20 Year Member
- Aug 20, 2000
The original MM remakes were basically the same except all led instead of incandescent, and different driver boards, electronics. The mechanicals are all the same. The cabinet uses improved wood, and the LE trim added shaker motor, color dmd chip and gold trim.
Recently, they came out with a royal edition which has all that plus an upgraded screen, speaker system, custom topper and powder coat trim, and active led based on modes.
This brings them in line with the AFM and MB SE/LE models, and cgc also allows for original mm remake owners to buy these options to install as well.
Some people say the old ones play differently but I think its mostly people salty their old investment isn't worth what it used to be. The older ones are easier to do solder work on though.
Royal Edition sounds like an amazing set up. Personally, AFM and MM were my most played pins back in the 90s, along with Addams Family, which felt like an easy pin, but had so much great detail. I don't care if a pin is easy, so long as the details are there.