JP2005102871A - Path mechanism for pinball machine - Google Patents

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JP2005102871A
JP2005102871A JP2003338711A JP2003338711A JP2005102871A JP 2005102871 A JP2005102871 A JP 2005102871A JP 2003338711 A JP2003338711 A JP 2003338711A JP 2003338711 A JP2003338711 A JP 2003338711A JP 2005102871 A JP2005102871 A JP 2005102871A
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<P>PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a path mechanism which can prevent the scattering of the game balls accurately without the spillage of the game balls as caused by the erroneous operations or the like when the upper ball tray is opened or with the upper ball kept open. <P>SOLUTION: In the path mechanism, a pinball machine has upper and lower ball trays 5 and 7 arranged on the surface side of the front frame having a game board housed and held therein, a ball put-out device disposed on the rear side of the front frame and an upper ball tray put-out path connecting the ball put-out device and the upper ball tray 5 to make the game balls put out from the ball put-out device flow down onto the upper ball tray 5. The upper ball tray 5 mounted on the front frame so as to be openable or closeable forward is provided with downflow paths L10 and 58 which make the game balls put out to the side of the upper ball tray flow down onto the lower ball tray 7 and a shutter mechanism 150 adapted to freely open or close the downstream end parts of the downflow paths. When the upper ball tray 5 is opened ahead of the front frame, the shutter mechanism 150 closes the downstream end parts of the downflow paths. <P>COPYRIGHT: (C)2005,JPO&NCIPI

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本発明は、遊技盤を着脱可能に収容保持する前枠の表側に遊技球を貯留する上下の球皿を備え、前枠の裏側に上下の球皿に対して遊技球を払い出す球払出装置を備えた弾球遊技機における遊技球の経路機構に関する。   The present invention includes an upper and lower ball tray that stores game balls on the front side of a front frame that detachably accommodates and holds a game board, and a ball payout device that pays out game balls to the upper and lower ball plates on the back side of the front frame The present invention relates to a path mechanism of a game ball in a ball game machine equipped with the above.

上記のような上下の球皿と球払出装置とを備えた弾球遊技機の代表例としてパチンコ機が広く知られている。パチンコ機では、遊技盤を着脱可能に収容保持する前枠の表側上部に遊技盤の前面を覆うガラス扉および上球皿が設けられ、下部に下球皿および発射ハンドルが取り付けられる一方、前枠の裏側に遊技球の払出機構を備えた裏セット盤(裏機構盤ないし機構セット盤とも称される)が装備されており、発射ハンドルによる発射操作に基づいて上球皿に貯留された遊技球が1球づつ遊技盤に打ち出され、遊技盤面を転動落下させる過程で入賞具に落入させてゲームを行うようになっている。   A pachinko machine is widely known as a typical example of a ball game machine including the upper and lower ball trays and the ball dispensing device as described above. In a pachinko machine, a glass door and an upper ball tray that cover the front of the game board are provided on the upper front side of the front frame that detachably accommodates and holds the game board, and a lower ball dish and a launch handle are attached to the lower part, while the front frame Is equipped with a back set board (also called back mechanism board or mechanism set board) equipped with a game ball payout mechanism on the back side of the game ball stored in the upper ball tray based on the launch operation by the launch handle Are launched into the game board one by one, and the game board surface is rolled and dropped into a prize-winning tool in the process of rolling and falling.

前枠の裏側に配設される裏セット盤には、球貯留タンクに貯留された遊技球を遊技盤における入賞状態に応じて払い出す球払出装置、球払出装置と上球皿との間を連絡して設けられ球払出装置から払い出された遊技球を前枠の通出口および上球皿の通出樋を介して上球皿に流下させる上球皿払出通路、球払出装置と上球皿との間を連絡して設けられ上球皿払出通路が遊技球で充満された状態でさらに球払出装置から遊技球が払い出されたときに上球皿払出通路から溢れ出る遊技球を下球皿に流下させる下球皿払出通路などが配設されている。   The back set board arranged on the back side of the front frame has a ball payout device for paying out game balls stored in the ball storage tank according to the winning state in the game board, between the ball payout device and the upper ball tray. The upper ball tray discharge passage, the ball discharge device and the upper ball, which are connected to flow out of the game balls discharged from the ball discharge device to the upper ball tray via the front frame outlet and the upper ball tray outlet rod. A game ball that overflows from the upper ball tray discharge passage when the game ball is further discharged from the ball discharge device while the upper ball tray discharge passage is filled with game balls is provided in communication with the tray. A lower ball tray discharge passage and the like are provided to flow down to the ball tray.

一方、前枠の表側に配設される上球皿は、その背面側に取り付けられた球送りカセットや、背後に位置する前枠側に設けられた遊技球発射装置に対する保守点検等を容易に行い得るように、一般的に前枠に対して横開き開閉可能に取り付けられている。このため、前枠および上球皿には、球払出装置から払い出された遊技球を上球皿に流入させる上球皿払出通路や、上球皿側から前枠側の遊技球発射装置に送り出す球送り通路、上球皿側に払い出された遊技球を下球皿側に流下させる流下通路などが、上球皿の閉止状態において位置整合し相互に連絡するように形成されている(例えば、特許文献1を参照)。
特開2003−135702号公報
On the other hand, the upper ball tray disposed on the front side of the front frame facilitates maintenance and inspection for the ball feeding cassette attached to the rear side of the front ball tray and the game ball launcher provided on the front frame side located behind. As can be done, it is generally attached to the front frame so that it can be opened laterally. For this reason, the front frame and the upper ball tray are connected to the upper ball tray payout passage through which the game balls paid out from the ball payout device flow into the upper ball tray, or from the upper ball tray side to the game ball launching device on the front frame side. A ball feeding passage to be sent out, a flow-down passage for letting the game balls paid out to the upper ball tray side flow down to the lower ball tray side, and the like are formed so as to align and communicate with each other in the closed state of the upper ball tray ( For example, see Patent Document 1).
JP 2003-135702 A

上記したような従来の経路機構では、上球皿が閉止された状態においては、確かに前枠側の球通路と上球皿側の球通路とが位置整合して相互に連絡し、それぞれ連通した球通路を形成する。しかし、上球皿が開放されると各球通路は前枠側の球通路と上球皿側の球通路とに分離され、両者の通路端部が開口した状態になる。このため、遊技中に遊技球発射装置に異常が発生して上球皿を開放したような場合には、通路内に残留していた遊技球が球通路の傾斜に応じて流下し開口端部からこぼれ落ちる事態が発生する。   In the conventional path mechanism as described above, in a state where the upper ball tray is closed, the ball path on the front frame side and the ball path on the upper ball tray side are surely aligned and communicated with each other. Formed ball passage. However, when the upper ball tray is opened, each ball passage is separated into a ball passage on the front frame side and a ball passage on the upper ball tray side, and the end portions of both passages are opened. For this reason, when an abnormality occurs in the game ball launching device during the game and the upper ball tray is opened, the game ball remaining in the passage flows down according to the inclination of the ball passage and the opening end portion Spilling off occurs.

特に前枠の前方に開放される上球皿では、上球皿側から前枠側に向けて下傾された球通路の内部に遊技球が残留している場合があり、残留していた遊技球が上球皿の開放に伴って通路下端の開口部からこぼれ落ち、遊技機の周囲に散逸させてしまうことがあるという問題があった。また、上球皿に貯留された遊技球を強制的に下球皿に流下させる流下通路では、この流下通路を開閉操作(連通・遮断操作)する球抜きレバーが一般的に設けられるが、上球皿を開放する際に誤って球抜きレバーを開方向に押圧操作しその状態で上球皿を開放してしまったり、上球皿を開放した状態で誤って球抜きレバーを開方向に押圧操作してしまう場合があり、上球皿に貯留された遊技球を遊技機の周囲にまき散らしてしまうことがあるという問題もあった。   In particular, in the upper ball tray that opens to the front of the front frame, game balls may remain inside the ball passage that is tilted downward from the upper ball tray side toward the front frame side. There is a problem that the ball may spill out from the opening at the lower end of the passage with the opening of the upper ball tray and dissipate around the gaming machine. In addition, in the flow-down passage forcing the game ball stored in the upper ball tray to flow down to the lower ball tray, a ball release lever for opening / closing (communication / blocking operation) of the flow-down passage is generally provided. When opening the ball tray, the ball release lever is accidentally pressed in the opening direction, and the upper ball tray is released in that state, or the ball removal lever is accidentally pressed in the opening direction with the upper ball tray opened. There is also a problem that the game balls stored in the upper ball tray may be scattered around the gaming machine.

本発明はこのような問題に鑑みてなされたものであり、上球皿を開放した時や上球皿が開放された状態での誤操作などによって遊技球がこぼれ落ちることなく、遊技球の飛散を確実に防止し得る経路機構を提供することを目的とする。   The present invention has been made in view of such a problem, and when the upper ball tray is opened or the game ball is not spilled due to an erroneous operation in a state where the upper ball plate is opened, the game ball is scattered. It is an object to provide a path mechanism that can be surely prevented.

上記目的達成のため、本発明は、遊技盤を着脱可能に収容保持する前枠と、前枠の表側に配設されて遊技球を貯留する上球皿および下球皿と、前枠の裏側に配設されて遊技盤における入賞状態に応じて遊技球を払い出す球払出装置と、球払出装置と上球皿との間を連絡して設けられ球払出装置から払い出された遊技球を上球皿に流下させる上球皿払出通路とを備えた弾球遊技機において、上球皿が前枠に対して前方に開閉可能に取り付けられるとともに、この上球皿には上球皿払出通路を含む上球皿側に払い出された遊技球を下球皿側に流下させる流下通路(例えば、実施形態における下球皿流下通路L10、球抜き流下通路58等)と、流下通路の下流端部を開閉自在なシャッター機構とを備え、上球皿が前枠の前方に開放されたときにシャッター機構が流下通路の下流端部を閉鎖するように経路機構を構成する。   To achieve the above object, the present invention provides a front frame that detachably accommodates and holds a game board, an upper ball tray and a lower ball tray that are arranged on the front side of the front frame and store game balls, and a rear side of the front frame. A ball payout device for paying out game balls according to the winning state on the game board, and a game ball paid out from the ball payout device provided in communication between the ball payout device and the upper ball tray In a ball game machine having an upper ball tray discharge passage that flows down to the upper ball tray, the upper ball tray is attached to the front frame so as to be openable and closable forward, and the upper ball tray discharge passage is attached to the upper ball tray. A flow-down passage (for example, the lower ball tray flow-down passage L10, the ball discharge flow-down passage 58, etc. in the embodiment) that causes the game balls discharged to the upper ball tray side to flow down to the lower ball tray side, and the downstream end of the flow-down passage And a shutter mechanism that can be freely opened and closed.When the upper bowl is opened to the front of the front frame, Potter mechanism constitutes a path mechanism to close the downstream end of the rundown path.

このような経路機構では、前枠に対して開閉可能な上球皿に、上球皿払出通路を含む上球皿側に払い出された遊技球を下球皿側に流下させる流下通路と、この流下通路の下流端部を開閉自在なシャッター機構とが備えられ、上球皿が開放されたときにシャッター機構が流下通路の下流端部を閉鎖するように経路機構が構成される。このため、上球皿を開放する際に流下通路内に遊技球が残留していた場合でも、上球皿の開放とともに流下通路の下流端部を閉鎖するシャッター機構に堰き止められてこぼれ落ちることがなく、通路内の遊技球を周囲にまき散らしてしまうようなことがない。   In such a path mechanism, the upper ball tray that can be opened and closed with respect to the front frame, a flow-down passage that causes the game balls discharged to the upper ball tray side including the upper ball tray discharge passage to flow down to the lower ball tray side, A shutter mechanism capable of opening and closing the downstream end portion of the flow-down passage is provided, and the path mechanism is configured so that the shutter mechanism closes the downstream end portion of the flow-down passage when the upper ball tray is opened. For this reason, even when a game ball remains in the flow-down passage when the upper ball tray is opened, it is spilled by being blocked by the shutter mechanism that closes the downstream end of the flow-down passage as the upper ball tray opens. There is no such thing that the game balls in the passage are scattered around.

また上球皿が開放された状態では、シャッター機構により流下通路の下流端部が閉鎖されているため、流下通路の途中に前述した球抜きレバーのようなレバーがあり、上球皿を開放する際に誤って球抜きレバーを開方向に押圧操作した状態で上球皿を開放してしまったり、上球皿を開放した状態で誤って球抜きレバーを開方向に押圧操作してしまったような場合であっても、流下通路の下流端部を閉鎖するシャッター機構に堰き止められてこぼれ落ちることがなく、上球皿に貯留された遊技球を遊技機の周囲にまき散らしてしまうようなことがない。   In addition, when the upper ball tray is opened, the downstream end of the flow-down passage is closed by the shutter mechanism. Therefore, there is a lever such as the above-described ball removal lever in the middle of the flow-down passage, and the upper ball tray is opened. It seems that you accidentally pressed the ball removal lever in the opening direction with the ball ball release lever opened in the open direction, or the ball removal lever was accidentally pushed in the opening direction with the upper ball plate opened. Even in such cases, the shutter mechanism that closes the downstream end of the downflow passage will not be spilled and spilled, and the game balls stored in the upper ball tray will be scattered around the gaming machine. There is no.

従って、本発明によれば、上球皿を開放した時や上球皿が開放された状態での誤操作などによって遊技球がこぼれ落ちることなく、遊技球の飛散を確実に防止し得る経路機構を提供することができる。   Therefore, according to the present invention, there is provided a path mechanism that can reliably prevent the scattering of the game ball without spilling the game ball due to an erroneous operation or the like when the upper ball tray is opened or when the upper ball tray is opened. Can be provided.

以下、本発明を実施するための形態について、添付図面を参照しながら説明する。本発明に係る経路機構を備えた弾球遊技機の代表例として、図1および図2にパチンコ機の正面図を、図3にパチンコ機の背面図を示しており、まずこれらの図面を参照してパチンコ機PMの全体概要について説明する。なお図2は機体正面のガラス扉3および上球皿5を前方に開放した状態を示し、図3では裏セット盤の背面面に取り付けられる裏カバーを一部破断した状態を示している。   Hereinafter, embodiments for carrying out the present invention will be described with reference to the accompanying drawings. As a representative example of a ball game machine equipped with a path mechanism according to the present invention, a front view of a pachinko machine is shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, and a rear view of the pachinko machine is shown in FIG. The overall outline of the pachinko machine PM will be described. 2 shows a state in which the glass door 3 and the upper ball tray 5 on the front of the machine body are opened forward, and FIG. 3 shows a state in which the back cover attached to the back surface of the back set panel is partially broken.

パチンコ機PMは、外郭方形枠サイズに構成されて縦向きの固定保持枠をなす外枠1の開口前面に、これに合わせた方形枠サイズに構成された開閉搭載用の前枠2が互いの正面左側上下に配設されたヒンジ機構により前方に横開き開閉および着脱が可能に取り付けられ、正面右側に設けられた施錠装置を利用して常には外枠1と係合連結された閉止状態に保持される。   In the pachinko machine PM, the front frame 2 for opening and closing mounted on the front surface of the outer frame 1 that is configured to have a rectangular frame size and forms a vertically fixed holding frame is arranged on the front surface of the opening and closing mounted to each other. A hinge mechanism disposed on the upper left and lower sides of the front side is attached to the front so that it can be opened / closed and attached / detached, and is always in a closed state engaged and connected to the outer frame 1 using a locking device provided on the right side of the front. Retained.

前枠2の表側(前面側)上部には、ガラス扉3が前方に横開き開閉および着脱可能に取り付けられ、正面右側に設けられた施錠装置を利用して常には前枠2の前面を覆う閉止状態に保持される。ガラス扉3の背後に位置する前枠上部には、遊技盤10を着脱可能に収容する収容枠が設けられており、この収容枠に立設姿勢で係止保持された遊技盤10がガラス扉3を通して視認されるようになっている。遊技盤10は、所定板厚の積層合板の表面にセルを貼り付けてルーター加工した化粧板11を基板とし、円弧状の外レール12および内レール13に囲まれた略円形の遊技領域PA内に多数本の遊技釘とともに風車や各種の入賞具14、遊技の展開状況に応じた図柄を表示させる画像表示装置15、左右のサイドランプなどの遊技構成部品が取り付けられ、遊技領域の下端部にアウト口18が設けられて構成される。   A glass door 3 is attached to the front side (front side) upper part of the front frame 2 so that it can be opened / closed / removed sideways and covers the front side of the front frame 2 using a locking device provided on the right side of the front. It is kept closed. An upper part of the front frame located behind the glass door 3 is provided with an accommodation frame for detachably accommodating the game board 10, and the game board 10 latched and held in an upright posture on the accommodation frame is provided with the glass door. 3 is visible. The game board 10 uses a decorative board 11 in which cells are attached to the surface of a laminated plywood having a predetermined board thickness and is router-processed as a substrate, and the inside of a substantially circular game area PA surrounded by an arc-shaped outer rail 12 and an inner rail 13. Along with a large number of game nails, game components such as a windmill, various prize-winning devices 14, an image display device 15 for displaying a game according to the game development status, and left and right side lamps are attached to the lower end of the game area. An out port 18 is provided and configured.

