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Re: Who actually likes cocktail arcade cabinets?
« Reply #40 on: September 11, 2019, 01:46:08 pm »
Shut it lew.  Red tents are the best Nintendo cabs.  Fight me!   ;)

I'm with the any horizontal cocktail looks awful camp.  They are uncomfortable to play at for long sessions, but the midway ones look great and are the closest thing to furniture.

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Re: Who actually likes cocktail arcade cabinets?
« Reply #41 on: September 11, 2019, 02:14:51 pm »
Red Tents aren't cocktails. Seriously, where am I supposed to set my drink on those things?

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Re: Who actually likes cocktail arcade cabinets?
« Reply #42 on: September 11, 2019, 03:02:15 pm »
Shut it lew.  Red tents are the best Nintendo cabs.  Fight me!   ;)

I'm with the any horizontal cocktail looks awful camp.  They are uncomfortable to play at for long sessions, but the midway ones look great and are the closest thing to furniture.

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Re: Who actually likes cocktail arcade cabinets?
« Reply #43 on: September 11, 2019, 04:03:56 pm »
I agree with all the negatives but the Head2Head play on my Space Duel cocktail is awesome.

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Re: Who actually likes cocktail arcade cabinets?
« Reply #44 on: September 11, 2019, 04:13:56 pm »
Red Tents aren't cocktails. Seriously, where am I supposed to set my drink on those things?

You sit down to play it, so it's close enough.
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Re: Who actually likes cocktail arcade cabinets?
« Reply #45 on: September 12, 2019, 02:02:29 pm »
Yeah but you sit down and play virtually any cab made in Japan.  I'd classify it as the precursor to candy cabs. 

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Re: Who actually likes cocktail arcade cabinets?
« Reply #46 on: September 12, 2019, 02:04:40 pm »
Sometimes things just are, man.  Go with it.

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Re: Who actually likes cocktail arcade cabinets?
« Reply #47 on: September 12, 2019, 02:48:37 pm »
Red Tents aren't cocktails. Seriously, where am I supposed to set my drink on those things?

You sit down to play it, so it's close enough.

After Burner is my favorite cocktail cab.

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Re: Who actually likes cocktail arcade cabinets?
« Reply #48 on: September 12, 2019, 02:57:46 pm »
What about cocktail pinball cabinets?  I know Yots got smitten with 'em lately.

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Re: Who actually likes cocktail arcade cabinets?
« Reply #49 on: September 12, 2019, 02:58:03 pm »
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Re: Who actually likes cocktail arcade cabinets?
« Reply #50 on: September 13, 2019, 09:52:25 am »
I'm building a cocktail cab for my game room.  To me it's going to be more of an interactive bar table, a slightly taller midway style cocktail.  I would want some kind of table to sit drinks on anyway, why not have something that can play classic vertical games too.

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Re: Who actually likes cocktail arcade cabinets?
« Reply #51 on: September 16, 2019, 10:45:46 am »
I can't see it as my one-and-only mame cabinet for mainly personal use - too awkward.  But it would be cool if I were an entertainer and had a large, dedicated entertainment space.  Because then it's like a cool side tablet for people chat and pound IPAs while occasionally glancing at attract mode, and occasionally have a little spirited head to head.

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Re: Who actually likes cocktail arcade cabinets?
« Reply #52 on: September 16, 2019, 03:20:10 pm »

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Re: Who actually likes cocktail arcade cabinets?
« Reply #53 on: September 19, 2019, 10:11:56 am »
I can't see it as my one-and-only mame cabinet for mainly personal use - too awkward.  But it would be cool if I were an entertainer and had a large, dedicated entertainment space.  Because then it's like a cool side tablet for people chat and pound IPAs while occasionally glancing at attract mode, and occasionally have a little spirited head to head.

That's the idea behind mine.  I'm planning two more dedicated cabinets, a slimmed down Atari cabaret for trackball and spinner games, and the somewhat standard 2 player 6 button cabinet.

The cocktail will be a great place to hang out while waiting your turn at a game of pool, or watching a game on the TV.  It's also a good format for classic vertical games.

