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JP5959491B2
JP5959491B2 JP2013259631A JP2013259631A JP5959491B2 JP 5959491 B2 JP5959491 B2 JP 5959491B2 JP 2013259631 A JP2013259631 A JP 2013259631A JP 2013259631 A JP2013259631 A JP 2013259631A JP 5959491 B2 JP5959491 B2 JP 5959491B2
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峰野 雅史
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  The present invention relates to a gaming machine such as a pachinko gaming machine, an arrangement ball gaming machine, or a revolving type gaming machine.
  Conventionally, in this type of gaming machine, for example, there is a pachinko gaming machine described in Patent Document 1 below. The pachinko gaming machine includes a game board, and an image display device and an accessory device provided on the game board.
  Here, the image display device is provided in the central opening of the game board, and the image display device displays various effect images in accordance with the game played by the pachinko gaming machine.
  In addition, the accessory device is provided on the upper part of the game board so as to be positioned immediately above the image display device. When the accessory device is in the stored state which is the original state, It is stored in the upper part of the board behind the blindfold provided from the board side. At this time, the effect member is blocked by the blindfold and is not visually recognized by the player.
  In addition, when the accessory device shifts from the stored state to the effect state, the effect member is driven by the effect member so as to fall from the back of the blindfold to the front of the display screen of the image display device. At this time, the effect member is visually recognized by the player.
  Thus, in the game by the pachinko machine, the game balls are sequentially fired and guided to the game area of the game board and roll downward along the board surface of the game board. It is assumed that the production member is in the retracted state and is located behind the blindfold.
  In such a state, when the game ball rolls downward along the surface of the game board and wins a start winning opening, for example, a big win lottery is performed. Along with this, the image display device performs symbol variation display in order to display the result of the jackpot lottery.
  Then, when the effect pattern selected at the start of the variation of the symbol variation display by the image display device is a specific effect pattern such as super reach, the symbol variation display representing the specific effect pattern is started by the image display device. At a later predetermined timing, the accessory device is driven to shift from the stored state to the effect state, and the effect member is dropped to the front of the display screen of the image display device.
  In this way, the effect member of the accessory device falls to the front of the display screen of the image display device at a predetermined timing after the symbol variation display representing a specific effect pattern such as super reach is started by the image display device. Expectation that the symbol variation display by the image display device may win a big hit by visually confirming the effect state of the accessory device in accordance with the symbol variation display of a specific production pattern such as super reach by the image display device Give the player a feeling.
  Also, after the accessory device drops the effect member in conjunction with the start of the symbol variation display representing the specific effect pattern as described above, the image display device returns the accessory device from the effect state to the normal state. In accordance with the specific symbol variation display required, the accessory device is driven to raise the effect member and store it again in the back of the blindfold.
JP 2009-268750 A
  By the way, in the pachinko gaming machine described above, after the accessory device in the storage state is shifted to the effect state, the accessory device returns to the storage state when the accessory device is returned to the storage state again. It is driven by a production member.
  Thus, it takes time to drive the effect member for the accessory device to return to the retracted state. In particular, in recent years when the display screen of the image display device tends to be enlarged, the effect device of the accessory device with respect to the image display device has a long distance to return from its fall position to the back of the blindfold plate, so the accessory device Tends to take a long time to return from the production state to the storage state.
  Here, as described above, it takes time to drive the effect member so that the accessory device returns from the effect state to the retracted state. For this reason, the return drive of the effect member performed during the symbol variation display by the image display device may continue even after the symbol variation display is completed.
  For example, when the accessory device is returned from the effect state to the stored state immediately before the end of the symbol variation display, the return drive for the effect member is likely to be continued after the end of the symbol variation display.
  Accordingly, after the image display device ends the symbol variation display as described above, when the situation that the new symbol variation display starts subsequently occurs, the accessory device performs the return drive for the above-described effect member. In spite of continuing the above, the effect member is driven to fall in front of the image display device to shift to the effect state.
  This causes a situation in which the drive for dropping the effect member interferes with the return drive for the effect member. For this reason, the return operation of the effect member and the drop operation of the effect member interfere with each other in a controllable manner, and the accessory device cannot perform an operation to maintain the correct position of the effect member or a smooth or normal operation. Of course, there is a possibility of failure and other malfunctions.
  As described above, in the case where the image effect device performs a plurality of symbol variation displays by so-called pseudo-continuations in the symbol variation display, the accessory device is a rendering member for each of the plurality of symbol variation displays. In the transition from the stored state to the effect state, the return drive for the effect member displayed during the symbol variation display by the pseudo-continuation follows the symbol variation display after the symbol variation display ends. Even if the symbol variation display is started by the image display device, it may continue.
  For this reason, even when the image effect device performs a plurality of symbol variation displays by the pseudo-ream, the operation of returning the effect member to the back of the blindfold of the effect member and the operation of dropping the effect member to the front of the image display device are controlled each other. Of course, there is a possibility that the equipment device may not be able to perform the operation of maintaining the correct position of the production member or the smooth or normal operation, and may cause a failure or other malfunction. is there.
  Therefore, in order to deal with the above, the present invention stores from the effect position of the movable effect device that accompanies the quasi-continuous variation when performing the quasi-continuous variation in the symbol variation based on the effect pattern in one start prize. It is an object of the present invention to provide a gaming machine in which the returning operation to the position ends before the arrival of the earliest start time of the next pseudo continuous fluctuation.
In solving the above-described problems, a gaming machine according to the present invention, according to claim 1,
Game board (Ba),
A starting prize opening device (50, 60) for winning game balls;
An image production device (190) for performing symbol variation display;
And a movable effect device (200) that operates between the storage position and the effect position.
In the game machine,
Main control means (300) for determining the information including the symbol variation time (TCi) for the symbol variation display and performing the jackpot lottery based on the game ball winning the starting prize opening device;
Sub-control means (400) for selecting an effect pattern (Pi) corresponding to the information determined by the main control means,
The effect pattern selected by the sub-control means, starting more specific effect that is configured to start from the different times of the pseudo continuous variation in symbol variation in accordance with one of the start winning to the in-Shoguchi equipment when the pattern is any specific pattern of sub-control means, it said in symbol variation based on start winning above SL one to start winning opening device, a pseudo continuous variation based on any of the above specific demonstration pattern Control for causing the image effect device to perform display associated with the control, and for causing the movable effect device to operate between the storage position and the effect position in accordance with the pseudo-continuous change and then to return to the storage position. Is supposed to
Sub-control means, the return operation of the movable effect device with the pseudo continuous variation in symbol variation based on start winning above SL one to start winning opening device, the following pseudo continuous variation of the plurality of specific demonstration pattern Will end by the time of the start of the next pseudo-variation of the specific production pattern that starts the earliest ,
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the return operation of the movable effect device due to the quasi-continuous variation in the symbol variation based on the one start prize to the start prize opening device is the next pseudo of the plurality of specific effect patterns. It is characterized in that the operation of the movable effect device accompanying the next pseudo continuous variation is not performed when the continuous variation continues for the next pseudo continuous variation of the specific effect pattern that starts the earliest .
According to this, the return operation from the effect position of the movable effect device to the storage position due to the pseudo continuous variation in the symbol variation based on one start prize to the start prize opening device is the next of the plurality of specific effect patterns. Is completed by the arrival of the start time of the next pseudo continuous variation of the specific effect pattern that starts the pseudo continuous variation first .
Here, as described above, the return operation of the movable effect device due to the pseudo continuous variation in the symbol variation based on one start prize to the start prize opening device is caused by an unforeseen situation. When the next quasi-continuous variation is continued for the next quasi-continuous variation of the specific effect pattern that starts the earliest, the movable rendering device is not operated in accordance with the next quasi-continuous variation.
What slave, interference and on control by moving performance apparatus is controlled to begin to operate toward the directing positions in a state that is not returned to the storage position, due to the interference, the variable dynamic performance apparatus is correct it can be prevent in advance the occurrence of problems such as working and leading to likelihood or failure other malfunction not form a normal operation to maintain the position. Also, the return operation of the movable effect device as above mentioned is, the start timing of the next pseudo-continuous change in a particular effect pattern starts earliest the next pseudo continuous variation of the plurality of specific demonstration pattern arrival Runode be completed by, display of pseudo continuous variation and the pseudo continuous variation Yat is early Ku performed, as a result, it leads to the promotion of the game by the player.
Further, a game machine according to the present onset bright, according to the description of claim 2,
Game board (Ba),
A starting prize opening device (50, 60) for winning game balls;
An image production device (190) for performing symbol variation display;
And a movable effect device (200) that operates between the storage position and the effect position.
In the game machine,
Main control means (300) for determining the information including the symbol variation time (TCi) for the symbol variation display and performing the jackpot lottery based on the game ball winning the starting prize opening device;
Starring output control means (400b), the image control unit (400c) and the sub-control means (400) that includes a movable effect device control means (400d) and a,
Effect control hand stage is adapted to select the effect pattern corresponding to the information determined by the main control unit (Pi),
Image control hand stage, under the control of the performance control unit is adapted to control so as to perform symbol variation display based on the effect pattern to the image rendering apparatus,
The effect control hand stage more selected the effect pattern is more specific effect that is configured to start from a different timing pseudo continuous variation in symbol variation in accordance with one of the start winning to start winning opening device when the pattern is a specific pattern of or have deviations of image control hand stage, under the control of the performance control unit, the one above in symbol variation based on start winning above SL one to start winning opening device a display associated with a particular pseudo continuous variation based on performance pattern is adapted to control so as to perform the image effect device,
The movable effect device control means operates the movable effect device between the storage position and the effect position in accordance with the pseudo continuous fluctuation under the control of the effect control means, and then returns to the storage position. To control,
The friendly dynamic effect device control means, under the control of the performance control unit, a return operation of the movable effect device with the pseudo continuous variation in symbol variation based on start winning above SL one to start winning opening device, said plurality Of the specific production pattern of the specific production pattern that starts the next pseudo-series variation earliest by the arrival of the start time of the next pseudo-series variation of the specific production pattern ,
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the return operation of the movable effect device due to the quasi-continuous variation in the symbol variation based on the one start prize to the start prize opening device is the next pseudo of the plurality of specific effect patterns. It is characterized in that the operation of the movable effect device accompanying the next pseudo continuous variation is not performed when the continuous variation continues for the next pseudo continuous variation of the specific effect pattern that starts the earliest .
In this way, the effect control means, the image control means, and the movable effect device control means share the various controls of the sub-control means, so that the pseudo continuous fluctuation in the symbol change based on one start winning to the start winning opening device is made. The return operation of the accompanying movable effect device is finished by the arrival of the start time of the next pseudo-variation of the specific effect pattern that starts the next pseudo-variation of the plurality of specific effect patterns earliest. It was.
Here, as described above, the return operation of the movable effect device due to the quasi-continuous variation in the symbol variation based on one start prize to the start prize opening device is caused by an unexpected situation, and the plurality of specific effect patterns Separate the operation of the next continuing over to the next pseudo-continuous change in a particular effect pattern starts earliest pseudo continuous variation Kiniwa, movable effect device due to the following pseudo-continuous variation of the It was.
Thus, interference and on control by moving performance apparatus is controlled to begin to operate toward the directing positions in a state that is not returned to the storage position, due to the interference, the position variable dynamic performance apparatus is correct It is possible to prevent the occurrence of malfunctions such as failure to maintain operation and the possibility of failure of normal operation or failure and other malfunctions . In addition, as described above, the return operation of the movable effect device is performed until the start time of the next pseudo-series variation of the specific performance pattern that starts the next pseudo-series variation among a plurality of specific performance patterns earliest. Therefore, the pseudo continuous variation and the display of the pseudo continuous variation are quickly performed, and as a result, the game is promoted by the player.
In addition, in the description of claim 1 or 2 , “the return operation of the movable effect device accompanying the quasi-continuous variation in the symbol variation based on one start winning is the next quasi-continuous variation among the plurality of specific rendering patterns. “When continuing for the next pseudo-variation of the specific production pattern that starts the earliest” means that the return operation of the movable production device due to the pseudo-variation in the symbol variation based on one start prize is an unexpected situation For example, due to a delay in the start of the return operation of the movable effect device or a delay after the start of the return operation of the movable effect device, the next pseudo-variation among the plurality of specific effect patterns is the most. "When it lasts over the next pseudo-variation of a specific production pattern that starts early".
  In addition, in claim 1 or claim 2, in place of the statement that the first pseudo-variation is finished by the arrival of the earliest pseudo-continuous variation among the pseudo-variable variations in the symbol variation based on the one start winning prize, Among the rendering operations of the movable rendering device, the returning operation of the movable rendering device accompanying the temporary stop of the continuous variation should be started in response to the start of the second pseudo continuous variation following the first pseudo continuous variation. However, it may be started after completion of the return operation of the movable effect device described above. In this case, it does not matter whether the return operation of the above-described movable effect device ends before or after the start time of the second pseudo-variation.
  According to this, the return operation control of the movable effect device does not interfere with the effect operation control of the movable effect device.
According to the present invention, the return operation from the effect position of the movable effect device to the storage position associated with the pseudo continuous variation in the symbol variation based on one start prize to the start prize opening device is a plurality of specific effect patterns. It completed before the arrival of the start time of the next pseudo continuous variation earliest start the next pseudo continuous change in a particular effect pattern. Here, the return operation of the movable effect device accompanying the quasi-continuous variation in the symbol variation based on one start prize is caused by the unexpected situation, and the next quasi-continuous variation among the plurality of specific performance patterns is the most. When continuing for the next quasi-continuous variation of a specific production pattern that starts early, the movable rendering device is not operated according to the next quasi-continuous variation.
Thus, while facilitating the pseudo ylene change and the display, interference and on control by moving performance apparatus is controlled to begin to operate toward the directing positions in a state that is not returned to the storage position, the interference attributable to, it is possible to prevent the occurrence of problems such as leading to potential or failure other malfunction not be achieved the operation and normal operation of variable dynamic effect device maintains the correct position.
  In addition, the code | symbol in the bracket | parenthesis of each said means shows a corresponding relationship with the specific means as described in embodiment mentioned later.
