80's Fruit Machines

Dorset M

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A mate of mine is looking for an 80's Fruit Machine from the wish list below. I was going to recommend Jamma to him but I see it is no more!
Any suggestions on forums or FB Groups that he get in contact with other 'Fruit Heads'? Just in case here is the wish list:
- JPM Lite-A-Nudge
· JPM Lucky 2’s
· JPM Nudge Double Up
· JPM Double Top
· JPM Supa Steppa
· JPM Eachway Shuffle
· JPM Bonus Climber
· JPM Nudge Shuffler
· JPM Hold’n Nudge

Cheers
Dorset M
 
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ronnie63

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I sold my nudge double up for 1.5k recently, hope he has deep pockets, but you should try on the mpu mecca forum

Ronnie
 

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I'm a fruity fan. I've started building my own touch-screen system that runs all the machines ,80's onwards emulated via MFME and other Windows fruit machine emulators. I used to own the original machines, Lite a Nudge, Eachway Shuffles, Line-ups etc but have found that if your'e more of a fruity player than a restoration guy this is the way to go.

I've uploaded this video to YouTube if anyone is interested. If you don't watch the first few seconds properly on this video - it may be difficult to see that this is just a twin screen windows system running MFME on twin screens !!! :) I think it's pretty cool. (just uploaded photo so easier to see!)

 

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DRD

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I am not seeking to diss fruity buyers ... I just don't understand the appeal. Owning a fruity, playing with your own money ?

What is it all about ?

Which are the most desirable ones ? What are prices doing?

Do owners actually play them ? For very long ?
 

steve brum

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Ones with real skill features but new enough to have nudges and exchanges ie 1980 to 1987 especially Barcrest

99% worth more in parts especially when it costs £20 to upgrade to new £1 coin .

As sited games switch to screens reel based games will be consigned to history

Logic is only modern machines ie post 1990 based on popular culture will survive like Simpsons and star wars and even then be low value
 
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GREDDIE

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I think if you're like me & grew-up on a seaside town in the 80's chances are you spent a lot of time in the arcades. Pinball was there of course and was a big part of the it but so were the arcade machines, Defender, Tempest etc and fruit machines also made up the experience. For me it's not "winning" money (since you can't) it's just the noises, the lights, the game play, that conjures-up the feelings you had back in the day! Taking that "10p" win up to £2p and hearing that jackpot noise again, just momentarily takes you back :). Difficult to explain... we're a weird bunch for sure.
 

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I think if you're like me & grew-up on a seaside town in the 80's chances are you spent a lot of time in the arcades. Pinball was there of course and was a big part of the it but so were the arcade machines, Defender, Tempest etc and fruit machines also made up the experience. For me it's not "winning" money (since you can't) it's just the noises, the lights, the game play, that conjures-up the feelings you had back in the day! Taking that "10p" win up to £2p and hearing that jackpot noise again, just momentarily takes you back :). Difficult to explain... we're a weird bunch for sure.
I am like you - Skegness (they had a good Grammar school!) - and i do remember them fondly. More 90's for me, but same sentiment. Learning the marked cards on BWB videos like Monte Carlo Or Bust was handy, and knowing some of the programmed behavioural cheats on Barcrest & JPM also. In the Summer seasons you could make a decent second wage! I've had a few fruit machines, but all for nostalgia only. Miss my JPM Big Banker more than i'd expected.
 

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Would love an Eachway Shuffle.....
I had a JPM Roadrunner in the eighties, wish I still.had it... Also had a Royal Exchange when living with my parents in my bedroom too..... Happy days.
 
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Just picked up a JMP Indy jones and also a cops and robbers, both just for sh1ts and giggles as part of the 'bar' theme for my new pin shack and both cheap a chips. Will need to tinker with them both to get them taking new pounds but that'll be part of the fun! @Monkeyboypaul are these secret cheats listed anywhere online?! Also any idea where to find manuals for these?!
 

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Rarity factor SOMETIMES helps. Maygay MADNESS only 40 ish made commands £1k plus . CAPTAIN SCARLETT 25 ish made sat unsold on Facebook in Glasgow for 4 days last week for £80 . Star wars new hope 2000 plus made brings in up to £200 usually at Christmas Return of the jedi 60 made can go up to £600. Those of us who like star wars just buy the set lol

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Nice one, I loved that machine..
I brought it to the house I’m still living at in 1992, had to go like most of my stuff when kids came along.... Things are looking rosier now tho for getting toys back, oldest has got her own house and youngest is up at Leeds uni... lol

Pic from around 93?
Also had a Rock-Ola 477Max, it had a fantastic sound to it.. sold it for £300, think I sold bandit around the same time for £50 ??
 
