JP2005278998A - Game machine, program and recording medium - Google Patents

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JP2005278998A
JP2005278998A JP2004099366A JP2004099366A JP2005278998A JP 2005278998 A JP2005278998 A JP 2005278998A JP 2004099366 A JP2004099366 A JP 2004099366A JP 2004099366 A JP2004099366 A JP 2004099366A JP 2005278998 A JP2005278998 A JP 2005278998A
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Susumu Imazeki
Junichiro Kakiuchi
Hiroshi Koyama
進 今関
順一郎 垣内
浩史 小山
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<P>PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To minimize the growing unfairness felt about the games by preventing the difference as caused in the number of game media acquired attributed to the differences in the skill among the players. <P>SOLUTION: When the BB release lottery is won, a quiz is displayed from a liquid crystal panel. The player selects any of three options by operating the stop button. The answer selected by the player is correct in the quiz, it facilitates the control in the retraction of the BB figures within the range of 3 to 5 of the figures as compared with the range of 1 or 2 of the figures. The answer is not correct in the quiz, it facilitates the control in the retraction of the BB figures within the range of 1 or 2 of the figures as compared with the range of 3 to 5 of the figures. <P>COPYRIGHT: (C)2006,JPO&NCIPI

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  The present invention relates to a gaming machine that is installed and used in a game hall such as a pachinko parlor.
  In the present specification, a pachislot machine is described as an example, so that medals are used as game media. However, game media include other media such as coins and pachinko balls. Further, “inserting medals (game media)” includes betting a credited medal with a bet button or the like in addition to actually inserting a medal into the medal slot. In addition, the internal winning is a state in which the winning combination is determined based on the lottery for determining the winning combination (hereinafter referred to as the winning winning lottery), and the symbols constituting the winning winning combination can be aligned on the winning line. A state in which the symbols constituting the winning combination that won an internal prize are aligned on the winning effective line is defined as a winning.
  Slot machines that are installed and used in amusement halls such as pachinko parlors are called pachislot machines, and medals that are used as gaming media are given a certain value, and medals earned by playing games are various prizes. Can be replaced. For this reason, one of the objectives of the player is to acquire a large number of medals, and it is common for a player to select a table that easily obtains the right to enter the bonus game mode and play a game. The bonus game mode includes, for example, a big bonus (hereinafter referred to as BB) mode and a regular bonus (RB) mode. In particular, the BB mode is shifted to the RB mode a predetermined number of times, and before the transition to the RB mode, Since the transition to the RB introduction mode in which the winning probability is high, a large amount of medals can be obtained in a short period of time.
  Having expectations for being able to win a large number of medals in a short period of time is an important factor in attracting players to slot machines, and models that have been devised in various ways to enlighten the players Many tend to be offered. As one of such models, for example, when a BB to be shifted to the BB mode or an RB to be shifted to the RB mode is selected, a model having a so-called stock function is provided in which the selected BB or RB is stored. ing.
  In a slot machine with a stock function, for example, when a special winning combination that is subject to storage is won, reel stop control is performed so that the special winning combination cannot be won, and the special winning combination Is stored. And, if the number of games played reaches a predetermined number, if you win a specific winning combination, or if you win a lottery performed separately from the winning lottery, that the predetermined condition is satisfied As an opportunity, the stored special winning combination is awarded internally so that the special winning combination can be won. According to this, if the number of games until the stored special winning combination is won internally or the probability of lottery of the specific winning combination is changed, the winning probability of the special winning combination is kept constant. Since the special winning role of can be won in a short period of time, a large amount of medals can be obtained in a short period of time.
  However, in the slot machine as described above, even if the stored special winning combination is won internally, for beginners with low game skills, the symbols constituting the special winning combination are observed while observing the rotating reel. It is often difficult to operate the stop button to stop on the active line, and the special winning combination is won internally without being able to win the internal winning special winning combination with a small number of games. During this period, the number of special winning roles that have been stored may increase and the number of special winning roles that have been stored may increase. In this case, even though the special winning combination is won, the selected special winning combination cannot be won, so that an unfair feeling about the game is raised and the player's interest in the game is lost.
  The present invention has been made in order to solve the above-described problems, and can prevent a difference in the number of game media obtained due to a difference in the skill of the player from occurring, thereby preventing an unfair feeling in the game from being raised. An object of the present invention is to provide a gaming machine, a program, and a recording medium.
