JP2010119550A - Ball passage unit and game machine - Google Patents

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JP2010119550A
JP2010119550A JP2008295147A JP2008295147A JP2010119550A JP 2010119550 A JP2010119550 A JP 2010119550A JP 2008295147 A JP2008295147 A JP 2008295147A JP 2008295147 A JP2008295147 A JP 2008295147A JP 2010119550 A JP2010119550 A JP 2010119550A
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The present invention provides a ball path unit and the like that can enhance the effect of decelerating a sphere by a deceleration unit and improve the degree of freedom of arrangement of the deceleration unit.
The ball passage unit 40 flows through an inlet 41 into which a sphere flowing down the game area flows in, an outlet 44 into which a sphere flowing in from the inlet 41 flows out, and a sphere 23 flowing in from the inlet 41. Sphere passages 42, 43 that pass toward the outlet 44, and a plurality of reduction portions 45 that decelerate the sphere 23 passing through the sphere passage 43, and the sphere passage 43 is lateral to the passing direction of the sphere. The deceleration part 45 is arrange | positioned at the four directions.
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  The present invention relates to a ball path unit and a gaming machine, and more particularly to a ball path unit and the like that can effectively decelerate a ball passing through a ball path.
  In a pachinko machine, a ball that has been bulleted flows down a game area (an area formed on or near the game board surface for realizing a game or production by the flow of the game ball). In the process of flowing down, the game ball turns while colliding with a game nail (also referred to as a gauge) or a windmill in the game area, and the flow direction changes. As a result, a predetermined prize ball is paid out when a game ball is won at various winning holes arranged on the game area, while a prize ball is paid out when a game ball flows into the out port without winning at any of the winning holes. Not done. The player enjoys the game by demonstrating his / her skill in the ball or using the chance of the game ball flowing down and expecting the game ball to be won and the prize ball paid out.
  In recent years, a gaming machine has been provided in which a center role is provided in the approximate center of a game board in which a game area is formed, and a ball path is provided in the center role. By providing the center passage with the ball passage, the player can enjoy the movement of the ball flowing down the game area and the movement of the ball passing through the ball passage. Further, in such a ball passage, there is provided one having a speed reduction mechanism for decelerating a passing sphere (see, for example, Patent Document 1 and Patent Document 2).
  For example, the ball passage described in Patent Document 1 includes a ladder member having a pair of support posts and a plurality of horizontal rails installed between the support posts, and a plurality of protrusions formed on the surface at predetermined intervals. And a wall member arranged opposite to each other. The ladder member and the wall member are arranged at intervals shorter than the diameter of the game ball so that the cross rails and the protrusions are alternated. The ladder member and the wall member form a passage for guiding the game ball. The spherical passage decelerates the passing sphere by the horizontal rail of the ladder member and the protrusion of the wall member.
  Further, the ball passage described in Patent Document 2 is constituted by a pair of wall surfaces arranged to face each other, and has a drop impact buffering plate protruding so as to be substantially perpendicular to the ball drop direction. The drop impact buffering plate is provided on each of the pair of wall surfaces. The drop impact buffer plate provided on one wall surface is provided substantially horizontally so as to face the other wall surface, and the drop impact buffer plate provided on the other wall surface is directed to one wall surface. It is provided substantially horizontally. Further, the drop impact buffer plate provided on one wall surface and the drop impact buffer plate provided on the other wall surface are arranged so as to be shifted in the vertical direction. The sphere passing through the ball passage falls while colliding with the drop impact buffer plate, and moves in a zigzag manner on one wall surface side and the other wall surface side to decelerate.
JP 2003-190453 A JP 2001-276342 A
  The speed reduction mechanism in the ball passage described in Patent Literature 1 and Patent Literature 2 is arranged in the front-rear direction or the left-right direction of the sphere, and decelerates the sphere from two directions. However, when the momentum of the sphere is relatively high, it may not be possible to obtain a sufficient deceleration effect by simply decelerating from two directions. In order to enhance the speed reduction effect, it is conceivable to increase the number of speed reduction mechanisms installed. However, there may be a case where a sufficient space for the speed reduction mechanism cannot be obtained in a limited space of the ball passage.
  The present invention has been made in view of the above circumstances, and is a ball passage unit and a gaming machine having a speed reduction portion for reducing the speed of a ball passing through the ball passage, and increasing the speed reduction effect of the ball by the speed reduction portion. It is an exemplary problem to provide a ball passage unit or the like that can improve the degree of freedom of the arrangement of the deceleration unit.
