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JP5484554B1
JP5484554B1 JP2012272728A JP2012272728A JP5484554B1 JP 5484554 B1 JP5484554 B1 JP 5484554B1 JP 2012272728 A JP2012272728 A JP 2012272728A JP 2012272728 A JP2012272728 A JP 2012272728A JP 5484554 B1 JP5484554 B1 JP 5484554B1
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【課題】入賞領域を開閉する開閉部材を備えた遊技機において、入賞領域への遊技球の進入を円滑にする。
【解決手段】開閉部材14の先端における上流側の部分が直線形状であるとともに開閉部材14の先端の直線形状の部分と繋がる下流側における一部143は、貫通孔511に遊技球の一部が進入した際に当該開閉部材14の先端の一部と貫通孔511の周縁における遊技球通路50の他方の縁側の周縁とで挟まれた位置での遊技球の各々の接触点を結んだ直線が遊技球の中心を通らないようにする曲率となる曲線形状または貫通孔の周縁における遊技球通路50の他方の縁側の周縁とは平行でない直線形状である。
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In a gaming machine provided with an opening / closing member that opens and closes a winning area, a game ball smoothly enters the winning area.
An upstream portion at the tip of the opening / closing member has a linear shape, and a downstream portion 143 connected to the linear portion at the tip of the opening / closing member has a through hole 511 in which a part of a game ball is placed. When entering, a straight line connecting the contact points of the game balls at a position sandwiched between a part of the tip of the opening / closing member 14 and the peripheral edge of the other side of the game ball passage 50 at the peripheral edge of the through hole 511 The curved shape is a curvature that does not pass through the center of the game ball, or the peripheral shape on the other edge side of the game ball passage 50 at the periphery of the through hole is a straight shape that is not parallel.
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本発明は、入賞領域を開閉する開閉部材を備えた遊技機に関する。   The present invention relates to a gaming machine including an opening / closing member that opens and closes a winning area.
下記特許文献1に記載されるように開閉部材(シャッタ)の進退動作(スライド)により、入賞領域を開閉する構成を備えた遊技機が知られている。   As described in Patent Document 1 below, a gaming machine having a configuration in which a winning area is opened and closed by an advance / retreat operation (slide) of an opening / closing member (shutter) is known.
特開2012−101081号公報JP 2012-101081 A
上記特許文献1にも記載されるように、このような開閉部材を搭載した遊技機では、例えば、遊技球が入賞領域に進入しようとする際、入賞領域を閉鎖しようとする開閉部材と入賞領域の開口周縁部との間に遊技球が挟まれてしまうことがある。また、進退動作する開閉部材の上を遊技球が通過することで遊技球が入賞領域に進入せずに通過してしまう、入賞領域に進入するタイミングが遅れてしまうといったことが生ずる。このように開閉部材によって遊技球の円滑な入賞領域への進入が妨げられたりすると、設計時に設定(シミュレーション)したスペック(出玉性能などの遊技機の特性)と実際のスペックのズレが大きくなってしまう等の問題を招く。   As described in Patent Document 1, in a gaming machine equipped with such an opening / closing member, for example, when a game ball is about to enter a winning area, the opening / closing member and the winning area are intended to close the winning area. A game ball may be sandwiched between the peripheral edge of the opening. Further, when the game ball passes over the opening / closing member that moves forward and backward, the game ball may pass without entering the winning area, or the timing of entering the winning area may be delayed. In this way, if the opening and closing member prevents the game ball from entering the smooth winning area, the difference between the specifications (game machine characteristics such as the performance of the game machine) set during the design and the actual specifications will increase. It causes problems such as.
本発明は、入賞領域を開閉する開閉部材を備えた遊技機において、入賞領域への遊技球の進入を円滑にすることを目的とする。   An object of the present invention is to facilitate entry of a game ball into a winning area in a gaming machine including an opening / closing member that opens and closes a winning area.
上記課題を解決するためになされた請求項1の発明にかかる遊技機は、遊技球が流下可能に傾斜させた底壁と、前記底壁における遊技球の流下方向と交差する方向の両縁側の少なくとも一方の縁側から立設している側壁とで形成されている遊技球通路と、前記遊技球通路の底壁の下側に位置し、遊技球の進入により遊技者に利益が生ずる可能性がある入賞領域と、前記遊技球通路の底壁に形成されており、前記遊技球通路を流下する遊技球が前記入賞領域に進入可能な貫通孔と、前記遊技球通路の底壁における一方の縁側から立設している前記側壁と他方の縁側の間に沿って進退動作する部材であって、先端が前記遊技球通路の前記一方の側壁側に位置した前記貫通孔を開放する開放状態と、先端が前記遊技球通路の他方の縁側に位置した前記貫通孔を閉鎖する閉鎖状態との間を移動する開閉部材と、を備えた遊技機において、前記遊技球通路は前記底壁の幅および通路の高さが遊技球の直径の一個分より大きくかつ二個分未満となるように設定された凹形状または筒形状に形成され、前記貫通孔の周縁の大きさが遊技球の直径の一個分より大きくかつ二個分未満となるように形成されており、前記遊技球通路の一方の側壁における前記貫通孔が形成された位置よりも上流側には、前記遊技球通路の一方の側壁側を通過する遊技球が接触し、当該遊技球を前記他方の縁側に向かわせてかつ前記貫通孔における前記他方の縁側に寄せるように前記進路変更させる進路変更突起を設けており、前記開閉部材の先端における上流側の部分が直線形状であるとともに前記開閉部材の先端の前記直線形状の部分と繋がる下流側における少なくとも一部は前記貫通孔に遊技球の一部が進入した際に当該開閉部材の先端の一部と前記貫通孔の周縁における前記遊技球通路の他方の縁側の周縁とで挟まれた位置での遊技球の各々の接触点を結んだ直線が前記遊技球の中心を通らないようにする曲率となる曲線形状または前記貫通孔の周縁における前記遊技球通路の他方の縁側の周縁とは平行でない直線形状であることを特徴とする。   A gaming machine according to the invention of claim 1, which has been made to solve the above-mentioned problems, has a bottom wall inclined so that a game ball can flow down, and both edge sides of the bottom wall in a direction intersecting the flow-down direction of the game ball. There is a possibility that a player may benefit from the entry of the game ball, which is located below the bottom wall of the game ball passage formed by a side wall standing from at least one edge side and the bottom wall of the game ball passage. A winning area and a through-hole formed on the bottom wall of the gaming ball path, through which the game balls flowing down the gaming ball path can enter the winning area, and one edge side of the bottom wall of the gaming ball path A member that moves forward and backward between the side wall standing on the other side and the other edge side, and an open state in which a tip opens the through hole located on the one side wall side of the game ball passage; Before the tip is located on the other edge side of the game ball passage An opening / closing member that moves between a closed state that closes the through-hole, and wherein the gaming ball passage has a width of the bottom wall and a height of the passage larger than one of the diameters of the gaming balls, and It is formed in a concave shape or a cylindrical shape set to be less than two pieces, and the size of the peripheral edge of the through hole is larger than one piece of the diameter of the game ball and less than two pieces. And a game ball passing through one side wall of the game ball passage is in contact with the upstream side of the position where the through hole is formed in one side wall of the game ball passage, and the game ball is moved to the other side. A path changing projection for changing the path so as to approach the other edge side of the through-hole, and an upstream portion at the tip of the opening / closing member has a linear shape and the opening / closing member Before the tip of At least a part on the downstream side connected to the linear part is a part of the tip of the opening / closing member when the part of the game ball enters the through hole and the other edge side of the game ball passage at the periphery of the through hole A straight line connecting the respective contact points of the game balls at a position sandwiched between the peripheral edges of the game balls, or a curved shape with a curvature that prevents the game balls from passing through the center of the game balls, or the game ball passages at the peripheral edges of the through holes It is characterized by a linear shape that is not parallel to the peripheral edge on the other edge side.
請求項2に記載の発明は、請求項1に記載の遊技機において、前記貫通孔の周縁における前記他方の縁側は前記入賞領域の内側に向けて傾斜させた形状であり、前記開閉部材の先端部の下流側の一部は前記先端部側から基端部側に向けて凹形状となる前記遊技球の曲率よりも小さい曲率の曲線形状であることを特徴とする。   The invention according to claim 2 is the gaming machine according to claim 1, wherein the other edge side of the periphery of the through hole is inclined toward the inside of the winning area, and the tip of the opening / closing member A portion of the downstream side of the portion has a curved shape with a curvature smaller than the curvature of the game ball having a concave shape from the distal end side toward the proximal end side.
請求項1に記載の発明では、他方の縁側に向かわせてかつ貫通孔における他方の縁側に寄せるように進路変更させる進路変更突起を設けているため、進退動作する開閉部材の上を遊技球が通過することで遊技球が入賞領域に進入せずに通過してしまう、入賞領域に進入するタイミングが遅れてしまうといった事象の発生を抑制することが可能となる。また、開閉部材の先端における直線形状の上流側と繋がる下流側の一部は、当該開閉部材の先端の一部と前記貫通孔の周縁における前記遊技球通路の他方の縁側の周縁とで挟まれた位置での遊技球の各々の接触点を結んだ直線が前記遊技球の中心を通らないようにする曲率となる曲線形状であるから、遊技球が開閉部材の先端と遊技球通路の他方の縁側の周縁との間に挟まれてしまうことを抑制することが可能となる。つまり、請求項1にかかる発明は、進路変更突起を設けることにより進退動作する開閉部材への遊技球の乗り上げを抑制した上で、当該進路変更突起によって開閉部材の先端側に進路変更する遊技球が開閉部材と遊技球通路の他方の縁側の周縁との間に挟まれてしまうことを抑制することで、遊技球が入賞領域に円滑に進入するように構成したものである。   In the first aspect of the present invention, since the course changing projection is provided to change the course so as to be directed toward the other edge side and toward the other edge side of the through hole, the game ball is placed on the opening / closing member that moves forward and backward. By passing, it is possible to suppress the occurrence of an event such that the game ball passes without entering the winning area, or the timing of entering the winning area is delayed. In addition, a part of the downstream side connected to the upstream side of the linear shape at the tip of the opening / closing member is sandwiched between a part of the tip of the opening / closing member and the periphery of the other edge side of the game ball passage at the periphery of the through hole. Since the straight line connecting the contact points of the game balls at the selected position has a curvature that prevents the game ball from passing through the center of the game ball, the game ball is connected to the tip of the opening / closing member and the other of the game ball passages. It becomes possible to suppress being pinched between the peripheral edge. In other words, the invention according to claim 1 is a game ball in which the path change projection is provided to suppress the riding of the game ball on the opening / closing member that moves forward and backward, and the path change projection is used to change the course to the front end side of the opening / closing member. Is configured such that the game ball smoothly enters the winning area by preventing the pin from being sandwiched between the opening / closing member and the peripheral edge on the other edge side of the game ball passage.
