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JP2004065378A
JP2004065378A JP2002225993A JP2002225993A JP2004065378A JP 2004065378 A JP2004065378 A JP 2004065378A JP 2002225993 A JP2002225993 A JP 2002225993A JP 2002225993 A JP2002225993 A JP 2002225993A JP 2004065378 A JP2004065378 A JP 2004065378A
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Tomoya Hirano
Takanori Yamaka
山佳 孝典
平野 智也
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Fuji Shoji:Kk
株式会社藤商事
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<P>PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a pinball game machine capable of enhancing a player's consciousness of being participating in a game by allowing the player to actively operate the game, and making the game more interesting. <P>SOLUTION: The pinball game machine comprises a symbol display means 35 for variably displaying game symbols according to a prescribed variation pattern related to a prescribed game operation, a profit state providing means 58 for providing the profit state advantageous to a player when the stopped symbols after the variation are displayed in a predetermined jackpot mode in the symbol display means 35, and presentation control means 42-44 for executing prescribed presentation control related to the variation of game symbols in the symbol display means 35. The pachinko game machine also has an operation means 14 for the outside operation effective during a prescribed period of the variation of game symbols when a prescribed condition is established, and a presentation content changing means 65 for changing the contents of the presentation control by the presentation control means 42-44 based on the operation situation of the operation means 14. <P>COPYRIGHT: (C)2004,JPO

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[0001]
TECHNICAL FIELD OF THE INVENTION
The present invention relates to a ball and ball game machine such as a pachinko machine and an arrange ball machine.
[0002]
[Prior art]
For example, in a ball game machine such as a pachinko machine, a predetermined game operation, for example, a game symbol is variably displayed in accordance with a predetermined fluctuation pattern in relation to a symbol starting means detecting a game ball, and a stop symbol after the fluctuation is displayed. Generally, when a predetermined combination is established, a profit state advantageous to the player, such as opening the big winning means, is generated.
[0003]
By the way, in this type of ball game machine, the player can only arbitrarily adjust the firing timing of the game ball and its firing strength by operating the firing handle, and the game state and the effect contents are basically The game is performed based only on the lottery result on the gaming machine side, so the operation of the player during the game is extremely monotonous, and the player's involvement in the game tends to be low, increasing the interest of the player for a long time. There was a drawback that could not be attracted.
[0004]
Therefore, for example, an operation means such as an operation button which can be operated externally is provided on the main body of the gaming machine, and a predetermined effect such as a notice of a jackpot is provided based on the operation of the operation means by the player. By doing so, it is considered that the player's awareness of participation in the game is raised and the interest is increased.
[0005]
[Problems to be solved by the invention]
However, when performing a predetermined effect simply based on whether or not the player has operated the operation means, the player receives an impression that the player is simply operated, and conversely loses interest in the game. It could be a thing.
[0006]
In view of such conventional problems, the present invention enables a player to perform a more active operation, increases the player's awareness of participation in a game, and can increase interest. It is intended to provide a ball-and-ball game machine.
[0007]
[Means for Solving the Problems]
In the present invention, a symbol display means 35 for variably displaying a game symbol in accordance with a predetermined variation pattern in relation to a predetermined game operation, and a stop symbol after the symbol display means 35 is changed have a predetermined jackpot mode. In this case, a profit state generating means 58 for generating a profit state advantageous to the player, and effect control means 42, 43, 44 for performing predetermined effect control in relation to the fluctuation of the game symbol by the symbol display means 35 are provided. In the ball-and-ball game machine provided, when the predetermined condition is satisfied, the externally operable operation means 14 which is effective during a predetermined period during which the game symbol is changed, and an operation state of the operation means 14 during the predetermined period And an effect content changing means 65 for changing the effect control effect of the effect control means 42, 43, 44 based on the effect.
[0008]
BEST MODE FOR CARRYING OUT THE INVENTION
Hereinafter, embodiments of the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the drawings. 1 to 11 illustrate a first embodiment in which the present invention is applied to a pachinko machine. In FIG. 1, reference numeral 1 denotes a game machine main body, which includes a rectangular outer frame 2 and a front frame 3 pivotally attached to the front side of the outer frame 2 so as to be freely opened and closed. 4 is a glass door, 5 is a front plate, these are arranged vertically corresponding to the window hole 6 of the front frame 3, and are pivotally supported by the front frame 3 so that opening and closing are possible.
[0009]
Reference numeral 7 denotes an upper plate for storing game balls for firing, which is mounted on the front side of the front plate 5 and is covered by an upper plate cover 8. The upper plate cover 8 is formed with, for example, a slit-shaped sound output section 8a for outputting sound from the sound output means 9 such as a speaker to the front side.
[0010]
Reference numeral 10 denotes a lower plate for storing surplus spheres and the like, which is disposed below the front plate 5 in front of the front frame 3 and covered by a lower plate cover 11. On one side of the lower plate 10, for example, on the right side, a firing handle 13 of the firing means 12 is provided in a protruding manner on the front side of the front frame 3.
[0011]
At a predetermined position of the front plate 5, for example, on the front side of the upper plate cover 8, for example, a push button type operation means 14 is provided. As shown in FIG. 3, the operation means 14 includes a substantially cylindrical case body 15 arranged in the front-rear direction, an operation button 16 fitted to the front inside the case body 15 slidably in the front-rear direction, An urging means 17 such as a coil spring is disposed in the case body 15 and elastically urges the operation button 16 forward, and an operation board 18 is arranged on the rear side of the case body 15.
[0012]
On the front side of the operation board 18, for example, a light emitting unit 19 such as an LED that is turned on during an operation valid period during which the operation of the operation unit 14 is valid, and the operation of the operation unit 14, that is, the operation button 16 is pressed. An operation detecting means 20 including a substantially U-shaped proximity switch or the like for detecting the position is mounted inside the case body 15 and behind the operation button 16.
[0013]
At least a part of the operation button 16 on the front side is formed of a translucent synthetic resin or the like, and emits light when the light emitting means 19 on the rear side is turned on to notify the player that the operation is in effect. It is supposed to. A rearward projection 16a is provided integrally, for example, on the rear side of the operation button 16. When the operation button 16 is pressed against the urging means 17 during the operation valid period, the projection is provided. 16a moves rearward and is detected by the operation detecting means 20 including a proximity switch or the like.
[0014]
Reference numeral 21 denotes a game board, which is detachably mounted on the back side of the front frame 3 so as to correspond to the window hole 6 of the front frame 3. As shown in FIG. 2, a guide rail 22 for guiding a game ball fired from the firing means 12 is mounted on the game board 21 in an annular shape, and is variably displayed in a game area 23 inside the guide rail 22. Various game components such as a means 24, a normal symbol starting means 25, a special symbol starting means 26, a large winning means 27, a normal winning means 28 and the like are arranged.
[0015]
The variable display means 24 includes a display case 29 mounted on the game board 21 from the front side, and a variable display unit 30 of, for example, a liquid crystal type arranged substantially at the center of the display case 29. The display case 29 is provided with a normal symbol display means 31, a normal reserved number display means 32, a special reserved number display means 33, a lamp means 34 and the like. The variable display section 30 constitutes special symbol display means (symbol display means) 35.
