Seems like this is similar to Konami Extra Rewards(extra symbols in box for feature bet) or the type of slot IGT has called CATS. They don't appeal to me, I'm looking for simpleness and straight forwardness.
I like it.
Interesting. Like a glorified version of the split symbol games I've seen somewhere. My compliments to whoever did your math.
Like the basket game, I would save this for bonus spins. I would probably show it in the form of an exploding wild, where non-paying positions changed to this Brady Bunch kind of matrix.
I've never given 2 seconds of thought to slot machine math. Are each of these squares independent? Or is there some legacy of a "reel" where they aren't truly independent, but are series of images on a strip?
Also, are there no decision points? Just a single "spin"? It seems that while highly optimized libraries concerning poker hands aren't useful here, with no decision points, you could get potentially get a value through simulation rather than combinatorial optimization. Maybe casinos wouldn't go for this.