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JP4906475B2
JP4906475B2 JP2006290129A JP2006290129A JP4906475B2 JP 4906475 B2 JP4906475 B2 JP 4906475B2 JP 2006290129 A JP2006290129 A JP 2006290129A JP 2006290129 A JP2006290129 A JP 2006290129A JP 4906475 B2 JP4906475 B2 JP 4906475B2
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勝巳 福田
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  The present invention includes a front frame, a game board formed of a transparent member that can be attached to and detached from the front frame, and a variable display device that is arranged at a predetermined distance behind the game board main body, The present invention relates to a gaming machine in which a display area of a variable display device can be visually recognized.

  In recent gaming machines, for example, pachinko gaming machines, a display device having a larger display device has been proposed in order to increase the effect of gaming effects. Specifically, a variable display device composed of a large liquid crystal panel or the like is provided on the front frame, the variable display device is set to a width substantially equal to the width of the front frame, and a translucent member is provided in front of the variable display device. There has been proposed a pachinko gaming machine that is configured so that a formed game board is mounted so that a player can visually recognize the display area of the variable display device via the game board (see, for example, Patent Document 1).

Also, a spacer is provided between the game board and the variable display device at a position overlapping the peripheral edge of the variable display device, and the spacer is provided with a ball passage and a decorative member having a light emitting source. ing.
JP 2005-131324 A

  Inside the island where the gaming machine is installed, a banknote transport device for transporting banknotes is provided, and the dimensions of the gaming machine in the depth direction are limited. Further, behind the variable display device, a ball discharge mechanism for discharging the game ball, various control circuits, and the like are provided. Therefore, the spacer can only be as thick as the spherical passage.

  However, with this spacer thickness, it is only possible to provide a decorative member that emits light, and there is a problem that an accessory member that is driven by a driving source cannot be provided, and the interest of the game cannot be enhanced. Also, since the game board is transparent, it is difficult to hide the drive source and wiring.

  An object of the present invention includes a front frame, a game board formed of a transparent member that can be attached to and detached from the front frame side, and a variable display device that is arranged at a predetermined distance behind the main body of the game board. In the gaming machine in which the display area of the variable display device can be viewed from the front of the game machine, the effect is enhanced by enhancing the effect without impairing the decorativeness of the gaming machine.

In order to solve the above-described problems, the invention according to claim 1 is a game in which an obstruction member and a prize-winning device are provided on a front frame and a game board body that is detachable from the front frame and is formed of a transparent member. And a variation display device that is arranged at a predetermined distance behind the game board main body and executes a variation display game related to the game, and the display area of the variation display device can be viewed from the front of the game board In the gaming machine that
An accessory device is disposed between the game board and the variation display device at a position that does not overlap an area where the variation display game is displayed on the variation display device .
The accessory device is:
A front decorative member that is visible from the front of the game board and is provided on the front;
A movable member provided behind the front decorative member;
A drive source provided behind the front decorative member and driving the movable member;
With
The front decorative member is
A light emitting source for decoration by emitting the front decoration member, said movable member and said driving source, a is disposed in a state of being concealed from the player by the front decoration member Rutotomoni, the light emitting source and the movable member Function as a base member to be attached to the game board ,
According to the display contents of the variable display game, the movable member appears from a position concealed by a front decoration member to a position that can be seen by a player.

Here, the “ drive source ” includes a stepping motor and a rotary solenoid.

According to the first aspect of the present invention, there is provided the accessory device disposed between the game board and the variation display device and at a position that does not overlap the region where the variation display game is displayed on the variation display device. has a front decoration member provided at the front visible from the game board front, and a driving source and the movable member to the rear of the front decoration member is disposed in a state of being concealed from the player by the front decoration member Runode, The drive source and wiring can be hidden by the front decorative member. In particular, since the game board is formed of a transparent member, the wiring can be seen by the player simply by attaching the accessory device, but this configuration can reliably hide the wiring. Even if the accessory device is arranged, the decorativeness of the gaming machine is not impaired.
Furthermore, since the accessory device causes the movable member to appear in a position visible to the player from the position hidden by the front decoration member according to the display content of the variable display game, Notification can be performed and the interest of the game can be improved.
Further, since the accessory device is arranged on the front side of the variable display device, the movable member can be made to appear so as to overlap with the display area of the variable display device, and the effect of production can be improved.
In addition, since the accessory device includes the light emission source, it is possible to enhance the decoration effect by decorating the front decoration member by light emission and concealing the movable member and the drive source behind it.
Furthermore, since the front decoration member functions as a base member for attaching the accessory device to the back of the game board, the accessory device can be directly attached to the game board, and the accessory device can be disposed in a narrow space.

The invention according to claim 2 is the gaming machine according to claim 1, wherein the front decoration member is
A storage section for storing the movable member and the drive source;
An attachment base to which the storage portion can be attached;
A light emitting substrate provided with a lens member and a plurality of light emitting sources;
With
A light emitting substrate provided with the lens member and a plurality of light emitting sources is disposed between the housing portion and the mounting base.
According to the second aspect of the present invention, the front decoration member includes a storage unit that stores the movable member and the drive source of the accessory device , and a mounting base to which the storage unit can be attached. The accessory device can be directly attached, and the accessory device can be disposed in a narrow space.
In addition, since a storage portion for storing the movable member and the drive source is provided and the lens member and the light emitting substrate provided with the plurality of light emission sources are sandwiched between the mounting base and the storage portion, the front surface is provided. The decoration effect can be enhanced by decorating the decoration member with light emission and concealing the movable member and the driving source behind the decoration member.

Invention of Claim 3 is a gaming machine of Claim 2, Comprising: The said attachment base is attached to the said game board back surface,
  Between the mounting base and the front wall of the storage portion, the lens member and the plurality of light emitting elements are disposed.
A light emitting substrate provided with a source is sandwiched and disposed.
  According to the third aspect of the present invention, the attachment base is attached to the back of the game board, so that the accessory device can be attached directly to the game board, and the accessory device can be disposed in a narrow space.
  In addition, a storage portion for storing the movable member and the drive source is provided, and a lens member and a light emitting substrate provided with a plurality of light emission sources are sandwiched between the mounting base and the front wall of the storage portion. Therefore, the decoration effect can be enhanced by decorating the front decoration member by light emission and concealing the movable member and the driving source behind the decoration member.

Invention of Claim 4 is a game machine as described in any one of Claims 1-3, Comprising : The said drive source is comprised with a motor,
The movable member and the motor are arranged in the left-right direction, and the extending direction of the rotating shaft of the movable member and the extending direction of the drive shaft of the motor are arranged to be orthogonal to each other.

According to the invention of claim 4 , since the movable member and the motor are arranged in the left-right direction, and the extending direction of the rotating shaft of the movable member and the extending direction of the drive shaft of the motor are arranged so as to be orthogonal, The accessory device can be efficiently arranged in a narrow space between the game board and the variable display device.

A fifth aspect of the present invention is the gaming machine according to any one of the first to fourth aspects, wherein a ball discharge mechanism for discharging the game ball is provided on the back side of the front frame. ,
The ball discharge mechanism is
A ball storage tank that is disposed behind the game board and above the variation display device and stores game balls;
An alignment guide channel disposed behind and below the ball storage tank and behind the variation display device for aligning and guiding the game balls flowing down from the ball storage tank;
With
The accessory device is disposed between the game board and the alignment guide channel and below the ball storage tank.

According to the invention described in claim 5 , the ball discharge mechanism provided on the back side of the front frame includes a ball storage tank disposed behind the game board and above the variable display device, and the ball storage tank. And an alignment guide channel that is arranged behind and below the fluctuation display device and guides the game balls flowing down from the ball storage tank, and between the game board and the alignment guide channel In addition, since the accessory device is arranged below the ball storage tank, a space for arranging the accessory device can be secured. That is, since the alignment guide channel is disposed behind and below the ball storage tank and behind the fluctuation display device , a sufficient space can be secured below the ball storage tank.

According to the present invention, the accessory device disposed between the game board and the fluctuation display device has the front decoration member that is visible from the front of the game board and is provided at the front, and the movable member behind the front decoration member. And the drive source, the drive source and the wiring can be hidden by the front decorative member. In particular, since the game board is formed of a transparent member, the wiring can be seen by the player simply by attaching the accessory device, but this configuration can reliably hide the wiring. Even if the accessory device is arranged, the decorativeness of the gaming machine is not impaired.
Furthermore, since the accessory device causes the movable member to appear in a position visible to the player from the position hidden by the front decoration member according to the display content of the variable display game, Notification can be performed and the interest of the game can be improved.
Further, since the accessory device is arranged on the front side of the variable display device, the movable member can be made to appear so as to overlap with the display area of the variable display device, and the effect of production can be improved.

Embodiments of the present invention will be described below with reference to the drawings.
Here, a pachinko gaming machine as a suitable example of the gaming machine according to the present invention will be described with reference to FIGS.

  As shown in FIGS. 1 to 3, the gaming machine 100 according to the present embodiment includes a machine frame 110 configured in a rectangular frame shape, and the front side of the machine frame 110 is directed forward with respect to the machine frame 110. A rectangular frame-shaped front frame 120 is pivotally attached so as to be rotatable in a door shape. The machine frame 110 having a rectangular frame shape is made of metal on one side on the left side when viewed from the back side, and is made of wood on the other side. Thus, the thickness on the left side when viewed from the back side can be reduced while maintaining the strength, and the back mechanism frame 160 including the large display unit 170 can be disposed as will be described later.

  The front frame 120 is a front frame main body 130 serving as a base for mounting various members and the like provided in the front frame 120, and a clear pivotally supported on the front frame side with respect to the front frame main body 130. The member holding frame 140, the firing operation unit 150 attached to the lower side of the clear member holding frame 140 on the front surface of the front frame body 130, and a pivotally supported on the back side of the front frame body 130 so as to be rotatable. And a back mechanism frame 160 provided with.

  The front frame main body 130 is configured in a substantially rectangular plate shape that just covers the front side of the machine frame 110 having a rectangular frame shape, and accommodates a game board 1 described later in a portion extending from the center to the upper end portion. A rectangular opening 131 is formed for this purpose. The front surface of the game board 1 accommodated in the front frame main body 130 faces the front side from the opening 131 of the front frame main body 130. That is, the game board 1 is attached to the front frame 120 by being fitted into the front frame main body 130.

  In addition, a clear member holding frame that covers the front side of the front frame main body 130 is formed in the opening 131 in which the game board 1 of the front frame main body 130 is fitted, that is, in a portion extending from slightly lower to the upper end than the center of the front frame main body 130. 140 is arranged, and surrounded by a game area partition wall 9 provided on the front surface of the game board 1 between the front surface of the game board 1 and the glass plate 141 as a clear member fitted in the clear member holding frame 140. This portion is a first game area 1a in which a game ball is launched and flows down.

