Easy one first:
JJP Pirates. Has a chance to be the GOAT. Super fun game. LE, SE. I am a documented fan of the SE. Money saved pays for the EM.
If you want an EM. I would go with a 1960’s Gottlieb. The sounds are worth it. I have a nice Diamond Jack and the non pinhead heads who visit , gravitate to it.
Early SS. Flash Gordon. Fast brutal game but when it gets going magic.
Best B/W: For me TZ. Stop and go , yes. But, shots, rules and innovations in this game , best of the era.