請求項2に記載の発明のように、貫通孔の周縁における他方の縁側を入賞領域の内側に向けて傾斜させた形状とし、開閉部材の先端部の下流側の一部を先端部側から基端部側に向けて凹形状となる曲線形状とすれば、入賞領域に進入しようとする遊技球の球噛みが抑制され、遊技球の入賞領域への進入をさらに円滑にすることが可能となる。   As in the second aspect of the invention, the other edge side of the periphery of the through hole is inclined toward the inside of the winning area, and a part of the downstream side of the distal end portion of the opening / closing member is defined from the distal end side. If the curved shape is concave toward the end side, the biting of the game ball trying to enter the winning area is suppressed, and it becomes possible to further smoothly enter the winning area of the gaming ball. .
本発明の実施形態にかかる遊技機の正面図である。1 is a front view of a gaming machine according to an embodiment of the present invention. 遊技盤の正面図である。It is a front view of a game board. 遊技領域の右側(普通入賞領域および第一入賞領域が設けられた箇所)を拡大して示した図である。It is the figure which expanded and showed the right side (location where the normal winning area and the 1st winning area) were provided of the game area. 糸付球を用いた不正行為を説明するための図である。It is a figure for demonstrating the misconduct using a ball with a thread | yarn. 図4とは異なる糸付球を用いた不正行為を説明するための図である。It is a figure for demonstrating the fraud using the ball with a thread different from FIG. 複数の分岐路およびその下側に位置する第一入賞領域(第一開閉部材)を拡大して示した図である。It is the figure which expanded and showed the 1st prize-winning area | region (1st opening / closing member) located in the several branch path and the lower side. 下流側通路の外観図である。It is an external view of a downstream channel. 下流側通路とともに下側に設けられた第二入賞領域内部を示した図である。It is the figure which showed the inside of the 2nd prize-winning area | region provided in the lower side with the downstream channel | path. 下流側通路の平面図(上方から見た図)であり、(a)は第二開閉部材によって貫通孔(第二入賞領域)が閉鎖された状態、(b)は第二開閉部材によって貫通孔(第二入賞領域)が開放された状態を示している。It is a top view (figure seen from the upper part) of a downstream channel | path, (a) is the state by which the through-hole (2nd winning area) was closed by the 2nd opening / closing member, (b) is a through-hole by the 2nd opening / closing member. The (second winning area) is open. 下流側通路の側壁に設けられた進路変更突起の機能を説明するための図である。It is a figure for demonstrating the function of the course change protrusion provided in the side wall of the downstream channel | path. 第二開閉部材の先端を拡大して示した図である。It is the figure which expanded and showed the front-end | tip of the 2nd opening / closing member. 第二開閉部材の先端(傾斜部)と貫通孔の他方の縁との間に遊技球が挟まれた状態を示した図である。It is the figure which showed the state by which the game ball was pinched | interposed between the front-end | tip (inclined part) of a 2nd opening-and-closing member and the other edge of a through-hole. 第二開閉部材の先端と貫通孔の他方の縁との間に遊技球が挟まれた状態を示した断面図(図12に示したA−A線断面図)であり、傾斜面の作用を説明するための図である。It is sectional drawing (AA sectional view taken on the line in FIG. 12) which showed the state by which the game ball was pinched | interposed between the front-end | tip of a 2nd opening-and-closing member and the other edge of a through-hole, and the effect | action of an inclined surface It is a figure for demonstrating.
以下、本発明にかかる実施形態について図面を参照して詳細に説明する。まず、図1および図2等を参照して遊技機1の全体構成について簡単に説明する。遊技機1の骨格は、周知の構成が適用できる。例えば、図1に示すように、額縁形状の機枠90に前面枠91が回動自在に支持されてなる。前面枠91には、前側から遊技盤9を視認可能とする透明板911が設けられている。   Hereinafter, embodiments according to the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the drawings. First, the overall configuration of the gaming machine 1 will be briefly described with reference to FIG. 1 and FIG. A well-known configuration can be applied to the skeleton of the gaming machine 1. For example, as shown in FIG. 1, a front frame 91 is rotatably supported on a frame-shaped machine frame 90. The front frame 91 is provided with a transparent plate 911 that allows the game board 9 to be viewed from the front side.
遊技盤9は、ほぼ正方形の合板により成形されており、前面枠91に着脱可能に取り付けられている。この遊技盤9の手前側に発射された遊技球が流下する遊技領域13が設けられる。遊技盤9には、発射装置97の操作によって発射された遊技球を遊技領域13に案内する金属製の薄板からなる帯状のガイドレール92が略円弧形状となるように設けられている。   The game board 9 is formed of a substantially square plywood and is detachably attached to the front frame 91. A game area 13 in which the game balls launched on the front side of the game board 9 flow down is provided. The game board 9 is provided with a strip-shaped guide rail 92 made of a thin metal plate for guiding a game ball launched by the operation of the launch device 97 to the game area 13 so as to have a substantially arc shape.
遊技領域13には、表示装置93、始動入賞口94や大入賞口95、アウト口96などが設けられている。始動入賞口94はいわゆる左打ち遊技時(通常の遊技状態時)に狙う入賞口である。一方、遊技領域13には、いわゆる右打ち遊技時(通常の遊技状態とは異なる特別の遊技状態時)に狙う各種入賞領域等が設けられている。この入賞領域等については後述する。通常の遊技状態においては、始動入賞口94を狙って遊技領域13の左側に遊技球が進入するよう発射装置97を操作する。特別の遊技状態時には、遊技領域13の右側に遊技球が進入するように(通常の遊技状態の場合よりも遊技球の発射力を強めるように)発射装置97を操作する。つまり、特別の遊技状態時には、図1および図2に示す特別経路20を通じて遊技球は遊技領域13の右側に進入することになる。表示装置93は、例えば液晶表示装置が用いられ、表示装置93の表示画面(表示部)において特別図柄や普通図柄等が表示される。かかる表示装置93の表示画面は、遊技盤9に形成された開口を通じて視認可能である。   The game area 13 is provided with a display device 93, a start winning port 94, a big winning port 95, an out port 96, and the like. The start winning opening 94 is a winning opening aimed at so-called left-handed gaming (in a normal gaming state). On the other hand, the game area 13 is provided with various winning areas and the like aimed at so-called right-handed games (in a special game state different from the normal game state). This winning area will be described later. In the normal game state, the launching device 97 is operated so that the game ball enters the left side of the game area 13 aiming at the start winning opening 94. In a special game state, the launching device 97 is operated so that the game ball enters the right side of the game area 13 (so that the launch force of the game ball is stronger than in the normal game state). That is, in a special game state, the game ball enters the right side of the game area 13 through the special route 20 shown in FIGS. As the display device 93, for example, a liquid crystal display device is used, and special symbols, normal symbols, and the like are displayed on the display screen (display unit) of the display device 93. The display screen of the display device 93 is visible through an opening formed in the game board 9.
また、遊技領域13には、流下する遊技球が衝突することにより遊技球の流下態様に変化を与える障害物としての図示しない遊技釘が複数設けられている。遊技領域13を流下する遊技球は、遊技釘に衝突したときの条件に応じて様々な態様に変化する。   The game area 13 is provided with a plurality of game nails (not shown) as obstacles that change the flow-down mode of the game balls when the game balls flowing down collide. The game ball flowing down the game area 13 changes into various modes according to the conditions when it collides with the game nail.
遊技機1の背面側には、図示されないセンターベースユニットが設けられている。このセンターベースユニットには主制御基板やサブ制御基板等の各種制御基板や、球タンク、レール等が設けられている。   A center base unit (not shown) is provided on the back side of the gaming machine 1. The center base unit is provided with various control boards such as a main control board and a sub control board, a ball tank, a rail, and the like.
このような遊技機1では、発射装置97(ハンドル)を操作することにより遊技領域13に向けて遊技球を発射する。遊技領域13を流下する遊技球が、始動入賞口94や大入賞口95等の入賞口に入賞すると、所定の数の賞球が払出装置により払い出される。   In such a gaming machine 1, a game ball is launched toward the game area 13 by operating the launching device 97 (handle). When a game ball flowing down the game area 13 wins a winning opening such as a start winning opening 94 or a big winning opening 95, a predetermined number of winning balls are paid out by the payout device.
図3に拡大して示す遊技領域における右側(いわゆる右打ち時に遊技球が進入する領域)には、普通入賞領域(第二領域)10、第一入賞領域11を開放・閉鎖する第一開閉部材12、第二入賞領域13(本発明における入賞領域に相当する)を開放・閉鎖する第二開閉部材14(本発明における開閉部材に相当する)などが設けられている。   A first opening / closing member that opens / closes the normal winning area (second area) 10 and the first winning area 11 on the right side of the game area shown in FIG. 12. A second opening / closing member 14 (corresponding to the opening / closing member in the present invention) for opening / closing the second winning area 13 (corresponding to the winning area in the present invention) is provided.
