Game List -
Fast version -
- Ms Pacman
- Pacman Plus
- Ms Pacman Plus
Original version -
- Ms Pacman
- Pacman Plus
- Ms Pacman Plus
- Pengo V3
- Pengo V2
- Easy install - No soldering, board modifications or special wiring. Plug in and go!
- Save your scores forever - We use a serial eprom, not failure prone NVRAM or batteries
- High Score Save - Saves the Top 10 scores!
- Has separate score tables - Different high score saving for original or fast speeds (All games have their own HST!)
- ROM Revisions - Choose between the ORIGINAL roms or "Popcorn" for Pengo
- Attract Sounds - Hear what you've been missing! Set at 25%, 50% or 100% of the attract screen rotation!
- Freeplay - No more coins or opening up the coin door!
- Coin Up - Still supports coins if wanted
- Attract Mode - Minimize your screen burn. No more "static" screens!
- Change DIP settings - Menu driven. No more pulling out your game to get inside to change dip switches!
- Rom Saver - Original program roms MUST be removed
- Support - Can be used in an Upright or Cocktail cabinet!
- Backup and Restore - Able to backup high scores and restore them later! Ideal for before and after game room parties!
- Reset Button - Restart a game without turning the entire game off (Requires to be ENABLED in menu)
- Ships with latest v1.07! The BEST Pac Multi ever!
- Choose your game! Pacman, Ms Pacman, Pacman Plus, Ms Pacman Plus or Pengo!
- HIgh Score Table - Save your top 10 scores with initials for Fast and Original Version
- Fast or Original Version
- Pengo! - Plays with P1 button, no need to modify you control panel!
- Start at Level 1, apple level, key level and Level 255 (to see the infamous "kill screen")
- Cocktail or Upright
- Change ghost names from original to alternative names
- Choose number of lives (1, 2, 3, 5 per game)
- Choose when you earn a bonus Pac (None, 10,000, 15,000, 20,000)
- Difficulty Level (Normal, Hard, Harder, Hardest) New way to change difficulty in your Pac patterns!
- Free play or coin/token
- Separate High Score Table for Fast or Original play!
- Attract Sounds that you can set for 25%, 50% or every attract screen!
- The ONLY multikit with PROPER colors because we include these proms to covert them
- Coin per credit if not on freeplay
- Able to turn off the "kill screen" to continue to play past level 255
- Play Inky and Pinky as originally designed with the "Pac facing up" flaw, or turn on to fix it!
- Show original Midway logos or the website logo
- Menus for normal dip settings, custom settings
- Save all 10 scores, only top score, top 3 scores
- Backup and restore scores before and after your next party
- Extended Scoring to 9,999,990
- Menu for game select
- Able to enable or disable the sub menu for settings (now guests cannot get in)
- "Stealth Mode" - Choose what game the kit boots to! (Game is last game played or from game list)
- Rom Saver - all original program roms MUST be removed with kit installed
This kit does change the color proms on the board -
Pacman Plus, Ms Pacman Plus and Pengo will have the ORIGINAL COLORS and SOUNDS.(see attached screenshots)
Please check out the installation instructions before purchase/installing.
Shipped out fast
Didn't expect kit to arrive so quick. Thanks.
Great freeplay and save kit!
Able to play all these games with score saving and free play
This is it!
Best way I've found to have Pac and Ms Pac in the same cabinet. Switching games is easy and able to put our initials in. Saves scores and has attract sounds
Loving the Multi Pac addon!
Easy to switch between the fast and slow versions of Pac and Ms Pac!
Best multipac kit there is!
Highly recommended by a friend and I agree!
Went together smooth
Love this kit!
Shipped out fast
Installed and working great. Easy to do. Highly recommended by a friend.
Another great save kit!
Get it for your game, happy we did
Shipped out fast, good quality!
Great high score save kit for Pacman
Well worth it!
It was easy to order, easier to install. Highly recommend this kit.
Great way to play different versions of Pacman
We love this kit!
Get it now!
Excellent product. Love the easy installation
Happy with this Pacman multigame save kit
Excellent kit, unsurpassed service!
Simple to install, and just as easy to operate. With the individual high-score tables for each game, and options to backup, clear and restore scores for events, this kit is suitable for private use as well as on location. The customer service is also phenomenal if you do have any questions.