前枠2の表側中間部には、遊技補助盤と称される補助機構部が設けられるとともに、その前方に、上球皿5が正面左側に設けられたヒンジ機構4により横開き開閉および着脱可能に取り付けられ、正面右側に設けられた球皿施錠装置を利用して常には遊技補助盤の前面を覆う閉止状態に保持される。遊技補助盤20には、遊技球発射装置21のハンマーに叩打された遊技球をガイドし外レール12に向けて発射させる発射レール22、次述する上球皿の通出樋55と裏セット盤の上払出通路45との間を繋ぐ傾斜通路状に形成された上通出口25、遊技の展開状況に応じた効果音を発生させるスピーカを保持するとともにファール球回収通路等を形成させるスピーカーカバー31などが設けられている。   An auxiliary mechanism portion called a game auxiliary board is provided at the front side intermediate portion of the front frame 2, and in front of it, the upper ball tray 5 can be opened and closed laterally and opened and removed by a hinge mechanism 4 provided on the left side of the front face. It is always kept in a closed state that covers the front surface of the game auxiliary board using a ball tray locking device provided on the right side of the front. The game assisting board 20 includes a launching rail 22 that guides and launches a game ball hit by the hammer of the game ball launching device 21 toward the outer rail 12, an upper bowl tray outlet 55 described below, and a back set board. The upper cover outlet 25 formed in the shape of an inclined passage connecting with the upper payout passage 45, the speaker cover 31 for holding a speaker for generating sound effects according to the development situation of the game and forming a foul ball collection passage etc. Etc. are provided.

上球皿5は、遊技補助盤20の前面を覆う矩形蓋状に形成されたあて板51と、このあて板51の前面に取り付けられて前方に突出する椀状の外装体52と、あて板51と外装体52の間に取り付けられた皿部材53などからなり、あて板51の背面側には上球皿5を閉止した状態で遊技補助盤の上通出口25と位置整合して連絡し、上通出口25から流入する遊技球を受容して皿部材53の球皿部56に流下させるダクト状の通出樋55が背面側に突出して成型されている。   The upper ball tray 5 includes a cover plate 51 formed in a rectangular lid shape covering the front surface of the game assisting board 20, a bowl-shaped exterior body 52 attached to the front surface of the cover plate 51 and protruding forward, and a cover plate 51 and the outer body 52, and the rear side of the counter plate 51 communicates with the upper outlet 25 of the game auxiliary board in alignment with the upper ball tray 5 closed. A duct-shaped outlet 55 for receiving the game ball flowing in from the upper outlet 25 and flowing down to the ball tray portion 56 of the tray member 53 is formed so as to protrude to the back side.

前枠2の表側下部には、上面開放形態の下球皿7が前方に突出して取り付けられ、前枠2の裏側下部には上面および前面に開口を有する箱状の下球皿連絡バケット37が後方に突出して取り付けられ、この下球皿7と下球皿連絡バケット37とが前枠2を前後に貫通する下通出口27で連絡されている(図10を参照)。下球皿7には、底面に形成された球抜き口を開放して球皿部に貯留された遊技球を球箱(一般的にドル箱と称される)BBに抜く下部球抜き機構8が設けられており、下球皿7の前面に設けられた球抜きレバーを操作して球抜き口を開放することで、下球皿7に貯留された遊技球を球箱BBに流下させて球抜きできるようになっている。下球皿7の正面右側には遊技球の発射操作を行う発射ハンドル9が取り付けられている。   A lower ball tray 7 with an open top surface is attached to the front lower portion of the front frame 2 so as to protrude forward, and a box-shaped lower ball tray connecting bucket 37 having openings on the upper surface and the front surface is mounted on the lower side of the front frame 2. The lower ball tray 7 and the lower ball tray connecting bucket 37 are connected to each other through a lower outlet 27 that penetrates the front frame 2 back and forth (see FIG. 10). The lower ball tray 7 has a lower ball removing mechanism 8 that opens a ball outlet formed on the bottom surface and draws a game ball stored in the ball tray portion into a ball box (generally referred to as a dollar box) BB. The game ball stored in the lower ball tray 7 is caused to flow down to the ball box BB by operating the ball release lever provided on the front surface of the lower ball tray 7 to open the ball release port. The ball can be removed. On the right side of the front of the lower ball tray 7, a firing handle 9 for performing a game ball firing operation is attached.

一方、前枠2の裏側(後面側)には、裏セット盤40が前枠2の後方に横開き開閉および着脱可能に取り付けられている。裏セット盤40には、払い出し用の遊技球を貯留する球貯留タンク41、球貯留タンク41に貯留された遊技球を整列させて流下させるタンクレール42、タンクレール42を通って導かれる遊技球を遊技盤10における入賞状態に応じて払い出す球払出装置43、球払出装置43の斜め下方に位置して払出通路内に突出成型された仕切壁44、球払出装置43の直下に位置して形成され球払出装置43から払い出された遊技球を上球皿5に導く上払出通路45、仕切壁44を隔てて上払出通路45に隣接して形成され上払出通路45が充満された状態でさらに払い出された遊技球を下球皿7に導く下払出通路47、仕切壁44の上端高さに合わせた傾斜通路面を有し上払出通路45と下払出通路47との間を仕切壁44よりも上方で連絡する溢れ球通路46、入賞具14に入賞して化粧板11の裏面側に導かれたセーフ球およびアウト口18を通って化粧板11の裏面側に導かれたアウト球を集合させて遊技島の回収装置に導く遊技済み球排出通路48などが設けられている。裏セット盤40の背面には、主制御基板や払出制御基板などの各種回路基板が取り付けられ、各電装部品がコネクタケーブルで接続されてパチンコ機PMが構成される。   On the other hand, on the back side (rear side) of the front frame 2, a back set board 40 is attached to the rear side of the front frame 2 so as to be laterally openable and detachable. The back set board 40 has a ball storage tank 41 for storing game balls for payout, a tank rail 42 for aligning and flowing down game balls stored in the ball storage tank 41, and a game ball guided through the tank rail 42. The ball payout device 43 that pays out the game board 10 according to the winning state, the partition wall 44 that is formed obliquely below the ball payout device 43 so as to project into the payout passage, and directly below the ball payout device 43. A state in which the upper payout passage 45 is formed so as to be adjacent to the upper payout passage 45 across the partition wall 44 and the upper payout passage 45 that guides the formed game ball discharged from the ball payout device 43 to the upper ball tray 5. Further, the lower payout passage 47 for guiding the game balls paid out to the lower ball tray 7 and an inclined passage surface adapted to the height of the upper end of the partition wall 44 have a partition between the upper payout passage 45 and the lower payout passage 47. Contact above wall 44 The safe ball guided to the overflow ball passage 46 and the winning device 14 and led to the back side of the decorative board 11 and the out ball guided to the back side of the decorative board 11 through the out port 18 are gathered to collect the amusement islands. A game ball discharge passage 48 that leads to the collection device is provided. Various circuit boards such as a main control board and a payout control board are attached to the back of the back set board 40, and each electrical component is connected by a connector cable to constitute a pachinko machine PM.

パチンコ機PMは、上球皿5およびガラス扉3が閉止施錠された状態で遊技に供され、上球皿5に遊技球を貯留させて発射ハンドル9の操作レバーを回動操作することにより遊技が開始される。操作レバーが回動操作されると、上球皿5に貯留された遊技球が上球皿5の背面に取り付けられた球送りカセットによって1球ずつ発射レール22に送り出され、遊技球発射装置21のハンマーに打ち出されて遊技領域PAに導かれる。   The pachinko machine PM is used in a game in which the upper ball tray 5 and the glass door 3 are closed and locked, and the game ball is stored in the upper ball tray 5 and the operation lever of the launch handle 9 is rotated. Is started. When the operation lever is turned, the game balls stored in the upper ball tray 5 are sent one by one to the launch rail 22 by a ball feed cassette attached to the back of the upper ball tray 5, and the game ball launching device 21. The hammer is driven into the game area PA.

遊技領域PAに到達した遊技球は、遊技領域内に打ち込まれた多数本の遊技釘や風車に弾かれながら遊技領域PAを転動落下し、この落下過程で入賞具14に落入して化粧板11の裏面側に導かれ、あるいは入賞具14に落入することなく落下してアウト口18を通って化粧板11の裏面側に導かれ、ともに裏セット盤40の遊技済み球排出通路48を通って遊技島の回収装置に排出される。各入賞具には入賞した遊技球を検出する入賞球検出器が設けられるとともに検出信号が主制御基板に出力されており、主制御基板はいずれかの入賞検出器から入賞検出信号が入力されると、その入賞具の種別に応じて予め設定された払出信号を払出制御基板を介して球払出装置43に出力し、球払出装置43は払出信号に応じた所定数量の遊技球を払い出す。   The game ball that has reached the game area PA rolls and falls in the game area PA while being hit by a large number of game nails and windmills that have been driven into the game area, and then drops into the winning tool 14 in the fall process. It is guided to the back side of the board 11 or falls without falling into the prize-winning tool 14 and is guided to the back side of the decorative board 11 through the out port 18, both of which are the game ball discharge passages 48 of the back set board 40. It is discharged to the collection device on the amusement island. Each winning tool is provided with a winning ball detector for detecting a winning game ball and a detection signal is output to the main control board, and the main control board receives a winning detection signal from any of the winning detectors. Then, a payout signal preset according to the type of the winning tool is output to the ball payout device 43 via the payout control board, and the ball payout device 43 pays out a predetermined number of game balls according to the payout signal.

球払出装置43から払い出された遊技球は、通常では、払出通路内に形成された仕切壁44により上払出通路45に導かれ、前枠2を貫通する上通出口25および上球皿5に形成された通出樋55を通って球皿部56に導かれる。すなわち、上払出通路45が充満される以前においては、球払出装置43から払い出された遊技球が、上払出通路45〜上通出口25〜通出樋55を通って球皿部56に払い出される。本明細書では、このように球払出装置から上球皿5側に繋がる球通路を上球皿払出通路L5という。   The game balls paid out from the ball payout device 43 are normally guided to the upper payout passage 45 by a partition wall 44 formed in the payout passage, and the upper outlet 25 and the upper ball tray 5 penetrating the front frame 2. Then, it is guided to the ball tray part 56 through the outlet bowl 55 formed in the above. In other words, before the upper payout passage 45 is filled, the game balls paid out from the ball payout device 43 are paid out to the ball tray portion 56 through the upper payout passage 45 to the upper outlet 25 to the outlet basket 55. It is. In this specification, the ball path connecting the ball dispensing device to the upper ball dish 5 side in this way is referred to as an upper ball dish dispensing path L5.

一方、上球皿5が満杯になり上払出通路45が仕切壁44の上端まで充満された状態で、さらに球払出装置43から遊技球が払い出されたときには、払い出された遊技球が仕切壁44を越えて下払出通路47側に溢れ、あるいは溢れ球通路46を迂回して下払出通路47に流入し、下払出通路47を流下して下球皿連絡バケット37および下通出口27を通って下球皿7に導かれる。すなわち、上払出通路45が充満されて以降では、球払出装置43から払い出された遊技球が下払出通路47〜下球皿連絡バケット37〜下通出口27を通って下球皿7に払い出される。本明細書ではこのように球払出装置から下球皿7側に繋がる球通路を下球皿払出通路L7という。   On the other hand, when a game ball is paid out from the ball payout device 43 in a state where the upper ball tray 5 is full and the upper payout passage 45 is filled up to the upper end of the partition wall 44, the payout game ball is divided. Overflowing to the lower payout passage 47 side through the wall 44 or bypassing the overflow ball passage 46 and flowing into the lower payout passage 47, flowing down the lower payout passage 47 and passing through the lower ball tray connecting bucket 37 and the lower outlet 27. It is led to the lower ball tray 7 through. That is, after the upper payout passage 45 is filled, the game balls paid out from the ball payout device 43 are paid out to the lower ball tray 7 through the lower payout passage 47, the lower ball tray connection bucket 37, and the lower outlet 27. It is. In this specification, the ball path connecting from the ball dispensing device to the lower ball dish 7 side is referred to as a lower ball dish dispensing path L7.

下払出通路47の下流部には、下球皿連絡バケット37の上方に位置して球通路の充満状態を検出する満杯検出器49が設けられてその検出信号が主制御基板に入力されており、主制御基板は満杯検出器49により当該通路位置における下球皿払出通路L7の充満状態が検出されたときに、球払出装置43および遊技球発射装置21の作動を規制するように構成されている。   A full detector 49 for detecting the full state of the ball path is provided downstream of the lower payout path 47 and located above the lower ball tray connection bucket 37, and the detection signal is input to the main control board. The main control board is configured to regulate the operation of the ball dispensing device 43 and the game ball launching device 21 when the full detector 49 detects the full state of the lower ball tray dispensing passage L7 at the passage position. Yes.

以上のように概要構成されるパチンコ機PMにあって、上球皿払出通路L5の通路途上に開口部を有し、この開口部と下球皿7との間を連絡する下球皿流下通路が前枠2の表側に設けられている。   In the pachinko machine PM generally configured as described above, the lower ball dish flow passage having an opening part in the upper ball dish discharge passage L5 and communicating between the opening part and the lower ball dish 7 Is provided on the front side of the front frame 2.

以下では、図4〜図12の各図を参照して、まず遊技補助盤20および上球皿5に設けられた球通路についてもう少し詳しく説明したのち、続けて第1構成形態の下球皿流下通路L10について説明する。ここで、図4〜図12の各図について予め概要説明すると、図4は上球皿5を開放した状態で遊技補助盤側の各球通路を示す正面図、図5は上球皿を閉止した状態で上球皿側の各球通路を示す正面図、図6は下球皿流下通路L10を主として示す上球皿5の背面図、図7は下球皿流下通路L10の開口部およびシャッター機構の構成を示す分解斜視図、図8は図5中のVIII−VIII矢視方向に見たシャッター機構周辺の平断面図、図9は上球皿払出通路L5および下球皿流下通路L10を主として示すパチンコ機PMの平断面図、図10は遊技時における遊技球の流れを説明するためのパチンコ機PMの側断面図、図11は上球皿5を開放したときの各球通路の位置関係およびシャッター機構の状態を示す平断面図、図12は上球皿5を開放したときの遊技球の流れを説明するためのパチンコ機PMの側断面図である。   Below, with reference to each figure of FIGS. 4-12, after first explaining in more detail about the ball path provided in the game auxiliary | assistant board 20 and the upper ball tray 5, it continues the lower ball tray flow down of the 1st structure form. The passage L10 will be described. Here, FIG. 4 to FIG. 12 will be outlined in advance. FIG. 4 is a front view showing each ball passage on the side of the game auxiliary board with the upper ball tray 5 opened, and FIG. 5 is the upper ball tray closed. FIG. 6 is a rear view of the upper ball dish 5 mainly showing the lower ball dish flow path L10, and FIG. 7 is an opening and shutter of the lower ball dish flow path L10. 8 is an exploded perspective view showing the structure of the mechanism, FIG. 8 is a plan sectional view around the shutter mechanism as seen in the direction of arrows VIII-VIII in FIG. 5, and FIG. 9 shows the upper ball tray discharge passage L5 and the lower ball tray flow-down passage L10. FIG. 10 is a side sectional view of the pachinko machine PM for explaining the flow of game balls during the game, and FIG. 11 is a position of each ball passage when the upper ball tray 5 is opened. FIG. 12 is a plan view showing the relationship and the state of the shutter mechanism. FIG. Kino is a side sectional view of a pachinko machine PM for explaining the flow of a game ball.

さて、遊技補助盤20に取り付けられたスピーカーカバー31の背後では、発射レール22と外レール12との間が所定間隔隔てられて上方に開くファール球回収口32が形成され、その下側にファール球回収口32に落入したファール球を流下させるファール球回収通路33が形成されている。また上通出口25の下側ではカバー部が前方に張り出されて上方に開く球受け口35が形成され、その下側に球受け口35に落入したこぼれ球を流下させるこぼれ球回収通路36が形成されている。   By the way, behind the speaker cover 31 attached to the game auxiliary board 20, a foul ball collection port 32 is formed which is opened at a predetermined distance between the firing rail 22 and the outer rail 12, and a foul ball is formed below the foul ball collection port 32. A foul ball collection passage 33 is formed through which the foul ball dropped into the ball collection port 32 flows down. A ball receiving port 35 is formed below the upper outlet 25 so that the cover portion extends forward and opens upward, and a spilled ball collection passage 36 for allowing the spilled ball that has fallen into the ball receiving port 35 to flow down is provided below the ball receiving port 35. Is formed.

ファール球回収通路33とこぼれ球回収通路36とは、遊技補助盤の左右略中央部で合流し、前枠2を上下に貫通して形成された集合回収口26を介して下球皿連絡バケット37に繋がっている。これにより、ファール球回収口32に落入したファール球および球受け口35に流入したこぼれ球が、それぞれファール球回収通路33、こぼれ球回収通路35を通って集合回収口26から下球皿連絡バケット37に流下し、下通出口26を通って下球皿7に導かれる。スピーカーカバー31は、集合開口26の直上部が一部切り欠かれて前方に開口するシャッター受容部160が形成されており、後述するシャッター機構150を受容可能になっている。   The foul ball collection passage 33 and the spilled ball collection passage 36 merge at the substantially right and left central portions of the game auxiliary board, and are connected to the lower ball tray connecting bucket via the collective collection port 26 formed through the front frame 2 vertically. 37. As a result, the foul ball dropped into the foul ball collection port 32 and the spilled ball flowing into the ball receiving port 35 respectively pass through the foul ball collection passage 33 and the spilled ball collection passage 35 from the collective collection port 26 to the lower ball tray communication bucket. It flows down to 37 and is guided to the lower ball tray 7 through the lower outlet 26. The speaker cover 31 is formed with a shutter receiving portion 160 that is notched at a portion directly above the collective opening 26 and opens forward, and can receive a shutter mechanism 150 described later.

