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majormacca

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  1. Sorry, it's a serious subject but that one floored me....
  2. For a lo-tech it was damned addictive. Back in the day you could always tell by the way it played that you were either going to get a streak of £20 or so in cash or £30 in tokens. (which wasn't too bad as at that time in the local pub you could buy beer with the tokens and the pub would claim the cash back from the rental company - unfortunately that only lasted a couple of years until the pub changed hands) What I could never work out back then (and still can't now to be honest) is what actually triggers the adding of letters to fill the word REFLEX for the bonus win. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
  3. The Eastenders machine. I think the only original voice was Mike Reid's. "come an ave a butcher's raand the square..." If you ever landed on the Sharon Mitchell square they cheaped out on doing her voice and it was always Grant piping up instead of her with a "I'll chuck him out darlin" or "she's gone up west" Finally the Arthur Fowler square - first land on it "I've got a job"... if the machine was in a bad mood you could re-land on it less than 10 seconds later - "I've lost my job" Not voice sample related but cleverest/funniest thing I'd ever seen/heard at the time too - when you got a hold and you pushed the 3 hold buttons in any order it played the notes for "west" "end" "girls" then press cancel and it finished the musical sting... Actually took some time to notice that in a quiet time in the pub but nearly wet myself when I realised. (Honestly I'd had a few pints... )
  4. yeah, Ejay was designed round the Win98 time but still worked on XP. Win7 was iffy and yeah, Win10 - forget it. If you don't have access to a WinXP machine then they sometimes work on a Virtualbox XP machine running on Win10 but can be very slow and stuttery.
  5. Nice lo-tech game and inventive presentation. Is it supposed to go into an almost endless loop of the double XXX win lines bumping down and then back up again in repeat until it spits out well over 100 simulated bucks or did I just encounter the biggest winning streak known to mankind that makes me wish it was real cash coming out? Took almost 10 minutes until it stopped...
  6. I'd given up playing machines in the wild by the time this one was released, but an interesting thing I've noticed is that this machine uses at least one royalty free sound sample from the Dance Ejay range of dance music production software. (as I used the same sample in one of my tracks from about 20 years ago... ) Noticed this on one other emulated machine but can't remember which one now, but it wouldn't surprise me if it was from the same manufacturer...
  7. Wow. I've been away for a while with the pandemic, lockdown, shielding, turning 50, new PC (so still reinstalling stuff 5 months later) another lockdown so shielding again etc and have only just come back on to see what's going on in the world of fruit machine emulation and I saw this news. RIP Wizard. Your gift to the world does not go unappreciated. You allowed me to revisit part of my youth and this doesn't happen very often in this world...
  8. Just donated. It's been 13 years or so since I first discovered fruit machine emulation. This alongside mame has given me the chance to relive my youth from childhood to early 20's without being totally skint in the process... Cheers to all for years of fun and of course to Wizard for kicking off the fruity side of emulation... (oo-er )
  9. Cracking graphics. Makes me wish for a 55" touchscreen...
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