A gaming machine bonus feature involving the selection of strategy options. The player selects strategy options, one at a time, in successive game stages. Each of the strategy options is associated with a game activity having a number of possible outcomes. After selection of the strategy options, a gaming machine processor determines the outcomes associated with the designated game activity. In one embodiment, the game program defines a selection probability for the possible outcomes which may vary in the successive game stages.
In accordance with another aspect of the present invention, there is provided a gaming machine and method of operating of the gaming machine to execute a game program defining a first and second strategy option. Each of the first and second strategy options are associated with a designated game activity. The method comprises a first step of selecting, under player control, one of the first and second strategy options. The processor identifies the designated game activity associated with the selected strategy option and a number of possible outcomes of the designated game activity. Then, the processor selects one of the possible outcomes and the gaming machine displays indicia of the selected outcome.