DE3915655A1 - Coin operated entertainment gaming machine with jackpot level display - has random generator determining increase in jack pot when winding symbol combination is detected - Google Patents

Coin operated entertainment gaming machine with jackpot level display - has random generator determining increase in jack pot when winding symbol combination is detected

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DE3915655A1
DE3915655A1 DE19893915655 DE3915655A DE3915655A1 DE 3915655 A1 DE3915655 A1 DE 3915655A1 DE 19893915655 DE19893915655 DE 19893915655 DE 3915655 A DE3915655 A DE 3915655A DE 3915655 A1 DE3915655 A1 DE 3915655A1
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G07CHECKING-DEVICES
    • G07FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
    • G07F17/00Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services
    • G07F17/32Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports or amusements, e.g. casino games, online gambling or betting
    • G07F17/3244Payment aspects of a gaming system, e.g. payment schemes, setting payout ratio, bonus or consolation prizes
    • G07F17/3258Cumulative reward schemes, e.g. jackpots

Abstract

The jackpot display of the entertainments machine is increased when the stationary symbol carrying roller body shows a winning symbol combination. A game control unit contains a random generator. The increase in the jackpot is dependent on chance. A win detector feeds a warning signal to the random generator when the winning symbol combination is detected. The generator determines the jackpot increase is indicated by the display which is activated by the controller via an input/output unit. ADVANTAGE - Stimulation and expectation.

Description

Die Erfindung bezieht sich auf ein münzbetätigtes Unter haltungsgerät mit einer aus Anzeigeelementen gebildeten Einrichtung zur Darstellung und Anzeige des Füllstands eines Jackpots gemäß dem Oberbegriff des Patentanspruchs 1. The invention relates to a coin-operated entertainment machine having a display elements formed from means for displaying and indication of the level of a jackpot according to the preamble of claim 1.

Münzbetätigte Unterhaltungsgeräte mit Gewinnmöglichkeit umfassen eine Symbol-Spieleinrichtung, deren angezeigte Symbole beim Stillstand im Sichtfenster eine Symbolkombi nation bilden. Coin-operated entertainment machines with winning options include a symbol playing device, make the icons displayed at a standstill in the window a symbol combi nation. Werden nach dem Gewinnplan vorgegebene Symbolkombinationen erzielt, so wird entsprechend eines der Symbolkombination zugeordneten Wertes ein Jackpot gefüllt. Be predetermined symbol combinations obtained after the winnings plan, a jackpot is filled according to one of the symbol combination associated value. Von Nachteil ist jedoch dabei, daß voraussehbar ist, wieviele Jackpot-Gewinne noch benötigt werden, bis dieser gewährt wird, da das angestrebte Punkteziel und der jeweilige Punktezuwachs für jeden Jackpot-Gewinn bekannt ist. However, the disadvantage is that it is foreseeable how many jackpot wins are still needed until it is granted because the intended target points and the respective points increase for each jackpot win is known.

Aufgabe der Erfindung ist es, mit der Ausspielung von Zusatzgewinnen dem Spieler eine weitergehende reizvollere und spannendere Unterhaltung beim Spielen zu bieten. Object of the invention is to provide them with the playout of additional profits the player a further appeal and exciting entertainment while playing.

Erfindungsgemäß wird diese Aufgabe durch die kennzeich nenden Merkmale des Patentanspruchs 1 gelöst. According to the invention this object is achieved by the characterizing features of nenden claim 1.

Weitere Merkmale der Erfindung beinhalten die Unteran sprüche. Further features of the invention include Unteran claims.

Das erfindungsgemäße Unterhaltungsgerät weist den Vorteil auf, daß ein einlaufender den Jackpot auffüllender Gewinn von Ausspielung zu Ausspielung in seiner Größe sich ver ändert, so daß im vorhinein nicht bestimmbar ist, nach wievielen Jackpot-Gewinnen der Jackpot gewährt wird. The entertainment device of the invention has the advantage that an incoming the jackpot auffüllender profit of playout to playout changes ver in size, so that from the outset can not be determined, will be granted after how many jackpot winning the jackpot. Durch dieses neue Spielelement wird der ansonsten mono tone Spielablauf unterbrochen und mehr Abwechselung ins Geschehen gebracht, durch das die Spielspannung und eine immer wiederholende Erwartungshaltung der Ausspielung entgegengebracht wird. This new game element of the otherwise mono tone gameplay is interrupted and put more variety into the action by which the gaming thrill and an increasingly repetitive expectations of the playout is placed in.

Ein erfindungsgemäßes Ausführungsbeispiel ist als Block schaltbild in der Zeichnung dargestellt. An embodiment of this invention is as a block diagram shown in the drawing.