I highly recommend this kit. I have purchased 7 different HSS kits from here and they are all top notch.
Good buy. Shipped fast. Install was easy. Plays perfect.
Best kit for my game
Saves scores and initials
Fast shipping and highly recommended
We appreciate highscoresave.com!
Another great kit bought!
Best purchase I ever made for my Pacman
For anyone that loves Pacman!
Get this kit!
Needed to save scores
This kit is perfect for saving scores, plus, it adds a bunch of features
Beautifully designed multigame kit
Saving all my scores now!
Easy install and is exactly what I wanted. Separate save for Pac and Ms Pac
Must have upgrade for your Pac-man machine.
Fantastic multi kit. Ran into issues with my kit, emailed and had a replacement part to me less than a week later. Kit is easy to install and just nice to have options on my pac-man cocktail.
Shipped quickly to Germany
Shipped out fast and works great
100% happy with this multigame save kit!
Easy to use
Nice kit to have
THE kit to get for your Pacman cab!
Great kit! Excellent support and ultra fast shipment. HighScoreSave delivers, as always!
Really like the features
Impressive kit that works on my Ms Pac game.
This is exactly what we needed!
Our family loves to play the arcade games and saving scores is a MUST. I've ordered a bunch of these kits and each has been a pretty easy installation process. They shipped fast and great communication from Highscoresaves.com!
A friend recommended this kit to me
Glad he did! Excellent stuff
My husband and I love this
We now can play both Ms Pacman and Pacman on the same arcade. Thank yiu for taking the time to help install over the phone! We love you guys!!!
Saving our scores on Pacman! Wif we loves Ms Pacman and it saves her scores there too
Great addition to our Pacman arcade
Great company. They are clear on price and very helpful. The kits arrived when they said and was exactly what I ordered. They have a customer for life
Fast overseas shipping
Installed another great save kit from Highscoresaves.com!
One of the best kits I've ever bought
Took my time installing and having a blast playing the games. Freeplay with attract screen is a must to not burn my new monitor. The pacman attract sounds are awesome in my gameroom. Thanks!
Good save kit for our Pacman arcade
Excellent save kit with great features
Has only the games I want to play, saves scores with initials and attract sounds. Free play is a must have too.
Perfect multigame for our Ms Pacman
Excellent Multigame/High Score Save
This board is amazing! Very glad I bought it. Easy to install, and worked first shot. Would highly recommend! ...and I just might be buying another one.
Also, Imagine how I felt when I saw *my* graphics I did for the Ms. Pac-Man Plus game! I did that hack quite a while ago with 'Dav' (who was a well-known hacker at the time). I also originally changed the Ms. Pac player graphics to look like the altered Pac-Man graphics from Pac-Man Plus, but since then have changed them back as I didn't like it. I see them as the 'lives' indicator now in this version! :)
I do have to say, I like this version's maze color choices over the ones I originally did as well.
Shipped out fast
With all the great reviews...
...I ordered. It shipped out the next day and arrived in 3 days. Took about 20 minutes for me to install using the PDF guide on the site. Works great! I like the menu to swap games and the scores save for each game independently
Pacman multigame kit is what I wanted
Really like the attract sounds
This is an awesome multigame kit!
Self installed and took about 15 minutes.
Brought my Pacman arcade into my family's life!
Easy to use for the kids. Saves scores!
Awesome Kit and Exceptional Customer Support!
Highly recommended kits and company. Extremely fast shipping and technical support. I Installed two kits and had a problem with stray pixels on one of them. After some help with troubleshooting,, HighScoreSaves figured out the problem was most likely with one of the chips. They sent a replacement kit out the same day; now both kits are functioning flawlessly.
A very easy to install Pacman kit
Happy with the purchase
Exactly what my Ms Pacman needed!
Ordered and installed a few save kits from highscoresave.com and it went flawlessly. Really easy to do (even for a novice like me). Thanks guys!
My boyfriend is really happy with this gift
Bought it for Christmas. It shipped out in a day and arrived in a couple days! He loves it!
I can see why this kit is recommended
Great kit for any Pac cabinet
Good kit for any Pacman arcade
Initial and score saving on all the games
100% highly recommend this multigame!
Shipped quickly. Enjoying the fast version of Ms Pac!
Easily installed and arrived to us in 2 days!
Excellent Pacman kit!