  The gaming machine of the present invention includes a reel in which a plurality of types of symbols are arranged and rotating in response to a game start operation, a winning combination determining means for determining either a lose or a plurality of types of winning combinations by lottery, a reel When the stop operation is performed, the winning symbol constituting the winning combination determined by the winning combination determining means is included in a predetermined number of predetermined symbols consecutive from the symbols positioned on the winning winning line. If included, in a gaming machine equipped with reel stop control means for controlling reel stop so that the winning symbol stops on the winning line, a notification prompting the user to select one of a plurality of options Notification means for performing the selection, a selection means for selecting one of a plurality of types of notifications notified by the notification means, and enabling the selection means to be operated and selecting by the selection means A selection signal receiving means for receiving a signal indicating the selected option, and whether the option selected by the selection means matches a preset option based on a signal input to the selection signal receiving means And a pull-in range changing means for changing the predetermined number used in reel stop control by the reel stop control means according to a result of determination by the determination means. .
  In addition, a special winning combination storing means for storing a special winning combination is provided when a special winning combination set in advance is determined from among a plurality of types of winning combinations by the winning combination determining means, and the pull-in range changing means is It is preferable to change the predetermined number used in the reel stop control so that the special symbols constituting the special winning combination stop on the winning winning line according to the result of the determination by the determination means.
  In addition, it is preferable to provide drawing range lottery means for determining the predetermined number to be changed by the drawing range changing means by lottery.
  In addition, a plurality of types of the predetermined number used in the drawing range lottery means are assigned, and at least one of the plurality of types of the predetermined number is selected from a plurality of different types. It is preferable to provide a pull-in range determination table and a table selection unit that selects a pull-in range determination table used in the lottery in the pull-in range lottery unit according to the determination result in the determination unit.
  Note that the program of the present invention includes a winning combination deciding means for determining one of a winning combination and a plurality of types of winning combinations by lottery, and a symbol positioned on the winning line when a reel stop operation is performed. If a predetermined number of symbols that are set in advance include a winning symbol that constitutes the winning combination determined by the winning combination determining means, the reel stop control is performed so that the winning symbol stops on the winning line. A reel stop control unit that performs the notification, a notification unit that performs notification for prompting an operation of selecting one of a plurality of types of options, and a plurality of types of options that are notified by the notification unit. A selection signal receiving means for enabling operation of the selection means, receiving a signal indicating an option selected by the selection means, and input to the selection signal receiving means. Based on the received signal, determination means for determining whether or not the option selected by the selection means matches a preset option, and the reel stop control according to the result of determination by the determination means This is for causing a computer of the gaming machine to function as a pull-in range changing means for changing the predetermined number used in the reel stop control in the means.
  In addition, the recording medium of the present invention includes a winning combination determining means for determining any one of a winning combination and a plurality of types of winning combinations by lottery, and a symbol positioned on the winning line when a reel stop operation is performed. When a predetermined number of consecutive symbols set in advance includes a winning symbol that constitutes the winning combination determined by the winning combination determining means, the reels are stopped so that the winning symbol stops on the winning line A reel stop control means for performing control, an informing means for instructing an operation to select one of a plurality of types of options, and any of a plurality of types of options informed by the informing means. A selection means for selecting, a selection signal receiving means for enabling the operation of the selection means and receiving a signal indicating an option selected by the selection means, and an input to the selection signal receiving means Based on the signal, a determination unit that determines whether the option selected by the selection unit matches a preset option, and the reel stop control unit according to a determination result by the determination unit And a computer-readable recording medium storing a program for causing the computer of the gaming machine to function as a pull-in range changing means for changing the predetermined number used in the reel stop control.
  The gaming machine according to the present invention selects notifying means for prompting an operation for selecting any one of a plurality of types of options, and any of the plurality of types of options notified by the notifying means. The selection means, the selection signal receiving means for enabling the operation of the selection means and receiving a signal indicating an option selected by the selection means, and the selection based on the signal input to the selection signal receiving means Determining means for determining whether or not the option selected by the means matches a preset option, and in accordance with the result of determination by the determining means, the reel stop control means performs reel stop control. Since the pull-in range changing means for changing the predetermined number used is provided, by increasing the predetermined number, even a beginner with a low skill to win the winning combination can easily win the winning combination. It makes it easy to prize, it is possible to prevent the raise is unfair for the game to prevent from getting a difference in the acquisition number of game media due to the difference in skill of the player.
  Further, when a special winning combination set in advance is determined from a plurality of types of winning combinations by the winning combination determining means, a special winning combination storing means for storing a special winning combination is provided, and the pulling range changing means is Since the predetermined number used in the reel stop control is changed so that the special symbol constituting the special winning combination stops on the winning line according to the result of the determination by the determining means, the special winning combination is changed. Even beginners with low skills to win a prize can easily win a winning combination, and when the beginner plays a game, the number of stored special winning combinations is prevented from increasing and the set payout rate It is possible to prevent the difference from the actual payout rate from increasing.
  Further, since the drawing range lottery means for determining the predetermined number to be changed by the stop control changing means by lottery is provided, the player cannot predict the development of the game, and can give the game unexpectedness.
