JP2006223660A - Lighting unit and game machine with the lighting unit - Google Patents

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JP2006223660A
JP2006223660A JP2005042704A JP2005042704A JP2006223660A JP 2006223660 A JP2006223660 A JP 2006223660A JP 2005042704 A JP2005042704 A JP 2005042704A JP 2005042704 A JP2005042704 A JP 2005042704A JP 2006223660 A JP2006223660 A JP 2006223660A
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PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an illumination unit configured to be able to execute an interesting lighting effect while having a simple and compact configuration that effectively uses inexpensive light emitting elements, and a gaming machine including the illumination unit.
In an illumination unit 25, light o having directivity is substantially orthogonal to the projecting direction of a strip-shaped reflector 50a within a narrow gap s between a reflector plate 50 and a character panel 25a disposed close to the front side thereof. Irradiate from the direction. Thereby, it projects on the strip | belt-shaped reflection part 50a protrudingly formed in the zigzag from the side, and reflects the light along the lightning-like shape of the strip | belt-shaped reflection part 50a efficiently, and at least thickness in the front-back direction However, a thin, simple and compact configuration can be realized.
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  The present invention relates to a lighting unit and a gaming machine such as a pachinko machine equipped with the lighting unit, and more specifically, a lighting unit that can realize stage lighting with a unit accessory such as a center decoration with a simple configuration, and the lighting The present invention relates to a gaming machine including a unit.

  Generally, as a game machine, for example, a pachinko machine, a game ball staying in a ball tray is launched on the game board according to the operation of the launching handle, and then guided to an obstacle nail or a windmill on the game board surface. It is known that it is configured to flow down the board surface and enter various winning holes, or flow into the out hole at the lower part of the game board without entering (see, for example, Patent Document 1).

  In such a pachinko machine, when a player enters a general winning opening, a corresponding number of game balls are paid out, and when a player enters a starting chucker, a jackpot lottery is performed based on this and a predetermined number The game balls are paid out, and according to the result of the lottery, a predetermined effect display is performed on the screen of a symbol display device such as a liquid crystal provided in the center portion of the game board. When a big hit is generated, a big winning opening called an attacker is opened, and a large amount of game balls are paid out in response to the entry.

  In the conventional pachinko machine as described above, a center ornament is provided at the center of the game area, a warp introduction port is provided at a side portion of the center ornament, and a game ball entered from the warp introduction port is guided to the starter chucker side. There is also a game ball stage that rolls like this (see, for example, Patent Document 2).

JP 2003-236210 A JP 2001-327672 A

  By the way, in the pachinko machine as described in the above-mentioned Patent Document 2, for example, apart from the lighting device arranged around the game area in the front door of the pachinko machine, the center decoration is directly equipped with an illumination unit. It can be considered that the lighting unit is turned on and blinking according to the situation to produce an effect that enhances the expectation in the center decoration that is often viewed by players. However, in that case, it is desired to realize a compact lighting unit with a simple configuration as much as possible while performing a more interesting lighting production.

  Accordingly, the present invention can execute an interesting lighting effect while having a simple and compact structure that effectively uses a light emitting element such as a light emitting diode, as an illumination unit that can be mounted on a unit accessory such as a center ornament. An object of the present invention is to provide a lighting unit that is configured as described above and solves the above-described problems, and a gaming machine including the lighting unit.

The present invention according to claim 1 (see, for example, FIG. 1 to FIG. 13) is an illumination unit (25) for performing a light emission effect in a game area (7a) of a game board (7),
A reflective plate (50) having a flat reflective portion (50c) and a zigzag strip-shaped reflective portion (50a) formed so as to protrude from the flat reflective portion;
It is arranged on one side in the width direction of the reflector (50) so that light (o) having directivity can be applied to the strip-like reflector (50a) from a direction substantially orthogonal to the protruding direction of the reflector. Light emitting elements (90a, 90b, 90c, 90d);
An optically transmissive display plate (25a) disposed close to the front side of the reflection plate (50);
The lighting unit (25) is characterized in that.

  In the present invention, the “proximity arrangement” means that the display plate is arranged in contact with the reflection plate on the front side of the reflection plate, and is arranged in a state where it is not in direct contact with a small distance. It is a concept that includes both.

In the present invention according to claim 2 (see, for example, FIG. 5), a translucent light diffusion sheet (115) is interposed between the reflection plate (50) and the display plate (25a).
A lighting unit (25) according to claim 1, characterized in that.

According to a third aspect of the present invention (see, for example, FIG. 9), at least one of the flat reflective portion (50c) and the strip-shaped reflective portion (50a) includes fine irregularities (110) on the surface.
It exists in the illumination unit (25) of Claim 1 or 2 characterized by the above-mentioned.

According to a fourth aspect of the present invention (see, for example, FIGS. 5 and 9), the light emitting elements (90a, 90b, 90c, 90d) are light emitting diodes.
It exists in the illumination unit (25) of any one of Claim 1 thru | or 3 characterized by the above-mentioned.

The present invention according to claim 5 is a gaming machine (1) comprising the lighting unit (25) according to any one of claims 1 to 4 (see, for example, FIGS. 1 to 3),
As the game board (7), a unit accessory (12) having a warp introduction port (32) and a game ball stage (S) mainly receiving a game ball (Ba) introduced from the warp introduction port (32). And a game board having a winning opening (16) which is located below the game ball stage (S) and opens upward,
A game ball (Ba) launched into the game area (7a) is allowed to enter the winning opening (16) through the game ball stage (S) or without the game ball stage (S). Become,
The gaming machine (1) is characterized by this.

  Note that the phrase “introducing warp” in the present invention means that a game ball launched into a game area can be used as a prize opening such as a start prize opening without passing through a nail located relatively lower in the game area. It is a concept that means to lead on. The “road peg” means a row of a plurality of obstacle nails that are driven to the upper left and right of the winning opening such as the starting winning opening in the game area. It plays a role of leading to the winning mouth direction such as the starting winning mouth.

  In addition, when the gaming machine according to the present invention wins the jackpot lottery triggered by the winning at the start winning opening, the normally closed attacker is opened and a predetermined time or a predetermined number of games are released. A first type of special electric accessory configured to repeatedly perform a predetermined number of rounds when the ball is won by the attacker, and a specific area that opens and closes based on the winning prize opening in the gaming area and winning in the starting prize opening A special prize-winning device including a special prize-winning device, wherein a game ball enters when the special prize-winning device is opened, and a jackpot is generated when the game ball wins a specific area. And a third-class special electric appliance configured to generate a jackpot right by winning a special winning opening after entering the electric tulip opened at the time of winning a so-called open chucker prepared for the game area Applicable to However, the “winning prize port” in the present invention corresponds to the above “starting prize opening” in the first and second type special electric accessories, and in the third type special electric combination. Corresponds to the above “open chucker”.

