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JP5085412B2
JP5085412B2 JP2008119416A JP2008119416A JP5085412B2 JP 5085412 B2 JP5085412 B2 JP 5085412B2 JP 2008119416 A JP2008119416 A JP 2008119416A JP 2008119416 A JP2008119416 A JP 2008119416A JP 5085412 B2 JP5085412 B2 JP 5085412B2
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  The present invention relates to a gaming machine in which an opening is opened in a decorative member arranged in a game area of a game board so that a symbol display device can be seen and a movable body is arranged in the decorative member.

  In gaming machines such as pachinko machines and arrange ball machines, a frame-shaped decorative member (so-called center role) that opens forward and backward is arranged in a game area defined on the surface of the game board. A symbol display device such as a liquid crystal type or a drum type that displays a plurality of symbols through the openings and plays a symbol variation game is faced from the rear, and a pachinko ball (game) is positioned below the decorative member on the game board. Many proposals have been made so as to arrange a start winning device for starting fluctuations in the symbol display device by winning a ball. That is, in this type of gaming machine, a pachinko ball launched into the game area wins the start winning device, whereby a symbol variation game is played on the symbol display device, and as a result, a predetermined set is displayed on the symbol display device. When the symbols stop together, a so-called jackpot that is advantageous to the player is generated.

Thus, in order to generate a big hit, it is necessary to win a pachinko ball to the start winning device. Therefore, a so-called stage in which the pachinko ball rolls in the left-right direction is provided below the decorative member (above the starting prize-winning device), and the pachinko ball flowing down the game area is provided with a warp inlet, a warp passage provided in the decorative member Many pachinko machines configured to be guided to a stage through a ball entrance and a ball passage, which are also called, roll on the stage, and then discharged to the game area have been proposed. The interest of the game is enhanced by the movement of the pachinko ball (see Patent Document 1). In addition, recent pachinko machines are provided with an auxiliary device provided with a movable body on a decorative member for the purpose of improving the fun of games, and are configured to perform supplementary effects by the operation of the movable body. Has also been developed. As such an auxiliary device, as disclosed in, for example, Patent Document 2, a device has been proposed in which a symbol display area in a symbol display device is shielded by a shielding plate to temporarily hide the symbol.
JP 2000-51448 A JP 2004-135585 A

  By the way, depending on the effects performed by the symbol display device, the auxiliary device is required in which the movable body rises so as to rise upward from below the opening formed in the decorative member. When a movable body is provided below the opening as described above, it is generally considered that a driving means for driving the movable body is disposed at a lower position of the decorative member. However, when the driving means is provided at the lower position of the decorative member, there is a problem that it is difficult to secure a space for providing the stage below the decorative member. Therefore, as described in Patent Document 2 described above, it is proposed that a driving unit is disposed on the side of the opening in the decorative member, and the driving unit and the movable body are connected and connected by a belt mechanism. However, in this case, it is necessary to secure a space for installing the belt mechanism, and there is a problem that an electric decoration device installed on the side of the opening in the decorative member is restricted.

  Then, an object of this invention is to provide the game machine which can move the movable body arrange | positioned in the lower part side of the opening part in a decoration member upwards by simple structure.

In order to overcome the above-mentioned problems and achieve the intended purpose, a gaming machine according to claim 1 of the present application is
The game board (20) in which a game area (20a) in which a game ball can flow down is defined, the decorative member (22) having an opening (22a) opened in the front and rear, and the game board ( In the gaming machine provided with the symbol display device (25) provided on the back side of 20) and facing the display portion (25a) of the decorative member (22) with the display portion variably displaying the symbol,
An upper movable body (32) disposed on the decorative member (22) so as to be vertically movable and positioned on the upper side of the opening (22a);
A lower movable body (60) disposed on the decorative member (22) so as to be vertically movable and positioned on the lower side of the opening (22a);
A drive mechanism (50) disposed above the opening (22a) in the decorative member (22) and connected to the upper movable body (32) to move the upper movable body (32) up and down by operation. When,
Provided to extend in the vertical direction along the left and right edges of the opening (22a) established in the decorative member (22), the upper end is connected to the drive mechanism (50) and the lower end Is connected to the lower movable body (60) and is moved up and down by the operation of the drive mechanism (50) to move the lower movable body (60) up and down in a long line or plate-like drive transmission The gist is provided with the members (61, 87).

  In this way, the long drive transmission member is provided so as to extend vertically along the left and right edges of the opening formed in the decoration member, and the drive transmission member is provided for the drive mechanism provided on the upper portion of the decoration member. And connecting the lower end of the drive transmission member to the lower movable body provided at the lower part of the decorative member, while ensuring the space of the lower part and the side part of the decorative member, The lower movable body can be moved up and down. In addition, since the upper movable body and the lower movable body can be operated by the drive mechanism provided on the upper part of the decorative member, synchronous effects can be achieved by the upper and lower movable bodies.

In the gaming machine according to claim 2, the drive transmission member is a transparent plate-like portion (61), and at least a part of the plate-like portion (61) is opened in the decorative member (22). The gist is that it is configured to face the inside of the portion (22a).
In this way, by configuring at least a part of the plate-like member as the drive transmission member so as to face the inside of the opening provided in the decorative member, the space occupied by the drive transmission member alone is minimized. Can be suppressed. Moreover, the visibility of the symbol display apparatus which faces the opening part of a decoration member is securable by forming the plate-shaped member as the said drive transmission member with a transparent member.

