EP1418553A3 - Gaming machine - Google Patents

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EP1418553A3
EP1418553A3 EP03021709A EP03021709A EP1418553A3 EP 1418553 A3 EP1418553 A3 EP 1418553A3 EP 03021709 A EP03021709 A EP 03021709A EP 03021709 A EP03021709 A EP 03021709A EP 1418553 A3 EP1418553 A3 EP 1418553A3
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games
special symbol
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EP1418553A2 (en
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Michael Gauselmann
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Atronic International GmbH
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Atronic International GmbH
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Priority to US291262 priority
Priority to US10/291,262 priority patent/US7347777B2/en
Priority to US10/458,429 priority patent/US8226461B2/en
Priority to US458429 priority
Application filed by Atronic International GmbH filed Critical Atronic International GmbH
Publication of EP1418553A2 publication Critical patent/EP1418553A2/en
Publication of EP1418553A3 publication Critical patent/EP1418553A3/en
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G07CHECKING-DEVICES
    • G07FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
    • 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
    • G07F17/3244Payment aspects of a gaming system, e.g. payment schemes, setting payout ratio, bonus or consolation prizes
    • GPHYSICS
    • G07CHECKING-DEVICES
    • G07FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
    • 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
    • GPHYSICS
    • G07CHECKING-DEVICES
    • G07FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
    • 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

Abstract

In one embodiment, a certain number of special games are granted to a player, or the special games are only enabled for a certain time period. The special games may be free bonus games or paid games. At the end (or beginning) of each special game, at least one position in the array of symbols is designated as a special symbol. The special symbol may be a wild card, a scatter symbol, a multiplier, or any other special symbol. The special symbol selected for a particular game is carried over into the next special game, so the special symbols are accumulated and remain in their positions in the array for the series of special games. Awards, if any, are granted after each game based on the use of the special symbol(s) in combination with other symbols across one or more pay lines. The special symbol position in the array (or the special symbol type) may be selected by the gaming machine (10) or by the player. Other embodiments are disclosed where special symbols are designated by the gaming machine (10) or the player.
EP03021709A 2002-11-08 2003-09-25 Gaming machine Ceased EP1418553A3 (en)

Priority Applications (5)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
2001-09-17
US291262 2002-11-08
US10/291,262 US7347777B2 (en) 2002-11-08 2002-11-08 Gaming machine with selectable ways to win
US10/458,429 US8226461B2 (en) 2002-11-08 2003-06-09 Gaming machine displaying special games with accumulated special symbols
US458429 2003-06-09

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EP1418553A3 true EP1418553A3 (en) 2005-08-24

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WO2007082336A1 (en) * 2006-01-17 2007-07-26 Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd Gaming system with feature game play
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US8187080B2 (en) 2008-05-23 2012-05-29 Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited Gaming system and a method of gaming
US20100222127A1 (en) * 2009-02-24 2010-09-02 Patrick Finch Gaming system and a method of gaming
US8500543B2 (en) 2010-08-13 2013-08-06 Konami Gaming, Inc. Video slot gaming machine
US8485885B2 (en) 2010-08-13 2013-07-16 Konami Gaming, Inc. Video slot gaming machine
US10269217B2 (en) 2015-09-24 2019-04-23 Konami Gaming, Inc. Gaming machine, control method for machine, and program for gaming machine with symbol animation across triggered games

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EP1063622A2 (en) * 1999-06-23 2000-12-27 Wms Gaming, Inc. Gaming machine with multiple payoff modes and award presentation schemes
EP1082979A2 (en) * 1999-09-10 2001-03-14 Wms Gaming, Inc. Gaming machine with unified image on multiple video displays
WO2001072387A1 (en) * 2000-03-31 2001-10-04 Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd Gaming machine with a fixed wild symbol
EP1197932A2 (en) * 2000-10-13 2002-04-17 International Game Technology Gaming device
WO2002054331A2 (en) * 2001-01-04 2002-07-11 Anchor Gaming Gaming method and apparatus with triggering of bonus events by the presence of a trigger symbol in particular locations

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US5356140A (en) * 1993-04-14 1994-10-18 Dabrowski Stanley P Double poker
WO2000020082A1 (en) * 1998-10-05 2000-04-13 Silicon Gaming, Inc. Gaming machine, with multiple paylines and respinning reels, and method of playing same
EP1063622A2 (en) * 1999-06-23 2000-12-27 Wms Gaming, Inc. Gaming machine with multiple payoff modes and award presentation schemes
EP1082979A2 (en) * 1999-09-10 2001-03-14 Wms Gaming, Inc. Gaming machine with unified image on multiple video displays
WO2001072387A1 (en) * 2000-03-31 2001-10-04 Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd Gaming machine with a fixed wild symbol
EP1197932A2 (en) * 2000-10-13 2002-04-17 International Game Technology Gaming device
WO2002054331A2 (en) * 2001-01-04 2002-07-11 Anchor Gaming Gaming method and apparatus with triggering of bonus events by the presence of a trigger symbol in particular locations

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