  In addition, although the code | symbol in the said parenthesis is for contrast with drawing, this is for convenience for making an understanding of invention easy, and has no influence on the structure of a claim. It is not a thing.

  According to the first aspect of the present invention, light having directivity is emitted from a direction substantially orthogonal to the projecting direction of the strip-shaped reflecting portion in a narrow space between the reflecting plate and the display plate disposed close to the front side. Therefore, it is projected from the lateral side onto the band-like reflection part formed in a zigzag manner, and reflects light, for example, along the lightning-like shape of the band-like reflection part to the front side efficiently, at least in the front-rear direction. A simple and compact configuration can be realized with a small thickness. Further, by adopting an inexpensive light emitting diode as the light emitting element, it is possible to make an illumination unit that can be equipped in the unit object capable of producing an interesting lighting while being inexpensive and compact.

  According to the second aspect of the present invention, since the translucent light diffusing sheet is interposed between the reflecting plate and the display plate, the light reflected by the band-shaped reflecting portion protruding in the zigzag band shape is further diffused. The effect on the lighting effect when viewed from the front can be further enhanced by diffusing with the sheet.

  According to the third aspect of the present invention, at least one of the flat reflection portion and the belt-like reflection portion has fine irregularities on the surface, so that the light reflected by the belt-like reflection portion or the influence of irregular reflection at the belt-like reflection portion is caused. By changing the light reflected by the flat reflector, the reflected light to be visually recognized by the player can be made more characteristic.

  According to the fourth aspect of the present invention, since the light emitting element is composed of a light emitting diode, it is possible to further reduce the cost by using a general light emitting diode and to realize a reduction in the price of the lighting unit. .

  According to the fifth aspect of the present invention, since the lighting unit is equipped in the gaming machine having the game board provided with the unit role having the warp introduction opening and the game ball stage and the winning opening, the jackpot lottery is performed according to the winning at the winning opening. In such a case, by turning on or blinking the lighting unit according to the result of the lottery, it is possible to increase the player's expectation and provide a more interesting game.

  Hereinafter, as an embodiment of a lighting unit according to the present invention and a gaming machine including the lighting unit, a pachinko machine installed in a game hall or the like will be described with reference to FIGS. In the present embodiment, a gaming machine including the lighting unit of the present invention is described as a so-called first type special electric accessory pachinko machine. However, the present invention is not limited to this, and the so-called second type special electric accessory or Of course, the present invention can also be applied to a so-called third-type special electric accessory pachinko machine.

  FIG. 1 is a front view showing an external structure of a pachinko machine equipped with a lighting unit according to an embodiment of the present invention, and FIG. 2 is a perspective view showing a center ornament (unit accessory) mounted on the pachinko machine alone. 3 is a front view showing the center decoration, FIG. 4 is a side sectional view showing the center decoration shown in FIG. 3 cut along the line FF, and viewed in the direction of the arrow, and FIG. FIG. 6 is an enlarged side sectional view showing the lighting unit shown in FIG. 4 and the vicinity thereof, and FIG. 6 is a view showing the center decoration shown in FIG. 3 cut along the line CC in FIG. FIG. 7 is a front view showing the center decoration with the cover removed from the lighting unit and the lighting device, and FIG. 8 shows the center decoration shown in FIG. 7 in a slightly rotated state in the horizontal direction. FIG. 9 is an enlarged perspective view of the lighting unit and its vicinity. 10 is a rear view of the center ornament, FIG. 11 is a rear view with the cover removed from the center ornament of FIG. 10, FIG. 12 is a block diagram showing a control system of the pachinko machine, and FIG. 13 is the pachinko machine. It is a flowchart which shows the effect | action of.

  The pachinko machine 1 plays a game while launching a game ball (so-called pachinko ball) toward the game area 7a of the game board 7 by the operation of a launch device (not shown) by operating the launch handle 9, and so-called probability variation The number of game balls corresponding to the number of game balls that have entered the attacker 17 (see FIG. 1) in a state in which a big hit such as is generated is configured to be paid out. The above per probability change (also referred to as “probability change”) is advantageous to the player at least until the next jackpot is drawn in the gaming state in the probability change mode when the jackpot of the probability change mode is won as a result of the lottery. This means a special state that can give added value, whereas there is a “normal hit” as a big hit that does not become the special state.

  As shown in FIG. 1, a pachinko machine 1 according to this embodiment includes a frame-shaped housing 2 having an opening, and a front door 3 that is attached to the housing 2 through hinges 26a and 26b so as to be opened and closed. A glass frame 5 having transparent glass (not shown) is attached to the front surface of the front door 3 so as to be openable and closable. A game board 7 is arranged on the back side of the transparent glass. An effect lighting device 23 is arranged on the front door 3 on the left and right of the game board 7, and a sound emitting device 8 having a speaker (not shown) is arranged on the lower left part of the game board 7 on the front door 3. Has been. A locking device 4 for locking or releasing the front door 3 to the housing 2 side is disposed on the right side of the glass frame 5. Note that the gaming machine main body is composed of the housing 2, the front door 3, and the like.

  An upper plate 13 is provided below the game board 7 in the front door 3, and a ball supply port 18 through which game balls including prize balls and rental balls are supplied is provided in the upper left portion of the upper plate 13. A ball lending button 14 a and a prepaid card return button 14 b are provided on the upper right wall surface of the upper plate 13.

  In addition, a lower tray 15 is disposed below the upper tray 13 in the front door 3, and a ball launcher (not shown) is operated on the right portion of the lower tray 15 to direct the game ball toward the game area 7a. A firing handle 9 is provided for launching. Furthermore, a ball discharge port 19 through which a game ball overflowed from the upper plate 13 is discharged is formed in the ball accommodating portion 15 a of the lower plate 15, and an ashtray 24 is disposed on the left side of the lower plate 15. . In FIG. 1, reference numeral 10 indicates a guide rail that guides a game ball launched by operating the launch handle 9 to the game area 7 a of the game board 7, and reference numeral 22 indicates an out port. In addition, the pachinko machine 1 is provided with an out ball passage (not shown) that guides a game ball that has fallen into the out port 22 without winning in the game area 7a during the game and leads to the back side of the pachinko machine. ing.

  In the game area 7a, a center ornament (unit accessory) 12 having a game ball stage S is disposed in the center portion. On the lower left side of the center decoration 12, prize winning holes 29 and 30 for making general winnings that do not contribute to the jackpot lottery are arranged. Below the center decoration 12, a starting chucker (winning opening) 16 and An attacker 17 is sequentially arranged.

  An opening 11 is formed in the center portion of the center ornament 12, and the game board 7 is provided with a symbol display device (production display device) 6 so as to be exposed from the opening 11. The starter chucker 16 is operated by a starter chucker opening / closing solenoid 103 (see FIG. 12) so as to open and close between an open position and a closed position. A pair of obstacle nails 59 as so-called life nails are driven directly above the starting chucker 16.

