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The Game

The Spookiest Fruit Machine Simulator for the PC! Encrypted was the second machine, and was an even bigger hit than splash cash. The spooky graphics and scary sounds make this game a real thriller!

The game includes a wrap-around feature board, with lots of bonuses and extra hidden features, as well as the traditional 3 reels. The object of the game is to travel around the game board, accumulating cash, features and shots along the way! But beware of the skull and crossbone squares - they could lead to an early grave!

Important: No money can be lost or won on this game, it is purely for entertainment purposes. Any cash awards mentioned are all virtual, not real.


The Game

Fruit Machine bottom glass.

The main feature of this game is the 3 reels, each of which has 16 positions - much like a normal fruit machine. To win you need to match 3 symbols. This can be achieved using extra features such as nudges and holds. Throughout the game you will be awarded nudges at random, which allow you to step down the reels for a greater chance of obtaining a 3-of-a-kind win. Once a win is achieved you are entered onto the feature game, which is explained later.

Holds
Trail Holds
Nudges (1 to 5)
Bonus at 4
Hold 3 Times For A Win
Holds After Nudges
Cancel Slows Down Some Bonuses

When you reach number 4 on the number trail a Bonus is activated. These consist of:

Boost Your current trail position is increased.
Super Boost Your current trail position is increased, with a guaranteed win
Trail Skill The trail lights scroll up and down, stop them on the start position.
Selector A random pattern of trail amounts are lit up, select the best one!
Respin The Reels are re-spinned, any number are added to the trail.
Nudges You are awarded a random amount of nudges.
Add Again The numbers on the reels are added again to the trail.
Stopper All the lights on the trail randomly flash, stop on a good selection.
Spin a Win The reels spin to a winning combination.
Double Trail Your current trail position in doubled.

When you get a win you are taken onto the cashladder on the feature board. You can then gamble higher and lower (1 to 6) or Exchange onto the feature game. When the number trail is full you are taken straight onto the Encrypted feature. When registered, you can view the current percentage payout using the option of the "Game" menu. When the dialogue box opens you can see information such as:


Money In Shows the amount of money the machine has taken.
Money Out Shows the amount of money the machine has paid out.
Current Percentage Shows the % of money paid out compared to money taken in.
Last Win Shows the value of the last win the machine paid out.
Target Percentage Shows the ratio of money in to money paid out which the machine is trying to reach.

You also have the option of resetting the percentage to 80%

Registered users can also view a reel guide, which will indicate to you the exact position of the reels. This can be extremely useful when you have nudges, which can be given randomly throughout the game - with the option of Skill nudges!


Fruit Machine features

Fruit Machine top glass

The feature board becomes active when you have a full trail on the main board, or when you gamble on the cash ladder and then exchange.

The feature game consists of a 24 position unique wraparound trail! Press start to spin the number reel and move the corresponding number of positions around the trail.

When the top logo turns green, you become invincible - you cannot lose! You can gamble lower than 2's and higher than 5's, and the "?" squares on the feature become True Skill, and you cannot land on a "Death" square!

Feature Name Description
Seven Spinner The player will be returned to the main board where a winning combination of sevens will be spun onto the reels.
Creepy Cash 3 cash amounts will be scrolled across the alphanumeric display, it is up to the player to stop them on what they believe to be the best combination.
Fast Cash The cash amounts on the feature board will light up one by one and randomly. It is up to the player to try and stop the light on the best possible win.
Reel Skill The player is returned to the main board. The 1st reel will begin revolving at a fast rate. The player must stop the reel on the best possible position. The 3rd reel will then begin to spin at a slower rate, the player must try to match this reel with the symbol stopped on the 1st reel. If sucessful the 2nd reel will match the other 2 reels and the appropriate win will be awarded.
Pick a Win The player is returned to the main board where a series of winning combinations are spun in, the player must select what they believe to be the best combination.
Scary Spins The player is returned to the main board where a random amount winning spins are given on the reels.
Super Creepy 3 Cash amounts, all above 1, are scrolled across the alphanumeric display, the player must stop them on what they believe to be the best possible combination.
Lets Spin The player is returned to the main board. The reels line-up and begin to revolve in sequence. The player must try and stop the reels on the best possible win.
Win Streak The player is returned to the main board, where a winning combination is spun in on the reels. A repeat chance is offered, and if successful another winning combination is spun in and added to the bank!
Jackpot Repeater The player is awarded the top prize (15), with the chance of a repeat.

You can also collect from these feature ladders at any point during the game!
Features (listed above)
Cash (1 to 15)
Shots (1 to 9)

When you collect one of these ladders you are given the opportunity to Turbo Gamble, to get a bigger prize!

Feature Name Description
Game Over Thrown off the board
Lose Thrown off the board
Continue Lucky! - continue with your game
Skill Decide Skill chance not to be killed!
Bankrupt Thrown off the board
Extra Life Cannot be killed
Take Prize Collect a prize and run!
Boost Boosts you around the feature board


Fruit machine info
This screen allows you to view all of the fruit machine statistics, including:

This screen allows you to view all of the internal fruit machine meters, below is a table detailing what meters are available and what they all mean!

Registered users of the game have the option to reset the meters back to their default values.

The target percentage is set to 80% by default and cannot be altered.


Feature Name Description
Money In Shows the amount of money the machine has taken.
Money Out Shows the amount of money the machine has paid out.
Current Percentage Shows the % of money paid out compared to money taken in.
Target Percentage Shows the ratio of money in to money paid out which the machine is trying to reach.
Hopper Displays the amount of virtual money on the Hopper.
Cash Box Displays the virtual amount of cash that has fallen into the machines cash box.
Last Win Displays the last win collected
Drift Displays the amount of cash the machine can realistically pay out to keep its percentage, or indeed how much it has to save to get back to its target percentage!
Streak Pot This meter shows how much money the machine has saved towards giving a series of Jackpots.
Diff. Displays the difference between the actual percentage and the target percentage.


Fruit machine options

Encrypted game information

The option screen allows you to do the following:

Set the speed at which the reels spin. This is useful if you either have a fast or a slow computer. The settings for the option are from 1 to 20, where 1 makes the reels spin slower and 20 makes the reels spin faster. Once you have found the optimum setting for your copmuter, there is no need to use this option again, your setting will be saved.

Set the speed at which the dice spins. This is useful if you either have a fast or a slow computer. The settings for the option are from 1 to 20, where 1 makes the dice spin slower and 20 makes the dice spin faster. Once you have found the optimium setting for your computer, there is no need to use this option again, your setting will be saved.

Turn the sound on and off. This option turns the in-game sound effects either on or off.


How to purchase fruit machines

Registration of Encrypted is 4.99 UK Pounds.

When you register you will receive these benefits:

No Nag Screens
No restrictions on the features you can take
You will be able to view the reel guide
Percentage control procedures will be activated
Ability to monitor game statistics
The invincible mode will be allowed to function
You will be able to transfer money from the bank to your credits