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  1. TuppennyTopper

    Cash n' carry classic

    Ploggy - I've got a sneaking suspicion that the photo you found/posted is a much older tech than the MPU3 version in the list (check out the buttons and awards for different win combinations - not very high!) The reason I'm sure is because I played a Barcrest Cash 'n' Carry in Bodmin, Cornwall in mid-late 90's (at the back of a pet shop up the road from Toymaster in the high-street of all places!) and it was a special half-height machine which was distinctive but had all the same buttons, sounds and similar features to Line-Up (right next to it in the list) but without the game board and exchange facility. I think it had the 9 symbol matrix with a grape in the centre - each line lit = 2 nudges, you know the one! It also had the classic "Jackpot Tune" of Barcrest's of that era (exactly like Tuppenny Topper...) Wish I could find either of those machines - absolutely love anything with that Jackpot Tune. There was another one which was 2p / £1.50 jackpot that had the same fruit matrix for nudges and a moving target at the top with 5 shots for maximum 50p award (bullseye was 10p). I know this was probably a clone etc like Tuppenny Topper, but both were definately MPU3. Don't know if that jogs anyone's memories... TT ...and here it is!! Fantastic - thank you HTS for such a clean and easy to play classic layout. Thanks also to Rich not only for the roms, but also uploading pics and vids - awesome!! I've been waiting *years* (see above) to catch up with this little gem of a machine. Thanks as always to Wizard for the emu and for the scene for continuing to support one of my passions TT
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    MPU3 Bullseye - do we have the roms?

    Used to love playing this - there were a few dotted around Cornwall in Portreath , St Ives, Hayle etc... Don't know if it jogs anyone's memory, but I once saw a 2p / £1.50 nudge matrix style game similar to this one, but instead of a light-based target skill feature at the top there was a clockwise rotating target that you had to hit when it came into view. You got 5 shots with that feature - 2p for a near miss and 10p for a bullseye, so 50p maximum win. I have a feeling it was called Crackshot (or something like that) - anyone ever heard of it or any pics / flyers anywhere?
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    Maximum mpu3 classic

    HT6 this is just grand! I saw it was MPU3 (which I love) but skipped over it, not realising exactly what it was. Having now had the immense pleasure of playing it (thanks to you, Wizard and the rest of the team), I discovered what a super little game it is from the same stable (or at least riding school) as many of my favourite games of this ilk. Because it's 5p / £1.50, there's plenty going on and some really good fun to be had. Thanks again gang for bringing such a beauty back to life - lovely stuff!
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    Tuppenny Topper

    I have waited decades for this and can positively confirm that it has indeed been snagged by a mecca member (not me) and is safe, well and in very good condition. I've posted a video that was kindly shared, and in time the resources should hopefully become available to emulate this MPU3 classic!
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    Sys 80 STAF

    STAF is super fun! Thanks so much gang for sharing this and for all your collecting, dumping and hard efforts, they are very, very much appreciated.
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    SUPER NUDGE GAMBLER DX

    Oh my days - you know when you've been Pooked! I only discovered Wizard's Classic Layout of this in the last week or so, and now this... I was lucky enough to get 3 Bell-Fruits straight in within my first quid, and then shortly after 3 more right above the win-line which held, offered me zero nudges which I gambled for 4 and nudged those babies down for another Jackpot. It doesn't get much better than that for me with the correct sounds and symbols and now Pook's incredible DX. How do you do it? Thank you so much guys for shaving close to 40 years off with such brilliance! One last memory:- did anyone have the misfortune of playing this in the wild, usually presented by mobile operators (I'm not accusing anyone) and at least one Bell-Fruit symbol would miraculously 'slip' down under the win-line when either dropping in or being nudged? I was told by a reliable source (in fact the guy who says he developed 'Win Fall' - see pic) that a special device was often used to 'plug' the appropriate slot in the reel where the brake landed so that it would 'slip' forcing the reel to advance by one more symbol, preventing the jackpot and therefore increasing profits...very sneaky. Of course this was a totally illegal practice but much more common than you might think. It happened to me on many occasions (always mechanical or electro-mechanical machines as it was so easy) and very difficult to prove as a punter - especially when you are a kid, grrr!!!
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    Tuppenny Topper

    After 20 years of MFME, finally we have pictures of my favourite childhood machine, Tuppenny Topper. We think it may be have been manufactured by Associated Leisure. It is MPU3 and shares similar symbols and sounds to Barcrest's Line Up era of machine. At 2p play and £1.50 jackpot, £5 could last a whole evening and you'd probably still have enough money left for sausage, chips and a bus ride home!
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    Electromechanical machines...

    How in heaven's name did I miss this? It is ACE! (well, technically it's Bell Fruit!) I love hearing all the cams and solenoids clicking and whirring in the background and the sound of the coin bar shooting across when you insert or run out of credit. If there was a row of washers and dryers lined up and a soap powder vending machine nearby, I'd swear I was in a launderette. Maybe that could be an optional sound effect in future? Just stick a bar of soap under your nose and you're well away! This is truly, properly incredible Chris, well done!
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    NIFTY FIFTY DX

    Pook, you beauty! All I need is a barstool , a can of Cherry Coke and a Cadbury's Spira and I'm well away! Fantastic layout and I particularly like your lighting effects. What an absolute joy to play. Thanks as always to Wizard for the new MFME 5.x - I am loving the payout sounds immensely!
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    Epoch - Carry on Screaming

    Thanks for this Westy. I'm a fan of Carry On films and Screaming is one of my faves. I've had a quick spin on it and am still getting my head around the boards and features (I'm an MPU3 boy!) but will have another go at this later on . Thanks again!
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    Silver Nudges (Louth Coin)

    Unending nudges followed by the Jackpot on MPU3 - can't be beaten! This one sure spits out coins like a machine gun doesn't it? Beauty!
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    Barcrests Lucky Strike Wdx

    Yeehaar! Not usually my cup of decaffeinated tea, but thanks for this Tommy, it's great fun! Thanks to Wizard too for the emu, superb
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    Silver Nudges (Louth Coin)

    The sounds are my favourite part, but I also love the slightly different graphics like the silver bars etc. Is there a list of MPU3 conversions like all the NUs, EUs, or OUs anywhere? It would be good to see a chronological list of manufacturers, machines, stakes / prizes and year if there isn't one already. Not asking much am I? *Cough!*
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    Silver Nudges (Louth Coin)

    Steve, that is just beautiful - really, truly, beautiful. Love the sounds which are clear as crystal as are the reels and glasses apart from the ding in the top-left corner which is nothing really. Thanks so much for the video and your commentary which helps bring it to life. Thanks also to Nev, Tony, Ron & Nick for their contributions and to Wizard for the Emulator. Good work boys - as rickety as it is, this machine clearly wants to live!
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    Bar x dx

    Thank you!
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