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JP5024770B2
JP5024770B2 JP2010057825A JP2010057825A JP5024770B2 JP 5024770 B2 JP5024770 B2 JP 5024770B2 JP 2010057825 A JP2010057825 A JP 2010057825A JP 2010057825 A JP2010057825 A JP 2010057825A JP 5024770 B2 JP5024770 B2 JP 5024770B2
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  The present invention relates to a gaming machine having display means on a game board surface.

  Conventionally, gaming machines having display means on a gaming board surface, such as pachinko machines and slot machines, are known. For example, a pachinko machine having variable display means on a game board surface is known (see, for example, Patent Document 1). This pachinko machine has a configuration in which a liquid crystal shutter is provided in front of the variable display means, and the display content displayed on the variable display means is appropriately shielded by the liquid crystal shutter, thereby enhancing the fun of the game. In this gaming machine, further technical exploration is required in order to enhance the interest of the player by devising various configurations of the display means.

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  Therefore, the present invention has been made in view of such points, and it is an object of the present invention to provide a gaming machine construction technique effective for enhancing the display effect of display means in a gaming machine having display means on a game board surface. And

  The present invention is configured to solve the above problems. It should be noted that the present invention relates to a gaming machine having a display means on a game board surface, a transmissive display device, a display object disposed behind the display device, and a display device and a display object. This is a technique for enhancing the display effect of the display means by configuring the display means by combining the shielding means that can be switched between the shielding state and the shielding release state of the display object. Note that “game machines” in this specification are typically pachinko machines, slot machines, and the like.

(Invention of Claim 1) A gaming machine according to claim 1 is a gaming machine provided with a display device for variably displaying symbols.
The display device has a three-layer structure in which a liquid crystal display, a screen, and a movable body are arranged in order from the front to the back of the game board.
The liquid crystal display is configured using a transmissive liquid crystal panel, and the design is variably displayed on the surface of the liquid crystal panel.
The screen is a rewound type that can be wound, and is configured such that a portion set behind the liquid crystal panel surface is switched in accordance with a winding operation of the screen.
The screen has parts with different light transmittances, and the shield state where at least the liquid crystal display and the movable body are shielded by the winding operation and the shield state between the liquid crystal display and the movable body are released. Can be controlled to the released shielding state,
In a state where the player recognizes that there is a high possibility of becoming a jackpot gaming state, the movable body is made invisible from the player as the shielding state,
By shifting from the shielded state to the shield-released state, the movable body can be seen by the player through the screen, and the jackpot gaming state is more likely to be the jackpot gaming state. It is characterized in that the player is made aware that the possibility of becoming higher.
The screen further includes a pattern background screen portion on which a background formed by the pattern is displayed,
When the pattern background screen portion is set behind the liquid crystal panel surface, an image displayed on the liquid crystal panel surface of the liquid crystal display by turning on the backlights arranged at both ends at the rear of the screen. Furthermore, the pattern background of the pattern background screen unit may be superimposed.
A gaming machine equipped with a display device for variably displaying symbols,
The display device has a three-layer structure in which a liquid crystal display, a liquid crystal shutter, and a movable body are arranged in order from the front to the back of the game board.
The liquid crystal display is configured using a transmissive liquid crystal panel, and the design is variably displayed on the surface of the liquid crystal panel.
The liquid crystal shutter is disposed so as to be interposed between the liquid crystal display and the movable body, and has a panel surface having a size covering at least the movable body as viewed from the player.
The panel surface is capable of controlling the transmissivity, and is at least a shield state that shields between the liquid crystal display and the movable body, or a shield release state that releases the shield state between the liquid crystal display and the movable body. Is controllable to
In a state where the player recognizes that there is a high possibility of becoming a jackpot gaming state, the movable body is made invisible from the player as the shielding state,
By shifting from the shielded state to the shield-released state, the movable body can be seen by the player through the liquid crystal shutter, and the jackpot gaming state is further higher than the state that is likely to be the jackpot gaming state. It is good also as what makes a player recognize that the possibility that it will become becomes high .
At least transmissive display device, the display body may be as a display unit constituted by the shield means.
The movable body is provided with a member capable of reflecting light on the surface thereof, and is configured to be lit up by lighting of a lamp disposed around the movable body,
A backlight is provided on the side between the liquid crystal display and the liquid crystal shutter,
In a shielded state that the player recognizes that the jackpot gaming state is likely to occur, the backlight is turned on, and the panel surface of the liquid crystal shutter is controlled to be in a white state to reflect light from the backlight. When the transition from the shielding state to the shielding release state is made, the lamp is turned on so that the movable body illuminated by the lamp can be seen by the player through the liquid crystal shutter. It is good also as what is characterized by this. The transmissive display device can display predetermined display information (images such as effects) on the display unit, and the display unit in the non-display state or the non-display area is transparent in the display unit in the display state It becomes. That is, the transmissive display device can form a display state and a state in which the back of the display device can be seen through. Therefore, the player can see through the display unit through the display unit. Typically, a transmissive liquid crystal display that displays light by controlling the transmission and non-transmission of light, or a transmission type that uses EL (electroluminescence), which is a material that emits light when an electric current is applied. The EL display corresponds to the “transmission type display” in the present invention.