It is a front view showing one embodiment of a pachinko gaming machine according to the present invention. It is a front view which shows the game board of the pachinko machine of FIG. 1 in relation to the storage position of the movable effect device. FIG. 3 is a front view showing the game board of the pachinko gaming machine of FIG. 1 in relation to the effect position of the movable effect device. An enlarged front view showing the arrangement of the normal symbol display, the first and second special symbol displays, the normal symbol hold indicator, and the first and second special symbol hold indicators in the game board of FIG. It is. It is a perspective view which shows the game board of the pachinko machine of FIG. 1 in relation to the storage position of the movable effect device. It is a front view which shows the movable production | presentation apparatus of FIG. 2 by the relationship of a storage position. It is a rear view which shows the movable production | presentation apparatus of FIG. 2 by the relationship of a storage position. It is a front view which shows the movable production | presentation apparatus of FIG. 2 by the relationship of production positions. It is a rear view which shows the movable production | presentation apparatus of FIG. 2 by the relationship of production positions. It is a front view of the star-shaped movable accessory of FIG. It is a rear view of the star-shaped movable accessory of FIG. It is a block diagram which shows the detailed structure of the main controller among the electronic control systems of the said pachinko machine in relation to a sensor group and a first driven element group. It is a block diagram which shows the detailed structure of the sub-control apparatus in the electronic control system of the said pachinko gaming machine in relation to the 2nd driven element group. FIG. 13 is a flowchart showing a timer interruption program executed by a CPU of the main control device of FIG. 12. It is a flowchart showing the presentation control program performed by CPU of the presentation control part in the sub-control apparatus of FIG. 16 is a part of a detailed flowchart showing a symbol variation processing routine shown in FIG. 16 is a part of a detailed flowchart showing a symbol variation processing routine shown in FIG. 16 is a part of a detailed flowchart showing a symbol variation processing routine shown in FIG. 16 is a part of a detailed flowchart showing a symbol variation processing routine shown in FIG. 16 is a part of a detailed flowchart showing a symbol variation processing routine shown in FIG. 16 is a part of a detailed flowchart showing a symbol variation processing routine shown in FIG. 16 is a part of a detailed flowchart showing a symbol variation processing routine shown in FIG. It is a schematic diagram which shows an example of the production pattern in the said embodiment. It is a time chart which shows typically the 1st specific production pattern in the above-mentioned embodiment with the operation pattern of a movable production device. It is a time chart which shows typically the 2nd specific production pattern in the above-mentioned embodiment with the operation pattern of a movable production device. It is a time chart which shows typically the 3rd specific production pattern in the above-mentioned embodiment with the operation pattern of a movable production device. It is a time chart which shows typically the 4th specific production pattern in the above-mentioned embodiment with the operation pattern of a movable production device. It is a time chart which shows typically the 5th specific production pattern in the above-mentioned embodiment with the operation pattern of a movable production device. It is a time chart which shows typically the 6th specific production pattern in the above-mentioned embodiment with the operation pattern of a movable production device. It is explanatory drawing which shows the command input into the production | presentation control part of a sub control apparatus from the main control apparatus when the symbol fluctuation display is performed in the said embodiment.
  Hereinafter, an embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to the drawings.
  FIG. 1 shows an embodiment of a pachinko gaming machine to which the present invention is applied. The pachinko gaming machine is erected on an island in the pachinko hall. The pachinko gaming machine has a machine frame (not shown) and a gaming machine main body supported to be openable and closable in the front-rear direction. B and the front door FD. Note that the pachinko gaming machine is a so-called digipachi pachinko gaming machine.
  As shown in FIG. 2, the gaming machine main body B includes a gaming board Ba, and the gaming board Ba is fitted into a frame (not shown) of the gaming machine main body B. The gaming machine main body B is supported by the frame so as to be openable and closable in the front-rear direction with respect to the machine frame.
  The game board Ba includes a game board 10, a guide rail 20, an annular center structure 30, and a game nail group 40. The guide rail 20 is disposed along the front surface 11 of the game board 10 (hereinafter also referred to as the board surface 11 of the game board Ba), and the guide rail 20 includes an inner rail portion 21 and an outer rail portion 22. ing.
  Here, the inner rail portion 21 is disposed along the outer peripheral portion of the board surface 11 of the game board Ba together with the outer rail portion 22 so as to be positioned on the inner peripheral side of the outer rail portion 22. 20 specifies the game area 12 on the board surface 11 of the game board 10 on the inner peripheral side thereof.
  Thus, the guide rail 20 guides a game ball launched from a ball launcher (not shown) between the inner rail portion 21 and the outer rail portion 22 by rotating the handle H (see FIG. 1). Then, it rolls in the game area 12 (see FIG. 2). The out port is formed on the board surface 11 of the game board Ba just above the lower end of the guide rail 20, and the out port rolls downward without winning along the board surface 11 of the game board Ba. This is a discharge port for discharging the game ball to the back side of the game board Ba (see FIG. 2).
  In the present embodiment, the ball launching device is disposed in the lower right portion of the frame body of the gaming machine main body B. In addition, the handle H is provided as a component part of the ball launcher from the front surface at the lower right portion of the front door FD. Therefore, when the player operates the handle H to rotate when the front door FD is closed with respect to the gaming machine main body B, the ball launcher hits the ball according to the rotation angle of the handle H. With the force, the game balls are sequentially launched at predetermined time intervals toward the board surface 11 of the game board Ba via the space between the inner rail part 21 and the outer rail part 22 of the guide rail 20.
  As shown in FIG. 2 or 3, the center structure 30 is assembled from the board surface 11 side to the outer periphery of the central opening 13 of the game board 10 (also referred to as the central opening 13 of the game board Ba). The game nail group 40 is composed of a large number of game nails 41. These game nails 41 are arranged on the game board Ba on the board surface 11 side from the left side to the lower side of the center structure 30 inside the guide rail 20. It has been distributed from. Thus, according to the game nail group 40, the game ball rolling from the guide rail 20 into the game area 12 rolls downward along the board surface 11 of the game board Ba through collision with each game nail 41. To do.
  Further, the game board Ba includes a start chucker 50, an electric tulip 60, a through gate 70, a windmill 80, a plurality of ordinary winning holes 90, an attacker 100, and a plurality of star-shaped board lamps 110. The tulip 60, the through gate 70, the windmill 80, each of the regular winning openings 90, the attacker 100 and each of the star-shaped board lamps 110 are placed in the game area 12 on the board surface 11 of the game board Ba at each position shown in FIG. 2. It is assembled.
  As shown in FIG. 2 or 3, the start chucker 50 is located immediately below the center of the lower edge of the center structure 30. The start chucker 50 is provided with a start winning port 51 (hereinafter also referred to as a first start winning port 51). The start chucker 50 is a jackpot lottery based on the winning of a game ball to the first start winning port 51. In addition to providing a chance to win a lottery, a predetermined number of prize balls are paid out. Note that the start chucker 50 can also be said to be a first start prize opening device.
  As shown in FIG. 2 or FIG. 3, the electric tulip 60 is located directly under the start chucker 50 in order to play a role as an ordinary electric accessory. 2nd start winning opening 61). In the present embodiment, the electric tulip 60 is driven to open and close by the electric chew actuator 62 (see FIG. 12) provided on the game board 10 from the back side of the blade member. Note that the electric tulip 60 can also be said to be a second starting prize opening device.
  Thus, the electric tulip 60 has a second start winning opening 61 for a game ball that rolls downward from the periphery of the start chucker 50 in a closed state (shown in FIG. 2 or FIG. 3) of both blade members. In the open state of both blade members, the winning of the game ball that rolls downward from the periphery of the start chucker 50 to the second start winning opening 61 is facilitated. Based on this, an opportunity for paying out a predetermined number of prize balls is given, and an opportunity for lottery drawing is provided in the same manner as the start chucker 50.
  In other words, various game random numbers including the jackpot random number are acquired as game data in accordance with the winning of the game ball in the second start winning slot 61 or the first start winning slot 51, and the jackpot lottery is performed based on the acquired game data. . With this jackpot lottery, the second or first special symbol display device 140 or 130 (described later) starts the variable display of the second or first special symbol, and the image effect device 190 displays the decorative symbol. The change display of is started. Further, along with the start of such variable display of decorative symbols, various notice effects such as the appearance of various characters are also performed in the image effect device 190.
  In addition, when winning in the normal symbol lottery performed by passing the game ball with respect to the through gate 70 (described later), the electric tulip 60 releases the blade members a predetermined number of times for a predetermined release time. It is like that.
  As will be described later, the first or second special symbol is the detection output of the first start winning port sensor S1 (see FIG. 12) for the winning of the game ball to the first start winning port 51 or the second output of the game ball. Based on the detection output of the second start winning port sensor S2 (see FIG. 12) for the winning to the start winning port 61, the second or first special symbol display 140 or 130 is displayed in a variable manner.
  In addition, even if a game ball wins the start chucker 50 or the electric tulip 60, a new special symbol is displayed because the special symbol change display by the first or second special symbol indicator 130 or 140 or a big hit game is being performed. When such variable display is impossible, the hold display on the first or second special symbol hold indicator 160 or 170 is performed as described later.
  As shown in FIG. 2, the through gate 70 is located on the left side of the central portion of the left edge of the center structure 30. The through gate 70 rolls downward along the board surface 11 of the game board Ba from directly above. Give an opportunity to pass to the playing ball. Thereby, the through gate 70 starts the normal symbol lottery based on the passage of the game ball.
  The windmill 80 is located below the through gate 70, and the windmill 80 rotates when it is hit along the board surface 11 of the game board Ba by the game ball rolling downward from the through gate 70 or its periphery. While rolling the game ball downward.
  As shown in FIG. 2, the plurality of (three) normal winning holes 90 are located on both the left and right sides of the start chucker 50, and the left both normal winning holes 90 are game balls that roll downward from directly above. Give an opportunity to win. Further, the right normal winning opening 90 gives an opportunity to win a game ball rolling from directly above. Therefore, each normal winning opening 90 pays out a predetermined number of prize balls as the game balls are won.
  2 or 3, the attacker 100 is located immediately below the electric tulip 60, and the attacker 100 opens the grand prize opening 102 by the big prize opening door 101, so that the surface of the game board Ba 11 is given to the game ball that rolls in the vicinity of the start chucker 50 along the line 11 and wins the big winning opening 102. Further, the attacker 100 regulates the winning of the game ball to the big winning opening 102 by closing the big winning opening 102 with the big winning opening door 101. In the present embodiment, the attacker 100 is driven to open and close by a big prize opening door 101 by a big prize opening actuator 103 (see FIG. 12) provided on the game board Ba from the back side.
  Thus, when the game ball wins a big hit or a small win in the big hit lottery performed on condition that the first start winning port 51 or the second start winning port 61 is won, the attacker 100 determines according to the above-mentioned type of hit. The big prize opening 102 is opened and closed by the big prize opening door 101.
  In particular, in the case of winning a jackpot, the opening time per opening for opening the big winning opening 102 by the big winning opening door 101 becomes longer, so that the player can put a lot of game balls into the big winning opening 102 in the meantime. It is possible to win a prize, and thereby a large number of prize balls can be obtained. Therefore, when the jackpot is won, the player's gaming state is a gaming state to which an advantageous game value is given, and the player expects a jackpot that can win such a large number of prize balls. I do.
  As shown in FIG. 2 or FIG. 3, the plurality of star-shaped disk lamps 110 are located two at a time between the two left normal winning holes 90 and on the right side of the right normal winning hole 90. The star-shaped disk lamp 110 performs a predetermined effect by each blinking thereof.
  Further, as shown in FIG. 2, the game board Ba includes the normal symbol display 120, the first and second special symbol displays 130 and 140, the normal symbol hold display 150, and the first and second special symbols. On-hold indicators 160 and 170 are provided. The normal symbol indicator 120, the first and second special symbol indicators 130 and 140, the normal symbol hold indicator 150, and the first and second special symbol hold indicators 160 and 170 are shown in FIGS. As can be seen, on the lower right side of the guide rail 20, it is arranged at the lower right corner of the board surface 11 of the game board Ba.
  The normal symbol display 120 displays a winning symbol or a lost symbol based on the result of the symbol lottery for the game ball passing through the through gate 70. Specifically, the winning symbol is displayed by “◯”, and the lost symbol is displayed by “×” (see FIG. 4).
  This normal symbol display 120 is a normal symbol for a predetermined time with a 7-segment light emitting diode for winning symbols (see reference numeral 121 in FIG. 4) and a 7-segment light emitting diode for losing symbols (see reference numeral 122 in FIG. 4). With the symbol lottery, the winning symbol and the losing symbol are alternately displayed in a variable manner, and after the predetermined time has elapsed, the winning symbol or the losing symbol is stopped and displayed according to the lottery result of the normal symbol. The electric tulip 60 is opened a predetermined number of times for a predetermined time.
  For example, in the short-time gaming state, the normal symbol variation display time is about 3 (seconds), and when the normal symbol lottery is won, the opening time of the electric tulip 60 is about 3.5 (seconds). is there. On the other hand, in the non-short-time gaming state, the normal symbol variation display time is about 29 (seconds), and when the normal symbol lottery is won, the opening time of the electric tulip 60 is about 0.2 (seconds). .
  The first special symbol display unit 130 is composed of a 7-segment display element. The special symbol display unit 130 is a first start winning port sensor S1 for winning a game ball to the first start winning port 51 as will be described later. In response to the jackpot lottery made based on the detected output, the first special symbol is variably displayed for a predetermined time, and then the first special symbol corresponding to the result of the jackpot lottery is stopped and displayed. For example, if the result of the big win lottery is a win, the first special symbol display unit 130 stops and displays the first special symbol corresponding to the win, and provides an opportunity for the attacker 100 to open the big winning opening 102. .
  The second special symbol display 140 is composed of a 7-segment display element. As will be described later, the second special symbol display 140 is a second start winning port for winning a game ball into the second start winning port 61. The second special symbol is variably displayed for a predetermined time in accordance with the jackpot lottery made based on the detection output of the sensor S2, and then the second special symbol corresponding to the result of the jackpot lottery is stopped and displayed. For example, if the result of the big win lottery is a win, the second special symbol display 140 stops and displays the second special symbol corresponding to the win and provides an opportunity for the attacker 100 to open the big prize opening 102. . The above-mentioned special symbol refers to a predetermined symbol consisting of any one of normal symbols (not shown), probability variation symbols (not shown), small hit symbols (not shown), and lost symbols (not shown).
  In the present embodiment, the new variation display of the special symbol by the first and second special symbol displays 130 and 140 described above is the variation display of one of the first and second special symbol displays 130 and 140. Not done inside. In addition, during the special symbol variation display by one of the first and second special symbol indicators 130 and 140, the image effect device 190 causes the display panel 191 to display a plurality of ornamental symbol variation displays, for example, reach. Produce and give notice. In addition, when the result of the jackpot lottery is a win, a plurality of decorative symbols are stopped and displayed in a sequence of the same numbers such as “111” or “777” to notify the player of the winning. . In addition, the design variation display of the decoration design mentioned later respond | corresponds to the design variation of the special design by the 1st or 2nd special design indicator 130,140.
  As shown clearly in FIG. 4, the normal symbol hold indicator 150 is composed of four hold lamps 151. The normal symbol hold indicator 150 indicates that each of the hold lamps 151 is changed during normal symbol change or an electric tulip. The light is sequentially turned on according to the number of times of detection of the gate sensor S3 (the number of game balls passed) for the game ball passing through the through gate 70 during the operation of 60.
  Specifically, when the first game ball passes through the through gate 70, the normal symbol holding lamp 151 on the left end side lights up. When the second to fourth game balls sequentially pass through the through gate 70 following the first game ball, the second to fourth normal symbol holding lamps 151 from the left end side are sequentially displayed. Light. The normal symbol holding lamp 151 is turned on based on this detection when the passage of the game ball to the through gate 70 is detected by the gate sensor S3 (see FIG. 12) while the normal symbol is changing or the electric tulip 60 is operating. This is to hold the normal symbol fluctuation display until the end of the previous normal symbol fluctuation display.
  The first special symbol hold indicator 160 includes four hold lamps 161, and the first special symbol hold lamp 160 is a special symbol provided by one of the first and second special symbol indicators 130 and 140. In order to hold the change display of the special symbol for each detection output of the first start winning port sensor S1 with respect to the winning of the game ball to the first start winning port 51 in order to hold the change display of the special symbol sequentially Light.
  Specifically, when the first game ball wins the first start winning opening 51, the special symbol holding lamp 161 on the left end side lights up. When the second to fourth game balls sequentially win the first start winning opening 51 following the first game ball, the second to fourth special symbol holding lamps from the left end side. 161 lights up sequentially. This is because one of the first and second special symbol indicators 130 and 140 displays the variation of the special symbol made based on the big win lottery by the previous winning to the first first winning winning opening 51 of the game ball. In this case, the hold of the subsequent change display of the special symbol is displayed by turning on the hold lamp 161 in the first special symbol hold lamp 160.