  The starter chucker 16 is awarded a prize that can trigger the jackpot lottery execution. Also, the attacker 17 is released when a big hit occurs, and wins a game ball Ba that is launched into the game area 7a of the game board 7 and rolls down. The attacker 17 is configured to close at the time of completing ten balls in one opening and to repeat the opening / closing operation 15 times during a big hit. The number of balls entered and the number of opening / closing operations are not limited to 10 or 15 and can be appropriately set as necessary.

  Further, in the game area 7 a, a windmill 44 is disposed on the upper left side of the symbol display device 6, and a through gate 61 is disposed on the left side of the starting chucker 16 below the symbol display device 6. The through gate 61 is an accessory through which a game ball is passed as a trigger for a lottery for opening and closing the starter chucker 16.

  Then, the game balls 7 that have been spilled from the game ball stage S or fallen without being involved in the game ball stage S after being fired around the through gate 61, the winning holes 29, 30 and the starter chucker 16 in the game area 7a. Numerous obstacle nails including the obstacle nail 54 for driving the incoming game ball to be appropriately scattered or guided to the incoming ball are driven. In addition, a number of obstacle nails (not shown) including obstacle nails are also provided around the warp introduction port 32 and above the warp introduction port 32 in the game ball stage S so as to disperse the game balls as appropriate or guide them to the incoming balls. It has been driven. In this pachinko machine 1, the game ball Ba launched into the game area 7 can enter the starter chucker 16 or the like via the game ball stage S or directly without entering the game ball stage S. The game proceeds.

  Note that the phrase “warp introduction” in the present embodiment means that the game ball launched into the game area 7a is not started through a notch or the like (not shown) positioned relatively below the game area 7a. It is a concept that means to lead on 16. The “road nail” means a row of a plurality of obstacle nails (not shown) driven to the left and right of the starting chucker 16 in the game area 7a. It plays a role of guiding in the direction of the starting chucker 16.

  Next, the center ornament 12 will be described with reference to FIGS. 2 to 4 and FIGS. 6 to 8.

  That is, as shown in FIGS. 2 and 3, the center ornament 12 includes a substantially cylindrical frame 12 a having an opening 11 at the center, and the frame 12 a is surrounded by a plurality of outer sides. A bracket portion 27 is formed so as to overhang. Each bracket portion 27 is formed with a hole 27a penetrating front and back in order to screw the frame body 12a in the form of being embedded in the game board 7.

  The center ornament 12 includes a warp introduction port 32 located on the left side of the opening 11, a game ball stage S located below the opening 11, an illumination device 39 located on the right side of the opening 11, and above the opening 11. The illumination unit 25 is located, and the illumination device 40 is located further above the illumination unit 25. The illuminating device 39 is covered with a transparent lens member 39a expressed in a concavo-convex pattern so that a so-called aura rises. The illuminating device 40 is covered with a transparent lens member 40a expressed in a concavo-convex shape so that a so-called aura rises. In addition, the phrase “transparent” in the present embodiment is a concept that includes not only a completely transparent state without turbidity but also all states that can be irradiated with light from the inside without any problem.

  Further, below the game ball stage S of the frame 12a, a ball discharge port 53 communicating with a ball introduction guide path 42 provided on the stage surface is formed. The sphere introduction guide path 42 is located immediately below the sphere drop hole ha among the three sphere drop holes ha, hb, hc provided in the circular croon member 35 described later, and falls from the sphere drop hole ha. The formed game ball is surely introduced and guided to the ball discharge port 53 side. Further, the ball discharge port 53 is positioned immediately above the start chucker 16 (see FIG. 1), and the released game ball Ba passes through between the pair of obstacle nails 59 (see FIG. 1) to the start chucker 16 almost certainly. (That is, with a probability of 97 to 99%).

  On the left side of the lighting unit 25 in the center ornament 12, a big hit lottery hold display device 47 and a special symbol display device 48 are arranged adjacent to each other. Further, the lower side of the lighting device 39 of the center ornament 12 is formed so as to extend further below the portion of the game ball stage S, and a display device 41 is disposed in the vicinity of the lower end of the extended portion. ing. In addition, the code | symbol 51 in FIG. 3 has shown the recessed part substantially same shape as this illumination unit 25 which accommodates the illumination unit 25 so that raising / lowering movement is possible.

  The big hit lottery hold display device 49 performs light emission driving for turning on or off light emitting diodes (hereinafter also referred to as LEDs) 47 in which a plurality (four in this embodiment) are arranged in the horizontal direction (horizontal direction) in the figure. Thus, a display corresponding to a plurality of jackpot lotteries (four in this embodiment) is performed (that is, the result of the jackpot lottery is displayed). The special symbol display device 48 displays the result of the jackpot lottery with a special symbol, and is constituted by a 7-segment display device.

  The display device 41 includes a normal symbol display device and an open lottery hold display device that performs display corresponding to a plurality of open lotteries. The normal symbol display device displays, as a normal symbol, the result of an open lottery performed to open the starting chucker 16, which is performed as an opportunity to enter the through gate 61 (pass the ball).

  On the other hand, as shown in FIGS. 2 to 4 and 6, the center ornament 12 is disposed between the warp inlet 32 and the ball outlet 53 at the center of the game ball stage S, and the warp inlet 32. Is provided with a sorting device D for sorting the course of the game balls introduced from. The sorter D includes the cruising member 35, and has a first route for guiding the game ball to win the starter chucker 16, and a probability that the game ball Ba is given to the starter chucker 16 higher than the first route (ie, 97 to 99%). And a photo interrupter P (see FIG. 4) for detecting the entry of a game ball into the second route.

  Note that the “Klung” has a curved bottom surface and a plurality of front and back through holes on the bottom surface, and the game ball that has been rolled on the bottom surface continues to roll, It is a phrase that means a role to drop the crab.

  The photo interrupter P is a light projecting element formed by contact between a first sensor unit (not shown) composed of a light projecting element and a light receiving element fixed to the game ball stage S side and a game ball entering the second route. A second sensor unit including a light shielding member 31 (see FIG. 4) that outputs an on / off signal by advancing and retracting between the jump light receiving elements is provided. As shown in FIG. 4, the light shielding member 31 is supported so as to swing with respect to the frame 12 a of the center ornament 12 about the support shaft 31 a in the front-rear direction of the center ornament 12 (left-right direction in FIG. 4). In addition, the front end portion 31b protruding forward in the free state of the light shielding member 31 is configured to be freely protrudeable into the ball introduction guide path 42 of the second route.

