1. I’m Sorry (1985) (Arcade)
It’s probably a good thing that everything doesn’t make sense all the time, otherwise we wouldn’t have movies by David Lynch or funny cat videos on YouTube – but there’s a line, and 1985’s I’m Sorry crosses that line, backflips over it, and then crosses it again whilst doing a crazy dance.
An arcade game resembling Pac-Man (but far less grounded in reality), I’m Sorry has you playing as former Japanese Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka in something that supposedly served as a kind of Japanese satire, given that Tanaka was involved in a whole bunch of bribery scandals.
Instead of fleeing from Pinky or Clyde, you escape Michael Jackson and Madonna. All in a day’s work for Kakuei Tanaka. What’s weirder, though, is that this thing was released in a few American arcades – what did those poor unsuspecting players think when they saw this? “Absolutely spot-on satire,” presumably.