  The second special symbol hold indicator 170 is composed of four hold lamps 171. The second special symbol hold indicator 170 is specially provided by one of the first and second special symbol indicators 130 and 140. In order to hold the change display of the special symbol for each detection output of the second start winning port sensor S2 with respect to the winning of the game ball to the second start winning port 61 in the case of changing the symbol display, Light up sequentially.
  Specifically, when the first game ball wins the second start winning opening 61, the special symbol holding lamp 171 on the left end side lights up. When the second to fourth game balls sequentially win the second start winning opening 61 following the first game ball, the second to fourth special symbol holding lamps from the left end side. 171 lights up sequentially.
  This is a case where the change display of the special symbol made based on the jackpot lottery by the previous winning at the second start winning opening 61 of the game ball is made by one of the first and second special symbol indicators 130 and 140. In addition, the subsequent special symbol change display hold is displayed by turning on the hold lamp 171 in the second special symbol hold display 170. As will be described later, also in the image effect device 190, each hold by the first and second special symbol hold indicators 160 and 170 is displayed.
  Further, the gaming machine main body B includes a decorative symbol holding display 180, an image effect device 190, and a movable effect device 200, as shown in FIGS.
  The decorative symbol holding indicator 180 is provided at the center lower part of the inner periphery of the center structure 30. The decorative symbol hold indicator 180 corresponds to the first special symbol hold indicator 160, and the decorative symbol hold indicator 180 includes four hold lamps 181. Accordingly, the decorative symbol hold indicator 180 is configured to turn on or off the hold lamps 181 as the hold lamps 161 of the first special symbol hold indicator 160 are turned on or off. (To be described later).
  Here, in the decorative symbol hold indicator 180, the hold lamp 181 located on the left end side in FIG. 2 of the four hold lamps 181 is located on the left end side in FIG. 4 of the four hold lamps 161. This corresponds to the hold lamp 161. In the decorative symbol holding indicator 180, the holding lamps 181 sequentially located on the right side from the left end side holding lamp 181 are sequentially shifted to the right side from the left end side holding lamp 161 in the first special symbol holding indicator 160, respectively. Corresponding to each holding lamp 161 located. This means that the decorative symbol hold display 180 displays the decorative symbol change display hold corresponding to the special symbol change display hold of the first special symbol hold indicator 160.
  As shown in any of FIGS. 2, 3, and 13, the image effect device 190 includes a display panel 191 and a display drive circuit 192. The display panel 191 is composed of a liquid crystal panel, and the display panel 191 is disposed on the back casing C so as to face the central opening 13 of the game board 10 through the central hole of the annular back casing C (see FIG. 5). It is assembled from the back side.
  Thus, as the game progresses, the image rendering device 190 uses the display panel 191 to drive the jackpot lottery result on the display panel 191 based on the driving by the display driving circuit 192. Various presentation images are displayed for presentation, such as displaying a notice effect due to the appearance of a character or item, or displaying various moving images as a reach effect. Yes.
  In the present embodiment, the annular back casing C described above is fixed at the outer peripheral portion thereof to the back surface of the game board 10 at the outer peripheral portion, and the back casing C protrudes rearward from the outer peripheral portion. It is configured to extend in an annular shape with a long vertical cross-sectional shape. Thereby, the said back casing C forms the annular space between this game board 10 in the back surface side of the game board 10, and the center hole part of this back casing C is the center opening of the game board 10 It faces the part 13 coaxially.
  Therefore, in the image effect device 190 configured as described above, the display panel 191 is controlled by the display driving circuit 192 under the control of the image control unit 400c (see FIG. 13) described later as the game progresses. When driven, for example, various effects are displayed, such as variably displaying a plurality of decorative symbols in accordance with the lottery result of the jackpot lottery or variably displaying a notice effect due to the appearance of a character.
  The movable effect device 200 is a kind of accessory device, and is configured to operate in conjunction with various display effects by the image effect device 190. As shown in FIG. 2 or FIG. 3, the movable effect device 200 is disposed on the right side of the center structure 30 as described later, and the movable effect device 200 is shown in FIGS. 2, 3, 6 to 6. As shown by either FIG. 9 or FIG. 13, the main movable decorative member 200a, the sub movable decorative member 200b, and both motor drive circuits 200c and 200d (see FIG. 13) are configured.
  As can be seen from FIG. 3, FIG. 6 or FIG. 8, the main movable decorative member 200 a is formed in a curved shape that is gently convex toward the right side of the figure, and the main movable decorative member 200 a has an annular shape at its upper end. The center structure 30 is supported at the upper right end of the center structure 30 so as to be tiltable in the left-right direction from the front side.
  As shown in FIG. 6, the main movable decorative member 200 a includes a curved base 210, a star-shaped movable accessory 220, and three star-shaped fixed actors 230 to 250. As shown in FIG. 6 or FIG. 7, it is configured with a curved lower plate 211 and a curved decorative plate 212.
  As shown in FIG. 7 or FIG. 9, the curved lower plate 211 is formed in a curved shape that gently protrudes to the left in the drawing, and the curved lower plate 211 has a pin 211a (see FIG. 7 or 9), the annular center structure 30 is supported from the front side thereof so as to be tiltable in the left-right direction. As described above, this means that the main movable decorative member 200a is supported at its upper end portion so as to be tiltable in the left-right direction on the upper right end portion of the annular center structure 30.
  The curved decorative plate 212 is formed in a curved shape along the surface of the curved lower plate 211, and the curved decorative plate 212 plays a role of exerting a decorative effect on the main movable decorative member 200a.
  The star-shaped movable combination 220 and the three star-shaped fixed combinations 230 to 250 are sequentially arranged from the surface side along the longitudinal direction of the curved decorative plate 212 of the curved base 210 as shown in FIG. 6 or FIG. It is installed. Here, the star-shaped movable combination 220 and the three star-shaped fixed combinations 230 to 250 are formed on the surface of the curved decorative plate 212 from the lower end portion from the star-shaped movable combination 220 to the star-shaped fixed combination 250. It arrange | positions in order toward an upper end part.
  The accessory body 220a (described later) and the three star-shaped fixed members 230 to 250 of the star-shaped movable accessory 220 are sequentially formed in a similar surface shape from the accessory body 220a to the star-shaped fixed accessory 250. It is formed to be small.
  As shown in FIG. 10 or FIG. 11, the star-shaped movable accessory 220 includes an accessory body 220a and a rotation drive mechanism 220b.
  The accessory body 220a is composed of both front and back star plates 221 and 222. The accessory body 220a extends obliquely downward from the lower end of the curved base 210 as shown in FIG. 7 or FIG. As described above, a part of the back side star plate 222 is fixed to the lower end portion of the curved lower plate 211 from the back side thereof via the lower end portion of the curved decorative plate 212. Here, the front side star plate 221 is positioned on the front side of the back side star plate 222 (the board side of the game board Ba), and is superimposed on the star plate 222 so as to be rotatable from the front side as described later. It is supported by.
  The rotation drive mechanism 220b is attached to the accessory body 220a from the back side as shown in FIG. 7, FIG. 9 or FIG. 11, and this rotation drive mechanism 220b is driven gear as shown in FIG. 223, an intermediate gear 224, a drive gear 225, and a step motor 226.
  The driven gear 223 is coaxially supported by a support shaft 221a that projects coaxially from the surface of the star-shaped plate 221 into the central hole 222a in the central hole 222a of the star-shaped plate 222 of the accessory body 220a. And is retained by a washer 221b. As a result, the star-shaped plate 221 can rotate integrally with the driven gear 223. The central hole 222a is formed in the center of the star-shaped plate 222 so as to penetrate therethrough.
  The intermediate gear 224 includes a large-diameter gear portion 224a and a small-diameter gear portion 224b. The large-diameter gear portion 224a and the small-diameter gear portion 224b are formed in an arc-shaped notch hole portion 222b of the star-shaped plate 222 from the inner surface of the cover 222d. It is rotatably supported by a support shaft 222c that projects coaxially inside.
  Here, the large-diameter gear portion 224a is coaxially supported by the support shaft 222c so as to be positioned on the surface side of the star-shaped plate 222 with respect to the arc-shaped notch hole portion 222b of the star-shaped plate 222. The small-diameter gear portion 224b is coaxially supported by the support shaft 222c in the arc-shaped cutout hole portion 222b so as to mesh with the driven gear 223.
  As a result, the intermediate gear 224 rotates the driven gear 223 that meshes with the small-diameter gear portion 224b in the direction indicated by the arrow Ar in FIG. In the present embodiment, the arc-shaped notch hole 222b is formed by notching the outer periphery of the central hole 222a of the star-shaped plate 222 in an arc shape below the lower end of the curved base 210 ( FIG. 11). The cover 222d is attached to the star-shaped plate 222 from the surface side so as to cover the intermediate gear 224 in the arc-shaped cutout hole 222b (see FIGS. 9 and 11).
  As shown in FIG. 11, the drive gear 225 is a worm gear, and this drive gear 225 outputs the output of the step motor 226 via the mounting plate 227 so as to mesh with the large-diameter gear portion 224 a of the intermediate gear 224. It is supported coaxially on the shaft.
  The mounting plate 227 has a hollow seat portion 227a. The hollow seat portion 227a has a central hole portion 222a and an arc-shaped cutout hole on the surface of the star-shaped plate 222 as shown in FIG. It is attached to the left side surface portion of the portion 222b. The mounting plate 227 has a flange portion 227b. The flange portion 227b is formed from the end of the hollow seat portion 227a on the side of the center hole portion 222a and the arc-shaped cutout hole portion 222b. Extends forward.
  As shown in FIG. 11, the step motor 226 is supported by the flange 227b from the hollow seat 227a side of the mounting plate 227 by the motor body 226a, and the output shaft of the step motor 226 is the motor body 226a. And extends through the flange portion 227b to support the drive gear 225 coaxially.
  As a result, the step motor 226 rotates the driving gear 225 in the same direction as the motor driving circuit 200c rotates to rotate the large-diameter gear portion 224a. Specifically, when the drive gear 225 rotates in one rotation direction (or other rotation direction) with the rotation of the step motor 226 in one rotation direction (or other rotation direction), the large-diameter gear portion 224a Together with 224b, it rotates in the direction of the arrow Ar shown in FIG. 11 (or the opposite direction).
  7 or 9, reference numerals 228 and 229 denote covers, respectively. The cover 228 is centered on the star plate 222 from the surface side so as to cover the drive gear 225 and the driven gear 223. It is attached to the outer periphery of the hole 222a. The cover 229 is fixed to the hollow seat 227a of the mounting plate 227 so as to cover the motor body 226a of the step motor 226.
  As shown in FIG. 7 or FIG. 9, the sub movable decorative member 200 b includes an L-shaped base 260 and a rotation drive mechanism 270. The L-shaped substrate 260 includes an L-shaped middle plate 261 and front and back L-shaped decorative plates 262 and 263. The L-shaped intermediate plate 261 has a long plate portion 261a and a fan-shaped plate portion 261b extending in an L shape from the lower end portion of the long plate portion 261a, and the upper end of the long plate portion 261a. In the part, a long hole part 261c is formed in a longitudinal shape along the longitudinal direction of the longitudinal plate part 261a.
  The fan-shaped plate portion 261b is configured as a sector gear portion (hereinafter also referred to as sector gear portion 261b) which is a fan-shaped gear. An arcuate tooth portion 261d composed of a series of teeth is formed on the outer peripheral portion on the extending end side of the sector gear portion 261b as shown in FIG. 8 or FIG.
  Of the front and back L-shaped decorative plates 262 and 263, the front L-shaped decorative plate 262 is formed along the surface of the L-shaped middle plate 261, while the back L-shaped decorative plate 263 is L-shaped. It is formed along the back surface of the middle plate 261.
  As a result, the L-shaped decorative plates 262 and 263 on both the front and back sides exert a decorative effect on the auxiliary movable decorative member 200b. In addition, each long hole part overlaps with the long hole part 261c in each part corresponding to the long hole part 261c of the L-shaped middle plate 261 of the L-shaped decorative plates 262 and 263 on both sides. . The long hole portion 261c of the L-shaped middle plate 261 and the long hole portions of the L-shaped decorative plates 262 and 263 on both sides are also referred to as a long hole portion 261c of the sub movable decorative member 200b.
  Thus, the sub movable decorative member 200b configured as described above has a corresponding portion (hereinafter, each corresponding portion) corresponding to the base portion 261e of the sector gear portion 261b and the base portion 261e of the L-shaped decorative plates 262 and 263 on both sides. And a base 261e of the sub-movable decorative member 200b), and is supported by the lower right side of the annular center structure 30 via a pin 264 so as to be able to tilt in the left-right direction.
  Further, the sub movable decorative member 200b is connected to a central top portion of a semicircular arc connecting portion 211b (see FIG. 9) formed in the main movable decorative member 200a via a pin 211c through a long hole portion 261c. ing. Here, the semicircular arc connecting portion 211b is formed so as to protrude in a semicircular arc shape from the lower portion of the curved lower plate 211 of the main movable decorative member 200a to the curved side. In addition, the pin 211c protrudes from the center top part of the semicircular arc connection part 211b to the back surface side.
  As a result, as shown in FIGS. 7 and 9, when the auxiliary movable decorative member 200b is tilted leftward (or rightward) with respect to the pin 211c, the main movable decorative member 200a is pinned by the connecting portion 211b. It moves relative to the elongated hole portion 261c of the auxiliary movable decorative member 200b via the 211c and tilts leftward (or rightward) with the pin 211c as a reference.
  As shown in FIG. 8, the rotation drive mechanism 270 includes a step motor 270a and a pinion gear 270b. The step motor 270a is attached to the lower portion of the annular center structure 30 so as to be adjacent to the sector gear 261b on the tooth portion 261d side at the axial back portion 271 (see FIG. 8 or FIG. 9) of the stator. ing. Accordingly, the step motor 270a protrudes forward from the stator at the output shaft 272 thereof. Accordingly, the step motor 270a rotates in the clockwise direction illustrated in FIG. 6 or in the clockwise direction illustrated in FIG. 6 under the driving of the motor driving circuit 200d.
  The pinion gear 270b is coaxially supported on the output shaft 272 of the step motor 270a so as to mesh with the tooth portion 261d of the sector gear portion 261b. Thereby, the pinion gear 270b rotates in the same direction as the stepping motor 270a as the stepping motor 270a rotates in the clockwise direction or the counterclockwise direction in FIG. As the pinion gear 270b rotates in the clockwise direction or counterclockwise direction shown in FIG. 6, the sector gear part 261b is counterclockwise or illustrated as meshed with the sector gear part 261b. Means rotating clockwise.
  According to the movable effect device 200 configured as described above, when the main movable decorative member 200a is in the position shown in FIG. 2 or FIG. 5, the main movable decorative member 200a and the sub movable decorative member 200b play a game. Of the board surface 11 of the board Ba, the display panel 191 is positioned on the right side. At this time, the sub movable decorative member 200b is at the position shown in FIG. 6 with respect to the main movable decorative member 200a.
  In other words, when the main movable decorative member 200a and the sub movable decorative member 200b are positioned on the right side of the display panel 191 in the board surface 11 of the game board Ba in the state shown in FIG. It is said to be in the storage position. At this time, since the movable effect device 200 is not located on the front side of the display panel 191, the player is not aware of the state of the movable effect device 200.