  As shown in FIGS. 2 and 6, on the left side of the frame 12a, a drop guide passage 32a that guides the game ball introduced from the warp introduction port 32 to drop toward the game ball stage S, and the drop guide passage. There is provided a discharge port 33 through which a game ball that has been dropped from 32a and guided slightly rearward is discharged to the game ball stage S side. As shown in FIGS. 2 and 3, a protrusion 46 that protrudes in a mountain shape upward is formed at the center of the game ball stage S, and the upper end of the protrusion 46 is in contact with the protrusion 46. The crune member 35 is disposed so as to be positioned at the center c of the substantially spherical bottom surface 35a. A portion corresponding to the center c of the bottom surface 35a is formed so as to protrude slightly upward (for example, about 1 mm) from the bottom surface 35a, and the ball drop hole ha is located on the front side around the center c. Ball drop holes hb and hc are formed on both sides of the rear. Further, on the rear side of the rolling guide surfaces 36 and 37, an illuminating device 28 is disposed below the guide path 34 and illuminates the rolling guide surfaces 36 and 37 and the vicinity thereof.

  A guide path 34 is provided so as to extend from the rear part of the clown member 35 at the center of the game ball stage to the discharge port 33, one end of the guide path 34 is connected to the discharge port 33, and the other end is connected from the rear side to the front side. And is in contact with the bottom surface 35a of the croon member 35. Here, of the ball drop holes ha, hb, hc, the ball drop hole ha is formed to have an inner diameter dimension b slightly larger than the diameter of one game ball (for example, 11 to 12 mm). Each hc is formed so as to have an inner diameter dimension a slightly larger than the ball dropping hole ha. The inner diameter dimension b of the sphere dropping hole ha is set within a range of, for example, 11.3 to 12.3 [mm], and the inner diameter dimension a of the sphere dropping holes hb and hc is, for example, 12 to 13 [mm. ] And a value larger than the inner diameter dimension b. The ball drop hole ha is formed close to the center c, and the ball drop holes hb and hc are formed so as to be slightly larger than the distance between the ball drop hole ha and the center c.

  As shown in FIG. 2, the sphere introduction guide path 42 is formed immediately below the ball drop hole ha of the cruising member 35, and a mountain-shaped protrusion is formed directly below the ball drop holes hb and hc. A rolling guide surface 36 composed of curved surfaces 36a, 36b and a rolling guide surface 37 composed of curved surfaces 37a, 37b are provided which are formed continuously from both inclined surfaces of the portion 46 and are smoothly formed with different curvatures. Yes. On the front side of these rolling guide surfaces 36 and 37, a wall portion 52b formed highest at a position corresponding to the clown member 35 and a wall formed lower than the wall portion 52b at a position corresponding to the curved surface 36a. A portion 52a and a wall portion 52c formed lower than the wall portion 52c at a position corresponding to the curved surface 37a are disposed. Further, on the front side of the wall portion 52b, there is a rolling guide surface 38 comprising a curved surface 38b and a curved surface 38a that is continuous with the curved surface 38b and has a smaller curvature than the curved surface 38b (that is, a larger radius of curvature). Is provided.

  Here, the illumination unit 25 which is one of the features of the present invention will be described in detail with reference to FIG.

  That is, the illumination unit 25 includes a frame 113 having an opening 113a, a pattern portion including a translucent specific character exposed forward (rightward in FIG. 5) from the opening 113a, and a non-transparent peripheral portion. A character panel (display panel) 25a, a character sheet 114 and a translucent light diffusion sheet 115 sequentially stacked behind the character panel 25a (left side in FIG. 5), and a rear surface of the light diffusion sheet 115 The reflecting plate 50 that is fitted around the frame 113 in a covered form, and the reflecting plate 50, the character panel 25 a, the character sheet 114, and the light diffusion sheet 115 are covered from the rear surface side of the reflecting plate 50. A back cover 111 screwed to the frame body 113 in a shape matching the outer peripheral edge of the frame, and a frame 12a side engaged with the rear surface of the back cover 111 and screwed to the back cover 111 Fixed support member 112 It is equipped with a. That is, the light diffusion sheet 115 is interposed between the reflecting plate 50 and the character panel 25a.

  Here, the character panel 25a constitutes a light-transmissive display plate that is disposed close to the front side of the reflecting plate 50. The “proximity arrangement” means that the character panel 25a is arranged in a state where it is in contact with the reflection plate 50 on the front side of the reflection plate 50 and is arranged in a state where it is not in direct contact with a small distance. It is a concept that includes In this embodiment, the character panel 25a is described as the display board according to the present invention. However, the display board of the present invention is not limited to characters, and has a broad meaning including symbols, persons, animals, and the like. It is a concept including what displays.

  As shown in FIG. 9, the reflecting plate 50 includes a flat reflecting portion 50c, and a strip-like reflecting portion 50a formed so as to protrude from the flat reflecting portion 50c into a zigzag band shape (FIGS. 7 and 8). And a wall portion 50d that is formed around the lower portion of the flat reflection portion 50c having the belt-like reflection portion 50a and protrudes toward the frame body 113. The reflecting plate 50 forms a gap s between the reflecting plate 50 and the light diffusing sheet 115 in a state where the wall portion 50 d is in contact with the periphery of the rear surface of the light diffusing sheet 115.

  In addition, fine irregularities 110 are formed on the surfaces of the flat reflecting portion 50c and the strip-like reflecting portion 50a. As shown in FIG. 9, the unevenness 110 is a fine streak pattern engraved in a direction substantially orthogonal to the extending direction of the strip-shaped reflecting portion 50 a. For the sake of convenience, the unevenness 110, which is a fine streak pattern, is drawn only for the left side portion of the flat reflecting portion 50c and one strip-like reflecting portion 50a located in the vicinity of this portion in FIG. Of course, the reflection plate 50 is provided over the entire area.

  Further, an illumination substrate 108 is disposed at the bottom of the gap s between the light diffusion sheet 115 and the reflection plate 50 in the space surrounded by the frame body 113 and the support member 112. The LEDs 90a, 90b, 90c, and 90d are mounted on the illumination board 108 so as to be separated from each other by an approximately equal distance in the longitudinal direction (front side to back direction in FIG. 5). That is, these LEDs 90a to 90d are arranged on one side (lower side) of the reflecting plate 50 in the width direction (that is, the vertical direction). As shown in FIGS. 5 and 9, light (light beam) o having directivity emitted upward from the LEDs 90a to 90d into the gap s is substantially orthogonal to the projecting direction of the reflecting portion 50a. Irradiated from the direction to do. In FIG. 5, only the LED 90 d of the four LEDs 90 a to 90 d appears because of the cut portion in FIG. 3.

