Patent Number: 6,332,838

Title: Three-dimensional display game device and recording medium for three-dimensional display game

Abstract: In this video game device, a three-dimensional game field 70 laterally extended around a tubular subject is provided. The 3D game field 70 is divided into display regions of vertically 12 lines by circumferentially 16 columns, and each display region is capable of displaying a panel. A two-dimensional field table 80 is structured by spreading the 3D game field 70 across a 2D plane, and is provided with a plurality of entries each corresponding to one of the display regions of the 3D game field 70. To the entries of the 2D field table 80, pattern data of the panels is stored, and texture data corresponding thereto is placed on the corresponding display region of the 3D game field 70. Compared to a conventional game device applying a 2D game field, the degree of freedom and the level of variety of a game are enhanced by the substantially up-scaled display range of a-screen-basis game field, and game descriptions can be more creative with a 3D appearance.

Inventors: Yamagami; Hitoshi (Kyoto, JP)

Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.

International Classification: A63F 13/00 (20060101); A63F 9/06 (20060101); A63F 9/08 (20060101); A63F 009/12 (); A63F 013/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018