Global Patent Index - EP 1336941 A3

EP 1336941 A3 2005-08-17 - Gaming machine pathways with unpredictable outcome

Title (en)

Gaming machine pathways with unpredictable outcome

Title (de)

Abläufe eines Spielautomaten mit unvorhersehbarem Ergebnis

Title (fr)

Evolution du jeu dans une machine de jeu avec résultat imprevisible

Publication

EP 1336941 A3 (EN)

Application

EP 03250838 A

Priority

AU PS050202 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP1336941A2] A gaming machine 10 has a display 14 and a game controller arranged to control images of symbols displayed on the display 14. The game controller is arranged to play a game 16 in which at least one random event is caused to be displayed on the display 14. If a predefined winning event occurs, the machine 10 awards a prize. When a game 16 played results in a feature being awarded, to arrive at a determination of a result of the feature, the controller selects a pathway having a number of steps, each step relating to a special outcome, with the number of steps taken along the pathway varying randomly from one feature to the next. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G07F 17/32; A63F 13/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G07F 17/32 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G07F 17/3244 (2013.01); G07F 17/3258 (2013.01); G07F 17/3267 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE SI SK TR

DOCDB simple family

EP 1336941 A2 20030820; EP 1336941 A3 20050817; AU PS050202 A0 20020307; NZ 523972 A 20040430; US 2003181237 A1 20030925; ZA 200301075 B 20040810