  In order to solve the above problems, a ball passage unit as an exemplary aspect of the present invention includes an inflow port through which a sphere flowing down a game area flows in, an outflow port through which a sphere flowing in from the inflow port flows out, and an inflow port A sphere passage unit including a sphere passage that passes the sphere that has flowed in from the sphere passage toward the outlet, and a plurality of reduction portions that decelerate the sphere that passes through the sphere passage. On the other hand, it is comprised so that the four sides which are a side may be covered, and the deceleration part is arrange | positioned at the four sides.
  The sphere flowing in from the inflow port passes through the sphere passage and flows out from the outflow port. The spherical passage is provided so as to surround four sides that are lateral to the passing direction of the passing sphere, and a speed reduction portion is disposed in each of the four directions. The sphere passing through the spherical passage is decelerated by a speed reducing unit arranged on the side with respect to the passing direction. Since the ball passage unit configured in this manner decelerates from the four sides of the sphere, it is more effective than a ball passage unit in which a reduction portion is provided in two directions with respect to the sphere, such as the front and rear direction or the left and right direction of the sphere The ball can be decelerated.
  Moreover, since the speed reduction part is provided in the four directions which are side surfaces with respect to the passing direction of the sphere, it is easy to increase the number of speed reduction parts installed as compared with a ball passage provided with the speed reduction part in two directions with respect to the sphere. Furthermore, if the same number of speed reduction units are arranged in the configuration in which the speed reduction units are arranged in two directions with respect to the sphere and the configuration in which the speed reduction units are arranged in four directions, the configuration in which the speed reduction units are arranged in four directions arranges the speed reduction units. There are many possible areas, and the degree of freedom of arrangement of the speed reduction portions is increased.
  Furthermore, since the speed reduction parts are arranged in four directions with respect to the sphere, the number of speed reduction parts installed in the same length of the ball passage can be increased as compared with the configuration in which the speed reduction parts are arranged in two directions with respect to the sphere. Even if the ball passage has a relatively short length, the number of speed reduction units can be increased, and a high speed reduction effect can be obtained. That is, it is possible to increase the number of speed reducers installed with respect to the length of the ball path and shorten the length of the ball path required to obtain a desired speed reduction effect.
  Here, the four directions are around the passing sphere and are lateral to the passing direction of the sphere. Specifically, in a ball passage configured to pass a sphere in the vertical direction and cover the front, back, left, and right of the passing sphere, there are four directions, front, back, left, and right. However, the four directions in the present invention do not necessarily mean four directions. For example, in the case of a tube-shaped sphere passage, it is a concept including a circumference as an outer periphery of a passing sphere.
  Moreover, the deceleration part should just be arrange | positioned at all sides. For example, when the ball passage is provided so as to cover the four directions of front, rear, left, and right with respect to the ball, the speed reduction unit may be disposed in each of the front, rear, left, and right directions. Further, for example, in the case of a tube-shaped sphere passage, and the sphere passage is provided so as to cover the outer circumference 360 degrees that is lateral to the passing direction of the sphere, the outer circumference of the sphere extends over 360 degrees. It is preferable that the speed reduction part is arranged. Furthermore, the speed reduction part arranged in four directions may be formed integrally, or when the speed reduction part arranged in front of the sphere and the speed reduction part arranged on the left side are formed separately, etc. A plurality of deceleration parts may be formed separately. In other words, the speed reduction unit is a concept including any configuration that is arranged so as to exert a speed reduction effect in four directions that are lateral to the passing direction of the sphere.
  It is desirable that the speed reducers are arranged so that the intervals in the vertical direction are substantially constant. Since the speed reduction parts are arranged so that the distance in the vertical direction is substantially constant, the arrangement distance of the speed reduction parts can be varied according to the inclination of the spherical passage.
  Specifically, in the part where the slope is steep in the spherical passage, the distance in the vertical direction with respect to the passing distance of the sphere is longer than in the part where the slope is gentle, and many deceleration parts are arranged. In a portion where the inclination is steep, the speed of the sphere increases because the sphere suddenly descends. However, the speed of the sphere can be effectively reduced by a large number of speed reduction units. On the other hand, in the portion where the inclination is gentle, the distance in the vertical direction with respect to the passing distance of the sphere is shorter than in the portion where the inclination is steep, and the number of deceleration members is reduced. In the portion where the inclination is gentle, the speed of the sphere does not increase relatively, and a deceleration effect can be obtained by the deceleration units arranged in a small amount. That is, it is possible to effectively arrange the deceleration unit by arranging many deceleration units in a part where the speed of the sphere is likely to increase, and arranging a small number of deceleration units in a part where the speed of the sphere is not relatively increased. In addition, the vertical direction here is a vertical direction in a state where the ball path unit is attached to the gaming machine.
