Tube Chase/Tunnel Hunt - 1978 Atari Inc. (Licensed to Centuri Inc. in 1982)
Tube Chase started very early as a vector game. I got the idea from the opening of the original Alien movie during the landing sequence. However, we could not do hidden line removal, and all those lines got very confusing. It went through several version of raster hardware from cool ellipses that could split, to the cheaper square hardware that we finally used, all called Tube Chase. It was killed and brought back at least 3 or 4 times at Atari under the same name. It became Vertigo when Exidy first took it, but they decided to pass on it when it did not test well at the arcades any more (at that time, it was only 3rd for 10 weeks!), and then finally Tunnel Hunt at Centuri.
You can read more about this game and it's evolution in a web interview with me that was conducted in 1998 by the Webmaster. Click here for the interview.