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JP2007130093A
JP2007130093A JP2005324062A JP2005324062A JP2007130093A JP 2007130093 A JP2007130093 A JP 2007130093A JP 2005324062 A JP2005324062 A JP 2005324062A JP 2005324062 A JP2005324062 A JP 2005324062A JP 2007130093 A JP2007130093 A JP 2007130093A
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Takaaki Ichihara
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順次 長谷
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To provide a gaming machine that can suppress a decrease in gaming motivation caused by not being in a state of probability fluctuation.
An opening time per time of an attacker device 335 is set to a time when a game ball can barely win, and a predetermined profit is given to a player by performing an opening / closing operation of the attacker device 335 once or more. The predetermined profit granting means 982 and the opening time per attack device 335 are set as a time during which a plurality of game balls can win a prize, and the opening / closing operation of the attacker device 335 is given a predetermined profit. Specific profit granting means 981 for giving a specific profit to the player by performing more than the number of opening / closing operations in the case. If the lottery result is the third result when the probability variation state and the short-time gaming state are not established, the predetermined profit giving means 982 is activated and the short-time gaming state is not generated and the probability variation state is set.
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  The present invention relates to a gaming machine such as a pachinko gaming machine (generally also referred to as a “pachinko machine”) or a revolving type gaming machine (generally also referred to as a “pachislot machine”), in particular, using a display means, The present invention relates to a gaming machine that displays effects related to a lottery such as a variation of a decorative symbol sequence.

  2. Description of the Related Art Conventionally, a gaming machine is known in which a display means is provided on a game board and a decorative symbol sequence composed of decorative symbols such as numbers and symbols is displayed. In this type of gaming machine, a plurality of decorative symbol sequences fluctuate on the display means based on the winning of the game medium at the starting port, and the variation is stopped at a predetermined stop symbol based on the lottery result. It has become. That is, the presence / absence of an advantageous gaming state (for example, a big hit) is displayed by a combination of decorative symbols that stop on the active line. In addition, in the decorative symbol row, a plurality of normal symbols and a plurality of probability variation symbols (probability variation symbols) are provided as decorative symbols. On the other hand, when a jackpot combination is established by the probability variation symbol, a probability variation jackpot is generated thereafter. In the probability fluctuation big hit, after the big hit state is finished, the probability of the next big hit will be set higher than normal, and the probability of winning at the starting port will be increased more than usual. A game state is generated.

  In recent years, gaming machines equipped with a time-saving function are also known. With this type of gaming machine, after the end of the big hit state, until the decorative symbol sequence fluctuates a predetermined number of times, the variation time of the decorative symbol sequence is shortened and the ease of winning at the start opening is increased more than usual. For example, a short-time gaming state is generated.

Note that these gaming machines are provided with a movable piece that increases the ease of winning a prize at the starting port, and a passage gate through which game media can pass, and the game media passes through the passage gate. When the lottery (normal lottery) is performed and the lottery result is a win, the movable piece is opened for a short time. And in the probability variation gaming state and the short-time gaming state, by increasing the probability that the lottery result is a win, that is, the probability that the movable piece will be released, or by increasing the opening time of the movable piece, The ease of winning a prize is increased compared to the normal time.
JP 2005-6742 A Patent 3039765

  However, in the above gaming machines, two types of big hits are set as the big hit state, that is, the normal big hit and the probability variation big hit, and either one is selected based on the lottery result. In the case of a big hit, although it is a big hit, it is not possible to give a big hit, and conversely, there is a concern that it may give a pessimistic feeling that the probability variation was not a big hit. That is, since the normal big hit is a so-called single hit, after the big hit, it must be started again from zero, and it takes time and labor to obtain the next big hit. In other words, after the big hit, the player has no value, so the player's expectation cannot be maintained, and the game is often terminated at that time.

  Therefore, in view of the above situation, the present invention has an object to provide a gaming machine that can suppress a decrease in gaming motivation caused by not being in a probability fluctuation state as much as possible.

Means 1: “Special symbol display on which a special symbol is displayed;
A start port that is placed in the game area and where a game medium can be won;
A winning state detecting means for detecting that a game medium has been won at the start opening;
Lottery means for performing lottery based on the detection of the game medium by the winning state detection means;
Display mode determining means for determining a stop symbol of the special symbol corresponding to the lottery result of the lottery means;
Special symbol variation control means for varying the special symbol based on the detection of the game medium by the winning state detecting means and stopping the variation of the special symbol at the stop symbol determined by the display mode determining means;
An open / close winning device that performs a predetermined opening / closing operation and allows the game medium to be awarded by changing from a closed state to an open state;
The opening / closing prize-winning device is set to a first predetermined time that allows several game media to barely win, and the opening / closing prize-winning device is opened and closed at least once. A predetermined profit granting means for granting a predetermined profit to
The opening and closing time of the open / close prize winning device is set to a second predetermined time that allows a plurality of game media to win with a margin, and the opening and closing operation of the open / close prize winning device is given the predetermined profit. Specific profit granting means for granting a specific profit to the player by performing more than the number of opening and closing operations in the case of,
When the lottery result of the lottery means is the first result, the specific profit is given to the player by the specific profit granting means, and the probability that the specific profit is given in the subsequent lottery is higher than usual. The probability variation state set to a high value is set, and the variation time of the special symbol that is varied by the special symbol display device is made relatively shorter than usual, and the ease of winning at the starting port is increased more than usual. First advantageous gaming state control means for giving an advantageous gaming state to be a short-time gaming state,
When the lottery result of the lottery means is the second result, the specific profit is given to the player by the specific profit granting means, and at least the number of changes in the special symbol is not generated without causing the probability fluctuation state. A second advantageous gaming state control means for imparting an advantageous gaming state to the short-time gaming state until a predetermined number of times;
When the lottery result of the lottery means is the third result, the predetermined profit granting means grants the predetermined profit to the player, and the gaming state at the time of the lottery is not at least the probability variation state and the time reduction A third advantageous gaming state control means for giving an advantageous gaming state that does not become the short-time gaming state, although the probability variation state is generated when it is not a gaming state;
If the lottery result of the lottery means is the fourth result, the predetermined profit granting means gives the player the predetermined profit, but the fourth advantageous game state control means does not cause an advantageous gaming state. A game machine characterized by comprising ".

  Here, examples of the “open / close winning device” include an attacker device that is opened at the time of a big hit and allows a game medium to be awarded to a big winning opening.

  According to the configuration of the means 1, at least a start opening is provided in the game area, and when it is detected that a game medium is won in the start opening, a lottery is performed by the lottery means. In the special symbol display, the special symbol is changed, and the special symbol is stopped at a predetermined stop symbol based on the lottery result of the lottery means.

By the way, in the lottery means of the present invention, it is possible to generate at least four kinds of advantageous game states based on the lottery results as “winning”.
The first advantageous gaming state is a so-called “probability variation jackpot”, and occurs when the lottery result of the lottery means is the first result. When this hits, a specific profit is first given to the player. Specifically, the opening / closing operation of the open / close winning device is repeated a plurality of times, and the opening time per time in the open state is set to a time that allows a plurality of game media to win with a margin, so that the player A specific benefit. In addition, for the subsequent lottery, the probability that a specific profit is given is set higher than usual (so-called “probability fluctuation state”). In addition, the special symbol that fluctuates on the special symbol display is shortened (relatively shorter than normal) and the ease of winning at the starting port is increased more than usual (so-called “short-time game”). State ”). Thereby, the player can obtain a lot of profits, and the expectation for the next big hit is greatly enhanced. In other words, a jackpot ream can be made, and the real thrill of the jackpot can be given to the player.

  The second advantageous gaming state is a so-called “normal jackpot”, and occurs when the lottery result of the lottery means is the second result. At this time, a specific profit is given to the player as in the “first advantageous gaming state”. However, for subsequent lotteries, the probability does not change and the normal probability (low probability) is obtained, so it is difficult to maintain the player's sense of expectation. However, in this “second advantageous gaming state”, after giving a specific profit, it will be in a short-time gaming state until the number of changes in the special symbol reaches a predetermined number. It is possible to alleviate the decrease to some extent.

  The third advantageous gaming state occurs when the lottery result of the lottery means is the third result. In this win, first, a predetermined profit (a profit less advantageous than the “specific profit”) is given to the player. Specifically, the opening / closing operation of the open / close prize-winning device is performed a smaller number of times than in the case of “specific profit”, and the opening time per time is set to a time that allows several game media to barely win. And limit the profits given to the player. Further, for the subsequent lottery, the probability that a specific profit is given is set higher than the normal time (so-called “probability fluctuation state”).

  The fourth advantageous gaming state occurs when the lottery result of the lottery means is the fourth result. In this win, as in the “third advantageous gaming state”, a predetermined profit is given to the player. However, for the subsequent lottery, neither the probability fluctuation state nor the short-time gaming state is entered. That is, since the gaming state does not change before and after winning, the player's mood cannot be raised. Therefore, in the following description, such “hit” with low advantage is referred to as “small hit” for convenience and is distinguished from “big hit” with high advantage.

  By the way, in the “third advantageous gaming state”, since the probability variation state is given after a predetermined profit is given, if the gaming state is suggested to the player, the expectation for the lottery is greatly increased. It becomes possible to raise the player's mood. In particular, if the short-time gaming state is generated together with the probability variation state, the expectation can be further enhanced, and the joy of the player can be promoted. However, in this way, when the player is informed of the probability variation state or when the short-time gaming state is generated, the “third advantageous gaming state” and the “fourth advantageous gaming state” clearly become clear. It will be recognized separately. In other words, the “fourth advantageous gaming state (small hit)” in which neither the probability fluctuation state nor the short-time gaming state newly occurs and the “third advantageous gaming state (big hit)” with high advantage are visually Automatically discriminable. For this reason, in the case of the “fourth advantageous gaming state (small hit)”, a predetermined profit with a low advantage will be given, but it will be of no value immediately after that. There is a concern that the expectation of the project will decrease and that it may cause irritation. In particular, when the probability of becoming the “fourth advantageous gaming state (small hit)” is very high compared to the probability of becoming the “third advantageous gaming state (big hit)”, the “fourth advantageous gaming state” is frequently used. There is a risk that the willingness to play may be impaired due to the dissatisfaction evoked each time, that is, dissatisfaction with not being a big hit.

  On the other hand, in the present invention, when the “third advantageous gaming state” occurs when the gaming state is not at least the probability fluctuation state and is not the short-time gaming state (that is, in the normal time), the short-time gaming state is generated. There is no probability variation state. For this reason, the “third advantageous game state” cannot be visually distinguished from the “fourth advantageous game state”. In other words, even if the “fourth advantageous gaming state (small hit)” occurs, “it may be the third advantageous gaming state (big hit)”, that is, “the probability variation state has entered. It may be possible to speculate that "maybe" and the player's expectation can be enhanced. Therefore, the willingness to play is increased, and the end of the game due to dissatisfaction can be suppressed as much as possible.

Means 2: “A special symbol display on which a special symbol is displayed;
A start port that is placed in the game area and where a game medium can be won;
A winning state detecting means for detecting that a game medium has been won at the start opening;
Lottery means for performing lottery based on the detection of the game medium by the winning state detection means;
Display mode determining means for determining a stop symbol of the special symbol corresponding to the lottery result of the lottery means;
Special symbol variation control means for varying the special symbol based on the detection of the game medium by the winning state detecting means and stopping the variation of the special symbol at the stop symbol determined by the display mode determining means;
An open / close winning device that performs a predetermined opening / closing operation and allows the game medium to be awarded by changing from a closed state to an open state;
A predetermined profit granting means for giving a predetermined profit to the player by making the opening / closing prize winning device within 2 seconds in total and performing the opening / closing operation of the opening / closing prize winning device at least once;
The opening and closing winning device per opening time is 6 seconds or more, and the opening and closing operation of the opening and closing winning device is performed more than the number of opening and closing operations when the predetermined profit is given. Specific profit granting means for granting a specific profit to a person,
When the lottery result of the lottery means is the first result, the specific profit is given to the player by the specific profit granting means, and the probability that the specific profit is given in the subsequent lottery is higher than usual. The probability variation state set to a high value is set, and the variation time of the special symbol that is varied by the special symbol display device is made relatively shorter than usual, and the ease of winning at the starting port is increased more than usual. First advantageous gaming state control means for giving an advantageous gaming state to be a short-time gaming state,
When the lottery result of the lottery means is the second result, the specific profit is given to the player by the specific profit granting means, and at least the number of changes in the special symbol is not generated without causing the probability fluctuation state. A second advantageous gaming state control means for imparting an advantageous gaming state to the short-time gaming state until a predetermined number of times;
When the lottery result of the lottery means is the third result, the predetermined profit granting means grants the predetermined profit to the player, and the gaming state at the time of the lottery is not at least the probability variation state and the time reduction A third advantageous gaming state control means for giving an advantageous gaming state that does not become the short-time gaming state, although the probability variation state is generated when it is not a gaming state;
If the lottery result of the lottery means is the fourth result, the predetermined profit granting means gives the player the predetermined profit, but the fourth advantageous game state control means does not cause an advantageous gaming state. A game machine characterized by comprising ".

  According to the configuration of the means 2, it is possible to achieve the same operations and effects as the means 1. In particular, in the configuration of the means 2, the time for which the opening / closing prize winning device is opened by the predetermined profit granting means is set to "generally within 2 seconds". This makes it possible to barely win several game media by opening the open / close winning device. In other words, it is possible to give a predetermined profit to the player and limit the profit to a less advantageous one than the specific profit. Further, in the configuration of the means 2, the opening time per time when the opening / closing prize winning device is opened by the specific profit granting means is set to “6 seconds or more”. Thus, each time the open / close winning device is opened, a plurality of game media can be awarded with a margin. That is, it is possible to give a specific profit that is highly advantageous to the player.

