06786818 is referenced by 153 patents and cites 3 patents.

A gaming machine with a visual display shows an array of symbols that includes one or more special symbols. During the play of the gaming machine, a bonus game may be triggered by the alignment of these special symbols. This bonus triggers interplay between the special symbols, which portray an action that determines a bonus game outcome. The action portrayed is randomly selected from a plurality of possible actions. An award is made based on the game outcome.

Title
Gaming machine with interacting symbols on symbol array
Application Number
9/711970
Publication Number
6786818 (B1)
Application Date
November 14, 2000
Publication Date
September 7, 2004
Inventor
Joel R Jaffe
Evanston
IL, US
Wayne H Rothschild
Northbrook
IL, US
Agent
Jenkens & Gilchrist
US
Assignee
WMS Gaming
IL, US
IPC
A63F 9/24
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