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Hello well first of all let me start by saying I never realized how much interest there was in the product and the industries that I enjoyed as a younger man. As much as the industry was interesting and fun to be in, the company JPM, was something very special. Considering the company as we knew it ceased to exist many years ago, most of the individuals that enjoyed working together, and playing hard together, are still in contact with each other. Several people on this forum have suggested that stories about the early days might be interesting so I have decided to attempt to write some humorous lines about those days and the product. This is obviously from my point of view and so it's in a way autobiographical, but I started on the production line, went through to the test department, moved on to development, migrated to customer services promoted to customer service manager, was asked to take over development, was part of the Marketing team and then project managed the new SWP so I guess mine is a particularly wide view. If this seems self indulgent or self promoting it's not meant to be so be honest and re-direct me if I drift off subject. I still work, I enjoy working with a bunch of geeks, lunatics, and research amongst other things renewable energies, water purification and believe it or not mobile phones and beer brewing, however that's another subject altogether. Strangely, at least six of us used to work in the gaming industry, no one else from JPM, they are not that old 🤔 however several from Astra games which obviously I had a big hand in setting up. I'll gather some facts together and come back with more pertinent information. Regards Frank Bird .......... Continued ..........
Hi Guys Here is a special treat for all the old school players! Double Top From the early 80's, on 10p play with a magical £2 jackpot in tokens! (Best played in 4K or 8k in portrait mode) I have included both sets of ROMS, that were kindly uploaded to here, by Louie Bee, and Midi Bob, so thanks guys:). Also thanks to Louie for uploaded a few pics, which helped me draw this monster! Thanks to TopShaun (desertislandfruits.com) for play testing, and a special thanks to Wizard for making MFME the backbone of fruit machine emulation, and for final checks on this before release:) Have fun guys, and I hope you enjoy playing this for many years to come. Short cuts are in the Read Me file in the folder. Layout: Double Top JPM (SRU).zip