[0016]
The ordinary symbol display means 31 is constituted by one or a plurality of, for example, 7-segment display means capable of variably displaying one ordinary symbol. Is detected, the normal symbol fluctuates for a predetermined period of time by random number control or the like, and stops in a hit mode (a predetermined type of symbol) or in any other out mode.
[0017]
Note that, as the normal symbol, a numeral symbol, an alphabet symbol, a character symbol, and other appropriate game symbols can be used. In this embodiment, numeral symbols from “0” to “9” are used. When the ordinary symbol starting means 25 detects a game ball during the variable display of the ordinary symbol display means 31, the detected number (ordinary reserved number) is stored up to a predetermined number, for example, four, and The ordinary reserved number display means 32 displays the ordinary reserved number and notifies the player of the ordinary reserved number at that time.
[0018]
The special symbol starting means 26 is constituted by a variable actuation type electric tulip or the like having a pair of left and right opening / closing claws 26a that can be opened and closed, and when the stopped symbol after the fluctuation of the ordinary symbol display means 31 becomes a hit mode. The opening / closing claw 26a operates in an open state for a predetermined time.
[0019]
The special symbol display means 35 is configured to be able to variably display one or a plurality of, for example, three special symbols (game symbols) in the left-right direction together with, for example, a character or other effect image. Is detected, the special symbols are fluctuated for a predetermined time based on random number control, and are stopped, for example, in a predetermined order such as left, right, and middle, or simultaneously.
[0020]
The special symbol fluctuates in a predetermined fluctuation pattern such as scrolling up and down or left and right when the fluctuation occurs, and after the fluctuation, the big hit mode (for example, all the special symbols are the same) or other deviating mode (for example, the special pattern) Stop at a different symbol).
[0021]
Note that, as the special symbol, a numeric symbol, an alphabet symbol, a character symbol, and other game symbols can be appropriately used. In this embodiment, numeral symbols from “0” to “9” are used. In addition, there are special jackpot modes and special jackpot modes in the special symbol jackpot mode. A jackpot mode using an odd-numbered symbol such as “3.3.3” or “7.7.7” is a special jackpot mode, “2.2”. The jackpot mode with even symbols such as "2" and "6.6.6" is usually the jackpot mode.
[0022]
When the special symbol starting means 26 detects a game ball during the variable display of the special symbol display means 35, the detected number (special reserved number) is stored up to a predetermined number, for example, up to four. The special reserved number display means 33 displays the special reserved number and notifies the player of the special reserved number at that time.
[0023]
The special winning means 27 is a variable operation type having an opening / closing plate 27a which opens and closes around the lower horizontal axis, and based on the fact that the special symbol after the change of the special symbol display means 35 becomes a big hit mode. When one profit state occurs, the opening / closing plate 27a is opened to the front side for a predetermined time so that the game balls falling thereon can win a prize. The inside of the special winning means 27 is divided into a plurality of passages such as three passages, and a part of the passages is a specific area 37.
[0024]
The special winning means 27 closes the opening and closing plate 27a on condition that a predetermined time (for example, 30 seconds) has elapsed since the opening, or that a predetermined number (for example, 10) of game balls wins within the predetermined time, The opening / closing operation is repeated up to a predetermined number of times (for example, 16 times) on condition that the game ball passes through the specific area 37.
[0025]
FIG. 4 is a block diagram for control. In FIG. 4, reference numeral 41 denotes a main control board. The main control board 41 includes a variable display means 24 mounted on the game board 21 and a back side of a back cover that collectively covers a plurality of other game components from the back side. , The game machine main body 1 including the front frame 3 and the game board 21 are housed in a board case detachably mounted at an appropriate position on the back side of the game machine main body 1.
[0026]
42 is a lamp control board (effect control means), 43 is a symbol control board (effect control means), 44 is an audio control board (effect control means). It is housed in a board case detachably mounted on an appropriate place on the back side of the game machine main body 1 including the front frame 3 and the game board 21, such as the back side.
[0027]
In the present embodiment, the main control board 41 and the lamp control board 42, the lamp control board 42 and the symbol control board 43, and the lamp control board 42 and the voice control board 44 are connected in one direction so as to be capable of one-way communication. Have been. The operating means 14 is connected to the lamp control board 42.
[0028]
The main control board 41 is mainly for controlling a game operation on the game board 21 side, and includes a first lottery means 51, a first determination means 52, a first profit state generating means 53, a second lottery means 54, 2 determining means 55, stop symbol mode selecting means 56, fluctuation pattern selecting means 57, second profit state generating means (profit state generating means) 58, special game state generating means 59, control command transmitting means 60, and the like. It is composed of electronic components such as ROM and RAM.
[0029]
The first lottery means 51 generates a predetermined number of random numbers in accordance with the probability, such as generating ten random numbers from 0 to 9 when the probability that the ordinary symbol after the change becomes a hit mode is 1/10, for example. A numerical value is generated, and one of the random numbers is randomly selected on condition that the symbol starting means 25 detects a game ball.
[0030]
The first determination means 52 determines whether or not the changed ordinary symbol is a winning mode based on the random number value of the lottery in the first lottery means 51, that is, a first profit state in which the special symbol starting means 26 is opened. It is for determining whether or not to generate, and it is determined whether or not the random number value drawn by the first lottery means 51 matches a predetermined hit state determination value. The determination result of the hitting mode, if not coincident, outputs the determination result of the off mode, and based on the determination result, displays the normal symbol of the ordinary symbol display means 31 for a predetermined time and displays it with a predetermined stop symbol. A normal symbol variation control command is transmitted to the symbol control board 43 via the control command transmitting means 60 so as to stop.
[0031]
The first profit state generating means 53 opens and closes the special symbol starting means 26 when the result of the determination by the first determining means 52 is a winning mode determination, and when the ordinary symbol after the fluctuation of the ordinary symbol displaying means 31 becomes the winning mode. This is to generate a first profit state in which 26a is opened for a predetermined time.
[0032]
The second lottery means 54 generates a predetermined number of random numbers in accordance with the probability, such as generating 300 random numbers from 0 to 299 when the probability that the special symbol after the change becomes the big hit mode is 1/300, for example. Numerical values are generated, and one of the random numbers is randomly selected on condition that the special symbol starting means 26 detects a game ball.
[0033]
The second judging means 55 determines whether or not the changed special symbol is a big hit mode based on the random number value of the lottery means 54, that is, generates a second profit state in which the special winning means 27 is opened. It is for determining whether or not the random number value drawn by the second lottery means 54 is equal to a predetermined jackpot mode determination value. When the determination results of the modes do not match, the determination results of the out-of-way mode are respectively output.
[0034]
The stop symbol mode selection means 56 is for selecting a stop symbol mode after the change of the special symbol display module 35, and a plurality of types (10 types) when the determination result of the second determination module 55 is a big hit mode determination. One of the jackpot modes is selected, and when the result of the determination by the second determination means 55 is other than the jackpot mode determination, one of the multiple types of out modes is selected by random number lottery.
[0035]
The variation pattern selection means 57 selects one of the plurality of variation patterns by random lottery based on at least one of the determination result of the second determination means 55 and the selection result of the stop symbol mode selection means 56. It is for choosing.