Works great and arrived in 2 days
Great kits at highscoresave.com
Amazing stuff at highscoresave.com!
The Pacman multigame save kit is the best! Easy to install and use.
Exactly what I wanted
Love the initial and score saving for each game!!
Great multigame for your Pacman
Received as a gift and instantly knew it was from Highscoresaves.com
Ordered a few kits before and my wife must have tracked down how to order. Great stuff!
Save kit was simple installation, works great!
This multigame kit is the best
Easy to use and saves scores with initials
Very fast shipping during Christmas season
Great multi Pac save kit
Took about 10 minutes to install. Good multi Pac kit
This is the Multi Pac you want
Just the good games, not 190 versions of Pacman. This kit has the original and fast speed for all the games and keeps those scores separated.
Arrived fast, in time for Christmas!
The perfect save kit for Pacman
This is the multi Pacman kit of the century
Easy menu to change games and another menu to change settings. Saves scores for slow and fast Pac-Man
This is the way
Simple and elegant. Free play and saves scores. Perfect addition to our game.
Excellent score save kit!
Easy to change games and save scores
Loving the new save kit we ordered!
Loving the new save kit we ordered!
Happy with the Pacman multigame save kit
Easy to use and shipped here quickly
Read all the reviews and gave it a shot
Installwas pretty easy. I had it installed in about 20 minutes taking my time. Could not get into settings. Called highscoresave.com and left a message. Received a call back around 7pm from Joe and he said he was putting kits together for orders and heard my message. He explained that there is a link emailed to every customer (on the order confirmation email) that explained some tips to access settings on his save kits.
Boom! Great service! Very happy with this purchase and will be ordering a few others.
Just what was needed
Can easily select which game to play.
What I needed in a multigame kit
Perfect in every way. Thanks!
Best muti pacman kit out there
Enjoying this kit every day!
Good shipping speed
Ordered easy and had notification it shipped in 2 hours??? Received package in and box was packed with bubblewrap to the top.
Pacman save kit works excellent.
Another great kit from HighScoreSaves.com!
Works great, love the initial entry and saves top 10
Great save kit for our Ms Pacman game
Great kit for Pac/Ms-Pac
Easy installation, works perfectly. I really like that you can customize the game menu and remove games you do not want to be available.
Another awesome kit from HighScoreSaves
If you have a Pacman game, this is the save kit to get
A must own save kit for your Pacman!
We love our new Pacman multigame kit!
Very fast shipping. Installation was straight forward. Game Play is just perfect!
Great save kit
Went in my Ms Pac cabinet and now playing all these games
Very happy with the Pacman multi kit
Works perfectly and is easy installation
This was a great birthday gift!
He loved it, thank you HighScoreSaves!
Great gift for my boyfriend!
He loves his Pac-Man arcadecgame, so, this is perfect!
Above and beyond
Highscoresaves@gmail.com is an excellent company to buy from
Highly recommend this Pacman kit
Excellent way to upgrade to Ms Pacman fast version on our arcade game
Greatest Pacman save kit ever!
This is the kit you need for your Pac or Ms Pac
Saves scores for all the games, easy to use menunfor game selection. Fast shipping too
This is a must have for our Pacman machine
Can play Ms Pacman too
Amazing Pacman kit
Very happy with all these options.
Easy to install for a novice like me
Great gift for my husband
He loves it, thanks for the suggestion Missy!
This Pacman kit is a must have
Easy yo switchbbetween Ms Pacman and Pacman
This it is a great add on for my Pacman
This is the only kit to consider!
Best kit I've received from Highscoresaves!
Easy installation, great game list with an easy to use menu and the attract sounds when idle are just awesome!
Highly recommend the Pacman multi kit
You cannot go wrong with all these options
Absolute perfect Pacman save kit!
This is the best option out there from the past to the present!!!
Buy with confidence!
Greatest Pac-Man kit ever!
Was told to get this kit from a few friends, they were right!
This is the greatest Pac-Man save kit ever!
Has all the features and more!
Easy to install Pacman save kit
Pacman, Ms Pac and more on this excellent save kit!
Has free play and attract sounds. Able to save scores and enter my initials!
Nothing but the best
Wouldn't want another kit, this one is the best
Impressive kit for your game
An excellent choice to install in your Pacman cabinet
Another great kit
Awesome kit for your Pac arcade game
Hey Highscoresaves, you guys made a great kit!
