Choplifter is one of the few games that got ported from home systems to the arcade instead of the other way around. The goal of the game is to pilot an attack chopper to rescue 64 hostages from the clutches of the evil Bungeling Empire.
The Atari 7800 version was one of the last ports of the original Apple II game to be released, and arguably features the best graphics.
Besides being fun to play in real-time, it's also a great game for TASing. It has fast-paced and lag-free gameplay and simple mechanics. Both moving up and down and rotating the helicopter don't decrease your horizontal speed, which is great for both optimization and entertainment.