  On the other hand, when the main movable decorative member 200a is in the position shown in FIG. 3 together with the sub movable decorative member 200b, the main movable decorative member 200a and the sub movable decorative member 200b are positioned on the front surface of the display panel 191. At this time, it is said that the movable effect device 200 is in the effect position. In addition, it takes a predetermined time (a predetermined return operation time described later) for the movable effect device 200 to reach the storage position from the effect position.
  Thus, when the movable effect device 200 is in the effect position, the player visually recognizes the movable effect device 200 in the effect position together with the display panel 191. For this reason, as described later, the movable effect device 200 operates from the storage position to the effect position in conjunction with the jackpot effect display by the display panel 191 of the image effect device 190, as described later. It can greatly give a sense of expectation that it may become.
  The front door FD is supported by the machine frame so that it can be opened and closed in the front-rear direction together with the frame body of the gaming machine main body B. The front door FD is transparent in the hollow portion of the front frame FD1 as shown in FIG. The window glass FD2 is fitted. Therefore, the player can visually recognize at least the game area 12 of the board surface 11 of the game board Ba through the window glass FD2.
  The front door FD includes an effect button switch SW, a frame lamp FL, and both speakers SP in addition to the handle H described above. The effect button switch SW is disposed at the lower edge of the hollow portion of the front frame FD1, and this effect button switch SW is pushed by the player when a predetermined effect display is requested from the image effect device 190. Is done. The frame lamp FL is disposed along the inner periphery of the front frame FD1, and this frame lamp FL performs various effects with a flashing pattern, different emission colors, and the like corresponding to a predetermined gaming state. Both speakers SP are embedded in the upper left and right sides of the front frame FD1, and both the speakers SP perform various effects such as music, sound, sound effects and the like.
  Next, the electronic control system of the pachinko gaming machine will be described. As shown in FIG. 12 or 13, the electronic control system includes a sensor group S, a first driven element group DRV1, and a second driven element group DRV2. The main controller 300 and the sub controller 400 are provided.
  As shown in FIG. 12, the sensor group S includes a first start winning port sensor S1, a second starting winning port sensor S2, a gate sensor S3, each normal winning port sensor S4, a large winning port sensor S5, a storage position sensor S6, and the like. The effect position sensor S7 is used.
  The first start winning port sensor S1 is provided in the first starting winning port 51 of the start chucker 50. The first starting winning port sensor S1 is provided for each game ball winning in the first start winning port 51. A winning of the game ball is detected.
  The second start prize port sensor S2 is provided in the second start prize port 61 of the electric tulip 60, and the second start prize port sensor S2 wins the second start prize port 61 via the electric tulip 60. The winning of the game ball is detected for each game ball to be played.
  The gate sensor S3 is provided in the through gate 70, and the gate sensor S3 detects the passing of the game ball for each game ball passing through the through gate 70. Each normal prize opening sensor S4 is provided in each corresponding normal prize opening 90, and each normal prize opening sensor S4 is associated with each game ball that wins in each corresponding normal prize opening 90, respectively. The winning of each game ball is detected.
  The big winning opening sensor S5 is provided in the big winning opening 102 of the attacker 100, and this big winning opening sensor S5 detects the winning of the game ball for every winning of the game ball into the big winning opening 102. .
  Both the storage position sensor S6 and the effect position sensor S7 are configured with photo interrupters. The storage position sensor S6 is a clockwise outer edge portion (hereinafter also referred to as a storage position side outer edge portion) illustrated in FIG. 6 of the sector gear portion 261b of the main movable decorative member 200a positioned corresponding to the storage position of the movable effect device 200. ) Is provided on the front surface of the annular center structure 30. Here, the storage position sensor S6 is provided so that the light emitting portion and the light receiving portion that receives light from the light emitting portion can face each other via the clockwise rotation end portion of the sector gear portion 261b.
  Thus, when the sector gear portion 261b is positioned at the storage position side outer edge corresponding to the storage position of the movable effect device 200, the storage position sensor S6 detects the storage position side outer edge of the sector gear portion 261b. It detects as a storage position of the movable effect device 200 and generates a detection output. Note that the storage position sensor S6 does not detect the storage position of the movable effect device 200 and does not generate a detection output unless the storage position side outer edge is detected.
  The effect position sensor S7 is a counterclockwise end-side outer peripheral protrusion t (hereinafter referred to as an effect position side) shown in FIG. 7 of the sector gear portion 261b of the main movable decorative member 200a located corresponding to the effect position of the movable effect device 200. It is provided on the front surface of the annular center structure 30 so as to detect the outer peripheral protrusion t).
  Here, the effect position sensor S7 is provided so that the light emitting portion and the light receiving portion that receives light from the light emitting portion can face each other via the outer peripheral protruding portion t of the sector gear portion 261b. As shown in FIG. 7, the outer peripheral protruding portion t is formed so as to protrude in the radial direction from a boundary portion between the outer peripheral portion of the sector gear portion 261 b and the longitudinal plate portion 261 a.
  Thus, when the sector gear portion 261b is positioned corresponding to the effect position of the movable effect device 200 at the outer periphery protruding portion t, the effect position sensor S7 has the outer periphery protruding portion t (see FIG. 7) of the sector gear portion 261b. Is detected as an effect position of the movable effect device 200, and a detection output is generated. The effect position sensor S7 does not detect the effect position of the movable effect device 200 and does not generate a detection output unless it detects the outer peripheral protrusion t of the sector gear portion 261b.
  As can be seen from FIGS. 12 and 13, the main controller 300 includes the sensor group S, the first driven element group DRV1, the normal symbol display 120, the first special symbol display 130, the second special symbol display 140, The normal symbol hold indicator 150, the first special symbol hold indicator 160, the second special symbol hold indicator 170, and the sub-control device 400 are connected.
  The main controller 300 is composed of a microcomputer. As shown in FIG. 12, the main controller 300 includes a bus line 310 and an input side interface 320 connected to each other via the bus line 310. Each output side interface 330, 340, 350, CPU 360, soft timer 370, ROM 380 and RAM 390 are provided. In the present embodiment, hereinafter, the input side interface is referred to as I / F, and the output side interface is referred to as O / F.
  Thus, main controller 300 causes CPU 360 to execute the timer interruption program according to the flowchart shown in FIG. 14 every time a pulse signal is generated from soft timer 370.
  During execution of this timer interrupt program, the main controller 300 causes the CPU 360 to output the first driven element group DRV1, the normal symbol display 120, the first special symbol display 130, the first special symbol display 130, the first special symbol display 130, based on the output from the sensor group S. 2 The special symbol display unit 140, the normal symbol hold display unit 150, the first special symbol hold display unit 160, the second special symbol hold display unit 170, and various arithmetic processes required for the control of the sub-control device 400 are performed.
  For example, the main control device 300 controls the payout of the sub-control device 400 based on the detection outputs of the first start prize port sensor S1, the second start prize port sensor S2, each normal prize port sensor S4, and the big prize port sensor S5. A prize ball command is output to the unit 400a (described later).
  The main controller 300 performs the above-described normal symbol lottery or jackpot lottery. The main control device 300 performs, for example, an ordinary symbol lottery for opening and closing the electric tulip 60 based on the detection output of the gate sensor S3. 60 is driven to open and close a predetermined number of times for a predetermined time.
  In addition, the main control device 300 corresponds to winning a game ball to the first start winning port 51 or the second starting winning port 61 based on the detection output of the first start winning port sensor S1 or the second start winning port sensor S2. A jackpot lottery is performed, and the special symbol variation display on the first special symbol display 130 or the second special symbol display 140 is started. In addition, the main control device 300 produces the effect of the sub-control device 400 until the change display is stopped with the start of the change display of the special symbol on the first special symbol display unit 130 or the second special symbol display unit 140. A command or other signal is output to the control unit 400b (described later) so as to produce an effect according to the result of the jackpot lottery.
  In the present embodiment, among the commands and other signals, examples of the command include a change start command and a symbol confirmation command. The variation start command is a command for specifying the start time of the symbol variation display of the decorative symbol by the first special symbol display 140, the second special symbol display, or the image effect device 190. In addition, the symbol confirmation command is a command for confirming the symbol at the end of the effect display based on a specific effect pattern for operating the movable effect device 200 during the symbol variation display of the decorative symbol by the image effect device 190. Say.
  Further, when the first start winning port sensor S1 or the second starting winning port sensor S2 detects the winning of the game ball to the first starting winning port 51 or the second starting winning port 61, the special symbol may be displayed in a variable manner. For example, the main control device 300 suspends the special symbol variation display accompanying the winning of the game ball at the first start winning port 51 or the second starting winning port 61, and displays the hold. The holding display 160 or the second special symbol holding display 170 is controlled.
  Then, when the change display of the previous special symbol is stopped, the main control device 300 reads out the game data that has been put on hold, performs a jackpot lottery, and starts the change display of the special symbol based on the hold. While controlling the 1 special symbol hold | maintenance display device 160 or the 2nd special symbol hold | maintain display device 170, the design control part 400b (after-mentioned) of the sub-control apparatus 400 starts the design variation display of the decoration design in the image effect apparatus 190. Command and other signals are output.
  In this way, when the game ball continuously wins the first start winning opening 51 or the second starting winning opening 61, the main control device 300 will continue until the stop of the symbol variation display of the previous special symbol. The first special symbol hold indicator 160 or the second special symbol so that the symbol variation display of the special symbol is suspended, and the symbol variation display suspension of the special symbol is sequentially digested with the end of the symbol variation display of the special symbol. The symbol hold display 170 is controlled.
  In addition, if the main control device 300 has won the jackpot or the jackpot as a result of the jackpot lottery, the main control device 300 performs the first special so as to stop the special symbol after performing the symbol variation display of the special symbol for a predetermined time. The symbol hold display 160 or the second special symbol hold display 170 is controlled. When the special symbol is stopped at the winning symbol, the main controller 300 shifts to the opening / closing game of the attacker 100 corresponding to the winning type, and opens / closes the attacker 100 under the drive of the winning prize opening actuator 103. Control to do. Accordingly, main controller 300 outputs a command or other signal to sub controller 400 so as to produce an effect during opening / closing game of attacker 100 according to the hit type.
  In the course of the arithmetic processing as described above, the main controller 300 causes the CPU 360 to send the data stored in the ROM 380, the data temporarily stored in the RAM 390, or the detection output from the sensor group S via the I / F 320 to the bus. The first driven element group DRV1, the normal symbol display 120, the first special symbol display 130, and the second special symbol display which are inputted through the line 310, perform various arithmetic processes, and pass through the respective O / Fs 330 to 350. Output processing to the device 140, the normal symbol hold indicator 150, the first special symbol hold indicator 160, the second special symbol hold indicator 170, and the sub-control device 400. The soft timer 370 is reset at the same time as the operation of the main controller 300 accompanying the power-on of the pachinko gaming machine and starts measuring time. After this start, the pulse signal is output every 4 (ms). Generated and output to the CPU 360 via the bus line 310.
  In the ROM 380, the above-described timer interrupt program is stored in advance so as to be readable by the CPU 360. In the ROM 380, jackpot random number data, jackpot symbol random number data, reach random number data, fluctuation pattern random number data, hit random number data, and initial value random number data are stored in advance so as to be readable by the CPU 360. In the present embodiment, the jackpot random number data is used for a jackpot lottery (lottery of whether a jackpot, a jackpot or a buzz) according to the winning of a game ball to the first start prize port 51 or the second start prize port 61. The jackpot symbol random number data is a symbol random number used to determine the type of jackpot (type of jackpot or jackpot) when a jackpot is won in the jackpot lottery, and the reach random number The data is a random number used to determine whether or not a reach effect is to be made when a win is lost in the big hit lottery.
  Furthermore, the jackpot random number table, jackpot symbol random number table, reach random number table, and hit random number table are stored in the ROM 380 in advance so as to be readable by the CPU 360.
  Further, as shown in FIG. 12, the first driven element group DRV1 is configured by the electric Chu actuator 62 and the big prize opening actuator 103 described above.
  As shown in FIG. 13, the sub-control device 400 includes a payout control unit 400a, an effect control unit 400b, an image control unit 400c, and an accessory control unit 400d. The sub-control device 400 is a main control device. 300, the second driven element group DRV2, each speaker SP, the frame lamp FL, each star board lamp 110, and the decorative symbol holding display 180 effect button switch SW. Here, the second driven element group DRV2 drives a motor drive circuit Ma that drives the payout motor M, a display drive circuit 192 that drives the display panel 191, a motor drive circuit 200c that drives the step motor 226, and a step motor 270a. The motor drive circuit 200d is configured.
  The payout control unit 400a is composed of a microcomputer. The payout control unit 400a is connected to the bus line 410 and the I / F 411, O / F 412, CPU 413, ROM 414, and RAM 415 connected to each other via the bus line 410. It has.
  Accordingly, the payout control unit 400a causes the CPU 413 to execute a predetermined payout control program stored in advance in the ROM 414 according to a predetermined flowchart (not shown). During this execution, the I / F 411 and the bus line 410 are connected. Under the control of the payout command from the main controller 300, the drive control of the payout motor M is performed via the motor drive circuit Ma (see FIG. 13). For example, the payout control unit 400a receives a prize ball command from the main controller 300, and controls to pay out a predetermined number of game balls as prize balls corresponding to a winning opening corresponding to the prize ball command. .
  Along with this, the payout motor M pays out a predetermined number of game balls entering the ball payout system (not shown) from the ball tank (not shown) of the gaming machine main body B under the drive of the motor drive circuit Ma. Rotate to get out. The payout motor M is disposed in the ball payout system.
  The presentation control unit 400b controls the display drive circuit 192 and both speakers SP together or selectively through the image control unit 400c under the command from the main control device 300, and the accessory control unit 400d. The frame lamp FL, the star-shaped disk lamp 110, the decorative symbol holding display 180, and the motor drive circuits 200c and 200d are driven or controlled together.
  The effect control unit 400b is composed of a microcomputer, and the effect control unit 400b is connected to the bus line 420 and the I / F 421, I / F 422, I / O / F423, O / F424, CPU425, ROM426, RAM427, and real-time clock 48 (RTC428) are provided. Note that I / O / F 423 represents an input / output side interface.
  Thus, the effect control unit 400b causes the CPU 425 to execute the effect control program according to the flowcharts shown in FIGS. During this execution, the production control unit 400b performs specific processing based on commands and other signals from the main control device 300 via the I / F 421 and the bus line 420, and the push operation output of the production button switch SW via the I / F 422. The content is determined and various arithmetic processes are performed so as to control the image control unit 400c and the accessory control unit 400d via the I / O / F 423 and the O / F 424.
  For example, when the change control command 400b is input from the main control device 300 in response to the start of the change of the special symbol, the effect control unit 400b uses the image effect device 190, the movable effect device 200, and the like. An effect pattern is determined, and an arithmetic process for the effect corresponding to the determined effect pattern is performed by controlling the image control unit 400c and the accessory control unit 400d based on the determined effect pattern.
  The effect pattern determined here is a decoration corresponding to the symbol variation time of the special symbol determined by the main control device 300 (corresponding to one starting prize to the first or second starting prize opening device by the game ball). It becomes a design effect pattern. When the effect control unit 400b receives a symbol confirmation command for causing the image effect device 190 to display a confirmed symbol indicating the result of the big hit lottery from the main control device 300, the effect control unit 400b is as described above. The image control unit 400b is controlled so that the execution of the effect pattern determined in the above is finished and the symbol variation display of the decorative symbol is stopped with the confirmed symbol corresponding to the big win lottery result in the main control device 300.