  The display object is disposed behind the display having the above-described configuration. Therefore, when the display unit and the display target are not shielded, the display unit in the non-display state is seen through, or even if the display unit is in the display state, the non-display region in the display unit is not shown. Thus, the display object is displayed. Thereby, the player can visually recognize the display object. As the object to be displayed, models can be used. Preferably, a model can be combined with lamps so that it can be easily seen by the player when the models are lit up. In addition, a self-luminous display such as a dot LED can be used as a display object.

The shielding means is interposed between the display having the above-described configuration and the display object. This shielding means has a configuration in which the degree of shielding between the display and the display object is variable. In effect, the light transmittance of the shielding means is adjusted. That is, in the present invention, “the degree of shielding is variable” means that the light transmittance of the shielding means is adjusted. By this shielding means, for example, a shielding state in which the display object is shielded from the display device, or a shielding cancellation state in which all or a part of the shielding state is released is set. When the shielding means is set to the shielding state, the display object is not displayed through the display. On the other hand, when the shielding means is set to the shielding release state, the player can visually recognize the display object through the display.
Note that the “shielded state” as used in the present specification is a state that includes a state in which the display object is shielded and a state in which the player cannot easily see the display object. Accordingly, not only when the display object is shielded so as not to be completely seen, but also when the display object can be recognized to some extent, as long as the display object is in a shielded state, “ It shall be included in the category of “shielded state”. Further, the “shield release state” as used in this specification is intended to include a wide range of translucent states. Therefore, not only when the shielding state of the display object is completely released, but also when the shielding state of the display object is not completely released and translucency remains, "".

A typical example of the shielding means is a configuration using an electric liquid crystal shutter. With this liquid crystal shutter, the degree of shielding between the display and the display object can be made variable by changing the light transmittance of the panel surface and freely controlling the panel surface state from a transparent state to a white state. Is possible. For example, it is possible to create an unshielded state of the display object by controlling the state of the panel surface to be transparent, and to create a shield state of the display object by controlling the state of the panel surface to white. In the present invention, using the liquid crystal shutter, an aspect of adjusting the shielding degree on the entire surface of the display panel to be uniform, an aspect of adjusting the shielding degree on the entire surface of the display panel to be non-uniform, There is a mode in which the degree of shielding in only a part of the panel surface is adjusted.
As another example of the shielding means, there is a configuration using a mechanical shutter. Specifically, the screen member is provided with a transparent portion and a white portion. The screen member is appropriately moved according to a winding type, a slide type, a rotary type, or the like, and the unshielded state of the display object is created by the transparent part, and the shield state of the display object is created by the white part. It becomes possible.

  A typical configuration of the display device of the present invention is a three-layer structure (the number of hierarchies) in which a transmissive display, a shielding means, and a display object are arranged in order from the front to the rear of the game board. There are three). In addition, the shielding means arranged behind the transmissive display, the number of objects to be displayed, the number of layers, and the like can be variously changed as necessary.

  According to such a configuration of the invention described in claim 1, a display object (a display object and a display object) is obtained by combining a transmissive display, a display object, and a shielding means arranged in the front-rear direction of the game board. The display effect of the display means can be enhanced by appropriately superimposing the image of the container. For example, the shielding means can be set to the shielding state or the shielding release state of the display object in accordance with the contents of the effect displayed on the transmission type display. When the display object is shielded, the player sees a planar image displayed on the transmissive display. On the other hand, in the state where the shield of the display object is released, the image displayed on the display device and the display object are visible to the player with a depth. As described above, the combination of the transmissive display, the display object, and the shielding means arranged in the front-rear direction of the game board is effective in enhancing the display effect by displaying with a sense of depth. In addition, it is possible to enhance the production effect by the unexpectedness when the shielding means is switched from the shielding state to the shielding release state.

  Further, in the present invention, the shielding means can be controlled so that the shielding state of the display object is not completely released and the translucency remains. In such a case, the display object disposed behind the shielding means is projected onto the shielding means. Therefore, it is possible to obtain a combined display effect by combining the display object projected on the shielding means and the image of the display.

As described above, for the purpose of “increasing the display effect of the display means in the gaming machine having the display means on the game board surface”.
According to the present invention, since the shielding degree between the display device and the display object is adjusted by the shielding means interposed between the transmission type display device and the display object, the display state of the display device and By combining the states of the shielding means, a high display effect can be obtained without causing the player to get bored. "

It is a figure showing the whole game board 103 composition of pachinko machine 101 of a 1st embodiment of the present invention. FIG. 2 is a cross-sectional view taken along line AA in FIG. It is a figure which shows the electrical equipment system of the pachinko machine. It is a front view of the display apparatus 120, Comprising: The movable body 124 is shielded by the liquid-crystal shutter 126, and the state is shown. It is a front view of the display apparatus 120, Comprising: The state which the shielding of the movable body 124 by the liquid-crystal shutter 126 is cancelled | released is shown. It is a figure which shows the structure of the display apparatus 220 of 2nd Embodiment. It is a figure which shows the structure of the screen 227 in FIG. It is a front view of the display apparatus 220, Comprising: The state to which the movable body 124 is shielded by the screen 227 is shown. It is a front view of the display apparatus 220, Comprising: The state which the shielding of the movable body 124 by the screen 227 is cancelled | released is shown.