  In addition, a plurality of types of the predetermined number used in the drawing range lottery means are assigned, and at least one of the plurality of types of the predetermined number is selected from a plurality of different types. Since a pull-in range determination table and a table selection means for selecting a pull-in range determination table used in the lottery in the pull-in range lottery means according to the determination result in the determination means are provided, the game is given unexpectedness. However, as the number of special winning roles stored increases, it becomes easier to win special winning roles and it becomes easier for players to be released due to differences in skills when releasing the stored special winning roles. Can be resolved.
  As shown in FIG. 1, the slot machine 10 is provided with a normal mode and a BB mode. If a BB (special winning combination) is won in a game in the normal mode, the BB is stored and the mode is changed to the RT mode. In the RT mode, the replay winning probability is higher than in the normal mode, and the reel stop control is performed so that the BB cannot be won. In the RT mode, every time a game is performed, a BB release lottery is performed to determine whether or not the stored BB can be won. When the BB release lottery is won, the mode is again shifted to the normal mode, the BB is in an internal winning state, and the reel stop control is performed so that the BB can be won.
  The slot machine 10 is provided with a housing 10 a including a storage box 11 and a front door 12. Four display windows 13 are provided on the front door 12, and a first reel 14 a, a second reel 14 b, and a third reel 14 c are rotatably incorporated in the back of each display window 13. As is well known, a plurality of types of symbols are arranged at a constant pitch on the outer periphery of the first to third reels 14a to 14c, and three symbols per reel can be observed through the display window 13 when the reels are stopped. Become. As a result, a total of five straight winning winning lines in which the symbols of the reels are combined one by one and three in the horizontal direction are set.
  A liquid crystal panel (notification means) 15 is provided on the side of the first to third reels 14a to 14c. The liquid crystal panel 15 is activated when the BB release lottery is won. From the liquid crystal panel 15, a three-choice quiz that allows the player to answer the number of BBs stored is displayed.
  Prior to the start of the game, when one medal is inserted from the medal insertion slot 16, the winning line in the center horizontal is activated. The book winning line is activated. Further, it is possible to credit (store) up to 50 medals, and the number of credited medals is displayed on the credit number display unit 17. For example, 4 symbols per reel can be observed from the display window 13, and in addition to the horizontal 4 winning lines, another prize that is folded to combine one symbol for each reel. It is also possible to set an effective line.
  When a game start operation is performed by the start lever 18, the first to third reels 14a to 14c are rotated simultaneously. By operating these stop buttons (selection means) 19a to 19c, the first to third reels 14a to 14c corresponding to the buttons are individually stopped. The stop buttons 19a to 19c respectively correspond to three types of answers displayed on the liquid crystal panel 15. When a quiz is displayed on the liquid crystal panel 15, the stop buttons 19a to 19c are operated by operating the stop buttons 19a to 19c. It becomes possible to select one of the displayed three answers.
  Various operation buttons such as a bet button and a payout button are provided on the operation panel above the stop buttons 19a to 19c. Since the functions of these operation buttons are well known, the details thereof are omitted.
  A medal tray 20 is provided at the lower part of the housing 11, and a payout medal obtained when a prize is obtained in the game is paid out to the medal tray 20 from the payout opening 21.
  As shown in FIG. 2, the operation of the slot machine 10 is basically controlled by a control unit 30 including a CPU (selection signal receiving means and table selection means) 30 a and a memory 31. In addition to the CPU 30a and the memory 31, the control unit 30 includes an electronic lottery unit 39, a winning combination determining unit 40, a BB flag storage unit (special winning combination storage unit) 41, a BB release lottery unit 42, and a drawing range lottery unit (withdrawal). A range determination means) 43, a first determination table (withdrawal range determination table) 43a, and a second determination table (withdrawal range determination table) 43b are provided.
  The medal sensor 32 detects an appropriate medal inserted from the medal slot 16 and inputs it to the CPU 30a. A selector is incorporated in the back of the medal slot 16 and an inappropriate medal is discharged to the medal tray 20. In addition, when a medal is inserted at an inappropriate timing, for example, a medal that is inserted in the middle of a game or while various operation buttons are pressed is not passed through the medal sensor 32. The medal tray 20 is discharged.
  Since the number of medals to be inserted prior to the start of the game is limited to 1 to 3, the medal sensor 32 also detects medals inserted after the fourth one when the credit function is not used. Without being discharged to the medal tray 20. The credit function is turned on / off every time the payout button is pushed. When the credit function is on, medals inserted after the fourth sheet are also detected by the medal sensor 32 and credited into the slot machine up to 50 sheets. The number of credited medals is digitally displayed on the credit number display unit 17. When the credit function is used, a medal insertion operation is performed by the operation of the 1 bet button or the MAX bet button described above, and the bet number is sequentially subtracted from the credit number. Further, when a game is performed and a winning with a medal payout is obtained, a payout medal is also credited, and a medal credited when the payout button is operated is paid out to the medal tray 20.