  Also, one side of the clear member holding frame 140 (the left side as viewed from the front side of the gaming machine 100) is pivotally supported by one side of the front frame main body 130 so as to be door-shaped. The front side of the first game area 1a on the front side of the game board 1 can be opened by opening the clear member holding frame 140. The clear member holding frame 140 has a first game area 1a in which a game ball can flow down between the game board 1 fitted in the opening 131 so as to substantially close the opening 131 of the front frame main body 130. The double glass plate 141 is fixed at a certain interval. In the clear member holding frame 140, at least a portion of the first game area 1 a on the front side of the game board 1 can be visually recognized from the front side of the gaming machine 100 through the glass plate 141. Further, around the portion of the front surface of the clear member holding frame 140 where the glass plate 141 is fixed and the first game area 1a can be visually recognized, a lamp or LED as a frame decoration device, and a speaker that outputs sound Etc. are provided.

  In addition, a key hole 143 that forms a part of the locking device is formed on the front surface of the right end portion when viewed from the front surface side that is the open end side of the clear member holding frame 140 that is pivotally attached to the front frame body 130. . The keyhole 143 is a part of the locking device of the front frame body 130 and also a part of the locking device of the clear member holding frame 140. When the key is inserted into the keyhole 143 and turned to one side (for example, counterclockwise) The front frame main body 130 is unlocked, and when it is turned to the other side (for example, clockwise), the clear member holding frame 140 is unlocked.

  A firing operation unit 150 is attached to the lower side of the clear member holding frame 140 on the front side of the front frame body 130. The firing operation unit 150 has a left and right side part, which is one side part of the left and right side parts, pivotally attached to the front frame main body 130, and can be opened and closed by rotating in the left and right direction, and a lower panel 152 below the opening and closing panel 151. It consists of. The open / close panel 151 has an upper plate 153 that stores the discharged game balls and sends the game balls to a launching device (not shown) that launches the game balls. An effect button 155 that can be operated by the player is provided around the upper plate 153. In addition, the lower panel 152 on the lower side of the opening / closing panel 151 performs a lower ball 154 and an ashtray for storing game balls that cannot be accommodated in the upper plate 153, and a game ball launch operation toward the first game area 1a. In addition, an operation handle 156 for adjusting a firing force when a game ball is launched in the first game area 1a, a speaker 157 for outputting sound, and the like are provided.

  Further, as shown in FIG. 3, on the back side of the front frame main body 130, a portion extending from the upper end portion of the opening 131 into which the game board 1 is fitted to slightly below the center to the back side of the front frame main body 130. A back mechanism frame 160 is arranged so as to cover the side. The left end portion of the front surface of the back mechanism frame 160 is the back surface of the front frame main body 130 and is pivotally supported on the right side portion when viewed from the back surface side of the gaming machine 100 so that it can be opened and closed like a door. By opening the back mechanism frame 160, the upper part on the back side of the game board 1 can be opened. The connecting portion between the back mechanism frame 160 and the front frame body 130 is detachable, and the front frame body 130 and the back mechanism frame 160 can be replaced or maintained in units.

In addition, on the back side of the front frame body 130 and below the opening 131 into which the game board 1 is fitted, a discharge and discharge control device that controls the discharge of prize balls by the discharge device 190 and the discharge of game balls by the discharge device. 34, a power supply device 37 as a power supply circuit for supplying power to each device in the gaming machine 100 is attached.
In addition, the front frame main body 130 is provided with a structure for attaching each member to the attachment position of each member. For example, a reinforcing rib is formed so as to surround the attached member, A boss or the like for attaching the member is formed.

  2, 3, 5, 6, and 7, the back mechanism frame 160 guides the back mechanism frame main body 161 and the display unit 170 as an image display device that displays an image and moves in the forward direction. In addition to the display unit 170, a first effect control device 33 that controls the display unit 170 is provided. Further, as a ball discharge mechanism for discharging a prize ball or the like, a discharge device 190, a ball storage tank 192 that supplies game balls to the discharge device 190, an alignment guide flow path forming member 193 that forms an alignment guide flow path 193a, a guide flow path A lower flow path forming member 197 for guiding the game ball discharged from the forming member 196 and the discharge device 190 is provided.

  As described above, the left end when viewed from the front of the back mechanism frame 160 is pivotally supported on the back side of the front frame main body 130 and on the right side when viewed from the back side of the gaming machine 100. From the state where the opening 131 formed in the front frame main body 130 and into which the game board 1 is fitted is covered from the back side and faces the back side of the game board 1, the back side of the game board 1 is rotated rearwardly like a door. It can be rotated between a state where the side is opened. That is, the display unit 170 is disposed in the back mechanism frame 160, and the display unit 170 is disposed at the rear position of the game board 1 with the display unit 170 disposed on the front frame 120 side via the back mechanism frame 160. Will be. A portion of the back mechanism frame body 161 that is arranged in parallel with the game board 1 and that covers the back side of the game board 1 is the rear wall 161a.

  As shown in FIGS. 3 and 6, the back mechanism frame main body 161 has a predetermined thickness, and various mechanisms are attached to the front and rear surfaces of the back mechanism frame main body 161. On the front surface of the back mechanism frame main body 161, a cylindrical urging member storage portion 181 is formed which is closed on the rear side and stores a compression coil spring 182 as an urging member for urging the display unit 170 forward. . Further, on the back surface of the rear wall 161a of the back mechanism frame main body 161, the first effect control device disposing portion 165, the connecting recessed portion 183, the flow path forming recessed portion 184, the discharging device disposing recessed portion 185, etc. are recessed forward. A recessed portion that is open is formed, and a part of the front surface of the back mechanism frame main body 161 is formed by the back surface of these recessed portions. Further, a peripheral wall 187 is formed around the front surface of the back mechanism frame main body 161 so as to extend to the front side except for a part of the top and bottom, and the entire front surface side of the back mechanism frame main body 161 is a concave portion. Yes.

  As shown in FIGS. 2, 5, and 6, the front surface side of the back mechanism frame 160 is a concave portion that opens to the front side, and the display unit 170 is accommodated therein. As shown in FIG. 6, groove-shaped recesses 169 a and 169 a having a predetermined left and right width are formed adjacent to the left and right peripheral walls 187 at the front and upper part of the back mechanism frame main body 161. Is formed. The predetermined left and right width is a width that is slightly wider than the left and right width of a guided portion 176 formed on the upper portion of the display unit 170 described later, and this portion guides the guided portion 176 in the front-rear direction. Part of FIG.

  Further, on the front and lower side of the back mechanism frame main body 161 so as to face the groove-shaped recesses 169a and 169a described above, the upper side adjacent to the left and right peripheral walls 187 and having a predetermined left and right width is provided. Groove-shaped recesses 169a and 169a that are opened in the top are formed. The predetermined left and right widths of the groove-shaped recesses 169a and 169a are slightly wider than the left and right widths of the guided portion 176 formed at the lower portion of the display unit 170, which will be described later. It forms part of the guide part 169 that guides.

  The biasing member storage portion 181 is a portion that stores a compression coil spring 182 as a biasing member that biases the display unit 170 forward. The urging member storage portion 181 is a cylindrical recess having an inner diameter substantially the same as the outer diameter of the compression coil spring 182, and two urging member storage portions 181 are provided vertically along the center in the left-right direction of the back mechanism frame main body 161.

  Further, U-shaped movement restricting members 162 and 162 are attached to the front side of the back mechanism frame main body 161 so that the left and right side surfaces extend to the front side. The movement restricting member 162 provided on the left side when viewed from the front side of the back mechanism frame 160 is formed with bearing portions 162a and 162a on the top and bottom, and extends in the vertical direction provided on the back side of the front frame body 130. A back mechanism frame 160 is pivotally supported with respect to the front frame main body 130 by fitting an existing pivot shaft (not shown) to the bearing portions 162a and 162a so as to be pivotable. Yes. Further, the movement restricting member 162 provided on the right side when viewed from the front side of the back mechanism frame 160 is formed with screw holes 162d and 162d in the upper and lower sides, and the back mechanism frame 160 is arranged on the back surface of the game board 1. In the state (the back mechanism frame 160 is closed), the back mechanism frame 160 is fixed by inserting screws through the screw holes 162d and 162d and screwing into screws (not shown) formed in the front frame body 130. It has become so.

  The rear wall 161a, the surrounding wall 187, and the movement restricting members 162 and 162 have a substantially rectangular recessed chamber-shaped space having a predetermined depth and opening to the front side (side facing the back side of the game board 1) (at least the back side). A space surrounded by the left and right side surfaces is formed, and this space becomes a display unit storage portion 168 that stores the display unit 170. That is, the movement restricting members 162 and 162 are provided at the left and right end portions of the rear wall 161a of the back mechanism frame main body 161, and form the side surface portion of the display unit storage portion 168 together with the peripheral wall 187.

  Such movement restricting members 162 and 162 are formed on a predetermined range from the left and right peripheral walls 187 and 187 toward the center side of the back mechanism frame main body 161 and above and below the left and right end portions on the front side of the back mechanism frame main body 161. It attaches so that the front side of the groove-shaped recessed parts 169a, 169a, ... may be covered. And the groove-shaped recessed part 169a, 169a formed in the back mechanism frame main body 161 in the part arrange | positioned so as to oppose the groove-shaped recessed part 169a, 169a, ... formed in the upper and lower sides of the back mechanism frame main body 161 A groove-like recess (not shown) having the same shape as that of.

  Then, by attaching the movement restricting members 162 and 162 to the back mechanism frame main body 161, the groove-shaped concave portions are continuous with the groove-shaped concave portions 169a, 169a,. Thereby, the guide part 169 which is a groove-shaped recessed part extended along the front-back direction is formed from the movement control member 162,162 to the back mechanism frame main body 161 so that it may respectively oppose up and down. That is, it is provided on the upper and lower side portions of the display unit 170 on the left and right sides of the upper and lower inner surfaces in the display unit storage portion 168 formed by the back mechanism frame main body 161 and the movement restricting members 162 and 162 arranged on the front side thereof. In addition, a substantially groove-like shape for guiding guided portions 176, 176,. Guide portions 169, 169, ... are provided.

  Further, among the groove-shaped guide portions 169, 169,..., The guide portions 169, 169 formed on the lower side of the back mechanism frame 160 are provided with rectangular plate-shaped rail members 167 that form the bottom surface. Yes. The surface of the rail member 167 is made of a material having a low friction coefficient (for example, polyacetal, metal), and has a front-rear left-right width equal to the front-rear left-right width of the guide portion 169. The rail member 167 has a predetermined thickness and has a strength that does not bend even when a load is applied to the display unit 170.

  Further, notched engaging portions 167a and 167a are formed at the front and rear end portions of the rail member 167, and the groove-shaped recessed portion 169a of the back mechanism frame main body 161 forming the lower guide portions 169 and 169 is formed. , 169a is engaged and supported by support portions formed at the front and rear end portions. As a result, the rail member 167 is stretched over the back mechanism frame main body 161 and the movement restricting member 162, and is fixed horizontally so as to form the bottom surface of the guide portion 169. The rail member 167 does not cause a step on the bottom surface of the guide portion 169 formed by the back mechanism frame main body 161 and the movement restricting member 162, and further, the display unit 170 is made of a material having a low friction coefficient. It can be moved smoothly.

  In the display unit storage portion 168 formed as described above, the display unit 170 is disposed so that the image display surface 171 is on the front side (opened side). As shown in FIG. Is arranged so as to face the back side of the game board 1, so that the image display surface 171 of the display unit 170 faces the back side of the game board 1. At this time, a part of the accessory device 25 arranged on the upper back of the game board 1 is stored in the display unit storage unit 168. In other words, the display unit storage unit 168 forms an accessory device arrangement space 188 for storing the accessory device 25 behind the game board 1.

