|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.
But wait… why is this called the Community version, what is so special about the Community version of this slot?
As with anytime you enter a fruit machine arcade. Picture the scene, your 14 years old, you’re in SkegVegas on the annual family holiday with your parents. Anyway, you finally ditch them at the caravan and head off out into the wild on your own with your hard earnt money in your pocket.
You wander into the first arcade, at which point you are presented with dozens of fruit machines all flashing away crying out for you to put your money in them.
In this community slot as in the above situation, you have a choice of which machine to play. You select the one you wish to, try a few pound in it see what happens. Carry on if you are happy or move on if you think it’s not the one.
Once you have finished on the slot Win or Lose that slot in then made available to all other online players. They then pick up from where you left off. Your job is to use your intuition and skill to try and make a profit on my slots in this dog eat dog game. Looking to stake your claim on the title of best fruit machine player in the CAshman_eq universe.
This app will require you to set up an account. A username and a pin number are all that is required. Once set up as well as the slots being online so is your account, you can use your credit on any applicable CAshman_eq Community slot that you wish.
The game is entirely free to play, playing as much and as often as you like. When you exhaust your credit do not worry you can have some more. The only restriction to this is that you must have an internet connection throughout, the amount of data transmitted is minimal but a good connection is recommended. The management accepts no responsibility for problems caused by holes in you EE 4G coverage (Other networks and providers are available)
|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. It is purely a simulation.
CAshman_eq’s emulation for Android of this slot is available from the app stores
click the icon to be taken there