In the gaming machine according to claim 3, the drive transmission member (87) is a metal wire material (87), and the metal wire material (87) is provided in the decoration member (22). The gist is that it is configured to face the inside of the opening (22a).
In this way, by configuring the metal wire material as the drive transmission member so as to face the inside of the opening provided in the decorative member, the space occupied by the drive transmission member can be minimized. it can. Moreover, the lower movable body to be hung can be enlarged by using a metal wire as the drive transmission member.

In the gaming machine according to claim 4, the decorative member (22) is provided with a movable side part (88) capable of swinging or sliding on the side part side of the opening (22a). The drive transmission member (61, 87) is formed with a connecting portion (88a, 89) connected to the side movable body (88),
When the drive transmission member (61, 87) is moved up and down by driving of the drive mechanism (50), the side movable body (88) connected and connected via the connection portions (88a, 89) is rocked. The gist is that it is configured to move or slide.
As described above, by operating the driving mechanism, not only the upper and lower movable bodies but also the side movable bodies provided on the decorative member can be operated in conjunction with each other. Therefore, it is not necessary to separately provide driving means for operating the side movable body, so that the space on the lower and side portions of the decorative member is not compressed.

A gaming machine according to claim 5 is configured such that a stage (23) on which a game ball can roll is formed at a lower edge of the opening (22a) in the decorative member (22), and the stage (23) The gist is that the lower movable body (60) formed in a plate shape is disposed between the display portion of the symbol display device (25) and moves up and down.
Thus, by forming the lower movable body in a plate shape, the space in the front-rear direction occupied by the lower movable body can be minimized, and the depth of the stage formed at the lower edge of the opening of the decorative member Can be increased. In other words, since the degree of freedom of selection of the stage shape is ensured, the effect by the movement of the lower movable body arranged on the lower side of the decorative member and the effect by the movement of the pachinko ball rolling on the stage are realized simultaneously. can do.

  According to the gaming machine of the present invention, the lower movable body disposed on the lower side of the opening of the decorative member can be moved upward with a simple configuration, and a space can be secured on the lower and side portions of the decorative member.

  Next, preferred embodiments of the gaming machine according to the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the accompanying drawings. In this embodiment, a pachinko machine that uses a pachinko ball, which is a typical game machine, as a game medium will be described as an example. Further, in the following description, “front”, “rear”, “left”, “right” means that the game board of the pachinko machine is viewed from the front side (player side) as shown in FIG. Shall be referred to.

(Pachinko machine)
A schematic configuration of the pachinko machine 10 according to the embodiment will be described with reference to FIG. The pachinko machine 10 is pivotally supported by an outer frame 11 fixed to an installation frame base (not shown) also called an “island” provided in an amusement store, and detachable from the outer frame 11. A middle frame 12, a game board 20 in which a required game area 20a is defined so as to be detachably attached to the middle frame 12, and pivotally supported on the front side of the middle frame 12 so as to be detachable and openable. And a front frame 13 provided with a transparent plate that protects the game board 20 disposed in the frame 12 in a transparent manner. Below the front frame 13 on the front side of the middle frame 12, an upper ball tray 14 capable of storing pachinko balls is assembled so as to be openable and closable, and below the upper ball tray 14 in the middle frame 12, A lower ball tray 15 capable of storing pachinko balls overflowing from the plate 14 is assembled. An operation handle 16 is provided on the right side of the ball tray member in the middle frame 12, and a ball striking mechanism (not shown) disposed on the middle frame 12 by operating the operation handle 16. And the pachinko ball of the upper ball tray 14 is launched toward the game board 20 by operating.

(Game board)
As shown in FIG. 1, the game board 20 of the pachinko machine 10 according to the embodiment has a large number of game nails (not shown) in a game area 20a surrounded by rails 21 curved in a substantially circular shape. The decorative member 22 formed in the shape of a frame that is planted and opened in the front-rear direction is disposed, and the symbol display device 25 disposed on the back side of the game board 20 is provided from the rear of the opening 22a of the decorative member 22. It is configured to face. In addition, the game board 20 is provided with a start prize device 26 that can win a pachinko ball flowing down the game area 20a at a position below the decorative member 22 in the game area 20a. When the provided switch (not shown) detects the pachinko ball, the symbol display effect is started in the symbol display device 25. Further, a special winning device that allows a pachinko ball to flow down the game area 20a in accordance with the result of the symbol variation effect performed on the symbol display device 25 at a position below the start winning device 26 on the game board 20. 27 is provided. This special prize winning device 27 is configured to open and close a special prize opening by a door-shaped opening and closing plate, and as a result of the symbol variation effect, when the special game (so-called big hit) occurs, the opening and closing plate is opened and the special prize winning opening is formed. Pachinko balls are allowed to be won, and a large number of prize balls are paid out by winning. At the lowest position of the game area 20a in the game board 20, there are provided the start winning device 26, the special winning device 27, and an out port 28 for discharging a pachinko ball that has not won a general winning port.

