Fruit Machines - favourites from the bygone era.

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Re: Fruit Machines - favourites from the bygone era.

Post by c0nfu53d » Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:05 pm

Fishsta wrote:Oooh, I wonder how many MPUForums/FruitForums members are in here, I know a few.
I used to post over at fruit-emu but not been there much recently. At least you won't get bombarded with "is dond emulated?" questions over here lol

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Post by BennyTheGreek » Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:41 am

since i lost £50 in a stupid machine one night when I was 18 I havent put a penny in one....

That was 24 years ago.

They are evil.

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Post by shiftytigger » Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:30 am

c0nfu53d wrote:
Fishsta wrote:Oooh, I wonder how many MPUForums/FruitForums members are in here, I know a few.
I used to post over at fruit-emu but not been there much recently. At least you won't get bombarded with "is dond emulated?" questions over here lol
I think the decline in arcades is obvious in places like that, a few core people discussing the halcyon days along with regular new posts from nooks asking about emptiers for the latest machines.

Back 10 years an they were full of people discussing latest techniques and cheats. Simply isn't the variety and enjoyment there used to be. The same thing that happened to arcade games took a little longer but eventually still happened to fruit machines. Home technology overtook what was in the arcades and there were less ways to 'cheat'.
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Re: Fruit Machines - favourites from the bygone era.

Post by XFile2708 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:24 am

Used to love playing on the Fruit Machine emulators years ago but am completely out of touch with it all now... have just downloaded MFME 9.4 - whats the best place to go to hunt out a full set of roms? :D

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Re: Fruit Machines - favourites from the bygone era.

Post by The Hardest of All Freds » Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:56 am

Thunderbirds - the one we had in the pub had a glitch whereas if you get the jackpot on the winline, it would payout the £15. Rather than take the reoeat chance, you hit cancel. You dropped the £15 then switched the machine off at the wall. When you switched back on and let it boot and stuck a quid in, it would flash a hold. Hold all 3, jackpot again. I rinsed it for about £200 quid over 3 days before they twigged and got shot.

I used to like the ones with the big wheel, with higher or lower and wheel nudge. I think it was called Axe Battler or summat. King Kebab was another good 'un for cheeky fivers.

The Simpsons Homer's Meltdown and the Moe's Tavern were good too.

Most annoying was The Italian Job. It kept yelling quotes at random till I figured out how to disable the sound in attract mode.
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Re: Fruit Machines - favourites from the bygone era.

Post by Fishsta » Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:09 am

XFile2708 wrote:Used to love playing on the Fruit Machine emulators years ago but am completely out of touch with it all now... have just downloaded MFME 9.4 - whats the best place to go to hunt out a full set of roms? :D
I don't know if they're still doing the free ROM/Layout discs over at www.fruitforums.com?
The Hardest of All Freds wrote:Thunderbirds - the one we had in the pub had a glitch whereas if you get the jackpot on the winline, it would payout the £15. Rather than take the reoeat chance, you hit cancel. You dropped the £15 then switched the machine off at the wall. When you switched back on and let it boot and stuck a quid in, it would flash a hold. Hold all 3, jackpot again. I rinsed it for about £200 quid over 3 days before they twigged and got shot.
Ah, the old emptiers. Ask an old pro about Donkey Kong machines...
I used to like the ones with the big wheel, with higher or lower and wheel nudge. I think it was called Axe Battler or summat. King Kebab was another good 'un for cheeky fivers.
Battle Axe, Disco Inferno, Golden Dragon, Ultimo, and (I think) Fireball are the ones you mean. There's probably others too.

King Kebab was a good one to win on through Barcodes until they got chipped.
The Simpsons Homer's Meltdown and the Moe's Tavern were good too.

Most annoying was The Italian Job. It kept yelling quotes at random till I figured out how to disable the sound in attract mode.
No mentions thus far of Crazy Fruits???
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Post by thingonaspring » Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:30 am

i haven't done any in awhile (on to 5 reel slots nowadays), but i had a lot of fun making (quite a lot of) these. (free play means you don't need to sign up etc).

i know it's not the same, and not like the real thing etc, but just a quick plug for what i do at work all day :D

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Post by c0nfu53d » Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:58 am

Fishsta wrote:
No mentions thus far of Crazy Fruits???
The only decent one was Crazy Fruits Down Under £5JP. It seemed to repeat jackpot semi often, more than most £5 machines, had £30 ish quid out of it before (One JP which repeated 4 time plus mixed wins).

Also Just the ticket deserves a mention if only for the sneaky repeat JP trick...

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Re: Fruit Machines - favourites from the bygone era.

Post by bonerlaw » Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:27 pm

Used to play one at my old local, it was a Simpson's themed one.

When you got the nudges, it was the sounds of the "Bud-weis-er" frogs!

Remember dropping double jackpot (£75) on a bandit at uni once........i dont remember much after that! :D
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Post by DoraemonTheCat » Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:44 pm

I used to play fruities alot.

Had a friend who worked at Barcrest so had alot of "insider" knowledge of cheats, emptiers et al... Made thousands before the internet killed it all off (see forums where lots of kids would see someone "doing" a machine, run their mouths off about it, and wait for the inevitable re-chip from the manus)

My fave games were mostly JPMs - Indiana Jones, Big Wheel, Casino Crazy, Big Wheel, Roller Coaster, Red Hot Arow etc. You had to have the skillz to make decent money. The way they were programmed was genius - munter would play, fill them up and then leave - then a skilled player would just take what profit was in the machine.

There were several other very fun games including the early Barcrest games - Viva Las Vegas, Games Bond, Road Hog, Luxor and Andy Capp. Also made a fortune of several including Lotta Luck, Cash Attack and Up N Over.

Fond memories of very good times.

Don't play fruities much at all any more. Like most videogames of the present day - a very souless, boring and un-rewarding experience.

Fave emptiers - Up N Over, Thunderbirds, Donkey Kong and Arcadia.

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