一方、上球皿5は、前述したように矩形蓋状のあて板51と、あて板51の前面に取り付けられて前方に突出する椀状の外装体52と、あて板51と外装体52の間に取り付けられた皿部材53などから構成される。あて板51の前面側に位置する皿部材53には遊技球を貯留する球皿部56が形成されており、この球皿部56は、図5および図10に一部断面を示すように右傾した平皿状をなし、傾斜下方に向けて遊技球を集合させるティアドロップ状に形成されるとともに、その下流側は遊技球を1列の整列状態で待機させる発射球整列通路57に繋がっている。   On the other hand, the upper ball tray 5 includes a rectangular lid-shaped cover plate 51, a bowl-shaped exterior body 52 attached to the front surface of the contact plate 51 and protruding forward, and the contact plate 51 and the exterior body 52. It is comprised from the plate member 53 etc. which were attached between. A bowl plate portion 56 for storing game balls is formed on the plate member 53 located on the front side of the contact plate 51, and the ball plate portion 56 is inclined to the right as shown in partial cross sections in FIGS. The flat plate shape is formed in a teardrop shape for gathering game balls downwardly inclined, and the downstream side thereof is connected to a launch ball alignment passage 57 for waiting for the game balls in a single row alignment state.

発射球整列通路57の下流部は、上球皿5が前枠2に閉止された状態で発射レール22の基端部と前後に対峙する整合位置で「く」の字状に折り返され、あて板51の中央部に向けて左傾する球抜き流下通路58に繋がっている。発射球整列通路57と球抜き流下通路58とは、折り返し部に開閉操作可能に設けられた上部球抜き機構6の弁部材により常には仕切られており、このように仕切られた発射球整列通路57の下流端部(球通路の折り返し部)に、遊技球を1球ずつ送り出す球送りカセットが取り付けられている。球送りカセットは発射ハンドル9の発射操作に基づいて遊技球発射装置21と同期して制御され、発射球整列通路57に整列待機された遊技球が1球ずつ発射レール22に送り出され、遊技球発射装置21のハンマに打ち出されるようになっている。   The downstream portion of the firing ball alignment passage 57 is folded back in a “<” shape at the alignment position facing the base end portion of the firing rail 22 in the front-rear direction with the upper ball tray 5 closed by the front frame 2. The ball 51 is connected to a ball outlet flow passage 58 that is inclined to the left toward the center of the plate 51. The firing ball alignment passage 57 and the ball discharge flow passage 58 are always partitioned by the valve member of the upper ball removal mechanism 6 provided in the folded portion so as to be openable and closable. A ball feeding cassette for feeding game balls one by one is attached to the downstream end portion 57 (the folded portion of the ball passage). The ball feeding cassette is controlled in synchronism with the game ball launching device 21 based on the launch operation of the launch handle 9, and the game balls that are waiting to be aligned in the launch ball alignment passage 57 are sent to the launch rail 22 one by one. A hammer of the launcher 21 is launched.

球抜き流下通路58の下流部は、上球皿5が前枠2に閉止された状態で遊技補助盤20のシャッター受容部160と前後に対峙する整合位置で後方に折り曲げられ、あて板51を前後に貫通する球抜き口59を通ってあて板51の背面側に導出される。   The downstream portion of the ball removal flow passage 58 is bent rearward at an alignment position facing the shutter receiving portion 160 of the game auxiliary board 20 in the front-rear direction with the upper ball tray 5 being closed by the front frame 2, It passes through the ball outlet 59 penetrating in the front-rear direction and is led out to the back side of the contact plate 51.

あて板51の背面側には、前述した上球皿払出通路L5を構成する通出樋55が突出成型されており、上球皿5が前枠2に閉止された状態で通出樋55と下球皿7との間を連絡する下球皿流下通路L10があて板51の背面に設けられている。   On the back side of the counter plate 51, the above-mentioned outlet bowl 55 constituting the upper bowl tray discharge passage L5 is projected and molded, and with the upper bowl tray 5 closed to the front frame 2, A lower ball tray flow passage L <b> 10 that communicates with the lower ball tray 7 is provided on the back surface of the contact plate 51.

下球皿流下通路L10の上部構造は、あて板51の背面に立設された通路壁101,102に囲まれて後面開放の凹溝状に区画形成された通路溝と、この通路溝の後面開放部を覆ってネジ固定された通路カバー103とを主体として構成される。通出樋55の出口側(球皿部56に繋がる前端側)には、背面視における左側面から底面にかけて樋壁面の一部が切り欠かれて開口部111が形成されており、上球皿払出通路L5から分岐する分岐流路を形成する。通出樋55の入り口側(上通出口25と連絡する後端側)には、開口部111の後方に位置して側方から中央に向けて斜めに延びる球寄せ辺55sが設けられており、後方の上通出口25から流入して前方の球皿部56に流下する遊技球を通出樋55の中央寄りに誘導して、上球皿払出通路L5を流下する遊技球が直接下球皿流下通路L10に流入しないように構成している。   The upper structure of the lower basin dish flow passage L10 includes a passage groove that is surrounded by passage walls 101 and 102 erected on the back surface of the cover plate 51 and is formed in a recessed groove shape that is open on the rear surface, and a rear surface of the passage groove. It is mainly composed of a passage cover 103 that covers the opening and is fixed with screws. On the exit side of the outlet bowl 55 (the front end side connected to the ball tray portion 56), a part of the wall surface is cut out from the left side surface to the bottom surface in the rear view, and an opening 111 is formed. A branch channel that branches from the payout passage L5 is formed. On the entrance side (the rear end side that communicates with the upper passage outlet 25) of the doorway 55 is provided a ball approaching side 55s that is located behind the opening 111 and extends obliquely from the side toward the center. The game ball that flows in from the rear upper outlet 25 and flows down to the front ball tray portion 56 is guided toward the center of the outlet bowl 55 so that the game ball flowing down the upper ball tray discharge passage L5 is directly below the lower ball. It is constituted so as not to flow into the dish flow down passage L10.

開口部111が開設された下球皿流下通路L10の上流部には、比較的広い通路幅を有して上下に延びる通路室112が形成されており、この通路室112に所定量の遊技球を貯留し得るようになっている。一方、通路カバー103には、この通路カバー103を取り付けたときに通路室112の底部壁面の上方に位置して傾斜する流下誘導片103sが形成されており、通路室に流入した遊技球が通路室112の底部に停留することなく下流側に誘導されるようになっている。   A passage chamber 112 having a relatively wide passage width and extending vertically is formed in the upstream portion of the lower ball dish flow passage L10 where the opening 111 is opened, and a predetermined amount of game balls are provided in the passage chamber 112. Can be stored. On the other hand, the passage cover 103 is formed with a flow-down guide piece 103 s that is inclined to be positioned above the bottom wall surface of the passage chamber 112 when the passage cover 103 is attached. It is guided downstream without stopping at the bottom of the chamber 112.

下球皿流下通路L10の中流部では、上下の通路壁101,102が緩い傾斜をもって傾斜通路部113が形成されるとともに、球抜き口59の上方で緩やかに下向きに折り曲げられて下降する下降通路部が形成されており、下球皿流下通路L10と球抜き流下通路58とが球抜き口59を介して合流する。下降通路部の下端では、球抜き口59の左右に位置する通路壁101,102および底面壁105が延出されて後方に突出する箱状の突出部106が形成され、この突出部106の上面側に合流口115、下面側にシャッター口116が形成されている。合流口115およびシャッター口116の開口寸法は、ともに遊技球の直径よりも大きめに形成されており、下球皿流下通路L10と合流して上下に延びる球通路が形成される。そしてこの突出部106にシャッター口116を開閉するシャッター機構150が設けられている。   In the midstream portion of the lower ball dish flow passage L10, the upper and lower passage walls 101, 102 are formed with an inclined passage 113 with a gentle inclination, and the lower passage is gently bent downward and descends above the ball outlet 59. The lower ball dish flow passage L10 and the ball removal flow passage 58 merge through the ball removal opening 59. At the lower end of the descending passage portion, the passage walls 101 and 102 and the bottom wall 105 located on the left and right of the ball outlet 59 are extended to form a box-like protrusion portion 106 that protrudes rearward. A junction port 115 is formed on the side, and a shutter port 116 is formed on the lower surface side. The opening dimensions of the junction port 115 and the shutter port 116 are both formed to be larger than the diameter of the game ball, and a ball passage extending up and down is formed by joining the lower ball dish lower passage L10. A shutter mechanism 150 that opens and closes the shutter opening 116 is provided on the protruding portion 106.

シャッター機構150は、図7に分解斜視図を示すように、シャッター口116を開閉するシャッター部材151、シャッター部材151を前後方向にスライド変位自在に支持する左右のガイド支柱156、左右のガイド支柱156に支持されたシャッター部材151を常時後方(閉鎖方向)に付勢するコイルバネ157、左右の通路壁101,102の外側に位置して後方に突出成型されガイド支柱156およびコイルバネ157を支持する支持ボス158、遊技補助盤側の集合回収口26の前端部に突出成型された係合突起163などから構成される。   As shown in an exploded perspective view in FIG. 7, the shutter mechanism 150 includes a shutter member 151 that opens and closes the shutter opening 116, left and right guide columns 156 that support the shutter member 151 slidably in the front-rear direction, and left and right guide columns 156. A coil spring 157 that constantly urges the shutter member 151 supported by the rear side (in the closing direction), and a support boss that is located outside the left and right passage walls 101 and 102 and is formed to protrude rearward and support the guide column 156 and the coil spring 157. 158, an engagement protrusion 163 projecting from the front end portion of the collective recovery port 26 on the game auxiliary board side.

シャッター部材151は、ブレード部152と、このブレード部の左右端部が上方に折り曲げられて形成された左右の側辺部154と、側辺部の上端がガイド支柱156の外径よりも幾分大きめの内径を有する円筒状にカーリング成型された軸受部155とを有し、例えばステンレス合金等の薄板を打ち抜きおよびプレス成型等により加工成形し、全体として背面視凹状に形成されている。   The shutter member 151 includes a blade portion 152, left and right side portions 154 formed by bending the left and right end portions of the blade portion upward, and an upper end of the side portion somewhat larger than the outer diameter of the guide column 156. A bearing portion 155 that is curled and formed into a cylindrical shape having a large inner diameter is formed, and a thin plate made of, for example, a stainless alloy is processed and formed by stamping and press molding or the like, and is formed in a concave shape as viewed from the back.

ガイド支柱156は、本実施例では市販品の十字スリ割り付きネジを用いて生産コストを低減した例を示しており、その長さは、ガイド支柱を支持ボス158に螺合させて固定したときに、ネジ頭部における座面の配設位置がシャッター口116の後端位置と略一致する長さ寸法に設定されている。   In this embodiment, the guide column 156 shows an example in which the production cost is reduced by using a commercially available cross slotted screw. The length of the guide column 156 is when the guide column is screwed to the support boss 158 and fixed. In addition, the position of the seat surface on the screw head is set to a length dimension that substantially matches the rear end position of the shutter opening 116.

ブレード部152は、左右中央部分がシャッター口116の開口幅に合わせて前方に凸状に形成されるとともに、その前端部が直角に屈曲されて下方に突出する係合受け部153が形成されており、この係合受け部153が上球皿5の閉止および開放に応じて遊技補助盤側の係合突起163と係脱し得るようになっている。ブレード部152の前後方向寸法は、突出部106における底面壁105の張出寸法よりも幾分短く、シャッター口116よりも長めに形成されており、シャッター部材151をガイド支柱156に支持させて前方にスライドさせたときに、ブレード部152が底面壁105の下側に位置してシャッター口116全体を開放する一方、軸受部155の後端面がガイド支柱156のネジ頭部に当接するまでシャッター部材151を後方にスライドさせたときに、ブレード部152がシャッター口116の下面を閉鎖するように設定されている。   The blade portion 152 has a left and right central portion that is convex forward in accordance with the opening width of the shutter opening 116, and an engagement receiving portion 153 that is bent at a right angle and protrudes downward is formed. The engagement receiving portion 153 can be engaged with and disengaged from the engagement protrusion 163 on the game auxiliary board side in accordance with the closing and opening of the upper ball tray 5. The longitudinal dimension of the blade part 152 is somewhat shorter than the projecting dimension of the bottom wall 105 at the protruding part 106 and is longer than the shutter opening 116, and the shutter member 151 is supported by the guide column 156 and forward. The blade member 152 is positioned below the bottom wall 105 when being slid to open the shutter opening 116 as a whole, and the shutter member is moved until the rear end surface of the bearing portion 155 contacts the screw head of the guide column 156. The blade portion 152 is set to close the lower surface of the shutter port 116 when the 151 is slid rearward.

シャッター口116は、突出部106における底面壁105の後部、および後面壁107の下部を切り欠いて、下端コーナー部を利用して形成されており、下球皿流下通路L10および球抜き流下通路58から流下する遊技球を斜め後方の集合回収口26に向けて滑らかに流下させるとともに、前後方向に比較的小さいスライドストロークでシャッター口116を開閉し得るようになっている。   The shutter opening 116 is formed by cutting out the rear part of the bottom wall 105 and the lower part of the rear wall 107 in the protruding part 106 and using the lower corner part, and the lower ball dish flow path L10 and the ball discharge flow path 58. The game ball flowing down from the vehicle can smoothly flow down toward the collective collection port 26 obliquely rearward, and the shutter port 116 can be opened and closed with a relatively small slide stroke in the front-rear direction.

シャッター部材151における側辺部154および軸受部155は、前端側がブレード部152よりも短く形成されており、その寸法はコイルバネ157との相対関係に基づいて設定されている。すなわち、シャッター部材151を前方にスライドさせて係合受け部153をあて板51の背面に当接させた状態において、軸受部155の前端面(より詳細には座金159の前端面)とあて板51との間隔がコイルバネ157の密着長よりも大きく、またシャッター部材151を後方にスライドさせて軸受部155の後端面をガイド支柱156のネジ頭部に当接させた状態において、軸受部155の前端面(同上)とあて板51との間隔がコイルバネ157の自由長よりも小さくなるように相互関係が設定される。   The side portion 154 and the bearing portion 155 in the shutter member 151 are formed such that the front end side is shorter than the blade portion 152, and the dimensions thereof are set based on the relative relationship with the coil spring 157. That is, in a state where the shutter member 151 is slid forward and the engagement receiving portion 153 is brought into contact with the back surface of the contact plate 51, the front end surface of the bearing portion 155 (more specifically, the front end surface of the washer 159) and the contact plate 51 is larger than the contact length of the coil spring 157, and the shutter member 151 is slid rearward so that the rear end surface of the bearing portion 155 contacts the screw head of the guide column 156. The mutual relationship is set so that the distance between the front end face (same as above) and the contact plate 51 is smaller than the free length of the coil spring 157.

左右の通路壁101,102の外側に位置して突出成型された支持ボス158は、その中心にガイド支柱156のネジ部を受容して支持するネジ受容穴が形成され、外径寸法はコイルバネ157の内径に合わせてこれよりも幾分大きめに設定されるとともに、突出高さは上記のようにシャッター部材151を前方に移動させたときでも軸受部155等と当接しないような高さ寸法に設定されており、ガイド支柱156の支持部とコイルバネ157の支持部との機能をひとつの支持ボス158に集約させ、かつシャッター部材151の開閉ストロークとコイルバネ157の伸縮長さとを確保した構成になっている。   The support boss 158 that is formed to protrude outside the left and right passage walls 101 and 102 is formed with a screw receiving hole that receives and supports the screw portion of the guide column 156 at the center thereof, and the outer diameter dimension is a coil spring 157. The protrusion height is set so as not to come into contact with the bearing portion 155 or the like even when the shutter member 151 is moved forward as described above. The functions of the support portion of the guide column 156 and the support portion of the coil spring 157 are integrated into one support boss 158, and the opening / closing stroke of the shutter member 151 and the expansion / contraction length of the coil spring 157 are secured. ing.

シャッター部材151は、左右の軸受部155に後方からガイド支柱156を嵌挿し、前方に突出した支柱部に座金159を支持させたうえ、先端のネジ部を支持ボス158側に支持させたコイルバネ157を通して支持ボス158に螺合締結することにより、あて板51の背面側に取り付けられる。こうしてシャッター部材151が取り付けられると、シャッター部材151は左右のガイド支柱156に沿って前後にスライド移動自在に支持されるとともに、常にはコイルバネ157の付勢力により後方に付勢され、ブレード部152がシャッター口116の下面を閉鎖する閉鎖位置に保持される。   The shutter member 151 is a coil spring 157 in which guide struts 156 are inserted into the left and right bearing portions 155 from the rear, and a washer 159 is supported by the strut portions protruding forward, and a screw portion at the tip is supported on the support boss 158 side. The support boss 158 is screwed and fastened to be attached to the back side of the cover plate 51. When the shutter member 151 is attached in this manner, the shutter member 151 is supported so as to be slidable back and forth along the left and right guide columns 156, and is always urged rearward by the urging force of the coil spring 157, so that the blade portion 152 is moved. It is held in a closed position for closing the lower surface of the shutter opening 116.