  In addition, a stage 23 is formed at the inner peripheral lower edge of the opening 22a of the decorative member 22 so as to extend in the left-right direction and to bend up and down, and to the left side of the decorative member 22. The ball entrance 22b that opens in the game area 20a is formed, and the pachinko ball that has entered the ball entrance 22b is guided to the left end of the stage 23. The stage 23 is provided with a discharge port 23a through which the pachinko balls are discharged toward the winning port of the start winning device 26 and a discharge port 23a through which the pachinko balls are discharged toward the left and right sides of the start winning device 26. The pachinko ball that rolls on the stage 23 is expected to win a prize opening.

(Game production device)
Further, on the back side of the game board 20, a game effect device 30 is provided between the decorative member 22 and the symbol display device 25 for performing effects by the operation of the movable body. As shown in FIG. 2 or 3, the game effect device 30 according to the embodiment has an upper holding member 36 disposed so as to be positioned above the opening 22 a of the decorative member 22, and upper and lower holding members 36. An upper movable body 32 movably disposed, a drive mechanism 50 disposed on the upper holding member 36 and connected to the upper movable body 32 to move the upper movable body 32 up and down by operation, and the decorative member 22 A lower holding member 64 disposed so as to be positioned below the opening 22 a, a lower holding member 64 disposed so as to be vertically movable, connected to the drive mechanism 50, and moved up and down by the operation of the drive mechanism 50. A lower movable body 60 to be moved is basically provided. That is, the game effect device 30 according to the embodiment is configured such that the upper and lower movable bodies 32 and 60 move up and down at a time when the drive mechanism 50 operates.

(Upper movable body)
As shown in FIG. 3, the upper movable body 32 is a plate-like member having a required shape that is long in the left-right direction, and is provided with a pattern / color that matches the content produced by the symbol display device 25. The upper movable body 32 is made of a lightweight and transparent synthetic resin material such as polycarbonate. In addition, left and right ends of the upper movable body 32 are provided with first connecting shafts 33 and 33 protruding forward and inserted into first guide holes 42 and 42 (described later) formed in the upper holding member 36, respectively. And inserted into first cylindrical guide portions 43 and 43 (described later) formed on the upper holding member 36 at positions spaced from the first connecting shafts 33 inwardly (center side in the left-right direction). One guide pin 34, 34 is fixed so as to protrude forward.

(Upper holding member)
The upper holding member 36 is formed in a rectangular shape extending over the entire width in the left-right direction of the opening 22a provided in the decorative member 22, and as shown in FIG. Drive mechanism installation portions 37 and 37 for installing the drive mechanism 50 are provided at both ends so as to open forward and downward, and open rearward and downward between the left and right drive mechanism installation portions 37 and 37. A movable body installation portion 41 for installing the upper movable body 32 is formed. Drive motors 45 and 45 as drive sources that rotate forward and backward based on control signals from a control device (not shown) are installed on the back side of the drive mechanism installation units 37 and 37, respectively. The drive shafts 45a, 45a of the corresponding drive motors 45, 45 are projected forward through the through holes 37a, 37a formed in the portions 37, 37, and the drive gears 46, 46 are respectively attached. Further, driven gears 47 and 47 meshing with the drive gears 46 and 46 attached to the drive shafts 45a and 45a of the drive motors 45 and 45 are pivotally supported on the front side of the drive mechanism installation portions 37 and 37, respectively. Accordingly, the corresponding driven gears 47 and 47 are rotated in the opposite directions in conjunction with the forward and reverse rotations of the drive motors 45 and 45.

  In the vicinity of the left and right ends of the movable body installation portion 41, first guide holes 42, 42 extending in the vertical direction are formed so as to open in the front-rear direction, and inside the first guide holes 42, 42 (left and right). 1st cylindrical guide parts 43 and 43 which open front and back and protrude ahead are extended in the up-down direction so that it may become parallel to the 1st guide holes 42 and 42. The first connecting shafts 33, 33 formed in the upper movable body 32 are inserted from the rear into the first guide holes 42, 42, respectively, and the first cylindrical guide portions 43, 43, the first guide pins 34, 34 provided on the upper movable body 32 are inserted from the rear, along the first guide holes 42, 42 and the first cylindrical guide portions 43, 43. The movable body 32 can move up and down.

  A first connecting member 70 is slidably in contact with the inner peripheral surface of the first cylindrical guide portions 43, 43 at the front end portions of the first guide pins 34, 34 inserted through the first cylindrical guide portions 43, 43. , 70 are attached, and when the upper movable body 32 moves in the vertical direction, the first connecting members 70, 70 come into sliding contact with the first cylindrical guide portions 43, 43 to move the upper movable body 32 in the left-right direction. It is configured to prevent “blurring”. Further, a flange portion 70 a that produces a radial effect is formed at the front end edge of each first connecting member 70, and the flange portion 70 a abuts on the front end portion of the corresponding first cylindrical guide portion 43. The upper movable body 32 is prevented from falling off. Each first connecting member 70 is formed of a self-lubricating synthetic resin material such as polyacetal or fluororesin, and slides between the first connecting member 70 and the first cylindrical guide portion 43. The upper movable body 32 can be smoothly moved up and down by reducing the resistance.

