Exhibit A: Adventure for the Atari 2600.
The dragons! They look kind of like...seahorses as drawn by a kid with limited artistic talent.
The bat! Some serious design hours were not invested in him.
Hey, at least the key looked like a key.
But perhaps even more than Adventure I loved Haunted House! (Here are the rules, in case you need 'em.)
You are a pair of eyes and kind of resemble Meatwad from Aqua Teen Hunger Force. You push the joystick button to light a match and try and assemble an urn. But if the monster enters the room you're in, your match is blown out! HORRORS!
GameSpy has a fun review. Great line: "Look out! It's a bat ... or possibly a boomerang. Or a croissant."
And if you've ever played the game, you'll want to click on the YouTube video below, because the sounds will take you back in time.