GAUNTLET (1985)
Complex Says: The four-player co-op game that spawned an entire generation, Gauntlet unabashedly threw you into the nerdy boots of a wizard, elf, valkyrie, or warrior for top-down dungeon mayhem. Sure, it’s the dorky dad of all the Final Fight/TMNT-style arcade games—but without him, said games wouldn’t exist. Remember that the next time you roll your eyes when YOUR dad makes a stupid joke.