  The CPU 30a counts the number of 1 to 3 medals inserted prior to the start of the game based on the detection signal from the medal sensor 32, and thereby determines the number of valid activated pay lines. The number of credits is counted by another credit medal counter (not shown).
  The start signal sensor 33 inputs a game start signal to the CPU 30a when the start lever 18 is operated after 1 to 3 medals are inserted. In response to the game start signal, the CPU 30a rotates the first to third reels 14a to 14c based on the game execution program stored in the ROM area of the memory 31, and starts game processing. The game execution program includes, in addition to the normal mode, a program for executing a game process by shifting to the BB mode, and quiz graphic data and a program to be displayed from the liquid crystal panel 15. A plurality of types of quiz programs are stored so that quizzes can be displayed according to the number of stored BBs.
  The CPU 30a and the reel drive controller 34 constitute reel stop control means and pull-in range changing means, and the drive and stop control of the first to third reels 14a to 14c are performed by the CPU 30a and the reel drive controller 34. Each reel is fixed to a drive shaft of an individual stepping motor 35a to 35c, and each reel is controlled by controlling the driving of each stepping motor 35a to 35c. Note that the RAM area of the memory 31 is a working area, and is used for temporary storage or rewriting of flags and data used for each game.
  Since the stepping motors 35a to 35c rotate at a rotation angle corresponding to the number of supplied drive pulses, the rotation angle of the first to third reels 14a to 14c and the sub reel 15 is controlled by the CPU 30a controlling the number of supplied drive pulses. Further, the stop position of the reel can be determined by stopping the supply of the drive pulse. In each reel, reflection signal portions 36a to 36c are integrally formed at the reference position, and the photosensors 37a to 37c photoelectrically detect the passage of each reflection signal portion for each rotation. Detection signals from the photosensors 37a to 37c are input to the CPU 30a as a reset signal for each reel.
  The CPU 30a is provided with a pulse counter for each of the stepping motors 35a to 35c, and counts the number of drive pulses supplied to each of the stepping motors 35a to 35c. When the reset signal is input from the photosensors 37a to 37c, the count value of the corresponding pulse counter is cleared. Therefore, the number of drive pulses corresponding to the rotation angle within one rotation of each reel is stored in each pulse counter while being sequentially updated.
  A symbol table is stored in the ROM area of the memory 31, and the symbol table represents the number of drive pulses corresponding to the rotation angle from the reference position of each reel and the symbols arranged on the reel at a constant pitch. A code is associated. Therefore, by monitoring the count value of the pulse counter for each reel, for example, it is possible to identify which symbol has moved on the center winning effective line, and how much more the reel should be rotated. It is possible to predict whether the target symbol will move on the winning line.
  The stop button sensors 38a to 38c input a stop signal for each reel to the CPU 30a when the stop buttons 19a to 19c are operated. The start lever 18 is operated to start the rotation of all reels. When these rotations reach a steady speed, the operation of the stop buttons 19a to 19c is validated. Thereafter, by operating these, stop control of the corresponding first to third reels 14a to 14c is started.
  The stop control of the first to third reels 14a to 14c is performed within the range of 1 to 5 symbols (retraction range). For example, when the stop buttons 19a to 19c are operated, the control is performed on the winning line. When the symbols constituting the winning combination determined in the winning combination lottery are included in the four (predetermined number) of symbols that are consecutive from the symbol being played, the first to third reels 14a to 14c are The stop control of the first to third reels 14a to 14c is performed so that the time until the stop is delayed and the symbols constituting the winning combination stop on the winning winning line (hereinafter referred to as pull-in control).
  On the first to third reels 14a to 14c, BB symbols are arranged so that four symbols other than the BB symbols are arranged between symbols (hereinafter referred to as BB symbols) constituting the BB. For this reason, if the BB symbol pull-in control is performed within the range of five symbols, the rotation positions of the first to third reels 14a to 14c are any positions when the stop buttons 19a to 19c are operated. Even so, the BB symbol is drawn on the winning line. In addition, it is preferable to set the number of arrangement | sequences and arrangement position of BB symbol suitably.
  When the stop buttons 19a to 19c are operated so that a winning combination not determined by the winning combination determining unit 40 is won, the stop buttons 19a to 19c are operated so that the BB symbol is stopped on the winning line in the RT mode. In such a case, stop control of the first to third reels 14a to 14c is performed so that the winning combination is not won (hereinafter referred to as kicking control).
  When a plurality of stop buttons are operated almost simultaneously, only the reel corresponding to the stop button with the earlier operation timing stops, and when fully operated simultaneously, none of the reels stop. In addition, the reel stop control is not limited to the symbols that make up the winning combination, so-called reach that informs the player of the winning combination that is winning internally by the type or combination of symbols stopped on the winning line. You may make it display eyes.