  The speed reduction part includes a first speed reduction part, a second speed reduction part, a third speed reduction part, and a fourth speed reduction part arranged adjacent to each other in four directions, and includes a first speed reduction part, a second speed reduction part, and a third speed reduction part. It is preferable that the fourth reduction part is configured to guide the passing sphere to the adjacent reduction part.
  The first deceleration unit, the second deceleration unit, the third deceleration unit, and the fourth deceleration unit can effectively decelerate the sphere from four sides that are lateral to the passing direction of the sphere. Since the first deceleration unit to the fourth deceleration unit are configured to guide the sphere to the adjacent deceleration unit, a plurality of deceleration units can continuously impart a deceleration effect to the passing sphere. The configuration in which the sphere is guided to the adjacent speed reducer is, for example, a sphere decelerated by the first speed reducer is guided to the second speed reducer, and the sphere guided to the second speed reducer is guided by the second speed reducer to the third speed reducer. It is the composition which leads to. In this way, by configuring the decelerated sphere to be guided to the adjacent decelerating portion, the passing sphere is continuously decelerated by the decelerating portion and effectively decelerates.
  Further, since the sphere is guided from the first deceleration unit to the adjacent deceleration unit by the fourth deceleration unit, the traveling direction of the sphere is a direction toward the adjacent deceleration unit. That is, the direction in which the sphere is guided by the deceleration unit and the traveling direction of the sphere are the same direction. For example, a deceleration unit that is arranged so as to prevent the progress of the sphere and decelerates the sphere by colliding with the sphere has a relatively large impact due to the collision of the sphere, and may be damaged by the collision of the sphere. There is. However, by configuring the speed reducer so as not to interfere with the traveling direction of the sphere, the impact of the speed reducer due to the collision of the sphere can be made relatively small, and damage to the speed reducer due to the collision of the sphere can be prevented.
  Furthermore, since the sphere passes through the sphere passage while moving in all directions, the trajectory of the sphere can be lengthened. As the passage trajectory becomes longer, the frictional force acting on the sphere increases and a further deceleration effect can be expected. For example, by disposing the adjacent first reduction gear, second reduction gear, third reduction gear, and fourth reduction gear in the vertical direction, the sphere passes while moving spirally. Can be relatively long.
  The first speed reduction portion and the third speed reduction portion are arranged to face each other in the ball passage, and the second speed reduction portion and the fourth speed reduction portion are arranged to face each other in the ball passage, In the projection plane, the distance between the end surface on the third speed reduction portion side in the first speed reduction portion and the end surface on the first speed reduction portion side in the third speed reduction portion is formed smaller than the diameter of the sphere, and the fourth speed reduction in the second speed reduction portion. It is desirable that the distance between the end face on the part side and the end face on the second speed reducing part side in the fourth speed reducing part is smaller than the diameter of the sphere.
  The first reduction part and the third reduction part are arranged to face each other, and the end face on the third reduction part side in the first reduction part and the end face on the first reduction part side in the third reduction part on the projection plane in the passing direction of the sphere When the ball passes between the first speed reduction part and the third speed reduction part, the ball surely contacts the first speed reduction part and the third speed reduction part. To do. Similarly, the second reduction part and the fourth reduction part are arranged to face each other, and on the projection surface in the passing direction of the sphere, the end face on the fourth reduction part side in the second reduction part and the second in the fourth reduction part. By forming the distance from the end face on the speed reduction part side smaller than the diameter of the sphere, when the sphere passes between the second reduction part and the fourth reduction part, the sphere is surely connected to the second reduction part and It contacts the fourth reduction part. The ball is reliably decelerated by the deceleration unit by reliably contacting the deceleration unit when the ball passes.
  Further, the distance between the end surface on the third speed reduction portion side in the first speed reduction portion and the end surface on the first speed reduction portion side in the third speed reduction portion, the end surface on the fourth speed reduction portion side in the second speed reduction portion, and the fourth speed reduction portion By setting the distance from the end surface on the second speed reduction portion side to be substantially the same distance, the passage width in the spherical passage can be made substantially constant. When the passage width in the sphere passage is smaller than the diameter of the sphere and has a constant dimension, the sphere can be in uniform contact with each reduction portion, and the sphere can be uniformly decelerated from four directions. Furthermore, when the passage width in the ball passage is smaller than the diameter of the ball and has a constant dimension, there is no space for the ball to escape in the ball passage, and the ball can be decelerated continuously in the process of passing through the passage. .