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Re: Who actually likes cocktail arcade cabinets?
« Reply #54 on: September 21, 2019, 01:42:48 pm »

supper clubs mostly here in Wisconsin


I'm guessing this phrase is akin to "where's the bubbler" to anyone not from Wisconsin.  Don't let rew discourage you, he plays de foosball.
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Re: Who actually likes cocktail arcade cabinets?
« Reply #55 on: September 21, 2019, 01:47:32 pm »
I have a buddy who is/has considered building a cocktail, and only a cocktail.  In his view, a standup cab is - his words - "too big and bulky, takes up too much space".  I offered to help him build one, if he would help create a template first, so as to pound out a few of them to sell for some side cash.  Seems there's a market in our area for them, but I'm not sure if the ROI is worth it when dealing with another partner.
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Re: Who actually likes cocktail arcade cabinets?
« Reply #56 on: September 25, 2019, 12:24:32 pm »
Pizza Hut

Nothing like playing an 80s Pizza Hut cocktail arcade while waiting for your pizza.

They can be placed in the middle of a room, and 2 players can stay seated while playing 2 player games. That's about it.

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Re: Who actually likes cocktail arcade cabinets?
« Reply #57 on: October 04, 2019, 10:52:47 am »
Ok. Some folks really like the cocktail cabinets. What ones are the preferred?

Midway Cocktail seems to be the standard

These were awful


Red Tents are also not a good cabinet to me.



The best one I think is the Joust cocktail. Never owned one though, so maybe I'd dislike it or like it even more


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Re: Who actually likes cocktail arcade cabinets?
« Reply #58 on: October 04, 2019, 11:45:01 am »


That control panel makes my hands hurt, just looking at it.

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Re: Who actually likes cocktail arcade cabinets?
« Reply #59 on: October 07, 2019, 12:14:27 pm »


That control panel makes my hands hurt, just looking at it.

If it makes it any better, that game is along the same lines of the dog fighting levels of Atari's Combat.

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Re: Who actually likes cocktail arcade cabinets?
« Reply #60 on: October 07, 2019, 08:33:37 pm »
I could have some fun Warlords games on that, but it takes up the room of like 4 stand up machines

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Re: Who actually likes cocktail arcade cabinets?
« Reply #61 on: October 07, 2019, 08:47:19 pm »
Yeah.  Wasn't my smartest purchase.  I actually drove up to your neck of the woods to pick it up too.

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Re: Who actually likes cocktail arcade cabinets?
« Reply #62 on: October 08, 2019, 02:15:49 am »
I built a "Barrel of Kong".
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Re: Who actually likes cocktail arcade cabinets?
« Reply #63 on: October 08, 2019, 10:14:07 am »
Oh man, how could I forget the barrel craze....

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Re: Who actually likes cocktail arcade cabinets?
« Reply #64 on: October 08, 2019, 05:41:11 pm »
I can see a slight point to cocktail cabs that are set up with joysticks for both vertical and horizontal games so you only have to change seats instead of turning a 100lb crt on it's side. Aside from that, they are worse in every way than any sort of upright.

I can see how nostalgia comes into though. I have no positive experiences with them to draw from. All the cocktails I saw as a kid were horrible to play on and usually set up with an inappropriate game. I played on one on a cruise ship with Street Fighter 2. It had two buttons per player and player two controls were on the opposite side of the table, so you had to play upside down....

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Re: Who actually likes cocktail arcade cabinets?
« Reply #65 on: October 08, 2019, 07:43:26 pm »
...All the cocktails I saw as a kid were horrible to play on and usually set up with an inappropriate game. I played on one on a cruise ship with Street Fighter 2....

You must be all of... what? 20?
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Re: Who actually likes cocktail arcade cabinets?
« Reply #66 on: October 09, 2019, 02:40:45 am »
Joust would be the only cocktail I would own and even then I would likely prefer the stand up version in the end.

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Re: Who actually likes cocktail arcade cabinets?
« Reply #67 on: October 09, 2019, 12:00:51 pm »
...All the cocktails I saw as a kid were horrible to play on and usually set up with an inappropriate game. I played on one on a cruise ship with Street Fighter 2....