  The electronic lottery unit 39 and the winning combination determining unit 40 constitute a winning combination determining means. The CPU 30a operates the electronic lottery unit 39 in response to the game start signal. The electronic lottery unit 39 includes a random number generator and a random number sampling circuit, and draws one random value every time a game is started. The random value selected by lottery is input to the winning combination determining unit 40. The winning combination determination unit 40 determines what type of winning combination is awarded in the currently executed game according to the input value.
  The winning combination determination unit 40 is provided with a plurality of winning combination lottery tables in which all random numbers generated by the random number generator of the electronic lottery unit 39 are grouped into a plurality of numerical ranges, and the winning combination is assigned to each group. It has been. In the group of the first winning combination lottery table 40a used in the game in the normal mode, there are a BB that gives the right to shift to the BB mode, a small role that only pays out a predetermined number of medals, and the same bet number without inserting medals. The winning role, such as replay that gives the right to play the next game, and the loss that does not cause any hits are assigned. Then, depending on which group the sampled random number value belongs to, the type of winning combination to be won and the symbols that can be won are determined. Note that there are a plurality of types of small role winning symbols, and a payout medal is assigned to each.
  In addition to the first winning combination lottery table 40a, the winning combination determining unit 40 is provided with a winning combination lottery table used in RT mode games. In the replay high-probability lottery table 40b, random numbers are grouped for each type of winning combination as in the first winning combination lottery table 40a, but replays are assigned as compared to the first winning combination lottery table 40a. The random number values are grouped so that the numerical value range of the random value group to be assigned is large and the numerical value range of the random value group to which the loss is assigned becomes small. That is, when the lottery is performed using the replay high probability lottery table 40b, the winning probability of replay is higher and the winning probability of the loss is lower than when the lottery is performed using the first winning combination lottery table 40a. In addition, although not shown in detail, the winning combination determination unit 40 is in a state in which the winning combination lottery table used in the BB mode and the BB are internally awarded in addition to the first winning combination lottery table 40a and the replay high probability lottery table 40b. The winning combination lottery table used in is provided.
  The BB flag storage unit 41 includes a memory. In the BB flag storage unit 41, when the winning combination determining unit 40 determines BB, the BB flag is written. As a result, the winning BB is stored. When one BB flag is read, the mode is shifted once to the BB mode.
  The BB release lottery unit 42 is activated each time a game in the RT mode is performed. In the BB release lottery unit 42, a BB release lottery is performed, the BB flag stored in the BB flag storage unit 41 is read, and stop control of the first to third reels 14a to 14c is performed so that the BB can be won. It is determined whether to do it. When the BB flag is not stored in the BB flag storage unit 41, the BB release lottery is not performed.
  The determination unit (determination means) 43 is activated when the answer to the quiz displayed on the liquid crystal panel 15 is selected by the stop buttons 19a to 19c. When the stop buttons 19a to 19c are operated and any one of the three quiz answers displayed from the liquid crystal panel 15 is selected, a selection signal indicating the selected answer is input from the CPU 30a to the determination unit 43. The In addition, a signal indicating the correct answer of the quiz is also input to the determination unit 43 at the same time. The determination unit 43 compares the correct answer of the quiz displayed from the liquid crystal panel 15 with the selected answer, and determines whether or not the answer selected by the player is correct.
  The pull-in range lottery unit 44 is operated after the determination by the determination unit 43 is completed. In the drawing range lottery unit 44, the drawing range of the BB symbol in a state where the BB is won internally is determined by lottery. The lottery in the drawing-in range lottery unit 44 is performed using a first determination table (drawing range determination table) 43a and a second determination table (drawing range determination table) 43b.
  In the first determination table 44a and the second determination table 44b, all random values generated by the pull-in range lottery unit 44 are grouped into a plurality of numerical ranges, and a pull-in range of a BB symbol is assigned to each group. It has been. The second determination table 44b is more likely to have a larger drawing range than the first determination table 44a, that is, the random number value is increased so that the probability that the number of symbols until the BB symbol is drawn on the winning active line increases. Grouping and pull-in ranges are assigned. (For example, in the first determination table 44a, the numerical value range of the group to which 3 to 5 symbols are assigned is made smaller than the numerical value range of the group to which the range of 1 symbol or 2 symbols is assigned. In the second determination table 44b, the numerical range of the group to which each of 3 to 5 symbols is assigned is made larger than the numerical range of the group to which the range of 1 symbol or 2 symbols is assigned. The first determination table 44 a and the second determination table 44 b are selected according to the determination result in the determination unit 43 stored in the BB flag storage unit 41.
  The medal hopper 44 pays out a specified number of payout medals to the medal tray 20 according to the type of winning combination or adds the specified number to the credit counter. The payout table in which the number of payout medals is determined for each type of winning combination is stored in the ROM area of the memory 31, and the CPU 30a reads this to drive the medal hopper 44.
