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In Topic: WIP - Pacmania

Today, 03:37 pm

It'll be finished when I get time do the 72 cards on the flip reel.

I want to create new number cards this time as well. I also need to choose a couple of symbols to put on the other cards.

I'm hoping either at the end of this week or sometime next week.

In Topic: Are fruit machines a dying breed in pubs.

Yesterday, 08:58 am

Yes they are a dying breed, unless you go to a Weatherspoons in which case, most still have at least 3, unless a small pub.


IMO, instead of killing it off, the DOND feature, prolonged the life of them a bit more. It clearly was a massive hit for Bell Fruit and the TV program was extremely well known and a very popular program. Others such as Barcrest even ended up following the formula, because it was clearly by far the most popular feature on an AWP. I know for myself, back in the day, I would definitely play a machine with the DOND feature, rather than one without.


What's killed it are the jackpots getting far too big to make gameplay a secondary thought and FOBTs, why play for £70/£100 when you can play for £500.


I've never ever got the appeal of lo-tech machines without any sort of feature/top board.


Perhaps, we will see a resurgence like with retro gaming, whereby, a company or two, produce some £4-£10 hi tech jackpot machines with old style gameplay. Anything above £10 and you start to lose gameplay. Yes £15 and £25 can have gameplay compared to a £100 machine, but then you start to lose gameplay types such as chase trail games. But the cost and getting pubs etc interesting probably mean no, unless someone is willing to take a big and possibly expensive risk.

In Topic: Help Finding Some Empire Layouts

14 October 2018 - 06:11 pm


FME land never seems to stop amazing.. :)


Yep, they seem to be breeding, thankfully for them FME is more chilled nowadays.

In Topic: Any Requests for me to Dx

11 October 2018 - 06:12 am

Not a big swp fan, but that looks great and it's one of the best known SWPs back in the day.

In Topic: mazooma Some Like it Hot

11 October 2018 - 06:04 am


Just the link to the original layout, as searching doesn't seem to bring it up as already said.