The university that I used to go to had an arcade and I think that is the last 'real' arcade that I can remember seeing around here. Unfortunately, it was usually populated by WoW addicts, so I tried to avoid it as much as possible. For games, they had:
- Marvel Vs. Capcom 2
- Capcom Vs. SNK 2
- Super Street Fighter 2
- Tekken 4
- Mortal Kombat 2 & 4
- NFL Blitz 2000
- Street Fighter Vs. Marvel Super Heroes
- Soul Calibur II
- Ranger Mission which is some sort of gun game.
Even back when arcades were popular, I still preferred playing them at home. If I was around in the 70's, I think I would have enjoyed arcades more because that would be the only opportunity to really enjoy those types of games. I was never that good at them and after a while, I could not justify spending a quarter on a game where I would die in about 5 minutes.
With that being said, there are some arcade games that were better than the home consoles. For example, Crusin' World was so much better with the steering wheel and the pedals. In fact, any driving game was better than the home version. Also, I am still angry that they haven't ported The Simpson's to any console as I would buy that in a heartbeat. Any of the games that Kurzyk listed are so much better to play in the arcades.
My friend went to Japan last year and he mentioned that arcades are still very popular there which I found rather amazing. I have another friend who has like 3 pinball machines and those are a blast to play every now and then.
Ahhhh, memories. It is a shame that people are being born and will have no idea on what an arcade is...