Means 3: “A special symbol display on which a special symbol is displayed;
A launching device for launching a game ball to the game area in accordance with the operation of the operation handle;
An obstacle member disposed in the game area and changing a rolling direction of the game ball;
A start opening arranged in the game area and allowing the game ball to win;
A winning state detecting means for detecting that a game ball has won the start opening;
Lottery means for performing lottery based on detection of the game ball by the winning state detection means;
Display mode determining means for determining a stop symbol of the special symbol corresponding to the lottery result of the lottery means;
Special symbol variation control means for varying the special symbol based on the detection of the game ball by the winning state detecting means and stopping the variation of the special symbol at the stop symbol determined by the display mode determining means;
An open / close winning device that performs a predetermined opening / closing operation, and allows the game ball to win by changing from a closed state to an open state;
The opening / closing prize-winning device is set to a first predetermined time that allows several game balls to barely win, and the opening / closing prize-winning device is opened and closed at least once. A predetermined profit granting means for granting a predetermined profit to
The opening / closing time of the opening / closing prize-winning device is set to a second predetermined time that allows a plurality of game balls to win in a relaxed manner, and the opening / closing operation of the opening / closing prize-winning device is given the predetermined profit. Specific profit granting means for granting a specific profit to the player by performing more than the number of opening and closing operations in the case of,
A payout device for paying out a predetermined number of game balls based on the game balls entering the start opening or the open / close winning device;
When the lottery result of the lottery means is the first result, the specific profit is given to the player by the specific profit granting means, and the probability that the specific profit is given in the subsequent lottery is higher than usual. The probability variation state set to a high value is set, and the variation time of the special symbol that is varied by the special symbol display device is made relatively shorter than usual, and the ease of winning at the starting port is increased more than usual. First advantageous gaming state control means for giving an advantageous gaming state to be a short-time gaming state,
When the lottery result of the lottery means is the second result, the specific profit is given to the player by the specific profit granting means, and at least the number of changes in the special symbol is not generated without causing the probability fluctuation state. A second advantageous gaming state control means for imparting an advantageous gaming state to the short-time gaming state until a predetermined number of times;
When the lottery result of the lottery means is the third result, the predetermined profit granting means grants the predetermined profit to the player, and the gaming state at the time of the lottery is not at least the probability variation state and the time reduction A third advantageous gaming state control means for giving an advantageous gaming state that does not become the short-time gaming state, although the probability variation state is generated when it is not a gaming state;
If the lottery result of the lottery means is the fourth result, the predetermined profit granting means gives the player the predetermined profit, but the fourth advantageous game state control means does not cause an advantageous gaming state. A game machine characterized by comprising ".

  According to the configuration of the means 3, when a game ball is launched from the launching device in response to the operation of the operation handle, the game ball is a game in which a number of obstacle members, a starting port, a special symbol display, and the like are incorporated. Guided to the area. Then, when it is detected that a game ball has won at the start opening, a lottery by a lottery means is performed based on that. When the lottery result of the lottery means is a predetermined result, an advantageous gaming state advantageous to the player occurs. Further, the special symbol display unit changes the special symbol and stops the special symbol at a predetermined stop symbol based on the lottery result of the lottery means.

  The advantageous gaming state is the same as that of the means 1, and “first advantageous gaming state” to “fourth advantageous gaming state” are preset. That is, in the “first advantageous game state”, the opening / closing operation of the open / close prize-winning device is repeated a plurality of times, and the opening time per time in the open state is set to a time that allows a plurality of game media to win with a margin. By doing so, a specific benefit is given to the player. Further, for the subsequent lottery, the probability variation state and the short-time gaming state are set.

  Like the “first advantageous game state”, the “second advantageous game state” gives a specific benefit to the player but does not change the probability variation state. However, after giving a specific profit, it will be in a short-time gaming state until the number of times the special symbol fluctuates reaches a predetermined number.

  In the “third advantageous game state”, the opening / closing operation of the open / close prize-winning device is performed a smaller number of times than in the case of “specific profit”, and the opening time per game is such that several game media can barely win. By setting the time, a predetermined profit is given to the player. Further, for the subsequent lottery, the probability variation state is set. In particular, when the “third advantageous gaming state” is generated when the gaming state is not at least the probability variation state and is not the time-shortage gaming state, the state is changed to the probability variation state without entering the time-shortening gaming state.

  The “fourth advantageous game state”, like the “third advantageous game state”, gives a predetermined profit to the player, but newly generates a probability variation state and a short-time game state for the subsequent lottery. There is no.

  As described above, in the “third advantageous gaming state” and the “fourth advantageous gaming state”, both are given a predetermined profit. However, in the “third advantageous gaming state”, the probability variation state thereafter, and a probability that a specific profit is given in the subsequent lottery (that is, the possibility of the “first advantageous gaming state” or “second advantageous gaming state” may occur). ) Is high, but the probability variation state is not generated in the “fourth advantageous game state”. Therefore, the willingness to play is greatly different between the “third advantageous gaming state” and the “fourth advantageous gaming state”. However, in the present invention, even if the “third advantageous gaming state” occurs and the “fourth advantageous gaming state” occurs, the short-time gaming state does not occur, so the state of the starting opening, that is, the winning to the starting opening In view of the ease of playing, it can be unclear whether the “third advantageous gaming state” or the “fourth advantageous gaming state” has occurred. In other words, even if the “fourth advantageous game state” occurs, the player may have entered the “probability variation state”, that is, “may be in the third advantageous game state”. Can be estimated, and a decrease in the willingness to play can be suppressed.

Means 4: In the configuration of any one of Means 1 to 3, “When the predetermined advantage is given to the player by the third advantageous game state control means or the fourth advantageous game state control means, A winning state implied means for making the player unclear whether the predetermined profit is given by the third advantageous gaming state control means or the fourth advantageous gaming state control means;
When the predetermined profit is granted by the third advantageous gaming state control means, after a predetermined lapse of time from the provision of the profit, "the predetermined profit is given by the third advantageous gaming state control means and the probability variation state It is further characterized by further comprising a winning state indication means that makes the player clear that “there is.”

  Here, “after a predetermined lapse of time since the grant of profit” indicates a state in which the game has progressed to some extent after the predetermined profit has been granted. It should be noted that a means for measuring time may be provided, and a time point after a predetermined time may be “after a predetermined time”. The time point when the number of times is changed may be “after a predetermined time”.

  According to the configuration of the means 4, when the lottery result is “third advantageous gaming state (big hit)” or “fourth advantageous gaming state (small hit)”, a predetermined profit is given to the player. It is unclear whether it was granted by winning. In other words, the control is performed so as not to cause the short-time gaming state to be generated, but to make the game state unclear, for example, not to display the gaming state on the display means. According to this, the probability variation state is only processed internally, and cannot be recognized at all externally. In other words, the probability variation state is a latent state. For this reason, it is possible to reliably suppress a decrease in motivation due to the “fourth advantageous game state”.

  By the way, in the case of such control, the profit (specific identification) after the “first advantageous gaming state” or the “second advantageous gaming state” is entered even though the probability variation state is caused by the “third advantageous gaming state”. If the (profit) is not easily granted, it is assumed that the predetermined profit generated previously is due to the “fourth advantageous game state (small hit)”, and there is a risk that the game will be terminated halfway. In this case, since the game by the gaming machine is terminated without using the good luck that is obtained, it becomes impossible to realize the joy of shifting to the probability variation state. In particular, when a specific benefit is given to another player (a new player who has been replaced) immediately after that, it will cause a pessimistic feeling that "I should have continued to play a little more, very regrettable" At the same time, there is a concern that it will arouse hatred from gaming machines.

  However, according to the configuration of the means 4, when a predetermined profit is granted by the “third advantageous gaming state”, the probability varies depending on the “third advantageous gaming state (hit)” after a predetermined lapse from the granting. Clearly state to players that they are in a state. Specifically, information is output to display means, sound generation means, etc. so that the player can recognize visually or auditorily. For this reason, it is possible to suppress “ending a game halfway because it is not noticed even though it is in a probability variation state”.

Means 5: In the configuration of the means 4, “the display further includes an effect display means for displaying an effect mode corresponding to the lottery result of the lottery means,
The winning state implied means, when the predetermined profit is granted, each rendering mode corresponding to the third result and the fourth result are displayed in the same manner,
The winning state indication means makes an effect mode corresponding to the third result different from an effect mode corresponding to the fourth result after the elapse of time after the predetermined profit has been given. It is characterized by that.

  Here, examples of the “effect display means” include a liquid crystal display device, an EL display device, a plasma display device, or a CRT.

  According to the structure of the means 5, the effect mode corresponding to the lottery result of the lottery means is displayed on the effect display means. Therefore, the player can easily recognize the lottery result by paying attention to the effect form in the effect display means. In particular, since the production mode corresponding to the third result after a predetermined lapse after the predetermined profit is given and the production mode corresponding to the fourth result after the lapse are different from each other, It becomes possible to grasp whether or not the state is in a probability fluctuation state based on the displayed effect mode. Since the same effect mode is derived in the “third advantageous game state” and the “fourth advantageous game state” until a predetermined time or a predetermined number of times have passed since the predetermined profit was granted, Whether or not the predetermined profit is given by winning can be made unclear.

  Means 6: In any one of the constitutions of means 1 to 5, “the third advantageous gaming state control means maintains the short game state when the gaming state is already in the short time gaming state. The probability variation state is generated as it is ".

  By the way, according to the structure of means 1 to means 5, when the lottery result of the lottery means is the third result, after giving a predetermined profit by the “third advantageous gaming state”, without generating the short-time gaming state Probability variation state. However, when such control is executed regardless of the gaming state, a problem may occur. For example, when the above-mentioned control is executed when the gaming state is already in the short-time gaming state, it is recognized that the short-time gaming state is terminated in the middle, giving unnaturalness and being in a disadvantageous state for the player. There is a risk of letting you. In addition, when a short-time gaming state has occurred without entering a probability variation state, such as after a specific profit has been granted by the “second advantageous gaming state”, the “third advantageous gaming state” has been reached. In this case, it is possible to easily recognize that the short-time gaming state has ended in the middle, so that it has become the “third advantageous gaming state”, that is, not the “fourth advantageous gaming state (small hit)”. . In other words, the “third advantageous gaming state” and the “fourth advantageous gaming state” are clearly distinguished, and it becomes impossible to suppress a decrease in expectation due to the “fourth advantageous gaming state”.

  On the other hand, in the configuration of the means 6, when the “third advantageous gaming state” is entered, if the gaming state is already in the short-time gaming state, the probability variation is not stopped without stopping the short-time gaming state at that time. Generate a state. That is, in the case of the short-time gaming state, a part of the functions in the third advantageous gaming state is changed and given to the player. According to this, it is possible to prevent the short-time gaming state from suddenly ending, to suppress distrust to the gaming machine, and to make a visual distinction between the “third advantageous gaming state” and the “fourth advantageous gaming state”. It can be made clear.

  Means 7: In any one of the constitutions of means 1 to 6, "the third advantageous gaming state control means is that the gaming state is in the probability variation state without becoming the short-time gaming state, The short-time gaming state is generated while the probability variation state is maintained ”.

  According to the configuration of the means 7, when the “third advantageous gaming state” is entered, even when the gaming state is not the short-time gaming state, While maintaining, generate a short-time gaming state. In other words, in the case where the probability variation state is caused by the “third advantageous gaming state”, the “third advantageous gaming state” or the “second advantageous gaming state” is performed again before the specific profit is given. When the “advantageous gaming state” is reached, a short-time gaming state is given to shorten the variation time of the special symbol that fluctuates on the special symbol display, and to increase the ease of winning at the start opening. As a result, it becomes possible to give a profit more than a predetermined profit (same profit as the fourth advantageous gaming state) as a profit by the “third advantageous gaming state” again, and further increase the expectation for the big hit. Can do. In this case, since the ease of winning at the starting port increases, it becomes possible to distinguish from the “fourth advantageous gaming state”, but the “third advantageous gaming state” continues twice. Since the control is limited to the case where it occurs, it does not affect the decrease in expectation due to the “fourth advantageous gaming state”. This is because if the previous and this time are both in the “fourth advantageous gaming state”, the previous time was in the “fourth advantageous gaming state”, but if the current time is the “third advantageous gaming state” for the first time, This is because the time reduction state does not occur in any of the three advantageous game states and the current “fourth advantageous game state”.

  Means 8: In any one configuration of Means 1 to 7, “If the lottery result of the lottery means is the fifth result, the predetermined profit granting means gives the player the predetermined profit, and the game It further comprises a fifth advantageous gaming state control means for generating the probability variation state and the short-time gaming state regardless of the state.

  According to the configuration of the means 8, a “fifth advantageous gaming state” is further added as “winning”, and one of the five advantageous gaming states can be generated alternatively. The “fifth advantageous gaming state” occurs when the lottery result of the lottery means is the fifth result. Same as the “3rd advantageous gaming state” in that the player is given a predetermined benefit and the probability variation state, but the “5th advantageous gaming state” generates a short-time gaming state regardless of the gaming state. It is supposed to let you. Therefore, when winning the “fifth advantageous gaming state”, it is suggested that the probability variation state occurred due to the occurrence of the short-time gaming state, which greatly increased the expectation of the lottery and raised the player's mood. It becomes possible to make it. In other words, the opening / closing operation of the opening / closing prize-winning device, which is a predetermined profit, and the opening state of the starting port after that become more noticeable, and it becomes possible to enhance the interest of the game. In this case, even if it is recognized that the game state is not the “fifth advantageous game state”, the possibility of being the “third advantageous game state” remains, so that the game motivation is not greatly reduced.

  Means 9: In the constitution of means 8, “the probability that the lottery result of the lottery means becomes the third result is the first ratio, and the probability that the lottery result of the lottery means is the fifth result is higher than the first ratio. “Low second ratio”.

  According to the configuration of the means 9, the probability of becoming the “fifth advantageous gaming state” is set lower than the probability of becoming the “third advantageous gaming state”. In other words, the “third advantageous gaming state” occurs more frequently than the “fifth advantageous gaming state”. Therefore, even when it is recognized that it is not the “fifth advantageous gaming state”, it is possible to leave a sufficient expectation to become the “third advantageous gaming state” and to prevent a decrease in expectation in the lottery.

Means 10: “First special symbol display on which the first special symbol is displayed;
A second special symbol indicator for displaying a second special symbol;
A first start port that is arranged in the game area and in which a game medium can be won;
First winning state detecting means for detecting that the game medium has won at the first starting port;
First lottery means for performing lottery based on detection of the game medium by the first winning state detecting means;
First display mode determining means for determining a stop symbol of the first special symbol corresponding to the lottery result of the first lottery means;
The first special symbol is varied based on the detection of the game medium by the first winning state detecting means, and the variation of the first special symbol is stopped at the stop symbol determined by the first display mode determining means. First special symbol variation control means;
A second start port arranged in the game area and capable of winning a game medium;
Gaming state determination means for determining whether or not a specific gaming state;
A winning rate changing means for increasing the frequency of changing the second starting port to a state in which a winning of the game medium is possible when it is determined by the gaming state determining means that the game state has been reached;
Second winning state detecting means for detecting that the gaming medium has won a prize at the second starting port;
Second lottery means for performing lottery based on detection of the game medium by the second winning state detecting means;
Second display mode determination means for determining a stop symbol of the second special symbol corresponding to the lottery result of the second lottery means;
The second special symbol is changed based on the detection of the game medium by the second winning state detection means, and the change of the second special symbol is stopped at the stop symbol determined by the second display mode determination means. A second special symbol variation control means;
An open / close winning device that performs a predetermined opening / closing operation and allows the game medium to be awarded by changing from a closed state to an open state;
The opening / closing prize-winning device is set to a first predetermined time that allows several game media to barely win, and the opening / closing prize-winning device is opened and closed at least once. A predetermined profit granting means for granting a predetermined profit to
The opening and closing time of the open / close prize winning device is set to a second predetermined time that allows a plurality of game media to win with a margin, and the opening and closing operation of the open / close prize winning device is given the predetermined profit. Specific profit granting means for granting a specific profit to the player by performing more than the number of opening and closing operations in the case of,
When the lottery result of the first lottery means or the second lottery means is the first result, the specific profit is given to the player by the specific profit granting means, and the specific profit is given in the subsequent lottery The variation time of the first special symbol or the second special symbol is set to a probability variation state in which the probability of being changed is set higher than normal, and varies on the first special symbol display or the second special symbol display. A first advantageous gaming state control means for giving an advantageous gaming state to be a short gaming state when the time is relatively shorter than normal and the ease of winning a prize at the second starting port is increased more than usual. ,
When the lottery result of the first lottery means or the second lottery means is the second result, the specific profit is given to the player by the specific profit granting means, and the probability variation state is not generated. A second advantageous gaming state control means for imparting an advantageous gaming state in which the short-time gaming state is maintained until at least the number of changes in the first special symbol or the second special symbol reaches a predetermined number;
When the lottery result of the first lottery means or the second lottery means is the third result, the predetermined profit is given to the player by the predetermined profit granting means, and the gaming state at the time of the lottery is at least A third advantageous gaming state control means for providing an advantageous gaming state that generates the probability varying state but not the short-time gaming state when not in the probability varying state and the short-time gaming state;
When the lottery result of the first lottery means or the second lottery means is the fourth result, the predetermined profit granting means grants the predetermined profit to the player, but the advantageous gaming state does not occur. 4 advantageous gaming state control means ".

