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    Default Re: pier Amusements

    oh your so right ive played slot machines since the early eighties and into the 2 thousands they are more expensive now a quid per go on some machines but its very hard to find those that cost 2p per go.

    i remember playing one machine where the 2ps are just about to fall.




    Quote Originally Posted by I. R. Fincham View Post
    The slot machines today aren't nearly as much fun as when I was a kid. It was far more satisfying to pull a lever and spin the wheels than to push a button. And the price is horrifying. Back then, you could have hours of fun for a couple of quid, and sometimes even win, and end up with more. Today, you can blow through five quid in a minute. Shocking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darren View Post
    i remember playing one machine where the 2ps are just about to fall.
    The waterfalls? Like this?
    http://www.fotolibra.com/gallery/983...rfall-machine/

    I hated those. They hardly ever paid out.

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    Yes I like the 2p drop fall machine but they have a boxes inside the machines that collects the coins so you dont always get the ones that drop to you

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    thats the very ones i never actually knew that was there real name

    i loved it dont think ever won on it tho.

    i did love pinball machines tho.

    Quote Originally Posted by I. R. Fincham View Post
    The waterfalls? Like this?
    http://www.fotolibra.com/gallery/983...rfall-machine/

    I hated those. They hardly ever paid out.
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    The noise and flashing lights of machines attracts you to them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard1978 View Post
    I think that VW Beetle driving game was called Speed Bug. I remember the "crash" sound effect.

    The Arcade in Wells New The Sea had one for years.
    There was something similar in London, where there is a large amusement arcade called Trocedero. They had a Mazda MX5 that had the front engine compartment/bonnet cut off, replaced by a plasma screen. (I think it was actually a real car before they converted it into an arcade machine). It was a pound a go and you had the choice of driving it auto or manual. There were two seats so you could have a passenger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard1978 View Post
    I think that VW Beetle driving game was called Speed Bug. I remember the "crash" sound effect.

    The Arcade in Wells New The Sea had one for years.
    I think I have found it - Called Super Bug - can be seen here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBPe14I13Lk

    I seem to remember driving faster and crashing a lot more!

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    and here it is how I remember it!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N61Lacr9IGs

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    Yes that's how I remember it from those 2 clips.

    I did wonder how it used limited colour, which the 2nd clip reveals.
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    The old penny bandits were great fun. As others have said, there was something very satisfying and addictive about pulling that arm. I also liked the horse-racing and racing car betting games. If I remember correctly, there were 'odds' when betting on them, in that each horse or car had a different probability of winning, so one less probable paid out more if it won, whereas one more probable paid out less.

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