Patent Number: 6,251,010

Title: Game machine apparatus and method with enhanced time-related display of pokemon-type characters

Abstract: A game machine of a type that a player object is moved on a map to encounter with a character includes a program storage storing a game program, a clock at least clocking a time, an operation device for operating the player object, and an image processor for varying a display image based on the operation of the operation device. The game program storage stores a program for varying an appearance condition of the character appearing on the game map based on time information of the clock.

Inventors: Tajiri; Satoshi (Setagaya-ku, JP), Ishihara; Tsunekazu (Chuo-ku, JP)

Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.,

International Classification: A63F 13/00 (20060101); A63F 013/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018