05769716 is referenced by 884 patents and cites 10 patents.

A game which involves a player positioning sequentially-provided symbols onto a plurality of pre-defined positions is provided. In one embodiment, a plurality of columns, each with a plurality of positions is displayed, symbols are randomly presented and displayed to the user who may then select into which column to place the symbol. The symbol is placed in the lowest vacant position of the selected column and the next randomly selected symbol is presented. In one embodiment, if the user does not select the column in a predetermined time period, the column is randomly selected for the user. After some or all positions are filled, the arrangement of symbols is evaluated to determine whether any collection or alignment of symbols corresponds to pre-defined winning collection or alignment.

Title
Symbol fall game method and apparatus
Application Number
8/720490
Publication Number
5769716
Application Date
September 30, 1996
Publication Date
June 23, 1998
Inventor
Evelyn Liao
Reno
NV, US
Mark Bansemer
Reno
NV, US
Robert Breckner
Sparks
NV, US
Ali Saffari
Reno
NV, US
Agent
Sheridan Ross
Assignee
International Game Technology
NV, US
IPC
G07F 17/34
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