(Drive mechanism)
Next, the drive mechanism 50 according to the embodiment will be described. Here, since the configuration of the drive mechanism 50 disposed in the left and right drive mechanism installation portions 37, 37 is symmetrical, the drive mechanism 50 disposed in the left drive mechanism installation portion 37 will be described. The drive mechanism 50 disposed in the right drive mechanism installation portion 37 is denoted by the same reference numeral, and detailed description thereof is omitted.

  As shown in FIG. 3 or 4, the drive mechanism 50 is connected to the slide member 51 that moves up and down by the drive motor 45, and is connected to the slide member 51, and swings when the slide member 51 moves. The swing member 55 is configured to be configured. The slide member 51 is formed in a rectangular frame shape that opens in the front-rear direction, and an operating portion 52 having a rack gear 52a that meshes with the driven gear 47 formed on a side surface thereof, and is fixed to the rear side of the operating portion 52, and is vertically A second guide pin 39 that is attached to the drive mechanism installation portion 37 so as to protrude forward is formed of a guide portion 53 formed with a second cylindrical guide portion 54 that extends to the front and rear. The second cylindrical guide portion 54 of the guide portion 53 is inserted from behind. That is, the slide member 51 is configured to move in the vertical direction by relatively displacing the second guide pin 39 in the second cylindrical guide portion 54. Further, the operating portion 52 is formed with a second connecting shaft 52b protruding forward at a substantially central position in the vertical direction. The lower movable body 60 (specifically, a plate-like portion 61 described later) is connected and fixed to the guide portion 53.

  Further, a second connecting member 71 slidably contacting the inner peripheral surface of the second cylindrical guide portion 54 is attached to the front end portion of the second guide pin 39, and when the slide member 51 moves in the vertical direction. The second connecting member 71 is in sliding contact with the second cylindrical guide portion 54 to prevent the “swing” of the slide member 51 in the left-right direction. Further, a flange portion 71 a that produces a radial direction is formed at the front end edge of the second connecting member 71, and the flange portion 71 a comes into contact with the front end portion of the second cylindrical guide portion 54 to slide. The member 51 is prevented from falling off. The second connecting member 71 is formed of a self-lubricating synthetic resin material such as polyacetal or fluororesin, and the sliding resistance between the second connecting member 71 and the second cylindrical guide portion 54. And the vertical movement of the upper movable body 32 can be performed smoothly.

  As shown in FIGS. 4 to 6, the swinging member 55 is pivotally supported at an intermediate position so as to be rotatable with respect to a support shaft 55 a provided in the drive mechanism installation portion 37, and is moved outwardly from the support shaft 55 a. And a second arm portion 57 extending from the support shaft 55a in the direction opposite to the first arm portion 56. Long holes 56a, 57a that open in the front-rear direction are formed on the free end sides of the first arm portion 56 and the second arm portion 57 so as to extend along the longitudinal direction of the arm portions 56, 57. The second connecting shaft 52b formed in the slide member 51 is inserted into the long hole 56a of the first arm portion 56, and the upper movable body 32 is connected to the long hole 57a of the second arm portion 57. The formed first connecting shaft 33 is inserted.

  That is, when the slide member 51 moves up and down, the first arm portion 56 connected to the slide member 51 (actuating portion 52) via the second connecting shaft 52b swings around the support shaft 55a, As the first arm portion 56 swings, the second arm portion 57 swings so as to move in the opposite direction to the slide member 51. Since the upper movable body 32 is connected to the second arm portion 57 via the first connecting shaft 33, the upper movable body 32 moves in the vertical direction as the second arm portion 57 swings. Moved. Here, in the embodiment, in the state where the slide member 51 is at the lowest position, the upper movable body 32 is substantially entirely covered by the upper holding member 36 (see FIG. 5), and the slide member 51 is moved upward. As the upper movable body 32 is lowered by its own weight, the upper movable body 32 is exposed inside the opening 22a of the decorative member 22 (see FIG. 1 or FIG. 6). That is, the upper movable body 32 is configured to appear and disappear with respect to the opening 22 a of the decorative member 22 by driving of the drive motor 45.

(Lower movable body)
As shown in FIG. 2 or 3, the lower movable body 60 is a plate-like member having a required shape elongated in the left-right direction, like the upper movable body 32, and is a lightweight and transparent synthetic material such as polycarbonate. While being formed of a resin material, a pattern / color according to the effect contents in the symbol display device 25 is given. In addition, long plate-like portions (drive transmission members, plate-like members) 61 and 61 extending upward are integrally formed on the left and right end portions of the lower movable body 60 with a light and transparent synthetic resin material such as polycarbonate. The upper end portion of each plate-like portion 61 is fixed to the corresponding guide portion 53 of the slide member 51. In addition, you may make it give decoration, such as giving a pattern with respect to the said plate-shaped part 61. FIG. That is, the lower movable body 60 is configured to move up and down integrally with the slide member 51 being moved up and down by the drive motor 45. Further, a third cylindrical guide portion 62 that opens in the front-rear direction and projects forward is formed at the lower end portion of each plate-like portion 61 so as to extend in the vertical direction.

