Released June 4, 1985- Dig Dug
Dig Dug came to the Japanese market on the Nintendo Famicom on this day in 1985.
Players can use the air pump that you’re equipped with to pump the monsters to the point of exploding. Additionally, rocks are scattered through the levels that one can dig under and if timed just right, will fall on the monster’s heads.
The game has been rated the sixth most popular arcade game and its port was rated very highly as well. Subsequently, this leads to more versions and sequels. The game is still praised to this day.