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Monkeyboypaul

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Just picked up a JMP Indy jones and also a cops and robbers, both just for sh1ts and giggles as part of the 'bar' theme for my new pin shack and both cheap a chips. Will need to tinker with them both to get them taking new pounds but that'll be part of the fun! @Monkeyboypaul are these secret cheats listed anywhere online?! Also any idea where to find manuals for these?!
If I told you I’d have to kill you ;)

3 or 4 reel Cops N Robbers?

Indy’s fun, not my favourite JPM impact machine, but still fun @20p play £6 jackpot.

Like Pinball’s, make sure any motherboard batteries are fly wired well away from the PCB - usually a crappy little Varta thing. On the JPM it’s a plug-in cartridge that needs sorting.
 

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JPM were bought by SEGA and first fruity was the brillaint SONIC THE HEDGEHOG. However SEGA wouldnt make a Sonic pinball as pinball is for adults! So gambling in a pub is ok then ?!?
 

Monkeyboypaul

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Rollercoaster was a great impact game
It was - very popular game. A full Hi/Lo climb to Jackpot on Nemesis was very cool!

Big Banker and Big Bucks were my favs - full of features, interesting gameplay, not all obvious. Never got to play Big50 in the wild, and still not DX'd in the emulation scene.

JPM were bought by SEGA and first fruity was the brillaint SONIC THE HEDGEHOG. However SEGA wouldnt make a Sonic pinball as pinball is for adults! So gambling in a pub is ok then ?!?
Wasn't sonic just a re-theme of RollerCoaster? Similar feature board progression.
 
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Have had all of those, big banker, big bucks, also had rollercoaster both club and awp, the monopoly anniversary edition was also good, I got good money selling it at the time, Had a sonic also although the glasses were peeling badly. Had a few indy jones last one went to Norway!
 

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If I told you I’d have to kill you ;)

3 or 4 reel Cops N Robbers?

Indy’s fun, not my favourite JPM impact machine, but still fun @20p play £6 jackpot.

Like Pinball’s, make sure any motherboard batteries are fly wired well away from the PCB - usually a crappy little Varta thing. On the JPM it’s a plug-in cartridge that needs sorting.
There's a pint in it for any leads..(paid for in 20p tokens of course!)

4 reel deluxe edition, im wondering if this had the blue flasher on the top like the original but i read they had to remove the flashers as people kept thinking thw pub was being raided by the fuzz!

Ijust spoke to a guy in Glasgow who will help me get them updated to new coins and a brief intro to how it all works etc so all good but thanks for the tip on batteries, indi hasn't got one fitted as far as I can see, not necessary in home use in was led to believe and better off without.

I remember a casino themed game from my youth if anyone knows what that was, had a selection of table games on it, Ceasars Palace maybe?
 

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There's a pint in it for any leads..(paid for in 20p tokens of course!)

4 reel deluxe edition, im wondering if this had the blue flasher on the top like the original but i read they had to remove the flashers as people kept thinking thw pub was being raided by the fuzz!

Ijust spoke to a guy in Glasgow who will help me get them updated to new coins and a brief intro to how it all works etc so all good but thanks for the tip on batteries, indi hasn't got one fitted as far as I can see, not necessary in home use in was led to believe and better off without.

I remember a casino themed game from my youth if anyone knows what that was, had a selection of table games on it, Ceasars Palace maybe?
Casino Crazy? Another in the Grey JPM Vogue cabinet, like Indy.

Indy should have a battery, on the Processor/CPU board possibly concealed behind the casing. They’re £50 plus (last time I checked) to replace that board, if you can find one. Like Pinball B/W CPU boards, it’s that part that gets damaged by the batteries, so that part which becomes scarce, therefore harder to find and replace.

Swallow amusements did my coin mechs I think. It’s been a while though.
 
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steve brum

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I think I've owned a police station worth of cops n robbers . The original club is still very popular . The modern platinum is OK but the other dozen or so are dire. I'd love to push cops n robbers deal or no Deal over a cliff
 

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Jon it's possible to change the impact board over to the newer impact 2 tech, it's newer with less cards. you will need the impact 2 mpu along with it's rom card to swap your indy roms onto, But I'm not sure if your indy works or not?
 

J.C.Rox

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Nope not Monte Carlo or Casino crazy but thanks for the suggestions guys, I'll keep hunting!

Thanks @ronnie63 for the info, it's working fine, just takes old coins and needs a good strip and clean which, like pinballs, is part of the fun! I don't even know if the bulbs are 555 or different yet, any ideas?!