Deal or No Deal Fruit Machines
Deal or No Deal has been a staple game show on our screens for over ten years. The suspense of not knowing where the jackpot is has kept us on the edge of our seats in anticipation, waiting to see red or blue. And, the fantastic following this show has gained led to the introduction of the Deal or No Deal fruit machines, offering it’s players the chance to win a £100 jackpot. Here, people can feel like they’re sat in the seat with Noel Edmonds, picking the boxes and looking for their jackpot.
However, the popular Deal or No Deal fruit machines are finally coming to an end. After the recent ending of the show, the fruit machines will soon be non-existent in our local pubs and casinos, making way for a new generation of fruit machines. Read on, if you want to learn more about where Deal or No Deal fruit machines come from, why they are going, and what will replace them.
The History of the Deal or No Deal Machine
When you think of a fruit machine, you probably envision a Deal or No Deal game. Whenever you visit the pub or local casino, it’s very likely that a lot of their fruit machines fit around this theme. Although some are trying to break the trend, the likelihood of you having played a Deal or No Deal fruit machine over any other kind is very high.
Going back to when these fruit machines were first released, there were many cheats for most of them. Some were good and some not so, but today you will find it hard to find any long-term Deal or No Deal fruit machine cheats. This is because most of the games are clones of one another, with minimal graphical changes (which came to be when Novomatic took control of the Bell-Fruit Gaming company).
Fast-forwarding to 2013, most Deal or No Deal fruit machines have axed random values in the box. The box values are now predetermined (which negates the concept of the show), most likely to prevent shortcuts to the £100 jackpot. This doesn’t create a problem for the person who wins the jackpot or mega streak but causes an issue for those who play immediately after, as they often have very little to play for. Moreover, with a predetermined box value, the fruit machine can remain in a state of ‘readiness’ most of the time. With the Deal or No Deal Banker’s Birthday, this is taken to the next level where the box feature is awarded frequently, but the value rarely goes above £10.
What’s Happening to Deal or No Deal Machines?
When the Deal or No Deal game show reached its unfortunate end in 2017, the licence for the fruit machines expired. So what does this mean? Well, it means no more Deal or No Deal fruit machines ever again. This might be a scary thought as these fruit machines are some of the most loved – and highest paying – out there. But, most of the £100 jackpot fruit machines will be basic clones of games of the past with new graphics and names. Many of the new machines will follow a Batman theme, with the Batman Power-Up being a direct copy of the Deal or No Deal Power-Play. More professional fruit machine players will be a fan of this, as these options allow more control over the game which £500 slot machines do not.
The £100 jackpot Deal or No Deal fruit machines are coming to an end. They are a dying breed that will likely only survive through the Deal or No Deal Redial and Sticky Deal or No Deal reel-based games. And, soon enough these games will be converted or replaced. You may have already seen these changed, as there are no longer any Deal or No Deal games on video terminal fruit machines. Terminals such as the iPub 2 have deleted Deal or No Deal and begun replacing it with new games, such as the previously mentioned Batman, and many other titles that offer a £100 jackpot.
While the ending reign of the Deal or No Deal fruit machine may be sad for many, it was an inevitable end that gives way to a new breed of £100 jackpot machines. Everyone’s one true love, the Deal or No Deal fruit machine, isn’t really gone forever, it’s just re-branding and getting a face-lift. So, if you would be interested in hiring a fruit machine for your establishment, then contact us today for more information.