A pachinko machine that is an embodiment of the gaming machine of the present invention will be described in detail below with reference to the drawings. In the present specification, a first embodiment and a second embodiment in which the configuration of a display device mounted on a pachinko machine is different will be described.
First, based on FIGS. 1-3, the structure of the pachinko machine 101 which is 1st Embodiment of the game machine in this invention is demonstrated. Here, FIG. 1 is a diagram showing an overall configuration of the game board 103 of the pachinko machine 101 according to the first embodiment of the present invention. FIG. 2 is a cross-sectional view taken along the line AA in FIG. 1 and shows the configuration of the display device 120. In the present embodiment, the present invention is applied to a pachinko machine that is one of “game machines”. FIG. 3 is a diagram showing an electrical system of the pachinko machine 101.

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A pachinko machine 101 shown in FIG. 1 is a so-called “first type pachinko machine”. A game area 105 formed on the surface of the game board 103 of the pachinko machine 101 includes a first type starting port 110, a display device 120, an opening / closing member 112 for opening and closing a prize winning port (not shown), a passing port 113, a windmill. 114, various general winning holes 115, a large number of game nails 116, and the like are arranged. When the game ball (pachinko ball) wins the first type start port 110 and the game ball (pachinko ball) won the first type start port 110 is detected by the start port sensor 140, the display device 120 has a predetermined number. And the display device 120 starts changing the symbols, characters, background, etc. involved in the jackpot. In the case of a jackpot, the display device 120 displays an arrangement of jackpot symbols, and a jackpot gaming state in which the opening and closing member 112 is opened and closed. The opening / closing member 112 is controlled to open / close by a solenoid 160 described later. A game ball that has won a prize winning opening with the opening and closing member 112 opened is detected by the prize winning opening sensor 144. The passing port 113 includes a passing port sensor 142, and the passing port sensor 142 detects that a game ball has passed through the passing port 113. The windmill 114 has a function of changing the flow path of the game ball to, for example, the right side or the left side of the windmill 114. The general winning opening 115 includes a general winning opening sensor 146, and when a game ball won in the winning opening 115 is detected by the general winning opening sensor 146, a prize ball is given according to the number of winning game balls. The game nails 116 are nails that affect the flow mode (flow direction, flow time, etc.) of the game ball, and are arranged at many necessary positions on the surface of the game board 103.

  Here, the configuration of the display device 120 of the present embodiment will be described in detail with reference to FIG. As shown in FIG. 2, the display device 120 is arranged behind the glass plate 107 facing the player (left side in FIG. 2). The display device 120 is mainly composed of a transmissive liquid crystal display 122, a movable body 124, and an electronic liquid crystal shutter 126. The display device 120 according to the present embodiment has a three-layer structure (the number of layers is three) in which a liquid crystal display 122, a liquid crystal shutter 126, and a movable body 124 are arranged in order from the front to the rear of the game board 103. Yes. This display device 120 corresponds to “display means” in the present invention.

The liquid crystal display 122 in FIG. 2 is disposed in front of the liquid crystal shutter 126 (on the right side of the liquid crystal shutter 126 in FIG. 2), and has a panel surface 122 a having substantially the same size as the liquid crystal shutter 126. The liquid crystal display 122 is configured by using a transmissive liquid crystal panel, and has a configuration for displaying various display contents on the panel surface 122a. Specifically, predetermined images and effects such as symbols, characters, and backgrounds related to the jackpot before and after the jackpot occurrence described later are displayed on the panel surface 122a. When the liquid crystal shutter 126 is in a shielding state, light entering from the front of the liquid crystal display 122, specifically, light from the illumination of the pachinko hall is reflected on the liquid crystal shutter 126 and illuminates the panel surface 122a from the rear, so that the player The display content displayed on the surface 122a can be visually recognized. In addition, when the liquid crystal shutter 126 is in an unshielded state, light from lamps, for example, LEDs 128 arranged behind the liquid crystal display 122 (left side of the liquid crystal display 122 in FIG. 2) illuminates the panel surface 122a from the rear. Thus, the player can visually recognize the display content displayed on the panel surface 122a. Further, the backlight 129 (cold cathode tube) disposed at both ends at the rear of the panel surface 122a, that is, the side between the liquid crystal display 122 and the liquid crystal shutter 126 is turned on to display on the panel surface 122a. The displayed content becomes clearer. The backlight 129 corresponds to “illuminating means” in the second aspect described later.
Further, the portion of the liquid crystal display 122 where the display content is not displayed is translucent, and the player sees through the rear of the panel surface 122a (the left side of the panel surface 122a in FIG. 2). It becomes possible. The liquid crystal display 122 corresponds to the “transmission type display” in the present invention and the “transmission type liquid crystal display” in the embodiment 7 described later.