このように、シャッター機構150では、シャッター口116を突出部106の下端コーナ部を利用してシャッター部材151の開閉ストロークを低減し、軸受部155の前方部分をブレード部152よりも短縮してコイルバネ157の収容寸法を確保し、さらにガイド支柱156の支持部とコイルバネ157の支持部を支持ボス157に集約しつつシャッター部材151の開閉ストロークとコイルバネ157の伸縮長さとを確保して、簡明かつコンパクトな構成を実現している。   As described above, in the shutter mechanism 150, the shutter opening 116 uses the lower end corner portion of the protruding portion 106 to reduce the opening / closing stroke of the shutter member 151, and the front portion of the bearing portion 155 is shortened from the blade portion 152 to provide a coil spring. The housing dimensions of 157 are secured, and the support portion of the guide column 156 and the support portion of the coil spring 157 are gathered on the support boss 157, and the opening / closing stroke of the shutter member 151 and the expansion / contraction length of the coil spring 157 are secured. Is realized.

一方、遊技補助盤20側にはシャッター機構150を受容するシャッター受容部160が形成されている。シャッター受容部160は、集合開口26の直上部に位置するスピーカーカバー31が上球皿5側の突出部106およびシャッター機構150の配設位置および突出形状に合わせて欠かれて前方に開口する凹状に形成されており、上球皿5の閉止および開放に応じて突出部106およびシャッター機構150を収脱自在に収容し得るようになっている。   On the other hand, a shutter receiving portion 160 that receives the shutter mechanism 150 is formed on the game assisting board 20 side. The shutter receiving portion 160 has a concave shape in which the speaker cover 31 located immediately above the collective opening 26 is notched in accordance with the position and shape of the protrusion 106 and the shutter mechanism 150 on the upper ball tray 5 side and opens forward. The projection 106 and the shutter mechanism 150 can be retractably accommodated in accordance with the closing and opening of the upper ball tray 5.

集合回収口26は、シャッター機構150におけるブレード部152の高さ位置に合わせて枠状の上縁面が形成されるとともに、前面中央には前方に突出して左右に延びる係合突起163が形成されている。係合突起163の前端部は側断面視において滑らかな円弧状に形成されており、上球皿5を閉止方向に揺動させたときにシャッター機構150をシャッター受容部160に滑らかに受け入れて係合受け部153と係合し、この係合受け部153を前方に押圧してコイルバネ157の付勢力に抗してシャッター部材151を前方にスライドさせる。   The collective recovery port 26 is formed with a frame-like upper edge surface in accordance with the height position of the blade portion 152 in the shutter mechanism 150, and an engagement protrusion 163 that protrudes forward and extends to the left and right is formed at the center of the front surface. ing. The front end portion of the engagement protrusion 163 is formed in a smooth arc shape when viewed from the side, and the shutter mechanism 150 is smoothly received by the shutter receiving portion 160 when the upper ball tray 5 is swung in the closing direction. The engagement member 153 is engaged, and the engagement receiver 153 is pressed forward to slide the shutter member 151 forward against the urging force of the coil spring 157.

上球皿5を前枠2に閉止させた状態では、下球皿流下通路L10の通路カバー103と遊技補助盤のケースカバー31とが対峙して配設される一方、シャッター機構150の後部および突出部106がシャッター受容部160内に収容され、シャッター機構におけるブレード部152が底面壁107の下側に収容されてシャッター口116を開放する開放位置に配設される。開放位置ではコイルバネ157が密着することなく圧縮シロを残して配設されるとともに、係合受け部153とあて板背51との間に所定のクリアランスが確保されており(図10における部分拡大図を参照)、シャッター口116の全体を開放させつつ上球皿5を確実に閉止保持させることができる構成になっている。   In a state where the upper ball tray 5 is closed to the front frame 2, the passage cover 103 of the lower ball tray flow passage L10 and the case cover 31 of the game assisting board are disposed to face each other, while the rear portion of the shutter mechanism 150 and The protruding portion 106 is accommodated in the shutter receiving portion 160, and the blade portion 152 in the shutter mechanism is accommodated below the bottom wall 107 and disposed at an open position where the shutter opening 116 is opened. In the open position, the coil spring 157 is disposed without being in close contact with the compression shell, and a predetermined clearance is secured between the engagement receiving portion 153 and the back plate back 51 (partial enlarged view in FIG. 10). And the upper ball tray 5 can be securely closed and held while the entire shutter opening 116 is opened.

上球皿5を前枠2に閉止させた状態では、上球皿5の上部において通出樋55が遊技補助盤側の上通出口25と連絡し、裏セット盤40の球払出装置43から上払出通路45〜上通出口25〜通出樋55〜球皿部56に繋がる上球皿払出通路L5が形成され、前枠2の表側では通出樋55に形成された開口部111から通路室112〜傾斜通路113〜シャッター口116を通り集合回収口26〜下球皿連絡バケット37および下通出口27を介して下球皿7に繋がる下球皿流下通路L10が形成される。   In a state where the upper ball tray 5 is closed to the front frame 2, the passing-out bar 55 communicates with the upper outlet 25 on the game auxiliary board side at the upper part of the upper ball tray 5, and from the ball payout device 43 of the back set board 40. An upper ball tray discharge passage L5 connected to the upper discharge passage 45 to the upper outlet 25 to the outlet plate 55 to the ball tray portion 56 is formed, and the passage is made from the opening 111 formed in the outlet rod 55 on the front side of the front frame 2. A lower ball dish flow passage L10 that passes through the chamber 112, the inclined passage 113, the shutter opening 116, and the collect collection port 26 through the lower ball dish communication bucket 37 and the lower outlet 27 is formed.

またシャッター受容部160では、この受容部に収容された突出部106の上面側の合流口115から下面側のシャッター口116を通って集合回収口26に至る上下に連通した球通路が形成され、これによりファール球回収口32に落入したファール球、および球受け口35に落入したこぼれ球を、それぞれファール球回収通路33、こぼれ球回収通路36から合流口115〜シャッター口116〜集合回収口26〜下球皿連絡バケット37および下通出口27を介して下球皿7に流下させる集合回収通路が形成される。   Further, in the shutter receiving portion 160, a spherical passage is formed which communicates in the vertical direction from the confluence 115 on the upper surface side of the protrusion 106 accommodated in the receiving portion to the collection recovery port 26 through the shutter opening 116 on the lower surface side, As a result, the foul balls dropped into the foul ball collection port 32 and the spilled balls dropped into the ball receiving port 35 are respectively joined from the foul ball collection passage 33 and the spilled ball collection passage 36 to the confluence 115 to the shutter opening 116 to the collection collection port. A collecting and collecting passage is formed to flow down to the lower ball tray 7 through the lower ball tray communication bucket 37 and the lower outlet 27.

さて、以上のように構成されるパチンコ機PMにおける遊技球の流れ(各球通路の作用)について以下に説明する。パチンコ機PMは、図1に示すように上球皿5およびガラス扉3が閉止施錠された状態で遊技に供され、遊技者が上球皿5の球皿部56に遊技球を貯留させて発射ハンドル9の操作レバーを回動操作することにより開始される。操作レバーが回動操作されると、発射球整列通路57に整列待機された遊技球がこの発射球整列通路57の下流端部に配設された球送りカセットによって1球ずつ発射レール22に送り出され、遊技球発射装置21のハンマーに打ち出される。   Now, the flow of game balls (action of each ball passage) in the pachinko machine PM configured as described above will be described below. As shown in FIG. 1, the pachinko machine PM is provided for a game with the upper ball tray 5 and the glass door 3 closed and locked, and the player stores the game ball in the ball tray portion 56 of the upper ball tray 5. The operation is started by rotating the operation lever of the firing handle 9. When the operation lever is turned, the game balls waiting to be aligned in the firing ball alignment passage 57 are sent one by one to the firing rail 22 by the ball feeding cassette disposed at the downstream end of the firing ball alignment passage 57. Then, it is launched by the hammer of the game ball launcher 21.

ハンマーに打ち出された遊技球のうち、遊技領域PAに到達できずに外レール12に沿って戻ってきた遊技球は、ファール球回収口32に落入してファール球回収通路33を通り、突出部上面の合流口115からシャッター口116〜集合回収口26〜下球皿連絡バケット37および下通出口27を流下して下球皿7に回収される。   Of the game balls launched by the hammer, the game balls that have returned along the outer rail 12 without reaching the game area PA fall into the foul ball collection port 32, pass through the foul ball collection passage 33, and protrude. From the junction 115 on the top surface of the unit, the shutter 116, the collection / recovery port 26, the lower ball tray connecting bucket 37 and the lower outlet 27 flow down to be collected in the lower ball tray 7.

一方、ハンマーに打ち出された遊技球のうち、遊技領域PAに到達した遊技球は、遊技領域内に打ち込まれた多数本の遊技釘や風車に弾かれながら遊技領域PAを転動落下し、この落下過程で入賞具14に落入して化粧板11の裏面側に導かれ、あるいは入賞具14に落入することなく落下してアウト口18を通って化粧板11の裏面側に導かれ、ともに裏セット盤40の遊技済み球排出通路48を通って遊技島の回収装置に排出される。入賞具14に入賞した遊技球は、各入賞具に設けられた入賞球検出器に検出されて入賞検出信号が主制御基板に出力され、主制御基板は入賞具の種別に応じた払出信号を払出制御基板を介して球払出装置43に出力し、球払出装置43は払出信号に応じた所定数量(例えば、5球,10球,13球等)の遊技球を払い出す。   On the other hand, of the game balls hit by the hammer, the game ball that has reached the game area PA rolls and falls in the game area PA while being hit by a large number of game nails and windmills that are driven into the game area. In the process of dropping, it drops into the winning device 14 and is guided to the back side of the decorative plate 11, or falls without falling into the winning device 14 and is guided to the back side of the decorative plate 11 through the out port 18, Both are discharged through the game-completed ball discharge passage 48 of the back set board 40 to the game island collection device. The game balls won in the winning tool 14 are detected by a winning ball detector provided in each winning tool and a winning detection signal is output to the main control board, and the main control board outputs a payout signal corresponding to the type of the winning tool. This is output to the ball payout device 43 via the payout control board, and the ball payout device 43 pays out a predetermined number of game balls (for example, 5 balls, 10 balls, 13 balls, etc.) according to the payout signal.

球払出装置43から払い出された遊技球は、上球皿払出通路L5が充満される以前では払出通路内に形成された仕切壁44により上払出通路45に導かれ、この上払出通路45から上通出口25を通って通出樋55に流入する。ここで通出樋55の入り口側には、通出樋55に流入した遊技球を中央寄りに誘導する球寄せ辺55sが設けられており、上通出口25から流入して通出樋55を流下する遊技球は、球寄せ辺55sに誘導されて開口部111の側方を通過して球皿部56に導かれる。   The game balls paid out from the ball payout device 43 are guided to the upper payout passage 45 by the partition wall 44 formed in the payout passage before the upper ball tray payout passage L5 is filled. It flows into the outlet 55 through the upper outlet 25. Here, on the entrance side of the doorway 55, a ball approaching side 55s for guiding the game ball that has flowed into the doorway 55 toward the center is provided. The game ball that flows down is guided to the ball approaching side 55s, passes through the side of the opening 111, and is guided to the ball tray 56.

このため、払い出された遊技球が開口部111の周辺に停留するようになるまで、具体的には、球皿部56が遊技球で満たされ通出樋55に遊技球が貯留されるようになるまでは、球払出装置43から払い出された遊技球が上払出通路45〜上通出口25〜通出樋55を流下して球皿部56に至る上球皿払出通路L5を通って球皿部56に導かれ、開口部111から下球皿流下通路L10に転入して下球皿7に流下する遊技球はほとんど生じない。   Therefore, until the paid-out game ball stops around the opening 111, specifically, the ball tray portion 56 is filled with the game ball and the game ball is stored in the outlet 55. Until the game ball is discharged, the game balls discharged from the ball dispensing device 43 flow down the upper dispensing passage 45 to the upper passage outlet 25 to the passage basket 55 and pass through the upper ball tray dispensing passage L 5 to reach the ball tray portion 56. There is hardly any game ball that is guided to the ball tray 56 and moves into the lower ball tray flow passage L10 from the opening 111 and flows down to the lower ball tray 7.

遊技の展開に伴い、遊技球発射装置21から遊技領域PAに発射する遊技球よりも入賞に対して払い出される遊技球の方が多い状態が続くと、球皿部56の貯留球数が徐々に増加し、これに伴って球皿部56に貯留される貯留球が傾斜上方に遡って球皿部を覆い、さらに球皿部56と段差がある通出樋55の出口前方で複数段に積み上がって球皿部全体が遊技球で満たされた状態になってくる。   As the game progresses, if there are more game balls to be paid out for winning than the game balls launched from the game ball launching device 21 to the game area PA, the number of stored balls in the ball tray portion 56 gradually increases. Along with this, the stored balls stored in the ball tray part 56 go back up the slope to cover the ball dish part, and further stack in a plurality of stages in front of the exit of the outlet bowl 55 where there is a step with the ball dish part 56. Go up and the whole ball tray is filled with game balls.

そして通出樋55の出口前方まで球皿部が満たされ、遊技球が通出樋55の通路内部にまで貯留されるようになると、開口部111の側縁近傍に停留した遊技球の一部が、新たに通出樋に流入して後方に繋がる遊技球により開口部111の方向に押圧され、開口部111から通路室112に転入する。通路室102に転入した遊技球は、この通路室102の下部に配設された流下誘導片103sに誘導されて傾斜通路部113を滑らかに転動流下し、シャッター口116から集合回収口26〜下球皿連絡バケット37〜下通出口27を介して下球皿7に至る下球皿流下通路L10を通って下球皿7に導かれる。   When the ball tray is filled up to the front of the exit bowl 55 and the game balls are stored in the passage of the exit bowl 55, a part of the game balls stopped near the side edge of the opening 111 However, it is pressed in the direction of the opening 111 by the game ball newly flowing into the doorway and connected to the rear, and moves into the passage chamber 112 from the opening 111. The game ball transferred into the passage chamber 102 is guided by the flow-down guide piece 103 s disposed at the lower part of the passage chamber 102 to smoothly roll down the inclined passage portion 113, and from the shutter port 116 to the collective recovery ports 26 to 26. The lower ball tray 7 is guided to the lower ball tray 7 through the lower ball tray flow passage L10 that reaches the lower ball tray 7 via the lower ball tray communication bucket 37 to the lower outlet 27.

ここで、通出樋55の通路内部に遊技球が貯留され始めて以降、開口部111から通路室112に転入する遊技球は、開口部111の近傍に位置して停留した遊技球(便宜的に停留球という)のうち、停留球の後方に繋がる遊技球から当該停留球に作用する押圧力のベクトルと、停留球よりも前方に位置する遊技球から当該停留球に作用する押圧力のベクトルとを合成した合力が開口部111の方向に向かうものに限られる。すなわち、停留球に作用する合力は、当該停留球とその前後に位置する遊技球との球面同士の当接角度位置関係による押圧力の作用方向および押圧力の大きさにより定まり、その合力が開口部111の内側方向となる停留球が開口部111から通路室112に転入する。   Here, after the game ball starts to be stored inside the passage of the doorway 55, the game ball that moves into the passage chamber 112 from the opening 111 is located in the vicinity of the opening 111 (for convenience, A vector of a pressing force acting on the stationary ball from a game ball connected to the rear of the stationary ball, and a vector of a pressing force acting on the stationary ball from a game ball located in front of the stationary ball. The resultant force obtained by synthesizing is limited to the direction toward the opening 111. That is, the resultant force acting on the stationary ball is determined by the acting direction of the pressing force and the magnitude of the pressing force due to the contact angle positional relationship between the spherical surfaces of the stationary ball and the game balls located before and after the stationary ball. A stationary ball that is inward of the portion 111 moves into the passage chamber 112 from the opening 111.

従って、通出樋55の通路内部に遊技球が貯留され始めて以降、開口部111から通路室112に転入する遊技球は、開口部111の側縁近傍に停留した遊技球のうちで上記条件を満たす一部の遊技球となり、球払出装置43から遊技球が払い出されて停留球への押圧力が変動し、また遊技球の発射により球皿部56の貯留球が消費されて通出樋55内の貯留球が漸次流下して移動するごとに、逐次数球ずつ開口部111から通路室112に転入して下球皿払出通路L10を流下し下球皿7に導出される。   Accordingly, the game balls that are transferred from the opening 111 to the passage chamber 112 after the game balls start to be stored inside the passage of the doorway 55 have the above-mentioned conditions among the game balls stopped near the side edge of the opening 111. Part of the game ball is filled, the game ball is paid out from the ball payout device 43, the pressing force to the stationary ball fluctuates, and the ball stored in the ball tray portion 56 is consumed by the game ball being fired. Each time the stored balls in 55 gradually flow down and move, several balls are sequentially transferred from the opening 111 to the passage chamber 112 and flow down through the lower ball tray discharge passage L10 and are led to the lower ball tray 7.

