I've always loved Ms. Pac-Man, and it's the one arcade machine I've always wanted to own. Due to living conditions and whatnot I know that I will never desire to own a stand up, full cabinet arcade machine. But the cocktail machine has always been something I would love to have. I've been regularly checking Craigslist the past couple of months on units and have a couple of questions,
1.) What's with all the cabinets that have 60 games in 1? I'm assuming this is some ROM collection, and does not have the best version of Ms. Pac-Man on it? The other games are interesting, but not if they bring down the feel of an original Ms. Pac-Man.
2.) Do any of the cocktail tables come without the wood paneling? I feel like I've seen some with black siding but due to pictures I can never tell if it's black all the way around the unit. I'll admit the wood siding makes it look very retro, but it also looks extremely ugly. Does anyone know if there were units that contained all black siding?
3.) Does every version contain the "speed up" hack? I personally cannot stand playing Ms. Pac-Man if it does not have the fast mode, and would like to know which models to avoid if this is not an option.
4.) Bottom line what should I be looking to pay for one of these? I'm not good with restoration and mostly want a clean top with solid joysticks.
Thanks in advance!