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wearecity

Member Since 26 Apr 2003
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In Topic: New Machine Shown Lazy or Creative?

19 October 2018 - 10:37 am

Yep another crazy Tony from RLMS sales classic video.

 

Agree with Richy above, just a clone.

 

I don't play machines that often nowadays, but I don't think I have seen a new Bell Fruit in ages when I have. Most games seem to by other companies now.


In Topic: Deal Or No Deal The Walk Of Wealth Wdx

18 October 2018 - 08:49 am

Nice to see another DOND DX.

 

I know we have several already, but in the future it will be such an iconic group of machines for today's 20 and 30 somethings to look back on when they are in their 50's and 60's. A bit like the machines released in the 90s are for us now 40 and 50 somethings.


In Topic: Classic Request

18 October 2018 - 08:43 am

What does stealth Roms mean? Whats difference?

 

Stealth is a type of fruit machine technology, like MPU 4 or Scorpion 5 is.

 

I'm no expert, so could be wrong, but I believe it's a variant of Maygay's Epoch.

 

Some machines such as Saturday Night Beaver (SNB), were released on more than one technology, as SNB is emulated as an Epoch machine.


In Topic: WIP - Pacmania

17 October 2018 - 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.

16 October 2018 - 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.