The Macintosh SimCity was the first release in the Maxis Sim line. Its success proved to a skeptical industry that creative, open-ended gameplay was as legitimate a form as zero-sum competition.
Pictured is the original copyright-infringing form of the monster, which even made the iconic roaring sound. This prompted Toho Co. to threaten legal action. Later versions would replace it with an orange salamander, with a more lawyer-friendly noise.