We love the Pacman multi! Plays the fast versions and saves scores separate for the fast and slow speeds
Happy to recommend th Multi Pac kit
No soldering, took about 15 minutes to pull the pcb and install the kit. Great features that keep separate high scores for fast and original speed Ms Pac and Pacman. The attract sounds are a nice touch
What else can be said?
Hands down, this is the best kit you can get for your Pacman arcade game
Fantastic multi Pacman kit
Very fast shipping to the UK.
A quick summary
I ordered this kit a few weeks ago and received an email saying it was delivered. That email thanked me for my purchase and asked for me to leave a review when I can.
Here's the review.
It is by far, the best Pacman multigame that I've ever had. Yes, I've had more of these type of kits. I buy and sell my machined based upon what the family wants.
With this kit, why have a Pacman and Ms Pacman machine taking up space in my game room? Never again!
This kit has attract sounds, no other kit does. We can enter out initials. Can't do that in a regular Pacman board. The settings on the screen is thoroughly the best one I've seen. Very detailed, yet, easy to navigate.
If anything, trust me. I highly recommend Highscoresaves for any of your kit needs.
Sorry for the long winded response, but you guys deserve it for this kit alone. The fast shipping was just icing in the cake! You have a life long customer. Thank you.
Best Pacman multigame out there
Fast shipping. Easy to install with the guide
Bought a few kits from Highscoresaves, excellent products
This kit is amazing
Exactly what we wanted. Main thing is the separate score tables for fast version and slow versions
Amazing multigame kit!
If you have a Pacman or Ms Pacman cabinet, you need this kit, it's amazing!
Really happy with this multi kit!
Best Pacman multigame kit there is. All the features, free play, attract sounds, level select and more.
Bought it on sale!
Saw it was about 10% off and snatched it up. Fairly easy installation, excellent kit with all having separate tables to save the scores, even fast games. Excellent stuff, get them while you are able to
What's there to say?
Best Pacman multigame kit out there ..EVER. We love the attract sounds too
Very quick shipping, very easy installation
Best of the best of the BEST sir!
Cannot say enough good things about Highscoresaves and their kits. Truly an asset to the vintage arcade community. They're so much more than other arcade "part resellers" that import stuff from China. Highscoresaves is a great AMERICAN company!
Best Pac multi kit out there!
No question, buy this kit!
Excellent Pacman multigame kit!
Very good multigame kit
Very easy to install on my ms pac pcb
Very happy with the Pac-Man Multigame kit
This is a straight forward, easy installation and great features in the Pac-Man Multigame kit.
Highscoresaves is the greatest!
Greatest Pacman kit out there!
Best Pac-Man kit today
There are older ones, owned them all, but none compare to the features on this kit! Thanks again Highscoresaves
This simple, easy-to-install kit is an absolute must for Pac-Man cabinet owners! The kit can be installed in less time than it takes to get to the Apple, and provides multiple Pac-Man variants, Pac-Man Plus (and variants), Ms. Pac-Man (and variants), and Pengo - on top of saving highscores, providing a wealth of customization (difficulty, lives, speed, etc.) in an easy-to-use menu. Play is identical to original Pac-Man in every way - an awesome product!
Excellent kit from the only company that sells the best score saving kits out there!
Great kit, I am on the noob side of these things as far as installation goes. I got it to work quickly following the instructions of course. It’s really cool to save high scores. I dig it. I have mine in a pac man cab. Boot direct to PacMan - it’s great. Fast play is my favorite.
Well worth extra $ if you are going to buy a high score saver!
The kit was fairly easy to install with good instructions and pictures. Take your time, be careful and label all of your old IC’s. As others have mentioned, if you have a Ms. PAC-Man your will not be reusing the remote daughter board and your Z80 will need to be remover from it. Instead of drilling holes in the cabinet to mount the new daughter board, I just zip tied the board to the edge connector harness through the mounting holes. The family loves having more options and have enjoyed playing the fast modes! I plan on purchasing the Millipede Multi-Game kit for my recent addition to my classic collection!
Excellent kit for my Pacman game!
Love the attract sounds!
A Christmas miracle!
Ordered on 12/16/2020, received tracking and saw it shipped out the same day. USPS delivered on 12/24...we are in Illinois, just a little ways away from Highscoresaves...not their fault.