通常の遊技状態時に遊技者が始動入賞口94を狙って遊技を行い、当該始動入賞口94への遊技球の入賞を契機として大当たりに当選した場合には、その後一定の割合で通常の遊技状態よりも大当たりを獲得しやすい特別の遊技状態となる。当該特別の遊技状態における遊技の詳細は次の通りである。特別の遊技状態となり、遊技者が右打ちを開始すると、遊技球は遊技領域の右側に進入する。当該遊技球が普通入賞領域10を通過すると、それを契機として普通入賞領域10の真下にある第一開閉部材12による第一入賞領域11の開放抽選を行う。特別の遊技状態時には、当該抽選は極めて高確率で当選するように設定されており、当選時には第一開閉部材12が第一入賞領域11を開放する開放動作を行う。遊技球が第一入賞領域11に進入すると、それを契機として第二開閉部材14による第二入賞領域13の開放抽選を行う。第二入賞領域13に進入した遊技球は、当該第二入賞領域13内に設けられた大当たり口1311またははずれ口1312に入賞する。第二入賞領域13内には、大当たり口1311を開放する位置と閉鎖する位置との間を移動する振分部材131が設けられており、当該振分部材131が大当たり口1311を開放する位置に位置しているときは大当たり口1311に遊技球が入賞する可能性がある。遊技球が大当たり口1311に入賞した場合には、大入賞口95が長時間または頻繁に開放する公知の大当たり遊技が開始され、遊技者は多くの遊技球(出玉)を獲得することができる。   When a player plays a game aiming at the start winning opening 94 in a normal gaming state and wins a big hit with the winning of a game ball at the starting winning opening 94, the normal gaming state is thereafter performed at a certain rate. It becomes a special gaming state that is easier to win a jackpot than. Details of the game in the special game state are as follows. When a special gaming state is entered and the player starts to make a right turn, the game ball enters the right side of the game area. When the game ball passes through the normal winning area 10, the lottery of the first winning area 11 is performed by the first opening / closing member 12 immediately below the normal winning area 10. In the special gaming state, the lottery is set to win with a very high probability, and the first opening / closing member 12 opens the first winning area 11 when winning. When the game ball enters the first winning area 11, the second winning area 13 is randomly selected by the second opening / closing member 14 as an opportunity. The game ball that has entered the second winning area 13 wins the jackpot 1311 or the outlier 1312 provided in the second winning area 13. In the second winning area 13, a sorting member 131 is provided that moves between a position where the jackpot 1311 is opened and a position where the jackpot 1311 is closed, and the sorting member 131 is located at a position where the jackpot 1311 is opened. When it is located, there is a possibility that a game ball will win the jackpot 1311. When a game ball wins the jackpot 1311, a known jackpot game in which the jackpot 95 is opened for a long time or frequently is started, and the player can acquire many game balls (out). .
なお、通常の遊技状態時に遊技者が右打ちした場合には、普通入賞領域10を遊技球が通過したときにおける第一入賞領域11の開放抽選の当選確率が極めて低確率であり、かつ当該抽選に当選したとしても第一開閉部材12の開放時間が極めて短いため、遊技球が第一入賞領域11に進入することは限りなく不可能に近い。そのため、第二入賞領域13に遊技球が進入し、大当たり口1311に入賞する可能性はほとんどない。   When the player hits the right in the normal gaming state, the winning probability of the open lottery in the first winning area 11 when the game ball passes through the normal winning area 10 is extremely low, and the lottery Even if the player wins, the opening time of the first opening / closing member 12 is extremely short, so that it is almost impossible for the game ball to enter the first winning area 11. Therefore, there is almost no possibility that a game ball enters the second winning area 13 and wins the jackpot 1311.
以下、このような遊技領域の右側の構成について図3〜図13を参照しつつ詳細に説明する。いわゆる右打ち遊技により特別経路20に進入した遊技球は、そのまま遊技領域の右側を通る遊技球経路21を通って流下する。この遊技球経路21は、下方にいくに従い徐々に遊技領域の右側に傾斜している。遊技領域の最も右側を通過した後は遊技領域の中央に向かうように屈曲し、末端には遊技球が通過可能なゲートである普通入賞領域10が位置する。上述したように、この普通入賞領域10を遊技球が通過することを契機として、普通入賞領域10の真下にある第一開閉部材12が開放動作を行うかどうかの抽選が実行される。つまり、普通入賞領域10を遊技球が通過してはじめて、大当たりという利益を獲得できる可能性が遊技者に生ずる。   Hereinafter, the configuration on the right side of such a game area will be described in detail with reference to FIGS. The game ball that has entered the special route 20 by so-called right-handed game flows down through the game ball route 21 passing through the right side of the game area. The game ball path 21 is gradually inclined to the right side of the game area as it goes downward. After passing through the rightmost side of the game area, it is bent so as to go to the center of the game area, and a normal winning area 10 which is a gate through which a game ball can pass is located at the end. As described above, a lottery is executed as to whether or not the first opening / closing member 12 immediately below the normal winning area 10 performs an opening operation when the game ball passes through the normal winning area 10. In other words, the player has the possibility of acquiring the profit of jackpot only after the game ball passes through the normal winning area 10.
遊技球経路21における普通入賞領域10よりも上流側であって、普通入賞領域10が位置する箇所と遊技領域の最も右側を通過する箇所との間には、遊技球が通過可能な通球口211が設けられている。具体的には、当該通球口211は、遊技球経路21における遊技領域の中央に向かうように傾斜した部分の下方に形成される。なお、本実施形態では、遊技球経路21を流下する遊技球が通過可能な別の開口23が設けられている。この別の開口23は少なくとも上記通球口211よりも遊技球が通過しにくく設定されている。つまり、遊技球経路21を流下する遊技球の多くは、通球口211を通って普通入賞領域10を通過せずに通球口211よりも下方に位置する領域(第一領域22)に進入するか、通球口211を通過せずに(第一領域22に進入せずに)普通入賞領域10を通過することになる。   A game entrance through which a game ball can pass between a position where the normal winning area 10 is located and a position passing through the rightmost side of the gaming area, which is upstream of the normal winning area 10 in the game ball path 21. 211 is provided. Specifically, the ball opening 211 is formed below a portion that is inclined toward the center of the game area in the game ball path 21. In the present embodiment, another opening 23 through which a game ball flowing down the game ball path 21 can pass is provided. This other opening 23 is set so that the game ball is less likely to pass at least than the above-mentioned pitching hole 211. That is, most of the game balls flowing down the game ball path 21 do not pass the normal winning area 10 through the ball hole 211 and enter the area (first area 22) located below the ball hole 211. Or, it passes through the normal winning area 10 without passing through the ball opening 211 (without entering the first area 22).
このような位置関係となるように各領域が設定されているため、第一領域22に進入する場合の遊技球の流れは次のようになる。遊技球経路21を流下する遊技球は、遊技領域の最も右側を通過した後、遊技領域の中央に向かうように進路を変える。当該進路変更後、その途中に位置する通球口211を通って再度遊技領域の外側に向かうようにして第一領域22に進入する。このように、遊技球は右から左斜め下方に向かって流れ、通球口211からは右斜め下方に向かって流れる。つまり、略「く」の字状の流れとなる。この点を換言すると、重力方向において、通球口211を通って遊技球が進入する第一領域22と、遊技球経路21における通球口211よりも上流側の部分との間には、遊技球が通過不可能な部分が設けられているということになる。   Since each area is set to have such a positional relationship, the flow of game balls when entering the first area 22 is as follows. The game balls flowing down the game ball path 21 change the course so as to go to the center of the game area after passing through the rightmost side of the game area. After the course is changed, the vehicle enters the first area 22 through the ball hole 211 located in the middle of the course so as to go to the outside of the game area again. In this way, the game ball flows from the right toward the left diagonally downward, and flows from the ball hole 211 toward the right diagonally downward. In other words, the flow is substantially “<”. In other words, in the direction of gravity, there is a game between the first area 22 where the game ball enters through the ball hole 211 and a portion upstream of the ball hole 211 in the game ball path 21. This means that a portion where the ball cannot pass is provided.
このような構成によれば次のような作用効果が奏される。普通入賞領域10を遊技球が通過することは、大当たりに近づくこと、すなわち遊技者に利益が生ずる可能性があることである。このように遊技者に利益が生ずる可能性がある普通入賞領域10と当該領域に入賞しないようにするための通球口211が設けられる場合、通球口211を封鎖する不正行為(いわゆるゴト行為)の対象とされてしまうおそれがある。通球口211を遊技球が通球口211を通過しないようにすれば、ほとんどの遊技球が普通入賞領域10を通過することになるためである。このような不正行為の一態様としては、図4および図5に示すような糸付球Bを遊技領域内に進入させることが考えられる。具体的には、図4に示すように、通常の遊技状態時もそうであるが、特に特別の遊技状態時において、糸付球Bを遊技領域内に進入させ、糸付球Bの球の部分を通球口211を封鎖するように第一領域22内に進入させて遊技球経路21を流下する遊技球のほとんどが普通入賞領域10および第一入賞領域11を通過するようにしたり、図5に示すように第一領域22内に進入させた糸付球Bを上下動させて、普通入賞領域10および第一入賞領域11を通過する遊技球の量を調整する不正行為が考えられる。   According to such a configuration, the following operational effects can be achieved. The passing of the game ball through the normal winning area 10 means that the jackpot is approached, that is, there is a possibility that the player may benefit. In this way, when the normal winning area 10 that may cause the player and the pitching hole 211 for preventing the player from winning the prize are provided, a fraudulent act of blocking the pitching hole 211 (so-called goto action) ). This is because most of the game balls pass through the normal winning area 10 if the game balls are prevented from passing through the ball entrance 211. As one mode of such a fraudulent act, it can be considered that a threaded ball B as shown in FIGS. 4 and 5 enters the game area. Specifically, as shown in FIG. 4, this is also the case in the normal gaming state, but in particular in the special gaming state, the threaded ball B enters the gaming area, and the threaded ball B Most of the game balls that enter the first area 22 and flow down the game ball path 21 so as to block the part through the ball opening 211 pass through the normal winning area 10 and the first winning area 11, As shown in FIG. 5, an illegal act of adjusting the amount of game balls passing through the normal winning area 10 and the first winning area 11 by moving the threaded ball B that has entered the first area 22 up and down can be considered.
