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Baccy Bandit updated
Admin CavemanJoe2017-01-30 05:58:53
Hey, folks! The one-armed bandit in the Prancing SpiderKitty was one of the first minigames I wrote for the Island, waaaaay back in 2008.

It sucked! :D

Its payout percentage was too low, and its payout profile too vicious. (this is former-arcade-operator-speak for "it didn't pay out enough, and when it did pay out, it was with hundred-cig prizes to a few lucky bastards, while the other suckers got shafted for dozens of games in a row without so much as a sniff of success")

Plus, the code was dreadful. So, this weekend I rewrote the whole thing from scratch.

The new version is much friendlier to play - its payout percentage is higher, your chances of playing several games in a row with no winners are lower, and the new version has HOLD and NUDGE features. For those outside the UK, a HOLD is when you pull the handle and a reel you've held doesn't move, and a NUDGE is when you press a button and shift a reel down one extra stop.

(yeah, I couldn't believe it when I came here and found out that nudging just wasn't a thing. American fruities are boring enough to cure my gambling addiction)

Have fun!

~CMJ

EDIT: I've mucked about with it some more! I added a whole 'nother reel, which you can activate using the Super Spin feature, costing two cigarettes for a spin instead of just one. Have fun!


News since the last new Game Day
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Ven has earned the title Citizen for having destroyed the Improbability Drive 5 times!
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Contender Ven has destroyed the Improbability Drive. The shockwave was felt, and celebrated, all across the island!
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Neo Kastril has challenged their master, Felicia and lost!
Corporal Punishment leans over Neo Kastril. Tendons in his neck positively bulge as he shouts. "On your FEET, conTEStant, one mustn't be DAUNTED by an EMPTIED HEALTH GAUGE -- it could be much WORSE, you could forced to RESUME the GAME from LEVEL ONE, not unlike playing the role of a PLUMBER without adequate SAVE CREDITS in a certain CLASSIC VIDEO GAME!"
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Neo Kastril was hunted down by their master, Felicia, for being truant.
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Contestant Sunderlin has been defeated in the jungle by Octophant.
The Watcher checks Contestant Sunderlin's pulse and shakes her head. "Bloody bunch of incompetents, all of them."
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Contender Ven has defeated her master, Anne Bassett to advance to level 15 after 10 days!!
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Warrant Officer Tarot has been defeated in the wild by Big Bird.
"Duuuude," a university student remarks, folded crosslegged on the couch. She sighs smoke. "If I had... an effin'... Tesla Claws, I would totally like... rend righteous Big Bird arse. I should be on this show."
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Contender Ven has been defeated in the jungle by Microscopic Asteroid.
Failors drag Contender Ven along as her head bounces off of a series of small, brightly colored rocks. "This one again?" "Reckon she misses yer smilin' mug, Jervis."
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Contender Ven has defeated her master, Reventlov to advance to level 14 after 9 days!!
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Contender Ven has defeated her master, Effie to advance to level 13 after 9 days!!
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Contender Ven was hunted down by their master, Effie, for being truant.
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Chatzu has been defeated in the jungle by Tiny Meteorite.
A troop of baby Tiny Meteorites gambol and frolic around Chatzu's partially eviscerated body. Unhappily for him, he is still quite conscious. "This is just brilliant," he groans through hazy pain and excited chirrups. "Effin' brilliant."
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Contender Ven has been returned to the mainland by The Watcher.
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Contender Ven has been defeated in the Proving Grounds by Fire Truck Full of Fire Ants.
"No, Mister Bond, I expect you to FAIL!" giggles The Watcher.
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Contender Ven has been defeated in the jungle by British Bedstead Man.
Dan turns away from a manky salvaged radio in the Prancing SpiderKitty. He nods authoritatively. "Right, you lot, whoever had a tenner on Contender Ven, pay up."
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Martial Artist Panther has been defeated in the jungle by Animated Aubergine.
A Mutant sits with Martial Artist Panther on the FailBoat. He gazes at him for inspiration, then writes, reading aloud, "The lurid wash of unexpected defeat tenderly caresses my sphincter with the gnarled monkey's paw of... no, I suppose that doesn't scan, does it."
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Contender Ven has defeated her master, Devvo to advance to level 12 after 9 days!!
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Contender Ven was hunted down by their master, Devvo, for being truant.
