There is a guy selling a Neo Geo 2 slot MVS cabinet not too far from me for $300. It has always been a dream of mine to have an arcade machine of my own, but while I love Neo Geo games, I don't really know a lot (anything) about the hardware. Is this a good deal? If I buy it, I'll need to know a few things:
He's got two carts with the cabinet, Baseball Stars Professional and King of the Monsters. I know that trying to track down anything with Metal Slug or King of Fighters in the title is going to cost me a ridiculous amount of money, but for the most part how much should I be expecting to pay for different games?
What sort of maintenance am I going to be needing to perform over the life of the cabinet, and how much should it cost?
What should I look for specifically on the cabinet before buying? It looks like it has a couple of scuffs and is a little dusty, but other than that there is nothing on the picture that looks bad (It looks like it has been indoors but that is something I would obviously want to check out).
How much power do these things take up, specifically is this going to be raping my power bill if I have it on for a couple of hours a week?
Is the volume level adjustable? I'm going to be moving into a new aprtment in about three weeks and I don't want to piss off my neighbors.
And finally, where would I go to learn more information, and where is the best place to get carts? Is it ossible to modify the cabinet to hold more than two cartridges?
If anyone knows anything about these things, please let me know. I'd hate to drop $300 on a clunker, and I would also hate to miss out on something I have wanted for a while.