  The display unit 170 includes a metal display unit case 174 formed in a rectangular box shape (frame shape) whose front side is open, and a liquid crystal display panel 175 (liquid crystal display) accommodated in the rectangular box-shaped display unit case 174. , Including a backlight). The front surface of the liquid crystal display panel 175 having the image display surface 171 is exposed from the front surface side of the display unit case 174.

  Guide parts 176, 176,... Projecting outwardly perpendicularly to the side portions are provided from the upper and lower side portions of the display unit case 174, including the left end portion and the right end portion. . The guided portion 176 is formed by fixing a guided member 172 made of a material having a low friction coefficient (for example, polyacetal, metal) to the upper and lower portions (right and left ends of the upper and lower surfaces) of the display unit case 174. . The guided portions 176 and 176 provided on the lower surface of the display unit 170 include a roller having a rotating shaft along the left-right direction as a sliding body at a lower portion thereof.

  In the display unit storage portion 168, groove-shaped guide portions 169, 169,... Extending in the front-rear direction are formed at positions corresponding to the guided portions 176, 176,. The unit storage unit 168 is arranged to be movable back and forth. Here, the guided portions 176, 176,... Are made of a material having a low friction coefficient so that the frictional resistance between the guided portions 169, 169,. The guided portions 176 and 176 provided on the lower surface of the display unit 170 include a roller having a rotating shaft along the left-right direction as a sliding body at a lower portion thereof, and further, a lower guide with which the roller contacts. Rail members 167 are disposed on the bottom surfaces of the portions 169 and 169. Therefore, guided portions 176, 176,... Made of a material having a low coefficient of friction come into contact with the guide portions 169, 169,..., Or a rotatable roller, and the rollers move on a smooth rail member 167. Therefore, the frictional resistance between the guided portion and the guide portions 169, 169,... Is reduced, and the display unit 170 can be smoothly moved back and forth within the display unit storage portion 168. That is, the display unit storage unit 168 forms a slide space in which the display unit 170 can slide.

  The wiring for connecting the liquid crystal display panel 175 housed in the display unit case 174 and the first effect control device 33 arranged on the back side of the back mechanism frame 160 is passed through the back surface of the display unit case 174. A wiring opening (not shown) penetrating in the front-rear direction is formed. The wiring opening is formed corresponding to the position of the connector portion provided on the back side of the liquid crystal display panel 175. When the liquid crystal display panel 175 is housed in the display unit case 174, the wiring opening is connected to the connector portion. Is exposed. The position where the wiring opening is formed corresponds to the first effect control device disposition portion 165 formed in the rear wall 161a when the display unit 170 is stored in the display unit storage portion 168. In addition, the first effect control device disposition portion 165 is also formed with a wiring opening 165a corresponding to the wiring.

  An attachment portion (not shown) for attaching a compression coil spring 182 as an urging member is formed on the back surface of the display unit case 174. The position where the guide portion is formed is a position facing the urging member storage portion 181 formed on the back mechanism frame main body 161 when the display unit 170 is arranged on the back mechanism frame 160. As shown in FIG. 6, one end of the compression coil spring 182 disposed between the display unit 170 and the back mechanism frame main body 161 is stored in an urging member storage portion 181 formed in the back mechanism frame main body 161. The other end is arranged so as to be connected to a guide part formed behind the display unit 170.

  Here, the urging member storage portions 181 and 181 and the guide portion are provided in two vertically arranged, but in this embodiment, the compression coil spring 182 is connected to the upper urging member storage portion 181 and the guide portion. I only try to install it. The compression coil spring 182 may be attached only to the lower urging member storage portion 181 and the guide portion, or may be attached to both the upper and lower urging member storage portions 181 and 181 and the guide portion. .

  The liquid crystal display panel 175 has a rectangular plate shape and is just large enough to fit in the display unit case 174. The liquid crystal display panel 175 includes a liquid crystal display, a backlight, and the like, and is arranged so that the image display surface 171 of the liquid crystal display faces the front side.

  The area of the image display surface 171 of the liquid crystal display is an area that can cover most of the game board 1 fitted in the opening 131 formed in the front frame body 130 from the back side. It is wider than the visual recognition opening 87 (illustrated in FIG. 4) formed in the back panel constituent member 80 and visible through the game board main body 1b. That is, the area of the image display surface 171 is larger than at least the visual recognition opening 87 formed in the game board back surface constituting member 80, and even if the size of the visual recognition opening 87 formed in the game board back surface constituting member 80 changes, It can be supported. As described above, when the game display of the gaming machine 100 is changed by changing the gaming board 1 by covering the back side of the gaming board 1 widely with the image display surface 171 of the liquid crystal display device, It corresponds to the board 1.

  Further, since the area of the image display surface 171 is wider than the visual recognition opening 87 formed in the game board back surface constituting member 80, the liquid crystal display is in an area exposed from the visual recognition opening 87 formed in the game board back surface constituting member 80. It is controlled by the first effect control device 33 so that a predetermined image is displayed. Initial information on the size and position of the visual recognition opening 87 formed on the game board back surface constituting member 80 of the game board 1 for determining the image display area and information on the image of the variable display game are the effect data of the second effect control device 31. Although stored in the board, the second effect control device 31 is attached to the game board 1, and the second effect control device 31 is exchanged together with the game board 1. Therefore, with the replacement of the game board 1, for example, the image display area corresponding to the previous game board can be changed to the image display area corresponding to the new game board 1.

  Further, the vertical width and the horizontal width of the display unit storage portion 168 are larger than the vertical width and the horizontal width of the display unit 170, and a space is provided around the display unit 170. As a result, the display unit 170 can be easily moved in the front-rear direction, and the display unit 170 can be slightly tilted in the display unit storage portion 168 (non-parallel to the left-right direction of the game board 1). It becomes possible. In addition, since the guided portions 176, 176,... Are accommodated in the guide portions 169, 169,... That are groove-shaped recesses, the guided units are guided even when the display unit 170 is in a non-parallel state. The parts 176, 176,... Do not fall off the guide parts 169, 169,.

  Further, the display unit 170 is biased toward the front side by the compression coil spring 182, and in a state where the back mechanism frame 160 is opened or a state where the game board 1 is removed from the front frame 120, Arranged at the forefront position of the front and rear movement range.

  In the state where the game board 1 is mounted and the back mechanism frame 160 is closed, as shown in FIG. 8, the pressing parts 83, 83,... However, the display unit 170 is positioned behind the frontmost position in the range of movement in the front-rear direction. Therefore, the pressing member 83b at the rear end of the pressing portion 83 is in close contact with the front surface of the display unit 170, and the display unit 170 corresponds to the protrusion width of the pressing portions 83, 83,. It is arranged in a position isolated to the rear side. With the configuration as described above, the display unit 170 including the liquid crystal display is held by the back mechanism frame 160 so as to be movable back and forth.

  As shown in FIG. 3, a first effect control device disposition portion 165 that is a substantially rectangular recess that is recessed forward and opened rearward is formed on the back surface (back surface) of the rear wall 161 a of the back mechanism frame 160. Here, the first effect control device 33 is arranged. The first effect control device 33 has an effect control board having a CPU and the like, and constitutes a display control device that controls the display of the liquid crystal display in the display unit 170 constituting the image display device.

  In addition, the vertical width of the first effect control device 33 is wider than the vertical width of the first effect control device arrangement unit 165, and the first effect control device 33 is accommodated in the first effect control device arrangement unit 165. A lower portion of the first effect control device 33 extends into an opening 163 formed below the first effect control device arrangement portion 165. And as shown in FIG. 6, the connector part 33a is exposed to the outer side from the part which is the front side of the 1st presentation control apparatus 33, and is extended to the opening part 163. As shown in FIG.

  As shown in FIG. 4, a second effect control device 31 is attached to the back surface of the game board 1, and a connector portion (not shown) is exposed to the outside on the back surface of the second effect control device 31. . And the connector part of this 2nd presentation control apparatus 31 and the connector part 33a of the 1st presentation control apparatus 33 are arranged so that it may mutually oppose, and the 2nd presentation control apparatus 31 and the 1st presentation control apparatus 33 can connect directly. It is like that.

  Further, as shown in FIG. 3, the first effect control device 33 and the rear surface of the rear wall 161 a are located on the right side of the first effect control device arrangement portion 165 when viewed from the back surface side of the back mechanism frame 160. A connection recess 183 is formed to store wiring for connecting other devices. The upper half of the connection recess 183 is covered with a cover member 166, and the lower half is covered with the game control device 30. Thus, by storing the wiring in the connection recess 183 and covering the opening of the connection recess 183 with the cover member 166 and the game control device 30, the wiring is prevented from being exposed and scattered. can do.

  A ball storage tank 192 for temporarily storing game balls supplied from a supply device provided in an island facility (not shown) on which the gaming machine 100 is installed and supplying it to the discharge device 190 is attached to the upper surface of the back mechanism frame main body 161. It is supposed to be.

  The bottom surface of the sphere storage tank 192 has a slope that descends toward the rear of the back mechanism frame main body 161 and that moves to the left as viewed from the back side of the back mechanism frame main body 161. A discharge port 192a for discharging game balls in the ball storage tank 192 to the outside is formed on the bottom surface of the ball storage tank 192.

  As shown in FIG. 7, the discharge port 192a of the sphere storage tank 192 disposed on the upper part of the back mechanism frame main body 161 is located on the back surface of the rear wall 161a. A flow path forming recess 184 for forming a game ball flow path connected to the discharge port 192a of the tank 192 is formed. The flow path forming recess 184 is formed on the back surface of the rear wall 161 a and at a position adjacent to the upper and right end portions when viewed from the back surface side of the back mechanism frame 160. Of these, the upper flow path forming recess 184 has an alignment guide flow path mounting portion 194 having an inclination that goes downward toward the right side, and an alignment guide flow path forming member 193 is attached to form an alignment guide flow path 193a. ing.

  Note that a part of the alignment guide channel 193a is arranged to protrude rearward of the sphere storage tank 192. That is, the alignment guide channel 193a is disposed behind and below the ball storage tank 192. Accordingly, the accessory device arrangement space 188 for arranging the accessory device 25 on the back side of the game board formed below the ball storage tank 192 and in front of the alignment guide flow path 193a can be widened. It becomes possible to dispose a simple game board 1.

  As shown in FIG. 3, the right-side channel forming recess 184 has a discharge device disposing recess 185 communicating with the channel forming recess 184 at the approximate center in the vertical direction. Can be attached. The discharge device disposing recess 185 is formed so as to extend in the center direction of the back mechanism frame 160, and a part of the end portion on the center side communicates with the connecting recess 183. A guide channel forming member 196 is attached to the upper portion of the right channel forming recess 184 with the discharge device disposing recess 185 as a boundary, and communicates with the alignment guide channel 193a and connected to the discharging device 190. A guiding channel is formed. A lower flow path forming member 197 is attached to the lower part of the right flow path forming recess 184 with the discharge device disposing recess 185 as a boundary, and guides the game ball discharged from the discharge device 190 downward. A lower flow path 198 is formed. Further, a ball passage 199 is formed so as to communicate from the guide passage forming member 196 to the lower passage forming member 197.

