Not emulated in MAME Coin-Operated Fruit Machine
Al Murray's The only way is EPIC © 2013 JPM International.
This is a 3 reel multi stake game with a lapper adding to features, cash, streaks and offering hints and bonuses along the way. The player must use their skill and judgement to go all the way or get Barred!
Feature entry is via a reel win or completing either a row or a column in the Pints matrix. This matrix may hold over on a 50/50 basis from non winning games.
Once in the feature, the player moves around the board and may Hi/Lo on the current square to re-award it.
Landing on a "Happy hour
" square adds to the streak matrix, there are three streaks available: Standard, Super and the all important Mega Streak!
The player reaches the "Darts
" feature by filling the matrix. The mini real spins and hides a value from the player. The player is made a cash offer which they can either accept or refuse. If they accept the offer, the value is revealed.
If they reject it, then another offer is made, and one of the values displayed on the artwork is extinguished. This process continues until the player accepts a cash offer or until only one value remains available on the artwork. The last illuminated cash value is then awarded to the player.
Presented on the artwork below the 3 game reels is a 12 stage "pool ball" trial. The trail has 12 stages. 5 red balls, 5 yellow balls, a black and a white ball. The pool balls are numbered 1 to 12. After the reel has stopped the number displayed is lit on the relevant pool ball. When all 12 balls are lit a feature is awarded with the "Darts
" feature available for collection. The numbers are NOT used during the feature game, but can hold over to the next game if the player loses in the feature game.