Raid on Bungeling Bay is many things. It's a great helicopter-based shoot 'em up on the NES and Commodore 64. It's a testament to what a single game designer with an idea can accomplish.
Oh, and it's the reason why 'SimCity' exists.
Will Wright's first game has been long forgotten by most, but looking back at the top-down shooter can give gamers some insight into the design style of one of the industry's most important game makers.