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What cheating would these plates prevent?


By BlackCatBone

4 months ago



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    #1 4 months ago

    The elevated plates on this Key West front rail are part of the game's body armor. I've been wondering what form of cheating the after-market plates were designed to stymie. I can't see how they are adding any anti-cheat value that wouldn't already be provided by the standard front rail plates they replaced, unless they are just supposed to look "bad." Anyone know why operators would go to the trouble of installing these?

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    #2 4 months ago

    My guess is that it's harder to fish a coat hanger or other wire inside. Just a guess though.

    #3 4 months ago

    I like the word "stymie."

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    #4 76 days ago

    The frames around the buttons discouraged pounding on them.
    I don't know about the raised coin drop.

    #5 75 days ago
    Quoted from yzfguy:

    I like the word "stymie."

    Dude was in the Our Gang comedies.

    #6 75 days ago

    When I was a kid, I would watch the "older" guys
    pound the s --- out of the buttons, believing that doing
    that helped obtain a feature or two.
    The first bingo I can remember seeing was a United
    South Seas.
    Terry K

    #7 75 days ago

    After seeing that I no longer have the urge to chase the housekeeper around....so I guess the plates worked.

    #8 74 days ago
    Quoted from RayW:

    The frames around the buttons discouraged pounding on them.
    I don't know about the raised coin drop.

    Now it makes sense. Thanks.

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