We had startling amounts of fun with X1 for PC when I was smaller. Even taking turns and shouting advice was entertaining because none of us knew anything! It's easy now that I figured out dash-jumping, where the giant pink blaster is...but still, the mobility is astounding for a platformer. I can't go back to the slide.
Boomer(ang) Kuwanger: basically a hercules beetle. They are symbols of strength and power in Japan, which is why samurai helmets had those weird horns instead of being lions and eagles like European knights.
In conclusion, Mega Man 2. http://youtu.be/R6L9bUouDr8