しかし、このような不正行為を行い、糸付球Bの球の部分を一旦第一領域22内に進入させると、図4および図5に示すように糸が屈曲した状態となる。具体的には、糸が遊技球経路21の壁面と通球口を構成する遊技釘に接触して屈曲した状態となる。そのため、一旦第一領域22内に糸付球Bを進入させてしまうと、その後不正行為の露顕を恐れて糸付球Bを引き上げようとしても糸付球Bが引っ掛かって第一領域22から抜くことが困難になったり、無理矢理引っ張って糸が切れてしまうことになる。また、このように糸が屈曲していれば、糸付球Bの球の部分の位置を調整して、遊技球の流れを調整することも困難になる。このように、重力方向において、通球口211を通って遊技球が進入する第一領域22と遊技球経路21における通球口211よりも上流側の部分との間に遊技球が通過不可能な部分が設けられていれば、糸付球Bを用いた不正行為を防止することが可能となる。   However, once such a fraudulent act is performed and the part of the sphere B with thread is once entered into the first region 22, the thread is bent as shown in FIGS. Specifically, the thread comes into contact with the wall of the game ball path 21 and the game nail that forms the through hole, and is bent. For this reason, once the threaded ball B has entered the first region 22, the threaded ball B is caught and pulled out of the first region 22 even if the threaded ball B is to be lifted after fear of fraud. It becomes difficult, or the thread is broken by pulling it forcibly. Further, if the thread is bent in this way, it is difficult to adjust the flow of the game ball by adjusting the position of the ball part of the threaded ball B. In this way, in the direction of gravity, the game ball cannot pass between the first region 22 where the game ball enters through the ball hole 211 and the portion upstream of the ball hole 211 in the game ball path 21. If such a portion is provided, it is possible to prevent an illegal act using the threaded ball B.
普通入賞領域10を遊技球が通過すると、第一開閉部材12が開放動作を行うかどうかの抽選が行われ、極めて高い確率で第一入賞領域11が開放される。この第一入賞領域11の開閉構造は、第一開閉部材12の動作により第一入賞領域11への遊技球の進入が可能な状態と不可能な状態を切り替えることができるものであれば特定の構造に限定されない。本実施形態では、第一入賞領域11の入口(開口)は遊技盤9に沿った形状となっており、第一開閉部材12が遊技盤9の前面よりも後方に位置した状態では当該入口を通じて第一入賞領域11に遊技球が進入不可能であるが、第一開閉部材12が遊技盤9の前面から前方に突出すると当該突出した第一開閉部材12上に落下した遊技球が第一開閉部材12に沿って奥側に案内され第一入賞領域11に進入する構造となっている。   When the game ball passes through the normal winning area 10, a lottery is performed as to whether or not the first opening / closing member 12 performs an opening operation, and the first winning area 11 is opened with a very high probability. The opening / closing structure of the first winning area 11 is specific as long as the operation of the first opening / closing member 12 can be switched between a state in which a game ball can enter the first winning area 11 and an incapable state. It is not limited to the structure. In the present embodiment, the entrance (opening) of the first winning area 11 is shaped along the game board 9, and when the first opening / closing member 12 is located behind the front surface of the game board 9, A game ball cannot enter the first winning area 11, but when the first opening / closing member 12 protrudes forward from the front surface of the game board 9, the game ball dropped on the protruding first opening / closing member 12 is first opened / closed. The structure is guided along the member 12 to the back side and enters the first winning area 11.
図3および図6に示すように、この第一入賞領域11(第一開閉部材12)よりも上方には、流下する遊技球が選択的に通過する複数の通路(以下、分岐路と称する)が設けられている。各分岐路は遊技釘で区画された通路であり、本実施形態では中央に位置する第一分岐路31、この第一分岐路31の左に位置する第二分岐路32、第一分岐路31の右に位置する第三分岐路33という三つの分岐路が設けられている。上記普通入賞領域10、通球口211、および別の開口23のいずれかを通過した遊技球は、これら三つの分岐路のうちのいずれかを通過する。つまり、流下する遊技球がこれらの分岐路によって進路が変更される。   As shown in FIG. 3 and FIG. 6, a plurality of passages (hereinafter referred to as “branch passages”) through which the flowing game balls selectively pass above the first winning area 11 (first opening / closing member 12). Is provided. Each branch path is a path partitioned by game nails. In the present embodiment, the first branch path 31 located in the center, the second branch path 32 positioned to the left of the first branch path 31, and the first branch path 31. Three branch paths called a third branch path 33 located on the right side of FIG. A game ball that has passed through any one of the normal winning area 10, the ball pass 211, and the other opening 23 passes through one of these three branch paths. That is, the course of the game ball flowing down is changed by these branch paths.
第一分岐路31は水平方向に並ぶ遊技釘の間の空間であるため、この第一分岐路31を通過した遊技球はほぼ真っ直ぐ重力方向に流下する。第一分岐路31の下方には第一入賞領域11(第一開閉部材12)が位置しており、第一入賞領域11が開放状態にある場合には、この第一分岐路31を通った遊技球が入賞する可能性がある。   Since the first branch path 31 is a space between the game nails arranged in the horizontal direction, the game balls that have passed through the first branch path 31 flow down in a substantially straight direction of gravity. The first winning area 11 (first opening / closing member 12) is located below the first branch path 31. When the first winning area 11 is in the open state, the first winning path 11 passes through the first branch path 31. There is a possibility that game balls will win.
一方、第一入賞領域11が閉鎖状態にある場合、そのまま流下した遊技球は、下流側通路50の入口の手前に設けられた誘導部40に到達(接触)する。下流側通路50(本発明における遊技球通路に相当する)は、進入した遊技球を第二入賞領域13に入賞可能な位置まで案内する通路である。誘導部40は下流側通路50の入口に向かって傾斜した傾斜面41を有する部分である。   On the other hand, when the first winning area 11 is in the closed state, the game ball that has flowed down as it reaches (in contact with) the guide portion 40 provided in front of the entrance of the downstream passage 50. The downstream passage 50 (corresponding to the game ball passage in the present invention) is a passage for guiding the entered game ball to the second winning area 13 where it can be won. The guide portion 40 is a portion having an inclined surface 41 inclined toward the inlet of the downstream side passage 50.
第二分岐路32は、第一分岐路31との間を区画する遊技釘と、この遊技釘よりも左上方に位置する遊技釘との間の空間である。そのため、この第二分岐路32を通過した遊技球は左(遊技領域中央)に向かって流下する。つまり、第二分岐路32を通過した遊技球は、第一分岐路31を通過した遊技球よりも第二入賞領域13に近づく方向に向かう。   The second branch path 32 is a space between a game nail that divides the first branch path 31 and a game nail that is located on the upper left side of the game nail. Therefore, the game ball that has passed through the second branch path 32 flows down toward the left (the center of the game area). That is, the game ball that has passed through the second branch path 32 is directed closer to the second winning area 13 than the game ball that has passed through the first branch path 31.
第三分岐路33は、第一分岐路31との間を区画する遊技釘と、この遊技釘よりも右上方に位置する遊技釘との間の空間である。そのため、この第三分岐路33を通過した遊技球は右(遊技領域外側)に向かって流下する。つまり、第三分岐路33を通過した遊技球は、第一分岐路31を通過した遊技球よりも第二入賞領域13から離れる方向に向かう。   The third branch path 33 is a space between a game nail that divides the first branch path 31 and a game nail that is positioned on the upper right side of the game nail. Therefore, the game ball that has passed through the third branch path 33 flows down toward the right (outside the game area). That is, the game ball that has passed through the third branch path 33 is directed in a direction away from the second winning area 13 than the game ball that has passed through the first branch path 31.
これら第一分岐路31、第二分岐路32、および第三分岐路33の下側、かつ、上記誘導部40の上側には、所定の大きさの空間である合流空間60が設けられている。合流空間60は、第二分岐路32における第一分岐路31側とは反対側の側方側に設けられた左立壁61と、第三分岐路33における第一分岐路31側とは反対側の側方側に設けられた右立壁62との間に形成された空間である。つまり、上記各分岐路を通過した遊技球はこの合流空間60にて合流する。合流空間60は、上記複数の分岐路側から下方側(誘導部40側)にかけて幅が徐々に狭くなり、最も下側の幅は第一分岐路31、第二分岐路32、および第三分岐路33の並列方向の幅よりも狭くなっている。   A joining space 60 that is a space of a predetermined size is provided below the first branch path 31, the second branch path 32, and the third branch path 33 and above the guide portion 40. . The merge space 60 includes a left standing wall 61 provided on the side opposite to the first branch path 31 side in the second branch path 32 and a side opposite to the first branch path 31 side in the third branch path 33. It is a space formed between the right standing wall 62 provided on the side of the. That is, the game balls that have passed through the respective branch paths merge in this merge space 60. The merge space 60 gradually decreases in width from the plurality of branch paths to the lower side (guide section 40 side), and the lowest width is the first branch path 31, the second branch path 32, and the third branch path. 33 is narrower than the width in the parallel direction.
誘導部40は、上述したように、下流側通路50の入口に向かって徐々に下方に向かうように傾斜した傾斜面41を有する部分である。この誘導部40の傾斜面41の幅は、上記並列する第一分岐路31、第二分岐路32、および第三分岐路33の幅よりも短く設定されている。本実施形態では、遊技球一個分よりも大きく二個分よりも小さく設定されている。つまり、誘導部40の傾斜面41に対して同時に二つの遊技球が接触することがない大きさである。合流空間60から流下した遊技球が傾斜面41に接触(着地)した場合、大きく跳ねたりすることなどがなければ、そのまま斜面に沿って下流側通路50の入口に向かう。つまり、誘導部40は下流側通路50に向けて遊技球を誘導する部分である。   As described above, the guide portion 40 is a portion having the inclined surface 41 that is inclined so as to gradually go downward toward the inlet of the downstream passage 50. The width of the inclined surface 41 of the guide portion 40 is set shorter than the widths of the first branch path 31, the second branch path 32, and the third branch path 33 that are arranged in parallel. In this embodiment, it is set larger than one game ball and smaller than two. That is, the size is such that two game balls do not contact the inclined surface 41 of the guiding portion 40 at the same time. When the game ball flowing down from the merging space 60 contacts (landing) the inclined surface 41, the game ball goes directly to the entrance of the downstream side passage 50 along the inclined surface unless it bounces greatly. That is, the guiding part 40 is a part that guides the game ball toward the downstream passage 50.
