The highest-grossing arcade game of all time still stands up today. Is it because of the story? What story? Is it because of the name? Highly doubtful. Is it the cheesy music? Getting warmer. It's all about the gameplay. Daytona introduced a fun arcade game focusing on what is important at an arcade. A few minutes of fun in exchange for a few quarters.
There aren't a lot of tracks - only three - and not much in the way of selectable cars. The story? You're racing, but not even at Daytona itself. So why do arcades still have eight-player multi-link cabinets of this game set up today?