Looking for a Bally KISS machine I was presented with one machine that the seller claims to be a German version. Well I wasn't really looking for a German one as I would rather have the original KISS logo I started to wonder A. what's the differences are between the two machines and B. how can one prove a machine is a German one?
I know that the German playfield and backglass have the altered logo. I also have been advised that the German playfield has more black to it. IPB had reproduced the German playfields and the backglasses were also reproduced so it would be nothing for someone to be able to make a German KISS machine.
I am wondering if it was ever advised as to how many German KISS machines were produced and if the serial numbers were in a bank (i.e. if 3000 were made were the serial number EKI2000 - EKI5000)?
So, again, interested in the differences as well as to how to tell today if a machine is an original German machine.