(Lower holding member)
As shown in FIG. 2 or FIG. 3, the lower holding member 64 is a horizontally long rectangular plate formed in a size extending over the entire width in the left-right direction of the opening 22a provided in the decorative member 22. The front cover 65 and a rear cover 66 that is formed in a size matching the front cover 65 and is attached to the rear side of the front cover 65, and is movable downward between the front and rear covers 65, 66. The body 60 is accommodated. When the lower holding member 64 is attached to the back side of the game board 20, the front cover 65 is exposed in the opening 22 a of the decorative member 22, and the inner peripheral lower edge portion of the decorative member 22 The pachinko ball that rolls on the stage 23 is restricted by the front cover 65 so as to contact the rear end edge of the stage 23 formed on the front cover 65. Further, in a state where the lower movable body 60 is accommodated in the lower holding member 64, the plate-like portions 61 provided at the left and right ends of the lower movable body 60 are the left and right edge portions of the opening 22 a of the decorative member 22. And a part of the plate-like portion 61 is exposed in the opening 22 a of the decorative member 22. Here, a part of the plate-like part 61 is exposed in the opening 22a of the decorative member 22, as shown in FIG. 5, a part of the left-right width of the plate-like part 61 is exposed inside the opening 22a. It means a state to do.

  Further, when the front and rear covers 65 and 66 are assembled to the left and right ends of the lower holding member 64, a third guide inserted into the third cylindrical guide portion 62 formed in the lower movable body 60. The pin 67 is supported and fixed, and the lower movable body 60 moves in the vertical direction along the third cylindrical guide portion 62 with respect to the lower holding member 64. The third guide pin 67 is attached with a third connecting member 72 slidably contacting the inner peripheral surface of the third cylindrical guide portion 62, and the third connecting pin 72 is moved when the lower movable body 60 moves in the vertical direction. The member 72 is configured to prevent the “moving” of the lower movable body 60 in the left-right direction by slidingly contacting the third cylindrical guide portion 62. Further, a flange portion 72 a that produces a radial direction is formed on the front end edge of the third connecting member 72, and the flange portion 72 a comes into contact with the front end portion of the third cylindrical guide portion 62, thereby The “blurring” in the front-rear direction of the three cylindrical guide portions 62 (lower movable body 60) is prevented. The third connecting member 72 is made of a synthetic resin material having self-lubricating properties such as polyacetal and fluororesin, and reduces sliding resistance with the third cylindrical guide portion 62. .

  Here, in the embodiment, in a state where the slide member 51 is moved downward, the lower movable body 60 is substantially entirely covered by the lower holding member 64 (see FIG. 5), and the slide member 51 moves upward. Accordingly, the lower movable body 60 protrudes upward from the upper edge portion of the lower holding member 64 and is exposed inside the opening 22a of the decorative member 22 (see FIG. 1 or FIG. 6). That is, the lower movable body 60 is configured so as to appear and disappear with respect to the opening 22 a of the decorative member 22 by driving of the drive motor 45. In the state in which the front and rear covers 65 and 66 are assembled, a slit-like opening 64a is formed on the upper surface side, and the lower movable body 60 that moves up and down through the slit-like opening 64a can appear and disappear. ing.

(Effects of Example)
Next, the operation of the pachinko machine 10 according to the embodiment configured as described above will be described. In the game effect device 30, as shown in FIG. 5, the slide member 51 is held in a state of being moved most downward.

  The pachinko balls launched into the game area 20a of the game board 20 flow down while changing the direction by contact with game nails or the like implanted in the game board 20, and enter the start prize device 26, the special prize device 27, etc. The safe ball to be won and the out ball collected at the out port 28 are classified. When a pachinko ball wins the start winning device 26, a game with a sense of expectation that a required symbol variation game is developed in the symbol display device 25 and a “hit” advantageous to the player is established. Is made. When the pachinko ball passes through the ball entrance provided on the left side of the decorative member 22 in the process of flowing down the game area 20a, the stage formed at the inner peripheral lower edge of the opening 22a in the decorative member 22 23 is guided. The pachinko balls that have arrived at the stage 23 roll to the left and right along the stage 23, and the momentum is attenuated during the rolling, and finally the winning opening of the starting winning device 26 or the starting winning device from the discharge port 23a. It falls toward the left and right sides of 26.

  Here, when a pachinko ball wins the start winning device 26, the symbol display device 25 performs a symbol variation effect, and the left and right provided in the game effect device 30 according to predetermined control conditions set in the control device. Each drive motor 45 is driven. Since the drive mechanism 50 is configured symmetrically, the left and right drive motors 45 are synchronously driven and controlled to rotate in opposite directions. Taking the drive mechanism 50 installed in the left drive mechanism installation section 37 as an example, when the drive motor 45 is driven and the drive gear 46 rotates counterclockwise, the driven gear 47 that meshes with the drive gear 46 is provided. Rotate clockwise. Since the rack gear 52a of the slide member 51 (actuating portion 52) is engaged with the driven gear 47, the slide member 51 is moved upward as the driven gear 47 rotates clockwise (see FIG. 6). ).

