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#1 frig

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 10:27 AM

File Name: Spot Light (DX)

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File Submitted: 24 Aug 2019

File Category: MPU2


Hi Guys
Here is an absolutely amazing classic fruit machine from 1981.  This is from an era when arcades were always packed out, and for good reason too!
 
But firstly...A big thanks to the following contributers:
Roms & base fruit symbols - Launton over at fruitemu.co.uk
Photograph used as a guide - Pete W 

over at fruitemu.co.uk
Richy100 for the additional suprize hidden in the download folder, also from fruitemu.co.uk


Richy1976 for his fantastic sound files.


And the amazing Wizard for testing, additional technical help and of course, providing us with the emulator that we all love!!


 

Shortcuts are in the Read Me txt file if you need them.


 
Now don't stay up too late playing this!
 
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Click here to download this file



#2 cja272

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 11:34 AM

Thank you


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#3 cliffc

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 01:28 PM

Hi

 

Yes the arcades were packed in the 80's for several reasons I have listed my reasons below

 

1. The machines played much better games

2. People had more disposable income.

3. £20 could last you all day at the seaside (for machine play only) as long as you had some idea how to play the machines.

4. There were very good 2p machines so even if you had a lesser budget you could still have a darn good play

5. You could smoke in arcades (not that is an issue for me I don't)



#4 superbaron

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 01:31 PM

Thank you for the fantastic layout.



#5 cliffc

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 02:22 PM

Hi Frig

 

I have just give this layout a good half hour play while making a video for my you tube channel, and excellent job you have done of this machine. From the Barcrest light era, Spotlight, Hi-Light and the little seen (unless you worked or played in a bingo hall in the 80s Flashlight).

 

Flashlight is a very lo-tech machine from Barcrest (and when I say lo-tech I mean lo-tech these machines made Bar x look exciting) however it did have a £50 cash jackpot, on 10p play, although it did have start buttons on the side of the cabinet most bingo halls did not have them enabled so the game would auto start as soon as you put in your 10p or 50p with 40p change, it did have autohold  but no nudges at all, but the auto play allowed for a much faster game play and allowed the bingo hall owner to extract the cash from the grannies much faster, that said if we had the roms for this I would not mind seeing a release of this as I could not play as I worked in the bingo hall and we could not play.



#6 gemini17

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 02:37 PM

Hi

 

Yes the arcades were packed in the 80's for several reasons I have listed my reasons below

 

1. The machines played much better games

2. People had more disposable income.

3. £20 could last you all day at the seaside (for machine play only) as long as you had some idea how to play the machines.

4. There were very good 2p machines so even if you had a lesser budget you could still have a darn good play

5. You could smoke in arcades (not that is an issue for me I don't)

Hi Cliff

 

To add to your list -online and bookmakers had a huge impact on the arcade industry,as online still does!

And above all(and more especially here in the north),we are very much still locked in a revolving door recession.

True you see people come to near by Blackpool but are they spending-No!

 

As bookmakers fold in there droves many arcades will follow as is happening everywhere.

I can't see many arcades still around in the next decade,but over the next 20 years( bar those with money to keep them afloat),

I don't see any arcades in operation.

 

Jay 


Hi Frig

 

I have just give this layout a good half hour play while making a video for my you tube channel, and excellent job you have done of this machine. From the Barcrest light era, Spotlight, Hi-Light and the little seen (unless you worked or played in a bingo hall in the 80s Flashlight).

 

Flashlight is a very lo-tech machine from Barcrest (and when I say lo-tech I mean lo-tech these machines made Bar x look exciting) however it did have a £50 cash jackpot, on 10p play, although it did have start buttons on the side of the cabinet most bingo halls did not have them enabled so the game would auto start as soon as you put in your 10p or 50p with 40p change, it did have autohold  but no nudges at all, but the auto play allowed for a much faster game play and allowed the bingo hall owner to extract the cash from the grannies much faster, that said if we had the roms for this I would not mind seeing a release of this as I could not play as I worked in the bingo hall and we could not play.

Would love to see the £50/£100 era of these slots brought to life in emulation.

There were some cracking club slots about at that time.

 

Jay


File Name: Spot Light (DX)

File Submitter: frig

File Submitted: 24 Aug 2019

File Category: MPU2

 


 

Hi Guys
Here is an absolutely amazing classic fruit machine from 1981.  This is from an era when arcades were always packed out, and for good reason too!
 
But firstly...A big thanks to the following contributers:
Roms & base fruit symbols - Launton over at fruitemu.co.uk
Photograph used as a guide - Pete W 

over at fruitemu.co.uk
Richy100 for the additional suprize hidden in the download folder, also from fruitemu.co.uk


Richy1976 for his fantastic sound files.


And the amazing Wizard for testing, additional technical help and of course, providing us with the emulator that we all love!!


 

Shortcuts are in the Read Me txt file if you need them.


 
Now don't stay up too late playing this!
 
</Frig>

 


 

 

 

 


Click here to download this file

Cracking release.

 

I promise I won't stay up too late :err:  :err:  :nah:

 

 

Many thanks to all involved.

 

Jay



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Posted 26 August 2019 - 09:53 AM

Although not my era, I do hope you continue these excellent DX'S, as even though I wasn't old enough to play them I do remember many of them as a child.

Amazing to see nearly 40 year old machines bought back to life, thanks to you and the amazing MFME emulator.

#8 cliffc

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 01:55 PM

Hi

 

Yes I forgot about the bookies and the on line factor,

 

Some of the club machines of the MPU3 and 4 era have been done however they may only work on older versions of the emulator club games from other makers from the same era have also been done have a search in the download section here and at other emu sites, you may find the club game you want to play






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