The final part of GameSpy's article on Building your own Arcade Machine has been posted. Part 3 focuses on the main part of an Arcade machine, the games:
When it comes to selecting games, the decision is decidedly personal. Everyone has specific likes and dislikes. I, for example, love classic arcade shooters, top-downs and side-scrollers, as well as pinball games. Fighting and sports titles, however, hold as much interest to me as watching mold form on a loaf of bread (the Ready 2 Rumble games are an agreeable exception).
So, when it comes to the actual games to play on your home arcade system, you're your own best judge of what's paramount. Still, it's worth the time to look at the options and make some general recommendations.