  In the present embodiment, the effect control program is stored in advance in the ROM 426 so as to be readable by the CPU 425. Further, a plurality of effect patterns Pi (i = 1, 2, 3, 4,...) Are stored in advance in the ROM 426 so as to be readable by the CPU 425 as shown in FIG.
  The plurality of effect patterns Pi correspond to each of the plurality of symbol variation times TCi (i = 1, 2, 3, 4,...) Stored in advance in the ROM 390 of the main controller 300. These are set in advance as effect patterns of decorative symbols performed in correspondence with the symbol variation time TCi of each special symbol.
  In the present embodiment, an effect pattern (hereinafter referred to as an effect pattern Pj) excluding a specific effect pattern (to be described later) among the plurality of effect patterns Pi performs symbol variation during the corresponding symbol variation time TCi. (See FIG. 23). Therefore, the symbol variation is performed over the corresponding symbol variation time TCi based on the effect pattern Pj. In the present embodiment, the symbol variation time of the decorative symbol coincides with the symbol variation time of the corresponding special symbol, and the symbol variation of the decorative symbol corresponds to the symbol variation of the special symbol.
In addition, the plurality of effect patterns Pi as described above include a plurality of effect patterns for performing different symbol variations even if the symbol variation time TCi is the same. Further, at least one specific effect pattern (hereinafter referred to as a specific effect pattern Pk) is included in the plurality of effect patterns Pi, and the specific effect pattern Pk is the above-described symbol variation. During the time, the design variation of the decorative design (special design) is performed, and after the start of the design variation , the pseudo continuous variation is performed at least once. The “pseudo- variation” means that it appears as if a plurality of symbol variations have been performed during one symbol variation associated with one starting prize.
Here, the specific effect pattern Pk will be described. In the present embodiment, the movable effect device 200 is operated from the storage position to the effect position and from the effect position to the storage position in accordance with the pseudo continuous variation. Corresponding to the above, the specific effect pattern Pk is variously configured as the first to sixth specific effect patterns Pka to Pkf as follows (see FIGS. 24 to 29).
(1) 1st specific production pattern Pka
As shown in FIG. 24, the first specific effect pattern Pka is based on the symbol variation portion Pc representing the symbol variation and the pseudo-continuous variation portion Pda representing the pseudo-continuous variation, with the passage of the symbol variation time TCi. It is configured to fluctuate.
Here, in the specific effect pattern Pka, the symbol variation starts at time T = T1 and ends at T = T9 based on the symbol variation portion Pc over the symbol variation time TCi. . Further , the pseudo continuous fluctuation starts at T = T2 based on the pseudo continuous fluctuation portion Pda after the start of the symbol fluctuation based on the symbol fluctuation portion Pc at T = T1, temporarily stops at T = T3, and T = It starts again at T4, temporarily stops at T = T5, then starts again at T = T6, stops temporarily at T = T7, and then T = T8 before T = T9. It ends at.
  In addition, the operation pattern for operating the movable effect device 200 is configured as an operation pattern Qa (see FIG. 24) that is interlocked with the variation of the specific effect pattern Pka.
Here, in the operation pattern Qa, after the movable effect device 200 starts to operate from the storage position to the effect position at T = T2 (hereinafter also referred to as effect operation), and reaches the effect position at T = T3. An operation from the effect position to the storage position (hereinafter also referred to as a return operation) is started, and the operation returns to the storage position at T = T4 (see FIG. 24). Further, in the operation pattern Qa, the movable effect device 200 is similar to the effect operation operation and the return operation in T = T2 to T3 and T = T3 to T4, respectively, at T = T4 to T5 and T = T5 to T6. The production operation and the return operation are repeated, and at T = T6 to T7 and T = T7 to T8, the production operation similar to the production operation and the return operation at T = T2 to T3 and T = T3 to T4, respectively. The return operation is repeated. The operation pattern Qa is stored in advance in the ROM 426 so as to be readable by the CPU 425 together with the specific effect pattern Pka.
(2) Second specific performance pattern Pkb
As shown in FIG. 25, the second specific effect pattern Pkb is different from the above-described symbol variation part Pc of the specific effect pattern Pka and the pseudo continuous variable part Pda of the specific effect pattern Pka described above. Based on the change part Pdb, it is configured to change as the symbol change time TCi elapses.
Here, in the specific effect pattern Pkb, the pseudo continuous variation starts at T = T2 based on the pseudo continuous variation portion Pdb after the start of the symbol variation based on the symbol variation portion Pc at T = T1, and T = Temporarily stop at T3, start again at T = T31 (<T4), temporarily stop at T = T41 (<T5), then start again at T = T6, T = T7 After the temporary stop at, the process ends at T = T8.
  In addition, the operation pattern for operating the movable effect device 200 is configured as an operation pattern Qb (see FIG. 25) that is linked to the start of the first symbol variation in the pseudo continuous variation among the variations of the specific effect pattern Pkb. Yes.
Here, the operation pattern Qb indicates that the return operation to the storage position associated with the first temporary stop of the pseudo continuous fluctuation of the movable effect device 200 is after the start of the second pseudo continuous fluctuation following the first pseudo continuous fluctuation. In the operation pattern Qb, the movable effect device 200 starts to operate from the storage position to the effect position at T = T2, and at the effect position at T = T3. After reaching, the operation starts to return from the effect position to the storage position, and after the pseudo continuous fluctuation starts again at T = T31, it returns to the storage position at T = T4 (> T31). The operation pattern Qb is stored in advance in the ROM 426 so as to be readable by the CPU 425 together with the specific effect pattern Pkb.
In addition, “when the return operation to the storage position accompanying the first temporary stop of the pseudo continuous fluctuation of the movable effect device 200 continues after the start of the second pseudo continuous fluctuation following the first pseudo continuous fluctuation”. "The return operation of the movable effect device 200 to the storage position associated with the first temporary stop of the pseudo continuous fluctuation is caused by an unexpected situation, for example, the delay of the start of the return operation of the movable effect device 200 or the movable effect , for example. "When the apparatus continues after the start of the second pseudo continuous variation following the first pseudo continuous variation due to a delay after the start of the return operation".
(3) Third specific performance pattern Pkc
As shown in FIG. 26, the third specific effect pattern Pkb is different from the above-described symbol variation part Pc of the specific effect pattern Pka and the pseudo continuous variable part Pda of the specific effect pattern Pka described above. Based on the change part Pdc, it is configured to change as the symbol change time TCi elapses.
Here, in the specific effect pattern Pkc, the pseudo continuous variation starts at T = T2 based on the pseudo continuous variation portion Pdc after the start of the symbol variation based on the symbol variation portion Pc at T = T1, and T = Temporarily stop at T3, start again at T = T4, temporarily stop at T = T5, then start again at T = T51 (<T6), and T = T61 (<T7) After the temporary stop at, the process ends at T = T71 (<T8).
Further, operation pattern for operating the movable effect device 200, such as linked to the symbol variation of the first symbol variation and quasi continuous variation you subsequent thereto in the pseudo continuous variation of the variation in the specific demonstration pattern Pkc It is configured as an operation pattern Qc (see FIG. 26).
Here, the operation pattern Qc is a pseudo continuous variation in which the return operation to the storage position accompanying the temporary stop of the pseudo continuous variation based on the subsequent symbol variation of the movable effect device 200 further follows the subsequent pseudo continuous variation. In the operation pattern Qc, after the movable effect device 200 reaches the effect position at T = T5 as in the case of the action pattern Qa, the effect position is configured. Starts to return to the storage position, and after T = T6 (> T51), that is, after starting at T51 (> T5) of the subsequent pseudo continuous fluctuation, reaches the storage position at T = T6 (> T51). It is supposed to be. The operation pattern Qc is stored in advance in the ROM 426 so as to be readable by the CPU 425 together with the specific effect pattern Pkc.
In addition, “the return operation to the storage position accompanying the temporary stop of the pseudo continuous variation based on the subsequent symbol variation of the movable effect device 200 continues after the start of the pseudo continuous variation further following the subsequent pseudo continuous variation. “Case” means that the return operation to the storage position associated with the temporary stop of the pseudo continuous fluctuation based on the subsequent symbol fluctuation of the movable effect device 200 is caused by an unexpected situation. This refers to a case where the delay continues after the start of the pseudo continuous fluctuation further following the subsequent pseudo continuous fluctuation due to a delay in the start of the return operation or a delay after the start of the return operation of the movable effect device.
(4) Fourth specific performance pattern Pkd
As shown in FIG. 27, the fourth specific performance pattern Pkd includes a symbol variation portion Pc of the specific performance pattern Pka and a pseudo continuous variation portion Pdd different from the pseudo continuous variation portion Pda of the specific performance pattern Pka. Based on the above, it is configured to vary with the passage of the symbol variation time TCi.
Here, in the specific effect pattern Pkd, the pseudo continuous variation starts at T = T2 based on the pseudo continuous variation portion Pdd after the start of the symbol variation based on the symbol variation portion Pc at T = T1, and T = Temporarily stop at T3, start again at T = T42 (> T4), temporarily stop at T = T44 (<T5), then start again at T = T52 (<T6), T = A temporary stop is made at T62 (<T = T7), and the operation is ended at T = T72 (<T8). T = T42 (> T4) described above means that T = T42 is later in time than T = T4 (see FIG. 27).
In addition, an operation pattern for operating the movable effect device 200 is configured as an operation pattern Qd (see FIG. 27) that is interlocked with a change in a specific effect pattern Pkd. The actuation patterns Qd is returning operation to the storage position of the movable effect device 200 with the first temporary stop of the pseudo continuous variation based on pseudo continuous variable portion Pdd is, pseudo continuous variation again subsequent to those 該擬 ylene variation In the operation pattern Qd, the movable effect device 200 starts to operate from the storage position toward the effect position at T = T2, and at T = T3. After reaching the effect position, the operation starts returning from the effect position to the storage position, and reaches the storage position at T = T4 (<T42).
Further, in the operation pattern Qd, the movable effect device 200 starts to operate again from the storage position to the effect position at T = T42 (> T4), and reaches the effect position at T = T44 (<T5). The operation starts to return to the rear storage position, reaches the storage position at T = T52 (<T6), starts to operate again at the production position, reaches the production position at T = T62 (<T7), and then moves to the storage position. The return operation starts and the storage position is reached at T = T72 (<T8). The operation pattern Qd is stored in advance in the ROM 426 so as to be readable by the CPU 425 together with the specific effect pattern Pkd.
(5) Fifth specific performance pattern Pke
As shown in FIG. 28, the fifth specific performance pattern Pke includes a symbol variation portion Pc of the specific performance pattern Pka and a pseudo continuous variation portion Pde different from the pseudo continuous variation portion Pda of the specific performance pattern Pka. Based on the above, it is configured to vary with the passage of the symbol variation time TCi.
In the specific effect pattern Pke, the pseudo continuous variation starts at T = T2 based on the pseudo continuous variation portion Pde after the start of the symbol variation based on the symbol variation portion Pc at T = T1, and at T = T3. Temporarily stop, start again at T = T43 (T> T42), temporarily stop at T = T5, then start again at T = T6, temporarily stop at T = T7, and then The process ends at T = T8.
  In addition, an operation pattern for operating the movable effect device 200 is configured as an operation pattern Qe (see FIG. 28) that is interlocked with a change in a specific effect pattern Pke.
  The operation pattern Qe is specified when the return operation to the storage position accompanying the temporary stop of the first pseudo continuous fluctuation of the movable effect device 200 is before the start of the second pseudo continuous fluctuation following the first pseudo continuous fluctuation. In this case, the operation pattern Qe is movable in consideration of the case where it ends at a time earlier than the start time T = T42 (T = T4 <T = T42) of the pseudo continuous fluctuation based on the production pattern Pkd. The rendering device 200 starts to operate from the storage position to the rendering position at T = T2, starts to return to the storage position after reaching the rendering position at T = T3, and T = T = T42 before T = T42 At T4, the storage position is reached.
Furthermore, in the operation pattern Qe, the movable effect device 200 starts to operate again from the storage position to the effect position at T = T43 (> T42), and after reaching the effect position at T = T5, to the storage position. The return operation starts, reaches the storage position at T = T6 and then starts again to the effect position. After reaching the effect position at T = T7, returns to the storage position and starts to return to the storage position at T = T8. To reach. The operation pattern Qe is stored in advance in the ROM 426 so as to be readable by the CPU 425 together with the specific effect pattern Pke.
(6) Sixth specific performance pattern Pkf
As shown in FIG. 29, the sixth specific performance pattern Pkf includes a symbol variation portion Pc of the specific performance pattern Pka and a pseudo continuous variation portion Pdf different from the pseudo continuous variation portion Pda of the specific performance pattern Pka. Based on the above, it is configured to vary with the passage of the symbol variation time TCi.
In the specific effect pattern Pkf, the pseudo continuous variation starts at T = T2 based on the pseudo continuous variation portion Pdf after the start of the symbol variation based on the symbol variation portion Pc at T = T1, and at T = T3. Temporarily stop, start again at T = T45 (> T43), temporarily stop at T = T53 (> T5), then start again at T = T63 (> T6), and T = T73 (> T7) ) Is temporarily stopped, and thereafter, the process ends at T = T81 (> T8).
  In addition, the operation pattern for operating the movable effect device 200 is configured as an operation pattern Qf (see FIG. 29) that interlocks with the variation of the specific effect pattern Pkf.
  The operation pattern Qf is specified when the return operation to the storage position associated with the temporary stop of the first pseudo continuous fluctuation of the movable effect device 200 is before the start of the second pseudo continuous fluctuation following the first pseudo continuous fluctuation. This is configured in consideration of a case where the pseudo-continuous variation start time T = T42 ends based on the production pattern Pke.
  Here, in the operation pattern Qf, the movable effect device 200 starts to operate from the storage position to the effect position at T = T2, starts to return to the storage position after reaching the effect position at T = T3, The storage position is reached at T = T4.
  Furthermore, in the operation pattern Qf, the movable effect device 200 starts to operate again from the storage position to the effect position at T = T45 (> T43), and reaches the effect position at T = T53 (> T5). After returning to the rear storage position, the actuator reaches the storage position at T = T63 (> T6) and then starts again to the presentation position. After reaching the presentation position at T = T73 (> T7), the storage position is reached. The return operation starts and the storage position is reached at T = T81 (> T8). The operation pattern Qf is stored in advance in the ROM 426 so as to be readable by the CPU 425 together with the specific effect pattern Pkf.
In the present embodiment, in each of the specific performance patterns Pka to Pkf described above, the timing at which the pseudo continuous variation starts after the start of the symbol variation and the timing at which the pseudo continuous variation starts after the temporary stop are respectively predetermined. It corresponds to the time (for example, the arrival time of the chance eye such as the arrival time of reach production, respectively).