[0036]
As the variation patterns that can be selected by the variation pattern selection means 57, for example, as shown in FIG. 5, the variation pattern A without reach, the variation pattern B to D for the first to third reach, and the variation of the first to third jackpot. Many types such as patterns E to G are prepared in advance.
[0037]
The reach-less departure variation pattern A is a departure mode without passing through the reach state, the first to third departure departure variation patterns B to D are departure modes via the reach state, the first to third departure variation patterns The three-reach jackpot variation patterns EG are variation patterns that form a jackpot mode via the reach state, and include a first-reach variation pattern B, a first-reach jackpot variation pattern E, a second-reach variation pattern C, and a second reach. The jackpot variation pattern F, the third out-of-reach variation pattern D, and the third reach jackpot variation pattern G have the same type of variation display content.
[0038]
That is, when the determination result of the second determination unit 55 is the big hit mode determination, the variation pattern selection unit 57 selects one of the plurality of types of variation patterns E to G corresponding to the big hit mode, One of the plurality of types of variation patterns A to D corresponding to the departure mode is selected by random number lottery.
[0039]
The second profit state generating means 58 is based on the fact that the result of the determination by the second determining means 55 is a jackpot determination, and the stop symbol after the change of the special symbol display means 35 is a jackpot mode, and the second profit state generating means 58 is advantageous to the player. A profit state is generated. In the second profit state, the opening and closing plate 27a of the special winning means 27 is opened to the front side, so that a game ball can be easily won.
[0040]
The special winning means 27 closes the opening / closing plate 27a at the time when a predetermined time (for example, 30 seconds) elapses from the opening or when a predetermined number (for example, 10) of game balls wins by that time. When the winning game ball passes through the specific area 37, the opening / closing plate 27a is opened again, and the opening / closing operation is repeated up to a predetermined number of times (for example, 16 times).
[0041]
The special game state generating means 59 is for generating a special game state that is advantageous to the player after the end (or after the generation) of the second profit state, and the second determination means 55 determines that the state is the big hit mode. The stop symbol mode selecting means 56 selects a special jackpot mode from a plurality of (10) jackpot modes, and ends the second profit state on condition that the special symbol after the change becomes the special jackpot mode. Later, the probability that the special symbol becomes a jackpot mode is changed from a normal probability state (for example, a low probability of 1/300) to a high probability state (for example, about 1/60), and the special symbol generated by the first profit state generating means 53. The opening time of the opening / closing claw 26a of the starting means 26 is changed to an extended opening time longer than the normal opening time.
[0042]
The special game state generating means 59 increases the number of the big hit mode determination values of the second determining means 55 in the high probability state to increase the probability of occurrence of the big hit mode.
[0043]
The special game state generating means 59 is provided after the start of the special game state, when the special symbol is in the normal jackpot mode and the next second profit state is generated, or when the special symbol fluctuates by a predetermined number of times by then. For example, the probability of occurrence of the jackpot mode is returned from the high probability to the normal probability (low probability) to end the special game state.
[0044]
The control command transmitting means 60 is for transmitting a predetermined control command to the sub-control board side such as the lamp control board 42, the symbol control board 43, and the voice control board 44 by one-way communication. A function of transmitting a normal symbol variation control command to the symbol control board 43 based on the determination result of the first determination unit 52 based on the detection of the game ball, and the special symbol starting unit 26 detecting the game ball. A variation pattern command based on the variation pattern selected by the variation pattern selection means 57, a stop symbol aspect command based on the stop symbol aspect selected by the stop symbol aspect selection means 56, and a variation stop for instructing a special symbol to stop variation. Command and other special symbol fluctuation control commands at a predetermined timing, a lamp control board 42, a symbol control board 43, a voice control board 4 And it has a function for transmitting to.
[0045]
In this embodiment, since the main control board 41, the lamp control board 42, and the symbol control board 43 are connected in series, all commands from the main control board 41 to the symbol control board 43 are transmitted via the lamp control board 42. Is done.
[0046]
The lamp control board 42 performs light emission control of the lamp unit 34, the light emitting unit 19, and the like, control based on operation input of the operation unit 14, and the like. The control command transmission / reception unit 61, the operation effective lottery unit 62, the notification control unit 63, It includes an operation number counting unit 64, a rendering content changing unit 65, a light emission pattern storage unit 66, a lamp control unit 67, and the like, and is configured by electronic components such as a CPU, a ROM, and a RAM.
[0047]
The control command transmission / reception unit 61 transmits and receives a control command. The control command transmission / reception unit 61 has a function of receiving a control command from the control command transmission unit 60 on the main control board 41 side. A function of transmitting the data of the voice control board 44 to the symbol control board 43 and the voice control board 44 based on the operation status of the operation means 14 and the like, and an operation valid period start command based on the lottery result by the operation valid lottery means 62 Is transmitted to the symbol control board 43 side, and the effect content transmission command is transmitted to the symbol control board 43 side and the voice control board 44 side based on the control of the effect content changing means 65.
[0048]
The operation valid lottery means 62 selects whether or not the operation of the operation means 14 is valid, and the fluctuation pattern designated by the fluctuation pattern command from the main control board 41 is any of the reach fluctuation patterns B to G. In this case, the operation is performed to determine whether or not the operation of the operation means 14 is made valid by random number lottery.
[0049]
The notification control means 63 controls the light emission of the light emitting means 19 in order to notify the player that the operation of the operation means 14 is in the effective operation period. The operation effective lottery means 62 controls the operation of the operation means 14. When a lottery for validating is performed (an example of a case where a predetermined condition is satisfied), the light emitting unit 19 of the operating unit 14 is caused to emit light during a predetermined period (during an operation valid period) while the special symbol is changing. Thus, it is notified that the operation of the operation means 14 is effective.
[0050]
In the present embodiment, the operation validity period is set to a predetermined time period (for example, 3 seconds) from the occurrence of the reach state as shown in FIG. Of course, the operation validity period is actually valid when the operation valid lottery means 62 performs a lottery to validate the operation of the operation means 14. At the start of the operation valid period, an operation valid period start command is transmitted to the symbol control board 43 via the control command transmitting / receiving means 61.
[0051]
The operation number counting unit 64 counts the number of operations of the operation unit 14 during the operation valid period, and counts a detection signal output from the operation detecting unit 20 from the start of the operation valid period to the end thereof. By doing so, the number of operations of the operation means 14 is counted.
[0052]
The effect content changing unit 65 changes the effect control content according to the count value of the operation number counting unit 64, that is, the number of times the operation unit 14 is operated during the operation valid period (an example of the operation state of the operation unit during the predetermined period). For example, a variation pattern (hereinafter, referred to as a partial variation pattern) of a variation pattern (hereinafter, referred to as a variation state change period) in the variation pattern selected by the variation pattern selection unit 57 is changed according to the count value of the operation number counting unit 64. The pattern is changed to a different partial variation pattern.
[0053]
In the present embodiment, as shown in FIG. 5, the period from the end of the operation valid period to the stop of the fluctuation in each of the reach fluctuation patterns B to G is defined as the fluctuation state change period.
