Image: Space Panic,  Pinball, Video Games, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, Hopewell Township, Hall of Fame,   Museum

Space Panic is a 1980 arcade game designed by Universal, which Chris Crawford calls “the granddaddy of all platform games”, as it predates Nintendo’s Donkey Kong (from 1981) which is often cited as the original platform game. Space Panic lacks Donkey Kong’s jump mechanic and the main character instead digs holes in the platforms into which he must lure the aliens. He must then hit them to knock them out of the hole and off the screen. In later levels, two or more holes must be lined up vertically in order to dispose of the aliens. There is also a limited supply of oxygen.

SOURCE: Wikipedia