  Here, as the “specific game state”, a so-called probability variation game state or a short-time game state can be exemplified, but even in other game states, if the game state is advantageous for the player, It can be applied as a specific gaming state.

  According to the structure of the means 10, at least the first start port and the second start port are provided in the game area, and when it is detected that the game medium has won the first start port, A lottery is performed by the first lottery means. In addition, when it is detected that a game medium has been won at the second starting port, a lottery is performed by the second lottery means based on the winning. On the other hand, there is provided a special symbol display for variably displaying the special symbol corresponding to the lottery result, and the first special symbol variation control means varies the first special symbol in the first special symbol display, Stop at the first special symbol determined based on the lottery result of one lottery means. Similarly, the second special symbol variation control means varies the second special symbol on the second special symbol display and stops at the second special symbol determined based on the lottery result of the second lottery means. . In other words, if a game medium wins at one of the start openings, the special symbol corresponding to that start opening fluctuates, and if a game medium wins at both start openings, two special symbols fluctuate. To do.

  Further, in the present invention, when the gaming state determination means determines that a specific gaming state has been reached, the second starting port is changed to a state in which a game medium can be won. In other words, during normal times, it becomes extremely difficult to win game media with respect to the second starting port, and only the first starting port is substantially effective. The first special symbol is changed on the first special symbol display. On the other hand, when a specific gaming state is reached, it is possible to win a gaming medium for the second starting port. For this reason, the opportunity that the lottery by the 1st lottery means and the lottery by the 2nd lottery means are performed increases, and the advantage in a specific gaming state improves. In other words, since the number of lottery means increases in a specific gaming state, it becomes possible to frequently perform lottery, and a new lottery means that is executed in response to winning at another starting point Because enjoyment is added, it becomes possible to greatly enhance the interest. In addition, since the first start port corresponding to the first lottery means and the second start port corresponding to the second lottery means are composed of separate start ports, it is preferable to match each start port to the gaming state. It becomes possible to arrange in the position.

In the present invention, it is possible to alternatively generate at least four types of advantageous gaming states as “winning”.
The “first advantageous gaming state” occurs when the lottery result of the first lottery means or the second lottery means is the first result. When this hits, a specific profit is first given to the player. Further, for each subsequent lottery, a probability that a specific profit is given is set to be higher than usual (a so-called “probability fluctuation state”). In addition, the fluctuation time of the first special symbol and the second special symbol that fluctuate on the first special symbol indicator or the second special symbol indicator is shortened and the ease of winning a prize at the second starting port is increased more than usual. (So-called “time-saving gaming state”).

  The “second advantageous gaming state” occurs when the lottery result of the first lottery means or the second lottery means is the second result. At this time, a specific profit is given to the player as in the “first advantageous gaming state”. However, for subsequent lotteries, the probability does not change and the normal probability (low probability) is obtained, so it is difficult to maintain the player's sense of expectation. However, in the “second advantageous gaming state”, after a specific profit is given, the short-time gaming state is entered until the number of times the first special symbol or the second special symbol changes becomes a predetermined number.

  The “third advantageous gaming state” occurs when the lottery result of the first lottery means or the second lottery means is the third result. In this win, first, a predetermined profit is given to the player. Further, for the subsequent lottery, the probability that a specific profit is given is set higher than the normal time (so-called “probability fluctuation state”).

  The “fourth advantageous game state” occurs when the lottery result of the first lottery means or the second lottery means is the fourth result. In this win, as in the “third advantageous gaming state”, a predetermined profit is given to the player. However, for the subsequent lottery, neither a probability variation state nor a short-time gaming state is newly generated.

  In the “third advantageous gaming state”, when the gaming state is not at least in the probability variation state and not in the short-time gaming state (that is, in the normal time), the short-time gaming state is not generated, It is trying to become. For this reason, although it is in the probability variation state internally, it cannot be visually distinguished and recognized as compared with the “fourth advantageous game state”. In other words, even when the “fourth advantageous gaming state (small hit)” occurs, it can be assumed that “the third advantageous gaming state (big hit) may be”, and the player's Expectation can be raised.

Means 11: “A special symbol display on which a special symbol is displayed;
Effect display means for displaying decorative designs,
A start port that is placed in the game area and where a game medium can be won;
A winning state detecting means for detecting that a game medium has been won at the start opening;
An open / close winning device that performs a predetermined opening / closing operation and allows the game medium to be awarded by changing from a closed state to an open state;
Lottery means for performing lottery based on detection of the game medium by the winning state detection means;
Display mode determination means for determining a stop symbol of the special symbol corresponding to the lottery result of the lottery means;
Special symbol variation control means for varying the special symbol based on the detection of the game medium by the winning state detecting means and stopping the variation of the special symbol at the stop symbol determined by the display mode determining means;
The opening / closing prize-winning device is set to a first predetermined time that allows several game media to barely win, and the opening / closing prize-winning device is opened and closed at least once. A predetermined profit granting means for giving a predetermined profit to
The opening and closing time of the open / close prize winning device is set to a second predetermined time that allows a plurality of game media to win with a margin, and the opening and closing operation of the open / close prize winning device is given the predetermined profit. Specific profit granting means for giving a specific profit to the player by performing more than the number of opening and closing operations in the case of
When the lottery result of the lottery means is the first result, the specific profit is given to the player by the specific profit granting means, and the probability that the specific profit is given in the subsequent lottery is higher than usual. The probability variation state set to a high value is set, and the variation time of the special symbol that is varied by the special symbol display device is made relatively shorter than usual, and the ease of winning at the starting port is increased more than usual. First advantageous gaming state control means for imparting an advantageous gaming state to be a short-time gaming state,
When the lottery result of the lottery means is the second result, the specific profit is given to the player by the specific profit granting means, and at least the number of changes in the special symbol is not generated without causing the probability fluctuation state. Second advantageous gaming state control means for providing an advantageous gaming state in which the short-time gaming state is reached until a predetermined number of times;
When the lottery result of the lottery means is the third result, the predetermined profit granting means grants the predetermined profit to the player, and the gaming state at the time of the lottery is not at least the probability variation state and the time reduction Third advantageous gaming state control means for giving an advantageous gaming state that does not become the short-time gaming state while generating the probability variation state when it is not a gaming state;
And when the lottery result of the lottery means is the fourth result, the predetermined profit granting means gives the player the predetermined profit, but the fourth advantageous game state control means does not cause the advantageous gaming state to occur. A main board having
Decorative design variation control means for causing the effect display means to change the decorative design and stopping the decorative design at a predetermined design based on the lottery result,
When the lottery result of the lottery means is the first result or the second result, after displaying the decorative symbol related to the lottery result, a hit display means for displaying "winning",
And, when the lottery result of the lottery means is the third result or the fourth result, a peripheral board having a winning state apocalyptic means for making it unclear to the player which is the win " It is characterized by.

  According to the configuration of the means 11, the content of the control is shared between the main board and the peripheral board, and the main board performs a predetermined lottery based on the gaming state and also changes the special symbol on the special symbol display to draw the lottery. Based on the result, a process for stopping the variation of the special symbol is executed. Further, based on the lottery result of the lottery means, any one of “first advantageous gaming state”, “second advantageous gaming state”, “third advantageous gaming state”, and “fourth advantageous gaming state” It makes it possible to make a hit. In the “first advantageous gaming state” or the “second advantageous gaming state”, a specific profit is given to the player, and in the “third advantageous gaming state” or the “fourth advantageous gaming state”, there is an advantage over the specific profit. Grant a low predetermined profit. In addition, the “first advantageous gaming state” or the “third advantageous gaming state” sets the gaming state to a probability variation state, and increases the probability that a specific profit will be given next time as compared with the normal time. However, when the “third advantageous game state” is generated when the probability variation state is not the short-time game state, the short-time game state such as the “first advantageous game state” is not generated. That is, the state is visually indistinguishable compared to the case of the “fourth advantageous game state (small hit)”.

  On the other hand, on the peripheral board, the decorative symbol is changed on the effect display means, and the decorative symbol is stopped at a predetermined symbol based on the lottery result. In the case of the “first advantageous game state” or the “second advantageous game state”, the decorative symbol relating to the lottery result is displayed, and then “winning” is derived to the effect display means. On the other hand, in the case of the “third advantageous gaming state” or the “fourth advantageous gaming state”, it is unclear to the player which player is hit. That is, the effect display means is not derived. In other words, when a specific profit is granted, the indication of “winning” makes it easy to recognize the type of hit, whereas when a predetermined profit is granted, which win , And suppress the decline in gaming motivation due to the “fourth advantageous gaming state”.

  In addition, it is possible to easily realize a variety of effects without increasing the burden on the main board by causing the peripheral board to perform the decorative pattern variation control and the determination of whether or not the lottery means.

Means 12: “A special symbol display on which a special symbol is displayed;
A start port that is placed in the game area and where a game medium can be won;
A winning state detecting means for detecting that a game medium has been won at the start opening;
An open / close winning device that performs a predetermined opening / closing operation and allows the game medium to be awarded by changing from a closed state to an open state;
A winning determination random number extracting means for extracting a winning determination random number based on the winning state detected by the winning state detecting means;
A winning symbol random number extracting means for extracting a winning symbol random number based on the winning state detected by the winning state detector;
Fluctuation time random number for extracting the variation display pattern random number (variation time random number) used for determining the special symbol variation display pattern (variation time) based on the hit determination random number and the hit symbol random number Extraction means,
A hit determination table showing the relationship between the extracted random number for hit determination and the success / failure of the hit,
A winning symbol table showing a relationship between the extracted random number for winning symbol and the variable stopping symbol which is variable and stopped as a lottery result in the special symbol indicator,
A table for setting a variation time for hitting which shows a relationship between the random number for variation time to be extracted and used and the variation time of the special symbol in the special symbol display;
Outgoing variation time setting table that shows the relationship between the variation time random number that is used and extracted and the variation time of the special symbol in the special symbol display,
When the hit determination random number is extracted, a hit determination means for determining whether or not a hit is determined from the hit determination random number and the hit determination table;
When the winning symbol random number is extracted, stop symbol determining means for determining a variable stopping symbol in the special symbol indicator from the corresponding symbol random number and the symbol symbol for winning symbol,
When the variation time random number is extracted and determined to be a hit by the success / failure determination means, the variation time of the special symbol is determined from the variation time random number and the hit variation time setting table. On the other hand, if the random time for variation time is extracted and it is determined that the variation determination means is out of place, the variation time of the special symbol is determined from the variation time random number and the out-of-range variation time setting table. To determine the variable time determining means,
In accordance with detection of the game medium by the winning state detection means, the special symbol display starts to change the special symbol, and after the variation time determined by the variation time determination means has elapsed, the stop symbol determination means Special symbol variation control means for halting variation at the determined variation suspension symbol;
The opening / closing prize-winning device is set to a first predetermined time that allows several game media to barely win, and the opening / closing prize-winning device is opened and closed at least once. A predetermined profit granting means for giving a predetermined profit to
The opening and closing time of the open / close prize winning device is set to a second predetermined time that allows a plurality of game media to win with a margin, and the opening and closing operation of the open / close prize winning device is given the predetermined profit. Specific profit granting means for giving a specific profit to the player by performing more than the number of opening and closing operations in the case of
When it is determined that the first hit is determined by the success / failure determination means, the specific profit is given to the player by the specific profit granting means, and the probability that the specific profit is given in the subsequent lottery is given. The probability variation state is set higher than normal, and the variation time of the special symbol that is varied by the special symbol display is relatively shorter than normal, and the winning at the start port is easy to win. A first advantageous gaming state control means for giving an advantageous gaming state to be a short gaming state when increased than usual;
When it is determined that the second winning is determined by the success / failure determining means, the specific profit is provided to the player by the specific profit giving means, and at least the special symbol is generated without generating the probability variation state. Second advantageous gaming state control means for providing an advantageous gaming state in which the short-time gaming state is kept until the number of times of fluctuation reaches a predetermined number of times,
When it is determined that the third win is determined by the success / failure determination means, the predetermined profit is provided to the player by the predetermined profit granting means, and the gaming state at the time of the lottery is at least in the probability variation state A third advantageous gaming state control means for giving an advantageous gaming state that does not become the short-time gaming state, although the probability variation state is generated when it is not in the short-time gaming state;
A fourth advantageous gaming state in which an advantageous gaming state does not occur although the predetermined profit granting means grants the predetermined profit to the player when it is determined that the fourth hit is determined by the success / failure determination means. Control means,
And a main control means having a command transmission means for transmitting a control command including a change display command corresponding to a variation mode (variation time) of the special symbol, at least whether or not each hit is present,
Effect display means for displaying decorative designs,
Decorative design variation control means for causing the effect display means to change the decorative design, receiving a control command transmitted from the main control means, and stopping the decorative design at a predetermined design based on the control command;
When the determination result of the success / failure determination means is the first hit or the second hit, a hit display means for displaying “hit” after displaying the decorative symbol according to the hit / fail determination means,
And when the determination result of the success / failure determination means is the third hit or the fourth hit, there is a sub-control means having a winning state implied means for making it unclear to the player which is the hit. A gaming machine characterized by that.