  The movable body 124 is a model imitating a member called a “mirror ball”, and is configured to be suspended from above by a rotating shaft 124a. The movable body 124 rotates in the direction of the arrow 10 in FIG. 2 around the rotation shaft 124a when a motor 161 described later is driven. Further, the movable body 124 is provided with a material capable of reflecting light on the surface thereof, and is configured to be lit up by the lighting of the LEDs 128 arranged around the movable body 124. That is, the movable body 124 is a member that moves and emits light by reflecting light from lamps. The movable body 124 corresponds to the “displayed body” in the present invention and the “displayed body configured using at least one of the movable body and the light emitting body” in the aspect 9 to be described later.

  The liquid crystal shutter 126 is disposed so as to be interposed between the liquid crystal display 122 and the movable body 124, and has a panel surface 126a having a size that covers the movable body 124 as viewed from the player. The liquid crystal shutter 126 has a configuration capable of freely controlling the state of the panel surface 126a from a transparent state to a white state. When the liquid crystal shutter 126 is turned off and the panel surface 126a is controlled to be in a white state, the liquid crystal display 122 and the movable body 124 are shielded so that the player can display the liquid crystal display. When the container 122 is viewed, the movable body 124 is hidden behind the panel surface 126a and cannot be seen. On the other hand, when the liquid crystal shutter 126 is turned on (ON) and the panel surface 126a is controlled to be transparent, the shielding state between the liquid crystal display 122 and the movable body 124 is released. When the player views the liquid crystal display 122, the movable body 124 is seen through the panel surface 126a. In other words, the liquid crystal shutter 126 according to the present embodiment is movable by adjusting the transmissivity (translucency) of the panel surface 126 a and changing the degree of shielding between the liquid crystal display 122 and the movable body 124. The body 124 has a function (first function) that can be seen or not seen by the player.

The liquid crystal shutter 126 functions as a reflector (second function) that reflects light from the backlight 129 for the liquid crystal display 122 when the panel surface 126 a is white, and further, the liquid crystal display 122. Function as a rear screen (third function).
As described above, the liquid crystal shutter 126 according to the present embodiment has a first function as a shutter that shields the movable body 122, a second function as a reflector for the backlight 129 of the liquid crystal display 122, and a liquid crystal display. The third function as the rear screen of the device 122 is also provided. The liquid crystal shutter 126 corresponds to the “shielding means” in the present invention and the “liquid crystal shutter with variable transmissivity” in the mode 3 described later.

  An electrical system of the pachinko machine 101 according to the present embodiment is schematically shown in FIG. As shown in FIG. 4, the pachinko machine 101 according to the present embodiment schematically includes a main control device 150 connected to a power supply device 130 connected to an AC power supply via a relay board 132, and a subordinate device. The controller 152 is mainly configured. In the main controller 150, a CPU (Central Processing Unit), a memory, an input processing circuit, and an output processing circuit (not shown) are appropriately set. Further, the main controller 150 is connected to a start port sensor 140, a passage port sensor 142, a big prize port sensor 144, and a general prize port sensor 146, and detection signals from these sensors 140, 142, 144, and 146 are appropriately input. Is done. The main controller 150 is connected to a solenoid 160, a motor 161, and a prize ball controller 165, and a display controller 162, a sound controller 163, and a lamp controller 164 are connected to the main controller 150 via a sub controller 152, respectively. Yes.

  The movable body 124 is connected to the motor 161, and the operation of the movable body 124 is controlled by the motor 161. The display control unit 162 is connected to the display unit 122 and the liquid crystal shutter 126, and the display contents of the display unit 122 and the liquid crystal shutter 126 are controlled in accordance with a control signal transmitted through the display control unit 162. . Speakers are connected to the sound control unit 163, and the sound output state of the speakers is controlled in accordance with a control signal transmitted via the sound control unit 163. Lamps such as the LED 128 and the backlight 129 are connected to the lamp control unit 164, and lighting and blinking states of the lamps are controlled in accordance with a control signal transmitted via the lamp control unit 164. The prize ball control unit 165 is connected to a prize ball device 166 that performs payout of prize balls, and receives a prize ball control signal from the main control device 160 as appropriate, and performs prize ball payout control in the prize ball device 166. Do as appropriate. Further, the main control device 160 is connected to a hall computer 170 provided in the game hall where the pachinko machine 101 is installed, and appropriately outputs business information related to the game such as the number of jackpots.

  Next, the operation of the pachinko machine 101 configured as described above according to the present embodiment will be described with reference to FIGS. 4 and 5 in addition to FIGS. Here, the operation of the display device 120 will be described in particular. FIG. 4 is a front view of the display device 120 and shows a state where the movable body 124 is shielded by the liquid crystal shutter 126 (shielded state). FIG. 5 is a front view of the display device 120 and shows a state where the shield of the movable body 124 by the liquid crystal shutter 126 is released (shield release state).

  In the pachinko machine 101 shown in FIG. 1, the game balls injected to the game area 105 on the surface of the game board 103 by the launch handle device (not shown) flow down the game area 105 while changing the flow down mode by the game nails. When the game ball wins the first type start port 110 and the game ball is detected by the start port sensor 140, the liquid crystal display 122 starts changing the symbols, characters, background, etc. involved in the jackpot. In the case of a jackpot, the jackpot gaming state in which the arrangement of jackpot symbols, typically three of the same symbols, are displayed together on the liquid crystal display 122 and the opening and closing member 112 is opened and closed.

