Oh and I did only a top 10 for fighting because I likely would stick to those games. Anything outside of those, I likely wouldn't have much skill with even one fighter because there are so many moves for each character. A top 5 would have worked for me, but that is too few games on such a great genre of games.
I forgot to mention that the criteria for classic games is that the games start from the beginning to the end of 83. That would allow Galaga, Mario Bros., and potentially Gyruss to make the list. That is when the Golden Age games peaked and abruptly faded. If you are wondering why Gyruss didn't make my cut, it's because I'd rather play on NES and as an honorable mention. I don't know if I've ever talked about my love for that game but it's amazing.
Last thing, I shouldn't have to say it based on my list so far but one game per franchise.
I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick butt... and I'm all out of bubblegum. - George Nada (They Live)