I'm thinking maybe Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr., Popeye, Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter II Turbo, Mortal Kombat,Mortal Kombat II, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time, and some DDR game. Maybe I'll add some later.
Killer Instinct would have to be in there somewhere. I remember playing that and performing my first "Ultra Combo" and have the machine should "ULTRA ULTRA ULTRA." So awesome That and Snow Bros (really fun!) are 2 of my best memories of arcade games in general.
I was at a great local arcade just yesterday, so I've got arcades on the brain right now. I don't have a super long list of must-haves, but Bomb Jack and Ms. Pac Man (preferably cocktail cabinet) are essential. Beyond that, Crazy Taxi and any House of the Dead would rule!
Let's see, it would definitely have to have some kind of Metal Slug, Gauntlet, House of the Dead... lots of the classics too like Galaga and a bunch of the other Namco cabinets. Sunset Riders would be fun as well. My local Burger King used to have one of those. Speaking of Burger King, Burger Time maybe?
The Mario Kart and F-Zero arcades would be cool to have as well.
OH! And the Jurassic Park: Lost World sit down light-gun game. I loved that cabinet. It's really awesome.
Oh man. That's the dream. Also in this scenario, I live in a penthouse apartment looking out over Sydney Harbour
Hmm. The classics like DK, Pacman, Galaga... Fighters, mostly Capcom. Sreet Fighter, Xmen/Marvel vs Capcom, etc. Some 2D SHMUPS? 1942? Brawlers like Double Dragon, The Simpson's Arcade game.....Bubble Bobble, Wonder Boy... Maybe some light gun titles- Time Crisis?
Snow Bros. HELL TO THE YES. My grandmother lives in a tiny country town upstate, and the local takeaway store had one arcade machine. This was it. Many memories.
....I may have to get one of those arcade tables that come with a bunch of titles. Just because you're mysteriously rich, it doesn't mean you can break the laws of physics. Gotta fit all these games in
Donkey Kong Ms. Pac-Man Mario Bros. Time Crisis 2 (or 3? maybe 4? maybe Crisis Zone? I dunno which) some Metal Slug Star Wars Trilogy Arcade Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega Mega-Play cabinet) Dead or Alive 4 Marvel vs. Capcom Volgarr the Viking (an arcade cabinet was a Kickstarter backer reward at a mere $4,750!)
I would absolutely, without a doubt, have Sunset Riders prominently featured in my arcade room. I'm still disappointed that it never got released for Microsoft's Game Room.
Aside from that, I'd want to include a bunch of my favorites, like Metal Slug 1-5 and X, Gunforce 2, Bust-A-Move 2, Frogger, Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr., Asteroids, M.I.A. Missing In Action, Amidar, Hyper Crash, Kitten Kaboodle, Food Fight, Berzerk, Frenzy, Strategy X, Detana! Twinbee, Galaga, The Simpsons Arcade Game, The House of the Dead II, Xybots, Gauntlet, Mega Man: The Power Battle and Power Fighters, Popeye, Major Havoc, Juno First, Jungler... a lot of Konami games here I'm not a fan of fighting games, so I wouldn't really include any of those. I would include Contra and Super Contra, if it weren't for the fact that they're just not very good games. That series didn't really start to be good until the NES conversions were made.
Realistically, I could never bring myself to spend the money it'd take to do this. Still, if we're just dreaming outloud about things that'll never happen...
Donkey Kong The Simpsons Popeye Pac-Man Ms. Pac-Man Galaga Mr. Do Q*Bert 720 One of those MAME cabs with everything else loaded. (Steph chimes in with "Area 51", a surprising choice from her...)
There'd be a lot of pinball:
Wizard of Oz Pinball Gorgar Medieval Madness Indiana Jones (Stern) NBA FastBreak Bride of PinBot PinBot Road Show FunHouse Addam's Family Cirqus Voltaire Theatre of Magic Tales of the Arabian Nights Doctor Who That Terminator One Where Stache Always Kills My High Score
And then I'd hire a bunch of orphans and widows to maintain it, because pinball requires a lot of work and also so I don't feel too guilty about spending a bunch of money on very expensive toys I don't actually need.
-Super Street Fighter 2 -Street Fighter Alpha 1-3 -House of the Dead 1-4 -TMNT, TMNT:TI...er, I'll spell this out... Turtles in Time -X-Men (the beat 'em up!!!)("Welcome to die!") -Tokyo Cop!!! (arcade co-op!! image)
Yup, that would pretty much be the dream come true right there.
Battletoads, a few Pinball machines (definitely Mars Attacks!), Mortal Kombat 2, Cruisn' World, Jurassic Park: The Lost World, House of the Dead 3, Dance Dance Revolution Disney Mix, Dance Dance Revolution Extreme, Dance Dance Revolution Konamix, Mario Kart Arcade GP.
Some of the old classics like Pac-Man (and Miss Pac-Man, Pac-Man Jr., Super Pac-Man, and Pac-Land), Donkey Kong, Popeye, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and The Simpsons, and some fighters like Street Fighter 2, Killer Instinct, and Mortal Kombat.
I remember when I was 8, my favorite place in the world was Circus Pizza. So most of the games I'd buy would be the ones I remember from then. TMNT, STUN Runner, Road Blasters, Rampage, Off Road, Super Sprint. I was always intimidated by Punch-Out!! back then so I never played it, but that would be a definite buy. As I got older arcades changed, but I still had my favorite games like TMNT: Turtles in Time, Crusin' USA and Killer Instinct 1&2. Of course in this imaginary world where I have all this money, I'd also get some classics I never played in the arcade originally like Donkey Kong and Ms. Pac-Man.