  Next, the operation of the slot machine configured as described above will be described. As shown in FIG. 3, in the slot machine 10, a game in the normal mode is first performed. When 1-3 medals are inserted prior to the start of the game, the number of inserted medals is counted by the CPU 30a. When the start lever 18 is operated, a game start signal is input from the start signal sensor 33 to the CPU 30a, and rotation of the first to third reels 14a to 14c is started.
  When the start lever 18 is operated, the electronic lottery unit 39 samples the random number value and compares the sampled random number value with the first winning combination lottery table 40 a of the winning combination determining unit 40. Thereby, the winning combination lottery is performed, and the type of the lost or winning combination is determined. When the winning combination lottery is completed, a winning combination determination signal is fed back to the CPU 30a. In response to this, the CPU 30a validates the operation of the stop buttons 19a to 19c. The CPU 30a monitors the operation timing of the stop buttons 19a to 19c while referring to the count value of the aforementioned pulse counter provided for each reel, and the winning design determined by the winning combination determining unit 40 is stopped on the winning effective line. Stop control of the 1st-3rd reels 14a-14c is performed so that it may be easy.
  When BB is determined by the winning combination determination unit 40, the BB flag is written in the BB flag storage unit 41, the BB is stored, and the normal mode is shifted to the RT mode. In a game in the RT mode, the electronic lottery unit 39 compares the sampled random number value with the replay high probability lottery table 40b to determine the type of winning combination. Thereby, in RT mode, the winning probability of replay is higher than in normal mode, and the winning probability of losing is lowered. When the BB is won in the RT mode game, the BB flag is written in the BB flag storage unit 41 and the BB is stored.
  In the RT mode, every time a game is played, the BB release lottery unit 42 is operated, and a BB release lottery is performed. The RT mode ends when the BB release lottery is won.
  When the RT mode ends, the CPU 30a identifies the number of BB flags stored in the BB flag storage unit 41. Then, the CPU 30a reads the graphic data of the quiz to be displayed from the liquid crystal panel 15 from the ROM area of the memory 31 according to the number of BB flags stored in the BB flag storage unit 41, and the liquid crystal based on the read graphic data. A quiz is displayed from the panel 15. At this time, the medal cannot be inserted, and the normal game cannot be performed.
  Thereafter, the CPU 30a validates the operation of the stop buttons 19a to 19c, and enters a state in which any of the three quiz answers can be selected. When any of the three answers is selected by the stop buttons 19a to 19c, the CPU 30a identifies the selected answer based on the operation signal of the stop buttons 19a to 19c, and determines the identified answer as a selection signal. Input to the unit 43.
  Further, the CPU 30 a reads the correct answer of the quiz displayed from the liquid crystal panel 15 from the ROM area of the memory 31 and inputs it to the determination unit 43. The determination unit 43 compares the correct answer of the quiz displayed from the liquid crystal panel 15 with the selected answer, and determines whether or not the answer selected by the player is correct. The result of determination by the determination unit 43 is input to the CPU 30a. When the determination in the determination unit 43 ends, the CPU 30a operates the pull-in range lottery unit 44. In the draw-in range lottery unit 44, the draw-in range of the BB in a state where the BB has won an internal prize is determined by lottery.
  When the determination unit 43 determines that the answer selected by the player is correct for the quiz displayed on the liquid crystal panel 15, the CPU 30a performs lottery using the second determination table 44b. A signal to be instructed is input to the drawing range lottery unit 44. When the lottery is performed using the second determination table 44b, the BB symbol pull-in control is more easily performed in the range of three to five symbols than in the range of one symbol or two symbols.
  If the determination unit 43 determines that the answer selected by the player is incorrect for the quiz displayed on the liquid crystal panel 15, the CPU 30a performs a lottery using the first determination table 40a. A signal instructing this is input to the drawing range lottery unit 44. The drawing range lottery unit 44 performs lottery in response to a signal input from the CPU 30a. When the lottery is performed using the first determination table 44a, the BB symbol pull-in control is more easily performed in the range of one symbol or two symbols than in the range of three to five symbols.
  When the drawing range of the BB symbol is determined to be a range corresponding to five symbols, the BB symbol is drawn on the winning line regardless of the timing when the stop buttons 19a to 19c are operated, and the BB wins. .
  If the answer to the quiz displayed on the liquid crystal panel 15 is correct, the BB symbol pull-in range becomes wider than when the quiz is incorrect, so that even a beginner with a low skill level can easily win the BB. Thereby, it is possible to prevent a difference in the number of acquired medals due to a difference in the skill of the player. Note that the content of the quiz displayed from the liquid crystal panel 15 may be set to an appropriate content, but it does not require the skill of the player when inputting the quiz answer, such as a current affair or a trivia. It is preferable to make it. As a result, even a beginner with a low skill level can play a game under the same conditions as a skilled person.