  As shown in FIGS. 7 and 8, the illumination device 39 has the following configuration in a state where the lens member 39a is removed. That is, the illuminating device 39 has three reflecting regions 45a, 45b, and 45c that are divided into three in the vertical direction (vertical direction) in FIG. The reflector 45 which has is provided. Projection portions 88a, 88b, and 88c each having a plurality of LEDs (not shown) that irradiate light upward in the drawing are arranged below the reflection regions 45a to 45c. In the reflection regions 45a to 45c, a plurality of strip-shaped recesses 89 are formed, which are arranged in the left-right direction and extend in substantially one direction as a whole (vertical direction in the figure).

  In addition, two rod-shaped light guide members 43a and four rod-shaped members that are long in the front-rear direction of the illumination device 39 so as to guide light to the front side from an LED (not shown) provided on the back side of the illumination device 39. A light guide member 43b and one rod-shaped light guide member 43c are implanted. These rod-shaped light guide members 43a, 43b, and 43c are all formed of a transparent plastic material, and embody the shape of the Big Dipper in which a total of seven stars are arranged.

  The lens member 39a covers the reflector 45, the LED (not shown), the rod-shaped light guide members 43a, 43b, and 43c, and the projection portions 88a, 88b, and 88c from the front side of the frame body 12a. And as shown in FIG. 4, the above-mentioned aura pattern formed so that it may stand up along the extending direction (up-down direction in a figure) of the strip-shaped recessed part 89 is provided.

  Next, the back structure of the center ornament 12 will be described with reference to FIGS. On the back side of the lighting unit 25 located above the center ornament 12, an elevating operation device 74 that moves the lighting unit 25 up and down with a predetermined trigger for production is covered with cover members 72 and 73. Has been. This lifting operation device 74 is operated when a predetermined condition is established at the raised position of the illumination unit 25, for example, by the operation of the electric motor M (see FIG. 12) under the control of the effect control means 106, which will be described later. When the so-called super reach occurs, the illumination unit 25 is once lowered and then oscillated in the vertical direction (that is, the vertical direction). In addition, on the back side of the lighting device 39, a first lighting board 20, a second lighting board 21, and a third lighting board 29 are disposed.

  Next, the detailed structure of the lifting and lowering operation device 74 will be described with reference to FIG. The figure shows the lighting unit 25 in its highest state.

  That is, the lifting / lowering operation device 74 receives an electric motor M (see FIG. 12) disposed on the rear side of the frame body 12a and the rotation of the electric motor M via a predetermined gear train (not shown). A drive gear 71 that rotates and a rotation actuating member 69 that rotates in response to the rotation of the gear 71 in a form engaged with the drive gear 71 are provided. The rotation operation member 69 has one convex portion 69b in the vicinity of the outer peripheral edge portion. The illumination unit 25 has a parallelogram shape (see, for example, FIGS. 1 and 3), and is parallel to at least the upper edge of the opening 11 in the vertical direction (vertical direction) of the center ornament 12 by the parallel link mechanism L. It is supported so that it can move (translate) while maintaining the state.

  The parallel link mechanism L is positioned at a position different from the rotation shaft 58 on the substantially triangular link member 55 having the rotation shaft 58 positioned on the back surface of the illumination unit of the frame body 12a and on the back surface of the illumination unit of the frame body 12a. A substantially triangular link member 56 having a rotating shaft 60, and an operating bar member 87 extending on the lower side of the illumination unit 25 so as to extend in the lateral direction of the unit 25 (left-right direction in FIG. 11). have. A pair of guide grooves 80 and 81 parallel to the left and right sides of the illumination unit 25 are formed at positions corresponding to the link members 55 and 56 in the frame body 12a facing the back surface of the illumination unit 25, respectively.

  One of the pair of guide grooves 80 is slidably inserted with a screw (not shown) for fixing the central portion of the lifting bar member 66a extending in the left-right direction to the lighting unit 25 side, and the other is A guide member 85 having a shape fixed to the elevating bar member 66a is slidably inserted. One of the pair of guide grooves 81 is slidably inserted with a screw (not shown) that fixes the central portion of the elevating bar member 66b extending in the left-right direction to the lighting unit 25 side, and the other is A guide member 86 having a shape fixed to the elevating bar member 66b is slidably inserted. Convex portions 57a and 57b are formed at the left end portions of the elevating bar members 66a and 66b, respectively. These convex portions 57a and 57b are elongated holes 55a and 55a formed at one vertex of each of the link members 55 and 56, respectively. 56a is slidably inserted.

  The actuating bar member 87 has a long hole 79 that is long in the vertical direction at the left end in the figure, and a position that is slightly spaced to the right of the long hole 79 and another end that is further away from the position. In addition, the operation bar member 87 has a long hole 62a and a long hole 63a which are long in the longitudinal direction. The actuating bar member 87 has protrusions 62 and 63 at portions corresponding to the long holes 62a and 63a, respectively, and the protrusions 62 and 63 are respectively formed with long holes 62b and 63b that are long in the vertical direction. Has been. Convex portions 67 and 68 positioned on the frame body 12a side are slidably fitted in the long holes 62a and 63a, so that the operating bar member 87 is slidable in the left-right direction in FIG. Supported by Protrusions 64 and 65 formed near the other apexes of the link members 55 and 56 are slidably inserted into the long holes 62b and 63b, respectively.

  Further, a rotating member 70 is rotatably supported by a support shaft 70a slightly above the drive gear 71 in the frame body 12a, and a counterclockwise direction in FIG. A protrusion 70b that is pressed to the left in the figure while being engaged with the protrusion 69b at the time of rotation is formed. Further, a convex portion 78 is formed at a substantially intermediate portion in the longitudinal direction of the rotating member 70, and the convex portion 78 is slidably fitted into the elongated hole 79 of the actuating bar member 87. The actuating bar member 87 is always urged to the right in FIG. 11 by a tension spring (not shown) having one end locked near the other end and the other end locked on the frame 12a side. Yes.

  Next, a control system of the pachinko machine 1 in the present embodiment will be described with reference to FIG. That is, the control system includes a main board 92 and a sub board 105 connected to the main board 92. The main board 92 manages the entire operation of the pachinko machine 1 in an integrated manner, and includes a system program for managing the entire operation of the pachinko machine 1 and a semiconductor memory in which a game execution program is stored in advance. A storage unit (not shown) and a microprocessor (MPU) (not shown) that executes these programs are provided.

  The main board 92 includes a winning determination means 93, a winning signal output means 94, a first lottery means 95, a second lottery means 96, a game control means 97, a holding means 98, an operation control means 99, an operation determination means 100, and an operation determination. Means 101 are provided. In addition, the starter chuck opening / closing solenoid 103, the attacker opening / closing solenoid 104, and the starting chucker winning detection sensor 109 are connected to the main board 92.

  The winning determination means 93 is such that a game ball launched into the game area 7a by a launching device (not shown) that is operated by operating the launching handle 9 wins any of the starting chucker 16, the winning openings 29 and 30, the attacker 17 and the like. When it is, it is determined that there has been a prize.

