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Midway's Tapper cabinet, does another game share the same cabinet?


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#1 JustinMSalvato OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:51 AM

I want to build a Tapper cabinet, but I recently thought, it would be a lot easier if I could find a cabinet from another game (cheaper one...) and use that.  Is there another arcade game that used the same exact shaped & size cabinet?



#2 Flojomojo OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:41 AM

I want to build a Tapper cabinet, but I recently thought, it would be a lot easier if I could find a cabinet from another game (cheaper one...) and use that.  Is there another arcade game that used the same exact shaped & size cabinet?

 

Sure! 

 

Root Beer Tapper

 

:lol:

 

Sorry, couldn't resist. For what it's worth, I have never seen a Root Beer Tapper cabinet in my life and was unaware of the variation until it came out on the "family friendly" Midway compilation discs, often alongside "Defender II," what we called Stargate. I haven't seen a Tapper cabinet in a long time, but I'm sure they're out there. 

 

Click around KLOV (both of those links above) and maybe ask or look for auctions. Seems you could put the tap controls on anything, and the only other unique aspect is the foot rest, which would be easy to add or fake. 



#3 JustinMSalvato OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:44 AM

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I'll check out those links though ;)



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Posted Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:34 PM

I'll be honest, I was going to say Root Beer Tapper, too.   :)

 

 

As a kid, all I saw were Tapper machines... then at some point in my life, when I came across older games, I only saw Root Beer Tapper and got annoyed.



#5 JustinMSalvato OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:55 PM

I'll be honest, I was going to say Root Beer Tapper, too.   :)

 

 

As a kid, all I saw were Tapper machines... then at some point in my life, when I came across older games, I only saw Root Beer Tapper and got annoyed.

 

ha!  You might enjoy this video from Video Game Stars then, it's literally a minute long:   



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Posted Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:35 PM

Also Timber, though it's even less common and the control panel is different.



#7 JustinMSalvato OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:59 PM

Also Timber, though it's even less common and the control panel is different.

Control panel I can always change, it's the outer cabinet that's important.  Hmm, even more scarce, eh?  Looks like back to plan A which is to build.  Sadly, I don't have the specific dimensions.  Going to have to wing it.






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