US 11,055,951 B2
Individual metamorphic linked jackpots
Chad La Guardia, Austin, TX (US); Hanna Lee Sanborn, Pflugerville, TX (US); Erick T. Ching, Cedar Park, TX (US); Arlen Avakian, Plano, TX (US); Brittany Nyberg Nelson, Liberty Hill, TX (US); and Lane Alan Shapiro, Las Vegas, NV (US)
Assigned to Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited, North Ryde (AU)
Filed by Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited, North Ryde (AU)
Filed on Mar. 1, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/290,833.
Prior Publication US 2020/0279451 A1, Sep. 3, 2020
Int. Cl. G07F 17/32 (2006.01)
CPC G07F 17/3213 (2013.01) [G07F 17/323 (2013.01); G07F 17/3209 (2013.01); G07F 17/3244 (2013.01); G07F 17/3267 (2013.01); G07F 17/3239 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An electronic gaming device, comprising:
a display system including one or more displays;
an interface system including at least one network interface and at least one user interface; and
a control system including one or more processors, the control system being configured for:
controlling the display system to present first visual effects corresponding to one or more instances of a game, the first visual effects including game events;
controlling the display system to present second visual effects corresponding to a metamorphic image, the metamorphic image corresponding to an award, the award comprising a feature award of one or more bonus games, the metamorphic image corresponding to an accumulation of feature award credits towards an automatic feature award, the first visual effects including game play items that correspond to the feature award credits, wherein presenting the second visual effects involves indicating changes in the metamorphic image in response to game event data corresponding to one or more games presented on the electronic gaming device, wherein presenting the second visual effects further involves indicating changes in the metamorphic image in response to networked gaming device game event data received via the interface system, the networked gaming device game event data corresponding to one or more games presented on one or more other electronic gaming devices;
receiving an indication, via the interface system, of a player's initiation of an attempt to trigger a grant of the feature award, wherein the indication is received at a time during which less than a number of feature award credits necessary for an automatic grant of the feature award has been accumulated;
determining whether the feature award will be granted; and
controlling the display system to present third visual effects corresponding to whether the feature award has been granted.