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Viewing blogs posted in January, 2009

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Tappy tap tap taparoo

# Posted by Joel Dixon at 31/01/2009 13:44:44
Updated by Joel Dixon at 15/04/2019 20:53:01


We had a Commodore 64 as youngsters, and one of my many favourites was a very simple game called Tapper (which, as I've just found out, has a pretty extensive Wikipedia article). Basically, you are a bartender and you need to serve drinks to patrons and collect the empty mugs.


Tapper. If you collect a "tip" from a patron, the dancing girls entertain your demanding customers and make them forget about drinking for a short while

The other day we were passing the arcade game section outside of the local movie cinemas, and amongst the many and only slightly varied driving and shooting cabinets there was an "old school arcade" collection. Of course, one of the games was "Root Beer Tapper".

Root Beet Tapper
Root Beer Tapper same game different beverage

What fun it was reliving such a classic. While a little rusty, I pushed through and easily topped the high score table:

High Score
First of one is still first!

After reading the Wikipedia article, I learned that an XBOX Live Arcade version of this game is available. It's since been added to my download queue!




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