これにより、遊技者は上球皿払出通路L5が完全に充満される以前に、この球通路が徐々に満たされつつあることを認識することができ、遊技球が少しずつ下球皿7に流下し始めた時点で、例えば図1中に二点鎖線で付記する遊技島の呼び出しランプLP等を用いて遊技施設の係員を呼び、球箱BBを受け取って下球皿7の球抜き作業の準備を行うことができる。   As a result, the player can recognize that the ball passage is gradually filling before the upper ball tray payout passage L5 is completely filled, and the game ball flows down to the lower ball tray 7 little by little. At this point, for example, a game facility staff is called using a game island call lamp LP or the like indicated by a two-dot chain line in FIG. 1, and a ball box BB is received to prepare for the ball removal work of the lower ball tray 7 It can be performed.

このように遊技球が少しずつ下球皿7に流下する予告報知の状態で、さらに遊技球が次々払い出されると、払い出された遊技球が通出樋55から上通出口25〜上払出通路45へと上球皿払出通路L5を遡るように貯留され、上払出通路45の上流部まで遊技球で充満された状態になってくる。   When the game balls are paid out one after another in such a state that the game balls flow down to the lower ball tray 7 little by little in this way, the paid-out game balls are passed from the outlet 通 55 to the upper outlet 25 to the upper outlet passage. It is stored so as to go back to the upper ball tray payout passage L5 to 45, and is filled with game balls up to the upstream portion of the upper payout passage 45.

そして、上払出通路45と下払出通路47との間を仕切る仕切壁44の上端まで遊技球が充満された状態で、さらに球払出装置43から遊技球が払い出されると、仕切壁44に堰き止められた遊技球が仕切壁44を越えて下払出通路47側に溢れ、あるいは溢れ球通路46を迂回して下払出通路47に流入して、下払出通路47から下球皿連絡バケット37および下通出口27を通って下球皿7に繋がる下球皿払出通路L7を流下して下球皿7に払い出されるようになる。   When the game ball is further paid out from the ball payout device 43 in a state where the game ball is filled up to the upper end of the partition wall 44 that partitions the upper payout passage 45 and the lower payout passage 47, the partition wall 44 is dammed. The game balls that have passed over the partition wall 44 overflow to the lower payout passage 47 side, or bypass the overflow ball passage 46 and flow into the lower payout passage 47. It flows down the lower ball tray discharge passage L 7 connected to the lower ball tray 7 through the outlet 27 and is discharged to the lower ball tray 7.

この状態では、遊技球の発射により消費されて徐々に減少する貯留球と、漸次開口部111から下球皿流下通路L10を通って下球皿7に流下する遊技球とを合わせた数量程度の遊技球が上球皿払出通路L5側に補給され、新たに払い出された遊技球の大部分は下球皿払出通路L7を通って下球皿7に払い出される。すなわち、上球皿の球皿部56が充満されて以降上球皿払出通路L5が充満されるまでは、逐次少数の遊技球が下球皿7に導出される一方、上球皿払出通路L5が充満されて以降では、多数の遊技球が下球皿7に払い出されるようになり、これにより遊技者は上球皿払出通路L5が充満状態になったことを的確に認識することができる。   In this state, the number of pooled balls that are consumed and reduced gradually by the release of the game balls and the game balls that gradually flow from the opening 111 to the lower ball dish 7 through the lower ball dish flow passage L10 are about The game balls are supplied to the upper ball tray payout passage L5 side, and most of the newly released game balls are paid out to the lower ball tray 7 through the lower ball tray payout passage L7. That is, a small number of game balls are sequentially led out to the lower ball tray 7 until the upper ball tray payout passage L5 is filled after the ball tray portion 56 of the upper ball tray is filled, while the upper ball tray payout passage L5. After the game is filled, a large number of game balls are paid out to the lower ball tray 7, and the player can thereby accurately recognize that the upper ball tray payout passage L5 is full.

そこで、遊技者は予告報知の段階で準備した球箱BBを下球皿7の球抜き口の下側に配設し、下球皿7への払出状況や貯留状態を見ながら下部球抜き機構8の球抜きレバーを操作して球抜き作業を行うことができる。   Therefore, the player arranges the ball box BB prepared at the notice notification stage below the ball outlet of the lower ball tray 7 and observes the state of paying out and storing the lower ball tray 7 and the lower ball removing mechanism. The ball removal operation can be performed by operating the 8 ball removal lever.

なお、球抜き操作を行うことなく下球皿7の貯留球が増大して充満されると、払い出された遊技球は下通出口27から下球皿連絡バケット37を満たし、さらに下球皿払出通路L7を遡るように下払出通路47を満たしてゆく。そして貯留球が下払出通路47に設けられた満杯検出器49の通路位置まで充満され、満杯検出器49から充満状態の検出信号が主制御基板に出力されると、主制御基板がその検出信号に基づいて球払出装置43および遊技球発射装置21の作動を規制し、払出作動および発射作動が停止される。   If the stored balls in the lower ball tray 7 increase and fill up without performing the ball removal operation, the paid-out game balls fill the lower ball tray communication bucket 37 from the lower outlet 27, and further the lower ball tray The lower payout passage 47 is filled so as to go back through the payout passage L7. When the storage ball is filled up to the passage position of the full detector 49 provided in the lower payout passage 47 and a full detection signal is output from the full detector 49 to the main control board, the main control board detects the detection signal. Based on this, the operations of the ball payout device 43 and the game ball launching device 21 are restricted, and the payout operation and the firing operation are stopped.

ここで、本構成の経路機構では、下球皿払出通路L7に加えて別途下球皿流下通路L10が設けられ、上球皿払出通路L5が貯留球で充満された以降においても、下球皿払出通路L7を通って後方から下球皿連絡バケット37に流入する遊技球と、下球皿流下通路L10を通って前方から下球皿連絡バケット37に流入する遊技球とが併存する。このため満杯検出器49の検出信号に基づく作動規制がかかるまでに貯留し得る遊技球の数量は、上下の球皿5,7および上下の球皿払出通路L5,L7に貯留し得る数量に加えて、下球皿流下通路L10に貯留される数量分増加させることができ、これにより作動規制がかかるまでの時間を延長して、多数の遊技球が下球皿7に払い出されるようになっても慌てることなく余裕を持って球抜き作業を行えるようになっている。   Here, in the path mechanism of this configuration, in addition to the lower ball tray discharge passage L7, a lower ball tray discharge passage L10 is provided separately, and even after the upper ball tray discharge passage L5 is filled with the stored balls, the lower ball tray A game ball that flows into the lower ball tray connecting bucket 37 from behind through the payout passage L7 and a game ball that flows into the lower ball tray connecting bucket 37 from the front through the lower ball tray flowing down passage L10 coexist. For this reason, the number of game balls that can be stored before the operation restriction based on the detection signal of the full detector 49 is applied is in addition to the numbers that can be stored in the upper and lower ball trays 5 and 7 and the upper and lower ball tray discharge passages L5 and L7. Thus, it is possible to increase the quantity stored in the lower ball tray flow passage L10, thereby extending the time until the operation restriction is applied, so that a large number of game balls are paid out to the lower ball tray 7. The ball removal work can be done with a margin without panic.

ところで、パチンコ機では上球皿5の背面側に取り付けられた球送りカセットに球詰まりが発生したり、発射レール22に複数の遊技球が留置されて遊技球を発射できなくなることが稀にあり、遊技中に上球皿5を開放して不具合を解消する必要が生じる。シャッター機構150は、上球皿5を開放する際に上球皿の球通路内に遊技球が残留していた場合でも、これらの残留球がこぼれ落ちないように設けられたものである。   By the way, in the pachinko machine, a ball clogging may occur in the ball feeding cassette attached to the back side of the upper ball tray 5, or a plurality of game balls may be detained on the launch rail 22 so that the game balls cannot be fired. During the game, it is necessary to open the upper ball tray 5 to solve the problem. The shutter mechanism 150 is provided so that even when game balls remain in the ball path of the upper ball tray 5 when the upper ball tray 5 is opened, these remaining balls do not fall out.

上球皿5が前枠2に閉止施錠された状態から施錠を解放して前方に引くと、上球皿5は正面左側に設けられたヒンジ機構4のヒンジピンを揺動軸として揺動し、図11および図12に示すように、下球皿流下通路L10における突出部106およびシャッター機構150がシャッター収容部160に収容された状態から脱してシャッター収容部160の前方に移動し、通出樋55は上通出口25と連絡した状態から上通出口25の前方に隙間をおいて離れた状態に変移する。   When the upper ball tray 5 is unlocked from the state where the upper ball tray 5 is closed and locked and pulled forward, the upper ball tray 5 swings around the hinge pin of the hinge mechanism 4 provided on the left side of the front surface as a swing shaft. As shown in FIGS. 11 and 12, the protruding portion 106 and the shutter mechanism 150 in the lower sphere dish lowering passage L10 move away from the state accommodated in the shutter accommodating portion 160 and move to the front of the shutter accommodating portion 160, so 55 changes from being in communication with the upper outlet 25 to being separated from the upper outlet 25 in front of the upper outlet 25.

このとき、シャッター機構150では、突出部106が前方に移動し、遊技補助盤側の係合突起163が相対的に後方に変位することに伴って、係合突起163と当接して押さえられていた係合受け部153への押圧力が解放され、圧縮されていたコイルバネ157の弾性力によりシャッター部材151が後方にスライド移動して、ブレード部152がシャッター口116の下面を閉鎖する。   At this time, in the shutter mechanism 150, the protrusion 106 moves forward, and the engagement protrusion 163 on the game auxiliary board side is displaced relatively rearward, so that it is in contact with and pressed against the engagement protrusion 163. The pressing force applied to the engagement receiving portion 153 is released, and the shutter member 151 slides backward by the elastic force of the compressed coil spring 157, and the blade portion 152 closes the lower surface of the shutter port 116.

このため、上球皿5の開放時に既に下球皿流下通路L10の内部に貯留されていた遊技球や、上球皿5を開放する際に開口部111から下球皿流下通路L10に流入した遊技球が、ブレード部152に堰き止められて下球皿流下通路L10内に保持され、球こぼれを生じることがない。   For this reason, when the upper ball tray 5 is opened, the game balls already stored in the lower ball tray flow passage L10 or when the upper ball tray 5 is opened, it flows into the lower ball tray flow passage L10 from the opening 111. The game ball is held by the blade portion 152 and held in the lower ball dish flow passage L10, and ball spillage does not occur.

また下球皿流下通路L10と球抜き流下通路58とを合流させ、シャッター機構150を合流部よりも下流側に設けているため、例えば上球皿5を開放する際や開放後に誤って上部球抜き機構6の球抜き操作レバーを開方向に操作した場合であっても、球抜き流下通路58を流下し球抜き口59を通って合流した遊技球がブレード部152に堰き止められて球抜き流下通路58内に保持され、上記同様に球こぼれを生じることがない。   Further, since the lower ball tray flow passage L10 and the ball discharge flow passage 58 are merged and the shutter mechanism 150 is provided on the downstream side of the merge portion, for example, when the upper ball tray 5 is opened or after the upper ball is accidentally opened. Even when the ball removal operation lever of the removal mechanism 6 is operated in the opening direction, the game ball that has flowed down the ball removal flow path 58 and joined through the ball removal port 59 is blocked by the blade portion 152 and removed. It is held in the flow-down passage 58 and does not cause spilling of the ball as described above.

さらに、シャッター機構150では上球皿5の閉止・開放に連動してシャッター部材151が前後にスライドしシャッター口116を開放・閉鎖する構成のため、上球皿の開閉ごとに係員がシャッターの開閉操作を行う必要がなく、作業性の良好な経路機構を提供することができる。   Furthermore, in the shutter mechanism 150, the shutter member 151 slides back and forth in conjunction with the closing / opening of the upper ball tray 5 to open / close the shutter opening 116. There is no need to perform an operation, and a route mechanism with good workability can be provided.

一方、上球皿5の開放に伴って生じた通出樋55と上通出口25の隙間の下方には、ケースカバー31が前方に張り出されて上方に開く球受け口35が形成されており、その下側に球受け口35に落入したこぼれ球を流下させるこぼれ球回収通路36が形成されている。   On the other hand, a ball receiving opening 35 is formed below the gap between the outlet bowl 55 and the upper outlet 25 generated when the upper ball tray 5 is opened, and the case cover 31 projects forward. A spilled ball collecting passage 36 is formed below the spilled ball that has fallen into the ball receiving port 35.

このため、上球皿5を開放する以前に上球皿払出通路L5に遊技球が貯留されていた場合でも、上球皿5を開放したときに上通出口25から前方に溢れ出たこぼれ球、および通出樋55から後方に溢れ出たこぼれ球が、その下側に位置して上方に開口する球受け口35に落入してこぼれ球回収通路36を流下し、突出部106が離脱したシャッター収容部160を落下して、集合回収口26から下球皿連絡バケット37〜下通出口26を通って下球皿7に回収される。従って、上球皿5を開放する際に上球皿払出通路L5に遊技球が貯留されていた場合であっても、溢れ出た遊技球がこぼれ球回収通路36を通って下球皿7に回収され、遊技球をまき散らしてしまうようなことがない。   For this reason, even if game balls are stored in the upper ball tray payout passage L5 before the upper ball tray 5 is opened, the spilled balls overflowing forward from the upper outlet 25 when the upper ball tray 5 is opened. Then, the spilled ball overflowing rearward from the outlet 55 drops into the ball receiving port 35 which is located on the lower side and opens upward, flows down the spilled ball collection passage 36, and the protruding portion 106 is detached. The shutter accommodating portion 160 falls and is collected in the lower ball tray 7 through the lower collection tray 26 through the lower ball tray communication bucket 37 to the lower outlet 26. Therefore, even when the game balls are stored in the upper ball tray payout passage L5 when the upper ball tray 5 is opened, the overflowing game balls pass through the spilled ball collection passage 36 to the lower ball tray 7. It will not be collected and scattered game balls.

従って、以上説明したような経路機構を備えることにより、上下の球皿払出通路がともに充満状態になるまでに時間的、精神的に余裕を持って球箱を準備できるとともに、上球皿を開放する際に各球通路に遊技球が残留していた場合でもこれらの遊技球をまき散らしてしまうことがないパチンコ機を提供することができる。   Therefore, by providing the path mechanism as described above, it is possible to prepare a ball box with sufficient time and spirit until both the upper and lower ball tray dispensing passages are full, and the upper ball tray is opened. In this case, a pachinko machine can be provided in which even when game balls remain in each ball passage, these game balls are not scattered.

次に、第2構成形態の下球皿流下通路L20について説明する。ここで、図13は上球皿5を開放した状態で遊技補助盤側の各球通路を示す正面図、図14は上球皿を閉止した状態で上球皿側の各球通路を示す正面図、図15は下球皿流下通路L20を主として示す上球皿5の背面図、図16は下球皿流下通路L20の開口部およびシャッター機構の構成を示す分解斜視図、図17は図14中のXVII−XVII矢視方向に見たシャッター機構周辺の平断面図、図18は上球皿払出通路L5および下球皿流下通路L20を主として示すパチンコ機PMの平断面図、図19は遊技時における遊技球の流れを説明するためのパチンコ機PMの側断面図、図20は上球皿5を開放したときの各球通路の位置関係およびシャッター機構の状態を示す平断面図、図21は上球皿5を開放したときの遊技球の流れを説明するためのパチンコ機PMの側断面図である。   Next, the lower ball dish flow passage L20 in the second configuration form will be described. Here, FIG. 13 is a front view showing each ball passage on the game assisting board side with the upper ball tray 5 opened, and FIG. 14 is a front view showing each ball passage on the upper ball tray side with the upper ball tray closed. 15 is a rear view of the upper ball tray 5 mainly showing the lower ball tray flow passage L20, FIG. 16 is an exploded perspective view showing the configuration of the opening and shutter mechanism of the lower ball tray flow passage L20, and FIG. 18 is a cross-sectional plan view of the periphery of the shutter mechanism as viewed in the direction of the arrow XVII-XVII, FIG. 18 is a cross-sectional plan view of the pachinko machine PM mainly showing the upper ball tray discharge passage L5 and the lower ball tray flow-down passage L20, and FIG. FIG. 20 is a side sectional view of the pachinko machine PM for explaining the flow of the game ball at the time, FIG. 20 is a plan sectional view showing the positional relationship of each ball passage and the state of the shutter mechanism when the upper ball tray 5 is opened, FIG. Is for explaining the flow of the game ball when the upper ball tray 5 is opened It is a side sectional view of a pachinko machine PM.

なお本構成形態の経路機構では、上球皿5を前枠2に閉止した状態で通出樋55と下球皿7との間を連絡する下球皿流下通路L20が遊技補助盤20の前面側に設けられたこぼれ球回収通路36を併用する形態で構成されており、球受け口35の開口幅を除く遊技補助盤20の構成、あて板51の背面に形成された下球皿流下通路L10を除く上球皿5の主要構成などは、図1〜図12を参照して説明したパチンコ機PMと同様である。そこで、同様部分に同一番号を付して重複説明を省略し、以下、下球皿流下通路L20について詳細に説明する。   In the route mechanism of this configuration, the lower ball tray flow passage L20 that communicates between the outlet bowl 55 and the lower ball tray 7 with the upper ball tray 5 closed to the front frame 2 is provided on the front surface of the game auxiliary board 20. The spilled ball collecting passage 36 provided on the side is configured to be used in combination, the configuration of the game auxiliary board 20 excluding the opening width of the ball receiving port 35, and the lower ball dish flow passage L10 formed on the back surface of the counter plate 51. The main configuration of the upper ball tray 5 except for the same is the same as that of the pachinko machine PM described with reference to FIGS. Therefore, the same parts are denoted by the same reference numerals, and a duplicate description is omitted. Hereinafter, the lower ball dish flow path L20 will be described in detail.