Further , the pseudo continuous variation starts sequentially at each of the predetermined times described above during one symbol variation of the special symbol (one symbol variation of the decorative symbol). Then, depending on each particular presentation pattern Pka~Pkf, it is operated from the storage position the movable effect device 200 with the start of the pseudo-continuous variations to effect position, and the temporary stop after the start of this pseudo continuous variation Accordingly, by performing the operation of operating the movable effect device 200 from the effect position to the storage position, the image effect device 200 corresponding to the symbol variation and the pseudo-continuous variation based on the specific effect patterns Pka to Pkf during one symbol variation time. Combined with the symbol variation display and pseudo-continuous variation display, it looks as if a specific effect spans multiple rotations, and the player's expectation (for example, the expectation for jackpot) is gradually improved with each rotation. Let
  As described above, during the symbol variation of the decorative symbols (specific symbols) based on the specific performance patterns Pka to Pkf, the pseudo continuous variation after the start of the symbol variation is a predetermined time according to the specific performance patterns Pka to Pkf. Each time it is started sequentially, the movable effect device 200 operates from the storage position accompanying the start of the pseudo continuous variation to the effect position, and from the effect position to the storage position accompanying a temporary stop after the start of the pseudo continuous variation. Is controlled by the effect control unit 400b via the accessory control unit 400d.
  The image control unit 400c is composed of a microcomputer. The image control unit 400c is connected to the bus line 430 and the I / O / F 431, O / F 432, CPU 433, and ROM 434 connected to each other via the bus line 430. RAM 435 and VRAM 436 are provided.
  Thus, the image control unit 400c causes the CPU 433 to execute an image display control program stored in advance in the ROM 434 according to a predetermined flowchart (not shown), and during this execution, based on a command or the like from the effect control unit 400b. Then, various arithmetic processes required to drive or control the display drive circuit 192 and both speakers SP together or selectively are performed.
  The VRAM 436 is a nonvolatile memory in which various images to be displayed on the image effect device 190 are written. Therefore, the image control unit 400c performs various processing such as background image display processing, decorative design display processing, and character image display processing based on the various images written in the VRAM 436 by the CPU 433, whereby the image effect display device 190 is displayed. The background image, the decorative symbol display process, the character image display process, the character image, etc. are controlled to be displayed in a superimposed manner.
  Further, the image control unit 400c controls the image effect device 190 to display an effect image corresponding to the effect pattern Pi determined by the effect control unit 400b. By such control by the image control unit 400c, the effect image displayed on the image effect device 190 can also be displayed as an image interlocked with the operation of the movable effect device 200.
  The accessory control unit 400d includes a microcomputer. The accessory control unit 400d includes a bus line 440 and an I / F 441, an O / F 442, a CPU 443, and a ROM 444 that are connected to each other via the bus line 440. And a RAM 445.
  Accordingly, the accessory control unit 400d uses the CPU 443 to execute an accessory control program stored in advance in the ROM 444 in accordance with a predetermined flowchart (not shown). During this execution, the command or the like from the effect control unit 400b is executed. Based on this, various arithmetic processes required to drive or control the frame lamp FL, each star-shaped board lamp 110, the decorative symbol holding display 180, and each motor drive circuit 200c, 200d together are performed.
  For example, the accessory control unit 400d turns on various lamps including the frame lamp FL described above based on a specific effect pattern output from the effect control unit 400b, and moves the movable effect device 200 to the main movable decorative member 200a and The motor drive circuits 200c and 200d are driven and controlled to be operated by the sub movable decorative member 200b. Accordingly, the accessory control unit 400d controls the movable effect device 200 to operate with the main movable decorative member 200a and the sub movable decorative member 200b via the motor drive circuits 200c and 200d. For this reason, the movable effect device 200 operates between the storage position and the effect position by the main movable decorative member 200a and the sub movable decorative member 200b.
  In this case, the accessory control unit 400d drives and controls the movable effect device 200 with the main movable decorative member 200a and the sub movable decorative member 200b based on the specific effect pattern determined by the effect control unit 400b. The operation of the decoration member 200a and the sub movable decoration member 200b can be linked with the effect image displayed on the image effect display device 400c.
  In this way, in the pachinko gaming machine, various effects are performed during the special symbol variation display performed in accordance with the winning of the game ball to the first start winning opening 51 or the second starting winning opening 61. For example, in the image effect display device 190, the symbol variation display of the decorative symbol corresponding to the symbol variation display of the special symbol performed by the first or second special symbol indicator 130 or 140 is performed, and the reach effect is performed as necessary. A notice effect that characters and characters appear is performed. In addition, the speaker SP performs a sound effect in conjunction with a symbol variation display, a reach effect, a notice effect, etc. of the decorative symbols displayed on the image effect display device 190.
  When the symbol variation based on the specific performance pattern is executed in the pachinko machine, the number of times corresponding to the specific performance pattern is started as described above after the symbol variation of both the special symbol and the decorative symbol is started. At a predetermined time, the movable effect device 200 is operated by the main movable decorative member 200a and the sub movable decorative member 200b to the front of the image effect device 190 and the number of times corresponding to the predetermined time toward the effect position. Thus, an effect different from the normal effect is performed. Such an effect is performed, for example, in the case of a reach effect in the pachinko gaming machine.
  In the present embodiment configured as described above, when the pachinko gaming machine is in an operational state in which a game can be performed by turning on its power, the main controller 300 and the secondary controller 400 are in an operational state. Along with this, the soft timer 370 of the main controller 300 is reset to start timing, and a pulse signal is generated every 4 (ms) after the start. Therefore, main controller 300 repeatedly executes the timer interruption program according to the flowchart of FIG. 14 by CPU 360 every time a pulse signal is generated from soft timer 370.
  In addition, with the start of operation of the sub control device 400, the payout control unit 400a, the effect control unit 400b, the image control unit 400c, and the accessory control unit 400d all start to operate. Then, the payout control unit 400a starts execution of the payout control program by the CPU 413, and the effect control unit 400b starts execution of the effect control program by the CPU 425 according to the flowcharts of FIGS. The image control unit 400c starts execution of the image display control program by the CPU 433, and further, the accessory control unit 400d starts execution of the accessory control program by the CPU 443.
  Along with this, the pachinko gaming machine is put in a state of waiting for the start of the game by the player. Thus, whenever the soft timer 370 generates a pulse signal when the operation of the main controller 300 based on the power-on is started, execution of the interrupt of the timer interrupt program is started. This means that the execution of the timer interrupt program is repeated every 4 (ms) after the start of the operation of the main controller 300, and the time for executing the timer interrupt program is 4 (ms). It is maintained for a while.
  When the execution of the timer interruption program is started according to the flowchart of FIG. 14 as described above, the main controller 300 causes the CPU 360 to execute the random number update processing routine 500, the first start prize opening routine 600, and the second start prize opening routine. 6700, gate processing routine 800, processing routine 900 based on sensor output, prize ball processing routine 900a, special symbol processing routine 1000, normal symbol processing routine 2000, big prize opening processing routine 3000, electric tulip (electric Chu) processing routine 4000, and The output processing routine 5000 is sequentially executed.
  When the execution of these series of processing routines is completed, the initial value random number update processing routine 6000 is repeatedly executed thereafter. Next, when the execution time has elapsed for a certain period of time and the execution of the timer interrupt program is started again based on the time measurement result of the soft timer 370, the processing after the random number update processing routine 500 is executed again. The process described above is repeated.
  That is, first, in the random number update processing routine 500, the jackpot random number data, the jackpot symbol random number data, the reach random number data, the fluctuation pattern random number data, and the hit random number data stored in the RAM 103 are set at regular intervals (for example, 4 milliseconds). As a result, the various random number values acquired as game data at the winning timing of the game ball for the first starting winning port 51, the second starting winning port 61, etc. become different values according to the timing.
  The process of the next first start winning opening process routine 600 is performed as follows in order to form a jackpot lottery opportunity based on the winning of a game ball to the first start winning opening 51 of the start chucker 50.
  When the winning of the game ball to the first start winning port 51 is detected by the first start winning port sensor S1, various random numbers such as a big hit random number stored in the ROM 380 are acquired as game data. The game data acquired in this process is stored as holding data (data for holding the variable display of the first special symbol) in the holding storage unit corresponding to the first start winning opening 51 set in a predetermined storage area of the RAM 390. Is done.
  Here, in the hold storage unit, four hold data can be stored, and when the four hold data are already stored in the hold storage unit when this processing is performed, the first start winning opening Even if the sensor S1 detects the winning of the game ball to the first start winning opening 51, the game data is not acquired. Each time the first special symbol hold indicator 160 stores each hold lamp 161 from the left hold lamp 161 to the right hold for each process stored as the above-described hold data (data for holding the variable display of the first special symbol). The lamps 161 are sequentially turned on.
  As described above, when the processing of the first start winning a prize mouth processing routine 600 is completed, the timer interruption program proceeds to the processing of the next second starting winning a prize mouth processing routine 700. The processing of the second start winning opening processing routine 700 is performed in order to form a jackpot lottery opportunity based on winning of a game ball to the second starting winning opening 61 of the electric tulip 60.
  In the second start winning opening processing routine 700, when a game ball winning with respect to the second start winning opening 61 is detected by the second start winning opening sensor S2, a big hit random number stored in the RAM 390 of the main controller 300 or the like The various random numbers are acquired as game data.
  The game data acquired by this processing is stored in the storage unit corresponding to the second start winning port 61 set in a predetermined storage area of the RAM 390 (according to the game ball winning in the second starting winning port 61). The data is stored as data to hold the variable display of the second special symbol.
  Here, four hold data can be stored in the hold storage unit. Further, when the four hold data are already stored in the hold storage unit, even if the second start winning port sensor S2 detects the winning of the game ball with respect to the second start winning port 61, the acquisition of the game data is not performed. Not done.
  The second special symbol hold indicator 170 changes each hold lamp 171 from the left hold lamp 171 to the right hold lamp for each storage process as the above-mentioned hold data (data holding the variable display of the second special symbol). Lights up sequentially until 171.
  The timer interruption program proceeds to the next gate processing routine 800 with the end of the processing of the second start winning opening processing routine 700 as described above. The processing of the gate processing routine 800 is usually performed in order to form an opportunity for lottery of symbols.
  In the gate processing routine 800, when the passage of the through gate 70 by the game ball is detected by the gate sensor S3, a normal symbol random number for lottery of a normal symbol stored in the RAM 390 of the main controller 300 is obtained as game data. Is obtained.
  The game data acquired by this processing is stored in the storage unit corresponding to the normal symbol set in the predetermined storage area of the RAM 390 (data for holding the fluctuation display of the normal symbol with respect to the passage of the through ball 70 by the game ball). ) Is stored.
  Here, for example, four pieces of hold data can be stored in the hold storage unit. Further, in the case where the four hold data are already stored in the hold storage unit, even if the passage of the through gate 70 by the game ball is detected by the gate sensor S3, the game data is not acquired.
  Note that the normal symbol hold indicator 150 sets each hold lamp 151 to the left hold lamp 151 for each storage process as the above-mentioned hold data (data for holding the change display of the normal symbol with respect to the passage of the through ball 70 by the game ball). The lights are sequentially turned on from the right to the holding lamp 151 on the right side.
  Upon completion of the processing of the gate processing routine 800 as described above, the timer interruption program proceeds to the processing routine 900 based on the next sensor output. In this processing routine 900, the main control device 300 performs input processing for the detection outputs of the first start prize port sensor S1, the second start prize port sensor S2, each normal prize port sensor S4, and the big prize port sensor S5 by the CPU 360. And the number of game balls won for each of the first start winning opening 51, the second starting winning opening 61, each ordinary winning opening 90 and the big winning opening 102 is counted.
  Upon completion of the processing routine 900 based on the sensor output as described above, the timer interruption program proceeds to the next prize ball processing routine 900a. In this prize ball processing routine 900a, the main controller 300 causes the CPU 360 to change the number of game balls to the first start prize port 51, the second start prize port 61, each normal prize port 90, and the big prize port 102 according to the number of game balls won. A prize ball command is set to be output to the payout controller 400a of the control device 400.
  The prize ball command set here is stored in a command storage area set in the RAM 390 of the main controller 300, and is output to the payout controller 400a by the processing of an output processing routine 5000 described later.
  When the processing of the prize ball processing routine 900a is completed as described above, the timer interruption program proceeds to the next special symbol processing routine 1000. The processing of the special symbol processing routine 1000 is based on the jackpot lottery, and causes the first special symbol display unit 130 or the second special symbol display unit 140 to display the variation of the special symbol and also causes the effect control unit 400b to display the first special symbol. This is performed in order to perform various effects in conjunction with the change display of the special symbol on the display unit 130 or the second special symbol display unit 140.
  In this process, the main controller 300 causes the CPU 360 to read the hold data stored in the RAM 390 in the random number update process routine 500 or the first or second starting prize opening routine 600 or 700, and make a big hit based on the hold data. Make a lottery.
  Then, main controller 300 determines, by CPU 360, a symbol variation time for causing first special symbol display unit 130 or second special symbol display unit 140 to display the variation of the special symbol based on the result of the jackpot lottery. At the same time, based on the symbol variation time, the first special symbol display unit 130 or the second special symbol display unit 140 is controlled to start the variation display of the special symbol.
  In addition, the main controller 300 responds to the result of the big win lottery until the elapse of the symbol variation time with the start of the variation display of the special symbol on the first special symbol display unit 130 or the second special symbol display unit 140 by the CPU 360. A change start command (described later) is set to be sent to the effect control unit 400b so as to perform effect control.
  The variation start command set here is stored in a command storage area set in the RAM 390, and is output to the effect control unit 400b by processing of an output processing routine 5000 described later.
  Further, in the present embodiment, the special symbol change display on the first special symbol display unit 130 or the second special symbol display unit 140 holds the above-described hold data (the change display of the first or second special symbol hold). This is done every time the data is reserved, but in order to increase the interest of the player, the reservation of the second special symbol is prioritized over the reservation of the first special symbol.
  In the special symbol processing routine 1000, the main controller 300 controls the CPU 360 to start the special symbol variation display on the first special symbol display unit 130 or the second special symbol display unit 140 as described above. Accordingly, the counting of the symbol variation time of the special symbol is started.
  Then, at a time immediately before the symbol variation time count ends, the main control device 300 causes the CPU 360 to cause the image effect device 190 to display a confirmed symbol indicating the result of the big hit lottery (described later). ) And the special symbol display 130 or the second special symbol so that the symbol variation display of the special symbol is stopped and the determined symbol is displayed at the timing when the counting of the symbol variation time ends. The display 140 is controlled.
  The symbol confirmation command set here is also stored in the command storage area set in the RAM 390, and the processing is performed at the time immediately before the above-described symbol variation time count ends by the processing of the output processing routine 5000 described later. It is output to the control unit 400b. Note that the special symbol processing routine 1000 described above is not performed while the special winning opening opening game is being performed in the pachinko gaming machine.
  When the processing of the special symbol processing routine 1000 is completed as described above, the timer interruption program proceeds to the next normal symbol processing routine 2000. The processing of the normal symbol processing routine 2000 is performed in order to perform a normal symbol lottery. In this process, main controller 300 causes CPU 360 to read the pending data stored in RAM 390 in the process of gate processing routine 800, and draw a normal symbol based on the pending data.
  When the processing of the normal symbol processing routine 2000 is completed as described above, the timer interruption program proceeds to the next big prize opening processing routine 3000. The process of the big prize opening routine 3000 is to shift the gaming state of the pachinko gaming machine to the big prize opening opening game when the big winning lottery in the special symbol processing routine 1000 described above is won. This is done in order to open the special prize opening 102 a predetermined number of times at predetermined time intervals under the drive of the special prize opening actuator 103. In addition, in the special winning opening processing routine 3000, the game state of the pachinko gaming machine is shifted to the special winning opening open game, and is sent to the production control unit 400b so as to produce a production corresponding to the gaming state. The command is set.