  Since the second connecting shaft 52b formed in the operating portion 52 of the slide member 51 is inserted into the long hole 56a formed in the first arm portion 56 of the swing member 55, the second connecting shaft 52b is located above the slide member 51. The first arm portion 56 is displaced from the posture inclined downward about the support shaft 55 a to the posture inclined upward, and the second arm portion 57 is moved along with the displacement of the first arm portion 56. The oscillating member 55 is oscillated so as to be displaced from the attitude inclined upward around the support shaft 55a to the attitude inclined downward. Here, since the first connecting shaft 33 of the upper movable body 32 is inserted into the elongated hole 57 a of the second arm portion 57, the upper movable body 32 is accompanied by the posture displacement of the second arm portion 57. Descends. Further, since the upper end portion of the plate-like portion 61 formed integrally with the lower movable body 60 is connected to the guide portion 53 of the slide member 51, the lower movable body 60 is interlocked with the rise of the slide member 51. Also move upward (see FIG. 6).

  On the other hand, when the drive motor 45 is driven and the drive gear 46 rotates clockwise, the driven gear 47 meshing with the drive gear 46 rotates counterclockwise. Since the rack gear 52a of the slide member 51 (actuating portion 52) is engaged with the driven gear 47, the slide member 51 is moved downward as the driven gear 47 rotates counterclockwise. Then, as the slide member 51 moves downward, the first arm portion 56 is displaced from a posture in which the first arm portion 56 is inclined upward about the support shaft 55 a to a posture in which the first arm portion 56 is inclined downward. The swinging member 55 is swung so that the second arm portion 57 is displaced from the posture in which the second arm portion 57 is inclined downward about the support shaft 55 a to the posture in which the second arm portion 57 is inclined upward. 32 moves upward. Further, since the upper end portion of the plate-like portion 61 integrally formed with the lower movable body 60 is connected to the guide portion 53 of the slide member 51, the slide member 51 moves downward to move downward. The body 60 also moves downward (see FIG. 5).

  As described above, the plate-like portion 61 extending vertically is provided along the left and right edges of the opening 22 a opened in the decorative member 22, so that the plate with respect to the drive mechanism 50 positioned above the decorative member 22 is provided. The upper end of the plate-like portion 61 is connected and the lower end of the plate-like portion 61 is connected to the lower movable body 60 provided at the lower portion of the decorative member 22. It is possible to produce by moving the movable bodies 32 and 60 synchronously in a direction close to each other or in a direction away from each other. Further, the upper and lower movable bodies 32, 60 move to a position exposed inside the opening 22a opened in the decorative member 22 and a position covered with the corresponding upper and lower holding members 36, 64. The design displayed on the design display device 25 facing the opening 22a of the decorative member 22 can be produced by sandwiching the design etc. between the upper and lower movable bodies 32, 60. The entertainment connected with the bodies 32 and 60 can increase the interest of the game. Further, since the lower movable body 60 is disposed at the lower position of the decorative member 22 in the vicinity of the start winning device 26 and the stage 23, which is highly noticed by the player, the movable state of the lower movable body 60 can be easily made by the player. It can be visually recognized, and the player's expectation for the game is increased by the operation of the lower movable body 60, so that the interest of the game can be improved.

  Here, in the game effect device 30 according to the embodiment, as described above, by connecting the lower movable body 60 to the plate-like portion 61 connected to the drive mechanism 50 arranged on the upper side of the decorative member 22, The lower movable body 60 is moved up and down. That is, since the drive means for moving the lower movable body 60 up and down is not provided on the lower side of the decorative member 22, the space for providing the lower movable body 60 can be minimized, and the decorative member The depth of the stage 23 formed at the inner peripheral lower edge of 22 can be increased. That is, since the degree of freedom of selection of the shape of the stage 23 is ensured, an effect by the operation of the lower movable body 60 disposed on the lower side of the decorative member 22 and an effect by the movement of the pachinko ball that rolls on the stage 23 Can be realized at the same time. Further, in the game effect device 30 according to the embodiment, the lower movable body 60 is formed in a plate shape, and the lower movable body 60 is sandwiched between the front and rear covers 65, 66. The depth required for the arrangement is reduced, and this also secures a space for forming the stage 23.

  Further, in the game effect device 30 of the embodiment, the drive transmission member that connects the drive mechanism 50 (slide member 51) and the lower movable body 60 is a narrow plate-like portion 61, and a part of the plate-like portion 61 is used. Since it is configured so as to face the inside of the opening 22a provided in the decorative member 22, the space occupied by the plate-like portion 61 for moving the lower movable body 60 up and down can be reduced as much as possible. Therefore, the space on the left and right side portions of the decorative member 22 can be made wider, so that it is possible to install an electric decoration device or another movable body on the decorative member 22. Further, since the plate-like portion 61 is formed of a transparent synthetic resin material, even if the symbol display device 25 facing the opening 22a of the decorative member 22 and the plate-like portion 61 overlap each other, the symbol display The visibility of the device 25 is not hindered.

(Another embodiment 1)
Next, another embodiment 1 of the game effect device provided in the gaming machine of the present invention will be described below with reference to the accompanying drawings. Since the basic configuration of the game effect device is basically the same as that of the above-described embodiment, the same members are denoted by the same reference numerals and description thereof is omitted.

