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Re: Donkey Kong Cabinet Colors
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2010, 07:04:49 PM »
Yeps, the red color is the best for a Donkey Kong cabinet   :-*

Here's my favorite pictures  :)  :arrow:







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Re: Donkey Kong Cabinet Colors
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2010, 07:07:28 PM »
Yeps, the red color is the best for a Donkey Kong cabinet   :-*

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Re: Donkey Kong Cabinet Colors
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2010, 08:00:01 PM »
Wait a minute, what are you getting DK3 ? That would be my "least desired" Nintendo game I guess. I'd convert that red cab to DK.

believe it or not, i actually LIKE DK3 - it's almost a shooter! and i already have the german DK cabinet, although i will sell it if i get the chance of having an original nintendo DK cabinet (anyone wanna trade? ;)).

so my lineup would be like this: DK in orange, JUNIOR in light blue and THREE in red. not sure about having a dedicated TWO cabinet yet, I might simply throw in the add-on board in in the original DK cab. but that's all pretty far from where i stand right now, i'm waiting for the delivery of JUNIOR and THREE this week :)!
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Re: Donkey Kong Cabinet Colors
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2010, 08:07:50 PM »
Bruno, love those pics, pure Nintendo porn :P

One question: did you leave away the "Insert 25c" arrow sticker deliberately ?
It is my intention to leave it away too because my machine was never in the US and so it simply shouldn't be there....

Ully: It should be DK in red, Popeye in light-Blue, DKjr. in orange. Where's your historic conscience ?  ;D

If you really must play DK3 (it IS a shooter), there still is MAME. ;D

Just MHO of course ;D
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Re: Donkey Kong Cabinet Colors
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2010, 08:11:33 PM »
I used to dislike DK3 too, but when I saw the DK3 at Paul's50's I really liked it. It looked very nice, especially the CPO.
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Re: Donkey Kong Cabinet Colors
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2010, 08:16:03 PM »
Ully: It should be DK in red, Popeye in light-Blue, DKjr. in orange. Where's your historic conscience ?  ;D

non-existent 8)! seriously, i like making slight changes when it improves (in my opinion) upon the original. for example the position of the instruction sticker on most dk cabinets is AWEFUL!!! it just looks off - as if it had been put there by someone who drank too much gl├╝hwein :P

i have to agree with you guys: DK in red looks awesome, but with my DK3 going red, DK will be orange - enough said! :twisted:

nice to have this discussion going on here, that's what i intended. and interesting to see how opinions / taste differs!
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Re: Donkey Kong Cabinet Colors
« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2010, 08:20:12 PM »
Well IF you want a shooter in a red Nintendo cab, why not this:




 ;D ;D ;D ;D


Ully.....SLIGHT changes ?? Changing an entire cab color ? That's not a slight change....

But hey, they're your (future) cabs :P

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Re: Donkey Kong Cabinet Colors
« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2010, 08:25:48 PM »
Well IF you want a shooter in a red Nintendo cab, why not this:



i'm not such a huge fan of radarscope, although i wouldn't mind having one, but it's not at the top of my nintendo list!

Ully.....SLIGHT changes ?? Changing an entire cab color ? That's not a slight change....

i'm simply moving a kit from one cab to the other, basically i'm not changing anything at all. didn't they move the original in radarscope cabs as well?
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Re: Donkey Kong Cabinet Colors
« Reply #23 on: September 23, 2012, 07:24:06 PM »

time to dig up an old thread (of mine)! why? because i've secretly begun working on my nintendo games. currently i have six of them: donkey kong, donkey kong jr, donkey kong 3, mario bros conversion cab (which is going to become a popeye eventually), mario bros widebody and space firebird. i'll be working on them in pairs of two, starting with donkey kong and donkey kong jr.

we've had the discussion about the cabinet colors before (and i've a-l-m-o-s-t made up my mind), but i wanted to bring this topic up again, because an arcade friend of mine (thx dennis :-*) has created some pretty cool models of the nintendo models and i've asked him whether he could make two donkey kong models with a revised color scheme for me - which he did. let me present you the results!

first up, the two donkey kongs with their original color scheme :arrow:



here are the two donkey kongs with their revised color scheme :arrow:



i love how the colors of the marquee, the bezel and the control panel blend in with the colors of the cabs AND i also love how the sideart suddenly seem to pop out much more! what do you think?

up next, donkey kong 3! we all know that dk3 only came as a conversion kit, so operators could either put it in an orange, a blue or a red cabinet. basically the same goes for mario bros as a conversion kit, i don't know whether the widebody version of the game also came in three different colors or not. no matter what, here's a picture of dk3 and mario bros (conversion) in all three variations!



i'm pretty sure i'll be doing dk and jr with the revised color scheme, therefore dk3 HAS TO BE in the red cabinet - and how cool those three look next to each other 8) :arrow:



but what do you think about mario bros - blue, orange or red? and what do you think about the donkey kongs now that you've seen the model pictures?
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Re: Donkey Kong Cabinet Colors
« Reply #24 on: September 23, 2012, 09:05:32 PM »
Donkey Kong in orange is FAIL !

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Re: Donkey Kong Cabinet Colors
« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2012, 09:19:05 PM »
I agree with andre, Orange is for Junior

Stick to the originals, so blue or red for DK (i preffer red) not only for the looks but the first DK's where made from red cabinets
DK3 looks good in red, but the game sucks so i would loose thatone  :oops:
Popeye in blue, and space firebird needs to be in the original red too

oh mario brothers looks good in red bit i think the original is orange like the junior

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Re: Donkey Kong Cabinet Colors
« Reply #26 on: September 23, 2012, 09:25:46 PM »
oh mario brothers looks good in red bit i think the original is orange like the junior

Yep, but that's only for the wide-body. Nintendo also released a "conversion" kit for the regular sized cabs so "everything" is allowed with MB in a narrow-body cab, although I think red looks best, not just because I've got that right now...

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Re: Donkey Kong Cabinet Colors
« Reply #27 on: September 23, 2012, 09:31:05 PM »
Donkey Kong in orange is FAIL !

+1000  :spaceace:

How the F... did you get that into your mind? An orange DK!

I'm sure that it is just a joke of you, is it not?

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Re: Donkey Kong Cabinet Colors
« Reply #28 on: September 23, 2012, 09:38:36 PM »
How the F... did you get that into your mind? An orange DK!
I'm sure that it is just a joke of you, is it not?

not at all, i'm being dead serious here! as i've said before, i never understood those contrasting colors, they look like a three-year old tried to solve a two-piece puzzle and failed. it's just that you guys are USED to seeing DK in light blue and junior in orange, that's why you think it sucks :P.
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Re: Donkey Kong Cabinet Colors
« Reply #29 on: September 23, 2012, 09:40:23 PM »
How the F... did you get that into your mind? An orange DK!
I'm sure that it is just a joke of you, is it not?

not at all, i'm being dead serious here! as i've said before, i never understood those contrasting colors, they look like a three-year old tried to solve a two-piece puzzle and failed. it's just that you guys are USED to seeing DK in light blue and junior in orange, that's why you think it sucks :P.
I'm with you ully, I like them  :)
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