  In addition, a gaming machine as another exemplary aspect of the present invention includes a gaming board unit in which a gaming area for realizing gaming by flowing down a gaming ball is formed, the above-described ball path unit, and the gaming board unit. And a ball passage unit is arranged so that a ball flowing down the game area can flow into the ball path unit.
  According to this gaming machine, the ball flowing down the game area formed in the game board unit can be effectively decelerated by the ball path unit. Compared with the configuration in which the speed reducing portions are provided in two directions with respect to the sphere by providing the speed reducing portions in the four directions lateral to the passing direction of the sphere, the number of speed reducing portions to be installed with respect to the passage length of the sphere in the spherical passage is reduced. Can be increased. Therefore, the length of the ball passage necessary for obtaining a desired deceleration effect can be shortened, and the arrangement space of the ball passage unit in the game board unit can be reduced.
  The gaming machine frame is a frame member or a group of frame members that encloses the gaming apparatus body and surrounds the side and front of the gaming apparatus body. For example, when the gaming machine is a pachinko gaming machine, a housing frame, a machine frame, a front frame, a combination thereof, or the like that includes a gaming board as a gaming device body corresponds to the gaming machine frame.
  Further objects and other features of the present invention will become apparent from the preferred embodiments described below with reference to the accompanying drawings.
  According to this invention, the deceleration part is arrange | positioned at the four directions which are a side with respect to the passage direction of a sphere, and the deceleration effect by a deceleration part can be provided with respect to a sphere from four directions. Moreover, since the area | region which can install a deceleration part increases compared with the ball channel | path provided with the deceleration part in two directions with respect to a ball | bowl, the freedom degree of the arrangement space of a deceleration part can be improved. Therefore, it is possible to increase the number of speed reducers installed with respect to the length of the ball passage and shorten the length of the ball passage required to obtain a desired speed reduction effect.
  Hereinafter, Embodiment 1 of the present invention will be described with reference to the drawings. FIG. 1 is a front view of a pachinko machine 2 as a gaming machine according to Embodiment 1 of the present invention. The pachinko machine 2 includes a frame (game machine frame) 3, a game board unit, a front glass (front transparent plate) 10, a launch unit (not shown), and a storage tray 14, and the game board unit includes a game medium. As a result, a game area for realizing a game by flowing down a ball is formed.
  In the pachinko machine 2, when a player operates a launching handle 15 described later, a ball is launched toward the game area 16 by a launch unit, and a game by the flow of the ball is realized. As for the pachinko machine, any pachinko machine such as a combination pachinko machine such as an arrangement ball machine or a sparrow ball machine, a so-called digipachi type (one type) or a honey monotype (two types) pachinko machine can be considered. In the embodiment, a so-called 1-type 1-type pachinko machine that realizes a digipachi game (a type 1 game, also referred to as a symbol variation game) by a plurality of lottery means will be described as an example. The symbol variation game will be described later.
  The frame 3 of the pachinko machine 2 is for holding a game board unit to be described later, and is configured to surround the periphery and the front of the pachinko machine 2 or in addition to the rear. In addition to the game board unit, various mechanical components such as various electronic boards and paths for game media, which are described later, are arranged on the inner side of the frame 3. Unauthorized access to the inside of the pachinko machine 2 is prevented.
  A casing frame 4 surrounding the periphery of the pachinko machine 2, a machine frame 9 that is supported by a hinge portion (swing support portion) 22 so that it can be opened and closed forward, and holds a game board unit. The frame body 3 is configured by including a decorative frame 12 that is supported by the hinge portion 22 so as to be able to be opened and closed forward and holds the front glass 10 and a decorative member 32 that decorates the front glass 10. The front glass 10 is a transparent member for allowing the player to visually recognize the game board 6 held inside the frame 3 from the front.
  The storage tray 14 is a tray member disposed on the front surface of the pachinko machine 2 to store the player's ball, and has an upper tray 14a and a lower tray 14b in the present embodiment. The upper plate 14a has a ball discharge button 14c and is disposed below the game board 6, that is, a lower portion of the decorative frame 12, and the lower plate 14b is disposed further below the upper plate 14a.
