Composer: Tadashi Kimijima
System: Nintendo Entertainment System, Sega Master System
Date: 1986

Two chubby dinosaurs. Lots and lots of bubbles. Sure, Bubble Bobble looked childish, but it was brilliant in its simplicity. It was one hundred levels of elegant design, based on platforming fundamentals. The main theme was constant, looping over and over like a runaway merry-go-round. Somehow, however, the song never got irritating. It was addictive and sweet, like the fruit and candy that the dinosaurs munched by the dozens.