  According to the configuration of the means 12, the main control means extracts the winning determination random number and the winning design random number based on the gaming state detected by the winning state detecting means, respectively, and further changes the variation time based on these random numbers. Extract random numbers. Thereafter, whether or not to win is determined from the hit determination random number and the hit determination table. Further, the fluctuation stop symbol in the special symbol display is determined from the random symbol for winning symbol and the table for winning symbol. Furthermore, when it is determined that it is a winning, the changing time of the special symbol is determined from the random number for changing time and the table for setting the changing time per hit, while when it is determined that it is out of place. The variation time of the special symbol is determined from the variation time random number and the out-of-range variation time setting table. Then, the special symbol display is started to change the special symbol, and after the variation time determined using the variable time variable table has elapsed, the variation is stopped using the variable stop symbol determined using the winning symbol table.

  Also, if it is determined that the game is a win, an advantageous gaming state advantageous to the player is generated after the special symbol fluctuation is stopped. Specifically, any one of “first advantageous gaming state”, “second advantageous gaming state”, “third advantageous gaming state”, and “fourth advantageous gaming state” based on a random number for hit determination. One advantageous gaming state is identified and executed. In the “first advantageous game state”, the opening / closing operation of the open / close prize-winning device is repeated a plurality of times, and the opening time per time in the open state is set to a time that allows a plurality of game media to win with plenty of time. Then, a specific benefit is given to the player. Further, for the subsequent lottery, the probability variation state and the short-time gaming state are set.

  Like the “first advantageous game state”, the “second advantageous game state” gives a specific benefit to the player but does not change the probability variation state. However, after giving a specific profit, it will be in a short-time gaming state until the number of times the special symbol fluctuates reaches a predetermined number.

  In the “third advantageous game state”, the opening / closing operation of the open / close prize-winning device is performed a smaller number of times than in the case of “specific profit”, and the opening time per game is such that several game media can barely win. By setting the time, a predetermined profit is given to the player. Further, for the subsequent lottery, the probability variation state is set. In particular, when the "third advantageous gaming state" is generated when the gaming state is not at least the probability variation state and not the short-time gaming state, the probability variation state is generated without generating the short-time gaming state. To do.

  The “fourth advantageous game state”, like the “third advantageous game state”, gives a predetermined profit to the player, but does not generate a probability variation state and a short-time game state for the subsequent lottery. To do.

  In other words, in the “first advantageous gaming state” or the “second advantageous gaming state”, a specific profit is given to the player, and in the “third advantageous gaming state” or the “fourth advantageous gaming state”, it is more advantageous than the specific profit. Gives a predetermined profit of low nature. In addition, the “first advantageous gaming state” or the “third advantageous gaming state” sets the gaming state to a probability variation state, and increases the probability that a specific profit will be given next time as compared with the normal time. However, if the “third advantageous game state” is entered when neither the probability variation state nor the short-time game state is entered, the short-time game state such as the “first advantageous game state” is not generated.

  By the way, the main control means transmits a control command including at least a win / fail command regarding the presence / absence of hitting and a change display command corresponding to the change mode of the special symbol when the change of the special symbol is started. Then, the sub-control means receives these control commands and performs processing according to the control commands. That is, the sub-control unit recognizes the lottery result of the lottery unit based on the control command transmitted from the main control unit, and stops the decorative symbol at a predetermined stop symbol based on the lottery result.

  In the case of the “first advantageous game state” or the “second advantageous game state”, the decorative symbol relating to the lottery result is displayed, and then “winning” is derived to the effect display means. On the other hand, in the case of the “third advantageous gaming state” or the “fourth advantageous gaming state”, it is unclear to the player which player is hit. That is, the effect display means is not derived.

  In addition, according to this structure, it becomes possible to process complicated control comparatively easily by using a some table.

Means 13: “First special symbol display on which the first special symbol is displayed;
A second special symbol indicator for displaying a second special symbol;
A first start port that is arranged in the game area and in which a game medium can always win,
A second start port in which a game medium can be won when placed in the game area and opened;
First winning state detection means for detecting that a game medium has won a prize at the first start opening;
Second winning state detecting means for detecting that a game medium has won a prize at the second starting port;
An open / close winning device that performs a predetermined opening / closing operation and allows the game medium to be awarded by changing from a closed state to an open state;
Gaming state determination means for determining whether or not a specific gaming state;
A winning rate changing means for increasing the frequency of changing the second start port to a state in which the gaming medium can be won, when it is determined by the gaming state determining means that the game state has been reached;
First winning determination random number extracting means for extracting a first winning determination random number based on the winning state detected by the first winning state detection means;
A second winning determination random number extracting means for extracting a second winning determination random number based on the winning state detected by the second winning state detection means;
A first winning design random number extraction means for extracting a first winning design random number based on the winning status detected by the first winning status detection means;
A second winning design random number extraction means for extracting a second winning design random number based on the winning status detected by the second winning status detection means;
The first variation display pattern random number (first variation time random number) used for determining the variation display pattern (variation time) of the first special symbol is used for the first hit determination random number and the first hit symbol Random number extraction means for first variation time to extract based on random numbers,
The second variation display pattern random number (second variation time random number) used for determining the variation display pattern (variation time) of the second special symbol is used as the second hit determination random number and the second hit symbol. A random number extracting means for second variation time extracting based on a random number;
A first hit determination table showing a relationship between the extracted first hit determination random number and the winning / failing of winning,
A second hit determination table showing a relationship between the extracted second hit determination random number and whether or not a win is won,
A first winning symbol table showing a relationship between the extracted random number for the first winning symbol and the first variation stop symbol that is fluctuated and stopped as a lottery result in the first special symbol indicator;
A second winning symbol table showing a relationship between the extracted random number for the second winning symbol and the second variable stop symbol that is changed and stopped as a lottery result in the second special symbol indicator;
A first hit time variation time setting table that indicates the relationship between the first variation time random number to be extracted and the variation time of the first special symbol in the first special symbol display used in the case of the hit;
A second hit time variation time setting table showing a relationship between the second variation time random number to be extracted and extracted and the second special symbol variation time in the second special symbol display;
A first off-time variation time setting table showing a relationship between the first variation time random number to be extracted and extracted and the first special symbol variation time on the first special symbol display;
A second off-time variation time setting table showing a relationship between the second variation time random number to be extracted and the variation time of the second special symbol on the second special symbol display;
When the first hit determination random number is extracted, first hit determination means for determining whether or not a hit is determined from the first hit determination random number and the first hit determination table;
When the second hit determination random number is extracted, second hit determination means for determining whether or not a hit is determined from the second hit determination random number and the second hit determination table;
When the first per symbol random number is extracted, the first stop symbol for determining the first variation stop symbol in the first special symbol indicator from the first per symbol random number and the first per symbol symbol table Decision means,
When the second per symbol random number is extracted, a second stop symbol for determining a second variation stop symbol in the second special symbol indicator from the second per symbol random number and the second per symbol table Decision means,
When the first variation time random number is extracted and determined to be a hit by the first success / failure determining means, the first variation time random number and the first variation time variation time setting table When determining the variation time of the first special symbol, on the other hand, when the first variation time random number is extracted and determined to be out of place by the first hit / fail determination means, the first variation time random number and First variation time determining means for determining the variation time of the first special symbol from the first out-of-range variation time setting table;
When the second variation time random number is extracted and determined to be a hit by the second success / failure determination means, the second variation time random number and the second variation time variation time setting table When the variation time of the second special symbol is determined, on the other hand, when the second variation time random number is extracted and determined to be out by the second success / failure determination means, the second variation time random number and Second variation time determining means for determining the variation time of the second special symbol from the second out-of-range variation time setting table;
The first special symbol or the second special symbol in the first special symbol display or the second special symbol display in accordance with the detection order of the game media by the first winning status detection means and the second winning status detection means. Is determined by the first stop symbol determination unit or the second stop symbol determination unit after the variation time determined by the first variation time determination unit or the second variation time determination unit elapses. Special symbol variation control means for varying and stopping the first variation stop symbol or the second variation stop symbol;
The opening / closing prize-winning device is set to a first predetermined time that allows several game media to barely win, and the opening / closing prize-winning device is opened and closed at least once. A predetermined profit granting means for giving a predetermined profit to
The opening and closing time of the open / close prize winning device is set to a second predetermined time that allows a plurality of game media to win with a margin, and the opening and closing operation of the open / close prize winning device is given the predetermined profit. Specific profit granting means for giving a specific profit to the player by performing more than the number of opening and closing operations in the case of
When it is determined that the first winning / losing determining means or the second winning / failing determining means is the first hit, the specific profit is given to the player by the specific profit giving means, and in the subsequent lottery, The probability that a specific profit is given is set to a probability fluctuation state set higher than normal, and the first special symbol or the second special symbol is changed by the first special symbol indicator or the second special symbol indicator. A special game state that gives a short game state when the special symbol variation time is set to be relatively shorter than normal time and the ease of winning a prize at the second starting port is increased more than usual is provided. Advantageous gaming state control means,
When it is determined by the first winning / failing determining means or the second winning / failing determining means that the second winning is, the specific profit is given to the player by the specific profit giving means, and the probability variation state is set. A second advantageous gaming state control means for providing an advantageous gaming state in which the short-time gaming state is maintained until at least the first special symbol or the second special symbol is changed a predetermined number of times without being generated;
When it is determined by the first success / failure determination means or the second success / failure determination means that the third win is achieved, the predetermined profit granting means gives the player the predetermined profit and at the time of the lottery. A third advantageous gaming state control means for providing an advantageous gaming state that generates the probability varying state but not the short-time gaming state when the gaming state is not at least the probability varying state and not the short-time gaming state;
When it is determined that the first winning / failing determining means or the second winning / failing determining means is the fourth hit, the predetermined profit granting means grants the predetermined profit to the player, but an advantageous gaming state occurs. Fourth advantageous gaming state control means,
And a main control having command sending means for sending a control command including at least a success / failure command relating to the presence / absence of each hit and a change display command corresponding to a change mode (change time) of the first special symbol or the second special symbol. Means,
Production display means for displaying the first decorative symbol and the second decorative symbol,
A first decorative design that causes the effect display means to change the first decorative design, receives a control command transmitted from the main control device, and stops the first decorative design at a predetermined design based on the control command. Variation control means,
A second decorative design that causes the effect display means to change the second decorative design, receives a control command transmitted from the main control device, and stops the second decorative design at a predetermined design based on the control command. Variation control means,
When the determination result of either the first success / failure determination means or the second success / failure determination means, which can be sequentially performed, is the first hit or the second hit, after displaying the decorative design relating to the corresponding hit determination means , A hit display means for displaying "winning",
In addition, when the determination result of either the first success / failure determination means or the second success / failure determination means that can be sequentially performed is the third hit or the fourth hit, it is not determined to the player. And a sub-control means having a winning state implied means for making clear ".

  According to the configuration of the means 13, the main control means extracts the first winning determination random number and the first winning design random number based on the gaming state detected by the first winning state detecting means, respectively, Extract random numbers for first variation time based on random numbers. Thereafter, whether or not to win is determined from the first hit determination random number and the first hit determination table. Further, the first variation stop symbol in the first special symbol display is determined from the first hit symbol random number and the first hit symbol table. Furthermore, when it is determined that the winning is, the changing time of the first special symbol is determined from the first changing time random number and the first changing time setting table, and on the other hand, it may be out of place. If determined, the variation time of the first special symbol is determined from the first variation time random number and the first deviation variation time setting table. Then, the first special symbol display starts the variation of the first special symbol, and after the lapse of the variation time determined using the first variation time variable table, the first symbol determined using the first hit symbol table is used. Fluctuate and stop with one variable stop symbol.

  Similarly, the main control means extracts the second winning determination random number and the second winning design random number based on the gaming state detected by the second winning state detection means, and based on these random numbers. Extract random numbers for second variation time. Thereafter, whether or not to win is determined from the second hit determination random number and the second hit determination table. Further, the second variation stop symbol in the second special symbol display is determined from the second per symbol random number and the second per symbol table. Furthermore, when it is determined that the winning is, the changing time of the second special symbol is determined from the second changing time random number and the second hitting time changing time setting table, and on the other hand, it may be out of place. If it is determined, the variation time of the second special symbol is determined from the second variation time random number and the second variation time variation time setting table. Then, the second special symbol display starts the variation of the second special symbol, and after the lapse of the variation time determined using the second variation time variable table, the second special symbol display is determined using the second hit symbol table. Fluctuate and stop with the double-variable stop symbol

  Further, the main control means is configured to increase the frequency of changing the second start port to a state in which a game medium can be won when the gaming state becomes a specific gaming state. For this reason, during normal times, lottery is performed mainly based on winning at the first starting port, and the first special symbol is variably displayed. On the other hand, when a specific gaming state is reached, the second starting port is displayed. The first special symbol and the second special symbol are frequently displayed in order.

  Also, if it is determined that the game is a win, an advantageous gaming state advantageous to the player is generated after the first special symbol or the second special symbol is stopped. Specifically, based on the first winning determination random number or the second winning determination random number, “first advantageous gaming state”, “second advantageous gaming state”, “third advantageous gaming state”, and “fourth Any one of the advantageous game states is identified and executed. Note that the processing in each advantageous gaming state is the same as the configuration of the means 12, and therefore detailed description thereof is omitted here.

  By the way, in the main control means, at the start of the fluctuation of the first special symbol or the second special symbol, at least a winning / missing command relating to the presence / absence of winning in both lottery means and a fluctuation display command corresponding to the fluctuation mode of these special symbols are included. Send a control command. Then, the sub-control means receives these control commands and performs processing according to the control commands. That is, the sub control means recognizes the lottery results of the first lottery means and the second lottery means by the control command transmitted from the main control means, and based on those lottery results, the first decorative symbol and the second decorative symbol are recognized. Stop at a predetermined stop pattern.

  Means 14: In any one configuration of Means 1 to 13, “The gaming machine is a pachinko machine”. A pachinko machine is a gaming machine in which an input medium that is a medium that a player inputs into the gaming machine and a game medium that is a medium that is used for a substantial game performed by the player are the same. For example, it is a type of gaming machine in which a game is played using a medium such as a game ball. Specifically, “a launching device that launches a game ball in response to the operation of the operation handle, and appropriate equipment such as a number of obstacle nails, center objects, display means, etc. A game area provided with an appropriate entrance for a game ball such as a mouth, a passage opening, an arrival opening, etc., a rail for guiding the game ball from the launcher to the game area, and a game ball guided to the game area It is provided with a payout means for paying out a predetermined number of game balls as prize balls according to the entrance to the entrance and according to the entrance mode of the game balls to a plurality of entrances.

  In addition, there are various types of pachinko machines, and “typical state detection means for detecting the state of entrance to the entrance (typically, game state detection) represented by what is generally called“ digipachi ” Means), a lottery means for performing a predetermined lottery when the entry is detected by the entrance state detecting means, and a special symbol display means for changing the special symbol according to the lottery result of the lottery means and stopping the fluctuation. "In addition, what further includes an effect display means for causing a decorative symbol sequence consisting of a plurality of decorative symbols to change and display characters etc. at a predetermined timing while the special symbols are changing", “Represented by what is generally called“ Honey ”” “Represented by those having lottery means for performing lottery by distributing game balls in the game”, generally represented by “Alepati” For example, one game is played with a predetermined number of game balls such as 16, and a predetermined number of game balls are paid out in accordance with the manner of entering the game balls into a plurality of entrances in one game. can do.