本実施形態では、この誘導部40は第一分岐路31および第一入賞領域11の直下に位置する。つまり、第一分岐路31と誘導部40の距離は、その他の分岐路(第二分岐路32および第三分岐路33)と誘導部40の距離よりも短い。換言すれば、各分岐路と誘導部40の距離のうち、最も短いものが第一分岐路31と誘導部40の距離ということである。   In the present embodiment, the guide portion 40 is located immediately below the first branch path 31 and the first winning area 11. That is, the distance between the first branch path 31 and the guide section 40 is shorter than the distance between the other branch paths (second branch path 32 and third branch path 33) and the guide section 40. In other words, the shortest of the distances between the respective branch paths and the guide section 40 is the distance between the first branch path 31 and the guide section 40.
上記分岐路を通過した遊技球が進入する可能性がある下流側通路50は、遊技領域右側から遊技領域中央にかけて下方に傾斜した遊技球が通る通路である。下流側通路50は、遊技球一個分の大きさよりも大きくかつ二個分の大きさよりも小さく形成されている。つまり、遊技球が一個ずつ通過する大きさ(二個の遊技球が並んで通過することがない大きさ)に形成されている。本実施形態における下流側通路50は凹形状の通路であるが、筒形状の通路としてもよい。   The downstream passage 50 in which the game ball that has passed through the branch path may enter is a passage through which a game ball inclined downward from the right side of the game area to the center of the game area passes. The downstream passage 50 is formed larger than the size of one game ball and smaller than the size of two game balls. That is, it is formed in such a size that game balls pass one by one (a size in which two game balls do not pass side by side). The downstream passage 50 in the present embodiment is a concave passage, but may be a tubular passage.
下流側通路50の底壁51(遊技球が転がる面が形成された壁)における途中位置には、遊技球が第二入賞領域13に進入する際に、当該遊技球が通過することとなる略方形状の貫通孔511が形成されている。貫通孔511の幅は底壁51の幅と略同じである。つまり、下流側通路50は進入した遊技球を第二入賞領域13に入賞可能な位置まで案内する。貫通孔511(第二入賞領域13)は、下流側通路50の入口側から遊技媒体の少なくとも一部が下流側通路50内に進入する分を空けて位置する。つまり、第二入賞領域13は下流側通路50の入口直後に形成されておらず、遊技球が下流側通路50に入ってすぐ第二入賞領域13に進入することはない。この貫通孔511の大きさは、遊技球の直径の一個分より大きくかつ二個分未満である。つまり、貫通孔511は、同時に二個以上の遊技球が通過することができない大きさとなっている。   When the game ball enters the second winning area 13 at an intermediate position on the bottom wall 51 (the wall on which the game ball rolls) of the downstream passage 50, the game ball will pass. A rectangular through-hole 511 is formed. The width of the through hole 511 is substantially the same as the width of the bottom wall 51. That is, the downstream passage 50 guides the entered game ball to the second winning area 13 where it can be won. The through hole 511 (second winning area 13) is positioned with a gap between at least a part of the game medium entering the downstream passage 50 from the entrance side of the downstream passage 50. That is, the second winning area 13 is not formed immediately after the entrance of the downstream passage 50, and the game ball does not enter the second winning area 13 immediately after entering the downstream passage 50. The size of the through hole 511 is larger than one diameter of the game ball and smaller than two. That is, the through hole 511 has a size that prevents two or more game balls from passing through at the same time.
上記貫通孔511は第二開閉部材14(変位部)により開状態または閉状態とされる。第二開閉部材14が奥側に位置するとき(このときの第二開閉部材14の状態を第一状態とする)には貫通孔511は開放され、遊技球が通過可能となる。第二開閉部材14が手前側に位置するとき(このときの第二開閉部材14の状態を第二状態とする)には貫通孔511は閉鎖され、遊技球が通過することが不可能(困難)となる。第二開閉部材14が第一状態にあり、貫通孔511が開放されている際に当該貫通孔511を通過した遊技球は第二入賞領域13に進入する。   The through hole 511 is opened or closed by the second opening / closing member 14 (displacement portion). When the second opening / closing member 14 is located on the back side (the state of the second opening / closing member 14 at this time is the first state), the through hole 511 is opened, and the game ball can pass therethrough. When the second opening / closing member 14 is positioned on the near side (the state of the second opening / closing member 14 at this time is set to the second state), the through hole 511 is closed and it is impossible (difficult) for the game ball to pass through. ) When the second opening / closing member 14 is in the first state and the through hole 511 is opened, the game ball that has passed through the through hole 511 enters the second winning area 13.
本実施形態では、第二入賞領域13内に大当たり口1311およびはずれ口1312が設けられている。第二入賞領域13内に進入した遊技球は、大当たり口1311およびはずれ口1312のいずれか一方に入球する。第二入賞領域13内には図示されない駆動源によって動作する振分部材131が設けられている。この振分部材131は大当たり口1311を閉鎖する状態と大当たり口1311を開放する状態に変位する。大当たり口1311が開放しているときに当該大当たり口1311に遊技球が入球すると、その後大当たり遊技が開始される。遊技球がはずれ口1312に入賞した場合には外れとなり、大当たり遊技は開始されない。   In the present embodiment, a big hit hole 1311 and a disconnect hole 1312 are provided in the second winning area 13. A game ball that has entered the second winning area 13 enters either the jackpot 1311 or the offshoot 1312. A distribution member 131 that is operated by a drive source (not shown) is provided in the second winning area 13. The distribution member 131 is displaced between a state where the jackpot 1311 is closed and a state where the jackpot 1311 is opened. If a game ball enters the jackpot 1311 when the jackpot 1311 is open, then the jackpot game is started. If the game ball wins the offending slot 1312, the game ball is lost and the jackpot game is not started.
上記誘導部40の左上には、左立壁61の一部である誘導部40側(合流空間60側)に向かって突出した突壁611が形成されている。突壁611の上面は第二分岐路32を通過した遊技球の大部分が接触する面である第一進路変更部6111となっている。当該第一進路変更部6111は、遊技領域の中央側から外側にかけて下向きに傾斜する斜面であり、その延長線上に前記誘導部40が位置する。上述したように、第二分岐路32を通過した遊技球は、第一分岐路31を通過した遊技球よりも第二入賞領域13に近づく方向に向かう。しかし、第一進路変更部6111に衝突(接触)することにより当該遊技球の進路が誘導部40に向かう方向に変化する。この突壁611(第一進路変更部6111)の存在により、上記合流空間60は、複数の分岐路側から下方側(誘導部40側)にかけて幅が徐々に狭くなる(最も下側の幅が第一分岐路31、第二分岐路32、および第三分岐路33の並列方向の幅よりも狭くなる)形状となる。   A protruding wall 611 that protrudes toward the guiding portion 40 side (the merge space 60 side), which is a part of the left standing wall 61, is formed at the upper left of the guiding portion 40. The upper surface of the protruding wall 611 is a first course changing portion 6111 that is a surface with which most of the game balls that have passed through the second branch path 32 come into contact. The first course changing unit 6111 is a slope inclined downward from the center side to the outside of the game area, and the guide unit 40 is located on the extended line. As described above, the game ball that has passed through the second branch path 32 is directed in a direction closer to the second winning area 13 than the game ball that has passed through the first branch path 31. However, the path of the game ball changes in a direction toward the guiding unit 40 by colliding (contacting) with the first course changing unit 6111. Due to the presence of the protruding wall 611 (the first course changing portion 6111), the merging space 60 gradually decreases in width from the plurality of branch path sides to the lower side (the guide section 40 side) (the lowest width is the first width). (The width becomes narrower than the width in the parallel direction of the one branch path 31, the second branch path 32, and the third branch path 33).
また、本実施形態では、突壁611の下面6112は下流側通路50の上面の一部を構成する。具体的には、突壁611の下面6112は下流側通路50の入口から所定長の部分における上面の一部を構成する。当該突壁611によって構成される下流側通路50の上面は、下流側通路50を通過する遊技球が接触する下面(入口から所定長の部分における底壁51)と平行である。   In the present embodiment, the lower surface 6112 of the projecting wall 611 constitutes a part of the upper surface of the downstream side passage 50. Specifically, the lower surface 6112 of the projecting wall 611 constitutes a part of the upper surface in a portion having a predetermined length from the inlet of the downstream side passage 50. The upper surface of the downstream passage 50 constituted by the projecting wall 611 is parallel to the lower surface (the bottom wall 51 at a predetermined length from the entrance) with which a game ball passing through the downstream passage 50 comes into contact.
上記誘導部40の右上には、右立壁62の一部である誘導部40側(合流空間60側)に向かって突出した突起である第二進路変更部622が形成されている。また、この第二進路変更部622と誘導部40との間には、遊技球が通過可能な別の通路621が設けられている。この別の通路621を通過した遊技球はアウト口96から排出される。上述したように、第三分岐路33を通過した遊技球は、第一分岐路31を通過した遊技球よりも第二入賞領域13から離れる方向に向かう。しかし、第三分岐路33を通過した遊技球の大部分は、第二進路変更部622に衝突(接触)する。これにより、当該遊技球の進路が誘導部40または別の通路621に向かう方向に変化する。   On the upper right side of the guide portion 40, a second course changing portion 622 that is a protrusion protruding toward the guide portion 40 side (the merge space 60 side) that is a part of the right standing wall 62 is formed. Further, another passage 621 through which a game ball can pass is provided between the second course changing unit 622 and the guide unit 40. The game ball that has passed through the other passage 621 is discharged from the out port 96. As described above, the game ball that has passed through the third branch path 33 travels away from the second winning area 13 more than the game ball that has passed through the first branch path 31. However, most of the game balls that have passed through the third branch path 33 collide (contact) with the second course changing unit 622. Thereby, the course of the game ball changes in a direction toward the guiding portion 40 or another passage 621.
