Electronic game method and apparatus with hierarchy of simulated wheels

  • US 5,788,573 A
  • Filed: 03/22/1996
  • Issued: 08/04/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/22/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A game process, implemented using a computer, comprising:

  • receiving a monetary wager from a player;

    controlling a first display device to display an image of at least a portion of a first simulated value range, said image, during at least a first period of said display, containing a first plurality of indicia including at least one indicium designated as a next level indicium, at least some of said plurality of indicia, upon being displayed, indicating loss of at least part of said monetary wager; and

    upon the next level indicium being selected on the first simulated value range during the first period, controlling a display to show at least a portion of a wheel of fortune rotatable about a first axis, said wheel having a plurality of prize indicators on a face thereof and situated adjacent at least a first pointer for indicating exactly one of said prize indicators after rotation about said first axis has stopped, all of said prize indicators indicating the size of the prize won by said player as a result of said next level indicium wherein no loss of a part of said monetary wager results from any of said prize indicators, said plurality of prize indicators including at least one top award indicium.

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