Donkey Kong Tabletop Arcade Machine Crammed Into A Barrel

Donkey-Kong-Tabletop-Arcade-Machine-Crammed-Into-A-BarrelDonkey Kong is known for its use of barrels throughout its rich series, so why hasn't this recognisable gameplay element ever ventured outside of the game's environments? Instead of building a run of the mill arcade machine, one coin-op gamer has built his own tabletop cabinet inside an old wine barrel - one even Cranky Kong would be proud of.

The talented arcade cabinet builder known as griffindodd on the ArcadeControls forums recent revealed his latest project, one which started out as an attempt to build a low-cost build-to-sell take on a tabletop classic. Using an oak wine barrel, a 17" monitor, various arcade components, and 20 hours of labour, this unusual take on a Donkey Kong arcade machine is one dreamy arcade build.

Several impressive pictures have since been shared of this wine barrel cabinet, one its creator has stated cost a low $415 to build in total - something that seems far from the case with this level of finesse and creativity.

Link: Donkey Kong Tabletop Arcade Machine Inside A Wine Barrel

Last Updated ( 18 June 2013 )  


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+1 (Link to this comment) Megatrons_Fury 2013-06-18 17:50
OH MY GOD!!!!!

I must have this, who must i sleep with or kill to get this done???? This is a fantastic bit of fan creation im blown away by it.

Wow, just wow!

Thanks for sharing this story Cauterize, now i have a new mission in life!!!
+1 (Link to this comment) ollie809 2013-06-18 17:59
thats amazing!!
+1 (Link to this comment) k1ngarth3r 2013-06-18 23:32
Nice idea!
(Link to this comment) jamalais 2013-06-20 08:01
just beautiful and the space to put a drink just seals the deal there
(Link to this comment) rjsboy 2013-06-24 09:10
Love it
(Link to this comment) rightsprite 2013-08-07 13:05
Waoh well done griffindodd luv , well just face booked this

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