The invention is directed to a gaming machine and method of providing a game. The game machine comprises a display and a controller. The display is configured to display a plurality of symbol positions displayed in a grid. The controller is configured to: initiate a game and define an initial result, the initial result including a symbol in each of the symbol positions within the grid; detect a trigger condition, the trigger condition being a collection of the same symbol within every position of the grid along a first axis; determine at least one adjacent axis from the first axis as a function of predetermined criteria; and copy the same symbol into at least one predetermined position along the adjacent axis.
Stephan J. Lemmer; David R. Chambers