  The game board unit has a game board 6 in which a center accessory 7 is arranged at substantially the center on the game board surface (front surface) side, and a large number of game nails are also arranged on the game board. An effect display device 7a is disposed at the center of the center accessory 7, and an opening for exposing the effect display device 7a is formed.
  The effect display device 7a is configured by, for example, a liquid crystal display device, an organic EL display, an LED, and the like, and is arranged so that the player can visually recognize from the front side of the game board, and performs video display. This effect display device 7a has a first game area 7b corresponding to the first game and a second game area 7c corresponding to the second game. The first game area 7b has an effect display including a first decorative symbol 7d linked to the first symbol 17b, and the second game area 7c has an effect display including a second decorative symbol 7e linked to the second symbol 18b. Made. The first decorative symbol 7d is a symbol for visually rendering the lottery result of the first lottery means, and corresponds to the first game. The second decorative symbol 7e is a symbol for visually rendering the lottery result of the second lottery means, and corresponds to the second game.
  The center accessory 7 is provided with a warp passage 40 as a ball passage unit that guides the ball 23 flowing down the game area 16 to the stage portion 7f. The sphere 23 flowing into the warp passage 40 passes through the sphere passage and flows out toward the stage portion 7f. The warp passage 40 will be described later.
  The stage unit 7 f is arranged below the effect display device 7 a of the center accessory 7. The ball guided to the stage portion 7f swings left and right on the stage portion 7f, a certain ball 23 falls from the stage portion 7f and flows down the game area 16, and a certain ball 23 is below the center accessory 7 It flows down toward the start port unit 29 arranged at the position.
  The start port unit 29 includes a first start port 29a and a second start port 29b. The first lottery is executed when the ball 23 enters the first start port 29a, and the second lottery is executed when the ball 23 enters the second start port 29b. The lottery result of the first lottery is displayed on the first symbol display unit 17 described later, and the lottery result of the second lottery is displayed on the second symbol display unit 18 described later.
  The first symbol 17b displayed on the first symbol display unit 17 is a symbol corresponding to the result of the first lottery executed when the ball 23 enters the first starting port 29a, and a predetermined winning mode. The big hit as the 1st special game occurs by stopping at. The second symbol 18b displayed on the second symbol display unit 18 is a symbol corresponding to the result of the second lottery executed when the ball 23 enters the second starting port 29b, and a predetermined winning mode. The big hit as the 2nd special game occurs by stopping at.
  The game board 6 is a game apparatus body for configuring a game area 16 for realizing a game by the flow of the ball 23 on the front side of the game board, so that the player can visually recognize the game board from the front. Is held by the frame 3 (in the present embodiment, the machine casing 9 as a part of the frame 3). A rail decoration is attached to the game board 6 in a substantially circular shape so as to surround the periphery, and the inner peripheral surface of the rail decoration is disposed so as to stand upright with respect to the surface of the game board 6. A substantially circular region defined by the inner peripheral surface and facing the inner peripheral surface is a game region 16.
  The game nails collide with the sphere 23 flowing down the game area 16 and change the flow direction thereof, and many of them are arranged in the game area. Further, the game area 16 is provided with a normal winning port 28, a start port unit 29, a central large winning port 31, and the like, and the flowing ball 23 flows into each winning port or collides with a game nail. By doing so, it is possible to enjoy the flow-down game by the ball 23.
  Next, the warp passage 40 provided in the center accessory 7 will be described in detail with reference to FIGS. The center combination 7 is composed of a front center combination 7g arranged in front of the game board 6 and a rear center combination arranged behind the game board 6. The warp passage 40 is provided in the front center accessory 7g, and is configured to guide a ball flowing down the game area 16 formed on the surface of the game board 6 to the stage portion 7f. FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the front center accessory 7g as viewed from the right front. FIG. 3 is an exploded perspective view in which the warp passage 40 portion of the front center accessory 7g viewed from the right front is enlarged. FIG. 4 is an exploded exploded view of the warp passage 40 of the front center accessory 7g viewed from the left rear. It is a perspective view.
  The warp passage 40 includes an inflow port 41 into which the sphere 23 flowing down the game area 16 flows in, and a sphere 23 into which the sphere 23 has flowed in from the inflow port 41, and guides the inflow sphere 23 toward the second sphere passage 43. The passage 42, the sphere 23 that has passed through the first sphere passage 42 flows in, the second sphere passage 43 that guides the introduced sphere 23 toward the outlet 44, and the sphere 23 that has passed through the second sphere passage 43 The outflow port 44 which flows out toward 7f, and the deceleration part 45 which decelerates the ball | bowl 23 which passes the 2nd bulb | ball channel | path 43 are provided.
