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Soda Pop Tapper Soda Pop Tapper - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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You are a soda jerk serving soda pop to patrons.

Soda Pop Tapper was produced by Bally Midway in 1984.

Bally Midway released 96 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1980. Bally Midway was based in United States.

Other machines made by Bally Midway during the time period Soda Pop Tapper was produced include: E2088, Gold Ball, Grand Slam (4 player version), Domino Man, Discs Of Tron, Granny and the Gators, Black Pyramid, Ten Pin Champ, Spy Hunter, and Kings of Steel


Name Soda Pop Tapper
Developer Bally Midway (United States)
Year 1984
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9606
Class Wide Release
Genre Platform
Conversion Class Midway MCR III
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player Ambidextrous
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
  • Joystick: 2-way (up, down) - Only active downwards
Sound Unamplified Stereo (requires two-channel amp)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

This game is almost exactly like the original Tapper except that the character you control is a soda jerk instead of a bartender, the beverage that is served is soda pop instead of Budweiser beer and the background music is different.

Like in the original game, the first level is a western saloon where the customers are cowboys and cowgirls. The second level is a sports bar where the customers are athletes including baseball players, football players, basketball players and tennis players. The third level is a punk bar where the customers are punk rockers and the fourth level is a space bar where the customers are strange alien creatures from other planets all over the universe.

Game Play

You must serve everyone a soda pop before they work their way up to the kegs. You must also grab the empty mugs before they slide off the bar. Extra points are awarded for collecting tips. Bonus rounds involve locating and opening the one can that has not been shaken-up, and serving it.


  1. Saloon - Coca-Cola
  2. Sports Field - Sprite
  3. Punk Bar - Pepsi
  4. Outer Space - Mountain Dew

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This nearly identical game of Tapper was later released because the law told Bally Midway that they were not supposed to advertise alcohol in the arcades to minors.


COPY OF: Tapper

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Soda Pop Tapper Census

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