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Author Topic: Would Donkey Kong original button config be able to play all vertical classics?  (Read 122 times)

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Iím having a 4p pedestal built, but I caught the bug and Iíd like to have at least one stand-alone cabinet.

Going by [mention]paigeoliver [/mention] list of the best vertical games to play, would a DK Cabinet be able to play all of them using a 4-way and the original button config?

And without going crazy, what other stand alone cabinets would you build to capture a specific layout that would encompass many games? I can only think of needing a vertical Classic cab and a DK cab is so classic, it would be a great piece in a game room.

I figure a classic vertical games could even be played using just a PI, Iím not against building a PC but I just assume it doesnít need much for those games, and do they make a 60 in 1 type thing that is just classics or if that not worth bothering with considering a PI, my decision would not be based on cost.
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I have a list of these somewhere that I made when looking for my own project.  The conclusion I reached was that there were a number of games that needed a second button and a number that needed a 8-way joystick (including Bomb Jack, which was a key game for me).  DK only has one button.  If you want to go with genuine then Popeye has two buttons but is horizontal.  So youíll have to compromise somewhere, or live with the smaller game list.