76. Ikari Warriors

Released: 1987
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Fun Fact: The player's mission in the game was to rescue a general, who was named in the Japanese and American versions after the former president of developer SNK and founder of publisher Tradewest respectively.

This arcade port was a hectic top-down shooter. Players waded through waves of enemy infantry, using grenades to take down bunkers and gun positions, and could steal enemy tanks that needed fuel canisters to keep rolling. The co-op play is what made Ikari Warriors so much fun, even if the home version lacked the joystick-and-spin-dial control scheme that made the arcade version a little easier to master.