Good lord, do I miss arcades. It was certainly my introduction to SEGA....well, that's not entirely true. I was playing Zaxxon on my brother's ColecoVision before he started taking me out to the arcade.
Still, that's where I first played After Burner, Hang-On and Out Run. That's part of the reason he purchased the Master System. We wanted to have those arcade experiences at home. As I mentioned in my Virtua Fighter review, I was homeless when the next phase of SEGA games hit the scene. That's when I was introduced to Virtua Fighter and Virtua Cop.
I also dug playing Robocop: The Arcade Game, Street Fighter 2, Aliens, T2: Judgement Day, Time Killers and so on.
God, I miss arcades. The last one I went to was in Deptford, New Jersey. Just this hole in the wall, tucked away in the corner of a mall. Had some classics, but it was usually home teenaged with big knockers lookin' to show off their "skills" with DDR. Not that I'm really complaining, but arcades to mean so much more. LOL!