Game machine with selective stop means for moving display
Game device including means simulating release of a ball
Win control method and apparatus for game machines
ApplicationNo. 971601 filed on 11/17/1997
US Classes:463/20, Lot-to-lot combination (e.g., slot machine, etc.)463/22, Lot generator (e.g., card distribution, simulated dice, random number generator, etc.)463/25Credit/debit monitoring or manipulation (e.g., game entry, betting, prize level, etc.)
ExaminersPrimary: Chen, Jose V.
Assistant: Hotaling, II, John M.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassA63F 005/04
AbstractIn a game machine, game result conditions may be randomly selected for a predetermined number of games among a plurality of given game result conditions and a demonstration may be made to provide a player of the game with a feeling of higher probability of winning a prize in the game when the randomly selected game result conditions include a given specific game result condition. The demonstration may be made by a variety of possible techniques, including using a flashing light or changing the volume or tone of a sound. Random numbers may be sampled in advance for random selection of game result conditions for the current game and for one or more games that will follow the current game, i.e., ranging several games down from the current game. These random numbers may be used to determine whether or not a demonstration should be made in the current game. As a result, more games will have demonstrations than in existing games, in which only the current games status can be considered, and more effective demonstrations may be made to enhance a player's interest in playing more games. The present invention is a game machine that randomly selects the game result conditions of a first game by lottery from among a plurality of conditions, and that determines the game results on the basis of the randomly selected results, wherein the player is alerted by a presentation to the fact that a "Second Game Win" condition exists among randomly selected conditions.