FIG. 4 shows a state of the display device 120 in a state before a jackpot game is given to the player, that is, a so-called “reach” state. In other words, the first display unit 123 of the liquid crystal display 120 displays a display with two symbols “7” on the left and right, and the second display unit 125 corresponding to the background of the first display unit 123 provides an effect such as a character. Is displayed. By performing such a reach effect, the player recognizes that a “reach state” is likely to be a jackpot gaming state.
In the state shown in FIG. 4, the liquid crystal shutter 126 shown in FIG. 2 is turned off and the panel surface 126a is controlled to be in a white state. As a result, the movable body 124 is shielded by the liquid crystal shutter 126 and the movable body 124 is not visible to the player. In addition, the backlight 129 for the liquid crystal display 122 is controlled to be on (ON). At this time, the liquid crystal shutter 126 functions as a reflection plate that reflects light from the backlight 129 for the liquid crystal display 122 and also functions as a rear screen of the liquid crystal display 122.

In FIG. 5, the state of the display device 120 in a state where the player recognizes that the player is more likely to be in the jackpot gaming state than the “reach state” shown in FIG. 4, a state called “super reach”. Indicated.
In the state shown in FIG. 5, the liquid crystal shutter 126 shown in FIG. 2 is turned from OFF to ON, and the panel surface 126a is controlled to be transparent. Thereby, the shielding of the movable body 124 by the liquid crystal shutter 126 is released. Further, the movable body 124 is driven to rotate about the rotation shaft 124a, and the LED 128 is controlled to be lit. As a result, the movable body 124 lit up by the LED 128 can be seen by the player through the liquid crystal shutter 126 having the panel surface 126a in a transparent state. The movable body 124 is effective in enhancing the visual effect because it has a light emitting function as well as moving. At this time, when the backlight 129 is controlled to be turned off (turned off), the player can see the movable body 124 more clearly.

  In the “reach state” shown in FIG. 4 or the “super-reach state” shown in FIG. 5, the state of the panel surface 126a of the liquid crystal shutter 126 is not completely transparent but remains a certain degree of translucency, for example, It can also be adjusted to a frosted glass state. In this state, the shadow of the movable body 124 and the light such as the LED 128 reflected on the movable body 124 are projected onto the panel surface 126a. Accordingly, it is possible to obtain a combined display effect by combining the shadow or reflected light of the movable body 124 projected on the panel surface 126 a of the liquid crystal shutter 126 and the image displayed on the panel surface 122 a of the liquid crystal display 122. . Further, it is possible to control the liquid crystal shutter 126 so that only the portion that the player wants to show to the player is shown through the panel surface 126a while leaving the function of the panel surface 126a as a reflector.

  As described above, according to the first embodiment, the display device 120 configured by combining the transmissive liquid crystal display 122, the movable body 124, and the liquid crystal shutter 126 arranged in the front-rear direction of the game board 103 is used. Therefore, it is effective to enhance the display effect in the display device 120 by displaying with a sense of depth. In addition, the production effect can be enhanced by the unexpectedness when the liquid crystal shutter 126 is switched from the shielding state to the shielding release state. In addition, a highly anticipated reach production can be enlivened by a symbolic change action that links the movement of the movable body 124 simulating a mirror ball and the movement of light, and a fantastic production.

(Second Embodiment)
Next, a pachinko machine according to a second embodiment will be described. The pachinko machine of the second embodiment has the same configuration as the pachinko machine 101 of the first embodiment except that the configuration of the display device is different. Here, the configuration and operation of the display device 220 of the second embodiment will be described with reference to FIGS. FIG. 6 is a diagram illustrating a configuration of the display device 220 according to the second embodiment. FIG. 7 is a diagram showing the configuration of the screen 227 in FIG. FIG. 7 is a front view of the display device 220 and shows a state where the movable body 124 is shielded by the screen 227. FIG. 8 is a front view of the display device 220 and shows a state where the shielding of the movable body 124 by the screen 227 is released. 6, 8, and 9, the same components as those shown in FIGS. 2, 4, and 5 are denoted by the same reference numerals, and detailed description of the same components is omitted. To do.

  As shown in FIG. 6, the display device 220 is mainly configured by a transmissive liquid crystal display 122 and a movable body 124 similar to the display device 120, and a mechanical belt-type back screen 226. This display device 220 is the same as the display device 120 except that the liquid crystal shutter 136 is replaced with a belt-type back screen 226. The display device 220 according to the present embodiment has a three-layer structure (three layers) in which a liquid crystal display 122, a belt-type back screen 226, and a movable body 124 are arranged in order from the front to the rear of the game board 103. It has become. The display device 220 corresponds to “display means” in the present invention.

