My memories of Crystal Castles at the arcade were the lines. When that game came out around 1982, there were lines at all the arcades to play it. I don't think I even got the chance to play it until it was out about 6 months.
I agree that the arcade cab would be a nice one to have.
I just had a doh, moment. It is on the Atari Anthology Collection for the Playstation 2. I received the Atari and Activision Anthology at the same time. Spent more time on the Activision one. Now I know to try the Atari disc.
I have to admit that BITD I was a Galaga addict at the arcades. I even learned the patterns of the bee and moth swarms well enough to regularly roll the game over on its level progression. In those days, Galaga would have most likely been my choice if I were asked this question. These days, not so much, largely due to my diminished bee killing skills of late.