Pretty devious... Must try itbadpenny wrote:You're imagining right!humperdingle wrote:Sounds intriguing! How do these little bugs work? I'm imagining some kind of filling piece in a cog wheel?badpenny wrote:Also there may be some of those little bugs fitted to the star wheels which block off the possibility of certain symbols landing.
The Star Wheel is a cog wheel, each reel has one and it has as many teeth/gaps as symbols. The lever that drops onto it and stops the reel gets deflected by the bug so it stops on the next following symbol.
Say a bandit has two Jackpot win lines, 3 melons and 3 bars. Then one bug could be put on melon and another on one bar, that way a jackpot line would never appear but the player may well "nearly get one" with one symbol only one away
Not really... But I can imagine it was rife at one time.