Cards And Slots

Cards And Slots menu screen #1 Cards And Slots menu screen #2
Cards And Slots menu screens 1 & 2
Cards And Slots menu screen #3 Cards And Slots Bar Slot machine game screen
Cards And Slots menu screen 3 & Bar Slot machine game screen
Cards And Slots regular Slots game screen Cards And Slots 3 Payline slot machine game screen
Cards And Slots regular and 3 Payline slot machine game screens
Cards And Slots 5 Payline slot machine game screen Cards And Slots video Poker game screen
Cards And Slots 5 Payline and Video Poker game screens
Cards And Slots Joker Poker game screen Cards And Slots High/Low Poker game screen
Cards And Slots Joker Poker and High/Low Poker game screens
Cards And Slots Blackjack game screen Cards And Slots Keno game screen
Cards And Slots Blackjack and Keno game screens

Cards And Slots is a complete set of Las Vegas style video games - many Slot machines, several video Poker machines, Blackjack and Keno are the games that you can play. It was quite a large game, taking 3 full disks, and was Coco 3/RGB monitor only. I think this game got bounced around quite a bit before it was released...the graphics on some of the slot machine shapes are identical to Tom Mix's Fruit-Multibars Slot Machine, as are the sound routines and bounce routines. However, the company back then was listed as White Cloud Software, and it was released 3 years earlier, in 1986. The instruction manual for it from MicroDeal (yes, the same MicroDeal that was famous for selling both original and Coco ports of Dragon games in England) contains references to both the Nimbus Software company, and to Michtron, so perhaps Microdeal bought out Michtron (formerly Computer Shack), and then bought the rights to this extended version of the earlier Tom Mix game (Michtron, Microdeal US, and Tom Mix are all from Michigan)? I am pretty sure that this is the case, as the copyright is listed as "1986, 1989"; the first of which matches the original Tom Mix release.
At any rate, this was a much more complete game, filling 3 disks with all the different variations, of which not all are represented above in screenshots. The nice thing is that the game kept track of your money even between games and disk swaps, during a single game session. This game was also cross platform, and was available for the IBM PC (and clones) for CGA, EGA or Tandy 1000 graphics modes.

Title: Cards And Slots

Author: ??? (Nimbus Enterprises)

Publisher: MicroDeal

Released: 1989 (original Tom Mix version was 1986)

Requires: Color Computer 3, 128K RAM, RGB Monitor (for proper colors), disk only, joystick optional.

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