下球皿流下通路L20は、上球皿5を前枠2に閉止した状態で通出樋55の下方に位置する球受け口35を有し、球受け口35に落入した遊技球を下球皿7に流下させるこぼれ球回収通路36を併用して構成される。通出樋55の入口側(上通出口25と連絡する後端側)には、正面視における左側の底面の一部が切り欠かれて上下に連通する開口部211が形成されており、この開口部211を介して上球皿払出通路L5から分岐する分岐流路が形成される。   The lower ball tray flow passage L20 has a ball receiving port 35 located below the exit rod 55 in a state where the upper ball plate 5 is closed to the front frame 2, and the game ball dropped into the ball receiving port 35 is placed in the lower ball plate. 7 is used in combination with a spilled ball collection passage 36 that is caused to flow down to 7. An opening 211 is formed on the entrance side (the rear end side communicating with the upper exit 25) of the outlet rod 55 so that a part of the bottom surface on the left side in front view is cut out and communicates vertically. A branch flow path that branches from the upper ball tray payout passage L5 through the opening 211 is formed.

ここで、上払出通路45の内部には、図18に示すように、球払出装置43から払い出された遊技球を右下方に誘導する第1傾斜誘導辺45sと、この第1傾斜誘導辺45sにより誘導された遊技球を前方に導く第2傾斜誘導辺45tとが設けられており、球払出装置から払い出された遊技球は、これらの傾斜誘導辺45s,45tに誘導されて上払出通路45を平面視右回りに旋回するように折り返されながら流下する。このため上通出口25〜通出樋55の入口近傍部では遊技球が球通路の右寄りの領域を流下し、上通出口25の内部まで遊技球が貯留され通路内に停留する遊技球に弾かれて左方向に誘導されるようになるまで左寄りの領域を通る遊技球はほとんど生じないという特性を有している。   Here, in the upper payout passage 45, as shown in FIG. 18, a first tilt guide side 45s for guiding the game ball paid out from the ball payout device 43 to the lower right, and the first tilt guide side The second inclined guiding side 45t that guides the game ball guided by 45s forward is provided, and the gaming ball paid out from the ball payout device is guided to the inclined guiding sides 45s and 45t and paid upward. The passage 45 flows down while being turned so as to turn clockwise in plan view. For this reason, in the vicinity of the entrance of the upper exit 25 to the exit pole 55, the game ball flows down the area on the right side of the ball passage, and the game ball is stored up to the inside of the upper exit 25 and is applied to the game ball stopped in the passage. There is a characteristic that almost no game ball passes through the region on the left side until it is guided leftward.

開口部211は、上記のような特性に基づいて、通常では遊技球がほとんど流下しない通出樋55の入口左側の通路面を一部切り欠いて形成されるとともに、通出樋55を斜めに流下する遊技球が直接開口部211に転入しないように、開口部211の中央寄りの側縁に上方に突出して前後に延びる仕切壁55tが形成されている。   Based on the above characteristics, the opening 211 is formed by partially cutting away the passage surface on the left side of the entrance of the exit rod 55 where game balls hardly flow down, and makes the exit rod 55 oblique. A partition wall 55t that protrudes upward and extends forward and backward is formed on the side edge near the center of the opening 211 so that the game ball that flows down does not directly transfer into the opening 211.

開口部211の下方では、スピーカーカバー31のカバー部が前方に張り出されて上方に開く球受け口35が形成され、その下側に球受け口35に落入した遊技球を流下させるこぼれ球回収通路36が形成されている。前述したように、こぼれ球回収通路36は遊技補助盤20の左右略中央部でファール球回収通路33と合流し、シャッター機構150を受容するシャッター受容部160、および前枠2を上下に貫通する集合回収口26を介して下球皿連絡バケット37に繋がっている。これにより、上球皿5を前枠2に閉止した状態において、開口部211から球受け口35〜こぼれ球回収通路36〜シャッター受容部160〜集合回収口26〜下球皿連絡バケット37〜下通出口27を介して下球皿7に繋がる下球皿流下通路L20が形成される。   Below the opening 211, a cover portion of the speaker cover 31 projects forward to form a ball receiving opening 35 that opens upward, and a spilled ball collection passage that allows the game balls that have fallen into the ball receiving opening 35 to flow downward. 36 is formed. As described above, the spilled ball collection passage 36 merges with the foul ball collection passage 33 at the substantially right and left central portions of the game assisting board 20 and vertically penetrates the shutter receiving portion 160 that receives the shutter mechanism 150 and the front frame 2. It is connected to the lower ball tray communication bucket 37 via the collective recovery port 26. Thereby, in a state where the upper ball tray 5 is closed to the front frame 2, the ball receiving port 35 to the spilled ball collecting passage 36 to the shutter receiving portion 160 to the collective collecting port 26 to the lower ball tray connecting bucket 37 to the lower passage from the opening 211. A lower ball dish flow passage L20 connected to the lower ball dish 7 through the outlet 27 is formed.

一方、上球皿5におけるあて板51の背面側には、球抜き口59の周囲を囲んで後方に突出する突出部206が形成され、この突出部206に前述したシャッター機構と同様のシャッター機構150が設けられている。   On the other hand, a protrusion 206 is formed on the back side of the counter plate 51 in the upper ball tray 5 so as to surround the ball outlet 59 and protrude rearward. The shutter 206 is similar to the shutter mechanism described above. 150 is provided.

突出部206は、左右の通路壁201,202、上面壁204、底面壁205および後面壁207により球抜き口59の周囲を囲んで後方に突出する箱状に形成され、球抜き流下通路58が後方に延出されるとともに、突出部206の後部には上面側に合流口215、下面側にシャッター口216が開口形成され、球抜き流下通路58と繋がって上下に延びる球通路が形成される。突出部206は、上球皿5の閉止状態において突出部206の後部がシャッター受容部160内に収容されるようになっており、合流口215およびシャッター口216がシャッター受容部160内に位置して下球皿流下通路L20の一部を構成し、球抜き流下通路58と下球皿流下通路L20とがシャッター受容部160内で合流するようになっている。   The projecting portion 206 is formed in a box shape that surrounds the periphery of the ball outlet 59 by the left and right passage walls 201 and 202, the upper surface wall 204, the bottom wall 205, and the rear wall 207. At the rear of the projecting portion 206, a confluence 215 is formed on the upper surface side, and a shutter port 216 is formed on the lower surface side, and a ball passage extending in the vertical direction is formed so as to be connected to the ball outlet flow passage 58. The projecting portion 206 is configured such that the rear portion of the projecting portion 206 is accommodated in the shutter receiving portion 160 in the closed state of the upper ball tray 5, and the junction port 215 and the shutter port 216 are located in the shutter receiving portion 160. Thus, a part of the lower ball dish flow path L20 is configured, and the ball discharge flow path 58 and the lower ball dish flow path L20 merge in the shutter receiving portion 160.

シャッター機構150は、シャッター口216を開閉するシャッター部材151、シャッター部材151を前後方向にスライド変位自在に支持する左右のガイド支柱156、左右のガイド支柱156に支持されたシャッター部材151を常時後方(閉鎖方向)に付勢するコイルバネ157、左右の通路壁201,202の外側に位置して後方に突出成型されガイド支柱156およびコイルバネ157を支持する支持ボス158、遊技補助盤側の集合回収口26の前端部に突出成型された係合突起163などから構成される。シャッター機構150は、図7に示した分解斜視図と、図16に示した分解斜視図とを比較参照しても明らかなように、記述したシャッター機構と同様に構成されており、ここでは同一構成部分に同一番号を付して重複説明を省略する。   The shutter mechanism 150 has a shutter member 151 that opens and closes a shutter port 216, left and right guide columns 156 that support the shutter member 151 so as to be slidable in the front-rear direction, and a shutter member 151 that is supported by the left and right guide columns 156. A coil spring 157 urging in the closing direction), a support boss 158 that is formed on the outside of the left and right passage walls 201 and 202 and protrudes rearward to support the guide strut 156 and the coil spring 157, and the collective recovery port 26 on the side of the game auxiliary board It is comprised from the engagement protrusion 163 etc. which were protrudingly molded by the front-end part. The shutter mechanism 150 is configured in the same manner as the described shutter mechanism, as is apparent from a comparison of the exploded perspective view shown in FIG. 7 and the exploded perspective view shown in FIG. The same numbers are given to the constituent parts, and the duplicated explanation is omitted.

なお、本構成形態における突出部206の合流口215は、後面壁207の上部を左右の通路壁よりも短く形成して上端コーナー部を切り欠いた構成にしており、下球皿流下通路L20が合流口215よりも上方まで遊技球で充満されたような場合でも、貯留された遊技球が合流口215とシャッター受容部160との間に噛み込むことなく上球皿5を開放できるようになっている。また、シャッター口216は、後面壁207の下部を切り欠いて下端コーナー部を利用して形成されており、下球皿流下通路L20および球抜き流下通路58から流下する遊技球を斜め後方の集合回収口26に向けて滑らかに流下させるとともに、前後方向に比較的小さいスライドストロークでシャッター口216を開閉し得るようになっている。   The confluence 215 of the projecting portion 206 in this configuration form has a configuration in which the upper portion of the rear wall 207 is formed shorter than the left and right passage walls and the upper end corner portion is cut away. Even when the game balls are filled up above the junction 215, the upper ball tray 5 can be opened without the stored game balls biting between the junction 215 and the shutter receiving portion 160. ing. The shutter port 216 is formed by cutting out the lower part of the rear wall 207 and using the lower corner portion, and gathers the game balls flowing down from the lower ball dish flow path L20 and the ball discharge flow path 58 obliquely rearward. The shutter port 216 can be opened and closed with a relatively small slide stroke in the front-rear direction while flowing smoothly toward the recovery port 26.

一方、遊技補助盤20側にはシャッター機構150を受容するシャッター受容部160が形成されている。シャッター受容部160についても前述したシャッター受容部と同様に、上球皿5側の突出部206およびシャッター機構150の配設位置および突出形状に合わせて形成されており、上球皿5の閉止および開放に応じて突出部206およびシャッター機構150を収脱自在に収容し得るようになっている。また集合回収口26の前面中央には前方に突出して左右に延びる係合突起163が形成されており、上球皿5の閉止および開放に応じてシャッター機構150の係合受け部153と係脱してシャッター部材151をスライドさせ、シャッター口216を開放および閉鎖する。   On the other hand, a shutter receiving portion 160 that receives the shutter mechanism 150 is formed on the game assisting board 20 side. Similarly to the shutter receiving portion described above, the shutter receiving portion 160 is also formed in accordance with the arrangement position and the protruding shape of the protruding portion 206 and the shutter mechanism 150 on the upper ball tray 5 side. The protrusion 206 and the shutter mechanism 150 can be retractably accommodated according to the opening. Further, an engaging protrusion 163 that protrudes forward and extends to the left and right is formed at the center of the front surface of the collective collection port 26, and is engaged with and disengaged from the engagement receiving portion 153 of the shutter mechanism 150 according to closing and opening of the upper ball tray 5. The shutter member 151 is slid to open and close the shutter port 216.

上球皿5を前枠2に閉止させた状態では、シャッター機構150の後部および突出部206がシャッター受容部160内に収容され、ブレード部152が底面壁205の下側に収容されてシャッター口216を開放する開放位置に配設される。開放位置ではコイルバネ157が密着することなく圧縮シロを残して配設されるとともに、係合受け部153とあて板背51との間に所定のクリアランスが確保され(図19における部分拡大図を参照)、シャッター口216の全体を開放させつつ上球皿5を確実に閉止保持させることができる構成になっている。   In a state where the upper ball tray 5 is closed to the front frame 2, the rear portion of the shutter mechanism 150 and the protruding portion 206 are accommodated in the shutter receiving portion 160, and the blade portion 152 is accommodated below the bottom wall 205 and It is arrange | positioned in the open position which opens 216. In the open position, the coil spring 157 is disposed without being in close contact with the compression shell, and a predetermined clearance is secured between the engagement receiving portion 153 and the back plate back 51 (see a partially enlarged view in FIG. 19). ), The upper ball tray 5 can be reliably closed and held while the entire shutter port 216 is opened.

上球皿5を前枠2に閉止させた状態では、上球皿5の上部において通出樋55が遊技補助盤側の上通出口25と連絡し、裏セット盤40の球払出装置43から上払出通路45〜上通出口25〜通出樋55〜球皿部56に繋がる上球皿払出通路L5が形成される。   In a state where the upper ball tray 5 is closed to the front frame 2, the passing-out bar 55 communicates with the upper outlet 25 on the game auxiliary board side at the upper part of the upper ball tray 5, and from the ball payout device 43 of the back set board 40. An upper ball tray discharge passage L5 connected to the upper discharge passage 45 to the upper outlet 25 to the outlet bowl 55 to the ball tray portion 56 is formed.

また、前枠2の表側では、通出樋55に形成された開口部211から球受け口35〜こぼれ球回収通路36〜集合口215およびシャッター口216を通り、集合回収口26〜下球皿連絡バケット37〜下通出口27を介して下球皿7に繋がる下球皿流下通路L20が形成されるとともに、突出部206により後方に延出された球抜き流下通路58がシャッター受容部160内で下球皿流下通路L20と合流し、球抜き流下通路58〜シャッター口216〜集合回収口26〜下球皿連絡バケット37および下通出口27を介して下球皿7に繋がる球抜き流下通路が形成される。   Further, on the front side of the front frame 2, the ball receiving port 35 through the spilled ball collecting passage 36 through the collecting port 215 and the shutter port 216 are passed through the opening 211 formed in the outlet bowl 55, and the collecting and collecting port 26 communicates with the lower ball tray. A lower ball dish flow path L20 connected to the lower ball dish 7 via the bucket 37 to the lower communication outlet 27 is formed, and a ball discharge flow path 58 extended rearward by the protrusion 206 is formed in the shutter receiving part 160. There is a ball draining flow passage that joins with the lower ball tray flow passage L20 and is connected to the lower ball tray 7 through the ball discharge flow passage 58, the shutter port 216, the collection recovery port 26, the lower ball tray communication bucket 37, and the lower communication outlet 27. It is formed.

以上のように構成される経路機構では、ハンマーに打ち出された遊技球のうち遊技領域PAに到達できずに戻ってきた遊技球は、ファール球回収口32に落入してファール球回収通路33を通り、合流口215からシャッター口216〜集合回収口26〜下球皿連絡バケット37および下通出口27を流下して下球皿7に回収される。   In the path mechanism configured as described above, of the game balls launched by the hammer, the game balls that have returned without reaching the game area PA fall into the foul ball collection port 32 and fall into the foul ball collection passage 33. , And then flows down from the junction port 215 through the shutter port 216 to the collection / recovery port 26 to the lower ball tray connecting bucket 37 and the lower outlet 27 and is collected in the lower ball tray 7.

一方、ハンマーに打ち出された遊技球のうち、遊技領域PAに到達した遊技球は、遊技領域内の遊技釘や風車に弾かれながら遊技領域PAを転動落下し、この落下過程で入賞具14に落入して化粧板11の裏面側に導かれ、あるいは入賞具14に落入することなく落下してアウト口18を通って化粧板11の裏面側に導かれ、ともに裏セット盤40の遊技済み球排出通路48を通って遊技島の回収装置に排出される。賞具14に入賞した遊技球は、入賞球検出器に検出されて入賞検出信号が主制御基板に出力され、主制御基板は入賞具の種別に応じた払出信号を払出制御基板を介して球払出装置43に出力し、球払出装置43は払出信号に応じた所定数量の遊技球を払い出す。   On the other hand, of the game balls hit by the hammer, the game ball that has reached the game area PA rolls and falls on the game area PA while being hit by a game nail or windmill in the game area. And is guided to the back side of the decorative board 11, or dropped without falling into the prize-winning device 14 and guided to the back side of the decorative board 11 through the out port 18, It is discharged to the game island collection device through the game-completed ball discharge passage 48. The game ball won in the prize tool 14 is detected by the prize ball detector and a prize detection signal is output to the main control board, and the main control board sends a payout signal corresponding to the type of the prize tool through the payout control board. The ball payout device 43 pays out a predetermined number of game balls according to the payout signal.

球払出装置43から払い出された遊技球は、上球皿払出通路L5が充満される以前では払出通路内に形成された仕切壁44により上払出通路45に導かれ、この上払出通路45から上通出口25を通って通出樋55に流入する。ここで前述したように、上払出通路45には第1および第2傾斜誘導辺45s,45tが設けられており、上払出通路45から流入する遊技球は、これらの傾斜誘導辺45s,45tの作用により開口部211よりも右寄りの経路を通って通出樋55に流入するとともに、開口部211の側縁には仕切壁55tが立設されている。   The game balls paid out from the ball payout device 43 are guided to the upper payout passage 45 by the partition wall 44 formed in the payout passage before the upper ball tray payout passage L5 is filled. It flows into the outlet 55 through the upper outlet 25. Here, as described above, the upper payout passage 45 is provided with the first and second inclined guide sides 45s and 45t, and the game balls flowing in from the upper payout passage 45 are arranged on the inclined guide sides 45s and 45t. Due to the action, the gas flows into the outlet rod 55 through a path on the right side of the opening 211, and a partition wall 55 t is erected on the side edge of the opening 211.