  According to the structure of the means 14, in the pachinko machine, any operational effect from the means 1 to the means 13 can be achieved.

  Means 15: In any one of the constitutions of Means 1 to 13, “The gaming machine is a pachislot machine”. A pachislot machine is used to insert a medal, which is a game medium, and after a medal is inserted, a symbol string composed of a plurality of symbols is displayed in a variable manner in accordance with the operation of a starting operation means (for example, an operation lever), and then a stop This is a slot machine with a stop operation function that performs a substantial game of stopping the fluctuation of the symbol sequence in accordance with the operation of an operation means (for example, a stop button). If the stop operating means is not operated even after a predetermined time has elapsed, the change in the symbol sequence may be stopped when the predetermined time has elapsed. And, when the combination of symbols at the time of stopping the variation of the symbol row satisfies a specific condition, a predetermined number of medals can be paid out according to the satisfied condition, or the player can acquire a large amount of medals. In addition, a special advantageous state advantageous to the player is generated.

  According to the means 15, any effect of the means 1 to means 13 can be achieved in the pachislot machine.

  Means 16: In any one of the constitutions of means 1 to 13, “the gaming machine is a gaming machine in which a pachinko machine and a pachislot machine are fused”. Here, “a game machine in which a pachinko machine and a pachislot machine are fused” means that a plurality of (for example, five) game balls are used as one unit of input medium, and after the input medium has been input, the starting operation means A symbol string composed of a plurality of symbols is variably displayed in response to an operation of the operation lever (for example, an operation lever), and thereafter, the variation of the symbol string is stopped in response to an operation of a stop operation means (for example, a stop button). If the stop operating means is not operated even after a predetermined time has elapsed, the change in the symbol sequence may be stopped when the predetermined time has elapsed. And, when the combination of symbols at the time of stopping the variation of the symbol row satisfies a specific condition, a predetermined number of medals can be paid out according to the satisfied condition, or the player can acquire a large amount of medals. In addition, a special advantageous state advantageous to the player is generated.

  According to the means 16, in the gaming machine formed by fusing the pachinko machine and the pachislot machine, any one of the effects from the means 1 to the means 13 can be achieved.

  At first glance, there is a game medium in a game machine that does not perform a substantial game depending on the medium to be inserted, such as a pachislot machine exemplified above or a game machine in which a pachinko machine and a pachislot machine are fused. However, even with such a gaming machine, it can be assumed that a game played using a game ball or other appropriate article is included in the entire game content. Therefore, even such a gaming machine can be a target of a gaming machine in which a game is played using a gaming medium.

  As described above, in the present invention, even when a low-winning hit occurs, the player can be inferred that the win is a high-winning advantage, and a decrease in the willingness to play is suppressed. be able to. Therefore, it is possible to prevent the end of the game due to a decrease in game motivation as much as possible.

Hereinafter, a pachinko gaming machine (hereinafter simply referred to as a “pachinko machine”) according to an embodiment of the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the drawings.
[Overall Configuration of Pachinko Machine] A description will be given based on FIGS. 1 and 2.
FIG. 1 is a front view showing the entire front side of the pachinko machine, and FIG. 2 is a perspective view showing a state in which the main body frame is opened on one side of the outer frame of the pachinko machine and the front frame is opened on one side of the main body frame. It is. In FIG. 1 and FIG. 2, the decorative member in the game area is omitted.
The pachinko machine 1 includes an outer frame 2, a main body frame 3, a front frame 4, a game board 5, and the like. The outer frame 2 is formed into a vertically long rectangular frame shape by upper, lower, left, and right wooden frame members, and has a lower receiving plate 6 that receives the lower surface of the main body frame 3 at the front lower portion of the outer frame 2. On one side of the front surface of the outer frame 2, the main body frame 3 is attached by a hinge mechanism 7 so as to be opened and closed forward. The outer frame 2 may be formed of a light metal such as resin or aluminum.

[Configuration of Main Body Frame] A description will be given based on FIGS. 1 and 3.
FIG. 3 is a perspective view showing the main frame of the pachinko machine and the game board separated from the front right and diagonally.
The main body frame 3 is configured by integrally molding the front frame body 11, the game board mounting frame 12, and the mechanism mounting body 13 with a synthetic resin material. The front frame body 11 of the main body frame 3 is formed in a rectangular frame shape having a size corresponding to the outer shape excluding the support plate 6 on the front side of the outer frame 2 (see FIG. 2). A main body frame side hinge device 15 is fixed to the upper and lower portions on one side of the front frame body 11, and a hinge pin and a hinge are connected to the outer frame side hinge device 14 fixed to the upper and lower portions on one side of the outer frame 2. It is mounted so that it can be opened and closed by a hole. That is, the hinge mechanism 7 is configured by the outer frame side hinge tool 14, the main body frame side hinge tool 15, the hinge pin, and the hinge hole.

  On the front side of the front frame body 11, a speaker box portion 16 is integrally formed in the front lower left area of the front frame body 11 positioned below the game board mounting frame 12, and is formed in the front opening portion of the speaker box portion 16. The speaker mounting plate 17 is mounted so as to close the opening. A speaker 18 is mounted on the speaker mounting plate 17. In addition, in the lower region of the front surface of the front frame 11, a firing rail 19 is attached to the upper half of the front frame 11 in an inclined manner. A lower front plate 30 is mounted on the lower half of the lower area of the front surface of the front frame 11. A lower tray 31 capable of storing game balls is provided at a substantially central portion of the front surface of the lower front plate 30, an operation handle 32 is provided on the right side, and an ashtray 33 is provided on the left side. . The lower plate 31 is provided with a ball discharge lever 34 for discharging the game ball downward.

[Configuration of Front Frame] A description will be given based on FIGS. 1 and 2.
The front frame 4 is mounted on one side of the front surface of the front frame body 11 so as to cover a portion extending from the upper end of the front frame body 11 to the upper edge of the lower front plate 30 so as to be opened and closed forward by a hinge mechanism 36. Yes. In addition, a substantially circular opening window 38 through which the game area 37 of the game board 5 can be seen through from the front is formed at a substantially central portion of the front frame 4. Further, a window frame 39 having a rectangular frame shape larger than the opening window 38 is provided on the rear side of the front frame 4, and a transparent plate 50 such as a glass plate or a transparent resin plate is mounted on the window frame 39. . Further, substantially the entire front surface of the front frame 4 is decorated by a front decoration member in which a lamp or the like is provided, and an upper plate 51 is formed at the lower part of the front surface of the front frame 4. Specifically, around the opening window 38, a side decoration device 52 is mounted on the left and right sides, an upper plate 51 is mounted on the lower portion, and an acoustic decoration device 53 is mounted on the upper portion. The side decoration device 52 is mainly configured by a side decoration body 54 in which a lamp substrate is disposed and formed of a synthetic resin material. A plurality of slit-like opening holes that are long in the horizontal direction are arranged in the side decoration body 54 in the vertical direction, and a lens 55 corresponding to a light source disposed on the lamp substrate is incorporated in the opening hole. The acoustic illumination device 53 includes a transparent cover body 56, a speaker 57, a speaker cover 58, a reflector body (not shown), and the like, and these constituent members are assembled together to form a unit. A button 59 that can be operated by the player is provided on the left side of the upper plate 51.

[Configuration of Locking Device] A description will be given based on FIGS. 2 and 3.
A function of locking the main body frame 3 with respect to the outer frame 2 and a function of locking the front frame 4 with respect to the main body frame 3 on the rear side of the free end side opposite to the hinge mechanism 36 of the front frame body 11 The locking device 70 having both of the above is mounted. That is, in this embodiment, the locking device 70 includes a plurality of upper and lower body frame locking hooks 72 that detachably engage with a closing tool 71 provided on the outer frame 2 to lock the body frame 3 in a closed state, From the front of the pachinko machine 1, a plurality of upper and lower door locking hooks 74 that detachably engage with a closing tool 73 provided on the rear side of the front end of the front frame 4 to lock the front frame 4 in a closed state. A cylinder lock 75 that is exposed through the front frame 11 and the lower front plate 30 is provided so that the key can be inserted and unlocked. Then, a key is inserted into the key hole of the cylinder lock 75 and rotated in one direction, so that the engagement between the main body frame locking hook 72 and the closing tool 71 of the outer frame 2 is released, and the main body frame 3 is unlocked. By rotating in the opposite direction, the engagement between the door locking hook 74 and the closing tool 73 of the front frame 4 is released and the front frame 4 is unlocked.

[Configuration of Game Board Mounting Frame] A description will be given based on FIGS. 2 to 4.
FIG. 4 is a rear view showing the entire rear side of the pachinko machine.
As shown in FIGS. 2 and 3, the game board mounting frame 12 of the main body frame 3 is provided on the rear side of the front frame body 11, and the game board 5 is mounted so as to be attachable / detachable from the front. . The game board 5 is formed in a substantially square plate shape having a size to be fitted from the front of the game board mounting frame 12 (see FIG. 9). A guide rail 78 including an outer rail 76 and an inner rail 77 is provided on the board surface (front surface) of the game board 5, and a game area 37 is defined inside the guide rail 78. A predetermined gap is provided between the launch rail 19 and the guide rail 78, and when the launched game ball returns to the guide rail 78, the game ball is discharged from the gap. It is configured to be guided to the lower plate 31. Further, a front structural member 79 made of synthetic resin is attached to the front surface of the game board 5 in the outer region of the guide rail 78.

  On the other hand, as shown in FIG. 4, the lower part on the rear side of the game board 5 receives a game ball that has flowed into the various winning devices in a portion extending from the center part to the lower part, and serves as a collective bag for guiding the game ball to a predetermined position. There is provided a box mounting base 91 having both the above function and the function as a box mounting portion. A sub-control board box 93 in which a sub-control board 92 such as a sound control board and a lamp control board is housed is mounted on the box mounting base 91 and is superposed on the rear side of the sub-control board box 93. A main control board box 95 in which the main control board 94 is accommodated is mounted. Further, in a state where the box mounting base 91, the sub control board box 93 and the main control board box 95 are respectively mounted on the rear side of the game board 5, the game board 5 is moved from the front of the game board mounting frame 12 of the main body frame 3. The box mounting base 91, the sub control board box 93, and the main control board box 95 are arranged so as not to protrude outward from the outline of the game board 5 so as to be fitted and mounted.

[Configuration of Main Body Frame Mechanism Mounted Body, Ball Tank, and Tank Rail] A description will be given based on FIGS.
FIG. 7 is a perspective view showing the state in which various members are assembled to the main body frame of the pachinko machine from diagonally upper right rear, and FIG. 8 is a perspective view showing the main body frame from diagonally upper right rear.
A tank mounting portion 111, a rail mounting portion 112, a dispensing device mounting portion 113, and the like are formed on the mechanism mounting body 13 of the main body frame 3, and a ball tank 114 is mounted on the tank mounting portion 111. The ball tank 114 is made of a transparent synthetic resin material, and is formed in a box shape opening upward so that a large number of game balls supplied from the island facility can be stored. The storage state of the game balls in the ball tank 114 is visible through the rear side wall of the ball tank 114. In addition, a discharge port 116 for discharging a game ball is formed at the rear corner of the bottom plate portion 115 of the ball tank 114, and the bottom plate portion 115 is formed on an inclined surface inclined downward toward the discharge port 116. .

  The mechanism mounting body 13 of the main body frame 3 is integrally formed with a rail mounting portion 112 so as to approach the tank mounting portion 111 downward, and the rail component 117 is mounted on the rail mounting portion 112 so that the tank rail 118 is configured. That is, in this embodiment, the rail mounting portion 111 is formed in a state where the upper lateral direction portion of the main body frame 3 is recessed by a predetermined depth, and the rear side wall of the recess is used as the front wall portion 119 of the tank rail 118. An inclined rail shelf 120 that is inclined downward from one end (left end toward FIG. 8) to the other end (right end toward FIG. 8) is formed along the lower edge of the recess. An upward surface extending in the lateral direction of the rail shelf 120 is used as a rail receiving portion 121.

  A rail constituting member 117 which is mounted on the rail mounting portion 112 and constitutes the tank rail 118 includes a rear wall portion 122 which forms a rail passage between the rail mounting portion 112 and the front wall portion 119, and an inclined lower plate And a partition wall (both not shown) that project along the center in the front-rear direction of the upper surface of the lower plate part and divide the rail passage into front and rear rows (in this embodiment, front and rear rows). It is formed in preparation. The rail constituting member 117 is attached to the rail attaching portion 112 by an appropriate attachment means, thereby forming a tank rail 118 having a plurality of front and rear rows of rail passages. Then, after the game balls discharged from the discharge port 116 of the ball tank 114 (falling due to its own weight) are received at one end of the rail passages in the front and rear rows of the tank rail 118, the game balls follow the rail passage by their own weight. And rolling toward the other end of the rail passage. Further, in this embodiment, the rail constituent member 117 is formed of a transparent synthetic resin material, whereby the flow state of the game balls in the rail passage is visually recognized through the rear wall portion 122 of the rail constituent member 117. It is possible.

  The front wall portion 119 of the tank rail 118 (rail mounting portion 112) is separated from the first space portion in order to avoid interference with the upper end portion of the rear portion of the equipment (for example, an accessory) protruding to the rear side of the game board 5. It is provided in the state. In this embodiment, the rear end of the rail shelf 120 that is the rear end portion of the main body frame 3 and the rear wall portion of the tank rail 118 are substantially flush with the rear side wall of the ball tank 114. In other words, the tank rail 118 is arranged rearwardly from the rear surface of the game board 5 until the rear wall portion of the ball tank 114 is substantially flush with the rear wall portion of the ball tank 114. As a result, a first space portion is provided between the rear side of the game board 5 and the front wall portion 119 of the tank rail 118 to avoid interference with the rear portion of the equipment (for example, an accessory). .

  Above the tank rail 118, a rectifying body 123 for aligning the game balls flowing in the rail passage without overlapping each other is mounted on the upper portion thereof so as to be swingable about the shaft 124. The rectifier 123 is provided with a weight from the center to the bottom.

[Configurations of Dispensing Device Mounting Unit and Ball Dispensing Device] A description will be given based on FIGS. 7 and 8.
A vertically long paying device mounting portion 113 corresponding to a ball paying device (ball paying unit) 125 described below is formed in the vertical direction of one side of the mechanism mounting body 13 of the main body frame 3. The dispensing device mounting portion 113 is formed in a concave shape having an opening on the rear side. In addition, an opening 127 through which a payout motor 126 (see FIG. 3) of the ball payout device 125 can project is formed at a predetermined position of a back wall portion (not shown) having a stepped shape of the payout device mounting portion 113. Yes.

