Game device including means simulating release of a ball
Electronic gaming machine
Gaming machine with skill feature
Gaming or amusement machines Patent #: 5344145
ApplicationNo. 722379 filed on 09/30/1996
US Classes:463/20, Lot-to-lot combination (e.g., slot machine, etc.)273/121B, Pachinko (i.e., nearly vertical playing surface)273/143R, Edge indicationD21/367And curvilinear path
ExaminersPrimary: Layno, Benjamin H.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassesG07F 017/34
AbstractMethods of playing games and gaming devices useful with playing games comprise a standard gaming unit, e.g., three reels, and a discernible additional payout indicator. The additional payout indicator comprises a value selector and a multiplier, wherein the multiplier comprises a pinball-type game. According to a preferred embodiment the multiplier also comprises a rotatable reel into which the pinball drops in order to determine one of a plurality of values. The points attained during the pinball-type game play are utilized in the calculation of the multiplier value.