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SLOT-8 - DOS

Control:

Game is con­trol­led by the same keys that are used to playing un­der MS DOS. For full­screen press 'Right Alt' + 'En­ter'.


Help:

This ga­me is e­mu­la­ted by ja­va ap­plet. If you pre­fer to use a ja­va­script e­mu­la­tor, fol­low this link.


Other platforms:

Unfortunately, this game is cur­rent­ly available only in this ver­si­on. Be patient :-)



Game info:
SLOT-8 - box cover
box cover
Game title: SLOT-8
Platform: MS-DOS
Author (released): Rick Lawsha (1991)
Genre: Simulator Mode: Single-player
Design: Rick Lawsha
Music:
Game manual: manual.pdf

File size:

1 kB
Download: SLOT-8.zip

Game size:

52 kB
Recommended emulator: DOSBox

From MobyGames:

   The game SLOT-8 is a simulation of an 8-way pay slot gambling machine. You are presented with the slot machine screen, and a starter capital of $100. Betting is 1-8 dollars, the bet is increased with the spacebar. Enter-key pulls the handle, and the symbols randomly change with accompanying noise. Winning combinations/patterns are presented on the right of the screen. Depending on how much you bet, your score is added from different rows, i.e. if you bet $1, only the middle horizontal row is counted, and if you bet $8, all rows, columns and diagonals are counted for matching patterns. The active rows are indicated with highlighted numbers on the left and top of the screen.
   Each time you win, there is a musical tune played, different for every pattern. If you lose all your money, the game is over. If you win enough, you end up on a scoreboard.
   This historic SLOT-8 game is a typical example of a classic slot machine simulator. Especially in the eighties and nineties, these simulators were an easy way to play without having to visit the real casino. Nowadays, when online slot machines are available on the Internet and you can play for real money, these old simulators look funny. On the other hand, they were very safe because there was no risk that you could lose anything or create an addiction. Moreover, they allowed players to understand that the odds are always in favor of the casino and their long-term chances of winning are negligibly small.
   Plus, there's the other side of the matter. The original slot machines were mechanical devices in which the real cylinders rotated around its axis and the probability of a winning combination could be easily calculated. Today's slot machines are digital engines programmed to generate profits for their owners. Even the most experienced mathematician has no control over his real chances of winning. So if you want to train before visiting a real or online casino, this old game is perfect trainer for you.

More details about this game can be found on MobyGames.com.

For fans and collectors:
Find this game on video server YouTube.com or Vimeo.com.
Buy original game at Amazon.com, eBay.com or GOG.com.

The newest version of this game can be purchased on Xzone.cz, GameExpres.cz or GameLeader.cz.

 
Platform:

This ver­sion of SLOT-8 was de­sig­ned for per­so­nal com­pu­ters with o­pe­ra­ting sys­tem MS-DOS (Mi­cro­soft Disk O­pe­ra­ting Sys­tem), which was o­pe­ra­ting sys­tem de­ve­lo­ped by Mi­cro­soft in 1981. It was the most wi­de­ly-used o­pe­ra­ting sys­tem in the first half of the 1990s. MS-DOS was sup­plied with most of the IBM com­pu­ters that pur­cha­sed a li­cen­se from Mi­cro­soft. Af­ter 1995, it was pu­s­hed out by a gra­phi­cal­ly mo­re ad­van­ced sys­tem - Win­dows and its de­ve­lop­ment was ce­a­sed in 2000. At the ti­me of its grea­test fa­me, se­ve­ral thou­sand ga­mes de­sig­ned spe­ci­fi­cal­ly for com­pu­ters with this sys­tem we­re cre­a­ted. To­day, its de­ve­lop­ment is no lon­ger con­ti­nue and for e­mu­la­tion the free DOSBox e­mu­la­tor is most of­ten used. Mo­re in­for­ma­ti­on about MS-DOS operating system can be found here.

 
Available online emulators:

5 different online emulators are available for SLOT-8. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic features of each emulator available for this game SLOT-8 are summarized in the following table:
 

Emulator Technology Multiplayer Fullscreen Touchscreen Speed
Archive.org JavaScript YES NO NO fast
js-dos JavaScript YES YES NO fast
js-dos 6.22 JavaScript YES YES NO fast
jsDosBox JavaScript YES NO NO slow
jDosBox Java applet YES YES NO fast

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