Cab smacking

What it is

The practice of wailing on the arcade cabinet should be avoided at any time, especially if you do not own it. And don’t think you’ll get away with it – people can hear you.


People do this when they are frustrated, but it can start up trouble, and it can damage the equipment.

Operators will ban you from the premises if they catch you doing this, and other players may wish to start a real fight if you are particularly violent about it.

Further reading

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