  The winning signal output means 94 outputs a winning signal indicating that winning has been made to the corresponding starting chucker 16, winning openings 29 and 30, the attacker 17 and the like when the winning determination means 93 determines the winning.

  The first lottery means 95 is an advantageous addition for the player until the next jackpot is won when the winning signal is input from the winning signal output means 94 and the winning with less than the maximum number of reserved balls (for example, four) is triggered. Obtain a winning random number from a lottery memory (not shown) so that one of the probability fluctuations that can give value is won and the normal hit that does not become the special state. Run a lottery.

  The second lottery means 96 is a lottery based on a random number of effects stored in an effect memory (not shown) in the case of winning a big hit lottery in the first lottery means 95. The variation pattern that the symbols such as “111”, “333”, and “777” are finally aligned on the jackpot valid line is determined, and the variation pattern command to that effect is output. The “big hit effective line” means a position (line) where symbols should be arranged in a row in order to obtain a big hit. The second lottery means 96 is also a lottery based on a random number for the effect when the normal win is won in the big win lottery in the first lottery means 95, and “222”, “444” A variation pattern indicating that symbols such as “888” are finally aligned on the jackpot valid line is determined, and this variation pattern command is output. If the second lottery means 96 further loses in the jackpot lottery in the first lottery means 95, it is a lottery based on the production random number value, and “252”, “464”, “838”, etc. corresponding to the loss as a result of fluctuation. The variation pattern that the symbols are finally aligned on the jackpot active line is determined, and this variation pattern command is output.

  The game control means 97, according to the effect data set in advance, the effect contents to be caused to cause the effect illumination device 23, the illumination unit 25, the illumination device 28, and the illumination device 39 to emit light, or the electric motor M (see FIG. 12). Then, a signal related to the contents of the effect that should cause the lighting unit 25 to be raised and lowered is transmitted to the effect control means 106 of the sub-board 105 together with the control command. Further, the game control means 97 displays a signal relating to the contents of the effect to be displayed on the symbol display device 6 along with the control command in accordance with the preset effect data and the lottery result in the second lottery means 96. It transmits to the control means 107.

  The holding means 98 inputs the variation pattern command output from the second lottery means 96 and sequentially stores it as a holding ball that becomes the result of the lottery performed each time the winning is made to the starting chucker 16. The storage status is lit and displayed as, for example, a maximum of four reserved balls on a reserved ball display unit (not shown) provided in the symbol display device 6. The holding means 98 always determines whether, for example, the number H of held balls is 0 <H <5 or not, and while the number H of four held balls is displayed, the big hit regardless of the winning to the starting chucker 16 There will be no lottery. Note that the number of reserved balls that are lit and displayed as the reserved balls is not limited to the “maximum of four”, and may be set as appropriate, for example, three or less or five or more.

  Then, the holding means 98 sequentially sends the fluctuation pattern commands being held (stored) to the display control means 107, and does not send the next fluctuation pattern command until the effect display based on the transmitted fluctuation pattern commands is completed. To set (turn on) a symbol variation prohibition flag to set the symbol variation prohibition flag to be set, and set a symbol variation timer (not shown) for measuring the time to release the turned on symbol variation prohibition flag. In response, the number of reserved balls is decremented by one. Further, the holding means 98 holds the result of the jackpot lottery in response to the winning to the starting chucker 16 performed by the first lottery means 95 when the number H of held balls becomes H <4 according to the consumption of the reserved balls. And the number of reserved balls is incremented by one.

  The operation control means 99 sends a drive signal to the start chucker opening / closing solenoid 103 based on a signal indicating the start of operation of the operation determination means 101 to operate the solenoid 45 to open or close the start chucker 16. Further, the operation control means 99 sends a drive signal to the attacker opening / closing solenoid 104 to actuate the solenoid 41, and when the jackpot is generated by the lottery in the first lottery means 95, the attacker 17 is opened and the predetermined number of winnings is finished (or Control is performed so that the closing operation is repeated a predetermined number of times (a predetermined round) every time a predetermined time elapses).

  The operation determination unit 100 determines whether or not a condition for operating the starter chuck opening / closing solenoid 103 and the attacker opening / closing solenoid 104 is satisfied. That is, in the starter chucker opening / closing solenoid 103, the “condition” of opening / closing the starter chucker 16 is a case where the main board 92 is won by a lottery performed separately from the big lottery of the first lottery means 95. . In the attacker open / close solenoid 104, when the “conditions” for the opening of the attacker 17 are met, three big symbols from the state of so-called reach (including so-called super reach and normal reach) are aligned on the jackpot effective line and the jackpot is hit. This is a case where the occurrence occurs, and the time when the “condition is satisfied” of the blockage of the attacker 17 is when all winnings at the time of occurrence of the jackpot are completed.

  In response to the determination signal from the operation determination unit 100, the operation determination unit 101 determines the start of operation of the starter chuck opening / closing solenoid 103 and the attacker opening / closing solenoid 104, respectively.

  The start chucker opening / closing solenoid 103 opens and closes the starter chucker 16 by moving a plunger (not shown) forward and backward in response to the drive signal transmitted from the operation control means 99.

  The attacker opening / closing solenoid 104 opens and closes the attacker 17 by moving a plunger (not shown) forward and backward in response to the drive signal transmitted from the operation control means 99.

  The start chucker winning detection sensor 109 is composed of a proximity switch and is arranged in the game ball passage route in the start chuck 16 and detects the passage of the game ball Ba that has entered the start chucker 16 and outputs a detection signal thereof. It is sent to the main board 92.

  On the other hand, the sub-board 105 includes an effect control unit 106 and a display control unit 107. The sub-board 105 includes a sound emitting device 8, an effect lighting device 23, an illumination unit 25, an illumination device 28, and an illumination device 39. 40, the symbol display device 6, the game ball passage detection sensor P, and the electric motor M are connected.

  The effect control means 106 performs sound emission drive of the sound emitting device 8 in a timely manner according to the signal relating to the effect contents transmitted from the game control means 97, and timely light emission drive of the effect illumination device 23, the illumination unit 25, and the illumination devices 39, 40. In addition, the lighting unit 25 is moved up and down by driving the electric motor M to produce an effect appealing to the player's hearing and vision. Further, the effect control means 106 drives the lighting device 28 to emit light in a timely manner according to the signal related to the effect contents transmitted from the game control means 97 and the detection signal transmitted from the game ball passage detection sensor P, and from the crew member 35. An effect of raising the sense of expectation when the game ball falls to the starter chucker 16 via the ball introduction guide path 42 and appealing to the player's vision is performed.

  The display control means 107 drives the symbol display device 6 in a timely manner in accordance with the signal related to the effect content transmitted from the game control means 97, and the effect display of the content centering on the jackpot lottery result appeals to the player's vision. To do.

