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Written By Alexander Loh


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Introduction

Froot Raid is an extremely authentic fruit machine simulator, with all the complex features of real arcade machines. There's Hold, Nudge and Swap, plus Sidewinder and Feature Panel.

Basic Play

There are four Reels. The three on the left are the proper Fruit Reels that determine your win or loss, and the one on the right is the Nudge Reel. You get 10 credits at the start, indicated in the "Credit" box. You spin the reels, and you either win or not. If you get a win (indicated in the "Wins" box) you get the choice of Collecting it, or Gambling it. If you choose to gamble, the "Double" or "Nothing" boxes will flash alternately very quickly and you must try to stop the flashing on double otherwise you get nothing.

Game Controls

SPACE - Spin Reels, G - Gamble a win for double or nothing
C - Collect a win, SHIFT - Stop on double or nothing when gambling

If you don't get a win, all may not be lost - one of the other features may enable you to turn it into a win, or make a win more likely on the next spin.

Hold

When the "Hold" boxes are flashing under the reels, one, two or all three of the reels can be held by pressing the appropriate key. Any reels held will stay in the same position on the next spin.

Game Controls

SPACE - Spin Reels, 1, 2 and 3 - Hold Reels 1, 2 and 3, DELETE - Cancel Hold

Swap

The Swap feature comes into operation when the "Select" box is lit. On the right of the "Select" box is a display of all the symbols arranged in the three columns of three symbols. You have to catch one of the symbols when lit up - this is done in two stages, first by stopping the light when it is on the column that the symbol is in, then by stopping the light on the right symbol as it goes up and down that column. The symbol that it stops on can then be Swapped onto one of the Heels when the "Swap" light comes on. In this way you can turn a losing go into a win. If you didn't get the symbol you wanted, you can Cancel it and have another try.

Game Controls

SPACE - Stop flashing light on column/symbol
1, 2 or 3 - Swap symbol onto 1, 2 or 3
DELETE - Cancel Symbol or Try Again

Nudge

Nudge feature is operational when the "Nudge Now" box is flashing. You can Nudge any of the Reels up or down one symbol at a time. However, you are only allowed a certain number of Nudges according to the number on the Nudge Reel. Occasionally the "Respin" box will light up. This gives you a chance of getting more Nudges.

Game Controls

5, 6 and 7 - Nudge Reels 1, 2 and 3 Up
8, 9 and 0 - Nudge Reels 1, 2 and 3 Down
RETURN - Respin Nudge Reel

Sidewinder

When the "Sidewinder" box is flashing you can, if you want, swap the positions of the reels in order to turn a loss into a win. If you don't want to, just press SPACE to spin as normal.

Game Controls

RETURN - Swap Reels 3 and 2 to 2 and 3
SHIFT - Swap Reels 2 and 3 to 1 and 2

Feature Panel

Whenever the "EHD" or "HTS" symbol appears on the first reel on the win line, the flashing square on the Feature panel advances a certain number of places according to the number on the Nudge Reel. The FTR light flashes whenever this happens. Certain positions on the Feature Panel will give you bonuses if you land on them. These are...

LUCKY 3 - Reels spin to random win three times. You can gamble or collect each win as normal.
REVERSE - Reels reverse back to your last win.
NUMBERS - Pay out the specified amount.
? - Mystery payout of up to 1.
DIAMOND - Pays out Feature Jackpot of 1.

The GBL light flashing indicates Feature Gamble. You can either Gamble your position on the panel in the hope of getting nearer the prize positions, or Collect your position - which means that if you are not on a prize position, you'll go back to the start without getting anything.

But there's always a chance that the "Feature Held" light will come on. If this happens, it means that you will be able to retain the position on the panel.

G - Gamble Position, C - Collect Position

Other Boxes

The "Credit" box tells you how much money you have left to play with. The "Start" box tells you when to spin the reels. The long box just above the reels indicates the number of spins you have won (next to the T).