  In a state where the ball payout device 125 is mounted in the recess of the payout device mounting portion 113, a second space portion is provided between the game board 5 and the first space portion that is substantially at the same level in the front-rear direction. . Thus, the rail passage and the ball passage are arranged at substantially the same level in the front-rear direction. Further, the rear end of the body frame 3, that is, the rear end of the peripheral wall portion of the payout device mounting portion 113, the rear end of the rail shelf 120, the ball tank 114, the tank rail 118, and the ball payout device 125 are substantially the same surface. ing.

  The ball payout device 125 has a vertically long box shape that is substantially the same size as the recess of the payout device mounting portion 113, and is unitized by mounting various components related to payout. The ball payout device 125 is fitted from the rear opening of the recess of the payout device mounting portion 113 and is mounted by appropriate mounting means (for example, mounting means such as an elastic clip, a locking claw, and a screw). It has become.

  Although not shown, the ball payout device 125 is formed by dividing the ball passages having inflow ports respectively communicating with the outlets of the rail passages in the tank rail 118 into a plurality of front and rear rows (for example, front and rear rows). Also, the downstream portions of the front and rear rows of ball passages formed in the interior are bifurcated to form front and rear rows of prize balls, a ball rental ball passage and a ball removal ball passage. In addition, a payout member (not shown) made of a rotating body for distributing and paying out game balls to any of the passages is rotated in the forward and reverse directions at a branch portion between the winning ball and the ball passage for lending and the ball passage for ball removal. It is arranged to be possible.

[Equipment on the lower rear part of the main body frame] A description will be given based on FIGS.
On the rear side of the front frame 11 of the main body frame 3, on one side (left side in FIG. 4) of the rear lower region of the front frame 11 positioned below the game board mounting frame 12, A launching device unit 130 that is assembled with a launching hammer (not shown) for launching a game ball sent to the launching position of the tilted end, a launching motor 128 that operates the launching hammer, and the like, assembled on the mounting substrate 129. Is installed. In addition, a power supply board box 132 that accommodates the power supply board 131 is mounted at a substantially central portion of the rear lower region of the front frame body 11, and the dispensing control board 133 is placed in a state of being superimposed on the rear side of the power supply board box 132. A payout control board box 134 to be accommodated is mounted. The payout control board 133 includes a RAM for storing the number of game balls to be paid out, and transmits a control signal for paying out game balls in accordance with a payout signal transmitted from the main control board 94 to a relay circuit board (not shown). Thus, the operation of the payout motor 126 is controlled.

[Configuration of Rear Cover Body] A description will be given based on FIGS. 4 and 5.
FIG. 5 is a perspective view showing the entire rear side of the pachinko machine from the upper right rear.
The rear end portions of the display device control board box 135 (see FIG. 9) and the main control board box 95 arranged on the rear surface of the game board 5 protrude toward the window opening portion opened in the center portion of the mechanism mounting body 13. . And between the side wall part which comprises one side wall of the window opening part of the mechanism mounting body 13, and the one side wall of the dispensing device mounting part 113 which comprises the other side wall, a substantially square box shape is formed by an opaque synthetic resin material. The formed rear cover body 136 is detachably mounted by a cover hinge mechanism 137.

  The rear cover body 136 is configured integrally with a substantially rectangular rear wall portion 138 and a peripheral wall portion 139 protruding forward from the outer peripheral edge of the rear wall portion 138. Of the peripheral wall portion 139 of the rear cover body 136, the wall portion 139 a on one side is attached and detached from above the hinge holes of the hinge body 140 formed at a total of three positions above and below the side wall portion of the mechanism mounting body 13. A hinge body 142 having a hinge pin 141 that can be fitted downward is integrally formed. Further, of the peripheral wall portion 139 of the rear cover body 136, the other wall portion 139 b has a locking claw that can be elastically engaged with a locking hole formed in one side wall of the dispensing device mounting portion 113. The elastic closing body 143 is integrally formed.

  That is, in the rear cover body 136, the hinge pins 141 of the upper and lower and intermediate hinge bodies 142 are respectively fitted from above the hinge holes of the hinge body 140 of the side wall portion of the mechanism mounting body 13. In this state, the rear cover body 136 is rotated toward the other side of the mechanism mounting body 13 around the hinge pin 141, and the elastic closing body 143 is inserted into the locking hole on one side wall of the dispensing device mounting portion 113. The rear cover body 136 is held in a closed state on the rear side of the mechanism mounting body 13 by being elastically engaged. Then, the rear cover body 136 covers the entire display device control board box 135 (see FIG. 9) on the rear surface of the game board 5 and a portion extending from the substantially middle portion to the upper end of the main control board box 95 by the rear cover body 136. ing. As a result, the board connector of the main control board 94 exposed to the upper part of the main control board box 95 (mainly a board connector for connecting to the display apparatus control board) is hidden from view from behind.

  Further, a portion from the substantially middle portion to the lower end of the main control board box 95 is exposed without being covered by the rear cover body 136. The inspection connector 144 arranged on the main control board 94 is exposed at the lower part of the main control board box 95, and the inspection connector on the main control board 94 is closed with the rear cover body 136 closed. A board inspection device (not shown) can be connected to the connector 144 for inspection.

  A large number of heat radiation holes 145, 146, 147, and 148 are provided in the rear cover body 136, and internal heat is released from the large number of heat radiation holes 145, 146, 147, and 148. . In this embodiment, the rear cover body 136 is provided with a number of slit-like heat radiation holes 145 extending from the peripheral wall portion 139 to the rear wall portion 138, and from the substantially middle height position of the rear wall portion 138 to the upper portion. A large number of elliptical, elliptical, etc. heat radiation holes 146 are provided therethrough, and a large number of elliptical, elliptical, etc. heat radiation holes 147 and a predetermined number of laterally rectangular heat radiation holes 148 pass through the lower portion of the rear wall 138. It is installed.

  Further, the horizontally elongated rectangular heat radiation hole 148 has a size corresponding to the size and arrangement position of a plurality of parallel seal portions 149 sealed by the seal screw (sealing member) of the main control board box 95. It penetrates the position. As a result, even when the opaque rear cover body 136 is closed, the plurality of parallel sealing portions 149 of the main control board box 95 are exposed so as to be visible at the portion of the heat radiation hole 148. For this reason, even when the rear cover body 136 is closed, the sealing state of the sealing portion 149 of the main control board box 95 can be easily visually confirmed. In addition, since the opaque synthetic resin material can be easily used as a synthetic resin material that is recycled compared to the transparent synthetic resin material, the rear cover body 136 can be manufactured at low cost.

  Of the peripheral wall portion 139 of the rear cover body 136, at a predetermined position (two places on the left and right in this embodiment) of the upper side wall portion 139c, a power cord (not shown) is held in a substantially folded state so as to be appropriately folded. An elastically deformable cord holder 150 extends toward the rear wall surface of the upper tank rail 118 (the rear wall surface of the rail component member 117). A knob for removing the power cord by elastically deforming the cord holder 150 is formed at the tip of the cord holder 150.

  One end of the power cord is detachably connected to the board connector 152 of the distribution board 151, and the power plug at the other end is inserted into a power outlet. As described above, by forming the cord holder 150 integrally with the rear cover body 136 and holding the power cord, the power cord hangs when the pachinko machine 1 is transported and stored, or it may become an obstacle. The trouble which is caught can be prevented.

[Configuration of Sphere Derivative for Lower Plate, etc. at Lower Lower Side of Main Body Frame] A description will be given based on FIGS. 1 and 6.
6 is a perspective view showing a state in which the rear cover body and various control boards are removed from the perspective view of the pachinko machine shown in FIG.
A lower dish ball derivative 153 is attached to the other side portion (hinge portion) of the rear lower region of the main body frame 3 in the recessed portion of the rear stepped portion of the speaker box portion 16. The lower tray ball derivative 153 is used when the game balls paid out to the upper plate 51 through the upper plate connection path (not shown) from the winning ball and rental ball passage of the ball dispensing device 125 are full. The game ball on the upper plate communication path is for guiding the game ball to the lower plate 31.

  In this embodiment, a board box 155 that houses the interface board 154 is mounted on the outer surface of the rear wall of the lower dish ball derivative 153. The interface board 154 is interposed between the ball lending machine installed adjacent to the pachinko machine 1 and the payout control board 133, and transmits / receives a signal related to ball lending between the ball lending machine and the payout control board 133. Electrical connection is possible.

[About the configuration of the game board]
FIG. 10 is an enlarged front view showing a configuration of a game board having a game area. FIG. 11 is a perspective view showing the game board from an oblique front, and FIG. 12 is a perspective view showing the game board from an oblique rear. 13 is a perspective view showing a state in which the main control board box, the sub control board box and the like in FIG. 12 are removed. FIG. 14 is a perspective view showing the game board disassembled and shown obliquely from the front.

  As shown in FIG. 10 to FIG. 14, the game board 5 has a substantially circular opening 210 and a front component member including a guide rail 78 including an outer rail 76 and an inner rail 77 for guiding a game ball in the opening 210. 79, the front component member 79 is attached to the front side, and a plate-like game board base 212 having a plurality of through holes 211 having an appropriate shape, and the game board base 212 so as to cover the through holes 211 of the game board base 212 Main character 213 attached to the front side of the player, main prize port unit 214 and game area decoration 215, rear decoration 216 corresponding to the main character 213 and attached to the rear side of the game board base 212, and rear decoration 216 which is placed behind the game board base 212 and a play invitation that guides the game balls won in the main winning opening unit 214 to be discharged. And a member 218 mainly includes.

  In the game board 5, a game area 37 is mainly defined inside the opening 210 in the front component member 79 and on the front side of the game board base 212. In the game area 37, as shown in FIG. A large number of obstacle nails are provided in a predetermined gauge arrangement, and a windmill 219 is provided at an appropriate position in the middle of the nail, and the above-mentioned main character 213, main winning port unit 214, and game area A decorative body 215 is arranged. Note that an out-port 220 is provided at the lowermost center of the game area 37 to discharge game balls that have not won a prize-winning hole or the like from the game area 37.

(About the composition of the main character)
Next, a specific configuration of the main character 213 in the game board 5 will be described in detail with reference to FIGS. FIG. 15 is a front view of the main character, FIG. 16 is a perspective view showing the main character from an oblique front, and FIG. 17 is a perspective view showing the main character from an oblique rear. FIG. 18 is an exploded perspective view of the main character disassembled and shown obliquely from the front. FIG. 19 is an enlarged front view showing the vicinity of the stage of the main character in an enlarged manner. 20 is a perspective view showing the left and right movable decorative bodies and the decorative body drive unit. FIG. 21A is a perspective view showing the left movable decorative body obliquely from the rear. FIG. 20B is an exploded view of the left movable decorative body. And it is a disassembled perspective view shown from diagonally forward. FIG. 22A is a perspective view showing the right movable decorative body obliquely from the rear, and FIG. 22B is a perspective view showing the right movable decorative body exploded from the oblique front. FIG. 23A is an exploded perspective view of the left movable decorative body drive unit, and FIG. 23B is an exploded perspective view of the right movable decorative body drive unit. Further, FIG. 24 is an explanatory diagram showing the movement of the left and right movable decorative bodies.

  As shown in FIGS. 15 to 18, the main character 213 in the game board 5 is a frame-shaped decorative body 230 formed in a frame shape, and a character body 231 attached to the lower right edge on the front side of the frame-shaped decorative body 230. And a decorative member 232 that is attached to the upper edge of the front side of the frame-shaped decorative body 230 and slightly to the right, and is attached to the rear side of the frame-shaped decorative body 230 so as to close the opening of the frame-shaped decorative body 230. A transparent plate-shaped partition plate 233, a right movable decorative body 234 and a left movable decorative body 235 disposed on the lower front side of the upper edge of the frame-shaped decorative body 230, and a rear side of the frame-shaped decorative body 230. The right movable decorative body driving unit 236 and the left movable decorative body driving unit 237 are provided for rotating the right movable decorative body 234 and the left movable decorative body 235 about predetermined axes, respectively.

  The main character 213 further includes a chucker 238 capable of detecting a game ball passing through a predetermined area in the game area 37. The chucker 238 is attached to the left edge of the frame-shaped decorative body 230 and detects a passage of the game ball, and has an opening that covers the passage detection sensor 239 from the front and allows the game ball to pass in the vertical direction. The chucker cover 240 is provided. When a game ball flowing down in the game area 37 enters from the upper side of the chucker cover 240, the chucker 238 detects the game ball by the passage detection sensor 239, and then detects the detected game ball on the lower side of the chucker cover 240. The game area 37 is returned to the game area 37 again.

  The main decorative body 213 has a frame-shaped decorative body 230 provided with a warp inlet 250 below a portion to which the passage detection sensor 238 is attached, and below the warp inlet 250 the inner side of the frame-shaped decorative body 230. A warp outlet 251 is formed in the frame-shaped decorative body 230, and a warp passage 252 that connects the warp inlet 250 and the warp outlet 251 is formed inside the frame-shaped decorative body 230. The warp passage 252 is formed by closing an opening portion of the frame-shaped decorative body 230 formed in a U-shape in cross section by a part of the partition plate 233, and a game ball that flows down along the game board surface Can be taken in from the outer side (outer periphery) of the frame-shaped decorative body 230 to the inner side through the warp passage 252.

  The frame-shaped decorative body 230 of the main character 213 has a rolling surface 253 that can be continuously rolled from the warp outlet 251 of the warp passage 252 on the upper surface of the lower edge portion, and can roll the game ball in the left-right direction. A stage 256 is provided which is provided on the front side of the surface 253 and includes a weir portion 255 having a predetermined height and having open portions 254 on the left and right. In this stage 256, the game ball taken in through the warp passage 252 is rolled in the left-right direction so that various changes can be made in its movement, and the game ball rolling on the stage 256 is It flows out from the opening part 254 to the front of the stage 256. The game balls on the stage 256 are prevented from flowing out behind the stage 256 by the partition plate 233 attached to the rear side of the frame-shaped decorative body 230.

  In addition, the frame-shaped decorative body 230 of the main character 213 further includes a ball guiding path 257 for guiding the game ball on the stage 256 so as to flow down almost right above the center of the main winning prize opening unit 214. The ball guide path 257 is disposed substantially at the center so as to sandwich the left and right opening portions 254 of the stage 256, guides the game ball to the rear side of the stage 256, and below the ball guide portion 258 and on the stage 256. A ball receiving portion 259 that extends to the rear side and is capable of receiving a game ball from above, and a ball outlet that opens the game ball received by the ball receiving portion 259 below the ball guide portion 258 and on the front side of the stage 256 And a sphere guiding portion 261 that guides the fluid so as to flow out from 260. Note that a ball guiding recess 262 that protrudes rearward is formed in a substantially central lower portion of the partition plate 233, and the game ball guided to the rear side of the stage 256 by the ball guiding portion 258 is guided to the ball guiding recess 262. Thus, the ball receiving portion 259 can be satisfactorily received without flowing out to the rear side of the partition plate 233.