  The inflow port 41 is disposed on the left side of the center accessory 7, and an opening is formed so that a ball 23 flowing down the game area 16 on the left side of the center accessory 7 can flow in. The first spherical passage 42 is provided with an inflow port 41 on the left side, and is configured to guide the sphere 23 flowing in from the inflow port 41 to the right. A hole through which one sphere can pass is formed between the first sphere passage 42 and the second sphere passage 43, and the first sphere passage 42 is directed to the second sphere passage 43 through the hole. The balls are guided one by one. The second sphere passage 43 is arranged behind the first sphere passage 42, and is configured such that the sphere 23 that has passed through the first sphere passage 42 flows in, and guides the inflow sphere 23 downward where the outlet 44 is disposed. Has been. The sphere 23 flowing out from the outlet 44 moves in the second sphere passage 43 while reducing the speed, and is led to the stage portion 7f in a decelerated state.
  The second spherical passage 43 is configured by a left wall surface 43a that forms the left side surface of the passage area of the sphere 23, and a cover portion 43b that is disposed so as to cover the front surface, the rear surface, and the right side surface of the passage area of the sphere. ing. The cross-sectional shape orthogonal to the passing direction of the sphere 23 in the cover part 43b is a substantially semicircular shape, and the front, rear, and right side walls of the passing area of the sphere 23 are integrally formed with a curved surface. A first protrusion 45a is formed on the left wall surface 43a as a speed reduction part. The cover part 43b is formed with a second protrusion part 45b and a third protrusion part 45c as speed reduction parts.
  Next, the speed reduction unit will be described in detail with reference to FIGS. FIG. 5 is a cross-sectional view taken along line AA of the warp passage 40 shown in FIG. FIG. 6 is a BB cross-sectional view. FIG. 7 is a right side view of the warp passage 40 with the cover 43b removed, and FIG. 8 is a left side view of the cover 43b.
  The first protrusion 45a, the second protrusion 45b, and the third protrusion 45c are all arranged along the horizontal direction. The first protrusion 45a extends in the front-rear direction on the left wall surface 43a, and the second protrusion 45b extends rightward and rearward of the passage area of the sphere. The third protrusion 45 c extends rightward and forward of the passage area of the sphere 23. The second protrusion 45b is formed in the rear half on the right side of the passage area, and the third protrusion 45c is formed in the front half. The 2nd projection part 45b and the 3rd projection part 45c are arranged so that a mutual end may intersect in the up-and-down direction. In the present embodiment, the first protrusion, the second protrusion, and the third protrusion are configured to cover the front, left side, rear, and right side in the passing direction of the sphere, and the present invention. Are functioning as a first reduction part, a second reduction part, a third reduction part, and a fourth reduction part.
  In the cross section shown in FIG. 5, the first protrusion 45a and the second protrusion 45b are arranged to face each other, and the first protrusion 45a and the third protrusion 45c are also arranged to face each other. In the cross section shown in FIG. 6, the second protrusion 45 b provided behind the passage region of the sphere 23 and the third protrusion 45 c provided in front are disposed opposite to each other. The first protrusion 45a, the second protrusion 45b, and the third protrusion 45c are disposed so as to surround 360 degrees around the outer periphery that is the side of the passing direction of the sphere 23. Therefore, the sphere 23 passing through the second sphere passage 43 is given a deceleration effect by the first protrusion 45a, the second protrusion 45b, and the third protrusion 45c formed in four directions, and after being effectively decelerated, It is guided to the stage part 7f.
  The first protrusion 45a, the second protrusion 45b, and the third protrusion 45c protrude in the vertical direction with respect to the inner wall surface of the second spherical passage 43, and the distance X between the end surface and the inner wall surface is substantially equal. It is constant. Further, on the projection surface in the passing direction of the sphere 23, the distance between the end face of the first protrusion 45a and the end face of the second protrusion 5b, the distance between the end face of the first protrusion 45a and the end face of the third protrusion 45c, The distance Y between the end surface of the second protrusion 45b and the end surface of the third protrusion 45 is formed to be shorter than the diameter of the sphere 23. In the present embodiment, the diameter of the sphere is 11 mm, the distance X is 11.6 mm, and the distance Y is 10.5 mm.