  The belt-type back screen 226 includes a screen 227, a pair of left and right winding shafts 228 for unwinding or winding the screen 227, and a backlight 229. The screen 227 is disposed so as to be interposed between the liquid crystal display 122 and the movable body 124, has a height similar to the height of the panel surface 122a of the liquid crystal display 122, and is a screen having a long width direction. is there. As shown in FIG. 7, on the screen 227, a white background screen portion 227a, a colorless and transparent transparent screen portion 227b, and a pattern background screen portion on which a pattern background (background formed by the pattern) is displayed in the width direction. 227c is formed in order from the left side in FIG. That is, the screen 227 has a configuration in which the white screen portion 227a, the transparent screen portion 227b, and the pattern background screen portion 227c have different transmissivities, respectively. Corresponds to “a screen having parts with different transmissivities”. Each screen portion of the screen 227 has a size corresponding to the panel surface 122 a of the liquid crystal display 122. The winding shaft 228 is driven by a motor (not shown). The backlight 229 is controlled to be turned on (illuminated) when the screen 227 is set to the pattern background screen portion 227c. This pattern background screen portion 227c corresponds to a “pattern background portion” in an aspect 6 to be described later.

  In such a configuration of the belt-type back screen 226, the screen 227 is unwound by one winding shaft 228 and wound by the other winding shaft 228, so that the screen 227 is, for example, in the direction indicated by the arrow 12 in FIG. It will slide in the direction of arrow 14 in FIG. Therefore, when the driving of the winding shaft 228 is controlled, the white screen portion 227a, the transparent screen portion 227b, and the picture background screen portion 227c are placed behind the panel surface 122a of the liquid crystal display 122 along with the winding operation of the screen 227. The positions of the parts having different translucency (translucency) are switched.

  When the screen 227 is set to the white screen portion 227a behind the panel surface 122a, the liquid crystal display 122 and the movable body 124 are shielded, and the player holds the liquid crystal display 122. When viewed, the movable body 124 is hidden behind the white screen portion 227a and cannot be seen. Further, when the screen 227 is set to the transparent screen portion 227b behind the panel surface 122a, the shielding state between the liquid crystal display 122 and the movable body 124 is released, and the player is released. When the liquid crystal display 122 is viewed, the movable body 124 is seen through the transparent screen portion 227b. That is, the screen 227 of the present embodiment is movable by adjusting the light transmittance (translucency) by switching the screen portion and changing the degree of shielding between the liquid crystal display 122 and the movable body 124. The body 124 has a function (first function) that can be seen or not seen by the player.

In addition, the screen 227 functions as a reflector (second function) that reflects light from the backlight 129 for the liquid crystal display 122 in a state where the back of the panel surface 122a is set to the white screen portion 227a. Furthermore, it has a function (third function) as a rear screen of the liquid crystal display 122.
As described above, the screen 227 of the present embodiment includes the first function as a shutter for shielding the movable body 122, the second function as a reflector for the backlight 129 of the liquid crystal display 122, and the liquid crystal display. The third function of the 122 rear screen is also provided. This screen 227 corresponds to the “shielding means” in the present invention.

  FIG. 8 shows the state of the display device 220 in the “reach state” similar to FIG. In this state shown in FIG. 8, the screen 227 is set to the white screen portion 227a by driving the winding shaft 228 shown in FIG. As a result, the movable body 124 is shielded by the white screen portion 227a of the screen 227 so that the movable body 124 is not visible to the player. At this time, the white screen portion 227 a functions as a reflector that reflects light from the backlight 129 for the liquid crystal display 122 that is lit, and also functions as a rear screen of the liquid crystal display 122.

FIG. 9 shows the state of the display device 220 in the “super reach state” similar to FIG. In this state shown in FIG. 9, the screen 227 is switched from the white screen portion 227a to the transparent screen portion 227b by driving the winding shaft 228 shown in FIG. Thereby, the shielding of the movable body 124 by the white screen portion 227a of the screen 227 is released. Further, the movable body 124 is driven to rotate about the rotation shaft 124a, and the LED 128 is controlled to be lit. Accordingly, the movable body 124 lit up by the LED 128 can be seen by the player through the transparent screen portion 227b.

  Further, in the present embodiment, the screen 227 of the belt-type back screen 226 is set to the pattern background screen portion 227c, and the backlights 229 arranged at both ends at the rear of the screen portion 227c are controlled to be on (ON) ( By turning on, the pattern background of the pattern background screen unit 227c can be superimposed on the image displayed on the panel surface 122a of the liquid crystal display 122. As a result, analog stereoscopic display using the liquid crystal display 122 and the pattern background screen unit 227c can be performed.

  The screen 227 of the belt-type back screen 226 is provided with a screen portion that is not completely transparent but has a certain degree of translucency, such as a frosted glass state, and the “reach state” shown in FIG. In the “super reach state” shown in FIG. 9, the screen 227 may be set to the screen portion in the state of the frosted glass. In this state, the shadow of the movable body 124 and the light from the LED 128 and the backlight 129 reflected on the movable body 124 are projected onto the screen portion. Accordingly, it is possible to obtain a combined display effect by combining the shadow or reflected light of the movable body 124 projected on the screen portion of the screen 227 and the image displayed on the panel surface 122a of the liquid crystal display 122. Further, it is possible to control the belt-type back screen 226 so that only the portion that the player wants to show to the player is seen through the screen portion while leaving the function of the screen portion as a reflector.