Das Blockschaltbild 1 umfaßt die zum Verständnis der Erfindung notwendigen Teile eines nicht näher dargestellten münzbetätigten Unterhaltungsgerätes. The block diagram 1 comprises the features necessary for understanding the invention, parts of a non-illustrated coin-operated entertainment machine. Eine Steuereinheit 2 des Unterhaltungsgerätes umfaßt einen Mikrocomputer 3 und eine Steuereinrichtung 4 , für die nicht näher dar gestellten Antriebsmotore der z. Drive motors for the control unit 2 of the entertainment device comprises a microcomputer 3 and a control device 4 for the unspecified is provided. B. scheibenförmigen Umlaufkörper 5 bis 7 einer Symbol- Spieleinrichtung 8 . B. disc-shaped revolving member 5 to 7 a symbol playing means. 8 Der Mikrocomputer 3 umfaßt eine Zentraleinheit, Festwert speicher, Betriebsdatenspeicher, einen Zufallsgenerator 9 , eine Ein-/Ausgabe-Einheit 10 bildende Schnittstelle für Peripherie-Einheiten, wie Bedienelemente 11 , Leucht organe des Unterhaltungsgerätes, Anzeigemittel für den Münzgewinn- und Sonderspielspeicher sowie die Anzeige mittel des Spieleinsatzes des Spielers und des Jackpots 12 , welcher aus mehreren durchscheinend beleuchtbaren Anzeigefeldern gebildet ist. The microcomputer 3 includes a central processing unit, read only memory, operating data storage, a random number generator 9, an input / output unit 10 visual interface for peripheral devices, such as controls 11, luminous bodies of the entertainment device, display means for Münzgewinn- and special game storage and display medium of the stake of the player and the jackpot 12, which is formed of several translucent illuminable display fields.

Eine Versorgungseinheit 13 übernimmt die Spannungsversor gung des gesamten Unterhaltungsgerätes. A supply unit 13 assumes the Voltage supply of the entire entertainment device. Von einem Netz transformator werden die erforderlichen Spannungen ab geleitet, gleichgerichtet und den verschiedenen Baugruppen zur Verfügung gestellt. the required voltages are transformer from a network headed off rectified and made available to the various assemblies. Den scheibenförmigen Umlaufkörpern 5 bis 7 der Symbol-Spieleinrichtung 8 sind Positions erkenner 14 zugeordnet, die mit der Steuereinrichtung 4 für die Antriebsmotore in Wirkverbindung stehen. The disk-shaped turning bodies 5 to 7 of the symbol playing device 8 position are assigned to recognizer 14 which communicate with the control device 4 for the drive motors operatively connected.

Zu Beginn eines jeden Spiels werden von einem Zufalls generator 9 des Mikrocomputers 3 die einzelnen Rastposi tionen der Umlaufkörper 5 bis 7 ermittelt und der Steuer einrichtung 4 für die Antriebsmotore und einer Einrichtung 15 zur Gewinnermittlung zugeführt. At the beginning of each game of the revolving body 5 to 7 are of a random generator 9 of the microcomputer 3, the individual catch-items is determined and the control device 4 for the drive motors, and a device 15 supplied to the calculation of profits. Diese Einrichtung ist Bestandteil des Mikrocomputers 3 und beinhaltet den Gewinnplan des Unterhaltungsgerätes. This device is part of the microcomputer 3 and includes the gain diagram of the entertainment device.

Sind beim Stillstand der Umlaufkörper 5 bis 7 in den den Umlaufkörper zugeordneten Sichtfenstern eine gewinn bringende mit dem Gewinnplan übereinstimmende Symbolkombi nation sichtbar, so wird von einem ausgangsseitigen Ge währssignal der Einrichtung 15 zur Gewinnermittlung ein weiterer Zufallsgenerator 16 des Mikrocomputers 3 ange lassen, mit dem der Zuwachs des Jackpots ermittelt wird. Are at standstill of the revolving body 5 to 7 in the circulation body associated viewing windows a winning matching with the gain schedule icon combi nation visible, is of an output-side Ge währssignal the means 15 for calculating the profit another random blank 16 of the microcomputer 3 is with which the growth of the jackpot is determined. Aus einem vorgegebenen Wertebereich zB von 1 bis 10, wird mit dem Zufallsgenerator 16 eine Ziffer ermittelt. From a predefined value range for example from 1 to 10, a number is determined by the random sixteenth Die ermittelte Ziffer entspricht dem Jackpotzuwachs in Form von zuschaltbaren Anzeigemitteln der entsprechenden Anzeigefelder des Jackpots. The numeral corresponding to the detected increase jackpot in the form of switchable display means of the respective display fields of the jackpot. Von der Steuereinheit 2 werden unter Vermittlung der Ein-Ausgabe-Einheit 10 die ent sprechenden zu einer Lampenmatrix zusammengefaßten Anzeige mittel der Anzeigefelder des Jackpots zB A aktiviert. From the control unit 2, the ent speaking combined to form a lamp matrix display are activated, for example, medium A of the display fields of the jackpot through the intermediary of the input-output unit 10th

