I’m sure some of you may be of an age when you remember playing Barcrest fruit machines as a child, and if you do then the Spotlight fruity may just have been one you that you ploughed your pocket money in at an amusement arcade at one time or another.
That fruity was one that used the MPU2 technology, which by todays micro processing unit standards is a very outdated one, but way back in the 1980’s it was the brains that powered plenty of Barcrest fruit machines such as this one.
Using the S1 coin mech it was a fruit machine that was always vulnerable to slot scammers, who could strim that coin mech with great ease, and it was a slot offering stakes of 10p per play, and also had a 50p coin mech, also an S1 mech that would give players 1 credit and 40p in change.
Barcrest were very proud of the built-in features on their Spotlight fruity, and it was one of the very first fruit machines to appear that offered an autohold feature, which would hold the best reel symbols automatically for you whenever that feature was on offer.
As for what else the Spotlight slot from Barcrest had to offer, well it boasted a £2 jackpot, paid in tokens, nudges and also a gamble ladder type of feature, which would give players the chance of gambling any spun in or nudged in winning combinations value up to a maximum of £2.
To be awarded with the nudges feature though, players would need to spin in numbers superimposed on top of some reel symbols, and if the numbers spun in added up to 6 or higher, that was enough to be awarded with the nudge feature, and players could choose to gamble their nudges too.