このように、第一分岐路31を通過した遊技球の大部分は、そのまま直接誘導部40の傾斜面41に到達(接触)する。また、第二分岐路32を通過した遊技球の大部分は、第一進路変更部6111への衝突によって進路が変わり、誘導部40の傾斜面41に到達する。第三分岐路33を通過した遊技球の大部分は、第二進路変更部622への衝突によって進路が変わり、誘導部40の傾斜面41に到達する。このような経路を通り誘導部40に到達した遊技球は、そのまま誘導部40に誘導されて下流側通路50に進入し易く設定されている。一方、他の遊技球と衝突するなどして誘導部40の傾斜面41に到達しなかった遊技球は、誘導部40の傾斜面41に到達した遊技球に比べて上記別の通路621を通過しやすく設定されている。   In this way, most of the game balls that have passed through the first branch path 31 reach (contact) the inclined surface 41 of the guide portion 40 directly. In addition, most of the game balls that have passed through the second branch path 32 change their course due to a collision with the first course changing unit 6111 and reach the inclined surface 41 of the guide unit 40. Most of the game balls that have passed through the third branch path 33 change their course due to a collision with the second course changing unit 622 and reach the inclined surface 41 of the guide unit 40. The game ball that has reached the guiding portion 40 through such a route is set so as to be easily guided to the guiding portion 40 and enter the downstream passage 50. On the other hand, a game ball that has not reached the inclined surface 41 of the guide portion 40 due to collision with another game ball or the like passes through the other passage 621 as compared with a game ball that has reached the inclined surface 41 of the guide portion 40. Easy to set.
また、通常の遊技では遊技球が連続的に発射される。そのため、第一分岐路31、第二分岐路32、および第三分岐路33のいずれかを通過した遊技球同士が誘導部40付近で衝突し、弾かれてしまうことがある。しかし、本実施形態では、誘導部40の上側には、このように弾かれた遊技球が移動可能な空間である合流空間60が設けられているため、誘導部40付近で球詰まりなどが生じてしまうことがない。   In a normal game, game balls are continuously fired. Therefore, game balls that have passed through any of the first branch path 31, the second branch path 32, and the third branch path 33 may collide and be bounced near the guiding portion 40. However, in the present embodiment, a merge space 60 that is a space in which the game balls bounced as described above can move is provided on the upper side of the guide portion 40, and therefore, a clogged ball or the like occurs in the vicinity of the guide portion 40. There is no end.
また、ある遊技球が第一分岐路31を通過して第一入賞領域11に進入した場合には、高確率で第二開閉部材14が奥側に移動して第一状態となり、貫通孔511が開放されて遊技球が通過可能な状態となる。本実施形態では、当該ある遊技球に続いて遊技領域内に進入する遊技球(後続の遊技球)が、第一分岐路31、第二分岐路32、および第三分岐路33のいずれを通過した場合であっても、上記第一状態が維持されている間に第二入賞領域(貫通孔511)に辿り着くことが可能なように設定されている。そのため、特別の遊技状態となったときにはスムーズに大当たりが遊技者に付与されることになる。換言すれば、特別の遊技状態になったにも拘わらず、長時間大当たりが付与されないといった事態が発生することはほとんどない。   In addition, when a certain game ball passes through the first branch path 31 and enters the first winning area 11, the second opening / closing member 14 moves to the back side with a high probability and enters the first state, and the through hole 511. Is released and the game ball can pass. In the present embodiment, a game ball (following game ball) that enters the game area following the certain game ball passes through any of the first branch path 31, the second branch path 32, and the third branch path 33. Even in this case, it is set so that the second winning area (through hole 511) can be reached while the first state is maintained. Therefore, when a special gaming state is entered, the jackpot is smoothly given to the player. In other words, there is almost no situation where the jackpot is not awarded for a long time despite the special gaming state.
上記誘導部40に誘導された遊技球は図7〜図10に示す下流側通路50内に進入する。なお、直接的に(誘導部40に誘導されずに)下流側通路50に進入するケースも考えられる。下流側通路50は、遊技球が流下可能に遊技領域の右側から中央にかけて傾斜させた底壁51(下側の板)と、この底壁51における遊技球の流下方向と交差する方向の両縁側の少なくとも一方の縁(本実施形態では奥側の縁)側に立設された側壁52とを有する。厳密には、上述した透明板911が当該奥側に立設された側壁52の反対側の側壁を構成する。下流側通路50は、底壁51の幅(遊技球が流下する方向(通路の長手方向)に対して直交する方向の長さ)、および通路の高さが、遊技球の直径の一個分より大きくかつ二個分未満となるように設定された凹形状または筒形状に形成されている。つまり、上述したように、下流側通路50は、遊技球が一個ずつ通過する形状(二個の遊技球が並んで通過することがない形状)に形成されている。   The game ball guided to the guide portion 40 enters the downstream passage 50 shown in FIGS. A case of entering the downstream passage 50 directly (without being guided to the guide portion 40) is also conceivable. The downstream-side passage 50 has a bottom wall 51 (lower plate) that is inclined from the right side to the center of the game area so that game balls can flow down, and both edge sides of the bottom wall 51 in a direction that intersects the flow-down direction of game balls. And a side wall 52 erected on the side of at least one edge (in this embodiment, the rear edge). Strictly speaking, the transparent plate 911 described above constitutes a side wall opposite to the side wall 52 erected on the back side. The downstream side passage 50 has a width of the bottom wall 51 (the length in a direction orthogonal to the direction in which the game ball flows down (longitudinal direction of the passage)), and the height of the passage from the diameter of the game ball. It is formed in a concave shape or a cylindrical shape which is set to be large and less than two. That is, as described above, the downstream passage 50 is formed in a shape that allows game balls to pass one by one (a shape in which two game balls do not pass side by side).
下流側通路50の底壁51における貫通孔511(第二入賞領域13)が形成された位置よりも上流側には、手前側に向かって突出した突起である進路変更突起521が形成されている。下流側通路50に進入した遊技球であって側壁52側を通る遊技球は、当該進路変更突起521に接触する。進路変更突起521に接触した遊技球は下流側通路50における他方の縁側(手前の縁側)に向かう(図10参照)。つまり、進路変更突起521は、遊技球を上記貫通孔511における他方の縁側に寄せるように(遊技球が貫通孔511の他方の縁側に沿って下流に移動するように)進路変更させる。このように遊技球を移動させることができる構成であれば、進路変更突起521の形状や形成する位置は問わない。   On the upstream side of the position where the through hole 511 (second winning area 13) is formed in the bottom wall 51 of the downstream passage 50, a course changing protrusion 521 that is a protrusion protruding toward the near side is formed. . A game ball that has entered the downstream passage 50 and passes through the side wall 52 comes into contact with the course changing projection 521. The game ball that has come into contact with the course changing protrusion 521 goes to the other edge side (front edge side) in the downstream passage 50 (see FIG. 10). That is, the course changing projection 521 changes the course so that the game ball is brought closer to the other edge side of the through hole 511 (so that the game ball moves downstream along the other edge side of the through hole 511). As long as the game ball can be moved in this way, the shape and the position of the course changing projection 521 are not limited.
下流側通路50に形成された貫通孔511は、底壁51の下側に設けられた第二入賞領域13への入口となる。上述したように、当該貫通孔511は、貫通孔511の周縁を通る平面に沿って進退動作する第二開閉部材14により、開状態または閉状態とされる。第二開閉部材14の先端が上記他方の縁より最も離れた状態が開状態(図9(b)参照)であり、当該先端が上記他方の縁に最も近づいたまたは接触した状態が閉状態(図9(a)参照)である。   The through hole 511 formed in the downstream side passage 50 serves as an entrance to the second winning area 13 provided on the lower side of the bottom wall 51. As described above, the through hole 511 is opened or closed by the second opening / closing member 14 that moves forward and backward along a plane passing through the periphery of the through hole 511. The state where the tip of the second opening / closing member 14 is farthest from the other edge is the open state (see FIG. 9B), and the state where the tip is closest to or in contact with the other edge is the closed state ( FIG. 9 (a)).
図11は第二開閉部材14の先端の形状を拡大して示したものである。第二開閉部材14の先端は、上流側の直線状の部分(以下第一直線部141と称する)と、下流側の直線状の部分(以下第二直線部142と称する)と、第一直線部141と第二直線部142を繋ぐ部分(以下傾斜部143と称する)と、を含む。第一直線部141は、下流側通路50の長手方向に対して直交する方向において第二開閉部材14の最も長い部分となる。第一直線部141の下流側通路50の長手方向における長さは、遊技球一個分の大きさ(遊技球の直径)よりも短いかまたは略同じに設定されている。第二直線部142は、下流側通路50の長手方向に対して直交する方向において第二開閉部材14の最も短い部分となる。第一直線部141と第二直線部142の間の傾斜部143は、遊技球の曲率(1/R(R;遊技球の半径))よりも小さな曲率の曲線状(すなわち遊技球よりも湾曲が小さい曲線状)、または直線状(曲率=0)に形成された部分である。傾斜部143を曲線状とする場合には、第二開閉部材14の先端側から基端側に向かって窪む凹形状とすることが好ましい。また、傾斜部143は第一直線部141と第二直線部142とを繋ぐ部分であるため、傾斜部143を直線状とする場合には、その直線は貫通孔511の他方の縁と平行な直線ではない。   FIG. 11 is an enlarged view of the shape of the tip of the second opening / closing member 14. The distal end of the second opening / closing member 14 has an upstream linear portion (hereinafter referred to as a first linear portion 141), a downstream linear portion (hereinafter referred to as a second linear portion 142), and a first linear portion 141. And a portion (hereinafter referred to as an inclined portion 143) connecting the second straight portion 142. The first straight portion 141 is the longest portion of the second opening / closing member 14 in the direction orthogonal to the longitudinal direction of the downstream passage 50. The length in the longitudinal direction of the downstream passage 50 of the first straight portion 141 is set to be shorter or substantially the same as the size of one game ball (the diameter of the game ball). The second straight portion 142 is the shortest portion of the second opening / closing member 14 in the direction orthogonal to the longitudinal direction of the downstream passage 50. The inclined portion 143 between the first straight portion 141 and the second straight portion 142 is curved with a curvature smaller than the curvature of the game ball (1 / R (R: radius of the game ball)) (that is, curved more than the game ball). It is a portion formed in a small curve) or a straight line (curvature = 0). When the inclined portion 143 has a curved shape, it is preferable to have a concave shape that is recessed from the distal end side to the proximal end side of the second opening / closing member 14. In addition, since the inclined portion 143 is a portion connecting the first straight portion 141 and the second straight portion 142, when the inclined portion 143 is linear, the straight line is a straight line parallel to the other edge of the through hole 511. is not.
