EP1205894A3 - Gaming machine with interacting symbols on symbol array. - Google Patents

Gaming machine with interacting symbols on symbol array. Download PDF

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EP1205894A3
EP1205894A3 EP20010402538 EP01402538A EP1205894A3 EP 1205894 A3 EP1205894 A3 EP 1205894A3 EP 20010402538 EP20010402538 EP 20010402538 EP 01402538 A EP01402538 A EP 01402538A EP 1205894 A3 EP1205894 A3 EP 1205894A3
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Wayne H. Rothschild
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WMS Gaming Inc
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    • G07F17/00Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services
    • G07F17/32Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports or amusements, e.g. casino games, online gambling or betting
    • G07F17/34Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports or amusements, e.g. casino games, online gambling or betting depending on the stopping of moving members in a mechanical slot machine, e.g. "fruit" machines

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A gaming machine comprises a visual display and a game of chance shown on the display. In connection with the game of chance, the visual display shows an array of symbols in visual association with at least one pay line. The array includes one or more special symbols. Each of the special symbols is associated with at least one of the other special symbols. The game of chance includes a plurality of game rounds. During each of the game rounds one or more of the special symbols appear in the array. In one embodiment, an interplay between two special symbols occurs if the symbols land in adjacent positions on a pay line. The interplay between the special symbols can occur as a part of a basic game round or may comprise a bonus round. The game of chance awards a payout during the round if the symbols along the pay line correspond to a winning game outcome. An interplay between special symbols may affect the location of one or more symbols in the array, thus affecting the game outcome and payout. Additionally, the interplay between special symbols may initiate a different payout schedule based on the results of the interaction.
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