This! I have seen system 3's that have been wildly abused and they would still work. Not too long ago I derusted and shopped a SMB that has sat in a moldy church basement for over 10 years and it still played like a champ. Also I've seen some garage kept SF2's that looked awful and were rusted to the max but they still played.
Quoted from ForceFlow:
Honestly, I would go with any gottlieb system 3 game. They are built like tanks, and it would be able to take the physical abuse from a rowdy bunch of college students.