ColecoFan1981 Posted May 9, 2011 Share Posted May 9, 2011 (edited) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqQkk7E73bI I'm sure some of you may have heard of this. But this version is the more kid-friendly version of the 1983 original, titled simply Tapper. The original version (gameplay video below), intended for sale to taverns and dive bars, was sponsored by Anheuser-Busch's Budweiser, and even featured the then jingle of Bud, heard in the game's bonus round (who doesn't remember the slogan "This Bud's for You"?). In fact, some of the very first arcade cabinets of this game, were designed to look like real bars, with real brass footrests and drink holders, and the game controls taking the form of Budweiser beer tap handles. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsJsSQGMQfM Although well-received by adults in '83, the game's early marketing didn't sit with the children and young teens (the actual demographic which arcade games are often geared towards), who were the sons and daughters of the target demographic, which prompted Midway the next year to release Root Beer Tapper, which IMHO could've benefited from an A&W endorsement, being that A&W is one of the most popular brands of root beer. Besides Root Beer Tapper, another version of Tapper was released, with an endorsement by Mountain Dew. Now, the ColecoVision version of RBT omits the Punk Rockers stage as well as moments where a bunch of girls dance after you collect tips from the people you serve the root beer to, and, on the stadium stage, Sam throwing a mug into the air and it hits a flying duck, and the duck falls on him. This is what I am hoping the super-deluxe Opcode version of the CV RBT will have. During the time the girls are dancing, sometimes a person may turn his back on the beer glass. ~Ben Edited May 9, 2011 by ColecoFan1981 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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