  The discharge device 190 is attached to a discharge device disposition recess 185 formed at the approximate center in the vertical direction at the right end portion of the back mechanism frame body 161 viewed from the back side. The discharge device 190 has an inlet for receiving a game ball connected to the outlet channel at the upper part and a discharge port for discharging the game ball connected to the lower channel at the lower part, and the discharge launch control device 34 controls the game. By operating the discharge device 190 under the control of the device 30, a predetermined number of game balls are discharged to the lower flow path 198.

  The lower flow path connected to the discharge port of the discharge device 190 is formed by the lower flow path forming member 197 attached along the right end as viewed from the back surface side of the back mechanism frame 160 and is discharged from the discharge device 190. The game ball is guided downward. The lower flow path is connected to the upper plate 153 so that a predetermined number of game balls discharged from the discharge device 190 are discharged to the upper plate 153 formed on the front surface of the firing operation unit 150. Yes. Note that game balls are always waiting in the flow path from the discharge port 192a of the ball storage tank 192 to the discharge device 190, and the game balls in the flow path are discharged by the discharge device 190. Along with this, a game ball flows from the ball storage tank 192 into the flow path.

  As shown in FIGS. 1, 4, and 8, the gaming board 1 to be fitted into the opening 131 of the front frame body 130 includes a gaming board body 1 b and a gaming board back surface constituting member 80 arranged on the back side of the gaming board body 1 b. With. The game board main body 1b is made of a transparent synthetic resin (for example, polycarbonate or acrylic), and has a first game area 1a surrounded by a game area partition wall 9 on the front surface, and fires into the first game area 1a. A game ball (hit ball; game medium) is fired from a device (not shown) to play a game.

  .. Are attached to the front side of the game board main body 1b. The game area partition members 8, 8,... Have a game area partition wall 9 that partitions the first game area 1a. The game area partition members 8, 8,... Have a predetermined thickness and are arranged at the four corners of the front surface of the game board main body 1b to partition the first game area 1a. The arranged side surface forms a game area partition wall 9 that partitions the first game area 1a. Moreover, the game area partition members 8, 8,... Are made of an opaque material so that the inside of the gaming machine 100 cannot be seen from other than the first game area 1a.

  Further, in the game area partition members 8, 8,... Arranged at the four corners of the game board main body 1b, engagement recesses 8b that allow the game board 1 to be attached to and detached from the openings formed in the front frame main body 130, A fixed recess 8c is formed. The game area partition members 8 and 8 on the upper left and right sides as viewed from the front side are formed with engagement recesses 8b in which the engagement members 132 and 132 provided on the front frame body 130 can be engaged. Fixed to the upper and lower game area partition members 8, 8 when viewed from the front side is a fixed recess 8 c that can be engaged with a fixed portion provided on the front frame body 130. Then, the engaging recesses 8b and 8b are engaged with the engaging members 132 and 132 from the front side with respect to the opening formed in the front frame main body 130, and the other end portion is rearward with the engaging portion as an axis. The game board 1 is fixed to the front frame body 130 by rotating and accommodating in the opening, and engaging the fixing portions 133 and 133 with the fixing recesses 8c and 8c.

  In the first game area 1a formed on the front side of the game board main body 1b constituting the game board 1, a start winning opening 10 serving as a prize device is provided as a game apparatus for guiding the decoration of the game board 1 and the game balls to flow down. In addition, there are provided the general prize winning devices 2, 2 provided in the ordinary variable prize winning device 3, the special variable prize winning device 4, and the general prize winning formation members 14, 14. Further, as the gaming apparatus, there are provided hitting direction changing members 11 and 11 called windmills that constitute obstacle members, a number of obstacle nails (not shown), and a flow direction restriction device 7. In addition to the above, as a gaming device, there are provided a normal start gate 6, an out port 5 for collecting gaming balls that have not won a prize, and a game board decoration device such as a lamp / LED. Further, a second game area 20 (to be described later) through which a game ball can flow down is provided on the back side of the game board main body 1b, and an introduction port to the second game area 20 is provided in the first game area 1a as a gaming device. The warp inlets 12 and 12 and the outlet 13 from the second game area 20 are provided.

  The normal start gate 6 is a gate through which a game ball can pass vertically, and a gate sensor 6a (shown in FIG. 4) for detecting the passage of the game ball is provided therein. The start condition of the normal variation display game is established based on the detection of the game ball by the gate sensor 6a. In addition, the usual figure change display game is displayed on a not-shown usual figure change display provided on the front side of the game board 1. Further, on the front side of the game board 1, there is provided a not-illustrated ordinary start memory display for displaying the number of unprocessed first ordinary figure variation display games by blinking LEDs.

  The start winning opening 10 and the normal variation winning apparatus 3 are located below the first game area 1a, and a start opening sensor for detecting the inflow of game balls is provided therein. The start winning opening 10 and the normal variation winning apparatus 3 are special figure start winning openings, and the start condition of the special figure changing display game is established based on the detection of the game ball by the start opening sensor. Yes. The special figure fluctuation display game is displayed on a special figure fluctuation display (not shown) provided on the front side of the game board 1. Further, on the front side of the game board 1, a special figure start memory display (not shown) for displaying the number of unprocessed special figure variation display games by blinking LEDs is provided.

  The normal variation winning device 3 includes a pair of left and right opening / closing members 3a, 3a, and is disposed below the start winning opening 10, and the opening / closing members 3a, 3a are in a closed state in which a game ball cannot normally flow (game). However, if the result of the normal fluctuation display game becomes a predetermined stop display mode (for example, “7”), it becomes a normal hit and the normal fluctuation A state in which the open / close members 3a, 3a of the winning device 3 are opened in a reverse “C” shape for a predetermined time (for example, 0.5 seconds) and the game balls are likely to flow into the normal variation winning device 3 (a state advantageous to the player) ) To be changed. This facilitates the start of the special figure variation display game.

  The special figure variation display game is executed by a special figure fluctuation display device provided in the first game area 1a. The display game corresponding to the special figure fluctuation display game executed here is the display unit described above. 170 is displayed on the image display surface 171. The display area of the display game corresponding to the special figure variation display game is an area partitioned by the display area partition walls 64 and 89 and the accessory device 25 disposed on the back side of the game board main body 1b, and is transparent. Through the game board main body 1b made of a material, the image display surface 171 of the display unit 170 arranged on the back side is an area that can be visually recognized. It should be noted that the game machine 100 may not be provided with the special figure fluctuation display, and the special figure fluctuation display game may be executed only by the display unit 170. And, as a result of the special figure variation display game, when the display form of the special figure fluctuation display becomes a special result form (for example, “7”), it becomes a big hit and a special gaming state (so-called big hit state) Become. Corresponding to this, the display mode of the display game on the image display surface 171 is also a special result mode (for example, any one of the numbers of the flat eyes such as “7, 7, 7”).

  The special variable winning device 4 is provided with a large winning opening that is opened and closed by an attacker-type opening / closing door 4a that can be opened by rotating in a direction in which the upper end side is tilted toward the front side. By converting the winning opening from the closed state to the opened state, the inflow of game balls into the large winning opening is facilitated. The open / close door 4a is driven by a solenoid (large winning opening SOL). In addition, a special winning opening sensor (count sensor) for detecting a game ball that has entered the special winning opening is disposed inside the special winning opening (winning area).

  The general prize opening forming members 14 and 14 are arranged along the game area partition wall 9 located at the lower part of the first game area 1a, and the general prize opening 2 and 2 are formed on the front side. In addition, a general winning opening sensor for detecting a game ball that has entered the general winning openings 2 and 2 is disposed in the general winning openings 2 and 2. In addition, the general prize opening forming members 14 and 14 are decorated with a game and partially configured to transmit light, and are provided with LEDs and the like, and a game board for decorating the game board 1. Part of the decoration device.

  The game balls that are driven into the first game area 1a by starting the game are the general winning ports 2, 2, the special drawing starting winning port (starting winning port 10, ordinary variable winning device 3), the big winning port. When a prize is entered in any of the prize winning openings such as (special variable prize winning apparatus 4), a predetermined number of game balls corresponding to each prize winning opening are discharged under the control of the discharge launch control device 34 (discharge launch control board). The device 190 is discharged (dispensed) to the upper plate 153.

  Further, the flow-down direction regulating device 7 is attached so as to protrude from the front surface of the game board main body 1b that becomes the first game area 1a. This flow direction regulating device 7 is a member made of a material having translucency, and is formed in a substantially U shape from an armor portion 7a and guide portions 7b, 7b connected to both ends thereof, and a U-shaped opening portion. Is arranged in the central part of the first game area 1a so as to face downward, and divides the central part of the first game area 1a. As a result, the game balls launched into the first game area 1a and flowing down are distributed to the left and right of the first game area 1a, so that the visibility of the image display surface 171 in the central portion of the first game area 1a is maintained. It has become.

  The armor portion 7a of the flow direction restriction device 7 has an arc shape that is arranged on the upper side and protrudes upward with respect to the central portion of the first game area 1a, and its upper surface is lowered from the center to the left and right It is considered as an inclined surface. Since the upper surface is arcuate in this way, the game balls that are launched above the first game area 1a and flow down can be distributed to the left and right along the inclination.

  In addition, the guide portions 7b and 7b continuous to the end portion of the armor portion 7a are arranged on the left and right with respect to the central portion of the first game area 1a and extend downward. The guide portions 7b and 7b are for guiding the game balls distributed left and right by the armor portion 7a downward so as not to return to the central portion. In addition, warp inlets 12 and 12 that serve as inlets to the warp flow path are provided at the lower ends of the guide portions 7b and 7b, outside the flow direction regulating device 7 (the guide portion 7b and the opposing game area partition wall 9). It is formed so that it can accept game balls flowing down. Further, a warp hole penetrating in the front-rear direction is formed in a portion of the game board main body 1b where the warp inlets 12 and 12 are arranged, and game balls flowing from the warp inlets 12 and 12 are placed on the back side of the game board main body 1b. It is possible to be guided to the formed second game area 20 described later.

  In addition, a lead-out port 13 from the second game region 20 described later is formed above the start winning port 10 in the first game region 1a. This lead-out port 13 is configured by attaching a lead-out port forming member 23 to a lead-out hole penetrating in the front-rear direction formed in the game board main body 1b. The outlet opening forming member 23 has substantially the same thickness as the game board main body 1b, and a cylindrical opening 23a that forms the outlet 13 is formed in a portion fitted into the outlet hole. The lower surface (the bottom surface of the outlet 13) on the inner peripheral surface of the cylindrical opening 23a is a curved surface that matches the shape of the stage member 21 to be described later and is inclined forward. The game ball guided forward from the stage can be guided to the first game area 1a. Further, a downstream end portion of the ball guide path 22 formed so as to extend along the front-rear direction below the stage is formed below the lower surface on which the curved game ball rolls. Has been. The downstream end of the ball guide path 22 positioned at the front end of the outlet opening forming member is positioned immediately above the start winning opening 10, and the game ball flowing down here has a high probability. To flow into.

