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I’m trying to trace the name of a machine I used to play around 1979-1982. Going from memory it looked old then. Can’t remember loads except green £ symbols, buttons were square (not oblong/rectangle) and above the reels. Start button was dark green with start in black letters. What I remember most is the gamble feature which was on a reel, with happy & sad face and a no entry sign. 

 

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33 minutes ago, Dazza72 said:

I’m trying to trace the name of a machine I used to play around 1979-1982. Going from memory it looked old then. Can’t remember loads except green £ symbols, buttons were square (not oblong/rectangle) and above the reels. Start button was dark green with start in black letters. What I remember most is the gamble feature which was on a reel, with happy & sad face and a no entry sign. 

 

Sounds very Barcrest mpu1 early mpu2 perhaps.

Would love to know which machine it was.

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Was going to say the very same thing like match it .mpu1 by the sounds of it as those reeldecks really were clunky and electro in nature which made them seem older id say 

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As mentioned match it used the familiar green pounds but had the sling shot type reel deck which was old tech I think even then .this is mpu1 I think 

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Wow....that’s exactly it. Omg!! The very first machine I played.  It was in a place just outside Skegness called Chapel st Leonard’s in the Happy Days Club. 
Thanks so much 

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Nice one dazza glad its the one .its on the mecca gallery but vaguely remember these and others being about when I played in the early 80s arcades. 

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Ned, never saw one in arcade, probably I was young? All the gamblers I remember in the arcades around that time were 1p and 2p play. Some were Bell fruits and others had the big silver lever in the middle on the front

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Moved on from this to mpu3, usual favourites I guess like rat race and online. 
Used to be in a local pool hall, had to get the 10pm bus home as had to be in for 11. The amount of times I gambled my 28p bus fare home and lost. Had to jog the 4 miles back Lol

Whilst I’m thinking does anyone own a step n skip? Or any videos? Can’t see anything on YouTube and barely anything on Google. 

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1 hour ago, Dazza72 said:

Moved on from this to mpu3, usual favourites I guess like rat race and online. 
Used to be in a local pool hall, had to get the 10pm bus home as had to be in for 11. The amount of times I gambled my 28p bus fare home and lost. Had to jog the 4 miles back Lol

Whilst I’m thinking does anyone own a step n skip? Or any videos? Can’t see anything on YouTube and barely anything on Google. 

It has been emulated , i am not sure if you use the emulator

but the layout is here      https://www.fruit-emu.com/forums/files/file/4199-bwb-step-n-skip/

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Thanks all.

 

Ive seen that picture BF part of a Barcrest 3 advert. Same picture also has Ace Chase and Rat Race on. All 3 were next to each other in my local pool hall. It’s a shame it’s missing the colour but hey ho. 
 

What would we give for those 3 machines today ? 

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11 hours ago, sulzerned said:

Step n skip is very rare.only ever seen one 

 

6 hours ago, BF74 said:

step n skip BWB October 1985 (2).jpg

This was even rarer as it's the £3 version. Never saw one of these in the wild, but quite a few of the 2p play £1.50 jackpot versions.

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Scoodyemu that’s a nice looking classic there.

 

Yes Superbank,  £3 step n skip were rare but interestingly the one I played was changed to £3 at the same time rat race and ace chase were taken out of the pool hall I went to. I’ve never seen a £3 Ace Chase until that picture.

Wouldn’t I so love to own all 3 of those.......oh and the Barcrest Matchit of course 😊

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21 hours ago, Dazza72 said:

Scoodyemu that’s a nice looking classic there.

 

Yes Superbank,  £3 step n skip were rare but interestingly the one I played was changed to £3 at the same time rat race and ace chase were taken out of the pool hall I went to. I’ve never seen a £3 Ace Chase until that picture.

Wouldn’t I so love to own all 3 of those.......oh and the Barcrest Matchit of course 😊

Go on then where was the pool hall please?

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