Fruit Machine Simulator 2

by David Whittaker, Mark Baldock, Neil Adamson, Alastair Graham
Code Masters Ltd
Crash Issue 74, Mar 1990   page(s) 46

Code Masters

If CodeMasters keep on releasing games like this and Pub Trivia Quiz you soon won't have to leave the house to get all the fun and excitement of your local tavern. Just get a few cans in, ask a few friends to come round and be violently ill on the floor, and there you have it - the ultimate pub in your own home!

Fruit Machine Simulator 2 has all the features of the normal fruit machine - things like nudge and hold - and includes some special features, unique to the game.

You must get the highest numbers on the fruits to take you up the MEGA-TREK and get to all the good features. Shuffle- Nudge-Box allows you to shuffle the reels to try and get a better win: this uses up one nudge each time. Winner-Spinner respins the reels until you press TAKE to get the best combination, and Super-Scanner is the big one (which I can't get to!).

One problem I found with Fruit Machine Simulator 2 was that the computer was a bit mean with the numbers to begin with, making you sit and wait for ages before getting into the fun features.

All the graphics in the game are good: there are separate sprites for all the coins, detailed pictures of notes and lots of colour everywhere. And there's a good CodeMasters tune when you first load up and plenty of spot FX in the game.

Fruit Machine Simulator 2 is one of the best around. If you're a big gambling person this could save you lots of money.

Overall: 78%

Transcript by Chris Bourne

Crash Issue 80, Sep 1990   page(s) 48

Code Masters

Bring a fruit machine into your home! The differences between this and Fruit Machine Simulator are the added features to the program (if you can find them). This game gives you just about every feature found on today's top machines, plus some of the old favourites that keep you coming back for more.

The added attraction of this over a real machine is that you never get into trouble for spending all your cash! This looks exactly the same as the first Fruit Machine Simulator. I can't remember exactly what features that has on it so perhaps they've just added one or two. The big joke about the game is that there seems to be a delay between you pressing a key on the keyboard and the computer registering it. This makes it very difficult when it comes to the repeat function or gambling, whatever you press it goes on to the next icon!

Graphics are bright and cheerful but each screen looks too cluttered. You simply can't tell what the hell is going on half the time, it all happens so fast.

Fruit Machine Simulator 2 has nothing much more to offer than it's predecessor: if you bought the first don't bother, if you didn't then it may be worth a look in.

Overall: 40%

Transcript by Chris Bourne

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