  As shown in FIGS. 4 and 9, a game board back surface constituting member 80 is attached to the back surface side of the game board main body 1 b constituting the game board 1. The game board back surface constituting member 80 is formed in a rectangular shape along the periphery of the game board main body 1b from the upper cover member 81, the lower cover member 82, and the side cover member 84, and is made of a synthetic resin (transparent or translucent). For example, it is made of polycarbonate or ABS. A substantially rectangular viewing opening 87 is formed at a substantially central portion of the game board back surface component 80 so as to overlap most of the first game area 1a formed in the game board main body 1b.

  The upper cover member 81 is a plate-like member that covers the upper portion of the back surface of the game board main body 1b, and has a shape in which the left and right and upper peripheral edges follow the outer periphery of the upper portion of the game board main body 1b. Further, the lower peripheral edge has a curved shape so as to substantially follow the game area partition wall 9 forming the peripheral edge of the first game area 1a formed on the front side of the game board main body 1b.

  Further, the accessory device 25 is attached to the back surface of the game board main body 1b in the portion where the upper cover member 81 is disposed. The detailed configuration of the accessory device 25 will be described later. Most of the accessory device 25 is arranged below the lower peripheral edge of the upper cover member 81. The front side can be seen through the game board body 1b from the front side of the game board 1, and on this front side, for example, a model name, a decoration pattern, etc. are drawn, and a decorated mounting base 41, decoration A plate 42 is arranged.

  As shown in FIG. 15A, the accessory device 25 is provided with a decorative member 76 and a driving device 90 for driving the decorative member 76. As the game progresses, FIG. As shown in b), the decoration member 76 is made to appear in the visual recognition opening 87, thereby effecting the game. Further, as shown in FIG. 4, the accessory device 25 is a part of the game board decoration device, and the first effect control device 33 is controlled via the second effect control device 31. ing. In addition, the accessory device 25 has a predetermined front-rear width, and also has a function of preventing the inside of the gaming machine 100 from being seen from the upper gap between the game board 1 and the display unit 170.

  The lower cover member 82 is a plate-like member that covers the lower part of the back surface of the game board main body 1b, and has a shape in which the left and right and lower peripheral edges are along the outer periphery of the lower part of the game board main body 1b. . Further, the upper peripheral edge can cover the rear part of the lower accessory device (ordinary variable winning device 3, special variable winning device 4, general winning opening forming members 14, 14) provided in the first game area 1a. The shape along the upper edge of the portion where the lower accessory device is disposed. A lower cover member 60 that covers the rear portion of the lower accessory device is attached to the rear surface side of the lower cover member 82. That is, the lower cover member 82 forms a mounting base for the lower cover member 60.

  The lower covering member 60 has a winning ball flow path for flowing down the game balls won in the starting winning port 10, the normal variation winning device 3, the special variable winning device 4, the general winning ports 2, 2 and the like on the front side thereof. The winning ball flow path is connected to a flow path (not shown) that communicates with the outside of the gaming machine 100 (the collection bin of the island facility). Further, the left end portion of the lower covering member 60 as viewed from the back side is formed with a connecting portion 62 having a rotating shaft extending along the up-down direction, and the second effect control device 31 is moved in the left-right direction. Is pivotally supported in a door-like manner.

  Further, the lower covering member 60 is made of a transparent material, and a part thereof is processed like a lens, and the light from the LED provided on the LED substrate (not shown) disposed on the back side is used as the lower accessory device. It also has the function of guiding towards Further, a plate-like display area partition wall 64 that is colored and made translucent is formed on the upper portion of the lower covering member 60, partitioning the display area and preventing the inside of the gaming machine 100 from being seen. Yes. Note that the shape of the display area partition wall 64 is a shape (partially curved) corresponding to the member disposed on the front surface of the lower covering member 60. The LED substrate 63 is horizontally disposed below the display area partition wall 64 so as to be parallel to the display area partition wall 64. Then, by illuminating the display area partition wall 64 from below with the LEDs disposed on the upper surface of the LED substrate 63, the light decorates the game area via the translucent display area partition wall 64. Yes. In addition, a relay substrate 65 for relaying the wiring is provided on the back surface of the lower covering member 60. Further, the second effect control device 31 is attached to the back surface side of the lower covering member 60, and the game control device 30 is attached to the back surface side of the second effect control device 31.

  The second effect control device 31 includes an effect data board including a ROM that stores image data and the like, and a driver board that includes a board decoration driver for driving the game board decoration device. The production control is performed by On the back side of the second effect control device 31, a connector portion (not shown) for direct connection with the connector portion 33a of the first effect control device 33 is exposed. In addition, a pair of support portions 31a and 31a having a rotation shaft extending along the left-right direction is formed on the back side of the second effect control device 31, and the game control device 30 is formed in a door shape in the vertical direction. It is designed to be pivotally supported. Further, in the vicinity of the support portions 31a and 31a that pivotally support the game control device 30 that controls the game, the game control device 30 is arranged along the back surface of the first effect control device 33, that is, the game control device 30. Is provided with a holding member (not shown) for holding the upright state. That is, the back surface of the second performance control device 31 forms a pedestal for attaching the game control device 30.

  That is, the second effect control device 31 and the game control device 30 provided with the effect data board depending on the model are attached to the game board 1, and the first effect control device 33 and the discharge and emission control device that can be used in common by a plurality of models. 34, the power supply device 37 is attached to the front frame body 130 or the back mechanism frame 160. Therefore, by changing the game board 1, only the device (board) depending on the model is exchanged, and the game content of the gaming machine 100 can be changed.

  The side cover member 84 is attached along the left and right side edges of the game board main body 1b. The side cover member 84 is disposed so that the upper end portion is in contact with the lower end of the upper cover member 81 and is continuous. The cover member 82 is arranged so as to be in contact with the upper end of the cover member 82 and to be continuous. Further, a side wall member 88 including a display area partition wall 89 integrally with the side cover member 84 is attached.

  The side wall member 88 includes a display area partition wall 89 that partitions the display area, and the display area partition wall 89 extends in the vertical direction and extends backward with respect to the game board main body 1b. The The left and right display area partition walls 89 are arranged substantially perpendicular to the game board main body 1b. More specifically, the left and right display area partition walls 89 are arranged slightly obliquely so that the intervals are narrowed toward the rear. Yes.

  The display area partition wall 89 is semi-transparent so that the inside of the gaming machine 100 cannot be seen through the display area partition wall 89, and is configured to conceal the outside of the display area partition wall 89 from the front. Yes. The surface of the display area partition wall 89 that is disposed on the side end side of the game board main body 1b is formed with wavy irregularities, and is further disposed on the center side of the game board main body 1b of the display area partition wall 89. An opaque decorative sticker is affixed to the surface of the game machine 100 so that the inside of the gaming machine 100 cannot be seen through the display area partition wall 89.

  By the accessory device 25 and the display area partition walls 89 and 64 having the above-described configuration, a cylindrical space along the front-rear direction is formed on the back side of the game board main body 1b. The display area partition walls 89 and 64 and the accessory device 25 are arranged so as to be close to an image display surface 171 of a display unit 170 (to be described later) arranged behind the game board 1 (no contact). A display area such as a display game corresponding to the variable display game is partitioned. That is, an area surrounded by the display area partition walls 89 and 64 and the accessory device 25 in the image display surface 171 of the display unit 170 is a display area (viewing area) that can be viewed from the front side of the game board 1. As a result, the image of the display unit 170 is displayed over most of the first game area 1a. As will be described later, a part of the area surrounded by the display area partition walls 89 and 64 and the accessory device 25 on the back side of the game board main body 1b is the second game area 20 in which the game ball can flow down. ing.

  In addition, since the area of the image display surface 171 is larger than the visual recognition opening 87 formed in the game board back surface structural member 80, the 1st effect control apparatus is displayed so that a predetermined | prescribed image may be displayed on the area | region exposed from the visual recognition opening 87. 33. In addition, as described above, the display area partition walls 89 and 64 and the accessory device 25 also have a function of preventing the inside of the gaming machine 100 from being seen, and the outer peripheral portion of the visual recognition opening 87 surrounded by them. This area is not visible from the front side of the game board 1.

  In addition, on the back surfaces of the upper cover member 81 and the lower cover member 82, pressing portions 83, 83,... Projecting rearward are formed in the vicinity of the periphery arranged along the left and right end portions of the game board main body 1b. . 8, the pressing portions 83, 83,... Are arranged on the front surface of the display unit 170 (the front surface of the display unit case 174 forming the outer frame of the display unit 170) arranged on the back surface side of the game board 1. The end portion then comes into contact. Since the display unit 170 is urged forward by a compression coil spring 182 as an urging member, the pressing units 83, 83,... And the display unit 170 are held in close contact with each other.

  Further, the pressing parts 83, 83,... Are made of a material having a low friction coefficient (for example, a base part 83a formed on the back surface of the upper cover member 81 and the back surface of the lower cover member 82 and a screw attached to the rear end of the base part 83a. , Polyacetal, metal) and a pressing member 83b. Further, in addition to the pressing member 83b, the base portion 83a of the pressing portions 83, 83 located on the right side when viewed from the back side of the upper cover member 81 and the lower cover member 82 can be rotated around an axis along the vertical direction. A simple roller 83c can be attached to the corner located outside.

  Since the pressing portions 83, 83, etc. that contact the front surface of the display unit 170 have such a configuration, the pressing portions 83, 83,. It can be moved to any position.

  Further, the pressing portions 83, 83,... Have a predetermined front-rear width, and the pressing portions 83, 83,... Abut on the front surface of the display unit 170, as shown in FIG. The game board 1 and the display unit 170 are arranged in parallel at a predetermined interval, and a space is formed between them. The front and rear widths of the pressing portions 83, 83,... Are slightly larger than the front and rear widths of the display area partition walls 89 and 64 and the accessory device 25 described above, and the pressing portions 83, 83,. The display area partition walls 89 and 64 and the accessory device 25 are arranged at positions close to the image display surface 171.

  Further, the accessory device 25 arranged on the upper back of the game board 1 is accommodated in a display unit accommodating portion 168 that forms an accessory device arrangement space 188. In the upper part of the display unit storage portion 168, the ball storage tank 192 is positioned above, and the alignment guide flow path forming member 193 that forms the alignment guide flow path 193a behind the rear wall 161a is positioned. ing. That is, the accessory device 25 is disposed between the game board 1 and the alignment guide flow path 193a and below the ball storage tank 192.

  In view of the above, a ball discharge mechanism for discharging game balls is provided on the back side of the front frame 120, and the ball discharge mechanism is disposed behind the game board 1 and above the variable display device (display unit 170). A ball storage tank 192 for storing game balls, and an alignment guide channel 193a arranged behind and below the ball storage tank 192 for aligning and guiding the game balls flowing down from the ball storage tank 192; , And the accessory device 25 is disposed between the game board 1 and the alignment guide flow path 193a and below the ball storage tank 192.

  As described above, since the display unit 170 is arranged on the back side of the gaming machine 100 with a predetermined interval with respect to the game board 1, the distance between the display unit 170 and the player can be secured and a sense of depth can be obtained. In addition, even when a large display unit 170 is used, the player can easily view the structure. Further, it is possible to prevent the display on the image display surface 171 from being difficult to see due to external light entering from the game board side.

