05947820 is referenced by 876 patents and cites 24 patents.

A computer implemented electronic game provides a game portion which includes a puzzle completion game. In one instance, the puzzle is a word phrase. The first area displays regions for each letter in the phrase. A payline of an electronic slot machine display is associated with one of a plurality of letter indicia, with a bonus value associated with each of the letter indicia. After a simulated slot machine reel spin, if the slot machine portion shows a winning combination, any letters associated with the winning paylines which match uncovered letters of the phrase will be revealed in the phrase region and a bonus value is implemented equal to the product of the bonus points associated with that letter times the number of occurrence of that letter in the phrase times the number of coins bet on the particular payline.

Title
Electronic game method and apparatus with hierarchy of simulated wheels
Application Number
620586
Publication Number
5947820
Application Date
July 11, 1997
Publication Date
September 7, 1999
Inventor
Robert W Crowder Jr
Reno
NV, US
Anthony J Baerlocher
Carson City
NV, US
Stephen W Morro
Ocean View
NJ, US
Agent
Sheridan Ross P C
Assignee
International Game Technology
NV, US
IPC
G07F 17/34
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