yesterday i found the time to inspect the second space encounters i brought home - as i've said, this one is in so much nicer condition than the first one, i'd even call that an outstanding
in fact, it looks almost mint (and that's a word i rarely use when it comes to old arcade cabinets)!
dirty though and one the plexi inside has fallen off, but that's only a matter of taping it back on
however, i have no idea about how the game looks on the inside (e.g. if it has been hacked or if parts are missing), because the game came without keys. there are three locks on the cabinet: one on the coin door and two more on the lower / upper back door. i took a gamble and drilled open the lower back door lock first - here's a first glance inside after probably 30 years of not having been opened
as you can see, it is extremely clean and it seems to be unhacked / complete. also on the bottom of the cab, a complete set of manuals along with all the schematics ...
... and a small mystery bag!
never seen anything like that inside a cabinet, so i'm anxiously opening it up to find the following: a NOS set of leg levelers and their corresponding nuts
a look at the back of the coin door from inside - i'm sure you'll quickly notice ...
... the set of keys dangling from the coin door hook! fortunately, they open the other two undrilled locks!!!
with the keys for the coin door found, i can unlock it to remove the lid of the coin box - only to gind this inside: MONEY MONEY MONEY!!!
all in all, i'm dancing in joy because of the condition the cabinet is in and because of all the goodies i've found - and the price i paid for it was unbeatable