  Further, a stage member 21 as a gaming device is arranged in a region surrounded by the display region partition walls 89 and 64 and the accessory device 25 on the back side of the game board main body 1b. The stage member 21 is a plate-like member made of a light-transmitting material, and the left and right end portions are partially supported by the display area partition wall 89 and arranged close to each other, and the rear end portion is displayed. It is arranged at the front-rear position equal to the rear end portion of the area partition wall 89. That is, the stage member 21 divides the cylindrical space along the front-rear direction formed by the display area partition walls 89 and 64 and the accessory device 25 vertically. Then, by arranging the display unit 170 on the back side of the game board 1, the second game area 20 which is a space surrounded by the display unit 170, the display area partition wall 89, the stage member 21 and the accessory device 25 is formed. It is formed on the back side of the game board main body 1b. The game balls that have flowed into the warp inlets 12 and 12 formed in the guide portions 7b and 7b are guided to the second game area 20 formed in this way.

  Warp flow path forming members 24 and 24 forming a game ball flow path forming member as a gaming device are arranged at positions corresponding to the warp inlets 12 and 12 on the back surface of the game board main body 1b. The warp flow path forming members 24, 24 are members made of a material having translucency, and a game ball that flows into the warp inlets 12, 12 and reaches the back surface of the game board main body 1b through the warp hole is used as a stage member. A warp flow path that guides on a stage 21 a formed on the upper surface of 21 is formed inside. This warp channel is a cylindrical channel that allows the game balls to flow down in a row, and the upstream end that serves as the inlet is connected to a warp hole formed in the game board main body 1b. It bends in the direction of the side edge of the game board main body 1b along the back surface of the game board main body 1b, and the downstream side end serving as the outlet is arranged close to the upper side of the side end of the stage 21a. . As a result, the game ball that has flowed into the warp inlet 12 opened to the first game area 1a passes through the warp flow path and moves on the stage 21a formed on the upper surface of the stage member 21 in the second game area 20 on the game board 1. It will be induced to flow downward. As described above, since the game balls are discharged from the warp channel toward the side of the stage, it can be used effectively from end to end of the stage 21a, and a large number of game balls roll on the stage 21a at a time. It becomes possible to make it.

  The stage member 21 is formed in a substantially W shape in which the left and right sides are inclined surfaces that descend toward the center, and the center portion protrudes upward. The upper surface of the stage member 21 is a stage 21a on which a game ball rolls, and the game ball rolls left and right along a substantially W-shaped inclination. Further, the central portion of the stage member 21 is formed so as to be located behind the outlet 13 formed in the game board main body 1 b, and the stage 21 a is the outlet 13 formed by the outlet forming member 23. It continues to the bottom of the. Thereby, the game ball rolling on the stage 21a is guided to the front side and led out from the outlet 13 to the first game area 1a.

  In addition, a rear portion of a ball guide path 22 that is a flow path through which the game ball can flow is formed at the center in the left-right direction of the stage 21a and below the surface on which the game ball rolls. The ball guiding path 22 is a cylindrical flow path having an inner diameter that allows one game ball formed so as to extend along the front-rear direction, and is inclined so as to descend toward the front side. The upstream end of the ball guide path 22 opens to the stage 21a, and the downstream end opens to the front end of the outlet forming member 23 as described above.

  Next, a detailed configuration of the accessory device 25 attached to the upper back of the game board main body 1b will be described with reference to FIGS. The accessory device 25 is a storage case that houses a front decorative member 40 disposed in front and a drive device 90 that is attached to the rear of the front decorative member 40 and includes a movable member 70 and a motor 91 as a drive source. 50.

  As shown in FIGS. 12, 13, and 14, the storage case 50 includes a front wall 51 to which the front decorative member 40 is attached on the front side, and perpendicular to the front wall 51 along the outer periphery of the rear surface of the front wall 51. The side wall 52 is formed so as to extend rearward, and the rear wall 53 is arranged at the rear end portion of the side wall 52 so as to be parallel to the front wall 51 so that the outer periphery is along the side wall 52. Further, the side wall 52 is partially cut off to form an opening 55 that communicates with the storage portion 54 that is an internal space, and the storage case 50 is arranged on the game board main body 1b so that the opening 55 faces downward. It has come to be. A front decorative member 40 is attached to the front surface of the front wall 51 of the storage case 50, and protrudes forward from the front wall 51 to place the front decorative member 40 at a predetermined position. A plurality of bosses 51a, 51a,... Are formed. The front wall 51 is formed with a plurality of screw holes 51b, 51b,... Penetrating in the front and rear directions for fixing the front decorative member 40 with screws.

  A storage portion 54 that is an internal space of the storage case 50 is provided with a movable member 70, a motor 91 as a drive source that drives the movable member 70, and a detection sensor 77 that detects an operating state of the movable member 70. Yes. The movable member 70 is attached to the link member 71 and the link member 71 pivotally supported by the rotation shaft 56 extending rearward from the rear surface of the front wall 51 along the front-rear direction. 55, a decorative member 76 that appears downward, and a tension coil spring 78 as a biasing member that biases the link member 71.

  The link member 71 includes a bearing portion 72 that is rotatably fitted to a rotation shaft 56 formed on the front wall 51, a drive receiving portion 73 that extends from the bearing portion 72, and a decorative member mounting portion 74. Of these, the bearing portion 72 is a cylindrical portion having a longitudinal width slightly shorter than the length of the rotating shaft 56, and has a cylindrical insertion space 72 a extending along the front-rear direction at the center portion. The link member 71 is rotatably supported by inserting the rotation shaft 56 with the bearing members 75 and 75 (bush with flange) attached to the front and rear of the space 72a.

  A drive receiving portion 73 extending perpendicularly to the extending direction of the insertion space 72 a is formed on the rear side portion of the side surface of the bearing portion 72. The drive receiving portion 73 has an extending portion 73a that extends perpendicularly to the extending direction of the insertion space 72a from the side surface of the bearing portion 72, and an extending portion 73a is provided at the tip of the extending portion 73a. A shaft-like pressed portion 73b extending forward is formed perpendicular to the extending direction of the insertion space 72a, that is, along the extending direction of the insertion space 72a. The pressed portion 73 b is a portion that is pressed by a pressing portion 94 c of a power transmission member 94 connected to a motor 91 described later, and its front end extends to a front-rear position that is substantially equal to the front end of the bearing portion 72.

  Further, a decorative member mounting portion 74 extending perpendicularly to the extending direction of the insertion space 72a is formed at a position on the rear side of the side surface of the bearing portion 72 and facing the insertion space 72a. ing. A decorative member 76 imitating the shape of a bat having a size that can be stored in the storage portion 54 is attached to the tip of the decorative member mounting portion 74.

  As shown in FIG. 14A, such a movable member 70 inserts a rotation shaft 56 formed on the rear surface of the front wall 51 into an insertion space 72a of the bearing portion 72 of the link member 71, thereby rotating the rotation shaft. By attaching a fixing member 58 (E-shaped retaining ring) to the tip of 56, the link member 71 is attached to the storage portion 54 in a rotatable state. At this time, the decorative member attaching portion 74 to which the decorative member 76 is attached is attached in such a direction as to be located on the left side of the rotating shaft 56 when viewed from the back side of the accessory device 25. As shown in FIG. 15A, the rotation range of the movable member 70 that is rotatably attached in this way is from a storage position in which the decorative member 76 is stored in the storage portion 54 and cannot be seen from the front side. As shown in FIG. 15 (b), the decorative member 76 appears from the lower opening 55 and is in the range from the front side to the appearing position where it can be seen. Further, a rib-shaped restricting portion (not shown) is formed on the front surface of the rear wall 53 at the rear of the drive receiving portion 73 so as to protrude forward, and is driven by this restricting portion. By restricting the movement range of the receiving portion 73, the rotation range of the movable member 70 is restricted.

  Further, as shown in FIG. 14B, the operation state of the movable member 70 is detected by the detection sensor 77 on the front surface of the decorative member mounting portion 74 on the bearing portion 72 side of the front end portion where the decorative member 76 is mounted. The sensor detection part 74a for performing is formed. The sensor detection unit 74 a has a plate shape extending forward and perpendicular to the front surface of the decorative member mounting unit 74, and is formed in an arc shape that is curved along a circle centering on the rotation shaft 56. ing.

  As shown in FIG. 13, the detection sensor 77 for detecting the operating state of the movable member 70 is an optical sensor in which a light emitting portion 77a and a light receiving portion 77b are arranged to face each other. ON light is output by detecting this light, and is attached to the rear surface of the front wall 51 in the storage portion 54. As shown in FIG. 14A, the detailed mounting position of the detection sensor 77 is the rear surface of the front wall 51 in the storage section 54, and the sensor detection section 74a emits light when the decorative member 76 is in the storage position. It is attached at such a position as to be disposed between the portion 77a and the light receiving portion 77b.

  In this detection sensor 77, when the decoration member 76 is in the storage position, the sensor detection part 74a formed on the decoration member attachment part 74 is inserted between the light emitting part 77a and the light receiving part 77b of the detection sensor 77. In this state, the light from the light emitting portion 77a is blocked and cannot be detected by the light receiving portion 77b, that is, the detection sensor 77 is turned off. Further, as shown in FIG. 15B, when the decorative member 76 is in the appearing position, the sensor detection unit 74a is retracted from between the light emitting unit 77a and the light receiving unit 77b of the detection sensor 77, and from the light emitting unit 77a. Is detected by the light receiving portion 77b, that is, the detection sensor 77 is turned on. Accordingly, it is possible to detect the operation state of the movable member 70 by monitoring the detection sensor 77.

  Further, an urging member fixing portion 74b for fixing one end of a tension coil spring 78 as an urging member is formed on the upper surface on the bearing portion 72 side of the front end portion of the decoration member attaching portion 74 to which the decoration member 76 is attached. Has been. The other end of the tension coil spring 78 whose one end is fixed to the urging member fixing portion 74 b is fixed to a fixing portion 52 a formed on the side wall 52 located above the rotation shaft 56. . As a result, the movable member 70 that can rotate around the rotation shaft 56 is biased so as to return to the storage position in which the decorative member 76 is stored in the storage portion 54.

  As shown in FIG. 14A, the drive device 90 includes a motor 91 (stepping motor) as a drive source, and is positioned at the right side of the movable member 70 aligned in the left-right direction when viewed from the back side of the accessory device 25. The drive shaft 92 of the motor 91 is arranged so as to extend toward the movable member 70 along the left-right direction of the accessory device 25. That is, the extending direction of the drive shaft 92 along the left-right direction of the accessory device 25 is orthogonal to the extending direction of the rotation shaft 56 formed on the front wall 51 along the front-rear direction of the accessory device 25. It has become.

  As shown in FIG. 13, the motor 91 is fixed to a motor mounting member 93, and is fixed in the storage portion 54 by fixing the motor mounting member 93 to the side wall 52. As shown in FIG. 4, the rear surface of the motor mounting member 93 fixed in a predetermined position just fits into the opening 53a formed in the rear surface wall 53 so that both rear surfaces are flush with each other. ing.