Love the kit!
The family loves this kit
We bought this kit to play fast Pacman. The wife loves Ms Pacman,I love fast Pacman and the kids love Pacman Plus....made this kit a "no brainer" to get. Setup was about 15 minutes taking my time. The setup menu is easy to navigate. Game play is spot on. Thanks to Highscoresaves for designing the best Multi Pac kit out there!
Great save kit!
Love that I can save our scores and enter initials
So a few things that you might run into when you install this:
Watch out for the instructions. The prom multi-Boards (e.g. for locations 7F, 4A and 1M) are shown with stickers on them. On some pages, the stickers are right side up, and on some pages the stickers are upside down! I guess they wrote the instruction manual during two different times, and so the stickers on the proms are not consistent. Don't let it fool you!
Another thing, they didn't explicitly say, is that if you are modding a Ms Pac, you will need to disconnect your Ms Pac daughterboard and put it into storage. However, pop the CPU off and move it to the replacement you get. Another heads up -- when you put the Z80 on, the text on the Z80 will be the 'upside down' with respect to the text on the printed Save Kit's circuit board.
One more thing! The flat 5 pin cable might be really tight at one connection. That's okay. It shouldn't be an issue.
Don't let what I wrote scare you -- I had to email mike a few times and he responded quickly and really helped. This is a great kit, so don't hesitate to get it and get started!
Great way to add more games to your gameroom!
This kit is awesome! Very easy to install and adds some great options to your Pac or MsPac cabinet!
I ended up "guessing" a bit on the instructions but it finally all came together and we have it working! Thanks!!
The best Pacman kit from today and yesterday. Best features, quick shipping, easy installation
Great kit for my Ms PAC cocktail cab. Easy to install, saves all the scores WITH initials!
Kids love it. Easy install
Fast to ship, very easy to install just follow instructions. You almost can't install it wrong. No soldering needed. Easy menu. Dead simple. The kids have been having a blast with the fast Ms.Pac and trying to beat high scores. Installed in a PacMan cocktail table & I like that I get to keep the original board without modifying it.
This is perfect!
Exactly what we were looking for. Pac-Man and Ms Pac-Man. Fast speed. Saves scores. Easy to use menu.
Great kit, saves scores and has sounds during attract screen
This is a must have kit if you own a Pacman game! Easy to use menu, installation requires no soldering so it is pretty easy. The game select menu is great, and able to save all the scores in each game. Fast Pac is totally different than slow. Other kits d
"Pacman/Ms Pacman multigame free play & high score save kit"
Amazing people at 'highscoresaves.com'. I just bought an original 1980 Pac-Man arcade on the 40th anniversary of Pac-man's initial release in Tokyo, Japan....May 22, 1980. I purchased this kit a few days ago, and they got it shipped to me in 2 days!!!! EXCELLENT product, WORTH every penny paid!!! Easy install. I highly recommend. Thanks guys!
Good morning following the install, I am able to confirm that all of the games and settings are working as expected. I think this is an awesome kit!. I did have a question on a bit of troubleshooting, and I'm not sure what I should be checking. Preemptively I was going to pose a question and then go ahead and try to re-seat the chips. All games play. but on Pac-Man and Ms-Pac have bleeding of the Red color on the screen. All graphics that have some red in them show additional red "shadowing" below each of the graphics including the high score table display and the characters. Prior to installing the kit, my colors were all working as expected. Thanks in advance.
You can make a quick adjustment on your neck board of your monitor. The new eprom of the kit is running a tad faster than the old prom it replaced. A quick adjustment there will fix you right up.
I ordered a Pac-Man/Ms Pac-Man Multi Kit the other day. I seen that it has the possibility of online scoring. I wanted to know if it was possible to set that up wirelessly and if it can I tack that on to the order before it is shipped out?
No wireless option is available. Here's why -
The online capability uses a Cat5 cable to connect to the kit (using the ethernet port on the kit). Wireless has too much interference inside an arcade game (inside a wood box, monitor power, etc).
A nice way around is using a router/switch inside the same room your game is! Run the cables behind the cabinet and you're good to go!
More details here at top of this page.
Are your multipac boards compatible with Ms. Pacman or does the original game have to be Pacman in order for the add-on board to work?
