I love the look of these early Nintendo cabinets and Donkey Kong is an all time classic. I had wanted one for a while, but unfortunately they rarely come up for sale on these shores. I don’t think Nintendo distributed their early cabs in
I purchased the cab from Ken / Fatsgt (Ukvac), a seller in the
I was surprised to see on the nameplate that the cabinet was made in
-It’s a Nintendo Donkey Kong!
-The cab is complete and in nice original condition with a few battle scars. Just how I like my cabs!
-The Donkey Kong board looks in nice, clean condition.
-The bezel is in great condition with few scratches.
-The control panel is in good condition, just in need of a good clean and some new buttons.
-The sides are in very good condition.
-Although the side art has some small damaged areas, it’s 90% good and I’m inclined to leave it as is.
Right hand side
Left hand side
-The cab is very clean inside.
-The cab came with coin door and back door key.
-The adjustments sheet is still present on the back door.
The Not So Good
-It doesn’t work!
-A small section of plastic has been fitted to the front of the cab adjacent to the coin mech door, possibly to cover some damage?
-There are some small damages to the art and a couple of scrapes on the sides.
-The metal work looks a bit tired. The coin door and marquee glass retainer strips will need re-painting.
-The coin mech faces are heavily scratched.
-There are some minor indentations on the T-moulding.
-There is an additional power cable going to the marquee light for some reason?
My aim with this restore is to return the cab to fully working condition, and to tidy it up whilst retaining originality as far as possible.