 64*)

Dig Dug fires his harpoon, which the Rooey gets out of the way of, then it dashes into Dig Dug six times. After the last hit, Dig Dug sees a bomb dropped by Bomberman and quickly burrows into the ground. The explosion destroys a block and reveals an Explosion Expander, which Bomberman goes for. Dig Dug sneaks up underneath Bomberman, stabbing his harpoon into the Rooey. After four pumps, the Rooey explodes, leaving Bomberman on the ground. He then quickly gets up, lifts up a bomb, charges it twice, then drops it into the hole. Dig Dug sees it and runs away once again. The explosion destroys more blocks, revealing four power-ups: Accelerator, Explosion Expander, Bomb-Up, and Bomb Kick. Bomberman walks over and picks all four of them up before following Dig Dug's trail and kicking a bomb in his direction.

(*Cues: Masker - Bomberman 64*)

Dig Dug turns around and uses his harpoon to deflect it. Bomberman then kicks it and plays bomb soccer with Dig Dug, with the cycle continuing until Bomberman throws another bomb. Both flee as the bombs' both create huge plus-shaped explosions, destroying many blocks, underneath them the Super Bomb, which Bomberman grabs. Dig Dug continues fleeing, digging his way upward towards the surface as Bomberman holds the Super Bomb in his hand, charging it to four times its size, before throwing it. The explosion from it is so great that Dig Dug, who nearly made it, is in the air with no blocks around him, causing him to fall down in front of Bomberman, who has another Super Bomb for him.

(*Cues: Boss Intro #2 - Bomberman 64*)

As Bomberman charges it twice, Dig Dug quickly fires his harpoon at Bomberman, causing him to drop the Super Bomb, then pumps him twice before digging underneath to escape the inevitable explosion. Bomberman slowly recovers, then turns to see his Super Bomb about to go off. His eyes turn large and cartoonish as he lets out a scream before the Super Bomb explodes, leaving a huge hole in the ground. Dig Dug then looks over at the newly-made hole, seeing that his opponent was obliterated by his own weapon.

K.O.!

Results

(*Cues: Dig Dug REMIX - Trailer Theme*)

Boomstick: Yeah, explosions!

Wiz: Dig Dug is a difficult opponent for anyone to beat, not for brute strength but maneuverability.  Dig Dug had complete control over the terrain right off the bat, while Bomberman was forced to rely on his power ups for success.

Boomstick: Taking the fight into the ground gave Dig Dug a huge advantage.

Wiz: Even after if it looked like Bomberman took the lead, Dig Dug proved he could control his opponent just as much as he can control his environment.

Boomstick: Bomberman sure went out with a bang.

Wiz: The winner is Dig Dug.