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Contender Ven has defeated her master, Vitoleone to advance to level 11 after 9 days!!
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Contender Ven was hunted down by their master, Vitoleone, for being truant.
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Martial Artist Panther has defeated his master, Kouska to advance to level 4 after 6 days!!
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Chatzu has been defeated in the jungle by Quivering Flesh Heap.
Chatzu peeks from behind his fingers as a Quivering Flesh Heap viciously shakes his Canvas Overalls. "That's.. that's new -- no! No, don't do --" The Quivering Flesh Heap drops the Canvas Overalls and snatches for Chatzu's Axe Handle. There's an audible crunch as the Axe Handle disappears into the Quivering Flesh Heap's Improbable maw. "That," he says, slumping.
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Civilian Erisolsprite has been defeated in the jungle by Microscopic Asteroid.
Failors drag Civilian Erisolsprite along as his head bounces off of a series of small, brightly colored rocks. "This one again?" "Reckon he misses yer smilin' mug, Jervis."
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Contender Ven has defeated her master, Clairvius to advance to level 10 after 9 days!!
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Contender Ven has challenged their master, Clairvius and lost!
"In my esteemed OPINION, certain SHRINKING DAISIES should return to NEWHOME for a REFRESHER COURSE if they find their good self UNDULY TAXED by a MERE Clairvius," Corporal Punishment roars, spittle flying.
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Civilian Erisolsprite has been returned to the mainland by The Watcher.
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Civilian Erisolsprite was utterly defeated and rendered rather crispy when he decided to take on the Improbability Drive!
"Shoo! Hsst! Scat!" Civilian Erisolsprite weakly urges the KittyMorph rolling on his sucking chest wound.
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Contender Ven has defeated her master, Emma Blackman to advance to level 9 after 8 days!!
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Civilian Erisolsprite has defeated his master, Anne Bassett to advance to level 15 after 13 days!!
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Civilian Erisolsprite has been returned to the mainland by The Watcher.
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Civilian Erisolsprite has been defeated in the jungle by Madness Duck.
"Now," Civilian Erisolsprite seethes, "when I bought my Chainsaw, I could've sworn that Sheila said it was going to help in the Jungle..."
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Ocean of Demons Solebarr has been returned to the mainland by The Watcher.
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Ocean of Demons Solebarr has been defeated in the wild by Admiral Flufferson.
Ocean of Demons Solebarr peeks from behind his fingers as a Admiral Flufferson viciously shakes his hoodie, jeans, cat ear headphones. "That's.. that's new -- no! No, don't do --" The Admiral Flufferson drops the hoodie, jeans, cat ear headphones and snatches for Ocean of Demons Solebarr's shattering. There's an audible crunch as the shattering disappears into the Admiral Flufferson's Improbable maw. "That," he says, slumping.
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Ocean of Demons Solebarr has been returned to the mainland by The Watcher.
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Ocean of Demons Solebarr has been defeated in the wild by Unicycle Entertainer.
The Watcher checks Ocean of Demons Solebarr's pulse and shakes her head. "Bloody bunch of incompetents, all of them."
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Ocean of Demons Solebarr has been returned to the mainland by The Watcher.
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Civilian Erisolsprite has been returned to the mainland by The Watcher.
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Ocean of Demons Solebarr has been defeated in the wild by Professional Romance Writer.
"Look at the way that silly contestant handles his shattering," laughs The Watcher. "I've seen milkmen fight better than that!"
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The semiconscious body of Civilian Erisolsprite was found naked, drooling and gibbering in an empty clearing.
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Ocean of Demons Solebarr has been returned to the mainland by The Watcher.
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Ocean of Demons Solebarr has been defeated in the wild by Paper Tiger.
"Stupid, stupid, stupid!" Ocean of Demons Solebarr chants, clonking his head against the deck of the FailBoat.
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Maxine has earned the title Contestant for having defeated the Improbability Drive 1 time!
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Maxine has destroyed the Improbability Drive. The shockwave was felt, and celebrated, all across the island!
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Civilian Erisolsprite has defeated his master, Reventlov to advance to level 14 after 12 days!!
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Maxine has defeated her master, Anne Bassett to advance to level 15 after 108 days!!
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