[0054]
As shown in FIG. 6, for example, as shown in FIG. 6, a plurality of types of partial change patterns corresponding to the change state change period are prepared for each of the reach change patterns B to G according to the count value of the operation number counting unit 64. The partial variation patterns B0 to G0 for the count value 0 by the operation number counting means 64, the partial variation patterns B1 to G1 for the count values 1 to 5, and the partial variation patterns B2 to G2 for the count values 6 to 10. However, partial variation patterns B3 to G3 are provided for the count value 11 or more. If the operation of the operation unit 14 is not effective, for example, the partial variation patterns B0 to G0 corresponding to the count value 0 by the operation number counting unit 64 are used.
[0055]
For example, each partial variation pattern performs a variation such that the larger the count value of the operation number counting unit 64, the greater the expectation of the jackpot mode becomes, for example, other than the partial variation patterns B0 to G0. In the partial variation pattern, the middle symbol is configured to change its variation direction one or more times in the vicinity of the same symbol as the left and right symbols. When changing the direction of movement of the middle symbol (special symbol), a character performing an operation of changing the movement of the middle symbol (variation display mode) is displayed on the special symbol display means 35 together with the special symbol. It is designed to produce special symbols. The change in the fluctuation direction of the middle symbol is an example of the change in the fluctuation display mode of the game symbol.
[0056]
Note that the variation times of all the partial variation patterns corresponding to the same variation pattern are the same, and the overall variation time of each variation pattern does not change regardless of which partial variation pattern is used.
[0057]
7 to 10 schematically show the partial variation patterns B0 to B3 and the partial variation patterns E0 to E3 by comparing them. 7 to 10, the partial variation patterns B0 to B3 are in the departure mode “7.8.7”, and the partial variation patterns E0 to E3 are in the big hit mode “7.7.7”. Is exemplified.
[0058]
In the partial variation patterns B0 and E0, the middle symbol consistently fluctuates in a predetermined direction (downward) to the end and finally stops at "8" and "7" (FIG. 7), and in the partial variation patterns B1 and E1. Before stopping the change of the middle symbol, the direction of the change is changed once from a predetermined direction (downward) to another direction (upward) and finally stopped at "8" and "7" (FIG. 8), and the partial change In the patterns B2 and E2, before the fluctuation of the middle symbol is stopped, the direction of the fluctuation is changed twice from a predetermined direction (downward) and finally stopped at “8” and “7” after the downward fluctuation (FIG. 9). In the partial variation patterns B3 and E3, the variation direction is changed three times from a predetermined direction (downward) before the variation of the middle symbol stops, and finally stops at "8" and "7" after the upward variation (FIG. 10). )
[0059]
In the partial variation patterns B1, E1, B2, E2, B3, and E3, when changing the variation direction of the middle symbol, the character of “Kappa” performing an operation of changing the movement of the middle symbol is displayed together with the special symbol. The special symbol is displayed on the special symbol display means 35 to effect the change of the special symbol.
[0060]
The partial variation patterns corresponding to the other variation patterns C, D, F, and G are configured in substantially the same manner as those shown in FIG. 7 to FIG. Different types of actions may be used, or different types of actions may be performed using the same character. Of course, the special symbols may be varied in different states.
[0061]
The effect content changing means 65 selects a partial variation pattern in accordance with the count value of the operation number counting means 64, outputs the selection result to the lamp control means 67, and the symbol control board 43 via the control command transmitting / receiving means 61. A command is transmitted to the voice control board 44 as a partial variation pattern command. Note that the selection result is transmitted when a partial variation pattern other than the partial variation patterns B0 to G0 is selected, that is, when a partial variation pattern different from the case where the operation of the operation unit 14 is not valid is selected. It may be performed only for.
[0062]
The light emission pattern storage means 66 stores light emission pattern data of the lamp means 34 and the like in advance, and stores various light emission pattern data corresponding to a game state. Regarding the light emission pattern during the change of the special symbol, light emission pattern data corresponding to each of the fluctuation patterns A to G and each of the partial fluctuation patterns B0 to B3, C0 to C3, and the like are stored.
[0063]
The lamp control means 67 controls the light emission of the lamp means 34 and the like, and causes the lamp means 34 and the like to emit light in a predetermined pattern according to the game state according to the light emission pattern data stored in the light emission pattern storage means 66. It has become. Also, the lamp control means 67 causes the lamp means 34 and the like to emit light in a light emission pattern corresponding to the change pattern of the special symbol during the change of the special symbol, and the effect content changing means during the change by the reach change patterns B to G. When a partial variation pattern other than the partial variation patterns B0 to G0 is selected in 65, the light emission pattern corresponding to the partial variation patterns B0 to G0 is switched to the light emission pattern corresponding to the selected partial variation pattern. ing.
[0064]
The symbol control board 43 is for performing display control of the ordinary symbol display means 31, the special symbol display means 35, and the like. The control command receiving means 71, the ordinary symbol control means 72, the variation pattern storage means 73, the special symbol control means (Symbol control means) 74 and the like, and are constituted by electronic components such as a CPU, a ROM, and a RAM.
[0065]
The control command receiving means 71 receives control commands from the main control board 41 side and the lamp control board 42 side.
[0066]
The ordinary symbol control means 72 controls the display of the ordinary symbol display means 31 and, under the condition that the ordinary symbol starting means 25 detects a game ball, the ordinary symbol fluctuation control command from the main control board 41 side. The normal symbol of the ordinary symbol display means 31 is changed for a predetermined time based on the predetermined time, and the ordinary symbol is stopped in the hit mode when the determination result of the first determination means 52 is the hit mode determination.
[0067]
The variation pattern storage means 73 stores variation pattern data of a special symbol in advance, and stores variation pattern data corresponding to each variation pattern A to G, each partial variation pattern B0 to B3, C0 to C3, and the like. ing.
[0068]
The special symbol control means 74 controls the display of the special symbol display means 35, and on the condition that the special symbol starting means 26 detects a game ball, the variation patterns A to G selected by the variation pattern selection means 57. The special symbol of the special symbol display means 35 is fluctuated for a predetermined time in accordance with the above, and is stopped in the stop symbol mode selected by the stop symbol mode selecting means 56.
[0069]
Further, when the operation valid period start command is received from the lamp control board 42 side, it indicates that the operation of the operation means 14 such as “Button Chance” has become effective together with the special symbol indicating the reach state. The character image and the like are displayed on the special symbol display means 35, for example, superimposed on the special symbol.
[0070]
Further, when a partial variation pattern other than the partial variation patterns B0 to G0 is selected by the effect content changing means 65 during variation by the reach variation patterns B to G, and a partial variation pattern command is received from the lamp control board 42 side, a special The symbol control means 74 switches the partial variation patterns B0 to G0 to the selected partial variation pattern and performs variable display.
[0071]
The voice control board 44 controls the voice output by the voice output unit 9 such as a speaker, and includes a control command receiving unit 81, a voice output pattern storage unit 82, a voice control unit 83, and the like, and includes a CPU, a ROM, and a RAM. And the like.
[0072]
The control command receiving means 81 receives control commands from the main control board 41 and the lamp control board 42.
