06602136 is referenced by 193 patents and cites 5 patents.

The present invention relates to a bonus scheme for a gaming device which involves a symbol marker which advances along one or more paths. The paths include a plurality of symbols and one or more path change conditions. If a path change condition occurs, the symbol marker moves from one path to a different path. While advancing along certain paths, the player has the opportunity to gain bonus value depending upon which symbol the symbol marker visits. This type of bonus scheme increases player excitement and joy for gaming devices.

Title
Gaming device with a bonus scheme involving movement along paths with path change conditions
Application Number
9/686538
Publication Number
6602136 (B1)
Application Date
October 11, 2000
Publication Date
August 5, 2003
Inventor
Dov L Randall
Whitefield
US
Peter Gerrard
Prestwich
US
Anthony J Baerlocher
Reno
NV, US
Agent
Bell Boyd & Lloyd
US
Assignee
IGT
NV, US
IPC
A63F 13/00
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