  As described above, according to the second embodiment, the transmissive liquid crystal display 122, the movable body 124, and the belt-type back screen 226 (screen 227) arranged in the front-rear direction of the game board 103 are combined. By using the display device 220, it is effective to enhance the display effect in the display device 220 by displaying with a sense of depth. In addition, it is possible to enhance the effect by the unexpectedness when the screen 227 is switched from the white screen portion 227a to the transparent screen portion 227b. In addition, a highly anticipated reach production can be enlivened by a symbolic change action that links the movement of the movable body 124 simulating a mirror ball and the movement of light, and a fantastic production.

(Other embodiments)
Note that the present invention is not limited to the above embodiment, and various application examples and modification examples based on the present embodiment can be conceived. For example, the following embodiments to which this embodiment is applied can be implemented.

  In the above embodiment, the liquid crystal display 122, the liquid crystal shutter 126 or the belt-type back screen 226 (screen 227), and the movable body 124 are arranged in order from the front to the rear of the game board 103 (the number of layers is Although three display devices have been described, the shielding means disposed behind the liquid crystal display 122, the number of objects to be displayed, the number of layers, and the like can be variously changed as necessary. For example, the liquid crystal display 122, the first shielding means, the first display object, the second shielding means, and the second display object are sequentially arranged from the front to the rear of the game board 103 in order. A display device having a structure (having 5 layers) may be used.

  In the second embodiment, the case where the shielding state of the movable body 124 is switched using the winding type screen 227 has been described. However, instead of the winding type, a sliding type in which the screen slides, and the screen rotates. It is also possible to use a drive type such as a rotary type.

  Further, although the case where the transmissive liquid crystal display 122 is used is described in the above embodiment, a self-luminous transmissive EL display can be used instead of the transmissive liquid crystal display.

  Further, in the above embodiment, the case where the movable body 124 is disposed behind the liquid crystal shutter 126 or the belt-type back screen 226 (screen 227) has been described. However, instead of the movable body 124, a self-luminous display ( For example, a dot LED) may be arranged. This self-luminous display corresponds to “another display” in the aspect 10 described later. According to such a configuration, a three-dimensional composite display is possible by combining a transmissive display and a display such as a dot LED. Further, in addition to the movable body 124, one or a plurality of other display objects may be arranged as the display object.

  Moreover, although the case where the effect which switches the shielding state of the movable body 124 in a reach state or a super reach state was described in the said embodiment, the said effect can also be performed in timings other than a reach state or a super reach state.

  Moreover, in the said embodiment, although the pachinko machine 101 which is a 1st kind pachinko machine was described, this invention can also be applied to the structure of a 2nd kind pachinko machine or a 3rd kind pachinko machine. The present invention can also be applied to the configuration of gaming machines other than pachinko machines, such as slot machines.

  Moreover, in view of the said embodiment and the form of a various change, in this invention, the structure as described in the following aspects 1-10 can be taken.

(Aspect 1)
In the present invention, "the gaming machine according to claim 1,
The gaming machine is characterized in that the shielding means is configured to be able to form a transparent state and a white state having different shielding levels between the transmission type display and the display object. The configuration (embodiment 1) can be adopted.

  In this aspect 1, the shielding means according to claim 1 can form a transparent state and a white state having different shielding degrees between the transmissive display device and the display object. According to such a configuration described in the first aspect, when the transparent state is formed by the shielding means, the display object can be visually recognized through the shielding means and the display. On the other hand, when the white state is formed by the shielding means, the visual recognition effect of the display object is suppressed, and the function as a rear screen or a reflecting plate of the display is given to the shielding means.

(Aspect 2)
In the present invention, "the gaming machine according to claim 1 or aspect 1,
A gaming machine comprising lighting means on a side between the transmissive display and the display object. The configuration (Aspect 2) can be adopted.

  In this aspect 2, in the configuration according to claim 1 or aspect 1, the illumination means is provided on the side between the transmissive display and the display object. As this illumination means, a backlight (cold cathode tube) is typical. According to such a configuration described in the second aspect, it is possible to make the display contents displayed on the transmission type display clearer by the light from the illumination unit.

(Aspect 3)
In the present invention, “the gaming machine according to any one of claims 1, 1 and 2,
The gaming machine is characterized in that the shielding means is configured by using a liquid crystal shutter whose light transmittance is variable. The configuration (Aspect 3) can be adopted.

  In the aspect 3, the shielding means according to any one of the first aspect, the aspect 1 and the aspect 2 is configured using an electronic liquid crystal shutter having a variable transmissivity (translucency). ing. According to such a configuration described in the third aspect, it is possible to use an electronic liquid crystal shutter to control the shielding state of the display object.

(Aspect 4)
Further, in the present invention, “the gaming machine according to any one of claims 1, 1 and 2,
The gaming machine characterized in that the shielding means is configured using a screen having parts with different light transmittances. (Configuration 4).

  In this aspect 4, the shielding means according to any one of claims 1, 1, and 2 is configured by using a mechanically driven screen having portions having different transmissivities (translucency). It has become. According to such a configuration described in the fourth aspect, it is possible to use a mechanically driven screen to control the shielding state of the display object.

(Aspect 5)
Further, in the present invention, “the gaming machine according to aspect 4,
The shielding means is a winding type capable of winding the screen, and is configured so that positions of portions having different light transmittances are switched in accordance with the winding operation of the screen. . The configuration (embodiment 5) can be adopted.