  As shown in FIG. 7 or 8, in the game effect device 80 according to the first embodiment, the drive mechanism 50 that moves the upper and lower movable bodies 32, 60 up and down moves in the vertical direction by driving the drive motor 45. The first slide member 51 and a second slide member 82 that moves up and down in the direction opposite to the first slide member 51 when driven by the drive motor 45. The first slide member 51 has basically the same configuration as the slide member of the above-described embodiment, and is given the same reference numeral. However, since the drive mechanism 50 of the game effect device 80 according to the first embodiment does not include the swing member 55, the first connecting member 52 is not provided with the second connecting shaft 52b.

  The second slide member 82 is disposed on the opposite side of the first slide member 51 with the driven gear 47 interposed therebetween, and is formed in a rectangular frame shape that opens to the front and rear, and a rack gear 83a that meshes with the driven gear 47. Has a second operating portion 83 formed on the side surface and a second cylindrical guide portion 84a fixed to the rear side of the second operating portion 83 and extending in the vertical direction and opening in the front-rear direction. The guide pin 85, which is configured to project forward from the drive mechanism installation portions 37, 37, is inserted into the cylindrical guide portion 84a of the second guide portion 84 from behind. Yes. That is, the guide pin 85 is configured to move in the vertical direction by relatively displacing the guide pin 85 in the cylindrical guide portion 84a of the second slide member 82. A connecting member 86 formed of a synthetic resin material having self-lubricating properties such as polyacetal and fluororesin is also attached to the front end portion of the guide pin 85 inserted through the second guide portion 84, so that the connecting member The second sliding member 82 can be smoothly moved up and down by reducing the sliding resistance between the cylindrical guiding portion 84a and the cylindrical guiding portion 84a, and the connecting member 86 has a front end of the cylindrical guiding portion 85a. A flange portion 86a that is in contact with the portion is formed to prevent the second slide member 82 from falling off.

  As described above, the rack gear 52a of the first slide member 51 and the rack gear 83a of the second slide member 82 are engaged with the driven gear 47 at positions opposite to each other with the driven gear 47 interposed therebetween. During the rotation, the first slide member 51 and the second slide member 82 move in the opposite directions. The upper movable body 32 is integrally formed with the second guide portion 84, and the upper movable body 32 moves up and down by the vertical movement of the second slide member 82. Therefore, the lower movable body 60 that moves up and down integrally with the vertical movement of the first slide member 51 and the upper movable body 32 that moves up and down integrally with the vertical movement of the second slide member 82 are a drive mechanism. By the operation of 50, as in the above-described embodiment, the actuators are moved in directions close to or away from each other. Here, in the game performance device 80 according to the different embodiment 1, the first slide member 51 and the lower movable body 60 are connected by a metal wire material (drive transmission member) 87 such as a piano wire or a metal wire. The metal wire 87 extends vertically along the left and right edges of the opening 22a provided in the decorative member 22, and faces (exposes) the inside of the opening 22a. Has been.

  Even with a pachinko machine equipped with the game effect device 80 according to another embodiment 1 configured as described above, the same effects as the pachinko machine 10 with the game effect device 30 according to the above-described embodiment can be obtained. . Further, since the drive mechanism 50 (first slide member 51) and the lower movable body 60 are connected by the metal linear material 87, the lower movable body 60 can be increased in size and weight. Since the metal wire 87 is composed of a very thin member such as a piano wire or a metal wire, the symbol display device 25 facing the opening 22a of the decorative member 22 and the metal wire 87 are moved back and forth. Even if they overlap, the visibility of the symbol display device 25 is not disturbed.

(Another embodiment 2)
Next, another embodiment 2 of the game effect device provided in the gaming machine of the present invention will be described below with reference to the accompanying drawings. Since the basic configuration of the game effect device is basically the same as that of the above-described embodiment, the same members are denoted by the same reference numerals and description thereof is omitted.

  As shown in FIG. 9, the game effect device according to the second embodiment is pivoted so that a disk-like member (side movable body) 88 can rotate via a rotation shaft 88 b provided on the front side of the decorative member 22. It is supported. A groove portion (linking portion) 88a extending in the radial direction is recessed in the rear surface of the disk-shaped member 88, and the groove portion is formed on the plate-like portion 61 that connects the drive mechanism 50 and the lower movable body 60. A protruding portion (connecting portion) 89 to be inserted into the 88a is provided so as to protrude forward.

  That is, in the pachinko machine equipped with the game effect device according to the second embodiment, the same effects as the pachinko machine 10 provided with the game effect device 30 according to the above-described embodiment can be obtained, and the operation of the drive mechanism 50 can be performed. When the plate-like portion 61 moves up and down, the projection 89 inserted into the groove 88a of the disc-like member 88 also moves up and down, so that the disc-like member 88 can be operated simultaneously with the upper and lower movable bodies 32 and 60. . Therefore, even if the disk-shaped member 88 is arranged on the side of the decorative member 22 as a movable body different from the upper and lower movable bodies 32, 60, a driving means for operating the disk-shaped member 88 is separately provided. There is no need to press the space on the side of the decorative member 22.