  As described above, the distance between the end surfaces of the protrusions and the inner wall surface disposed opposite to each other is equal to or less than the diameter of the sphere, and the end surfaces of the protrusions have the same dimension on the projection plane in the passing direction of the sphere. Accordingly, the sphere can be reliably brought into contact with the first protrusion 45a, the second protrusion 45b, and the third protrusion 45c, and a uniform deceleration effect is provided by the protrusions arranged in the four directions. be able to. Furthermore, since the passage width in the spherical passage is a fixed dimension smaller than the diameter of the sphere, there is no space for the sphere 23 to escape in the second spherical passage 43, and the deceleration continues in the process of passing through the second spherical passage 43. An effect can be imparted.
  Furthermore, the 1st projection part 45a, the 2nd projection part 45b, and the 3rd projection part 45c are spaced apart and arrange | positioned in the up-down direction. A second protrusion 45b or a third protrusion 45c is provided between the first protrusion 45a and the first protrusion 45a that are vertically adjacent to each other. With this configuration, the sphere 23 that has collided with the first protrusion 45a can be guided toward the second protrusion 45b or the third protrusion 45c by the first protrusion 45a. The sphere 23 guided to the second protrusion 45b by the first protrusion 45a is guided to the right through the rear from the left of the passage region. On the right side of the passage area of the sphere, the second protrusions 45b and the third protrusions 45c are alternately arranged in the vertical direction, and the sphere 23 guided to the right by the second protrusion 45b The third protrusion 45c disposed below is guided from the right to the left where the first protrusion 45a is disposed through the front. Thus, the sphere 23 can be guided from the first protrusion 45a to the second protrusion 45b and from the second protrusion 45b to the third protrusion 45c.
  On the other hand, the sphere 23 guided from the first protrusion 45a to the third protrusion 45c is guided to the right through the front from the left of the passage region. And it guide | induces to the left from the right through the back by the 2nd projection part 45b arrange | positioned under the 3rd projection part 45c. Thus, the sphere 23 is guided from the first protrusion 45a to the second protrusion 45b, the sphere 23 is guided from the second protrusion 45b to the third protrusion 45c, and the third protrusion from the first protrusion 45a. Since the sphere 23 is guided to the portion 45c and the sphere 23 is guided from the third protrusion 45c to the second protrusion 45b, the continuous deceleration by the plurality of protrusions with respect to the passing sphere 23 is achieved. An effect can be imparted.
  Moreover, the 2nd protrusion part 45b and the 3rd protrusion part 45c which were provided in the cover part 43b protrude toward the inner side from the inner wall face. Furthermore, the part along the left-right direction of the 2nd projection part 45b is formed in the same shape, and the part along the left-right direction of the 3rd projection part 45c is formed in the same shape. Thus, since the 2nd protrusion part 45b and the 3rd protrusion part 45c are formed, when forming the cover part 43b, it is possible to integrally form the cover part 43b by moving a type | mold to the left-right direction. is there. Since the cover part 43b can be integrally formed, the number of parts of the cover part 43b can be reduced, and the manufacturing process can be shortened.
  Thus, according to the warp passage 40 according to the present embodiment, the sphere that has flowed from the inflow port 41 can be effectively decelerated from the four sides that are lateral to the passage direction. Further, the portion near the outflow port 44 of the second ball passage 43 is configured such that the number of protrusions is less than that of the upper portion, and the ball flows out to the stage portion 7f at a certain speed. Accordingly, the sphere that has flowed out of the outlet 44 is guided to the stage portion 7f at a predetermined speed, and swings in the left-right direction on the stage portion 7f. Then, a certain ball that has swung the stage portion 7f is guided to the starting port unit 29 disposed below, and the certain ball flows down the game area 16 again.
  Next, the game flow of the pachinko machine 2 will be described. When the ball 23 is launched by a ball launching device (not shown), the ball 23 travels along the inner peripheral surface of the rail decoration and reaches the upper part in the game area 16. Thereafter, the ball 23 moves along a plurality of passing trajectories and flows down the game area 16 while colliding with the game nail. Some pass through the warp passage 40 and swing the stage portion 7f and then flow into the first starting port 29a to trigger a certain number of prize ball payouts, and some do not flow into any winning port. It flows into the out port 30 located at the lowermost part in the game area and is discharged to the outside of the pachinko machine 2 as an out ball.