また、貫通孔の周縁における他方の縁側は、入賞領域の内側に向けて傾斜させた形状(貫通孔に面する傾斜面5111が形成された)である。具体的には、図13に示すように、当該他方の縁は上端に向かうにつれて徐々に細くなる断面三角形状である。   The other edge side of the periphery of the through hole has a shape inclined toward the inside of the winning area (an inclined surface 5111 facing the through hole is formed). Specifically, as shown in FIG. 13, the other edge has a triangular cross section that gradually becomes thinner toward the upper end.
このような構成は、以下のような理由により閉動作する第二開閉部材14の先端と貫通孔511の他方の縁との間に球技球が挟まれてしまうこと(球噛み、球詰まり)の発生を防止する。下流側通路50に進入した遊技球が側壁52側を通る場合には、進路変更突起521によって接触し、側壁52の反対側の側縁である他方の縁側に沿って下流に移動する(図10参照)。側壁52の反対側を通る場合には、進路変更突起521に接触せず、そのまま他方の縁側に沿って下流に移動する。つまり、遊技球は他方の側縁に沿って貫通孔511に近づく。   With such a configuration, a ball game ball is sandwiched between the tip of the second opening / closing member 14 that closes and the other edge of the through hole 511 for the following reasons (ball chewing, ball clogging). Prevent occurrence. When the game ball that has entered the downstream passage 50 passes through the side wall 52, the game ball comes into contact with the course changing projection 521 and moves downstream along the other edge side that is the side edge opposite to the side wall 52 (FIG. 10). reference). When passing the opposite side of the side wall 52, it does not contact the course changing projection 521 and moves downstream along the other edge. That is, the game ball approaches the through hole 511 along the other side edge.
上述したように、貫通孔511の大きさ(貫通孔511の周縁の大きさ)は、遊技球の直径の一個分より大きくかつ二個分未満となるように設定されているため、一の遊技球が貫通孔511まで到達したとき、第二開閉部材14が貫通孔511を開放した状態であれば、遊技球が貫通孔511を通じて第二入賞領域13に進入する可能性がある。第二開閉部材14が貫通孔511を閉鎖した状態であれば、遊技球が第二入賞領域13に進入する可能性はない。   As described above, the size of the through hole 511 (the size of the peripheral edge of the through hole 511) is set to be larger than one game ball diameter and less than two game balls. When the ball reaches the through hole 511, if the second opening / closing member 14 opens the through hole 511, the game ball may enter the second winning area 13 through the through hole 511. If the second opening / closing member 14 closes the through hole 511, there is no possibility that the game ball will enter the second winning area 13.
これに対し、遊技球が貫通孔511まで到達したときに、第二開閉部材14が貫通孔511を閉鎖しようとする動作を行っている場合には、遊技球が第二開閉部材14の先端と貫通孔511の他方の縁との間に球技球が挟まれてしまう可能性が生ずる。下流側通路50を上流側から下流側に移動する遊技球には勢いがあり、第一直線部141の下流側通路50の長手方向における長さは、遊技球一個分の大きさ(遊技球の直径)よりも短いかまたは略同じに設定されているため、第二開閉部材14の先端と貫通孔511の他方の縁との間に遊技球が挟まれる遊技球の大部分は、第二開閉部材14の先端における傾斜部143と貫通孔511の他方の縁との間に挟まれる。   On the other hand, when the second opening / closing member 14 performs an operation to close the through-hole 511 when the game ball reaches the through-hole 511, the gaming ball There is a possibility that a ball game ball may be sandwiched between the other edge of the through hole 511. The game ball moving in the downstream passage 50 from the upstream side to the downstream side has momentum, and the length of the first straight portion 141 in the longitudinal direction of the downstream passage 50 is the size of one game ball (the diameter of the game ball). ) Is set to be shorter than or substantially the same as the second opening / closing member 14, and most of the gaming balls sandwiched between the tip of the second opening / closing member 14 and the other edge of the through hole 511 are made up of the second opening / closing member. 14 between the inclined portion 143 and the other edge of the through hole 511.
図12に示すように遊技球が第二開閉部材14と貫通孔511の他方の縁との間に挟まれたとする。傾斜部143は、遊技球の曲率よりも小さな曲率の曲線状、または直線状に形成された部分であるため、当該挟まれた遊技球は傾斜部143と点接触するとともに、貫通孔511の他方の縁とも点接触する。この二つの接触点P1とP2を結んだ直線は遊技球の中心Cを通らない。そのため、貫通孔511を閉鎖する方向に移動する第二開閉部材14から遊技球に作用する力の方向(第二開閉部材14から遊技球に作用する力と貫通孔511の他方の縁から遊技球に作用する力を合成した力)は下流側に向かう方向となる。つまり、遊技球は第二開閉部材14の傾斜部143によって下流側に押される。   It is assumed that the game ball is sandwiched between the second opening / closing member 14 and the other edge of the through hole 511 as shown in FIG. Since the inclined portion 143 is a curved or linear portion having a smaller curvature than the curvature of the game ball, the sandwiched game ball makes point contact with the inclined portion 143 and the other of the through holes 511. Also makes point contact with the edge. The straight line connecting the two contact points P1 and P2 does not pass through the center C of the game ball. Therefore, the direction of the force acting on the game ball from the second opening / closing member 14 moving in the direction to close the through hole 511 (the force acting on the game ball from the second opening / closing member 14 and the game ball from the other edge of the through hole 511 The force obtained by synthesizing the force acting on is in the direction toward the downstream side. That is, the game ball is pushed downstream by the inclined portion 143 of the second opening / closing member 14.
このように遊技球が下流側に押されると、第二開閉部材14も貫通孔511を閉鎖する方向に移動していき、それに伴って傾斜部143と遊技球の接触点および貫通孔511の他方の縁と遊技球の接触点が徐々に下流側に変化していく。ちょうど傾斜部143分が挟まれていた遊技球は、このように接触点が変化するときに、その重力によって(下流に移動しつつ)第二入賞領域13側に移動し第二入賞領域13に進入することになる。つまり、遊技球は、(他の遊技球と接触するなどして偶発的な力が作用することがなければ)貫通孔511を閉鎖する方向に移動する第二開閉部材14によって押されることで、下流側斜め下方に移動し、第二入賞領域13に進入することになる。   When the game ball is pushed downstream in this way, the second opening / closing member 14 also moves in a direction to close the through hole 511, and accordingly, the contact point between the inclined portion 143 and the game ball and the other of the through hole 511 The contact point between the edge of the game ball and the game ball gradually changes to the downstream side. When the contact point changes in this way, the game ball in which the inclined portion 143 is sandwiched moves to the second winning area 13 by the gravity (moving downstream) and moves to the second winning area 13. To enter. In other words, the game ball is pushed by the second opening / closing member 14 that moves in the direction of closing the through hole 511 (unless an accidental force is applied due to contact with another game ball or the like) It moves obliquely downward on the downstream side and enters the second winning area 13.
特に本実施形態では、貫通孔511の他方の縁に上述した傾斜面5111が形成されているから、第二開閉部材14に押された遊技球は、この傾斜面5111から受ける反作用力により第二入賞領域13側に押される(図13)参照。つまり、貫通孔511の他方の縁に傾斜面5111を形成することにより、第二開閉部材14と他方の縁との間に挟まれそうになった遊技球の第二入賞領域13への進入がより円滑なものとなる。   In particular, in the present embodiment, since the above-described inclined surface 5111 is formed at the other edge of the through hole 511, the game ball pushed by the second opening / closing member 14 is subjected to the reaction force received from the inclined surface 5111 by the second reaction force. Refer to the winning area 13 (see FIG. 13). That is, by forming the inclined surface 5111 on the other edge of the through hole 511, the game ball that is about to be sandwiched between the second opening / closing member 14 and the other edge can enter the second winning area 13. It will be smoother.
また、傾斜部143は遊技球の曲率よりも小さな曲率の曲線状または直線状であることを説明したが、傾斜部143を第二開閉部材14の先端側から基端側に向かって窪む凹形状とすれば、挟まれそうになった遊技球は当該基端側に窪む凹形状の傾斜部143に押されることになるため、(傾斜部143を直線状や先端側に向かって凸となる凸形状とした場合と比べて)、遊技球の下流側への移動がよりスムーズになる。つまり、第二開閉部材14と他方の縁との間に挟まれそうになった遊技球の第二入賞領域13への進入がさらに円滑なものとなる。また、遊技球からの反作用力により傾斜部143(第二開閉部材14)が破損するおそれも低減される。   In addition, it has been described that the inclined portion 143 has a curved shape or a linear shape with a curvature smaller than the curvature of the game ball. If it is shaped, the game ball that is about to be sandwiched is pushed by the concave inclined portion 143 that is recessed toward the base end side, so that the inclined portion 143 is linear or convex toward the distal end side. Compared to the case of a convex shape, the game ball moves more smoothly to the downstream side. That is, the game ball that is about to be sandwiched between the second opening / closing member 14 and the other edge can enter the second winning area 13 more smoothly. Moreover, the possibility that the inclined portion 143 (second opening / closing member 14) is damaged by the reaction force from the game ball is also reduced.
