The epitome of simple design. Throw a few characters in a maze, add some bombs & power ups. Last one standing wins.
Bomberman detonated his first bomb in 1983, making it a very successful franchise as he’s still cooking anything in his path today (over 70 games to date).
For me it became unmissable with addition of Super Bomberman on the SNES. The revolution was the addition of a 4 player adapter! The dynamic of having more than 2 players was stunning & for me this was the birth of the deathmatch.
I still find it hard to believe 4 people could have this much fun without plane tickets to Las Vegas..