[Example of change]
Note that the gaming machine according to the present invention is not limited to the embodiment, and various modifications can be made.
(1) In the embodiment, the lower movable body and the plate-like portion are integrally formed. However, both may be formed as separate members and connected.
(2) In the embodiment, a part of the plate-like portion and the metal wire material are configured to be exposed inside the opening of the decorative member. However, the present invention is not limited to this. The linear material may be completely covered with the decorative member. Further, the entire plate-like portion (the entire left and right width of the plate member) may be exposed inside the opening.
(3) The configuration of the drive mechanism that operates the upper and lower movable bodies is not limited to that of the configuration of the embodiment or the other embodiment 1, and the upper movable body and the lower movable body can be operated integrally. If comprised in this way, a conventionally well-known link mechanism and another structure can be employ | adopted. Moreover, as an operation mode of the upper movable body and the lower movable body, the upper and lower movable bodies may be moved up and down in the same direction.
(4) Although a motor is employed as a drive source for operating the drive mechanism, the present invention is not limited to this, and an electromagnetic solenoid or other conventionally known drive means can be employed as the drive source.
(5) The shape of the opening provided in the decorative member arranged on the game board is not limited to the one in the embodiment, and the opening is opened so as to open in a circular shape, an oval shape, or other shapes. The game effect device of each embodiment can also be installed on the back side of the decorative member.
(6) In the embodiment, the present invention has been described by taking the decorative member used in the pachinko machine as an example. However, the present invention is not limited to this, and any gaming machine having a gaming area where gaming balls flow down can be used. The present invention can also be suitably used for gaming machines such as arrange ball machines.

It is a front view which shows the pachinko machine which concerns on the Example of this invention. It is a perspective view which shows the game production apparatus based on an Example. It is a disassembled perspective view which shows the game production apparatus based on an Example. It is a disassembled perspective view which shows the drive mechanism arrange | positioned at the upper left part of the game production | presentation apparatus based on an Example. It is a front view which shows the left side of the game production | presentation apparatus which concerns on an Example, and shows the state in which the upper movable body was hold | maintained in the upper position, and the lower movable body was hold | maintained in the downward position. It is a front view which shows the left side of the game production | presentation apparatus which concerns on an Example, and shows the state in which the upper movable body was hold | maintained in the downward position, and the lower movable body was hold | maintained in the upper position. It is a front view which shows the left side of the game production | presentation apparatus which concerns on another Example 1, and shows the state in which the upper movable body was hold | maintained in the upper position, and the lower movable body was hold | maintained in the downward position. It is a front view which shows the left side of the game production apparatus which concerns on another Example 1, and shows the state in which the upper movable body was hold | maintained in the downward position, and the lower movable body was hold | maintained in the upper position. It is a principal part expansion perspective view which shows the plate-shaped part of the game production | presentation apparatus which concerns on another Example 2, and the side part movable body provided in the decoration member.

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DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 20 Game board 20a Game area 22 Decoration member 22a Opening part 23 Stage 25 Symbol display apparatus 32 Upper movable body 50 Drive mechanism 60 Lower movable body 61 Plate-shaped part (drive transmission member, plate-shaped member)
87 Metal wire (drive transmission member)
88 disk-shaped member (side movable body)
88a Groove (linkage)
89 Protrusion (linkage)

Claims (5)

  1. A decoration member provided on a game board in which a game area where game balls can flow down is defined, an opening that opens in front and rear is provided, and a display part that is provided on the back side of the game board and displays symbols in a variable manner In a gaming machine equipped with a symbol display device facing from the opening of the decorative member,
    An upper movable body arranged on the decorative member so as to be movable up and down and positioned on the upper side of the opening;
    A lower movable body disposed on the lower side of the opening and disposed so as to move up and down on the decorative member;
    A drive mechanism disposed on the upper side of the opening in the decorative member and connected to the upper movable body to move the upper movable body up and down by operation;
    Provided to extend in the vertical direction along the left and right edges of the opening formed in the decorative member, the upper end is connected to the drive mechanism and the lower end is connected to the lower movable body, A gaming machine comprising a long linear or plate-like drive transmission member that moves the lower movable body up and down as it is moved up and down by the operation of the drive mechanism.
  2.   The gaming machine according to claim 1, wherein the drive transmission member is a transparent plate-like member, and at least a part of the plate-like member faces an inside of an opening formed in the decorative member.
  3.   The gaming machine according to claim 1, wherein the drive transmission member is a metal wire material, and the metal wire material is configured to face an inner side of an opening formed in the decoration member.
  4. The decorative member is provided with a side movable body that can swing or slide on the side of the opening, and the drive transmission member has a connecting portion that is connected to the side movable body. Formed,
    4. The structure according to claim 1, wherein when the drive transmission member is moved up and down by the operation of the drive mechanism, the side movable body connected and connected via the connection portion swings or slides. The gaming machine according to one item.
  5.   A stage on which a game ball can roll is formed at the lower edge of the opening in the decorative member, and the lower movable body formed in a plate shape between the stage and the display unit of the symbol display device. The gaming machine according to any one of claims 1 to 4, wherein the gaming machine is arranged and moved up and down.
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