Sind alle Leuchtorgane des Jackpots erleuchtet, so wird der dem Jackpot zugeordnete Gewinn gewährt, indem von der Steuereinheit 2 Auszahlmagnete einer nicht näher dargestellten Münzeinheit des Unterhaltungsgerätes ange steuert werden. Are all illuminated light organs of the jackpot, the jackpot win is assigned to the grants, are controlled by the control unit 2 attached by a Auszahlmagnete coin unit of the entertainment device, not shown. Nach erfolgter Gewährung des dem Jackpot zugeordneten Gewinns wird die Stromzuführung zu den Leucht organen des Jackpots unterbrochen und dieser somit in die Ausgangsstellung zurückgesetzt. After granting assigned to the jackpot prize, the power supply is interrupted to the light organs of the jackpot and that therefore in the preset settings.

In einer weiteren Ausgestaltung der Erfindung umfaßt das Unterhaltungsgerät mehrere Jackpots A - D , die jeweils aus mehreren durchscheinend beleuchtbaren Anzeigefeldern gebildet sind, denen Anzeigemittel zugeordnet sind, die zu einer Lampenmatrix zusammengefaßt werden. In a further embodiment of the invention, the entertainment device comprises a plurality of jackpots A - D, which are each formed of several translucent illuminable display fields which are associated with display means which are combined to form a lamp matrix.

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1. Münzbetätigtes Unterhaltungsgerät mit einer aus An zeigenelementen gebildeten Einrichtung zur Darstellung und Anzeige des Füllstandes eines Jackpots, der erhöht wird, wenn die stillgesetzten symboltragenden Umlaufkörper einer Symbol-Spieleinrichtung eine mit dem Gewinnplan übereinstimmende Symbolkombination anzeigen, und mit einer den Spielablauf steuernden einen Zufallsgenerator umfassenden Steuereinheit, dadurch gekennzeichnet, daß der Zuwachs des Jackpots ( 12 ) zufallsabhängig ermit telt wird. 1. Coin-operated entertainment device with a show elements made of formed means for displaying and display the level of a jackpot that is incremented when the stopped symbol-bearing Recirculating a symbol playing means to display a matching with the profit plan symbol combination, and with a gameplay controlling a random number generator comprising control unit, characterized in that the growth of the jackpot (12) is a function of chance ermit telt.
2. Münzbetätigtes Unterhaltungsgerät nach Anspruch 1, dadurch gekennzeichnet, daß die Steuereinrichtung ( 2 ) eine Einrichtung ( 15 ) zur Gewinnermittlung umfaßt, die bei einer von den stillge setzten Umlaufkörpern ( 5 bis 7 ) dargestellten mit dem Gewinnplan übereinstimmenden Symbolkombination ein Gewährs signal einem Zufallsgenerator ( 16 ) zuführt, von dem ein Jackpotzuwachs ermittelt wird, der mit Anzeigemitteln ( 12 ) dargestellt wird, die von der Steuereinheit ( 2 ) unter Vermittlung der Ein-Ausgabe-Einheit ( 10 ) aktiviert werden. 2. Coin-operated entertainment apparatus according to claim 1, characterized in that the control device (2) comprises means (15) for calculating the profit that at a set of the stillge revolving members (5 to 7) shown coinciding with the profit plan symbol combination signal a Gewährs a random (16) supplies, of which a jackpot growth is presented with display means (12) is determined, which are by the control unit (2) is activated through the intermediary of the input-output unit (10).
3. Münzbetätigtes Unterhaltungsgerät nach den Ansprüchen 1 und 2, dadurch gekennzeichnet, daß das Unterhaltungsgerät voneinander unabhängige Jack pots A - D aufweist, denen jeweils mindestens eine Symbol kombination zugeordnet ist, die mit den stillgesetzten symboltragenden Umlaufkörpern erzielbar ist. 3. Coin-operated entertainment apparatus according to claims 1 and 2, characterized in that the entertainment device independent Jack pots A - D comprises, which is in each combination of at least one symbol allocated to that achievable with the stopped symbol-bearing revolving members.
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