Asteroids [Cocktail model]

Arcade Video game published 43 years ago by Atari, Inc.

Listed and emulated in MAME.

Asteroids © 1979 Atari, Incorporated.

Cocktail model. For more information about the game itself, please refer to the "Asteroids [Upright model]" entry.

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Cocktail model dimensions:
32 in. (80.5 cm) wide
24 in. (60 cm) deep
Height: adjustable from 21.5 in. (54.6 cm) to 27 in. (68.6 cm)
Weight: 164 lbs (73.8kg)

Cocktail cabinet monitor: 15 in. Quadrascan.

The cocktail model uses the same PCB as the upright model.

The cocktail harness has a jumper wire from J20 Pin7 to Pin 19 that controls the video inverter circuit.

The cocktail model has two control panels, on opposite sides of the cabinet; in a 2-player game, the players sit across from each other, and the screen's image flips over to face whichever player is currently controlling the Spaceship.

When not playing a 2-player game, the screen is always upright - in other words, the image faces P1.

Only P1's side of the cabinet has the coin mechanisms and player start buttons.


The Cocktail model of Asteroids was released in April 1980 (even if copyrighted 1979).


Cocktail Asteroids manual.