  Further, the frame-shaped decorative body 230 of the main character 213 has a surface on the opposite side of the warp passage 252 across the stage 256 so that the central side in the left-right direction of the frame-shaped decorative body 230 is slightly lowered. Further provided is an extended rolling surface 263 that is continuous with the rolling surface 253. The extended rolling surface 263 is taken in from the warp inlet 250 and supplied to the stage 256 at a predetermined initial speed via the warp passage 252, gets over the weir portion 255 of the stage 256 and flows out of the stage 256. This is intended to prevent this. As shown in the drawing, a part of the character body 231 is arranged on the front side of the extended rolling surface 263, and a groove having a predetermined depth is formed in cooperation with the partition plate 233. Thus, even if the game ball bounces on the extended rolling surface 263, it is difficult for the game ball to drop off from the extended rolling surface 263 (see FIG. 19).

  The operation of the extended rolling surface 263 will be described in detail. A game ball supplied at a predetermined initial speed through the warp passage 252 rolls from the left end of the stage 256 to the right end and is placed on the extended rolling surface 263. At that time, the stage 256 is shaped so that the center thereof is low and the left and right ends are high, so that the speed of the game ball decreases as it rolls to the right end of the stage 256, but the warp path Since the speed of the game ball circulating in the 252 is different, the initial speed when supplied to the stage 256 is also different. For example, instead of the extended rolling surface 263, a ball contact portion is provided at the right end of the stage 256. If it is provided, depending on the speed of the game ball, it will be bounced by contact with the ball contact portion, get over the weir portion 255 of the stage 256 and drop off from the stage 256, so that the game ball is satisfactorily placed on the stage 256. Can not be moving, it may not be entertained movement of game balls.

  On the other hand, in this example, the extended rolling surface 263 is provided at the right end of the stage 256, and even when a game ball that rolls at a predetermined speed reaches the right end of the stage 256, the extended rolling surface 263 is moved to. So that it can be prevented from falling off the stage 256 by being bounced at the right end of the stage 256. In addition, a groove having a predetermined depth is formed on the extended rolling surface 263 in cooperation with the character body 231 and the partition plate 233, so that even if a game ball bounces on the extended rolling surface 263, the extended rolling surface 263. The game ball can be prevented from falling off. Furthermore, since the extended rolling surface 263 is a flat surface with the center side (left end) of the frame-shaped decorative body 230 slightly lowered, the speed of the game ball rolling from the extended rolling surface 263 to the stage 263 is increased. The game ball can be returned to the stage 263 at a suitable speed, and the game ball can be favorably rolled on the stage 263.

  As shown in FIGS. 16 and 17, the frame-shaped decorative body 230 of the main character 213 is provided with a ball guide path 270 capable of guiding a game ball downward along the outer periphery on the left outer periphery thereof. The ball guide path 270 is in contact with the outer peripheral surface 271 of the frame-shaped decorative body 230 and the front side of the game board base 212 and extends outward so as to close the corresponding through hole 211 of the game board base 212. And a decorative flange portion 273 that extends outward at a position separated from the flange portion 272 by a predetermined distance and is decorated on the front surface. The ball guide path 270 has a substantially U-shaped cross section opened outward along the board surface of the game board 5 by the outer peripheral surface 271, the flange part 272, and the decorative flange part 273 of the frame-shaped decorative body 230. It is formed, and a game ball can be distributed in the inside.

  The ball guide path 270 is provided with a plurality of protrusions (protrusions) 274 on the inner surface side (surface surfaces facing each other) of the flange portion 272 and the decorative flange portion 273, and the protrusion 274 on the flange portion 272 side The protrusions 274 on the decorative flange portion 273 side are alternately formed at positions that do not face each other. The ball guide path 270 has a plurality of protrusions 274 so that the game balls flowing down the ball guide path 270 come into contact with the protrusions 274, thereby reducing the flow speed of the game balls and increasing the flow speed of the game balls. Can be suppressed. The ball guide path 270 is formed so as to guide the game ball to the vicinity of the lower side of the main winning opening unit 214.

  As shown in FIGS. 10 and 11, the ball guide path 270 guides the game ball driven into the upper part of the game area 37 to the vicinity of the lower side of the main winning opening unit 214. When the game ball is guided by the game ball, the possibility of winning the main prize opening unit 214 is reduced. Therefore, the game ball can be driven so that the game ball is not guided to the ball guide path 270. Becomes monotonous and can prevent the interest from deteriorating. Further, when the game ball is guided by the ball guide path 270, the flow rate of the game ball is suppressed by the projection 274, so that the game ball is prevented from being released from the ball guide path 270 and released. Prevent the game ball from coming into contact with the main prize opening unit 214, the game area decoration body 215, etc., or even if it comes into contact, the speed is reduced to reduce the impact as much as possible. It is possible to prevent 214 and the like from being damaged.

  Next, the configuration of the right movable decorative body 234 and the left movable decorative body 235, and the right movable decorative body drive unit 236 and the left movable decorative body drive unit 237 will be described in detail with reference to FIGS. First, the right movable decorative body 234 and the left movable decorative body 235 of the main character 213 are rotatable between a horizontal state extending in a substantially horizontal direction and a vertical state extending in a substantially vertical direction. As shown in FIGS. 15 and 24, the right movable decorative body 234 and the left movable decorative body 235 are configured to be continuous decorative bodies when in a horizontal state. Characters (alphabets in this example) are three-dimensionally shaped, and these characters become predetermined words when the right movable decorative body 234 and the left movable decorative body 235 are integrated.

  The right movable decorative body 234 and the left movable decorative body 235 include a decorative portion 291 in which the character portion 290 is a translucent member, a frame-shaped main body portion 292 disposed on the rear side of the decorative portion 291, A light emitting substrate 294 provided with a plurality of LEDs 293 disposed in the main body 292, a back plate 295 disposed on the rear side of the light emitting substrate 294 and closed within the frame of the main body 292, and extending rearward from a predetermined position. And a rotation shaft 296. A mounting boss 297 having a screw hole is formed on the rear side of the decorative portion 291, and a through hole 298 is formed in the back plate 295 at a position corresponding to the mounting boss 297 of the decorative portion 291. By screwing a screw (not shown) into the mounting boss 297 through the through hole 298 from the rear side of the back plate 295 with the main body 292 and the light emitting substrate 294 sandwiched between the decorative portion 291 and the back plate 295. These are assembled together (see FIGS. 21 and 22).

  The rotating shaft 296 is press-fitted and fixed in a mounting hole provided in the back plate 295, and the rotating shaft 296 is near the right end of the right movable decorative body 234, and the left end of the left movable decorative body 235. Each is located and fixed in the vicinity. Further, each back plate 295 is formed with a protrusion 299 at a predetermined position in the vicinity of the rotating shaft 296 on the rear surface thereof. As will be described in detail later, the protrusion 299 has a right movable decorative body 234 and a left movable decorative body. This is for detecting the respective rotational positions of 235.

  On the other hand, the right movable decorative body drive unit 236 and the left movable decorative body drive unit 237 rotate the right movable decorative body 234 and the left movable decorative body 235 around the axis of each rotation shaft 296. The right movable decorative body drive unit 236 and the left movable decorative body drive unit 237 include a movable decorative body drive motor 310 for rotating the right movable decorative body 234 or the left movable decorative body 235 and a movable decorative body drive motor 310. A drive gear 312 fixed to the rotating shaft 311, a transmission gear 313 that meshes with the drive gear 312 and transmits the rotation of the drive gear 312, and meshes with the transmission gear 313 to rotate the right movable decorative body 234 or the left movable decorative body 235. An output gear 314 to which the moving shaft 296 is fixed, a movable casing driving motor 310 that can be attached to the rear surface, a gear casing 315 that can accommodate the driving gear 312, the transmission gear 313, and the output gear 314, and a gear casing 315 Through-hole 3 that closes the front opening and allows the rotation shaft 296 of the right movable decorative body 234 or the left movable decorative body 235 to pass therethrough. And a front plate 317 having a 6 (see FIG. 20, FIGS. 23 and 24).

  In the right movable decorative body drive unit 236 or the left movable decorative body drive unit 237, when the movable decorative body drive motor 310 is driven to rotate, the drive gear 312 fixed to the rotation shaft 311 rotates, and the drive gear 312 The rotation is transmitted to the output gear 314 via the transmission gear 313, and the rotation shaft 296 of the right movable decorative body 234 or the left movable decorative body 235 fixed to the output gear 314 rotates with the output gear 314, respectively. The right movable decorative body 234 or the left movable decorative body 235 can be rotated around the rotation axis 296.

  Further, the right movable decorative body drive unit 236 and the left movable decorative body drive unit 237 include a rotating member 318 that rotates in accordance with the rotation of the right movable decorative body 234 or the left movable decorative body 235, and the rotational position of the rotating member 318. And a rotational position detection sensor 319 for detecting the above. The rotating member 318 has a contact pin 320 that can contact the protrusion 299 of the right movable decorative body 234 or the left movable decorative body 235 at one end, and a detected portion 321 detected by the rotational position detection sensor 319 at the other end. And is pivotally supported on the back side of the front plate 317 so as to be rotatable at a predetermined position between the contact pin 320 and the detected portion 321. The front plate 317 is formed with an arc-shaped elongated hole 322 into which the contact pin 320 of the rotating member 318 can be inserted, and the right movable decorative body drive unit 236 and the left movable decorative body drive unit 237 are assembled. In this state, the contact pin 320 protrudes to the front side of the front plate 317 through the long hole 322, and rotates within a predetermined rotation angle range by the arc-shaped long hole 322. ing.

  As shown in the figure, the rotating member 318 has a shape that is bent by a rotating shaft supported by the shaft, and is formed so that the detected portion 321 side is heavier than the contact pin 320 side. The contact pin 320 rotates upward due to the weight difference. The contact pin 320 of the rotating member 318 is disposed at a position where the contact pin 320 contacts the lower side of the protrusion 299 of the right movable decorative body 234 or the left movable decorative body 235, and the contact pin 320 and the detected portion 321. The protrusion 299 prevents the contact pin 320 from rotating upward due to the weight difference between the protrusion 299 and the contact pin 320. In other words, the contact pin 320 rotates and moves as the protrusion 299 rotates, and the protrusion 299, that is, the right movable decorative body 234 or the left movable decorative body is detected by detecting the rotational position of the rotating member 318. The rotational position of 235 can be detected.

  In this example, the rotational position detection sensor 319 is a photosensor, and the detected portion 321 is a shielding plate for the photosensor. In this example, when the right movable decorative body 234 and the left movable decorative body 235 are in the horizontal state, the detected portion 321 of each rotating member 318 is detected by the rotational position detection sensor 319, that is, the detected portion. 321 shields the photosensor.

(About the composition of the main prize opening unit, the game area decoration, and the discharge guiding member)
Next, the configuration of the main winning a prize opening unit 214, the game area decoration body 215, and the discharge guiding member 218 will be described in detail with reference to FIGS. FIG. 25 is a perspective view showing the main winning a prize opening unit, the game area decoration body, and the discharge guiding member obliquely from the front. FIG. 26A is an enlarged perspective view showing the main part of the start port in the main winning a prize opening unit, and FIG. 26B is a side view thereof. FIG. 27A is a perspective view showing the main part of the attacker device in the main winning opening unit, and FIG. 27B is a side view thereof. FIG. 28 is a perspective view showing the main winning opening unit from the obliquely rear lower side, and FIG. 29 is a perspective view showing the game area decoration body from the obliquely rear side. FIG. 30 is a cross-sectional view showing the flow path of the game ball in the main winning opening unit, the game area decoration, and the discharge guiding member.

  First, as shown in the figure, the main winning opening unit 214 is arranged at a substantially central upper portion on the front side in the left-right direction and opened upward, and disposed below the first starting port 330 and the first starting port. 330 and a pair of movable pieces 331 can be closed or opened, and the rectangular large winning opening 333 and the large winning opening 333 that are disposed below the second starting opening 332 and extend in the left-right direction can be closed. And an attacker device 335 having an opening / closing door 334 whose upper side pivots forward, and a general winning opening 336 which is arranged on both the left and right sides of the attacker device 335 and opens obliquely upward so as to be separated from each other. Note that each of the pair of movable pieces 331 is rotatably supported at one end side, and provided with a projecting pin that protrudes rearward at a position eccentric from the rotating shaft.

  The main winning opening unit 214 further includes a start port opening / closing drive unit 350 that opens / closes a pair of movable pieces 331 that open / close the second start port 332 (see FIG. 26). The start port opening / closing drive unit 350 includes a start port solenoid 352 having a plunger 351 that can advance and retreat in the front-rear direction, and a horizontal direction and a left-right direction (on the game board surface) as the plunger 351 moves forward and backward in the start port solenoid 352. And a transmission member 353 that rotates about a shaft extending in the vertical direction and can move a protruding pin 337 extending rearward from the pair of movable pieces 331 in the vertical direction. The transmission member 353 is formed with a locking portion 356 that locks the flange 355 at the tip of the plunger 351 on the upper side and the rear side of the rotation shaft 354, and on the front side of the rotation shaft 354. A transmission portion 357 having a U-shaped side view through which the protruding pin 337 of the movable piece 331 is inserted is formed.

  In the main winning port unit 214, when the plunger 351 of the start port solenoid 352 in the start port opening / closing drive unit 350 moves forward, the engaging portion 356 of the transmission member 353 is pressed forward, and the transmission member 353 is rotated counterclockwise in the figure. And the height of the transmission part 357 is relatively lowered, and the projecting pin 337 of the movable piece 331 is lowered with the lowering of the transmission part 357, so that the free end side of the movable piece 331 is raised. Will be. Accordingly, the pair of movable pieces 331 are in an upright state, and the second start port 332 is closed by the pair of movable pieces 331 and the first start port 330. When the plunger 351 is retracted, the reverse operation is performed, and the free end sides of the pair of movable pieces 331 are lowered so as to be separated from each other as shown in the figure, and the second start port 332 is opened. It comes to become. In addition, in the state where the second starting port 332 is opened, the opening width is wider than the opening width of the first starting port 330 so that the game ball can easily win.

  Further, as shown in the figure, a second start port sensor 358 is provided below the start port solenoid 352, and a game ball winning the second start port 332 passes through the through hole of the second start port sensor 358. By passing, it is detected by the second start port sensor 358 and discharged from the discharge port 359 formed on the lower side of the main winning port unit 214 (see FIG. 28).