Trivia

DEATH BATTLE Episodes
Season 1 1 Boba Fett VS Samus Aran2 Akuma VS Shang Tsung3 Rogue VS Wonder Woman4 Goomba VS Koopa5 Haggar VS Zangief6 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Battle Royale7 Zitz VS Leonardo8 Yoshi VS Riptor9 Felicia VS Taokaka10 Kratos VS Spawn11 Bomberman VS Dig Dug12 Vegeta VS Shadow13 Mario VS Sonic (2011)14 Justin Bieber VS Rebecca Black14.5 DEATH BATTLE! vs The World15 Luke Skywalker VS Harry Potter16 Chun-Li VS Mai Shiranui17 Starscream VS Rainbow Dash18 Master Chief VS Doomguy19 Eggman VS Wily20 Zelda VS Peach21 Thor VS Raiden22 Link VS Cloud23 Batman VS Spider-Man24 Pikachu VS Blanka25 Goku VS Superman
Season 2 26 He-Man VS Lion-O27 Shao Kahn VS M. Bison28 Ryu Hayabusa VS Strider Hiryu29 Ivy VS Orchid30 Fox McCloud VS Bucky O'Hare31 Terminator VS RoboCop32 Luigi VS Tails32.5 Vegeta VS Mewtwo?33 Pokémon Battle Royale34 Fulgore VS Sektor35 Godzilla VS Gamera36 Batman VS Captain America37 Tigerzord VS Gundam Epyon38 Ryu VS Scorpion39 Deadpool VS Deathstroke40 Kirby VS Majin Buu41 Ragna VS Sol Badguy42 Gaara VS Toph43 Boba Fett VS Samus Aran (Remastered)44 Chuck Norris VS Segata Sanshiro45 Guts VS Nightmare46 Iron Man VS Lex Luthor47 Beast VS Goliath48 Solid Snake VS Sam Fisher49 Darth Vader VS Doctor Doom50 Goku VS Superman 251 Donkey Kong VS Knuckles52 Wolverine VS Raiden53 Hercule Satan VS Dan Hibiki54 Yang VS Tifa55 Mega Man VS Astro Boy56 Green Arrow VS Hawkeye57 Pokémon VS Digimon
Season 3 58 Dante VS Bayonetta59 Bowser VS Ganon60 Ratchet & Clank VS Jak & Daxter61 Flash VS Quicksilver62 Joker VS Sweet Tooth63 Mewtwo VS Shadow64 Meta VS Carolina65 Cammy VS Sonya66 Tracer VS Scout67 Ken VS Terry68 Amy Rose VS Ramona Flowers69 Hulk VS Doomsday70 Zoro VS Erza71 Deadpool VS Pinkie Pie
Season 4 72 Lara Croft VS Nathan Drake73 Scrooge McDuck VS Shovel Knight74 Venom VS Bane75 Power Rangers VS Voltron76 Natsu VS Ace77 Sub-Zero VS Glacius78 Android 18 VS Captain Marvel79 Metal Sonic VS Zero80 Lucario VS Renamon81 Balrog VS TJ Combo82 Shredder VS Silver Samurai83 Smokey Bear VS McGruff the Crime Dog84 Thor VS Wonder Woman85 Naruto VS Ichigo86 Batman Beyond VS Spider-Man 209987 Sephiroth VS Vergil
Season 5 88 Black Panther VS Batman89 Raven VS Twilight Sparkle90 Jotaro VS Kenshiro91 Crash VS Spyro92 Sora VS Pit93 Leon Kennedy VS Frank West94 Doctor Strange VS Doctor Fate95 Ryu VS Jin96 Samurai Jack VS Afro Samurai97 Carnage VS Lucy98 Optimus Prime VS Gundam99 Nightwing VS Daredevil100 Mario VS Sonic (2018)101 Ultron VS Sigma102 Roshi VS Jiraiya103 Thanos VS Darkseid
Season 6 104 Aquaman VS Namor105 Mega Man Battle Royale106 Black Widow VS Widowmaker107 Captain Marvel VS Shazam108 Wario VS King Dedede109 Ben 10 VS Green Lantern110 Weiss VS Mitsuru111 Johnny Cage VS Captain Falcon112 Aang VS Edward Elric113 Ghost Rider VS Lobo114 Dragonzord VS Mechagodzilla115 Sasuke VS Hiei116 Ganondorf VS Dracula117 Mob VS Tatsumaki118 Deadpool VS Mask119 All Might VS Might Guy
Season 7 120 Miles Morales VS Static121 Black Canary VS Sindel122 Leonardo VS Red Ranger Jason123 Genos VS War Machine124 Gray VS Esdeath125 Goro VS Machamp126 Cable VS Booster Gold127 Obi-Wan Kenobi VS Kakashi128 Danny Phantom VS American Dragon Jake Long129 She-Ra VS Wonder Woman130 Beerus VS Sailor Galaxia131 Zuko VS Shoto Todoroki132 Flash VS Sonic132.5 The Seven Battle Royale133 Winter Soldier VS Red Hood134 Venom VS Crona*
*Currently unreleased
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