  When the determination by the determination unit 43 is completed, the CPU 30a makes a state where a medal can be inserted and again makes a game possible. When a game is performed and the player wins BB, the CPU 30a first reads the execution program for the RB introduction mode from the ROM area of the memory 31, and shifts from the normal mode to the RB introduction mode. In the RB introduction mode, a game is played with 1 to 3 medal bets. When the replay is won in the RB introduction mode and this is won, the RB introduction mode is shifted to the RB mode. The BB mode is ended when the game in the RB introduction mode is performed 30 times or when the game is shifted to the RB mode three times.
  FIG. 4 shows an example in which a recording medium (CD, flexible disk, IC memory, MO, etc.) 60 is installed in the slot machine 10, and the means shown in the flowchart of FIG. The program for implement | achieving by the computer 61 containing 31 is stored. In this case, for example, a winning combination determining means for determining one of a winning combination and a plurality of types of winning combinations by lottery, and a predetermined number of consecutive symbols from a symbol positioned on the winning line when a reel stop operation is performed. A reel stop control means for performing reel stop control so that the winning symbol stops on the winning line when the winning symbol constituting the winning symbol determined by the winning symbol determining means is included in the symbol; An informing unit for informing an operation for selecting any one of the types of options, a selecting unit for selecting any of a plurality of types of options informed by the informing unit, and A selection signal receiving means for enabling an operation and receiving a signal indicating an option selected by the selection means; and the selection based on a signal input to the selection signal receiving means Determining means for determining whether or not the option selected by the stage matches a preset option, and in accordance with the result of determination by the determining means, the reel stop control means performs reel stop control. A program for causing the computer 61 to function as a pull-in range changing means for changing the predetermined number used is recorded in the recording medium 60. Then, the recording medium 60 is loaded into the reading device 62 and the program is installed in the slot machine 10.
  The program can be distributed to the slot machine 10 using the Internet instead of being installed via the recording medium 60. It is also possible to install the distributed program of the present invention or the program of the present invention read from the recording medium 60 in a personal computer and play a slot machine game on a monitor.
  In the above embodiment, when the BB release lottery is won, the number of times that the quiz is displayed by the liquid crystal panel 15 is set to one time. An appropriate number of times may be performed. As a result, even if the answer to the quiz is incorrect, the player's expectation for the next quiz can be increased and the interest in the game can be maintained.
  In the above embodiment, two types of pull-in range determination tables are provided. However, the number of pull-in range determination tables and the pull-in range to be assigned may be set as appropriate. In this case, the content of the game can be diversified as the types of the pull-in range determination table are increased.
  In the above embodiment, the drawing range of the BB symbol in the state where the BB has won an internal prize is determined by lottery. For example, the drawing range of a plurality of types of BBs is stored in the ROM area of the memory 31, and the player can display When the answer to the quiz displayed from the panel 15 is correct, the BB symbol drawing range may be read from the memory 31 to change the BB symbol drawing range.
  In the above embodiment, BB is set as the special winning combination, but the special winning combination is appropriately set, for example, by setting the RB to be shifted to the RB mode or the SB to be shifted to the single bonus (SB) mode as the special winning combination. May be set. The SB mode is a game mode in which the winning probability of a predetermined winning combination is higher than that in the normal mode only for one game. In addition, an AT flag that gives the right to shift to the assist time (AT) mode in which the mode of operation of the stop buttons 19a to 19c is notified so that the player can easily obtain profits may be used as the special winning combination.
  In the above embodiment, the RT mode end condition is determined to win the BB release lottery. However, for example, when a predetermined number of games are played or when a specific winning combination is won in the RT mode, the RT mode ends. An appropriate condition may be set as the condition. Thereby, the contents of the game in RT mode can be varied.
  In the above embodiment, the liquid crystal panel 15 is provided as a notification unit. For example, a reel provided separately from the first to third reels 14a to 14c, a display using seven segments, a sound output from a speaker, and the like. Any appropriate means may be used as the notification means. Further, although the stop buttons 19a to 9c are used as the selection means, for example, the start lever 18 or a button for selecting a quiz answer provided separately from the stop buttons 19a to 19c is provided as the selection means. Any appropriate means may be used.
  In the above embodiment, all the BB flags stored in the BB flag storage unit 41 can be awarded if the BB release lottery is won, and a quiz for selecting the number of stored BB flags is performed. The BB flag that can be won is only the BB flag stored in the first one, and a quiz for selecting the number of BB flags stored in the second and later (hereinafter referred to as “non-winning BB flag”) is performed. May be. As a result, it is not necessary to make it possible to win all the stored BBs, so that a plurality of stored BBs can win in a short time, and the player can win a huge amount of medals. It is possible to prevent enthusiasm of the player and to increase the interest in the game.
