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Offline mabby2000

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« on: 04 June, 2011, 20:05:24 »
Hi every one, i have great intrest in older fruit machines...
I started collecting fruit machines when i was 12..... ended up owning an amusement arcade in 1998 in the days of 10 and 15 jackpot's! along with some classic like eachway nudger mk2, eachway shuffle mk1 and mk2 oh and supa steppa mk2 (they were popular back then!) i have been offered mk3's i won't have it cos the game play is no where like the originals!
sadly i had to close it down in 2001 as i was unable to renew a "sub lease on the arcade premisses" so i have been out of the arcade game for 10 years now but i can still remember all the machines i worked on in my head!
I really enjoy reading about mr p's amusements! i will visit one day and have a walk down the memory lane!
Cheers.

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« Reply #1 on: 05 June, 2011, 10:56:41 »
Hi Mabby,

Warm welcome to the forum mate.

It's good to hear from other classic machine fans! So where abouts was the arcade you used to look after? Was it coastal or inland?

For me, I didn't start collecting machines until the age of sixteen! It took quite a while for my parents to understand that I had a genuine interest in amusement machines and as such let me bring them into their house! As the collection grows, I then had to buy a house purely to fit the machines which is still not big enough!! With around 25 at home (to include fruits, bandits, pinballs, crane, pusher, video etc) and a handful in storage - where will it end!!  ???

Fortunately, Dave @ Mr P's is an extremly good guy and devotes practically every hour of every day into preserving classic fruit machines for our enjoyment for years to come!! Would you have far to travel to make a visit? Believe me, you would need to allow most of the day if you wish to have a good play on most of the machines. We all forget how particular machines bring back memories of old and before you know it, you're off in your own little world!! With the fair %'s in operation, you would be surprised actually how long your money will last!! This is how arcades should be run - For Amusement! You would not be dis-apppointed.

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Offline mabby2000

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« Reply #2 on: 05 June, 2011, 16:42:21 »
Yeah, i would book a bed and break fast for a night and make the most in mr p's! i used to run an inland arcade in yeovil, it did well back then! i even walked in that arcade a few months ago, still open but hardly more than 2 or 3 customers these days!

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« Reply #3 on: 07 June, 2011, 00:04:25 »
Also you should book an extra day as I love to talk....I like to meet everyone who comes into the arcade..I like everyone to feel welcome.

Nice comments there Kev, thanks for that.

I can promise you will get a good game for your money. It states amusements above the door so we like to keep it that way  ;)

A MASSIVE WELCOME to the forum..... ;D

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« Reply #4 on: 07 June, 2011, 11:26:04 »
Also its a welcome from me mate!! I don't mind the MK3's but I do see where your coming from about the game play difference with MK2's etc. You was saying you was running your arcade in the 10 - 15 JP era as soon as JPs went up to 25 I think personally thats where it all went wrong!! And look where we are now 1/70 - 1/500!! Don't get me wrong as if you catch these fruits set on these high stakes at the right time they can be very profitable as I was playing a Party Time Double Decker up Yarmouth the other week and I put 3 in and got a 151 return what was probably my best ever fruit profit from 1 fruit ever but when they take money they take money!! Thats why playing the old skool fruits gives you Amusement and you can not spend ???s - ????s a day!!

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« Reply #5 on: 07 June, 2011, 12:29:30 »
Yeah, it's so unbelieveable these days! oh and the change in the gaming acts buggered the industry up! i prefered the 1968 acts!

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« Reply #6 on: 08 June, 2011, 17:03:15 »
Hi mabby, Welcome to the forum.

I totally agree that the old machines were the best, and also think the 25 JP was a step to far....that's why we all love Mr P's so much, Fair percentages, well maintained machines, Good Stake/prize ratios and two super operators (Dave and Amelia that would be).

If you managed to visit you would not be disappointed! Unless of course you like D O N D machines ha ha


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« Reply #7 on: 14 June, 2011, 01:16:01 »
Well we do have ONE Noel Edmunds machine....BUT it is the AWESOME Noels House Party!

LOL!

Yes indeed Mabby the 1968 act was the best. The 2005 act has finished the industy BIG TIME.

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« Reply #8 on: 14 June, 2011, 10:55:48 »
Well we do have ONE Noel Edmunds machine....BUT it is the AWESOME Noels House Party!

LOL!

Yes indeed Mabby the 1968 act was the best. The 2005 act has finished the industy BIG TIME.

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Yes this is the only Noels machine many of us like  ha ha

Offline mabby2000

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« Reply #9 on: 14 June, 2011, 16:19:16 »
ahhh! i remeber playing that bearded t.... edmonds on 8 token in a pub! streaked big and got wasted by spending tokens accross the bar!

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« Reply #10 on: 05 January, 2012, 08:20:19 »
Mabby,was that the Cascade you had or the Leisure?

Steve

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« Reply #11 on: 10 January, 2012, 19:49:34 »
Hello! Yeah cascade amusements mate! Sorry for the late reply lol !

 

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