I have a love/hate relationship with arcade cocktail cabinets.
I love the idea of them. A small low-profile cabinet, that
can blend in with itssurroundings. A very discreet cabinet
perfect for space starved collectors. It's also a great social
way to play games. You can't beat playing a game with a friend
sitting across from you and with beers on the table. Good
However, it's not the best gaming experience. Odd viewing
angles, odd controller angles, etc. Uprights are so much
better. But, a collection is not complete without a cocktail
cabinet. And, well, this is a pretty good one to have. Especially
if you are a Nintendo nut like me.
Popeye is a pretty solid game. Not Nintendo's best game
but definitely one worth owning. It's a very challenging
game that requires quick reflexes and a sharp mind. It's
a good time and I don't regret the purchase.
My cocktail is in pretty great shape and it's probably one
of the only machines that I didn't replace anything on. It's
all original and it works great. The monitor is strong and
the original under-the-glass artwork inserts are crisp and
nice. The only thing I wouldn't mine changing is the tempered
it is pretty scratched up. However, that's not cheap so I'll
probably just live with it. It's not that bad.