Quoted from biggestboss:
Just sent a couple of e-mails to people from the Mr Pinball list. Some entries were really old so I hope they didn't just forget to delete them.
I'd be perfectly happy with a project machine, though a working one would be ideal. I would consider system 11s as well. I really just want a fast, tough game that has some level of engagement beyond "see how high of a score you can get."
Street Fighter 2 looks pretty great. Love the theme. Just watched a couple youtube videos. The frequent stops seem pretty annoying, but I am obviously going to have to accept some flaws. Let me know if anyone nearby has one they are ready to sell.
Thanks again for the responses. At the very least this is helping me become more familiar with all the different games that are out there.
street fighter 2 was the first dmd game my brother bought. and is a great starter game for the money. And imoa would the best one for the money you have on hand right now.