  As described above, when the processing of the special winning opening processing routine 3000 is completed, the timer interruption program proceeds to the next electric chew processing routine 4000. In the electric chew processing routine 4000, when the normal symbol lottery in the above-described normal symbol processing routine 2000 is won, the main controller 300 causes the CPU 360 to drive the electric tulip 60 to the second while driving the electric chew actuator 62. The start winning opening 61 is opened a predetermined number of times at predetermined time intervals.
  When the processing of the electric chew processing routine 4000 is completed as described above, the timer interruption program proceeds to the next output processing routine 5000. In this output processing routine 5000, the main control device 300 reads out the commands stored in the command storage area of the RAM 390 in each process of the first start winning prize routine 600 to the electric chew processing routine 400 by the CPU 360, Processing to output a command to the payout control unit 400a and the effect control unit 400b is performed.
  Here, the main control device 300 performs a jackpot lottery accompanying the winning of a game ball with respect to the first or second start winning opening 51 or 61 by the CPU 360 as described above, and the first or second special symbol display device. When the special symbol variation display is started at 130 or 140, a variation start command (hereinafter also referred to as variation start command Cs) is output from the main controller 300 to the effect control unit 400b as shown in FIG. The Thus, the sub control device 400 receives the change start command Cs output from the main control device 300, and executes a process corresponding to the change start command Cs.
  In the present embodiment, the variation start command Cs includes a symbol variation time of a special symbol (hereinafter referred to as symbol variation time TCi (i = 1, 2, 3,...) Determined by the main controller 300 as described above. Note that the symbol variation time TCi determined by the main controller 300 is one of a plurality of symbol variation times TCi preset and stored in the ROM 390. It is selected and determined according to the production content.
  When the processing of the output processing routine 5000 ends as described above, the timer interruption program proceeds to the next initial value random number update processing routine 6000. In this initial value random number update processing routine 6000, initial values of various random numbers such as jackpot random numbers are updated.
  The initial value is an initial value at which the various random numbers are restored when the various random numbers that are sequentially updated in the random number update processing routine 500 reach a predetermined value. By updating the initial value by the processing of the initial value random number update processing routine 6000, when the various random numbers reach predetermined values, the values to be restored next become different.
  Then, the process of the initial value random number update process routine 6000 is repeatedly performed in the remaining time until the execution of the timer interrupt program based on the time value of the soft timer 370. Since such remaining time varies each time depending on the gaming state of the pachinko gaming machine, the initial values of various random numbers are updated to irregular values each time. For this reason, even if an attempt is made to generate a jackpot illegally, the initial value of the jackpot random number is unknown, so it is not possible to know when the jackpot random number becomes a winning value, thereby preventing fraud.
  Control by the sub-control device 400 is performed in accordance with the execution of the timer interrupt program by the main control device 300 as described above. In the sub-control device 400, various commands output from the main control device 300 in the output processing routine 5000 to the effect control unit 400b in accordance with the execution of the timer interrupt program in the main control device 300 as described above. Input is performed to perform production control. Then, the effect control unit 400b performs various effect controls as follows based on a command from the main control device 300 under the execution of the effect control program according to the flowchart of FIG.
  When the effect control unit 400b receives a change start command Cs (see FIG. 30) from the main control device 300 at the CPU 425, the effect control unit 400b receives the symbol change time included in the change start command Cs by the CPU 425. TCi (see FIG. 30) is acquired. Then, the symbol variation time TCi (i = 1, 2) determined by the main controller 300 from among the effect patterns Pi = P1, P, P3, P4,... Stored in the ROM 426 of the effect control unit 400b. ,...) Is selected, and the image controller 400c and the accessory control unit 400d are controlled based on the selected effect pattern.
  Thereby, the image effect device 190 starts the symbol variation display of the decorative symbol corresponding to the symbol variation of the special symbol by the first or second special symbol indicator 130 or 140. Accordingly, the image effect device 190, each speaker SP, the frame lamp FL, and each star lamp 110 perform an effect based on one effect pattern selected in the effect control unit 400b.
  Further, when the selected one production pattern is any one of the specific production patterns Pka to Pkf (see FIGS. 24 to 29), the first or the first corresponding to the symbol variation based on any one of the specific production patterns. In the image effect device 190, the symbol variation display of the decorative symbol is performed together with the symbol variation display of the special symbol by the second special symbol indicator 130 or 140. In addition, accompanying the symbol variation based on any of the above-described specific effect patterns, pseudo continuous variation based on any one of the pseudo effect variable portions of the specific effect pattern is performed.
  In the process of the design variation display of the decorative symbol by the image rendering device 190 corresponding to the symbol variation and the pseudo-continuous variation based on any one of such specific rendering patterns, the movable rendering device 200 selects any of the specific rendering patterns. It operates from the storage position toward the effect position in accordance with such pseudo-continuous fluctuation, and returns from the effect position to the storage position in accordance with the subsequent temporary stop. Note that during the return operation of the movable effect device 200, the pseudo continuous variation based on a specific effect pattern, in other words, the decorative symbol variation display by the image effect device 200 is in a temporarily stopped state.
  Then, immediately before the symbol variation time TCi of the special symbol counted in the main controller 300 elapses, a symbol confirmation command (hereinafter also referred to as a symbol confirmation command Cd) is sent to the main controller 300 as shown in FIG. Is output to the production control unit 400b.
  In other words, the effect control unit 400b controls the CPU 425 to cause the image effect device 190 to repeat the display of the symbol variation and the pseudo-continuous variation based on any of the specific effect patterns as described above. In addition, the accessory control unit 400d is controlled to operate the movable effect device 200 as described above.
  When the effect control unit 400b receives the symbol determination command Cd from the main control device 300 by the CPU 425 immediately before the above-described special symbol variation time elapses, the effect control unit 400b is activated by the CPU 425. By controlling the image control unit 400c, the determined image indicating the lottery result is displayed on the image effect device 190.
  Here, as described above, after the movable effect device 200 reaches the effect position with the start of the pseudo-continuous variation based on any of the specific effect patterns, the effect control unit 400b is accompanied by a temporary stop of the pseudo-continuous variation. Then, the movable effect device 200 is returned to the storage position by controlling the accessory control unit 400d.
  Then, when such a return operation of the movable effect device 200 ends when the subsequent pseudo continuous variation is resumed after the temporary stop of the pseudo continuous variation described above, the movable effect device 200 causes the subsequent pseudo continuous variation to change. Operates from the storage position to the production position in conjunction with the restart.
  In addition, when the return operation of the movable effect device 200 described above is not yet finished when the above-described pseudo continuous fluctuation is resumed after the temporary stop, the effect control unit 400b performs the return operation of the movable effect device 200 as the main operation. At least until the elapse of a predetermined time (hereinafter also referred to as a predetermined return time) until the movable decorative member 200a and the sub movable decorative member 200b return to the storage position, the movable effect device 200 has the main movable decorative member 200a and the sub movable decorative member 200b. The movable decorative member 200b does not operate toward the effect position.
  In addition, when the return operation of the above-described movable effect device 200 ends before the restart of the subsequent pseudo continuous variation after the temporary stop of the pseudo continuous variation described above, the movable effect device 200 determines that the subsequent pseudo continuous variation is the same. The return operation to the storage position is completed by the arrival of the earliest start time of fluctuation.
  The control described above is performed as follows according to the flowcharts shown in FIGS. 15 to 22 by the effect control unit 400b of the sub control device 400.
  The effect control unit 400b repeatedly executes the effect control program as follows according to the flowchart shown in FIG. 15 during normal operation, except in special cases such as when the power is turned on or when the power is turned off.
  Thus, when the production control unit 400b starts the execution of the production control program in the start step of FIG. 15 by the CPU 425, it is determined in step 7100 whether or not there is a command. At this stage, if a command from main controller 300 is input to effect control unit 400b, YES is determined in step 7100. On the other hand, if the command from main controller 300 is not input to effect control unit 400b, the determination in step 7100 is NO.
  As described above, when the determination in step 7100 is YES, it is determined in the next step 7200 whether or not it is a change start command. At this stage, if the command that is the basis for the determination of YES in step 7100 is the variation start command Cs (see FIG. 30) from main controller 300, YES is determined in step 7200. Accordingly, the effect control program proceeds to the next symbol variation processing routine 7300 (see FIGS. 15 to 22).
  On the other hand, if the command that is the basis for the determination of YES in step 7100 is not the change start command Cs from main controller 300, NO is determined in step 7200. Accordingly, the effect control program proceeds to step 7400 without proceeding to the next symbol variation processing routine 7300.
  Thus, when the effect control program proceeds to the symbol variation processing routine 7300 as described above, the symbol variation processing routine 7300 performs symbol variation time acquisition processing in step 7301 of FIG. Along with this, the symbol variation time TCi (see FIG. 30) included in the variation start command Cs (see FIG. 30) from the main controller 300 is acquired.
  Next, in step 7302, an effect pattern extraction process corresponding to the symbol variation time is performed. Here, the effect pattern corresponding to the symbol variation time TCi is extracted from the plurality of effect patterns Pi stored in the ROM 426 of the effect control unit 400b.
  The effect pattern Pi extracted at this time is an effect pattern corresponding to an effect performed with a time length corresponding to the symbol variation time TCi. Therefore, when a plurality of types of effect patterns Pi corresponding to the symbol variation time TCi are stored in the ROM 426, all of the plurality of effect patterns Pi are extracted in step 7302. If only one effect pattern Pi corresponding to the symbol variation time TCi is stored in the ROM 426, the one effect pattern is extracted in step 7302.
  Thereafter, in step 7310, it is determined whether or not there are a plurality of effect patterns Pi (i = 1, 2,...). Here, it is determined whether or not there are a plurality of effect patterns Pi extracted in step 7310. If a plurality of effect patterns Pi are extracted as effect patterns corresponding to the symbol variation time TCi at the current stage, YES is determined in step 7310. On the other hand, if one effect pattern Pi is extracted as an effect pattern corresponding to the symbol variation time TCi at the present stage, the determination in step 7310 is NO. Accordingly, the effect program directly proceeds to step 7320.
  Thus, as described above, when the determination in step 7310 is YES, in the next step 7311, an effect pattern to be executed is selected. Accordingly, one effect pattern to be executed is selected from the plurality of effect patterns extracted in step 7302 in step 7311.
  Thereafter, it is determined in step 7320 whether or not it is a specific effect pattern. Here, if the effect pattern that is determined to be NO in step 7310 or the effect pattern selected in step 7311 is not a specific effect pattern, NO is determined in step 7320. This means that the effect pattern that is determined as NO in step 7310 is the effect pattern Pj (see FIG. 23).
  On the other hand, if the effect pattern that is determined as NO in step 7310 or the effect pattern selected in step 7311 is a specific effect pattern, YES is determined in step 7320.
  Thereafter, in step 7321, it is determined whether or not the pattern is the first specific effect pattern. At this stage, if the specific effect pattern that is determined as YES in step 7320 is the first specific effect pattern Pka (see FIG. 24), YES is determined in step 7321. The first specific effect pattern Pka is included in the plurality of effect patterns Pi stored in the ROM 426 in advance.
  On the other hand, when the determination in step 7321 is NO, it is determined in the next step 7322 whether or not it is the second or third specific effect pattern. At this stage, the specific performance pattern that is determined to be YES in step 7320 is the second specific performance pattern Pkb (see FIG. 25) or the third specific performance pattern Pkk (see FIG. 26). For example, the determination in step 7322 is YES. The second and third specific effect patterns Pkb and Pkc are included in a plurality of effect patterns Pi stored in advance in the ROM 426.
  Next, in step 7323, it is determined whether or not the second specific effect pattern. Here, if the specific effect pattern determined as YES in step 7322 is the second specific effect pattern Pkb, YES is determined in step 7323. On the other hand, if the specific effect pattern determined as YES in step 7322 is the third specific effect pattern Pkc, NO is determined in step 7323.
  If the determination in step 7322 described above is NO because it is neither the second specific effect pattern Pkb nor the third specific effect pattern Pkk, in the next step 7324, the fourth, It is determined whether or not the fifth or sixth specific effect pattern.
  At this stage, if the specific effect pattern for which the determination of YES is made in step 7320 is the fourth, fifth or sixth specific effect pattern Pkd, Pke or Pkf (see FIGS. 27 to 29). In step 7324, YES is determined. Along with this, it is determined in the next step 7325 whether or not it is the fourth specific effect pattern. The fourth, fifth, and sixth specific effect patterns Pkd, Pke, and Pkf are included in a plurality of effect patterns Pi that are stored in advance in the ROM 426.
  At this stage, if the specific effect pattern that is determined as YES in step 7320 is the fourth specific effect pattern Pkd (see FIG. 27), YES is determined in step 7325.
  On the other hand, if the specific performance pattern that is determined as YES in step 7320 is not the fourth specific performance pattern Pkd, the specific performance pattern that is the determination target is the fifth or sixth specific pattern. Because it is the production pattern Pke or Pkf, NO is determined in step 7325. This means that the fifth and sixth specific performance patterns Pke, Pkf are not selected from the fourth to sixth specific performance patterns Pkd, Pke, Pkf. Here, “the effect pattern is not selected” means that the purpose is achieved unless it is selected as a result. Therefore, the fifth and sixth specific effect patterns Pke and Pkf may not exist from the beginning. , It may be included in the concept that “the production pattern is not selected”.
  As described above, if NO is determined in step 7320 based on not being a plurality of effect patterns, symbol variation start processing based on the selected effect pattern is performed in step 7326 of FIG. At the current stage, the effect pattern to be judged as NO in each of steps 7320 and 7220 is the effect pattern Pj (see FIG. 23), and therefore the symbol variation process based on the effect pattern Pj is started.
  Accordingly, the effect control unit 400b causes the CPU 425 to start symbol variation control based on the effect pattern Pj. Then, the image control unit 400c controls the image effect device 190 to display the symbol variation based on the effect pattern Pj with the start of the symbol variation control by the effect control unit 400b. For this reason, the image effect device 190 displays the symbol variation based on the effect pattern Pj on the display panel 191.
  After the process of step 7326, a confirmed symbol set process is performed in the next step 7336 (see FIG. 17). Accordingly, the effect control unit 400b sets a confirmed symbol to be displayed when the symbol deciding command TCi is input from the main control device 300 by the CPU 425. Here, the confirmed symbol is included in the change start command Cs (see FIG. 30) for the symbol variation of the subsequent special symbol subsequent to the symbol variation of the special symbol corresponding to the symbol variation based on the effect pattern Pj ( (Not shown) is set as a symbol corresponding to the result of the jackpot lottery.
  After the processing in step 7336, it is determined in step 7400 in FIG. 15 whether or not it is a symbol confirmation command. At this stage, if the command that is the basis for the determination of YES in step 7100 (see FIG. 15) is the symbol confirmation command Cd (see FIG. 30) from main controller 300, it is determined as YES in step 7400. The
  Then, a definite symbol display process is performed in step 7410 of FIG. The determined symbol display processing is performed by using the determined symbol set at the start of the symbol variation for the following special symbol as a jackpot lottery result in the symbol variation display of the decorative symbol corresponding to the symbol variation display of the current special symbol. This is processing to be displayed on the device 190.