  Also, the attacker device 335 of the main winning opening unit 214 has a large winning opening sensor 370 that detects a game ball won in the winning winning opening 333 and a rectangular shape extending in the left-right direction capable of closing the large winning opening 333, and the lower side is An open / close door 334 that is pivotally supported and whose upper side is rotatable forward from an upright state, an attacker solenoid 372 having a plunger 371 that can advance and retract in the front-rear direction, and a forward and backward movement of the plunger 371 in the attacker solenoid 372 in the front-rear direction. Accordingly, a transmission member 373 that rotates about an axis extending in the horizontal direction and in the left-right direction (the direction along the game board surface) to rotate the opening / closing door 334, a prize winning opening sensor 370, the opening / closing door 334, and an attacker solenoid 372. The game ball that supports the transmission member 373 and wins the prize winning opening 333 is detected by the prize winning opening sensor 370. And a casing 375 having a guide path 374 for inducing sea urchin (see FIG. 27).

  In this example, as shown in FIG. 27, the attacker solenoid 372 and the transmission member 373 are housed and supported in the casing 375 at a position on the left side and the rear side of the big winning opening 333. A contact protrusion 376 that contacts the transmission member 373 is formed at the lower left end of the open / close door 334. Further, the transmission member 373 of the attacker device 335 is disposed on the upper side of the rotating shaft 377 and is disposed on the front side of the rotating shaft 377 and the engaging portion 379 that engages with the flange 378 at the tip of the plunger 371. A contact pin 380 that contacts the contact protrusion 376 of the open / close door 334 from above is provided.

  In this attacker device 335, when the plunger 371 of the attacker solenoid 372 moves forward, the engaging portion 379 of the transmission member 373 is pressed forward, and the transmission member 373 rotates counterclockwise in the figure to rotate the rotation shaft of the transmission member 373. The contact pin 380 provided in front of 377 is rotated and lowered, and the contact protrusion 376 of the opening / closing door 334 that contacts the contact pin 380 is lowered by the lowering of the contact pin 380 so that the opening / closing door 334 has its supporting shaft core. Rotate clockwise relative to. That is, as shown in the drawing, the open side with the upper side rotated forward about the lower side of the open / close door 334 rotates from the open state to the closed state in which the open / close door 334 is substantially upright, and the big prize opening 333 is closed. It has become. When the plunger 371 of the attacker solenoid 372 is retracted, the operation reverse to the above is performed so that the upper side of the open / close door 334 rotates forward and the special winning opening 333 is opened.

  In this attacker device 335, the width in the left-right direction of the special winning opening 333 is wider than the width when the pair of movable pieces 331 are opened and the second start opening 332 is opened. The game balls are easier to win. In addition, the game ball that enters from the big prize opening 333 and is detected by the big prize opening sensor 370 is discharged directly below the main prize opening unit 214 (see FIG. 28).

  The main winning opening unit 214 has a first starting opening 330, a large winning opening 333, and a general winning opening 336 formed on the front side, and an attacker device 335, a starting opening / closing drive unit 350, etc. attached to the rear side. A unit base 381 is further provided. A ball cage 382 for guiding the game ball to the rear by a predetermined distance is formed at a position corresponding to the first starting port 330, the second starting port 332, and the general winning port 336 on the rear side of the main winning port unit base. (See FIG. 25 and FIG. 28). The main winning opening unit base 381 has an outer shape larger than that of the corresponding through hole 211 formed in the game board base 212, and an attacker device 335 attached to the rear side and a start port opening / closing drive. The unit 350 has a size that can pass through the corresponding through hole 211.

  Further, as shown in FIG. 10, the main winning opening unit 214 is attached to the game board base 212 so that the first starting port 330 is located immediately below the ball outlet 260 in the ball guiding path 257 of the main player 213. It is fixed and is arranged so that the game ball that has flowed out from the ball outlet 260 of the main character 213 is likely to win the first starting port 330 of the main winning port unit 214.

  The main winning port unit 214 of this example is attached to the game board base 212 from the front side. More specifically, the attacker device 335 and the starting port of the main winning port unit 214 are started from the front side of the game board base 212. The opening / closing drive unit 350 is inserted into the corresponding through hole 211, the rear face of the main winning hole unit base 381 is brought into contact with the front surface of the game board base 212, and the main winning hole unit base 381 is connected to the game board base 212 with screws (not shown). By fixing to, the main winning opening unit 214 is attached to the game board base 212. At this time, the corresponding through hole 211 of the game board base 212 is hidden by the main winning hole unit base 381 so as not to be seen from the front side (see FIGS. 11 and 14).

  Next, the game area decoration body 215 mainly includes a special symbol display 390, a holding lamp 391, a light emission decoration portion 393, and two general winning ports 394. This special symbol display 390 is composed of four LEDs capable of emitting a plurality of colors in this example, and in accordance with the winning of a game ball to the first start port 330 and the second start port 332, Each LED is turned off, turned on, blinked, discolored, etc., and a special symbol corresponding to each starting port is displayed.

  The hold lamp 391 is composed of four LEDs, and each LED can be turned off, blinking, and lit. The combination of blinking and lighting of these LEDs leads to the first start port 330 and the second start port 332. The number of starting suspensions due to winning of the game balls is displayed, and up to four starting suspensions can be displayed respectively.

  Further, the light emitting decoration part 393 is provided with a light emitting substrate 396 having a plurality of LEDs capable of emitting various colors on the rear side of the translucent lens part 395 arranged on the front side. The LED can emit light for decoration.

  In addition, the general prize opening 394 on the left side of the front view of the game area decoration body 215 is a drainage hole in which a winning game ball passes through the inside of the game area decoration body 215 and opens to the lower rear side of the game area decoration body 215. The gas is discharged from the outlet 397 to the outside. Also, the general winning opening 394 on the right side of the front view is such that the winning game ball is discharged from a discharge portion 398 provided substantially above the discharge port 397, and the game ball is slightly discharged from the discharge portion 398 to the right. It is designed to be discharged to the outside so as to be guided by The game area decoration 215 is provided with a sensor mounting portion 399 so that a game ball won in the general winning opening 394 on the left side when viewed from the front can be detected (see FIG. 29).

  The in-game area decorative body 215 is provided with a flange portion 400 extending outward from the outer shape of the corresponding through hole 211 of the game board base 212 at a substantially middle position in the front-rear direction. Then, the rear side is inserted into the corresponding through hole 211 and the rear surface side of the flange part 400 is brought into contact with the front side of the game board base 212 so as to hide the through hole 211 from the front side. Is attached to the game board base 212 with screws (not shown) from the front side thereof, so that the game area decoration body 215 is fixed to the game board base 212 (see FIGS. 11 and 14).

  Next, the discharge guiding member 218 is disposed on the rear side of the main prize opening unit 214 and the game area decoration 215 with the game board base 212 interposed therebetween, and the main prize opening unit 214 and the game fixed to the game board base 212. A game ball that is formed so as to cover a part of the in-area decoration body 215 that protrudes to the rear side from the rear surface of the game board base 212 and that has won the main prize opening unit 214 and the winning opening of the in-game area decoration body 215. Are provided with various guiding paths (see FIG. 25).

  The discharge guide member 218 includes an attachment fixing portion 411 having an insertion hole 410 that is in contact with the rear surface of the game board base 212 and through which a screw (not shown) for attachment and fixation to the game board base 212 is inserted, and a main prize opening unit. The first start port corresponding to the starting recess opening / closing drive unit 350 of 214 and the housing recess 412 that can accommodate a part of the casing 375 of the attacker device 335 and the ball cage 382 that continues from the first start port 330 of the main winning port unit 214. A ball that continues from the first start port discharge guide path 413 that guides and discharges the game ball received in 330 to the lower side of the discharge guide member 218 and the general winning port 336 arranged on the right side of the main winning port unit 214 in front view. A right general winning port outlet flow path 414 for discharging the game ball corresponding to the base 382 and received in the general winning port 336 from below the discharge guiding member 218; The left general winning opening discharge which discharges from the lower part of discharge guidance member 218 the game ball corresponding to the ball bowl 382 continuing from the general winning opening 336 arranged in the front view left side of the prize opening unit 214 and received in the general winning opening 336 A first start port sensor 416 for detecting that a game ball has won the first start port 330 by detecting a game ball flowing in the flow path 415, the first start port discharge flow path 413, and a right general prize A right general winning port sensor 417a that detects that a game ball has won the right general winning port 336 by detecting a gaming ball in the mouth discharging channel 414, and a gaming ball in the left general winning port outlet channel 415 And a left general winning opening sensor 417b for detecting that a game ball has won the left general winning opening 336.

  The discharge guiding member 218 discharges the game ball received in the two general winning ports 394 of the game area decoration body 215 to the lower side of the discharging guiding member 218 via the left general winning port discharge channel 415. It has become. Specifically, the left general winning a prize outlet discharge channel 415 receives a game ball discharged from the outlet 397 of the game area decoration body 215 and guides it to the left general winning prize sensor 417b, A second guiding portion 419 that receives the game ball discharged from the discharge portion 398 of the game area decoration body 215 and guides it to the left general winning a prize port sensor 417b. The second guide portion 419 is formed with a sensor mounting portion 420 so that a game ball in the second guide portion 419 can be detected.

  As described above, the discharge guiding member 218 detects the game balls received at the first start port 330 and the general winning ports 336 and 394 in the main prize opening unit 214 and the game area decoration body 215 and discharge guidance. It can discharge | emit below the member 218 (refer FIG. 30). It should be noted that the left general prize opening sensor is not only a game ball received in the general prize opening 336 on the left side of the main prize opening unit 214 but also a game ball received in the two general prize outlets 394 of the ornament 215 in the game area. Can also be detected, and the number of detection sensors can be reduced with respect to the number of winning holes. The game area decoration body 215 and the discharge guide member 218 are provided with a sensor attachment portion 399 and a sensor attachment portion 420, respectively, and by attaching a detection sensor of a game ball to these sensor attachment portions 399 and 420, It is possible to discriminate which of the above winning holes has received the game ball, so that each winning port can be differentiated.

(Regarding the configuration of the back decoration)
Next, the configuration of the rear decoration body 216 will be described in detail with reference to FIGS. 31 to 52. FIG. 31 is a perspective view showing the rear decorative body from an oblique front, and FIG. 32 is an exploded perspective view showing the rear decorative body from the oblique forward. FIG. 33 is an exploded perspective view of the rear decoration body shown obliquely from the rear. FIG. 34 is a perspective view showing the first decorative movable body unit in the rear decorative body from obliquely forward, and FIG. 35 is an exploded perspective view showing the first decorative movable body unit disassembled for each main part and shown obliquely from the front. 36A is an exploded perspective view showing the first decorative movable body in the first decorative movable body unit disassembled and shown obliquely from the front, and FIG. 36B is an enlarged front view showing the lens portion in the first decorative movable body. It is. FIG. 37 is a perspective view showing the first decorative movable body drive unit in the first decorative movable body unit obliquely from the front, and FIG. 38 is a perspective view showing the first decorative movable body drive unit from the oblique rear. FIG. 39 is an exploded perspective view showing the first decorative movable body drive unit disassembled for each main part. FIG. 40 is an exploded perspective view further exploded than FIG. 41A is a perspective view showing a first elevating member in the first decorative movable body drive unit, and FIG. 41B is an exploded perspective view of the first elevating member. FIG. 42 is an explanatory view showing the relationship between the first decorative movable body solenoid and the rotation transmitting member in the first elevating member. FIG. 43 is a perspective view showing the second decorative movable body unit in the rear decorative body from obliquely forward, and FIG. 44 is an exploded perspective view showing the main part of the second decorative movable body unit disassembled from the diagonally front. FIG. 45 is an exploded perspective view showing the second decorative movable body in the second decorative movable body unit in an exploded manner. FIG. 46 is a perspective view showing the second decorative movable body drive unit in the second decorative movable body unit obliquely from the front. FIG. 47 is an exploded perspective view showing the second decorative movable body drive unit disassembled for each main part. FIG. 48 is an exploded perspective view further exploded than FIG. 49A is a perspective view showing a second elevating member in the second decorative movable body drive unit, and FIG. 49B is an exploded perspective view of the second elevating member. FIG. 50 is an explanatory diagram showing the relationship between the second decorative movable body solenoid and the link mechanism in the second elevating member. FIG. 51 is a perspective view showing the decorative movable body unit cover obliquely from the front, and FIG. 52 is an explanatory view showing the main part of the decorative movable body unit cover.

  After this, the decorative body 216 is attached and fixed on the rear side of the game board base 212 on the right side of the center in front view, and moves mainly in the vertical direction, and the upper part of the face including the upper jaw of a predetermined character is shaped. First decorative movable body unit 431 having 430, and mounted and fixed on the rear surface side of game board base 212 on the opposite side in the left-right direction with respect to first decorative movable body unit 431, and vertically below first decorative movable body 430 A second decorative movable body unit 433 having a second decorative movable body 432 in which the lower jaw corresponding to the first decorative movable body 430 is formed, and the first decorative movable body unit 431 and the second decorative movable body unit. A decorative movable body unit cover 435 that covers the outer peripheral side and the rear side of 433, has a rectangular opening 434 in the center, and can be mounted with an effect display device 217 on the rear side, and a first decorative movable body unit. A first decorative body 436 disposed between 431 and the decorative movable body unit cover 435, and a second decorative body 437 disposed between the second decorative movable body unit 433 and the decorative movable body unit cover 435. I have.

  Thereafter, the decorative body 216 causes the first decorative movable body 430 of the first decorative movable body unit 431 and the second decorative movable body 432 of the second decorative movable body unit 433 to approach or separate from each other. By moving each of them up and down, it is possible to perform an effect operation such that the mouth of a predetermined character opens or closes.

  Thereafter, the first decorative movable body unit 431 of the decorative body 216 moves the first decorative movable body 430 in which the upper part of the face between the upper jaw and the eyebrows of the predetermined character is shaped, and the first decorative movable body 430 in the vertical direction. And is rotated around an axis extending in the left-right direction of the game board 5 and attached to the first decorative movable body drive unit 450 which is attached and fixed to the rear surface side of the game board base 212, and the first decorative movable body drive unit 450. And a unit decoration body 451 for decoration.

  The first decorative movable body 430 of the first decorative movable body unit 431 has sunglasses 453 having a substantially black lens portion 452 and a first decorative movable body having an opening hole 454 that penetrates at a position corresponding to the eyes of the character. Light emission in which a body main body 455 and a plurality of LEDs 456 that are arranged on the rear side of the first decorative movable body main body 455 and can emit light of a predetermined color are provided on the front side through the opening holes 454 of the first decorative movable body main body 455. The base plate 457 is disposed on the rear side of the light emitting substrate 457, and includes a sunglasses 453, a first decorative movable body main body 455, and a base member 458 assembled integrally with the light emitting substrate 457.

  As shown in the drawing, the lens portion 452 of the sunglasses 453 in the first decorative movable body 430 has a pattern appearing on the surface according to the color of light emitted from the LED 456 of the light emitting substrate 457. Specifically, When a red light is emitted fro