[0073]
The voice output pattern storage means 82 stores various voice output pattern data according to the game state. As for the sound output pattern during the change of the special symbol, sound output pattern data corresponding to each of the change patterns A to G and each of the partial change patterns B0 to B3, C0 to C3, and the like are stored.
[0074]
The voice control means 83 controls the voice output of the voice output means 9, and outputs a predetermined voice from the voice output means 9 according to the game state according to the voice output pattern data stored in the voice output pattern storage means. It is designed to output. Also, the voice control unit 83 causes the voice output unit 9 to output a voice in a voice output pattern corresponding to the special symbol fluctuation pattern during the fluctuation of the special symbol, and directs the sound during the fluctuation by the reach fluctuation patterns BG. When a partial variation pattern other than the partial variation patterns B0 to G0 is selected by the content changing means 65, the audio output pattern corresponding to the partial variation pattern B0 to G0 is changed to an audio output pattern corresponding to the selected partial variation pattern. To switch to.
[0075]
Next, the operation of the pachinko machine will be described. When a game ball is fired by the firing means 12 during a game, the game ball enters the game area 23 via the guide rail 22 and then falls into the game area 23 to win a prize in the normal prize means 28 or the like. It falls downward while passing the symbol starting means 25.
[0076]
When the game ball passes through the ordinary symbol starting means 25 and the ordinary symbol starting means 25 detects the gaming ball, the first lottery means 51 randomly selects the generated random number value, and the first determination means 52 determines the random number value from the random number value. It is determined whether or not it is a hit mode. When the ordinary symbol starting means 25 detects a game ball during the variable display of the ordinary symbol display means 31, the random number value at that time is stored up to a predetermined number (for example, four), and the reserved random number is stored. The number is usually displayed on the reserved number display means 32.
[0077]
When the result of the determination by the first determining means 52 is output, the control command transmitting means 60 transmits a normal symbol variation control command to the symbol control board 43 via the lamp control board 42 based on the determination result. On the symbol control board 43 side, under the control of the ordinary symbol control means 72 based on the ordinary symbol change control command, after the ordinary symbol of the ordinary symbol display means 31 fluctuates for a predetermined time, the judgment result of the first judging means 52 hits. In the case of the determination, the stop is performed in a hit mode such as “7”, and in the case other than the hit mode determination, the operation is stopped in a deviated mode other than “7”.
[0078]
When the stop symbol after the change of the ordinary symbol becomes a hit state such as "7", the opening / closing claw 26a of the special symbol start means 26 is opened for a predetermined time under the control of the first profit state generating means 53, A game ball can be easily won in the special symbol starting means 26.
[0079]
When the open / close claw 34 of the special symbol starting means 24 is opened and the game ball wins, and when the special symbol starting means 24 detects the game ball, the second lottery means 47 selects the generated random number value, and the second determination means 48 Is determined based on the random number value of the lottery. When the special symbol starting means 26 detects a game ball during the fluctuation display of the special symbol display means 35, the random number value at that time is stored up to a predetermined number (for example, four), and the reserved random number is stored. The number is displayed on the special reserved number display means 33.
[0080]
When the result of the determination by the second determining means 48 is output, the stop symbol mode selecting means 56 determines a plurality of (10 types) of the big hit modes when the result of the determination by the second determining means 55 is a big hit mode determination. When one of them is determined to be the off mode, one of the plurality of out modes is selected by random number lottery, and the variation pattern selecting unit 57 determines the result of the determination by the second determining unit 55 Based on at least one of the selection results of the stop symbol mode selection unit 49, one of the plurality of variation patterns A to G is selected by random number lottery.
[0081]
Then, the control command transmitting means 60 transmits a variation pattern command, a stop symbol mode command, and the like to the lamp control board 42 side by one-way communication to instruct the start of the variation of the special symbol. The variation pattern command and the like sent to the lamp control board 42 are further sent to the symbol control board 43 and the voice control board 44.
[0082]
On the symbol control board 43 side, upon receiving a fluctuation pattern command or the like from the main control board 41 side, the special symbol of the special symbol display means 32 is controlled by the special symbol control means 74 in accordance with the fluctuation pattern specified by the fluctuation pattern command. Initiate fluctuations. In synchronization with this, the lamp means 34 and the like emit light in accordance with the light emission pattern corresponding to the variation pattern under the control of the lamp control means 67 on the lamp control board 42 side, and the control of the sound control means 83 on the sound control board 44 side. Thus, a predetermined sound is output from the sound output means 9 according to the sound output pattern corresponding to the fluctuation pattern.
[0083]
Further, when the variation pattern specified by the variation pattern command from the main control board 41 is any of the reach variation patterns B to G, the operation-effective lottery means 62 of the lamp control board 42 operates, and Whether or not the operation of the means 14 is valid is determined by random number lottery. When it is determined that the operation of the operation means 14 is valid by the operation valid lottery means 62, the special symbol is brought into the reach state by the control of the notification control means 63, and thereafter, for a predetermined time (for example, three seconds). The light emitting means 19 of the operating means 14 emits light during the operation effective period until the time e) elapses, thereby notifying the player that the operation of the operating means 14 is effective.
[0084]
At the start of the operation valid period, an operation valid period start command is transmitted from the control command transmission / reception means 61 to the symbol control board 43 side, and the reach state is set by the control of the special symbol control means 74 on the symbol control board 43 side. An image indicating that the operation of the operation unit 14 has become effective, such as “button chance”, is displayed on the special symbol display unit 35 together with the special symbol.
[0085]
When the player operates the operation unit 14 during the operation valid period, a detection signal is output from the operation detection unit 20 to the operation number counting unit 64. The number-of-operations counting means 64 counts the number of detection signals output from the operation detecting means 20 during the effective operation period, that is, the number of times the operation means 14 is operated during the effective operation period. 65.
[0086]
The effect content changing means 65 changes one of a plurality of types of partial variation patterns corresponding to the variation pattern at that time according to the count value of the operation number counting means 64, that is, the number of operations of the operation means 14 during the operation valid period. select. For example, when the first out-of-reach variation pattern B is selected by the variation pattern selection unit 57 and the number of operations of the operation unit 14 during the operation valid period is eight, the effect variation unit 65 changes the partial variation pattern B2. Is selected (see FIG. 6).
[0087]
The result of the selection of the partial variation pattern by the effect content changing means 65 is output to the lamp control means 67 and transmitted to the symbol control board 43 and the voice control board 44 via the control command transmitting / receiving means 61 (partial variation pattern command). You.
[0088]
When the special symbol control means 74 on the symbol control board 43 receives the partial variation pattern command, the special symbol control unit 74 determines the partial variation pattern (for example, B0) corresponding to the variation state variation period in the variation pattern during the variation display by using the partial variation pattern command. It is changed to the designated partial variation pattern (for example, B2), and the variation display of the special symbol in the variation state change period is performed according to the changed partial variation pattern (for example, B2). Stop in the stopped symbol mode.
[0089]
In synchronization with this, under the control of the lamp control means 67 on the lamp control board 42 side, the lamp means 34 and the like emit light in accordance with the light emission pattern corresponding to the changed partial variation pattern. Under the control of the control means 83, a predetermined sound is output from the sound output means 9 according to the sound output pattern corresponding to the changed partial variation pattern.