  As shown in FIG. 14A, the drive shaft 92 of the motor 91 protrudes from an opening formed on one side surface of the motor mounting member 93, and a power transmission member 94 is attached to the drive shaft 92. Yes. The power transmission member 94 includes a fixed portion 94a fixed to the drive shaft 92, and an extended portion 94b that is positioned at the tip of the fixed portion 94a and extends sideways perpendicular to the extending direction of the drive shaft 92. And a pressing portion 94c formed at the tip of the extending portion 94b and extending toward the movable member 70 along the extending direction of the drive shaft 92 perpendicular to the extending direction of the extending portion 94b. It is a member formed in a crank shape. The pressing portion 94c of the power transmission member 94 is a drive receiving portion located on the right side of the rotation shaft 56 when viewed from the back side of the accessory device 25 in the link member 71 attached to the rotation shaft 56 as described above. 73 to be positioned below the pressed portion 73b of 73.

  As described above, the movable member 70 and the motor 91 are arranged in the left-right direction, and the extending direction of the rotating shaft 56 of the movable member 70 and the extending direction of the drive shaft 92 of the motor 91 are arranged so as to be orthogonal to each other. The front-rear width of the physical device 25 can be reduced, and the accessory device 25 can be efficiently disposed in a narrow space between the game board 1 and the display unit 170.

  From the above, the drive source is constituted by the motor 91, the movable member 70 and the motor 91 are arranged in the left-right direction, the extending direction of the rotating shaft 56 of the movable member 70 and the extending direction of the drive shaft 92 of the motor 91. Are arranged so as to be orthogonal to each other.

  As shown in FIG. 12, the front decorative member 40 attached to the front surface of the storage case 50 includes an attachment base 41 to which various members are attached, and a decorative plate 42 to be attached to the front side of the attachment base 41. Further, the front decoration member 40 includes an LED substrate 46 as a light emitting substrate in which lens members 43, 44, a light diffusion sheet 45, and LEDs 46a, 46a,. Prepare.

  The mounting base 41 is a plate-like member and is arranged to face the back surface of the game board main body 1b, and a part of the mounting base 41 at the left and right ends includes a back surface of the game board main body 1b. Fixing portions 41a and 41a for fixing to are formed. Screw holes 41b and 41b penetrating in the front-rear direction are formed in the fixing portions 41a and 41a. In addition, a positioning boss 41c protruding forward is formed on the front surface of the fixing portions 41a and 41a.

  Further, the mounting base 41 is formed with lens mounting portions 41d, 41d,... That are front and rear openings for mounting the lens members 43, 44. Lens members 43 and 44 are fitted into the lens mounting portions 41d, 41d,. In addition, a decorative plate mounting portion 41e is formed at the upper part on the front side of the mounting base 41, and a decorative plate 42 having a decoration on the front side is fixed thereto with screws. As shown in FIG. 13, the upper portion of the decorative plate 42 extends upward from the mounting base 41.

  The lens members 43 and 44 are made of a material that can transmit light, and as shown in FIG. 12, projecting portions 43a and 44a that protrude forward and have a shape that fits the lens mounting portions 41d, 41d,. The convex portions 43a and 44a are fitted into the lens mounting portion from behind. The lens members 43, 44 are provided with a central lens member 43 having a convex portion 43a in the shape of the word “sphere king”, and cylindrical convex portions 44a, 44a,. It is divided into side lens members 44 and 44 having them. Further, the convex portion 43a shaped like the “field” of the central lens member 43 is formed with an elliptical central decorative member attaching portion 43b on the front side, and the central decorative member 47 is attached thereto. It has become. The central lens member 43 is provided with a light diffusion sheet 45 in a recess formed on the back surface side by forming the protrusion 43a on the front surface. In addition, since the front side is covered with the center decoration member 47, the light diffusion sheet 45 is not disposed in the portion where the center decoration member attachment portion 43b is formed.

  The light diffusion sheet 45 diffuses light from the LEDs 46a, 46a,... Arranged behind the central lens member 43 so that the entire convex portion 43a of the central lens member 43 emits light uniformly. It is made into the shape which just fits in the part used as the bottom face of a recessed part. The side lens members 44, 44 are not provided with the light diffusion sheet 45, but the projections 44a, 44a,... Of the side lens members 44, 44 are provided with irregularities for diffusing light. The convex portions 44a, 44a,... Of the side lens members 44, 44 emit light uniformly.

  The LED board 46 includes a plurality of LEDs 46a, 46a,... As light emitting sources on the front side, is disposed along the front surface of the front wall 51 of the storage case 50, and illuminates the lens members 43, 44 from behind. The decoration by. As described above, a plurality of bosses 51a, 51a,... Projecting forward are formed on the front surface of the front wall 51 of the storage case 50, and the bosses 51a, 51a,. Possible insertion holes 46b, 46b, ... are formed corresponding to the positions of the bosses 51a, 51a, .... The LED board 46 is arranged at a predetermined position on the front surface of the front wall 51 of the storage case 50 by arranging the bosses 51a, 51a,... Through the insertion holes 46b, 46b. Yes.

  Further, the bosses 51a, 51a,... Are formed corresponding to the positions of the concave portions of the central lens member 43 disposed on the front side of the LED substrate 46, and the forward projecting width is close to the bottom surface of the concave portions. It is the width which is arranged. As a result, the light diffusing sheet 45 with the tips of the bosses 51a, 51a,... Disposed on the bottom surface of the recess is pressed from behind, and the light diffusing sheet 45 is disposed in close contact with the bottom surface of the recess.

  The front wall 51 of the storage case 50 is formed with wiring openings 51c and 51c penetrating in the front-rear direction for allowing wiring to be connected to the LED substrate 46 disposed on the front surface to be connected to the LED substrate 46. The wiring is arranged in the storage portion 54 through the wiring openings 51c and 51c. Further, as shown in FIG. 15A, a wiring holding portion 57 that holds wiring is formed inside the storage case 50. Further, a wiring opening 52b for leading the wiring passing through the storage portion 54 to the outside is formed on the right side of the storage case 50 as viewed from the back side of the accessory device. In addition to the wiring connected to the LED board 46, the wiring of the detection sensor 77 and the motor 91 disposed in the storage portion 54 is also led out through the wiring opening 52b. In this way, the wiring is passed through the accessory device 25 and led out from the side, so that the wiring can be reliably hidden.

  12, the front wall 51 of the storage case 50 is formed with a plurality of screw holes 51b, 51b,... Penetrating in the front-rear direction, corresponding to the positions of the screw holes 51b, 51b,. The LED board 46 and the lens members 43 and 44 are also formed with screw holes. And the screwing part is formed in the back surface of the attachment base 41 in the position corresponding to this screw hole 51b, 51b, .... Thereby, by screwing the screw from the rear surface side of the front wall 51 of the storage case 50 to the screwing portion of the mounting base 41 in a state where each member is disposed on the front side of the front wall 51 of the storage case 50, The front decorative member 40 can be fixed to the front surface of the storage case 50. In this way, by fixing the front decoration member 40 to the front surface of the storage case 50, the lens members 43 and 44 and the LED substrate 46 are sandwiched between the mounting base 41 and the front wall 51 of the storage case 50. It becomes. As shown in FIG. 11, the storage case 50 that stores the movable member 70 and the driving device 90 is sized to be hidden behind the mounting base 41 and the decorative plate 42 as viewed from the front side.

  From the above, the front decoration member 40 functions as the attachment base 41 for attaching the accessory device 25 to the back of the game board, and includes the storage case 50 that stores the movable member 70 and the drive source (motor 91). Between the mounting base 41 and the front wall 51 of the storage case 50, the lens members 43 and 44 and a light emitting substrate (LED substrate 46) provided with a plurality of light emitting sources (LEDs 46a, 46a,...) Are arranged. It will be established.

  The accessory device 25 configured as described above is arranged so that the front surface of the mounting base 41 of the front decoration member 40 faces the back surface of the game board main body 1b, as shown in FIGS. It is fixed to the game board main body 1b by fixing portions 41a, 41a formed on the mounting base 41. Positioning holes for receiving the screwing portions 1c, 1c,... And the boss 41c at positions corresponding to the screw holes 41b, 41b formed in the fixing portions 41a, 41a and the positioning boss 41c on the back surface of the game board main body 1b. 1d and 1d are formed so that the mounting base 41 can be fixed at a predetermined position of the game board main body 1b. In addition, the part in which the fixing | fixed part 41a and 41a were formed is a part located in the back side of the game area division member 8 and 8, and is a position which cannot be seen from a player so that decorativeness may not be impaired. It has become.

  In the accessory device 25 attached in this way, the upper portions of the fixing portions 41a and 41a and the decoration plate 42 are arranged between the upper cover member 81 and the game board main body 1b, and most of the other parts are the upper cover member 81. It is arranged below the lower periphery. The front surfaces of the mounting base 41 and the decorative plate 42 are visible from the front side of the game board 1 through the game board main body 1b. In addition, the storage case 50 that houses the movable member 70 and the driving device 90 is sized so as to be hidden behind the mounting base 41 and the decorative plate 42, so that it cannot be seen by the player and the decorativeness is not impaired. .

  The accessory device 25 is controlled by the first effect control device 33 via the second effect control device 31, and operates in accordance with the progress of the game. As shown in FIG. 15A, the decoration member 76 is in a storage position stored inside the accessory device 25 in a normal state, and is hidden so as not to be seen by the player. Then, for example, the motor 91 of the driving device 90 is driven to operate the movable member 70 in accordance with the progress of the game, such as a reach notice in the variable display game or an effect during the reach state.

  In this way, when the motor 91 is driven so that the pressing portion 94c moves upward in the state where the decorative member 76 shown in FIG. 15A is in the storage position, the pressed portion 73b is pushed upward and the link member. 71 rotates around the rotation shaft 56 in the counterclockwise direction when viewed from the back side of the accessory device 25, and the decorative member 76 is moved downward from the opening 55 as shown in FIGS. Move to the appearing position.

  The accessory device 25 also has a function as a partition member that divides the upper portion of the visual recognition opening 87, and the decorative member 76 is exposed from the lower side of the accessory device 25, thereby overlapping the front side of the image display surface 171. It becomes visible from the player in the state of being. Therefore, by performing display in conjunction with the appearance of the decorative member 76 on the image display surface 171, more effective effects can be achieved and the entertainment of the game can be improved.

  On the other hand, as shown in FIGS. 11 and 15B, when the decorative member 76 in the appearing position is stored in the storage portion 54, the motor 91 is driven so that the pressing portion 94c moves downward. To do. Since the link member 71 is biased so that the decorative member mounting portion 74 moves upward by a tension coil spring 78 as a biasing member, the link member 71 is centered on the rotation shaft 56 and the accessory device 25. As shown in FIG. 15A, the decorative member 76 is moved to the storage position in which the decorative member 76 is stored.

  From the above, the front frame 120 and the front frame 120 can be attached to and detached from the game board main body 1b formed of a transparent member, and obstacle members (flow direction regulating device 7, striking direction changing members 11, 11) and A game board 1 provided with a winning device (start winning port 10, normal variable winning device 3, special variable winning device 4, general winning ports 2, 2) and a front frame 120 separated by a predetermined distance behind the game board main body 1b. A display device (display unit 170) that is arranged and executes a variable display game related to a game, and allows a display area (image display surface 171) of the variable display device to be visible from the front of the game board 1 In 100, an accessory device 25 is disposed between the game board 1 and the variable display device, and the accessory device 25 is visible from the front of the game board and is provided in front, and a front decoration member 40 is provided. Provided behind The movable member 70 and a drive source (motor 91) provided behind the front decorative member 40 and driving the movable member 70 are provided. The movable member 70 is attached to the front decorative member 40 according to the display contents of the variable display game. This means that the player appears from the concealed position to a position that is visible to the player.