第二入賞領域13内に進入した遊技球は、第二入賞領域13に設けられた入賞検出センサ132によって入賞したことが検出された上で、上述したように大当たり口1311およびはずれ口1312のいずれかに入球する。本実施形態では、第二入賞領域13内における貫通孔511の直下の空間133(入賞検出センサ132の手前側の空間)は、一つの遊技球のみが進入可能な大きさとなっている(二つ以上の遊技球が同時に当該空間133内に位置することはない)。具体的には、遊技球を大当たり口1311およびはずれ口1312側に送る斜面1331によって空間の大きさが狭められて、一の遊技球のみが進入可能な大きさとされている。これにより、第二入賞領域13に進入した遊技球は、貫通孔511の直下で滞留することなく、大当たり口1311およびはずれ口1312が位置する側にスムーズに送られる。   The game ball that has entered the second winning area 13 is detected by the winning detection sensor 132 provided in the second winning area 13 and then, as described above, either Enter the crab. In this embodiment, the space 133 immediately below the through hole 511 in the second winning area 13 (the space on the near side of the winning detection sensor 132) has a size that allows only one game ball to enter (two). The above game balls are not located in the space 133 at the same time). Specifically, the size of the space is narrowed by the slope 1331 that sends the game ball to the jackpot 1311 and the offset 1312 side, so that only one game ball can enter. As a result, the game balls that have entered the second winning area 13 are smoothly sent to the side where the big hit hole 1311 and the slipping hole 1312 are located without staying immediately below the through hole 511.
一方、第二入賞領域13に進入せずにそのまま下流側通路50を流下した遊技球は、遊技領域中央側の下流側通路50の出口より排出され、大入賞口95またはアウト口96に入球することになる。   On the other hand, the game ball that has flowed down the downstream passage 50 without entering the second winning area 13 is discharged from the outlet of the downstream passage 50 at the center of the gaming area, and enters the big winning opening 95 or the out opening 96. Will do.
以上、本発明の実施の形態について詳細に説明したが、本発明は上記実施の形態に何ら限定されるものではなく、本発明の要旨を逸脱しない範囲で以下のような種々の改変が可能である。   The embodiment of the present invention has been described in detail above. However, the present invention is not limited to the embodiment described above, and various modifications as described below are possible without departing from the gist of the present invention. is there.
例えば、第二開閉部材14の先端の傾斜部143の形状は、基端側に向かって凹む凹形状とすれば遊技球の第二入賞領域13への進入が円滑なものとなるため好ましいことを説明したが、他方の側壁側に向かって凸となる凸形状となるようにしてもよい。このような構成とした場合であっても、遊技球が挟まってしまうことを抑制することが可能となる。また、上述した条件(接触点P1とP2を結んだ直線が遊技球の中心Cを通らない)を満たすものであれば、傾斜部143の形状を曲線と直線が組み合わされた形状としてもよいし、第二開閉部材14の先端と対向する貫通孔511の他方の縁の形状はその隙間から異物が侵入し難くする形状であればどのような形状であってもよい。   For example, if the shape of the inclined portion 143 at the distal end of the second opening / closing member 14 is a concave shape that is recessed toward the proximal end side, it is preferable that the game ball can smoothly enter the second winning area 13. Although described, a convex shape that is convex toward the other side wall may be formed. Even if it is a case where it is such a structure, it becomes possible to suppress that a game ball is pinched. Further, as long as the above-described conditions (the straight line connecting the contact points P1 and P2 does not pass through the center C of the game ball), the shape of the inclined portion 143 may be a combination of a curved line and a straight line. The shape of the other edge of the through hole 511 facing the tip of the second opening / closing member 14 may be any shape as long as it is difficult for foreign matter to enter from the gap.
1 遊技機
10 普通入賞領域
11 第一入賞領域
12 第一開閉部材
13 第二入賞領域(入賞領域)
14 第二開閉部材(開閉部材)
141 第一直線部
143 傾斜部
21 遊技球経路
211 通球口
22 通球口より下方に位置する領域
31 第一分岐路
32 第二分岐路
33 第三分岐路
40 誘導部
41 傾斜面
50 下流側通路(遊技球通路)
51 底壁
511 貫通孔
5111 傾斜面
52 側壁
521 進路変更突起
60 合流空間
61 左立壁
611 突壁
6111 第一進路変更部
6112 下面
62 右立壁
621 別の通路
622 第二進路変更部
1 gaming machine 10 normal winning area 11 first winning area 12 first opening / closing member 13 second winning area (winning area)
14 Second opening / closing member (opening / closing member)
141 First straight line portion 143 Inclined portion 21 Game ball path 211 Through hole 22 Area 31 located below the through hole 31 First branch path 32 Second branch path 33 Third branch path 40 Guide section 41 Inclined surface 50 Downstream path (Game ball passage)
51 Bottom wall 511 Through-hole 5111 Inclined surface 52 Side wall 521 Course changing projection 60 Merge space 61 Left standing wall 611 Projecting wall 6111 First course changing section 6112 Lower surface
62 Right Standing Wall 621 Another Path 622 Second Course Change Section

Claims (2)

  1. 遊技球が流下可能に傾斜させた底壁と、前記底壁における遊技球の流下方向と交差する方向の両縁側の少なくとも一方の縁側から立設している側壁とで形成されている遊技球通路と、
    前記遊技球通路の底壁の下側に位置し、遊技球の進入により遊技者に利益が生ずる可能性がある入賞領域と、
    前記遊技球通路の底壁に形成されており、前記遊技球通路を流下する遊技球が前記入賞領域に進入可能な貫通孔と、
    前記遊技球通路の底壁における一方の縁側から立設している前記側壁と他方の縁側の間に沿って進退動作する部材であって、先端が前記遊技球通路の前記一方の側壁側に位置した前記貫通孔を開放する開放状態と、先端が前記遊技球通路の他方の縁側に位置した前記貫通孔を閉鎖する閉鎖状態との間を移動する開閉部材と、
    を備えた遊技機において、
    前記遊技球通路は前記底壁の幅および通路の高さが遊技球の直径の一個分より大きくかつ二個分未満となるように設定された凹形状または筒形状に形成され、
    前記貫通孔の周縁の大きさが遊技球の直径の一個分より大きくかつ二個分未満となるように形成されており、
    前記遊技球通路の一方の側壁における前記貫通孔が形成された位置よりも上流側には、前記遊技球通路の一方の側壁側を通過する遊技球が接触し、当該遊技球を前記他方の縁側に向かわせてかつ前記貫通孔における前記他方の縁側に寄せるように前記進路変更させる進路変更突起を設けており、
    前記開閉部材の先端における上流側の部分が直線形状であるとともに前記開閉部材の先端の前記直線形状の部分と繋がる下流側における少なくとも一部は前記貫通孔に遊技球の一部が進入した際に当該開閉部材の先端の一部と前記貫通孔の周縁における前記遊技球通路の他方の縁側の周縁とで挟まれた位置での遊技球の各々の接触点を結んだ直線が前記遊技球の中心を通らないようにする曲率となる曲線形状または前記貫通孔の周縁における前記遊技球通路の他方の縁側の周縁とは平行でない直線形状であることを特徴とする遊技機。
    A game ball passage formed by a bottom wall inclined so that the game ball can flow down, and a side wall standing from at least one edge side of both sides of the bottom wall in a direction intersecting the flow down direction of the game ball When,
    A winning area located below the bottom wall of the game ball passage, and where a player may benefit from the entry of the game ball;
    A through hole that is formed in the bottom wall of the game ball passage and through which the game ball flowing down the game ball passage can enter the winning area;
    A member that moves forward and backward between the side wall and the other edge side of the bottom wall of the game ball passage, the tip of the member being located on the one side wall side of the game ball passage An open / close member that moves between an open state that opens the through hole and a closed state that closes the through hole whose tip is located on the other edge side of the game ball passage;
    In a gaming machine equipped with
    The gaming ball passage is formed in a concave shape or a cylindrical shape so that the width of the bottom wall and the height of the passage are larger than one and less than two diameters of the gaming ball,
    The size of the peripheral edge of the through hole is formed to be greater than one and less than two of the diameter of the game ball,
    The game ball passing through one side wall of the game ball passage is in contact with the upstream side of the position where the through hole is formed in one side wall of the game ball passage, and the game ball is placed on the other edge side. A course changing projection for changing the course so as to move toward the other edge side of the through-hole,
    The upstream portion at the tip of the opening / closing member has a linear shape, and at least part of the downstream side connected to the linear portion at the tip of the opening / closing member is when a part of the game ball enters the through hole. A straight line connecting the contact points of the game balls at a position sandwiched between a part of the tip of the opening / closing member and the peripheral edge of the other edge side of the game ball passage at the peripheral edge of the through hole is the center of the game ball A gaming machine, wherein the gaming machine has a curved shape that does not pass or a linear shape that is not parallel to a peripheral edge on the other edge side of the gaming ball passage at a peripheral edge of the through hole.
  2. 前記貫通孔の周縁における前記他方の縁側は前記入賞領域の内側に向けて傾斜させた形状であり、前記開閉部材の先端部の下流側の一部は前記先端部側から基端部側に向けて凹形状となる前記遊技球の曲率よりも小さい曲率の曲線形状であることを特徴とする請求項1に記載の遊技機。   The other edge side of the periphery of the through hole has a shape inclined toward the inside of the winning area, and a part of the downstream side of the distal end portion of the opening / closing member is directed from the distal end side toward the proximal end side. The gaming machine according to claim 1, wherein the gaming machine has a curved shape with a smaller curvature than the curvature of the gaming ball having a concave shape.
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