|Released||Late 80’s Early 90’s|
Three-Reel Acton With Prizes slot machine by Bell Fruit.
An affectionately-remembered slot machine from my youth at the tail-end of the 80’s and early 90’s.
Around The Town was a popular slot machine in arcades and chip-shops along the UK’s coastal resorts.
I remember being driven to SkegVegas with my parents and brother. Over two hours sat in the back of my dad’s Austin Montego, as we headed for my uncle Colin’s caravan (by ‘uncle’ I of course mean my dad’s drinking buddy.) Once we’d arrived on the rugged Lincolnshire coast, one way of escaping the force-nine gales which would eat your face off would be to find the nearest arcade and play this gem of a machine. I wasted more of my formative years and cash than I care to remember!
Now I used to love this machine, but it had a bigger badder brother with which it had to contend – and, unlike this one, the Cops and Robbers machine has stood the test of time. Although they were very similar, this one has just a little more going on, and thus for me it had the edge.
|Number Of Reels||3||Yes|
|3 Holds (Same Symbols)||Matches Pair||Yes|
|Feature Entry||3 x super imposed Pint symbols||Yes|
|Gamble||Hi-Lo Dice with Feature Exchange||Yes|
Circuit-style board with cash and nudge amounts, intermingled with feature-games, mini-games and hazards.
Move around the board collecting as much cash or as many nudges as possible. Cash can be collected at face value.
Nudges are downwards nudges only. The best nudge win will be displayed in the gamble panel once enough nudges are collected. They are collected using the exchange button.
Mini Board Games
|Mini Board Game||Function||Emulated?|
|Mystery Win (?)||Awards an additional cash win||Yes|
|Cash Point||Repeat the displayed pin code to earn an additional cash win||Yes|
|Happy Hour||Double Win or Nudges||Yes|
|Trivia Quiz & Karaoke Night||Answer a question correctly or sing to the machine to earn an additional cash amount||
Quiz – Yes
Karaoke – No
|Taxi||Either Taxi Home – Fine & game over
Taxi to another location on the board
Taxi Home – Yes
Other Location : No
|Police Patrol||First pass : Warning
Subsequent : If you’re drunk you could be in trouble, possible Game over
|Boozy Baz||Good and Bad outcomes
Pick Pocket – Lose some money – Game over
Win Raffle – additional cash win
Lost Wallet – Game Over
Last Orders – Lose some money – Game over
Lost At Cards – Game Over
Turned Away By Bouncer – Carry On
|Yes to All|
|Public Loo||Lose all money and nudges – Carry On||Yes|
|Drunk & Disorderly||Game Over||Yes|
|Taxi||Taxi Home – Lose some money and Game Over||Yes|
“Games Room” Feature Games
When visiting this square you are offered a feature which you can play in exchange for your cash and nudges accumulated so far.
|Pints Make Prizes||Select a pint to reveal the win contained within||Yes|
|Space Invaders||Play a game of space invaders for cash||No|
|Pontoon||Play a game of 21, get as close to the magic number as you can without going over||Yes|
|Air Hockey||Play a game of air hockey for cash||No|
|On the House||Jackpot||Yes|
App Playing Advice
● 101% mode can make achievements much easier to complete – can you find it?
● Go crazy (you will never be asked for any money!) – it’s 100% free to play. By the same logic you will also never receive any winnings. Its is purely a simulation.
CAshman_eq’s emulation for Android of this slot is available from the app stores
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