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Dino Blocks? And a slot machine game?

Okay, there's a couple of games I'm remembering that I haven't been able to find, no matter how much digging around on the net I've been doing.

The first one, I remember much more clearly, it was a game that I believe was called 'Dino Blocks'. You were a little dinosaur, running back and forth, collecting colored blocks, that you dropped into a volcano that had the same color block on it. I remember the volcanoes could make different sounds, too, like an explosion or a belching sound. I know it exists (I saw a broken link to a demo and seen it talked about on old forums), but haven't found it.

The second one, is a Macintosh slot machine game that's a 256 color game. You start off with I think 10 or 100 thousand credits/points, and I remember the highest paying combination was 3 Macs. I don't remember what that one was called, unfortunately. It would have an animation of coins coming out the tray on the bottom when you won, too, though it was simple (a few frames of the tray filling up, depending on the amount).

I've looked on my existing G3 hard drive, but these aren't on there, otherwise I'd upload them myself. Was hoping someone knew where/what these are. Especially Dino Blocks, hah, I still remember that one after all this time.

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I had no luck finding the Dino game.

Not sure about the slots game, I could have sworn it was called MacSlots. I remember it being Black & White, but it may have been I just played it on a compact mac. I also don't have anything by that name in my backups.

Ah, wonder if it's MacSlot ? There was also a MacSlot Color. Both are on the site, there's no image for the colour version, but the B&W is called MacSlots and has the image I remember.

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Heh, I hope someone finds that one, that's something right out of my childhood there, heh. Well, so is the slots one, but Dino Blocks, especially so.

Tried MacSlot, that's not it. I seem to remember the machine having metallic textures (might be wrong, but pretty sure), and the main thing I remember is that the reels moved really smoothly (complete with the little bounce-back once the reel 'clicked' into place), and sounds of the reels, I think you could hear casino noises in the background. However, I do like the look of MacSlots for an old black-and-white one. :3

Also, I did find Boxcars Casino thanks to this searching. Not what I was looking for, but it's another one I especially remembered. Fun stuff I'm rediscovering again.

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This is in japanese.

Is there a link to download or is this guy just blogging about old shareware
titles?

http://neconocone.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2012/07/dinoblocks-demo.html

Don't ask me how I found this: I was looking for other places where people share
Mac stuff, and just right there I saw this thread about Mac Bandit, and I remembered
you were looking for something similar. So, is it Mac Bandit?

http://68kmla.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=20915

Tanara Kuranov's picture
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I think the Dino Blocks link is just a blog post, unfortunately (all the links seem to just be ads). But that's definitely the game I remember from the screenshots and icon. T_T

Hmm, Mac Bandit...it might be. The three Macs for a jackpot and that coin tray look mighty familiar. I'll download that and get back to you on that. o.o

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Yeah, that looks and plays exactly like the one I remember, except in B&W (and too fast if the computer's too new, haha). I remember it being in color, so maybe there's a newer version out there somewhere. That's awesome, though, at least I know what game it is now!