  The sound emitting device 8, the lighting device 23 for production, the lighting unit 25, the lighting device 28, the lighting devices 39 and 40, and the symbol display device 6 generate sound, light, etc. in response to each control as described above. Etc., a special effect at a normal time or a big hit is performed.

  After the game ball passage detection sensor P is introduced from the warp introduction port 32, the game ball is dropped to the ball introduction guide path 42 via the ball drop hole ha of the croon member 35 and guided to the ball discharge port 53 side. And the detection signal is transmitted to the effect control means 106.

  In response to the control by the effect control means 106, the electric motor M operates the drive gear 71, the rotation operation member 69, the rotation member 70, the operation bar member 87, and the link members 55 and 56, respectively, thereby operating the parallel link mechanism. L is caused to function, and the lighting unit 25 is lowered and raised, and in the lowered state, the lighting unit 25 is operated to vibrate in a predetermined cycle in the vertical direction.

  Next, the operation of the pachinko machine 1 will be described with reference to the flowchart of FIG.

  That is, when a player seated facing the pachinko machine 1 holds the firing handle 9 and rotates it to an appropriate angle (step S1), the game ball is moved for a predetermined time by the operation of the launching device (not shown). Fired continuously toward the game area 7a at intervals. Then, a large number of game balls that are launched into the game area 7a of the game board 7 and roll and fall are awarded to the starting chucker 16 and the winning holes 29 and 30 in a timely manner, or roll and fall without contributing to these. The game area 7a is discharged from the bottom out port 22 to the back side of the game board 7.

  That is, a part of the large number of game balls launched toward the game area 7 a is introduced from the warp introduction port 32. The game ball introduced from the warp introduction port 32 is discharged from the discharge port 33 through the guide path 34 into the clown member 35, and rotates so as to rotate on the bottom surface 35a along the peripheral inner peripheral edge 35b. Move. The game ball on the crew member 35 is introduced into one of the ball drop holes ha, hb, and hc and falls when the rolling speed is weakened due to frictional resistance or the like.

  When the ball falls into the ball drop hole ha, the game ball falls toward the starter chucker 16 via the ball introduction guide path 42 and the ball discharge port 53 and wins the starter chucker 16 with a high probability, or the obstacle nail 59. The start chucker 16 may not be able to win a prize depending on the abutment state.

  On the other hand, when the ball falls into the ball drop hole hb or hc, the game ball falls on the rolling guide surface 36 or 37 and rolls in the left-right or front-rear direction along the inclination, and the walls 52a, 52b, 52c. Any of the above, and the rolling guide surface 38 moves from the curved surface 38a to the curved surface 38b and falls to the start chucker 16 side. However, the probability of winning the starting chucker 16 in this case is much lower than when the ball is released from the ball outlet 53.

  Even if the game ball falling from the curved surface 38b has a falling direction different from the direction in which the ball can pass through between the pair of obstacle nails 59 on the starting chucker 16, the obstacle nail is concerned. 59, so-called jump nails (not shown) that are driven to the left and right of 59, and road nails (not shown) arranged in the left-right direction from the jump nails, so that they are entangled with obstacle nails 59 that are so-called life nails. May fall and enter the starting chucker 16.

  By the way, as described above, when the game ball Ba wins any of the starting chucker 16 and the winning openings 29 and 30, the winning determining means 93 determines the winning and the winning signal output means 94 outputs a winning signal. (Step S2). At this time, the holding means 98 always determines whether or not the holding ball H is 0 <H <5. When it is determined that 0 <H <5 is satisfied, the holding variation pattern command is The information is sequentially transmitted to the display control means 107 via the game control means 97, the symbol variation prohibition flag is turned on, the symbol variation timer is set, and the number of reserved balls is decremented by 1 in response to the transmission of the variation pattern command. The holding means 98 holds the result of the big hit lottery according to the winning to the starting chucker 16 performed by the first lottery means 95 when the number H of held balls becomes H <4 according to the consumption of the reserved balls. Store as a sphere and increment the number of held balls by one.

  Then, when winning a lottery lottery (step S3), when the first lottery means 95 turns on the winning flag, the second lottery means 96 is a lottery based on the effect random number stored in the effect memory. That is, the variation pattern corresponding to the probability variation or the normal variation is determined.

  Thereby, in step S4, the winning symbol to be displayed on the symbol display device 6 is set, and the second lottery means 96 outputs the variation pattern command to that effect and the effect display based on the variation pattern command is ended. Until the next variation pattern command is not sent, the symbol variation prohibition flag is turned on, the symbol variation timer for measuring the time to release the turned on symbol variation prohibition flag is set, and the variation pattern command is set. The number of reserved balls is decremented by 1 in response to the transmission of. On the other hand, when the winning is a lottery lottery, a variation pattern is determined in which lottery based on a random number value stored in the effect memory results in the final matching of symbols corresponding to the loss as a result of the variation. Thereby, the off symbol displayed on the symbol display device 6 is set, the second lottery means 96 outputs a variation pattern command to that effect, turns on the symbol variation prohibition flag, sets the symbol variation timer, The number of held balls is decremented by 1 in response to the transmission of the fluctuation pattern command.

  As described above, based on the fact that the game control means 97 transmits a signal relating to the contents of effects to be displayed on the symbol display device 6 together with the control command to the display control means 107 of the sub-board 105, the display control means 107 The display device 6 is driven in a timely manner, and the contents related to the jackpot lottery result are displayed so as to appeal to the player's vision (step S5).

  When the lottery result in the first lottery means 95 appears on the screen of the symbol display device 6, the operation control means 99 opens and closes the attacker at a predetermined timing based on the signal indicating the operation start decision of the operation decision means 101. A drive signal is sent to the solenoid 104 to activate the solenoid 41 to release the attacker 17 and repeat the operation of closing every time a predetermined number of winnings are completed (or a predetermined time elapses) a predetermined number of times (a predetermined round). . Thereby, a large amount of game balls corresponding to the game balls won in the attacker 17 are paid out from the ball supply port 18 to the upper plate 13 (step S6).

  Further, during the above-described game, other effect processes are advanced in a timely manner in parallel with the series of processes in steps S1 to S6 shown in FIG. That is, in the effect process, the following process is performed.

  In other words, the effect control means 106 drives the sound emitting device 8 to emit sound in a timely manner according to the signal related to the effect contents transmitted from the game control means 97, and the effect lighting device 23, the lighting unit 25 and the lighting device 39 to emit light in a timely manner. Then, the lighting unit 25 is moved up and down by the drive of the electric motor M to produce an effect appealing to the player's hearing and vision. Alternatively, the effect control means 106 drives the lighting device 28 to emit light in a timely manner according to the signal related to the effect contents transmitted from the game control means 97 and the detection signal transmitted from the game ball passage detection sensor P, and from the crew member 35. An effect of raising the sense of expectation when the game ball falls to the starter chucker 16 via the ball introduction guide path 42 and appealing to the player's vision is performed.