  In the above-described embodiment, the game board 1 is configured to be attached to the front frame 120 from the front side. However, the game board 1 may be attached to the front frame 120 from the rear side (or slide-inserted from the side). . In this case, the back mechanism frame 160 is closed after the game board 1 is mounted on the front frame 120. At this time, the display unit 170 is pressed backward, and the accessory device 25 is accommodated in the accessory device arrangement space 188. Is done. Further, even if the game board 1 is mounted from the front side as in the present embodiment, if the back mechanism frame 160 is opened for maintenance or the like, the display unit 170 may be displayed when the back mechanism frame 160 is closed again. The accessory device 25 is accommodated in the accessory device arrangement space 188 by being pushed rearward.

  Further, although the back mechanism frame 160 can be opened and closed, the back mechanism frame 160 that cannot be opened and closed may be used in the case where the game board 1 is mounted from the front side. Further, the display unit 170 may be arranged on the back side of the front frame body 130 so as to be movable back and forth without providing the back mechanism frame 160 separately.

  Moreover, although the installation location of the accessory device 25 is provided in the upper part of the back surface of the game board main body 1b, the present invention is not limited to this, and may be provided anywhere between the game board main body 1b and the display unit 170. You may fix to places other than the back surface of the game board main body 1b. Also, the type and number of decorative members, the operation mode, etc. are arbitrary.

  The gaming machine 100 as described above is attachable to and detachable from the front frame 120 and the front frame 120 side. The gaming board main body 1b formed of a transparent member has an obstacle member (flow direction regulating device 7, hitting direction changing member 11). 11) and a winning device (start winning port 10, normal variable winning device 3, special variable winning device 4, general winning ports 2, 2) and a predetermined distance behind the game board main body 1b. A variable display device (display unit 170) that is arranged on the front frame 120 and executes a variable display game related to a game, and the display area (image display surface 171) of the variable display device can be viewed from the front of the game board 1 The accessory device 25 is disposed between the game board 1 and the variable display device, and the accessory device 25 is visible from the front of the game board and is provided in front. And the front decorative member 40 And a drive source (motor 91) that is provided behind the front decoration member 40 and drives the movable member 70. The movable member 70 is provided in accordance with the display contents of the variable display game. A position hidden by the front decorative member 40 is made to appear at a position that can be seen by the player.

Therefore, the accessory device 25 disposed between the game board 1 and the variable display device has a front decoration member 40 that is visible from the front of the game board and is provided at the front, and a movable member behind the front decoration member 40. 70 and the drive source are provided, the drive source and the wiring can be hidden by the front decorative member 40. In particular, since the game board 1 is formed of a transparent member, the wiring can be seen from the player simply by attaching the accessory device 25, but the wiring is surely hidden by such a configuration. Even if the accessory device 25 is arranged, the decorativeness of the gaming machine 100 is not impaired.
Furthermore, the accessory device 25 causes the movable member 70 to appear from a position concealed by the front decoration member 40 to a position visible to the player in accordance with the display content of the variable display game. Production and notification can be performed, and the fun of the game can be improved.
Further, since the accessory device 25 is arranged on the front side of the variable display device, the movable member 70 can be made to appear so as to overlap the display area of the variable display device, and the effect of production can be improved.

  The front decoration member 40 functions as an attachment base 41 for attaching the accessory device 25 to the back side of the game board, and includes a storage case 50 for storing the movable member 70 and the drive source (motor 91). Between the lens case 43 and 44 and a light emitting substrate (LED substrate 46) provided with a plurality of light emitting sources (LEDs 46a, 46a,...). Yes.

Therefore, the front decoration member 40 functions as an attachment base 41 for attaching the accessory device 25 to the back of the game board. Therefore, the accessory device 25 can be attached directly to the game board 1, and the accessory device 25 can be installed in a narrow space. Can be disposed.
Further, a storage case 50 for storing the movable member 70 and the drive source is provided, and light emission in which the lens members 43 and 44 and a plurality of light emission sources are provided between the mounting base 41 and the front wall 51 of the storage case 50 is provided. Since the substrate is sandwiched and disposed, the front decoration member 40 is decorated by light emission, and the decoration effect can be enhanced by concealing the movable member 70 and the drive source behind it.

  Further, the drive source is configured by the motor 91, and the movable member 70 and the motor 91 are arranged in the left-right direction, and the extending direction of the rotating shaft 56 of the movable member 70 and the extending direction of the drive shaft 92 of the motor 91 are orthogonal to each other. Are arranged as follows.

  Therefore, the movable member 70 and the motor 91 are arranged in the left-right direction, and the extending direction of the rotating shaft 56 of the movable member 70 and the extending direction of the drive shaft 92 of the motor 91 are arranged so as to be orthogonal to each other. The accessory device 25 can be efficiently disposed in a narrow space between the display device and the variable display device (display unit 170).

  In addition, a ball discharge mechanism for discharging game balls is provided on the back side of the front frame 120. The ball discharge mechanism is disposed behind the game board 1 and above the variable display device (display unit 170). A sphere storage tank 192 for storing spheres, and an alignment guide channel 193a arranged behind and below the sphere storage tank 192 for aligning and guiding game balls flowing down from the sphere storage tank 192. The accessory device 25 is disposed between the game board 1 and the alignment guide flow path 193 a and below the ball storage tank 192.

  Accordingly, the ball discharge mechanism provided on the back side of the front frame 120 includes a ball storage tank 192 disposed behind the game board 1 and above the variable display device, and behind and below the ball storage tank 192. And an alignment guide channel 193a for aligning and guiding the game balls flowing down from the ball storage tank 192, and between the game board 1 and the alignment guide channel 193a and below the ball storage tank 192. In addition, since the accessory device 25 is arranged, a space (an accessory device arrangement space 188) for arranging the accessory device 25 can be secured. That is, since the alignment guide channel 193a is disposed behind and below the sphere storage tank 192, a sufficient space can be secured below the sphere storage tank 192.

  Note that the gaming machine 100 of the present invention is not limited to the pachinko gaming machine shown in the above embodiment as the gaming machine 100. For example, other pachinko gaming machines, arrange ball gaming machines, sparrow ball games, and the like. It is applicable to all gaming machines that use gaming balls such as machines.

  In addition, it should be considered that the embodiment disclosed this time is illustrative and not restrictive in all respects. The scope of the present invention is defined by the terms of the claims, rather than the description above, and is intended to include any modifications within the scope and meaning equivalent to the terms of the claims.

It is the perspective view seen from the front side of the game machine which shows the composition of one embodiment to which the present invention is applied, and is a figure showing signs that the transparent member holding frame is opened. It is the perspective view seen from the front side of the game machine which removed the game board, Comprising: It is a figure which shows a mode that the transparent member holding frame was open | released. It is a perspective view which shows the back surface side of a game machine. It is a perspective view which shows the back surface side of a game board. It is the perspective view seen from the front side of the back mechanism frame. It is the disassembled perspective view seen from the front side of the back mechanism frame. It is the perspective view seen from the side of the back mechanism frame. It is the perspective view seen from the front side for demonstrating the positional relationship of a game board and a display unit. It is the disassembled perspective view seen from the back side of the game board. (A) It is a front view of a back mechanism frame. (B) It is sectional drawing in the AA cross section shown to (a). It is a front view of an accessory apparatus. It is the disassembled perspective view seen from the front side of the accessory device. It is the disassembled perspective view seen from the back side of the accessory apparatus. (A) It is the perspective view seen from the lower side of the accessory apparatus. (B) It is the perspective view seen from the movable member and the front side of the drive device. It is the perspective view seen from the back surface side of the accessory apparatus in the state which removed the back wall of the storage case, (a) The figure which shows a mode that a decoration member exists in a storage position, (b) A decoration member is in an appearance position. It is a figure which shows a certain state.

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1 Game board 1b Game board body 2 General prize opening (winning equipment)
3 Ordinary variable winning device (winning device)
4 Special variable prize-winning equipment (winning equipment)
7 Flow direction regulating device (obstacle member)
10 Start prize opening (winning equipment)
11 Hitting direction change member (obstacle member)
25 accessory device 40 front decoration member 41 mounting base 43 lens member 44 lens member 46 LED substrate (light emitting substrate)
46a LED (light source)
50 Storage case 51 Front wall 56 Rotating shaft 70 Movable member 91 Motor (drive source)
92 Drive shaft 100 Game machine 120 Front frame 170 Display unit (variable display device)
171 Image display surface (display area)
192 Sphere storage tank 193a Alignment guide flow path

Claims (5)

  1. A front frame, a game board that is detachable on the front frame side, provided with a obstacle member and a winning device on a game board main body formed of a transparent member, and arranged at a predetermined distance behind the game board main body, In a gaming machine provided with a variable display device for executing a variable display game related to a game, the display area of the variable display device can be viewed from the front of the game board,
    An accessory device is disposed between the game board and the variation display device at a position that does not overlap an area where the variation display game is displayed on the variation display device .
    The accessory device is:
    A front decorative member that is visible from the front of the game board and is provided on the front;
    A movable member provided behind the front decorative member;
    A drive source provided behind the front decorative member and driving the movable member;
    With
    The front decorative member is
    A light emitting source for decoration by emitting the front decoration member, said movable member and said driving source, a is disposed in a state of being concealed from the player by the front decoration member Rutotomoni, the light emitting source and the movable member Function as a base member to be attached to the game board ,
    According to display contents of the variable display game, the movable member is caused to appear from a position concealed by a front decoration member to a position visible to the player.
  2. The front decorative member is
    A storage section for storing the movable member and the drive source;
    An attachment base to which the storage portion can be attached;
    A light emitting substrate provided with a lens member and a plurality of light emitting sources;
    With
    The gaming machine according to claim 1, wherein a light emitting substrate provided with the lens member and a plurality of light emitting sources is disposed so as to be sandwiched between the storage portion and the mounting base.
  3. The mounting base is attached to the back of the game board,
    The gaming machine according to claim 2, wherein a light emitting board on which the lens member and the plurality of light emitting sources are provided is interposed between the mounting base and a front wall of the storage unit. .
  4. The drive source is constituted by a motor,
    The movable member and the motor are arranged in the left-right direction, and the extending direction of the rotating shaft of the movable member and the extending direction of the driving shaft of the motor are arranged to be orthogonal to each other. The gaming machine according to claim 3.
  5. On the back side of the front frame, a ball discharge mechanism for discharging game balls is provided,
    The ball discharge mechanism is
    A ball storage tank that is disposed behind the game board and above the variation display device and stores game balls;
    An alignment guide channel disposed behind and below the ball storage tank and behind the variation display device for aligning and guiding the game balls flowing down from the ball storage tank;
    With
    5. The accessory device according to claim 1, wherein the accessory device is disposed between the game board and the alignment guide flow path and below the ball storage tank. 6. Gaming machine.
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