  When the ball 23 enters the first starting port 29a, the first symbol 17b is displayed on the first symbol display unit 17, and an effect display including the first decorative symbol 7d is made in the first game area 7b of the effect display device 7a. The When the ball 23 enters the second starting port 29b, the second symbol 18b is displayed on the second symbol display unit 18, and an effect display including the second decorative symbol 7e is made in the second game area 7c of the effect display device 7a. The
  The display of the first symbol 17b, the second symbol 18b, the first decorative symbol 7d, and the second decorative symbol 7e stops after a predetermined time has elapsed from the start of the change. When the first symbol 17b and the first decorative symbol 7d are stopped in a predetermined winning manner, a transition is made to the first special game which is a gaming state advantageous to the player, and the opening / closing operation of the central special winning opening 31 is started. Further, when the second symbol 18b and the second decorative symbol 7e are stopped in a predetermined winning manner, the game shifts to the second special game which is a game state advantageous to the player, and the opening / closing operation of the central special winning opening 31 is started. . The central grand prize opening 31 is opened to accept a large amount of winning balls, and a large amount of prize balls are paid out to the storage tray 14.
  As mentioned above, although preferable embodiment of this invention was described, this invention is not limited to these, A various deformation | transformation and change are possible within the range of the summary.
It is a front view of the pachinko machine concerning an embodiment of the invention. It is the perspective view which visually recognized the front center role from the upper right. It is the disassembled perspective view which visually recognized the warp channel | path from the upper right upper part in the front. It is the disassembled perspective view which visually recognized the warp channel | path from the lower left lower part in back. It is AA sectional drawing of the warp channel | path shown in FIG. It is BB sectional drawing of the warp channel | path shown in FIG. It is a right view of the warp channel | path of the state which removed the cover part. It is a left view of a cover part.
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2: Pachinko machine (game machine)
3: Frame (game machine frame)
4: Housing frame (part of the frame)
6: Game board (game device body)
7: Center character 7a: Effect display device 7b: First game area 7c: Second game area 7d: First decorative symbol 7e: Second decorative symbol 7f: Stage 7g: Front center character 9: Machine frame (frame Body part)
10: Front glass (front transparent plate)
12: Decoration frame (part of the frame)
14: Reservoir 14a: Upper plate 14b: Lower plate 14c: Ball discharge button 15: Launch handle 16: Game area 17: First symbol display unit 17b: First symbol 18: Second symbol display unit 18b: Second symbol 22 : Hinge (swing support)
23: Ball (game media)
28: Normal winning opening 29: Start opening unit 29a: 1st starting opening 29b: 2nd starting opening 30: Out opening 31: Central large winning opening 32: Decoration member 40: Warp passage (ball passage unit)
41: Inlet 42: First ball passage (ball passage)
43: Second ball passage (ball passage)
43a: left wall surface 43b: cover part 44: outlet 45: deceleration part 45a: first protrusion (deceleration part)
45b: 2nd protrusion part (deceleration part)
45c: 3rd protrusion part (deceleration part)

Claims (5)

  1. An inlet into which a ball flowing down the game area flows,
    An outlet from which the sphere flowing in from the inlet flows out;
    A sphere passage for passing the sphere flowing in from the inlet toward the outlet;
    A plurality of decelerating parts that decelerate the sphere passing through the sphere path, and a ball path unit comprising:
    The ball passage is configured to cover four sides that are lateral to the passing direction of the ball,
    The speed reduction part is a spherical passage unit arranged in the four directions.
  2.   The ball path unit according to claim 1, wherein the speed reduction unit is arranged so that a distance in a vertical direction is substantially constant.
  3. The speed reducer includes a first speed reducer, a second speed reducer, a third speed reducer, and a fourth speed reducer arranged adjacent to each other in the four directions,
    The first reduction unit, the second reduction unit, the third reduction unit, and the fourth reduction unit are configured to guide the passing sphere to an adjacent reduction unit. 2. A ball passage unit according to 2.
  4. The first speed reduction part and the third speed reduction part are arranged to face each other in the ball path, and the second speed reduction part and the fourth speed reduction part are arranged to face each other in the ball path. ,
    On the projection surface in the passing direction of the sphere, the distance between the end surface on the third reduction portion side of the first reduction portion and the end surface on the first reduction portion side of the third reduction portion is formed smaller than the diameter of the sphere. And the distance between the end face on the fourth speed reduction part side in the second speed reduction part and the end face on the second speed reduction part side in the fourth speed reduction part is formed smaller than the diameter of the sphere. Ball passage unit according to.
  5. A game board unit in which a game area for realizing a game by flowing down a game ball is formed;
    The ball passage unit according to any one of claims 1 to 4,
    A gaming machine frame including the gaming board unit,
    The gaming machine, wherein the ball passage unit is arranged so that a ball flowing down the game area can flow in.
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