November 01

News : Nintendo Of America Shows Off Its Unreleased Sky Skipper Arcade Cabinet : NintendoLife.com

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My friend Whitney Roberts who is co-host of the Broken Token podcast and two others have restored a Nintendo Sky Skipper game and cabinet.

Sky Skipper was one of a number of arcades planned to arrive after the success of Donkey Kong. It was play-tested and marketed in the US but ultimately canned in 1982, making it immediately fascinating to retro arcade enthusiasts. Though ROMS have found their way online and the game actually has an Atari 2600 iteration, no complete cabinets are known to exist – only a very small number of PCBs.


We recently covered the launch of the Sky Skipper Project, which is an ambitious project by three retro enthusiasts – Whitney Roberts, Olly Cotton and Alex Crowley – to unveil a fully restored arcade cabinet of the game in 2017.

Sky Skipper was one of a number of arcades planned to arrive after the success of Donkey Kong. It was play-tested and marketed in the US but ultimately canned in 1982, making it immediately fascinating to retro arcade enthusiasts. Though ROMS have found their way online and the game actually has an Atari 2600 iteration, no complete cabinets are known to exist – only a very small number of PCBs.

Whitney recently gained access to the only Sky Skipper arcade ever made which is hidden away at the vaults of Nintendo of America. The Sky Skipper Project team were able to spend several hours taking scans and photos of this prototype cabinet.


Read the entire article here :
http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2016/10/nintendo_of_america_shows_off_its_unreleased_sky_skipper_arcade_cabinet


Thanks to NintendoLife.com and Darren Calvert for the article and pictures.

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