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A Pachinko bonus game system for an underlying game machine. The Pachinko bonus game has a playing field with a plurality of rows of pegs. A ball is launched onto the playing field by a launch mechanism when an initiate condition occurs during play of the underlying game. A row of lanes are provided on the playing field. The ball, after traversing among the pegs on the playing field, eventually travels through one of the lanes. At each lane is randomly displayed a bonus payoff value. The lane the ball travels through senses the presence of the ball and the value displayed for that lane is added to the credit meter in the underlying game. The bonus payoff values are randomly changed from game to game which eliminates any mechanical bias present in the Pachinko game. A stand-alone Pachinko game as well as using a Pachinko game as a coin dispenser is also provided.

Title
Pachinko stand-alone and bonusing game
Application Number
9/98804
Publication Number
6047963
Application Date
June 17, 1998
Publication Date
April 11, 2000
Inventor
Olaf Vancura
Somerville
MA, US
Jesse E Pierce
Las Vegas
NV, US
Agent
Dorr Carson Sloan & Birney P C
Assignee
Mikohn Gaming Corporation
NV, US
IPC
A63F 7/02
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