Buying the Dig Dug cabinet

I had seen a post in the Google groups about a guy just south of Dayton that was selling working Contra and Super Contra machines. I knew that a friend of mine wanted a Contra, and it was a good deal at $150 so I thought I would go and check it out, it would be a fun roadtrip.

I knew that I would be using a truck that had room for one more game, and when I got there I found that this guy had a ton of games in a barn in the back of his house. He was trying to move some games for really cheap, everything in the cab for $50. I told him I was also kind of looking for a Dig Dug game. He pointed out a Land, Sea, and Air conversion that he said was in a Dig Dug cabinet. It was painted solid black on the side, but a couple of scratches showed that the artwork was in tact underneath and with a lot of work and elbow grease, could be cleaned and restored.

For $50, I couldn’t pass it up and knew that it would offset my total costs, so I took it home with me.

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