You must be all of... what? 20?

I'm 39.

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Re: Who actually likes cocktail arcade cabinets?
« Reply #68 on: October 09, 2019, 12:05:57 pm »
---smurfy--- operator conversions of classic games shouldn't color your opinion of cocktail cabs.
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Re: Who actually likes cocktail arcade cabinets?
« Reply #69 on: October 09, 2019, 12:59:51 pm »
Yeah, I was gonna say I bet that dude was around my age.  Everything was converted to SF2 circa 1992-93.  EVERYTHING

I played Alien vs Predator on a converted red tent and that was pretty awesome, though.

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Re: Who actually likes cocktail arcade cabinets?
« Reply #70 on: October 09, 2019, 01:34:03 pm »
Yup I remember seeing a Pole Position cockpit converted to sf2.  Made zero sense as then only one can play at a time and it took up the space of two sf2 cabs. 

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« Reply #71 on: October 09, 2019, 01:38:40 pm »
Yeah, I was gonna say I bet that dude was around my age.  Everything was converted to SF2 circa 1992-93.  EVERYTHING

I played Alien vs Predator on a converted red tent and that was pretty awesome, though.

 :dunno

That's so true. Literally everything was converted and we were so desperate to play SF2 that we overlooked the obvious lack of buttons. Who cared if you only had light punch and a 4-way pacman joystick. It was SF2!

That aside, I still don't like cocktail cabs. Looking down to the monitor just feels wrong to me. There is a reason why we mount our tv's on the wall these days instead of the floor.

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Re: Who actually likes cocktail arcade cabinets?
« Reply #72 on: October 09, 2019, 02:11:38 pm »
I still like cocktail cabinets for certain games.  Hat Trick on a cocktail is awesome, and makes sense like playing Air Hockey.
Arkanoid is another game I prefer on cocktail cabinets. Galaga too.

I also enjoy Gyruss on a cocktail, even though it doesn't look as psychedelic as it's upright counterpart.

For my preference, I enjoy them for a curated list of games, but they're not great for all games. Mind, most people here would MAME their crap, whereas I'd prefer the wacky idea of dedicated cabinets. 

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Re: Who actually likes cocktail arcade cabinets?
« Reply #73 on: October 10, 2019, 09:23:41 am »
Demolition Derby was a fun cocktail game with wheels attached all around. I used to play it at the county fair, which is also where they had the real derby.

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Re: Who actually likes cocktail arcade cabinets?
« Reply #74 on: October 10, 2019, 03:29:39 pm »
Barrel cocktails are pieces of art to me, the more refined the more so.


Demolition Derby came in 4-player. I must revisit it - see whether emulation is mature enough.


@Howard_Casto: I'm surprised they didn't try to squeeze two players onto the PP panel - each person half in and out!  Or sawed the canopy off, modded the cp and seat....  What did the cp look like?


Uh-ohh, opt2not used curate in relation to game(s) lists, it's legal process.

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Re: Who actually likes cocktail arcade cabinets?
« Reply #75 on: October 10, 2019, 05:49:22 pm »
Uh-ohh, opt2not used curate in relation to game(s) lists, it's legal process.

Eh? I used curate correctly...

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Re: Who actually likes cocktail arcade cabinets?
« Reply #76 on: October 10, 2019, 06:30:34 pm »
Is Atari Football considered a cocktail?


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Re: Who actually likes cocktail arcade cabinets?
« Reply #77 on: October 10, 2019, 07:42:33 pm »
Is Atari Football considered a cocktail?



You could set a cocktail on it, so...
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Re: Who actually likes cocktail arcade cabinets?
« Reply #78 on: October 12, 2019, 05:30:45 pm »
@opt2not: my reference was to a recent topic where several disagreed with that definition in regard to game lists.....



Is Atari Football considered a cocktail?



No room for drinks, and you stand up (or use a stool).

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Re: Who actually likes cocktail arcade cabinets?
« Reply #79 on: October 12, 2019, 06:58:38 pm »
Vigo and I broke one of those.

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