Here is what the cabinet looked like when I purchased it at the auction:
NOS Galaga 88' side art:
Control panel before:
During the control panel restoration, I simply used paint stripper which helped peel off the old adhesive. I then sanded the control panel down, and painted it. Once the control panel overlay was painted I then applied the NOS control panel overlay. I replaced the micro-switch buttons with yellow leaf buttons. The last step was to redrill a fresh sheet of plexi to help protect the art.
This game unlike others in the series does have an ending. It also let's you take on different levels depending on being able to obtain the items, which trigger the dimension warps. Also during the bonus rounds if you don't touch any thing it will give you a secret bonus of 10,000 pts. The game play is almost identical to Galaga, except in Galaga '88 you can obtain a triple ship! Most of my Galaga '88 restoration is complete, except for the black generic atari card board needs replacement, along with the atari cone buttons, as well as the original atari logo stick needs to be rebuilt.