  In this aspect 5, the shielding means described in aspect 4 is a winding type capable of winding the screen. The degree of shielding between the display device and the display object is made variable by switching the positions of the portions having different transmissivities (translucency) in accordance with the winding operation of the screen. According to such a configuration described in the fifth aspect, the screen can be switched with a simple structure.

(Aspect 6)
Further, in the present invention, “the gaming machine according to aspect 4 or aspect 5,
The gaming machine according to claim 1, wherein the shielding means includes a pattern background portion on which a pattern background is displayed on the screen. (Aspect 6).

  In this aspect 6, the shielding means according to aspect 4 or aspect 5 is configured to include a pattern background portion on which a pattern background (background formed by the pattern) is displayed on the screen. According to such a configuration described in the sixth aspect, the screen is set as the pattern background portion behind the transmissive display, and the backlight on the rear of the screen is turned on, for example. A three-dimensional display in which the pattern background of the pattern background portion is superimposed on the displayed image is possible.

(Aspect 7)
Further, in the present invention, “the gaming machine according to any one of claims 1, 1 to 6,
The transmissive display device is configured by using a transmissive liquid crystal display device. The configuration (Aspect 7) can be adopted.

  In this aspect 7, the display according to any one of claims 1 and 1 to 6 is configured using a transmissive liquid crystal display. This liquid crystal panel has a configuration in which light transmission and non-transmission are electrically controlled for display. According to such a configuration described in the seventh aspect, it is possible to configure a display unit using a transmissive liquid crystal display.

(Aspect 8)
Further, in the present invention, “the gaming machine according to any one of claims 1, 1 to 6,
The gaming machine is configured using a transmissive EL display. (Aspect 8).

  In this aspect 8, the display according to any one of claims 1 and 1 to 6 is configured using a transmissive EL display. This EL display uses EL (electroluminescence), which is a material that emits light when an electric current is passed. According to such a configuration described in the present aspect 8, it is possible to configure the display means using a transmissive EL display. Further, in the case of using a transmissive EL display, since it is a self-luminous type, the structure of a backlight necessary for the liquid crystal display can be omitted.

(Aspect 9)
Further, in the present invention, “the gaming machine according to any one of claims 1, 1 to 8,
The display object is configured by using at least one of a movable body and a light emitter. The configuration (embodiment 9) can be adopted.

  In this aspect 9, the display object according to any one of claims 1 and 1 to 8 is configured using at least one of a movable body and a light emitting body. That is, the display object may have a function of either a movable body or a light emitter, or may have a function of both a movable body and a light emitter. The movable body is configured using a member that moves. The light emitter is configured using a member having a light emitting function. This illuminant may have a light emitting function, or may emit light by reflecting light from lamps. According to such a configuration described in the ninth aspect, the visual effect of the display object can be enhanced by using the movable body or the light emitter.

(Aspect 10)
Further, in the present invention, "the gaming machine according to any one of claims 1 and 1 to 9,
The game machine according to claim 1, wherein the display object is configured using a display device different from the transmissive display device. (Configuration 10).

  In this aspect 10, the display object according to any one of claims 1 and 1 to 9 is configured using a display (second display) different from the transmissive display. It has become. Typically, the second display is constituted by dot LEDs. According to this configuration of the tenth aspect, a three-dimensional composite display is possible by combining a transmissive display device and a second display device such as a dot LED.

DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 101 Pachinko machine 103 Game board 105 Game area 110 1st type starting port 112 Opening and closing member 120,220 Display device 122 Liquid crystal display 124 Movable body 126 Liquid crystal shutter 128 LED
129,229 Backlight 226 Belt-type back screen 227 Screen 227a White screen portion 227b Transparent screen portion 227c Pattern background screen portion 228 Winding shaft

Claims (2)

  1. A gaming machine equipped with a display device for variably displaying symbols,
      The display device has a three-layer structure in which a liquid crystal display, a screen, and a movable body are arranged in order from the front to the back of the game board.
      The liquid crystal display is configured using a transmissive liquid crystal panel, and the design is variably displayed on the surface of the liquid crystal panel.
      The screen is a rewound type that can be wound, and is configured such that a portion set behind the liquid crystal panel surface is switched in accordance with a winding operation of the screen.
      The screen has parts with different light transmittances, and the shield state where at least the liquid crystal display and the movable body are shielded by the winding operation and the shield state between the liquid crystal display and the movable body are released. Can be controlled to the released shielding state,
      In a state where the player recognizes that there is a high possibility of becoming a jackpot gaming state, the movable body is made invisible from the player as the shielding state,
      By shifting from the shielded state to the shield-released state, the movable body can be seen by the player through the screen, and the jackpot gaming state is more likely to be the jackpot gaming state. Characterized by having the player recognize that the likelihood of becoming
      Gaming machine.
  2.   The gaming machine according to claim 1,
      The screen further includes a pattern background screen portion on which a background formed by the pattern is displayed,
      When the pattern background screen portion is set behind the liquid crystal panel surface, an image displayed on the liquid crystal panel surface of the liquid crystal display by turning on the backlights arranged at both ends at the rear of the screen. In addition, the pattern background of the pattern background screen part is superimposed,
      Gaming machine.

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