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Classic Game Room presents a CGR Undertow review of the arcade game Root Beer Tapper from Midway. Released to dive bars in 1983, Tapper was basically an interactive advertisement for Budweiser. In addition to drinking what was largely implied to be Budweiser beverages, Tapper also prominently featured the company's logo — hardly an issue for bar patrons, more of a problem for underage players and zit-faced arcade dwellers. So a year later, Midway released Root Beer Tapper, Tapper's kid-safe, arcade-friendly, non-alcoholic cousin — all the Pilsner taste, with none of the buzz that makes it bearable. Root Beer Tapper is the exact same game as the original version. Swap Budweiser branding with new logos, and you've basically got Root Beer Tapper. So in this case, you play as a soda jerk, and it's your job to slide frosty mugs of root beer down to parched customers before they reach the end of the bar. This video review features video gameplay footage of the arcade game Root Beer Tapper and audio commentary from Classic Game Room's Derek.