  In the above effect, the lighting unit 25 performs a predetermined effect as follows by the lifting operation and light emission. That is, when the production control means 106 responding to the signal received from the game control means 97 outputs a light emission drive signal to the illumination unit 25, the LEDs 90a, 90b, 90c, 90d emit light simultaneously in response to this, and these LEDs 90a-90d. Directive light o (see FIG. 9) is projected from above each into the upper gap s (see FIG. 5), that is, toward the band-like reflecting portion 50a on the surface of the reflecting plate 50 and the like.

  In this case, for example, in the LEDs 90b and 90c, the light o emitted from each of the LEDs 90b is incident from the gaps 50b between the adjacent band-shaped reflecting portions 50a and is mainly reflected while being irregularly reflected at the side portions of the corresponding band-shaped reflecting portions 50a. The whole image of the strip-shaped reflection part 50a is raised. Such an effect of raising the whole image is further enhanced by the unevenness 110 formed on each band-like reflection part 50a or the flat reflection part 50c in the vicinity thereof.

  In addition, in the LED 90a, the emitted light o does not directly irradiate the strip-shaped reflecting portion 50a, but the reflected light after irregularly reflected by the surrounding wall portion 50d or the like illuminates the side portion of the strip-shaped reflecting portion 50a. Further, the emitted light o is diffusely reflected on the side of the corresponding band-like reflecting portion 50a, and also illuminates the side of the band-like reflecting portion 50a on the back side (upper side in FIG. 9), and mainly reflects the band-like reflection. The whole image of the part 50a is raised. Also in these cases, the unevenness 110 formed on each band-like reflection part 50a or the flat reflection part 50c around the band-like reflection part 50a further enhances the effect of raising the entire image of the band-like reflection part 50a.

  Since the translucent light diffusing sheet 115 is interposed between the reflecting plate 50 and the character panel 25a, the light reflected by the band-shaped reflecting portion 50a formed to protrude in a zigzag band and the whole image is raised. Is further diffused by the light diffusion sheet 115, and the effect on the lighting effect when viewed from the front is further enhanced.

  As described above, in the illumination unit 25 according to the present embodiment, the light o having directivity is projected from the strip-shaped reflecting portion 50a within the narrow gap s between the reflecting plate 50 and the character panel 25a disposed close to the front side thereof. Since irradiation is performed from a direction substantially orthogonal to the direction, light is projected to the front side of the band-like reflection part 50a by projecting from the lateral side to the band-like reflection part 50a formed to protrude in a zigzag manner. While reflecting, a simple and compact configuration with a thin thickness in at least the front-rear direction can be realized. Further, by adopting a general and inexpensive LED as the light source, the cost of the lighting unit 25 that can be mounted on the center decoration 12 is further reduced, and it is interesting to realize the low price and compact configuration. It is possible to achieve a high lighting production.

  And since the flat reflection part 50c and the strip | belt-shaped reflection part 50a are equipped with the fine unevenness | corrugation 110 on the surface, it reflects in the flat reflection part 50c by the influence of the light reflected by the strip | belt-shaped reflection part 50a, or the irregular reflection in the strip | belt-shaped reflection part 50a. Therefore, the reflected light to be visually recognized by the player can be made more characteristic.

  Further, in the present embodiment, since the pachinko machine 1 is equipped with the lighting unit 25 according to the present invention, by lighting or blinking the lighting unit 25 according to the result of the jackpot lottery performed according to the winning to the starting chucker 16, The player's expectation can be raised and more interesting games can be provided.

  As mentioned above, although this invention was demonstrated based on the suitable embodiment, the lighting unit of this invention and a game machine provided with this lighting unit are not limited only to the structure of the said embodiment, The said embodiment The lighting unit in which various modifications and changes are made from the above configuration and a gaming machine including the lighting unit are also included in the scope of the present invention.

It is a front view which shows the external structure of the pachinko machine in embodiment which concerns on this invention. It is a perspective view which shows the center decoration mounted in this pachinko machine alone. It is a front view which shows a center decoration. It is side surface sectional drawing shown in the state which cut | disconnected the center decoration along the FF line | wire of FIG. 3, and looked at the arrow direction. It is side surface sectional drawing which expands and shows the illumination unit shown in FIG. 4, and its vicinity. FIG. 4 is a cross-sectional plan view showing the center ornament shown in FIG. 3 cut along line CC in FIG. 3 and viewed in the arrow direction. It is a front view which shows a center decoration in the state which removed the cover from the illumination unit and the illuminating device, respectively. FIG. 8 is a perspective view showing the center decoration shown in FIG. 7 in a state where the center decoration is rotated in a slightly horizontal direction. It is a front view which expands and shows an illumination unit and its vicinity. It is a rear view of center decoration. It is a rear view in the state which removed the cover from the center decoration of FIG. It is a block diagram which shows the control system of this pachinko machine. It is a flowchart which shows the effect | action of this pachinko machine.

Explanation of symbols

1: Pachinko machine (game machine)
7: Game board 7a: Game area 12: Center decoration (unit role)
16: Starter chucker (winning entrance)
25: Lighting unit 25a: Character panel (display board)
32: Warp introduction port 50: Reflecting plate 50a: Band-shaped reflecting portion 50c: Flat reflecting portions 90a, 90b, 90c, 90d: LED (light emitting element)
110: Fine irregularities 115: Light diffusion sheet Ba: Game ball S: Game ball stage

Claims (5)

  1. A lighting unit that produces a light emission effect in a game area of a game board,
    A reflector having a flat reflector and a zigzag belt-like reflector formed so as to protrude from the flat reflector;
    A light emitting element disposed on one side in the width direction of the reflector so as to be able to irradiate the strip-shaped reflector with light having directivity from a direction substantially perpendicular to the protruding direction of the reflector;
    An optically transmissive display plate disposed in proximity to the front side of the reflector.
    A lighting unit characterized by that.
  2. A translucent light diffusion sheet is interposed between the reflection plate and the display plate.
    The lighting unit according to claim 1.
  3. At least one of the flat reflection part and the belt-like reflection part is provided with fine irregularities on the surface,
    The lighting unit according to claim 1, wherein the lighting unit is a lighting unit.
  4. The light emitting element is a light emitting diode;
    The lighting unit according to any one of claims 1 to 3, wherein
  5. A gaming machine comprising the lighting unit according to any one of claims 1 to 4,
    As the game board, a warp introduction port, a unit accessory having a game ball stage that mainly receives a game ball introduced from the warp introduction port, and a winning opening that is located below the game ball stage and opens upward And a game board having
    The game ball launched into the game area is made to enter the winning opening through the game ball stage or without the game ball stage.
    A gaming machine characterized by that.
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