このため、上通出口25の内部まで遊技球が貯留されて停留するようになるまでは、通出樋55に流入した遊技球が仕切壁55tに接触することなく右側の領域を流下し、あるいは仕切壁55tに誘導されて中央部を流下し、いずれも開口部211に転入することなく球皿部56に流入する。すなわち、球皿部56が遊技球で満たされ通出樋55〜上通出口25の内部まで遡って遊技球が貯留されるようになるまでは、球払出装置43から払い出された遊技球が、上払出通路45〜上通出口25〜通出樋55を流下して球皿部56に至る上球皿払出通路L5を通って球皿部56に導かれ、開口部211から下球皿流下通路L20に転入して下球皿7に流下する遊技球はほとんど生じない。   Therefore, until the game ball is stored and stopped inside the upper passage 25, the game ball that has flowed into the passage 55 flows down the right region without contacting the partition wall 55t, or It is guided by the partition wall 55t to flow down the central portion, and all flow into the ball tray portion 56 without moving into the opening 211. That is, until the ball tray portion 56 is filled with the game balls and the game balls are stored retroactively to the inside of the outlet bowl 55 to the upper outlet 25, the game balls paid out from the ball payout device 43 are stored. The upper ball discharge passage 45 to the upper outlet 25 to the discharge rod 55 flow down to the ball tray portion 56 and is guided to the ball tray portion 56 through the upper ball tray discharge passage L5. A game ball that moves into the passage L20 and flows down to the lower ball tray 7 hardly occurs.

一方、遊技球発射装置21から遊技領域PAに発射する遊技球よりも入賞に対して払い出される遊技球の方が多い状態が続くと、球皿部56の貯留球数が徐々に増加し、これに伴って球皿部56に貯留される貯留球が傾斜上方に遡って球皿部を覆い、さらに球皿部56と段差がある通出樋55の出口前方で複数段に積み上がって、球皿部全体が遊技球で満たされた状態になってくる。   On the other hand, if there are more game balls to be paid out for winning than the game balls launched from the game ball launcher 21 to the game area PA, the number of stored balls in the ball tray portion 56 gradually increases. Accordingly, the stored balls stored in the ball tray part 56 go back up the slope to cover the ball dish part, and further piled up in multiple stages in front of the exit of the outlet bowl 55 having a step difference from the ball dish part 56. The entire dish is filled with game balls.

そして通出樋55の入り口部まで遊技球で満たされ、上通出口25の通路内部に遊技球が停留するようになると、上通出口25に流入した遊技球は右側の通路壁側から徐々に仕切壁55t側にも停留されるようになり、上払出通路45から新たに流入する遊技球がこのように停留された遊技球に弾かれて左方向に誘導され、あるいは仕切壁55tの近傍に停留していた遊技球が後方に停留した遊技球に押圧されて左方向に押し出され、開口部211から球受け口35に転入するようになる。球受け口35に転入した遊技球はこぼれ球回収通路36を滑らかに転動流下して合流口215に落入し、シャッター口216から集合回収口26〜下球皿連絡バケット37〜下通出口27を介して下球皿7に至る下球皿流下通路L20を通って下球皿7に導かれる。   When the game ball is filled up to the entrance of the doorway 55 and the game ball stops inside the passage of the upper exit 25, the game ball that has flowed into the upper passage 25 gradually starts from the side of the right passage wall. The partition wall 55t is also stopped and the game ball newly flowing in from the upper payout passage 45 is bounced by the game ball stopped in this way and guided leftward, or in the vicinity of the partition wall 55t. The game ball that has been stopped is pressed by the game ball that has been stopped rearward and pushed leftward, and moves into the ball receiving port 35 from the opening 211. The game balls that have moved into the ball receiving port 35 roll down smoothly through the spilled ball collecting passage 36 and fall into the junction port 215, and from the shutter port 216 to the collecting / collecting port 26 to the lower ball tray connecting bucket 37 to the lower outlet 27. Is passed to the lower ball tray 7 through the lower ball tray flow passage L20 that reaches the lower ball tray 7.

ここで、上通出口25の通路内部に遊技球が貯留され始めて以降、開口部211から球受け口35に転入する遊技球は、既に上通出口25に停留していた遊技球(停留球)と接触して開口部211の方向に弾かれた遊技球と、後方に停留し貯留された遊技球に押圧されて開口部211の方向に押し出された遊技球とがある。このうち、前者については、既に上通出口25に停留していた停留球に接触して弾かれた遊技球の転動方向が正面視左側の開口部211に向かう遊技球、換言すれば、停留球と新たに流入する遊技球との球面同士の接触角度位置に応じて定まる反射方向が左方向に向かう遊技球に限られる。   Here, after the game ball starts to be stored in the passage of the upper exit 25, the game ball transferred to the ball receiving port 35 from the opening 211 is a game ball (stopped ball) already stopped at the upper exit 25. There is a game ball that is touched and played in the direction of the opening 211, and a game ball that is pushed backward by the stored game ball and pushed out in the direction of the opening 211. Of these, the former is a game ball whose rolling direction is played toward the opening 211 on the left side when viewed from the front, in other words, a stop ball. The reflection direction determined according to the contact angle position between the spherical surfaces of the ball and the newly flowing game ball is limited to the game ball directed to the left.

また、後者については、停留球の後方に繋がる遊技球から当該停留球に作用する押圧力のベクトルと、停留球よりも前方に位置する遊技球から当該停留球に作用する押圧力のベクトルとを合成した合力が左方向(開口部211の開口前方)に向かうものに限られる。すなわち、停留球に作用する合力は、当該停留球とその前後に位置する遊技球との球面同士の当接角度位置関係による押圧力の作用方向および押圧力の大きさにより定まり、その合力が左方向となる停留球だけが押し出されて開口部211から球受け口35に転入する。   For the latter, a vector of pressing force acting on the stationary ball from the game ball connected to the rear of the stationary ball and a vector of pressing force acting on the stationary ball from the gaming ball located in front of the stationary ball. The resultant resultant force is limited to the direction toward the left (front of the opening of the opening 211). In other words, the resultant force acting on the stationary ball is determined by the acting direction of the pressing force and the magnitude of the pressing force due to the contact angle positional relationship between the spherical surfaces of the stationary ball and the game balls located before and after the stationary ball. Only the stationary ball in the direction is pushed out and transferred into the ball receiving port 35 from the opening 211.

従って、通出樋55の通路内部に遊技球が貯留され始めて以降、開口部211から球受け口35に転入する遊技球は、上通出口25に停留した遊技球のうちで上記条件を満たす遊技球となり、球払出装置43から遊技球が払い出されて停留球に弾かれ、あるいは遊技球の発射により球皿部56の貯留球が消費されて上通出口25内の貯留球が漸次流下し停留球への押圧力が変動するごとに、少数ずつ開口部211から球受け口35に転入して下球皿払出通路L20を流下し下球皿7に導出される。   Accordingly, the game balls that are transferred from the opening 211 to the ball receiving port 35 after the game balls start to be stored inside the passage of the doorway 55 are game balls that satisfy the above conditions among the game balls that are stopped at the upper exit 25. Then, the game balls are paid out from the ball dispensing device 43 and played by the stationary balls, or the stored balls in the ball tray portion 56 are consumed by the launch of the game balls, and the stored balls in the upper outlet 25 gradually flow down and stop. Each time the pressing force on the sphere fluctuates, a small number is transferred from the opening 211 to the sphere receiving port 35, flows down the lower sphere tray discharge passage L <b> 20, and is led to the lower sphere tray 7.

これにより、遊技者は上球皿払出通路L5が完全に充満される以前に、この球通路が徐々に満たされつつあることを認識することができ、遊技球が少しずつ下球皿7に流下し始めた時点で、例えば図1中に二点鎖線で付記する遊技島の呼び出しランプLP等を用いて遊技施設の係員を呼び、球箱BBを受け取って下球皿7の球抜き作業の準備を行うことができる。   As a result, the player can recognize that the ball passage is gradually filling before the upper ball tray payout passage L5 is completely filled, and the game ball flows down to the lower ball tray 7 little by little. At this point, for example, a game facility staff is called using a game island call lamp LP or the like indicated by a two-dot chain line in FIG. 1, and a ball box BB is received to prepare for the ball removal work of the lower ball tray 7 It can be performed.

このように遊技球が少しずつ下球皿7に流下する予告報知の状態で、さらに遊技球が次々払い出されると、払い出された遊技球が上通出口25から上払出通路45へと上球皿払出通路L5を遡るように貯留され、上払出通路45の上流部まで遊技球で充満された状態になってくる。   When the game balls are paid out one after another in such a state that the game balls flow down to the lower ball tray 7 little by little in this way, the game balls that have been paid out are transferred from the upper outlet 25 to the upper payout passage 45. It is stored so as to go back through the dish payout passage L5 and is filled with game balls up to the upstream portion of the upper payout passage 45.

そして、上払出通路45と下払出通路47との間を仕切る仕切壁44の上端まで遊技球が充満された状態で、さらに球払出装置43から遊技球が払い出されると、仕切壁44に堰き止められた遊技球が仕切壁44を越えて下払出通路47側に溢れ、あるいは溢れ球通路46を迂回して下払出通路47に流入して、下払出通路47から下球皿連絡バケット37および下通出口27を通って下球皿7に繋がる下球皿払出通路L7を流下して下球皿7に払い出されるようになる。   When the game ball is further paid out from the ball payout device 43 in a state where the game ball is filled up to the upper end of the partition wall 44 that partitions the upper payout passage 45 and the lower payout passage 47, the partition wall 44 is dammed. The game balls that have passed over the partition wall 44 overflow to the lower payout passage 47 side, or bypass the overflow ball passage 46 and flow into the lower payout passage 47. It flows down the lower ball tray discharge passage L 7 connected to the lower ball tray 7 through the outlet 27 and is discharged to the lower ball tray 7.

この状態では、遊技球の発射により消費されて徐々に減少する貯留球と、漸次開口部211から下球皿流下通路L20を通って下球皿7に流下する遊技球とを合わせた数量の遊技球が上球皿払出通路L5側に補給され、新たに払い出された遊技球の多くは下球皿払出通路L7を通って下球皿7に払い出される。すなわち、上球皿の球皿部56が充満されて以降上球皿払出通路L5が充満されるまでは、逐次少数の遊技球が下球皿7に導出される一方、上球皿払出通路L5が充満されて以降では、多数の遊技球が下球皿7に払い出されるようになり、これにより遊技者は上球皿払出通路L5が充満状態になったことを的確に認識することができる。   In this state, the amount of the game is a combination of the pooled balls that are consumed and gradually decreased due to the launch of the game balls, and the game balls that gradually flow from the opening 211 to the lower ball tray 7 through the lower ball dish flow passage L20. The balls are replenished to the upper ball tray payout passage L5 side, and most of the newly released game balls are paid out to the lower ball tray 7 through the lower ball tray payout passage L7. That is, a small number of game balls are sequentially led out to the lower ball tray 7 until the upper ball tray payout passage L5 is filled after the ball tray portion 56 of the upper ball tray is filled, while the upper ball tray payout passage L5. After the game is filled, a large number of game balls are paid out to the lower ball tray 7, and the player can thereby accurately recognize that the upper ball tray payout passage L5 is full.

そこで、遊技者は予告報知の段階で準備した球箱BBを下球皿7の球抜き口の下側に配設し、下球皿7への払出状況や貯留状態を見ながら下部球抜き機構8の球抜きレバーを操作して球抜き作業を行うことができる。   Therefore, the player arranges the ball box BB prepared at the notice notification stage below the ball outlet of the lower ball tray 7 and observes the state of paying out and storing the lower ball tray 7 and the lower ball removing mechanism. The ball removal operation can be performed by operating the 8 ball removal lever.

なお、球抜き操作を行うことなく下球皿7の貯留球が増大して充満されると、払い出された遊技球は下通出口27から下球皿連絡バケット37を満たし、さらに下球皿払出通路L7を遡るように下払出通路47を満たしてゆく。そして貯留球が下払出通路47に設けられた満杯検出器49の通路位置まで充満され、満杯検出器49から充満状態の検出信号が主制御基板に出力されると、主制御基板がその検出信号に基づいて球払出装置43および遊技球発射装置21の作動を規制し、払出作動および発射作動が停止される。   If the stored balls in the lower ball tray 7 increase and fill up without performing the ball removal operation, the paid-out game balls fill the lower ball tray communication bucket 37 from the lower outlet 27, and further the lower ball tray The lower payout passage 47 is filled so as to go back through the payout passage L7. When the storage ball is filled up to the passage position of the full detector 49 provided in the lower payout passage 47 and a full detection signal is output from the full detector 49 to the main control board, the main control board detects the detection signal. Based on this, the operations of the ball payout device 43 and the game ball launching device 21 are restricted, and the payout operation and the firing operation are stopped.

ここで、本構成の経路機構では、下球皿払出通路L7に加えて別途下球皿流下通路L20が設けられ、上球皿払出通路L5が貯留球で充満された以降においても、下球皿払出通路L7を通って後方から下球皿連絡バケット37に流入する遊技球と、下球皿流下通路L20を通って前方から下球皿連絡バケット37に流入する遊技球とが併存する。このため満杯検出器49の検出信号に基づく作動規制がかかるまでに貯留し得る遊技球の数量は、上下の球皿5,7および上下の球皿払出通路L5,L7に貯留し得る数量に加えて、下球皿流下通路L20に貯留される数量分増加させることができ、これにより作動規制がかかるまでの時間を延長して、多数の遊技球が下球皿7に払い出されるようになっても慌てることなく余裕を持って球抜き作業を行えるようになっている。   Here, in the route mechanism of this configuration, in addition to the lower ball tray discharge passage L7, a lower ball tray flow passage L20 is provided separately, and even after the upper ball tray discharge passage L5 is filled with stored balls, the lower ball tray A game ball that flows into the lower ball tray connecting bucket 37 from behind through the payout passage L7 and a game ball that flows into the lower ball tray connecting bucket 37 from the front through the lower ball tray flowing down passage L20 coexist. For this reason, the number of game balls that can be stored before the operation restriction based on the detection signal of the full detector 49 is applied is in addition to the numbers that can be stored in the upper and lower ball trays 5 and 7 and the upper and lower ball tray discharge passages L5 and L7. Thus, it is possible to increase the quantity stored in the lower ball tray flow passage L20, thereby extending the time until the operation restriction is applied, and a large number of game balls are paid out to the lower ball tray 7. The ball removal work can be done with a margin without panic.

また、パチンコ機では上球皿5の背面側に取り付けられた球送りカセットに球詰まりが発生したり、発射レール22に複数の遊技球が留置されて遊技球を発射できなくなることが稀にあり、遊技中に上球皿5を開放して不具合を解消する必要が生じる。シャッター機構150は、上球皿5を開放する際に上球皿の球抜き流下通路58内に遊技球が残留していた場合でも、これらの残留球がこぼれ落ちないように設けられている。   In addition, in the pachinko machine, a ball clogging may occur in the ball feeding cassette attached to the back side of the upper ball tray 5, or a plurality of game balls may be detained on the launch rail 22 so that the game balls cannot be fired. During the game, it is necessary to open the upper ball tray 5 to solve the problem. The shutter mechanism 150 is provided so that even when game balls remain in the ball draining flow path 58 of the upper ball tray 5 when the upper ball tray 5 is opened, these remaining balls do not fall out.

上球皿5が前枠2に閉止施錠された状態から施錠を解放して前方に引くと、上球皿5は正面左側に設けられたヒンジ機構4のヒンジピンを揺動軸として揺動し、図20および図21に示すように、下球皿流下通路L20における突出部206およびシャッター機構150がシャッター収容部160に収容された状態から脱してシャッター収容部160の前方に移動し、通出樋55は上通出口25と連絡した状態から上通出口25の前方に隙間をおいて離れた状態に変移する。ここで、突出部206における後面壁207はその上部が短く形成され合流口215が突出部206の上端コーナー部に設けているため、下球皿流下通路L20が合流口215よりも上方まで遊技球で充満されていたような場合でも、貯留された遊技球が合流口215とシャッター受容部160との間に噛み込むことなく集合回収口26に落入して上球皿5を開放することができる。   When the upper ball tray 5 is unlocked from the state where the upper ball tray 5 is closed and locked and pulled forward, the upper ball tray 5 swings around the hinge pin of the hinge mechanism 4 provided on the left side of the front surface as a swing shaft. As shown in FIGS. 20 and 21, the protruding portion 206 and the shutter mechanism 150 in the lower sphere dish lowering passage L <b> 20 are moved away from the state accommodated in the shutter accommodating portion 160, and moved to the front of the shutter accommodating portion 160. 55 changes from being in communication with the upper outlet 25 to being separated from the upper outlet 25 in front of the upper outlet 25. Here, since the rear wall 207 of the protruding portion 206 is formed with a short upper portion and the junction 215 is provided at the upper corner of the projection 206, the lower ball dish flow passage L20 is located above the junction 215. Even when the game balls are filled with the ball, the stored game balls can fall into the collective recovery port 26 without being caught between the junction 215 and the shutter receiving portion 160 to open the upper ball tray 5. it can.