[0090]
FIG. 11 shows that the determination result of the second determination unit 55 is a jackpot determination, the stop symbol selection unit 56 selects “7 / 7,7”, and the variation pattern selection unit 57 determines the first reach jackpot variation pattern E. When the lottery for selecting the validity of the operation means 14 is performed by the operation valid lottery means 62, the operation of the special symbol display means 35, the light emitting means 19, the operation detection means 20 and the operation number counting means 64 are counted. 9 shows an example of a numerical value history.
[0091]
In this example, under the control of the special symbol control means 78, first, all the special symbols start to fluctuate at the same time according to the first reach jackpot fluctuation pattern E (a1). When the left and right special symbols are both temporarily stopped at "7" sequentially and a reach state occurs (a2), a character image of "Button Chance" is displayed on the special symbol display means 35 together with the special symbol in the reach state. Then, the light emitting means 19 of the operating means 14 emits light to notify the player that the operation valid period has started.
[0092]
When the operation unit 14 is operated during the operation valid period, the operation detection unit 20 detects the operation, and the operation number counting unit 64 counts the detection signal, that is, the operation number of the operation unit 14. The operation valid period ends after a lapse of a predetermined time (for example, 3 seconds) from the start thereof, and at the same time, the light emitting unit 19 is turned off (a3). Note that, even if a detection signal is output by the operation detection unit 20 after the end of the operation validity period, the operation number counting unit 64 does not perform the counting.
[0093]
Then, in the fluctuation state change period after the end of the operation valid period, a special symbol is variably displayed according to the partial fluctuation pattern (here, E2) corresponding to the count value (here, 6) of the operation number counting means 64 during the operation valid period. Finally, the middle symbol stops at "7" and the jackpot mode is determined (a4).
[0094]
If the count value of the operation number counting means 64 during the operation valid period is 1 to 5, the partial variation pattern E1 is selected, and if the count value is 11 or more, the partial variation pattern E3 is selected. If the operation means 14 is never operated during the operation effective period, the partial variation pattern E0 is selected as in the case where the operation effective lottery means 62 has performed a lottery to invalidate the operation means 14.
[0095]
In this way, by configuring so that different symbols are changed in accordance with the number of times of operation of the operation means 14, the player can more actively operate the operation means 14, so that the player can play the game. A sense of involvement will increase and interest will increase.
[0096]
When the special symbol after the change is determined in the jackpot mode, the second profit state generating means 58 operates to generate the second profit state, and the opening / closing plate 27a of the special winning means 27 is opened forward. If a predetermined time (for example, 30 seconds) elapses from the opening or a predetermined number (for example, 10) of game balls wins within the predetermined time, the large winning means 27 closes the opening / closing plate 27a at that time. Then, when the winning game ball passes through the specific area 37, the opening / closing plate 27a is opened again, and the opening / closing operation is repeated up to a predetermined number of times (for example, 16 times).
[0097]
For this reason, if the second profit state occurs, there is a possibility that a large number of game balls will be won in the large winning means 27, and the player can receive payout of the prize balls in accordance with the number of the winning balls. Benefits can be enjoyed.
[0098]
In addition, when the special symbol becomes the special jackpot mode of the jackpot mode, after the end of the second profit state, the special game state generating means 59 operates to generate a special game state, and the probability of occurrence of the jackpot mode Is changed from the normal probability to the high probability, and the opening time of the special symbol starting means 26 by the first profit state generating means 53 is changed to an extended opening time longer than the normal opening time.
[0099]
Thereafter, since the second determining means 55 determines whether or not to make the big hit mode in the high probability state, the possibility that the special symbol after the change becomes the big hit mode again becomes very high, and the special symbol starting means 26 , The number of times the special symbol changes is increased, and the player can play the game in an advantageous state.
[0100]
This special game state ends when the special symbol after the change becomes the normal jackpot mode and the next second profit state occurs, or when the special symbol has changed by a predetermined number of times by then.
[0101]
As described above, in the present embodiment, when the predetermined condition is satisfied, the externally operable operation means 14 that is valid during the operation valid period (predetermined period) during which the special symbol is fluctuating, Since it has the effect content changing means 65 for changing the effect control effect by the effect control means such as the lamp control board 42, the symbol control board 43, and the voice control board 44 based on the operation state of the operation means 14, Active operation can be encouraged to increase the player's awareness of participation in the game, which has the advantage of increasing interest.
[0102]
The effect content changing means 65 changes the effect control contents of the effect control means such as the lamp control board 42, the symbol control board 43, and the voice control board 44 according to the number of times the operation means 14 is operated during the operation valid period. Therefore, continuous operation of the operation means 14 by the player can be encouraged, and the player can be released from the monotonous operation and drawn into the game more strongly.
[0103]
Further, the effect content changing unit 65 changes the scroll direction (variable display mode) of the special symbol during the variable display by the special symbol control unit 74 according to the operation state (here, the number of operations) of the operation unit 14 during the operation valid period. Since it is configured to change, the player can be given a feeling of affecting the stop symbol aspect of the special symbol by operating the operation means 14, and the player's awareness of participation in the game can be improved. Can be raised, and the interest is further increased.
[0104]
Further, the special symbol control unit 74 displays a character performing an operation of changing the movement (variable display mode) of the special symbol during the variable display based on the control of the effect content changing unit 65. Thus, the player can more strongly impress the change of the effect control content due to the operation of the operation means 14, and the effect of the effect is improved.
[0105]
Since the effect content changing means 65 is provided on the lamp control board 42 as the sub-control board, the effect can be improved without increasing the control load on the main control board 41 side.
[0106]
The effect contents changing means 65 is provided on one of the plurality of sub-control boards 42, 43, 44, and the effect contents change from the sub-control board 42 provided with the effect contents changing means 65 to the other sub-control boards 43, 44. Is transmitted so as to transmit a predetermined command relating to the sub-control boards 42, 43, and 44, and the sub-control boards 42, 43, and 44 can be simplified. Can be synchronized with each other.
[0107]
FIGS. 12 and 13 illustrate a second embodiment of the present invention, in which a plurality of partial variation patterns B4, B5, etc. are provided corresponding to each scroll direction (here, two vertical directions) of a special symbol (here, a middle symbol). Is provided, and any one of the partial variation patterns is selected according to the number of operations of the operation means 14 during the operation valid period.
[0108]
In the present embodiment, as shown in FIG. 12, in the reach variation patterns B to G, the period from the occurrence of reach to the final stop is defined as a variable state change period, and one or more operation valid periods within the variable state change period, for example, One reach variation patterns B and E are provided, two second reach variation patterns C and F are provided, and three third reach variation patterns D and G are provided. In addition, as partial variation patterns corresponding to the variation state change period, partial variation patterns B4 to G4 that scroll downward and partial variation patterns B5 to G5 that scroll upward are prepared in advance.
[0109]
The effect content changing means 65 determines whether or not the number of operations is equal to or more than a predetermined number (for example, six) according to the number of times of operation of the operation means 14 (count value of the number-of-times-of-operation counting means 64) during the operation valid period. A partial variation pattern (for example, B5) different from the partial variation pattern (for example, B4) used at the time is selected.
