I remember quite a few of the 50 Greatest Arcade Cabinets quite fondly from all the hours I must have whiled away in various arcades back in the 80’s.
Space Invaders, Paperboy, and Star Wars are indeed classics, although I don’t see Space Harrier, Star Rider or the laser disk Firefox cabinet on that list. Admittedly it was rare to see a working version of Firefox, but the full motion Space Harrier cabinet was just awesome and every big arcade had one.
The sit down cabinet for Road Blasters is another one that I don’t see on the list, but remember well. It featured a pair of super loud speakers placed in the head rest that left your ear drums aching after a long session. It’s the kind of experience that arcades were all about, back in the day – immersive, loud, and left you wanting just one more go. 🙂