Quoted from cdnpinballer:
The new add ons such as the XL display and RGB light effects are obvious upgrades to the WMS original and first run CGC MMR releases but I know what you're saying... The game plays differently on various machines. This is true for any title of any era.
The decision is if you want to play the game like it's 1997 with old hardware and system limitations or if you want to play the game like it's 2019 with new hardware, better dots, sound, lighting and add on options.
When original WMS MM's are priced at or near NIB MMR SE levels the decisions start getting easy for new to market buyers.
I understand the xl screen. But that's about where it ends for me. Toppers are nice but not integral to the game. Rgb lighting is fully customizable on an original, i haven't seen how it ingrates within the gameplay yet but i like changing whatever bulbs in and out on the original so its fully customizable . The base speakers in an original MM are better quality than the base mmr and you can upgrade to higher quality in both through pinball pro for a pretty reasonable cost which im willing to bet sound better than the cgc upgrade.
The differences I'm talking about are the flipper range. One timing backhands up the dragon ramp or castle shot. how on the catapult video mode is quicker and less predictable. I could get the 500k every single time on the remake. Faster boot up times. I like being able to actually catch the ball. But the main thing is repairs.
CGC's support is good but when warranty runs out and you need a local tech to repair something its just not possible on these node boards. They are throw away boards. I cringed when i looked under mmr and seen a board the size of a shield that runs most of everything and has leds on it. Just one part of that board has to go and there's almost nothing you can do but toss the whole thing. Anyone who's had issues with node boards or modern sterns even once will attest to this.
Don't get me wrong i agree remakes are a great option to get a medieval madness because its hard to find and yes they have some shiny new looks for a big cost but for gameplay and reliability which are most important to a lot of people the original still stands out. The best thing cgc did with these remakes is bring the cost of the original from the sky to reality. Just one opinion ensuring new people to the hobby understand the real differences between old and new.
Anyways this is a for sale thread. Im thinking of letting my modded DILE go. Pm me for details and ill be making a kijiji add with photos next week