[0110]
FIG. 13 shows that the determination result of the second determination means 55 is a departure determination, and “7.8.7” is selected by the stop symbol mode selection means 56, and the second reach departure fluctuation pattern C is selected by the fluctuation pattern selection means 57. The operation of the special symbol display means 35, the light emitting means 19, the operation detecting means 20 and the count value of the operation number counting means 64 when the operation effective lottery means 62 performs a lottery to validate the operation means 14. 1 shows an example of the history.
[0111]
In this example, under the control of the special symbol control means 78, first, all the special symbols start to fluctuate at the same time according to the second out-of-reach fluctuation pattern C (b1). When both the left and right special symbols are temporarily stopped at "7" sequentially and the reach state occurs (b2), the first operation valid period is first started, and the special symbol in the reach state is displayed on the special symbol display means 35. At the same time, a character image of "Button Chance" is displayed, the light emitting means 19 of the operating means 14 emits light, and the player is notified that the operation effective period has started.
[0112]
When the operation unit 14 is operated during the operation valid period, the operation detection unit 20 detects the operation, and the operation number counting unit 64 counts the detection signal, that is, the operation number of the operation unit 14. The operation validity period ends after a lapse of a predetermined time (for example, 2 seconds) from the start, and at the same time, the light emitting means 19 is turned off (b3).
[0113]
If the count value of the number-of-operations counting means 64 is equal to or more than a predetermined number (here, 6) during the operation valid period, the partial variation pattern C4 is switched from the previous partial variation pattern C4 to the partial variation pattern C5. The scroll direction changes from downward to upward.
[0114]
Further, a second operation validity period is started after a lapse of a predetermined time (b4). As in the first operation, a character image of "Button Chance" is displayed on the special symbol display means 35 together with the special symbol in the reach state. Is emitted to notify the player that the operation effective period has started.
[0115]
When the operation unit 14 is operated during the operation valid period, the operation detection unit 20 detects the operation, and the operation number counting unit 64 counts the detection signal, that is, the operation number of the operation unit 14. The operation validity period ends after a lapse of a predetermined time (for example, 2 seconds) from the start of the operation validity period, and at the same time, the light emitting means 19 is turned off (b5).
[0116]
If the count value of the number-of-operations counting means 64 during the operation valid period is equal to or less than a predetermined number (here, 6), the partial variation pattern C5 up to that time is continued as it is, and the scroll direction of the middle symbol remains upward. Eventually, the middle symbol stops at "8" and the disengagement mode is determined (b6).
[0117]
As described above, it is also possible to configure such that the scroll direction of the special symbol is switched according to the number of times of operation of the operation means 14 for each one operation valid period.
[0118]
In this case, three or more types of partial variation patterns may be provided for each variation pattern in accordance with a scroll direction other than the vertical direction or a difference in scroll speed in each scroll direction.
[0119]
As described above, the embodiments of the present invention have been described in detail. However, the present invention is not limited to these embodiments, and various modifications can be made without departing from the spirit of the present invention. For example, the effect content changing means 65 may change the effect control content based on the operation state of the operation means 14 during the operation valid period (predetermined period). Any value may be used, such as time, operation strength (for example, pressing force of an operation button), and time required from a predetermined time (for example, a time when a display such as “button chance” appears on the liquid crystal) to the first operation. .
[0120]
Further, the effect control contents (for example, the variation display mode of the game symbol) changed by the effect content changing means 65 are not limited to the scroll direction of the game symbol, the light emission pattern of the lamp, and the voice output pattern, but the scroll speed of the game symbol. The display pattern (size, color, shape, etc.) of the game symbol, the operation pattern of a predetermined movable object, and the like may be used.
[0121]
When the scroll direction of the game symbol is changed by the effect content changing means 65, the scroll direction is not limited to the vertical direction, but may be a horizontal direction, an oblique direction, or the like.
[0122]
The effect contents changing means 65 may change the effect contents according to the number of times of operation of the operation means 14 during the operation effective period, for example, in addition to changing the effect contents after the operation effective period ends. For example, each time the operation means 14 is operated during the operation valid period, the fluctuation display mode (the fluctuation speed, the fluctuation direction, the size, the color, the shape, and the like) of the game symbol may be gradually changed. . In this case, it is conceivable that the fluctuation speed is gradually reduced every time the operation means 14 is operated, and the fluctuation direction of the game symbol is reversed when the number of operations exceeds a predetermined number. In such a configuration, every time the operation means 14 is operated, the control board (for example, the lamp control board 42) to which the operation means 14 is connected is switched to another sub-control board (for example, the symbol control board 43 and the voice control board). 44), a predetermined command may be transmitted.
[0123]
The operation means 14 is not limited to a push button type, but may be any type such as a slide type, a lever type, and a touch type. In addition, a device that can perform two or more different operations with one operation device 14, for example, a cross key or the like may be used, or two or more operation devices 14 may be provided. In this case, for example, each operation direction and each operation means 14 are made to correspond to a plurality of scroll directions of the game symbol, and the scroll direction is changed according to the number of operations within the predetermined period, or the direction in that direction is changed. The scroll speed may be changed.
[0124]
Further, the operating means 14 may be provided at a position where the player can operate it. The operating means 14 is not limited to the front side of the upper plate cover 8, and the upper plate 7, the lower plate cover 11, the lower plate 10, the glass door 4, the firing handle 13, It can be provided at an appropriate position on the front side of the gaming machine main body 1, such as integrally or in the vicinity of the firing handle 13.
[0125]
The operation means 14 may control the operation to be invalid during periods other than the operation valid period, as described in the embodiment, or may cover the front side of the operation means 14 so as to be openable and closable. May be configured to be physically inoperable.
[0126]
The light emitting means 19 may be arranged in the vicinity of the operating means 14 separately from the operating means 14. With the light emitting means 19 or in place of the light emitting means 19, the operation effective period may be notified to the player by, for example, a voice, a display on the variable display unit 30, or the like.
[0127]
The operation unit 14, the light emitting unit 19, and the like may be configured in a unit shape.
[0128]
The length of the operation valid period does not need to be constant, and may be changed, for example, by random number drawing.
[0129]
In the embodiment, whether or not the operation of the operation means 14 is made valid is determined by the lottery by the operation valid lottery means 62. For example, it is determined whether or not the operation of the operation means 14 is made valid for each variation pattern. It may be set in advance. That is, a variation pattern that makes the operation unit 14 valid and a variation pattern that makes the operation unit 14 invalid may be provided in advance.
[0130]
When it is determined whether or not the operation of the operation means 14 is valid by the lottery by the operation valid lottery means 62, the lottery probability may be variable. For example, the probability that the operation unit 14 is valid may be changed according to the operation state (for example, the number of operations) of the operation unit 14 during the operation valid period.
[0131]
The board configuration and the form of communication between the boards are not limited to those described in the embodiment. For example, in the board configuration of the first embodiment (FIG. 4), between the sub-control boards 42, 43, and 44, that is, between the lamp control board 42 and the symbol control board 43, the lamp control board 42 and the sound control board 44 Between each other.
[0132]
Also, for example, the main control board 41 and the symbol control board 43 are connected so as to be capable of one-way communication, and the lamp control board 42 and the voice control board 44 are capable of one-way communication or two-way communication below the symbol control board 43. You may connect.
