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Publication numberEP1205894 A3
Publication typeApplication
Application numberEP20010402538
Publication date12 Nov 2003
Filing date2 Oct 2001
Priority date14 Nov 2000
Also published asCA2353136A1, EP1205894A2
Publication number01402538, 01402538.1, 2001402538, EP 1205894 A3, EP 1205894A3, EP-A3-1205894, EP01402538, EP1205894 A3, EP1205894A3, EP20010402538
InventorsWayne H. Rothschild
ApplicantWMS Gaming Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: Espacenet, EP Register
Gaming machine with interacting symbols on symbol array.
EP 1205894 A3
Abstract
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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International ClassificationG07F17/34, G07F17/32
Cooperative ClassificationG07F17/34
European ClassificationG07F17/34
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