  In this case, for example, by operating the stop buttons 19a to 19c, it is selected whether the number of non-winning BB flags is “0”, “1”, “2 or more”, or, for example, storage A quiz for selecting whether the BB flag set is “only the first BB flag”, “only the first BB flag + non-winning BB flag”, or “only non-winning BB flag” Display from panel 15. If the player answers the quiz correctly, for example, the BB symbol drawing range is widened to make it easier for the first BB flag to win, or for example, transition to another game mode such as AT mode. Appropriate benefits such as giving the right to When answering the quiz, for example, by giving a hint for a correct answer such as notifying the number of BB flags stored in the previous 100 games, the player's inquisitiveness to the game can be deepened. .
  It should be noted that the conditions for clearing all of the stored non-winning BB flags are also appropriate, for example, when the payout rate of the slot machine is changed, when the BB mode is ended, or when the stored winning combination is won Conditions may be set. Further, if it is notified that all of the non-winning BB flags have been cleared, it becomes possible to provide a hint for the correct answer of the quiz regarding the number of non-winning BB flags, and the player's sense of expectation can be enhanced.
  The present invention can be applied not only to a reel drive type slot machine but also to a slot machine using a liquid crystal panel, a pachinko machine, a game machine, and the like.
It is an external view of the slot machine using the present invention. FIG. 2 is a functional block diagram showing an electrical schematic configuration of the slot machine shown in FIG. 1. It is a flowchart which shows the flow of a game. FIG. 26 is an explanatory diagram when a recording medium storing a program is installed in a slot machine.
Explanation of symbols
10 Slot machine 15 LCD panel (notification means)
19a First stop button (selection means)
19b Second stop button (selection means)
19c 3rd stop button (selection means)
30 control unit 30a CPU (table selection means)
31 Memory 34 Reel drive controller 39 Electronic lottery unit 40 Winning role determining unit 41 BB flag storage unit (special winning role storage unit)
43 determination unit (determination means)
44 drawing range lottery section (drawing range lottery means)
44a First determination table (retraction range determination table)
44b Second determination table (withdrawal range determination table)
60 Recording medium 61 Computer 62 Reading device

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  1. Multiple types of symbols are arranged, reels that rotate in response to the game start operation, winning combination deciding means for deciding either lose or multiple types of winning combinations by lottery, and reel stop operation When the winning symbol that constitutes the winning combination determined by the winning combination determining means is included in a predetermined number of consecutive symbols from the symbol positioned on the winning line, the winning symbol is In a gaming machine comprising reel stop control means for controlling the stop of a reel so as to stop on a winning line,
    An informing means for informing an operation for selecting one of a plurality of types of options;
    Selection means for selecting any of a plurality of types of options notified by the notification means;
    A selection signal receiving means for enabling the operation of the selection means and receiving a signal indicating an option selected by the selection means;
    Determination means for determining whether the option selected by the selection means matches a preset option based on a signal input to the selection signal receiving means;
    A gaming machine, comprising: a pull-in range changing means for changing the predetermined number used in the reel stop control means by the reel stop control means according to a result of the judgment by the judging means.
  2.   A special winning combination storing means for storing a special winning combination when a pre-set special winning combination is determined from among a plurality of types of winning combinations by the winning combination determining means is provided, and the pull-in range changing unit is configured to determine the determination The predetermined number used when performing reel stop control is changed so that a special symbol constituting a special winning combination stops on a winning winning line according to a result of determination by means. The gaming machine according to 1.
  3.   3. A gaming machine according to claim 2, further comprising drawing range lottery means for determining the predetermined number to be changed by the drawing range changing means by lottery.
  4. A plurality of types of pull-in ranges that are used in the lottery in the pull-in range lottery means, and are assigned with a plurality of types of the predetermined number and have different probabilities that at least one of the plurality of types of the predetermined number is selected A decision table;
    4. The gaming machine according to claim 3, further comprising table selection means for selecting a pull-in range determination table used in the lottery in the pull-in range lottery means in accordance with the determination result in the determination means.
  5. A winning combination determining means for determining either a loser or a plurality of types of winning combinations by lottery;
    When a reel stop operation is performed, the winning symbol that constitutes the winning combination determined by the winning combination determining means in a predetermined number of consecutive symbols from the symbols positioned on the winning winning line A reel stop control means for controlling the reel stop so that the winning symbol stops on the winning line,
    An informing means for informing an operation for selecting one of a plurality of types of options;
    Selection means for selecting any of a plurality of types of options notified by the notification means;
    A selection signal receiving means for enabling the operation of the selection means and receiving a signal indicating an option selected by the selection means;
    Determination means for determining whether the option selected by the selection means matches a preset option based on a signal input to the selection signal receiving means;
    A program for causing a computer of a gaming machine to function as a pull-in range changing means for changing the predetermined number used in reel stop control by the reel stop control means in accordance with a result of the determination by the determination means.
  6.   A computer-readable recording medium on which the program according to claim 5 is recorded.
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