[0133]
At least two of the sub-control boards 42, 43, 44, etc. may be one board. For example, the lamp control board 42 and the sound control board 44 may be configured as one sound lamp control board. Further, the lamp control board 42, the symbol control board 43, and the voice control board 44 may be configured as one effect control board.
[0134]
The effect content changing means 65 may be provided anywhere on the sub-control boards 42, 43, 44, etc., and may be provided on the most appropriate board according to the board configuration. Further, the effect content changing means 65 may be provided on the main control board 41 side.
[0135]
Also, the operation means 14 may be connected to any of the sub-control boards 42, 43, 44 and the like, and may be connected to the most appropriate board according to the board configuration. It is desirable to connect to Further, the operating means 14 may be connected to the main control board 41 side.
[0136]
The effect content changing means 65 and the operation means 14 are provided on an upper sub-control board (the lamp control board 42 in the embodiment), and commands are transmitted to the lower sub-control boards (the symbol control board 43 and the voice control board 44 in the embodiment). This allows the effect contents to be changed without the intervention of the main control board 41. Further, the effect contents can be changed by synchronizing all effects such as sound, lamp, and image.
[0137]
It is not necessary to transmit all the control commands constituting the special symbol variation control command from the main control board 41 to the sub-control boards other than the symbol control board 43 (the lamp control board 42 and the voice control board 44 in the embodiment). For example, only the variation pattern command may be transmitted.
[0138]
As the special game state generated by the special game state generating means 59, the probability that the special symbol becomes a big hit mode is set to a higher probability than the normal state, and the opening time of the special symbol starting means 26 by the first profit state generating means 53 is normally In addition to changing the extended opening time longer than the opening time, for example, shortening the fluctuation time of the second symbol from the normal state, setting the probability that the ordinary symbol is in a hit state to a higher probability than the normal state, One that shortens the fluctuation time of the ordinary symbol from the normal state, one that increases the number of rounds of opening of the special winning means 27, one that increases the opening time of one special winning means 27, one time of the special winning means 27 Increases the upper limit of the number of winnings per opening, increases the upper limit of the number of reserved ordinary symbol starting means 25, and increases the upper limit of the number of reserved special symbol starting means 26. Things like, can be used various benefits state. Further, the plurality of types of profit states may be generated simultaneously or individually.
[0139]
Further, the present invention is not limited to the pachinko machine, but can be similarly implemented in various ball game machines such as an arrangement ball machine and a sparrow ball game machine.
[0140]
【The invention's effect】
According to the present invention, a symbol display means 35 for variably displaying a game symbol in accordance with a predetermined fluctuation pattern in relation to a predetermined game operation, and a stop symbol after the symbol display means 35 is changed is a predetermined jackpot mode. A profit state generating means 58 for generating a profit state advantageous to the player in the event of becoming, and effect control means 42, 43, 44 for performing predetermined effect control in relation to the fluctuation of the game symbol by the symbol display means 35. In the ball-and-ball game machine provided, when the predetermined condition is satisfied, the externally operable operation means 14 that is effective during a predetermined period during which the game symbol is fluctuated, and based on an operation state of the operation means 14 during the predetermined period. Since it is provided with the effect content changing means 65 for changing the effect control effect of the effect control means 42, 43, and 44, the active operation of the player is encouraged, and the player's awareness of participation in the game is increased. Rukoto can be, there is an advantage that the interest is increased.
[Brief description of the drawings]
FIG. 1 is a front view of a pachinko machine showing a first embodiment of the present invention.
FIG. 2 is a front view of the game board according to the first embodiment of the present invention.
FIG. 3 is a vertical cross-sectional view of an operation unit according to the first embodiment of the present invention.
FIG. 4 is a block diagram of a control system according to the first embodiment of the present invention.
FIG. 5 is an example of a fluctuation pattern showing the first embodiment of the present invention.
FIG. 6 is an example of a variation pattern according to the first embodiment of the present invention and a corresponding partial variation pattern.
FIG. 7 is an example of a variation state of the partial variation patterns B0 and E0 according to the first embodiment of the present invention.
FIG. 8 is an example of a variation state of the partial variation patterns B1 and E1 according to the first embodiment of the present invention.
FIG. 9 is an example of a variation state of the partial variation patterns B2 and E2 according to the first embodiment of the present invention.
FIG. 10 is an example of a variation state of the partial variation patterns B3 and E3 according to the first embodiment of the present invention.
FIG. 11 is an example of the history of the operation of the special symbol display means, the light emitting means, the operation detecting means and the count value by the operation number counting means according to the first embodiment of the present invention.
FIG. 12 is an example of a variation pattern according to the second embodiment of the present invention.
FIG. 13 is an example of the operation of special symbol display means, light emitting means, and operation detection means and the history of the count value by the operation number counting means according to the second embodiment of the present invention.
[Explanation of symbols]
14 Operation means
21 Game board
35 Special symbol display means
41 Main control board
42 Lamp control board (effect control means)
43 Symbol control board (effect control means)
44 sound control board (production control means)
58 Second profit state generating means (profit state generating means)
65 means for changing production contents
74 Special symbol control means (Symbol control means)

Claims (6)

  1. A symbol display means (35) for variably displaying a game symbol in accordance with a predetermined variation pattern in relation to a predetermined game operation, and a stop symbol after the symbol display means (35) is changed to a predetermined jackpot mode. In this case, a profit state generating means (58) for generating a profit state advantageous to the player, and an effect control means (42) for performing a predetermined effect control in relation to the fluctuation of the game symbols by the symbol display means (35). (43) In the ball game machine provided with (44), when the predetermined condition is satisfied, the externally operable operation means (14) which is effective during a predetermined period during which the game symbol is fluctuated; An effect content changing means (65) for changing the effect control content of the effect control means (42) (43) (44) based on an operation state of the operation means (14) during a period. A pinball game machine to be.
  2. The effect control means (43) includes a symbol control means (74) for controlling the symbol display means (35), and the effect content changing means (65) controls the symbol display during the variable display by the symbol control means (74). 2. The ball game machine according to claim 1, wherein the variation display mode of the game symbol is changed.
  3. The effect control means (43) includes a symbol control means (74) for controlling the symbol display means (35), and the symbol control means (74) is based on the control of the effect content changing means (65). The ball game machine according to claim 1 or 2, wherein a character performing an operation of changing the variation display mode of the game symbol during the variation display is displayed.
  4. The effect content changing means (65) changes the effect control content of the effect control means (42) (43) (44) according to the number of times the operation means (14) is operated during the predetermined period. The ball game machine according to claim 1, wherein:
  5. The effect control means (42), (43) and (44) are formed on a sub-control board separate from the main control board (41) for mainly controlling the game operation on the game board (21) side, and the sub-control thereof The ball game machine according to any one of claims 1 to 4, wherein the effect content changing means (65) is provided on the substrate side.
  6. The effect content changing means (65) is provided on any one of the plurality of sub-control boards (42), (43) and (44), and another sub-control board is provided from the sub-control board provided with the effect content changing means (65). The ball game machine according to claim 5, wherein a predetermined command relating to a change in the effect content is transmitted to the board side.
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