そしてシャッター機構150では、突出部206が前方に移動し遊技補助盤側の係合突起163が相対的に後方に変位することに伴って、係合突起163と当接して押さえられていた係合受け部153への押圧力が解放され、圧縮されていたコイルバネ157の弾性力によりシャッター部材151が後方にスライド移動して、ブレード部152がシャッター口216の下面を閉鎖する。   In the shutter mechanism 150, the engagement that has been pressed against the engagement protrusion 163 as the protrusion 206 moves forward and the engagement protrusion 163 on the game auxiliary board side is displaced relatively rearward. The pressing force to the receiving portion 153 is released, and the shutter member 151 slides backward due to the elastic force of the compressed coil spring 157, and the blade portion 152 closes the lower surface of the shutter port 216.

このため、例えば上球皿5を開放する際や上球皿5の開放後に誤って上部球抜き機構6の球抜き操作レバーを開方向に操作した場合であっても、球抜き流下通路58を流下した遊技球がブレード部152に堰き止められて球抜き流下通路58内に保持され、球こぼれを生じることがない。さらに、シャッター機構150では上球皿5の閉止・開放に連動してシャッター部材151が前後にスライドしシャッター口216を開放・閉鎖する構成のため、上球皿の開閉ごとに係員がシャッターの開閉操作を行う必要がなく、作業性の良好な経路機構を提供することができる。   Therefore, for example, even when the upper ball tray 5 is opened or after the upper ball tray 5 is opened, the ball removal operation path of the upper ball removal mechanism 6 is accidentally operated in the opening direction. The game ball that has flowed down is blocked by the blade portion 152 and held in the ball draining flow passage 58, and ball spillage does not occur. Further, in the shutter mechanism 150, the shutter member 151 slides back and forth in conjunction with the closing / opening of the upper ball tray 5, and the shutter opening 216 is opened / closed. There is no need to perform an operation, and a route mechanism with good workability can be provided.

一方、上球皿5の開放に伴って生じた通出樋55と上通出口25の隙間の下方には、ケースカバー31が前方に張り出されて上方に開く球受け口35が形成されており、その下側に球受け口35に落入したこぼれ球を流下させるこぼれ球回収通路36が形成されている。   On the other hand, a ball receiving opening 35 is formed below the gap between the outlet bowl 55 and the upper outlet 25 generated when the upper ball tray 5 is opened, and the case cover 31 projects forward. A spilled ball collecting passage 36 is formed below the spilled ball that has fallen into the ball receiving port 35.

このため、上球皿5を開放する以前に上球皿払出通路L5に貯留されていた場合でも、上球皿5を開放したときに上通出口25から前方に溢れ出たこぼれ球、および通出樋55から後方に溢れ出たこぼれ球が、その下側に位置して上方に開口する球受け口35に落入してこぼれ球回収通路36を流下し、突出部206が離脱したシャッター収容部160を落下して、集合回収口26から下球皿連絡バケット37〜下通出口26を通って下球皿7に回収される。従って、上球皿5を開放する際に上球皿払出通路L5に遊技球が貯留されていた場合であっても、溢れ出た遊技球がこぼれ球回収通路36を通って下球皿7に回収され、遊技球をまき散らしてしまうようなことがない。   For this reason, even when the upper ball tray 5 is stored in the upper ball tray discharge passage L5 before the upper ball tray 5 is opened, the spilled balls overflowing forward from the upper outlet 25 when the upper ball tray 5 is opened and The spilled ball overflowing rearward from the tap 55 drops into the ball receiving port 35 located below and opening upward, and flows down the spilled ball collecting passage 36, and the shutter housing part from which the protruding part 206 is detached. 160 is dropped and collected from the collective collection port 26 to the lower ball tray 7 through the lower ball tray connecting bucket 37 to the lower outlet 26. Therefore, even when the game balls are stored in the upper ball tray payout passage L5 when the upper ball tray 5 is opened, the overflowing game balls pass through the spilled ball collection passage 36 to the lower ball tray 7. It will not be collected and scattered game balls.

従って、以上説明したような経路機構を備えることにより、上下の球皿払出通路がともに充満状態になるまでに時間的、精神的に余裕を持って球箱を準備できるとともに、上球皿を開放する際に各球通路に遊技球が残留していた場合でもこれらの遊技球をまき散らしてしまうことがないパチンコ機を提供することができる。   Therefore, by providing the path mechanism as described above, it is possible to prepare a ball box with sufficient time and spirit until both the upper and lower ball tray dispensing passages are full, and the upper ball tray is opened. In this case, a pachinko machine can be provided in which even when game balls remain in each ball passage, these game balls are not scattered.

なお、本構成形態では通出樋55における開口部211の側縁に、仕切壁55tを一体に成型した例を示したが、例えば図22に示すようなクリップ状の仕切部材255を通出樋55と別体に形成し、上方に突出する仕切壁255tを開口部211の側縁に合わせて通出樋55の入り口側に係止固定するように構成してもよい。   In this configuration, an example in which the partition wall 55t is integrally formed on the side edge of the opening 211 of the outlet rod 55 is shown. However, for example, a clip-shaped partition member 255 as shown in FIG. The partition wall 255 t that is formed separately from the upper wall 55 and protrudes upward may be configured to be locked and fixed to the entrance side of the outlet rod 55 according to the side edge of the opening 211.

また、以上説明した各構成形態では、シャッター部材152が前後にスライドしてシャッター口を開閉する構成例を示したが、シャッター機構150の開閉形態は前後スライドに限るものではなく、例えば左右にスライドしてシャッター口を開閉する形態や、上下に揺動してシャッター口を開閉する形態のものであってもよい。また、下球皿流下通路L10,L20若しくは下球皿払出通路L7のいずれか一方の通路途上に鈴を配設し、または下球皿流下通路と下球皿払出通路のそれぞれの通路途上に音色の異なる鈴を配設して、各球通路を遊技球が通ったときに鈴に接触して効果音を発生するように構成してもよく、これにより予告機能をさらに明確化することができる。   In each of the configuration modes described above, the configuration example in which the shutter member 152 slides back and forth to open and close the shutter port is shown. However, the opening and closing mode of the shutter mechanism 150 is not limited to the front and back slide, for example, slides to the left and right. Thus, the shutter opening / closing may be performed or the shutter opening / closing may be performed by swinging up and down. In addition, bells are arranged on either one of the lower ball tray flow-down passages L10, L20 or the lower ball tray discharge passage L7, or a tone is generated on each of the lower ball tray flow-down passage and the lower ball tray discharge passage. Different bells may be arranged so that when a game ball passes through each ball passage, a sound effect is generated by contacting the bell, thereby further clarifying the notice function. .

本発明に係る経路機構を備えた遊技機の一例として示すパチンコ機の正面図である。It is a front view of the pachinko machine shown as an example of the game machine provided with the course mechanism concerning the present invention. ガラス扉および上球皿を開放した状態における上記パチンコ機の正面図である。It is a front view of the said pachinko machine in the state where the glass door and the upper ball tray were opened. 上記パチンコ機の背面図である。It is a rear view of the pachinko machine. 第1構成形態の経路機構における、上球皿を開放した状態で遊技補助盤側の各球通路を示す正面図である。It is a front view which shows each ball path by the side of a game assistance board in the state which opened the upper ball tray in the path | route mechanism of a 1st structure form. 第1構成形態の経路機構における、上球皿を閉止した状態で上球皿側の各球通路を示す正面図である。It is a front view which shows each ball path by the side of an upper ball tray in the state which closed the upper ball tray in the path | route mechanism of a 1st structure form. 第1構成形態の経路機構における、下球皿流下通路を主として示す上球皿の背面図である。It is a rear view of the upper ball tray mainly showing the lower ball tray flow-down passage in the route mechanism of the first configuration form. 第1構成形態の経路機構における、下球皿流下通路の開口部およびシャッター機構の構成を示す分解斜視図である。It is a disassembled perspective view which shows the structure of the opening part of a lower sphere dish flow path, and a shutter mechanism in the path | route mechanism of a 1st structure form. 図5中のVIII−VIII矢視方向に見たシャッター機構周辺の平断面図である。FIG. 6 is a cross-sectional plan view of the periphery of the shutter mechanism as seen in the direction of arrows VIII-VIII in FIG. 5. 第1構成形態の経路機構における、上球皿払出通路および下球皿流下通路を主として示すパチンコ機の平断面図である。It is a plane sectional view of a pachinko machine mainly showing an upper ball tray discharge passage and a lower ball tray flow-down passage in the route mechanism of the first configuration form. 遊技時における遊技球の流れを説明するための上記パチンコ機の側断面図である。It is side sectional drawing of the said pachinko machine for demonstrating the flow of the game ball at the time of a game. 上球皿を開放したときの各球通路の位置関係、およびシャッター機構の状態を示す平断面図である。It is a plane sectional view showing the positional relationship of each ball passage when the upper ball tray is opened and the state of the shutter mechanism. 上球皿を開放したときの遊技球の流れを説明するためのパチンコ機の側断面図である。It is a sectional side view of the pachinko machine for demonstrating the flow of the game ball when the upper ball tray is opened. 第2構成形態の経路機構における、上球皿を開放した状態で遊技補助盤側の各球通路を示す正面図である。It is a front view which shows each ball path by the side of a game auxiliary | assistant board in the state which open | released the upper ball tray in the path | route mechanism of a 2nd structure form. 第2構成形態の経路機構における、上球皿を閉止した状態で上球皿側の各球通路を示す正面図である。It is a front view which shows each ball path by the side of an upper ball tray in the state which closed the upper ball tray in the path | route mechanism of a 2nd structure form. 第2構成形態の経路機構における、下球皿流下通路を主として示す上球皿の背面図である。It is a rear view of the upper ball tray mainly showing the lower ball tray flow-down passage in the route mechanism of the second configuration form. 第2構成形態の経路機構における、下球皿流下通路の開口部およびシャッター機構の構成を示す分解斜視図である。It is a disassembled perspective view which shows the structure of the opening part of a lower sphere dish flow path, and a shutter mechanism in the path | route mechanism of a 2nd structure form. 図14中のXVII−XVII矢視方向に見たシャッター機構周辺の平断面図である。It is the plane sectional view of the shutter mechanism periphery seen in the XVII-XVII arrow direction in FIG. 第2構成形態の経路機構における、上球皿払出通路および下球皿流下通路を主として示すパチンコ機の平断面図である。It is a plane sectional view of the pachinko machine mainly showing an upper ball tray discharge passage and a lower ball tray flow-down passage in the route mechanism of the second configuration form. 遊技時における遊技球の流れを説明するための上記パチンコ機の側断面図である。It is side sectional drawing of the said pachinko machine for demonstrating the flow of the game ball at the time of a game. 上球皿を開放したときの各球通路の位置関係、およびシャッター機構の状態を示す平断面図である。It is a plane sectional view showing the positional relationship of each ball passage when the upper ball tray is opened and the state of the shutter mechanism. 上球皿を開放したときの遊技球の流れを説明するためのパチンコ機の側断面図である。It is a sectional side view of the pachinko machine for demonstrating the flow of the game ball when the upper ball tray is opened. 第2構成形態の経路機構における仕切壁の他の構成例を示す斜視図である。It is a perspective view which shows the other structural example of the partition wall in the path | route mechanism of a 2nd structure form.

符号の説明Explanation of symbols

PM パチンコ機
PA 遊技領域
LP 呼び出しランプ
BB 球箱
L5 上球皿払出通路
L7 下球皿払出通路
L10 下球皿流下通路(第1構成形態)
L20 下球皿流下通路(第2構成形態)
1 外枠
2 前枠
3 ガラス扉
4 ヒンジ機構
5 上球皿
6 上部球抜き機構
7 下球皿
8 下部球抜き機構
9 発射ハンドル
10 遊技盤
11 化粧板
12 外レール
13 内レール
14 入賞具
15 画像表示装置
18 アウト口
20 遊技補助盤
21 遊技球発射装置
22 発射レール
25 上通出口
26 集合回収口
27 下通出口
31 スピーカーカバー
32 ファール球回収口
33 ファール球回収通路
35 球受け口
36 こぼれ球回収通路
37 下球皿連絡バケット
40 裏セット盤
41 球貯留タンク
42 タンクレール
43 球払出装置
44 仕切壁
45 上払出通路(45s 第1傾斜誘導辺,45t 第2傾斜誘導辺)
46 溢れ球通路
47 下払出通路
48 遊技済み球排出通路
49 満杯検出器
51 あて板
52 外装体
53 皿部材
55 通出樋(55s 球寄せ辺,55t 仕切壁)
56 球皿部
57 発射球整列通路
58 球抜き流下通路
59 球抜き口
101,102 通路壁
103 通路カバー(103s 流下誘導片)
105 底面壁
106 突出部
107 後面壁
111 開口部
112 通路室
113 傾斜通路部
115 合流口
116 シャッター口
150 シャッター機構
151 シャッター部材
152 ブレード部
153 係合受け部
154 側辺部
155 軸受部
156 ガイド支柱
157 コイルバネ
158 支持ボス
159 座金
160 シャッター受容部
163 係合突起
201,202 通路壁
204 上面壁
205 底面壁
206 突出部
207 後面壁
211 開口部
215 合流口
216 シャッター口
255 仕切部材(255t 仕切壁)
PM Pachinko machine PA Game area LP Call lamp BB Ball box L5 Upper ball tray discharge passage L7 Lower ball tray discharge passage L10 Lower ball tray flow-down passage (first configuration)
L20 Lower ball dish flow passage (second configuration)
DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 1 Outer frame 2 Front frame 3 Glass door 4 Hinge mechanism 5 Upper ball tray 6 Upper ball tray mechanism 7 Lower ball tray 8 Lower ball tray mechanism 9 Launching handle 10 Game board 11 Dressing board 12 Outer rail 13 Inner rail 14 Prize 15 Display device 18 Out port 20 Game auxiliary board 21 Game ball launch device 22 Launch rail 25 Upper exit 26 Collecting recovery port 27 Lower exit 31 Speaker cover 32 Foul ball recovery port 33 Foul ball recovery passage 35 Ball receiving port 36 Spilled ball recovery passage 37 Lower ball tray connection bucket 40 Back set panel 41 Sphere storage tank 42 Tank rail 43 Ball dispensing device 44 Partition wall 45 Upper dispensing passage (45s first inclined guiding side, 45t second inclined guiding side)
46 Overflowing ball passage 47 Lower payout passage 48 Played ball discharge passage 49 Full detector 51 Counterplate 52 Exterior body 53 Dish member 55 Outlet (55s ball-side edge, 55t partition wall)
56 Ball tray 57 Launch ball alignment passage 58 Ball discharge flow passage 59 Ball discharge port 101, 102 Passage wall 103 Passage cover (103s flow guide piece)
105 Bottom wall 106 Protruding portion 107 Rear wall 111 Opening portion 112 Passage chamber 113 Inclined passage portion 115 Junction port 116 Shutter port 150 Shutter mechanism 151 Shutter member 152 Blade portion 153 Engagement receiving portion 154 Side portion 155 Bearing portion 156 Guide column 157 Coil spring 158 Support boss 159 Washer 160 Shutter receiving portion 163 Engagement projections 201 and 202 Passage wall 204 Upper surface wall 205 Bottom wall 206 Projection portion 207 Rear wall 211 Opening portion 215 Junction port 216 Shutter port 255 Partition member (255t partition wall)

Claims (1)

遊技盤を着脱可能に収容保持する前枠と、前記前枠の表側に配設されて遊技球を貯留する上球皿および下球皿と、前記前枠の裏側に配設されて前記遊技盤における入賞状態に応じて遊技球を払い出す球払出装置と、前記球払出装置と前記上球皿との間を連絡して設けられ前記球払出装置から払い出された遊技球を前記上球皿に流下させる上球皿払出通路とを備えた弾球遊技機において、
前記上球皿は前記前枠に対して前方に開閉可能に取り付けられるとともに、
前記上球皿には前記上球皿払出通路を含む前記上球皿側に払い出された遊技球を前記下球皿側に流下させる流下通路と、この流下通路の下流端部を開閉自在なシャッター機構とを備え、
前記上球皿が前記前枠の前方に開放されたときに前記シャッター機構が前記流下通路の下流端部を閉鎖するように構成したことを特徴とする弾球遊技機における経路機構。
A front frame that detachably accommodates and holds the game board, an upper ball tray and a lower ball dish that are arranged on the front side of the front frame and store game balls, and a game board that is arranged on the back side of the front frame A ball payout device for paying out game balls in accordance with a winning state in the game, and a game ball provided from the ball payout device provided in communication between the ball payout device and the upper ball tray. In a ball game machine equipped with an upper ball tray payout passage that is allowed to flow down,
The upper ball dish is attached to the front frame so as to be openable and closable forward,
The upper ball tray includes a lower passage for allowing the game balls discharged to the upper ball tray side including the upper ball tray discharge passage to flow down to the lower ball tray side, and a downstream end portion of the lower passage can be opened and closed. With a shutter mechanism,
A path mechanism in a bullet ball game machine, wherein the shutter mechanism closes the downstream end of the flow-down passage when the upper ball tray is opened forward of the front frame.
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