Yes, you can install the Multipac kit (or the single game kits for Pacman, Ms Pacman or Pacman Plus) on any original Pacman or Ms Pacman pcb. Remember, the kit doesn't care what cabinet or artwork you have, just that it is running a dedicated Pacman pcb inside to install it on! Check out the Install Guide on the product page for detailed pics.
How do I mount the daughter card off the ribbon cable?
There are a couple ways -
1. You can use the holes on that daughter card to secure with wood screws to the side of the cabinet. This is how Ms Pac was originally done back in the day (they actually had a metal plate w/plastic standoffs)
2. You can use Velcro
3. You can zip tie to the top of the SyncBus card. Just ensure the SBC is zip tied securely to the main pcb
Hello, I noticed a new version of the multipac is out- v1.07. What is the difference/changes between that version and the previous version 1.05?
Small menu changes and behind the scene stuff, nothing to do with game play!
Is this using all original game ROMS for the games will they play exactly if it were the individual game/PCB, or is their any FPGA being used.
Yes, this kit plays exactly like the original pcb's, check out our YouTube channel (Subscribe to it too!) to see perfect patterns play. Also, has great additional features like initial entry, attract sounds and individual game high score tables saved, no other Pac Multi kit does that!
Does each game have it's.own high scores or is there just one shared high score list? What I'm getting at is, for example, does Ms. Pacman have its own separate high scores? Or is it just one list of high scores from all of the games in the kit?
Each game has its own high score table. With initials too.
Hope that helps
Hello! I purchased the Pac-Man Multi Kit quite a while ago - my version is 1.02. Is there a way to update to the current version?
- You can ask for the binary and burn it yourself on the W27c512 on the main daughter card of the kit.
- You can have a new eprom mailed to you in the USA for $12 total (Just ask in email)
- You can order anything in the shop and we will add to your package at no charge! (email us the order number quickly after you order)
Hope that helps!
I have a Pac-Man 25th anniversary that plays Pac-Man, Mrs. Pac-Man and Galaga, I was wondering if this highe score save kit would work for that?
No, it will not. That is a JAMMA pcb, not original hardware. The Multi kit is only for original pcbs, a quick look at the install guide will show what an original pcb looks like for Pac and Ms Pac
Hi Joe, I hope all is well. I got the ROM image that you sent over for my Multipac kit. It says V22 on it and I was going to burn it to an eprom. A few questions if you don’t mind: 1. Will this work with your kit no matter when I bought it? I purchased mine pretty early on. 2. What size eprom does it take? 3. Which socket on the kit does it go in? Thanks for your help as always.
1.Will this work with your kit no matter when I bought it? I purchased mine pretty early on.
2.What size eprom does it take?
512. The one that's on the kit is an erasable Windbond w27c512, if your programmer handles that. Or, any 512 eprom you have can work...
3.Which socket on the kit does it go in?
Only 28 pin socket on main daughter card.
Hope that helps
Why is my cable too short?
Cable length is fine, please take a look at the install guide of how to connect cable from what daughter card. It would seem "short" if it is plugged in the improper order. Detailed pics in the Install Guide tab.
I have a miss Pac-Man board. Can this kit be put on that board or do I have to get an original PAC-MAN board or do I need to convert the miss Pac-Man board to a regular PAC-MAN board to make this work?
Pac and Ms Pac pcbs are the same as far as the kit is concerned. You will be removing the existing roms and proms when you install the kit. Please take a look at the install guide for pictures. Thanks!
How do I get the settings screen?
How do I get to the menu settings?
With the power off on your game. Press and hold P1 while you turn the game on. Release P1 button when the screen tells you to. You are now in the main menu settings. This is a feature built into your kits so the menu settings are not accessible to your guests or family. Now, having said that, you need to enable this feature in the menu settings, or, disable if you want your kit to give you approximately 5 seconds every time you turn on your game.
Hi, I just got your Pac man multi board and was wondering how to turn off the high score initial entry. I want to be able to save the high score, but not put in initials after each game. I went through the menu a few times, but don’t see anything that applies. Also, the (show high scores) toggles from on and off, but does not seem to make any change, it’s always there. I think I’m missing something? Is there specific dip settings that need to be set in the board itself? Let me know, and keep up the great work you do on theses kits, Brian.
Hi, the kit allows you to enter initials now [as the original does not]. It's a great feature and is not able to be turned off.