& Reviewed by Neil Collins
I have no idea why I owned Vegas Jackpot by
Mastertronic as a kid ("because it was only £1.99!"
- Vinny). The local computer shop must have been short
on budget games that week.
like fruit machines in general and I've never seen the
point in playing something that pays out less than you
put in it. The game itself is a decent enough
representation of a gambling machine, without the loss
of actual money - which is a good thing. It's very
simple: you put your cash in, you watch the reels spin
and you lose money. Now and again you get a few quid
back, but you mainly lose.
remember reading that the aim of the game was to hit a
specific amount of cash but I could never get anywhere
near the total. Now years later I was determined to see
if this was true. I suspected not...
Hmmmmm... fruity. The
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I POKEd the code to bump my cash up when I was running
low. Eventually I had £250 in the bank.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Hitting £250 triggers of a short reaction. A jolly
jingle plays and the cash panel starts flashing red and
yellow to indicate you have hit your target.