After the process of step 7410, it is determined in the next step 7500 whether or not the symbol variation time has elapsed. Here, at this stage, if the symbol variation time TCi corresponding to the effect pattern Pj has not yet elapsed, the determination in step 7500 is NO. Then, in the next step 7510, symbol variation continuation processing based on the selected effect pattern is performed. Therefore, the image rendering apparatus 190, based on the symbol fluctuation control based on the effect pattern by the performance control unit 400b, is controlled by the image control unit 400c, continues the symbol variation display based on the effect pattern Pj.
  After that, if YES is determined in step 7500 based on the elapse of symbol variation time TCi, symbol variation end processing based on the selected effect pattern is performed in next step 7520. Accordingly, the image effect device 190 is controlled by the image control unit 400c and ends the symbol variation display based on the effect pattern Pj when the symbol variation control by the effect control unit 400b based on the effect pattern Pj ends.
  In addition, as described above, in step 7321 (see FIG. 16), when the specific effect pattern that is determined as YES in step 7320 is the first specific effect pattern, it is determined YES. In step 7327 in FIG. 17, a symbol variation start process based on the selected first specific effect pattern is performed. That is, a symbol variation start process based on the first specific effect pattern Pka (see FIG. 24) is performed.
  Accordingly, the effect control unit 400b causes the CPU 425 to change the symbol based on the first specific effect pattern Pka (decoration of the decorative symbol accompanying the symbol variation of the special symbol by the first or second special symbol indicator 130 or 140). ) Starts at T = T1 (see FIG. 24).
  Then, the image control unit 400c controls the image effect device 190 to display the symbol variation based on the first specific effect pattern Pka with the start of the symbol variation by the effect control unit 400b. For this reason, the image effect device 190 starts symbol variation display based on the first specific effect pattern Pka at T = T1 by the display panel 191.
After the processing in step 7327 as described above, in the next step 7328 (see FIG. 17), it is determined whether or not it is a predetermined time after the start of symbol variation (decorative symbol variation), that is, a chance. In this stage, if I arrived chance eyes, after the determination is YES at step 7328, a pseudo continuous variation start process is performed Te step 7329 smell.
  Along with this, the effect control unit 400b starts the pseudo continuous fluctuation at T = T2 based on the pseudo continuous fluctuation part Pda of the first specific effect pattern Pka. Then, the image control unit 400b causes the image effect device 190 to start the pseudo continuous variation display in response to the start of the pseudo continuous variation based on the pseudo continuous variation unit Pda.
  After the process of step 7329, in the next step 7330, the drive process to the effect position of the movable effect device is performed. Then, the effect control unit 400a controls the accessory control unit 400d so as to drive the movable effect device 200 from the storage position to the effect position. Along with this, the movable effect device 200 operates toward the effect position at the main movable decorative member 200a and the sub movable decorative member 200b under the control of the accessory control unit 400d (see Qa in FIG. 24). Thereafter, in step 7331, it is determined whether or not the effect position has been reached. At this stage, if the movable effect device 200 has not yet reached the effect position, the determination in step 7331 is NO.
  If the movable effect device 200 reaches the effect position at T = T3 (see FIG. 24) in the process of circulating through steps 7330 and 7331, YES is determined in step 7331 based on the detection output of the effect position sensor S7. The
Thereafter, it is determined in the next step 7332 whether or not it is a temporary stop. At this stage, it has reached T = T3, when the pseudo continuous variation rather based on the pseudo continuous variable portion Pda is only to stop provisional judgment in step 7332 is YES. Na us, the temporary stop refers to a low-speed state of the stop state or symbol variation of symbol variation.
  If YES is determined in step 7332 as described above, a return process for the movable effect device is performed in next step 7333. Accordingly, the accessory control unit 400d is controlled by the effect control unit 400a to control the movable effect device 200 to return to the storage position. Accordingly, the movable effect device 200 operates from the effect position toward the storage position. This operation continues until the movable effect device 200 is returned to the storage position during the repetition of the circulation processing of both steps 7333 and 7334.
  Thus, when the movable effect device 200 returns to the storage position at T = T4, YES is determined in step 7334 based on the detection output of the storage position sensor S6.
  Next, in the next step 7335, it is determined whether or not the chance number has reached three times. At this stage, since the chance is the first time, the determination in step 7335 is NO.
Thereafter, in step 7328, it is determined again whether or not it is a chance. This determination is to determine whether or not a predetermined time, that is, the second chance has arrived, at T = T4 after the first chance. If the second chance has arrived at the current stage, the determination in step 7328 is YES. Accordingly, the effect control unit 400b starts the pseudo continuous variation based on the pseudo continuous variation unit Pda again at T = T4 in the pseudo continuous variation start process in Step 7329, and the image effect device 190 causes the pseudo continuous variation to be performed. In response to the restart, the accessory control unit 400d controls the pseudo continuous variation display.
Next, in accordance with the drive processing of the movable effect device to the effect position in Step 7330, the movable effect device 200 operates from the storage position toward the effect position under the control of the accessory control unit 400d. Thereafter, in the processes of Steps 7331 to 7334 , when the pseudo continuous fluctuation based on the pseudo continuous fluctuation part Pda is temporarily stopped at T = T5, the movable effect device 200 starts to return toward the storage position again. . Then, when T = T6 is reached, the return ends in the same manner as described above, and after YES is determined in step 7334, NO is determined in step 7335.
Thereafter, in step 7328, it is determined again whether or not it is a chance. This determination is to determine whether or not a predetermined time, that is, the third chance has arrived, at T = T6 after the second chance. If the third chance has arrived at the current stage, the determination in step 7328 is YES. Accordingly, the effect control unit 400b starts the pseudo continuous variation based on the pseudo continuous variation unit Pda again at T = T6 in the pseudo continuous variation start process in Step 7329, and the image effect device 190 causes the pseudo continuous variation to be performed. In response to the restart, the accessory control unit 400d controls the pseudo continuous variation display.
Next, in accordance with the drive processing of the movable effect device to the effect position in step 7330, the movable effect device 200 operates from the storage position toward the effect position at T = T6 under the control of the accessory control unit 400d. To do. Thereafter, in the processes of Step 7331 to Step 7334 , when the pseudo continuous fluctuation based on the pseudo continuous fluctuation part Pda is temporarily stopped at T = T7, the movable effect device 200 starts to return toward the storage position again. . When T = T8 is reached, the return ends in the same manner as described above, and YES is determined in step 7334. Note that the pseudo continuous variation based on the pseudo continuous variation portion Pda and its display end at T = T8, but the symbol variation based on the first specific effect pattern Pka and its display continue after T = T8.
  Thereafter, at this stage, since the chance chance is the third time, YES is determined in Step 7335. Accordingly, in the determined symbol setting process in step 7336, the effect control unit 400b sets a determined symbol to be displayed when the symbol determination command TCi is input from the main control device 300 by the CPU 425 as described above. To do.
  After the setting, the process from 7400 to step 7520 in FIG. 15 is performed as in the case of the production pattern Pj. During this process, when T = T9 is reached and the symbol variation time has elapsed, step 7500 is performed. In the symbol variation process based on the selected effect pattern in step 7520, the symbol variation based on the first specific effect pattern Pka and its display are completed (see T = T9 in FIG. 24). .
  As described above, when the selected effect pattern is the first specific effect pattern Pka, in the first specific effect pattern Pka, as shown in FIG. The return time (see T = T4 and T = T6 in FIG. 24) coincides with each restart time (see T = T4 and T = T6 in FIG. 24) of the pseudo continuous fluctuation of the pseudo continuous fluctuation part Pda.
  Therefore, the movable effect device 200 ends the return operation at T = T4 and starts the operation to the effect position at T = T4, or ends the return operation at T = T6 and at T = T6. Even if the accessory control unit 400d controls the movable effect device 200 so as to start the operation to the effect position, the return operation and the effect operation of the movable effect device 200 do not interfere with each other in terms of control. Here, “interfering with each other in control” means that control for the return operation (operation from the effect position to the storage position) of the movable effect device 200 and control for the effect operation (operation from the storage position to the effect position) Are controls that overlap in time. Note that this control does not include, for example, control that slightly activates the movable effect device 200.
  In other words, in the case of the first specific effect pattern Pka, the movable effect device 200 restarts each of the pseudo continuous effects of the pseudo continuous pattern portion Pda of the first specific effect pattern Pka (T = T4, T = In T6), there is a possibility that the control interference with each return operation to the immediately previous storage position, the operation of maintaining the correct position or the normal operation due to the interference, or the failure may not be possible. Each production operation to the production position can be smoothly started simultaneously with the end of each return operation while preventing the occurrence of other problems such as malfunctions.
  Next, in the processing in the above-described symbol variation processing routine 7300, as described above, in step 7323 (see FIG. 16), the specific effect pattern that is determined as YES in step 7320 is the second specific effect. If it is determined YES because of the pattern Pkb, in the symbol variation start process based on the second specific effect pattern selected in step 7336 of FIG. 18, the second specific effect pattern Pkb (see FIG. 25) is set. Based on the symbol variation start processing is performed.
  Accordingly, the effect control unit 400b starts symbol variation at T = T1 (see FIG. 25) based on the second specific effect pattern Pkb, and the image effect device 190 includes the effect control unit 400b and the accessory control. Under the control of the unit 400d, the symbol variation display based on the second specific effect pattern Pkb is started at T = T1.
  Thereafter, the processing in step 7337 and step 7338 (see FIG. 18) is the same as the processing in step 7328 and step 7329 (see FIG. 17). In this processing process, the pseudo continuous variation based on the pseudo continuous portion Pdb of the second specific effect pattern Pkb is started by the effect control unit 400b at T = T2 as in the case of the first specific effect pattern Pka. At the same time, the display of the pseudo continuous fluctuation is started by the image effect device 190.
  After the process of step 7338 (see FIG. 18), in the next step 7339, it is determined whether or not driving of the movable effect device to the effect position is prohibited. At this stage, since the drive prohibition to the effect position of the movable effect device is not made, the determination in step 7339 is NO.
  Accordingly, in the driving process to the effect position of the movable effect device in the next step 7340, the operation from the storage position of the movable effect device 200 toward the effect position is performed as in the process in step 7330 (FIG. 17). The control is started at T = T2 (see FIG. 25) under the control of the effect control unit 400b and the accessory control unit 400d (see reference symbol Qb in FIG. 25).
Thereafter, at T = T3 (see FIG. 25), the pseudo-communication variation unit Pdb is temporarily stopped together the movable effect device 200 reaches the directing positions, in both steps 7341,7342, both steps 7331,7332 Similar to the processing in (see FIG. 17), it is sequentially determined YES.
  Accordingly, in the next step 7343, the return process of the movable effect device is performed in the same manner as the process of step 7333 (see FIG. 17). For this reason, the movable effect device 200 starts to operate from the effect position to the storage position under the control of the effect control unit 400b and the accessory control unit 400d.
After the processing of step 7343, in the next step 7344, unlike the case of the first specific performance pattern Pka, it is determined whether or not the return is not finished before the next chance. In the present embodiment, in the second specific effect pattern Pkb stored in advance in the ROM 426 of the effect control unit 400b, as shown in FIG. 25 , the pseudo continuous fluctuation based on the pseudo continuous variable part Pdb is temporarily set at T = T3. time to resume after stopping is, T = T4 (Figure 24, see FIG. 25) rather than early than a T = T31. Therefore, the return end time of the moving effect device 200 (T = T4) is lower than the resumption timing T31 pseudo continuous variation based on pseudo continuous variable portion Pdb.
  This means that the movable effect device 200 cannot finish returning before the arrival of the next chance (see T = T31). Accordingly, YES is determined in the step 7344.
  Along with this, in step 7345, drive prohibition processing to the effect position of the movable effect device is performed. In this processing, the effect control unit 400b controls the movable effect device 200 via the accessory control unit 400d so that the effect operation to the effect position is not started during the return operation of the movable effect device 200. For this reason, the rendering operation of the movable rendering device 200 at the current stage is prohibited. Therefore, the effect operation control for the movable effect device 200 is not performed during the return operation control for the movable effect device 200, and as a result, the movable effect that is likely to occur when the movable effect device 200 performs the effect operation during the return operation. Occurrence of malfunction or failure of the apparatus 200 can be prevented in advance.
After the process of step 7345, it is determined in the next step 7346 whether the return is completed. Here, the return operation of the movable effect device 200 continues even after the pseudo continuous fluctuation of the pseudo continuous fluctuation portion Pdb is resumed (see T = T31). Therefore, it is determined as NO in Step 7346.
Then, in step 7337, it is determined again whether or not it is a chance. At the present stage, if T = T31 (see FIG. 25) and the arrival time of the second chance, the determination in step 7337 is YES . Accordingly, in the next pseudo continuous fluctuation start process in step 7338, the pseudo continuous fluctuation based on the pseudo continuous fluctuation part Pdb is resumed under the control of the effect control part 400b, and the display of the pseudo continuous fluctuation is the image effect device 190, is resumed to the original control of that due to the effect control section 400b and the character object control unit 400c.
  Thereafter, in the next step 7339, it is determined whether or not driving of the movable effect device to the effect position is prohibited. At this stage, since the drive prohibition process to the effect position of the movable effect device 200 has already been performed in Step 7345, YES is determined in Step 7339.
  Accordingly, in step 7346, it is determined whether or not the return is completed. Thus, when T = T4 is reached after the lapse of T = T3, the movable effect device 200 returns to the storage position. Therefore, YES is determined in step 7346 based on the detection output of the storage position sensor S6.
Thereafter, in step 7347, it is determined whether or not the chance number has reached three times. Since the chance is the second time at this stage, the determination in step 7347 is NO. Then, when T = T6 (see FIG. 25) is reached, the determination of YES in step 7337 and the pseudo continuous fluctuation start process in step 7338 are performed based on the arrival of the third chance. Accordingly, at T = T6 , the pseudo continuous variation based on the pseudo continuous variation unit Pdb starts again under the control of the effect control unit 400b, and the display of the pseudo continuous variation is displayed by the image effect device 190. It is started again on the basis of control of that due to the effect control section 400 b and the character object control unit 400c.
  Next, in the present stage, since the drive prohibition process to the effect position of the movable effect device is still performed in Step 7345, YES is determined again in Step 7339. In addition, at this stage, since the return of the movable effect device 200 remains as described above, after the determination at step 7346 is YES, the chance has reached the third time at this stage. In Step 7347, it is determined as YES. Next, in step 7348, the fixed symbol setting process is performed in the same manner as described above.
  Thereafter, the processing of Step 7400 to Step 7520 (see FIG. 15) is performed in the same manner as in the case of the first specific effect pattern Pka.
As described above, if the effect pattern selected as the second specific effect pattern Pkb, Oite to the second specific effect pattern P kb is, as shown in FIG. 25, the storage position of the movable effect device 200 The return timing (see T = T4 in FIG. 25) is later than the restart timing of pseudo continuous variation based on the pseudo continuous variation portion Pdb (see T = T31 in FIG. 24).
  For this reason, when the return operation of the movable effect device 200 continues even after the time T = T31, even if the pseudo continuous variation based on the pseudo continuous variation unit Pdb is resumed at T = T31, the movable effect is achieved. It is controlled by the effect control unit 400b so that the prime minister 200 does not start the operation to the effect position at T = T31. Therefore, the movable effect device 200 does not receive the operation control to the effect position by the effect control unit 400b even though the moving effect device 200 is in the return operation, and as a result, the effect control unit 400b has the correct movable effect device. It is possible to smoothly end the return operation while preventing the occurrence of problems such as failure to maintain the position and normal operation or failure and other malfunctions.
  In addition, the driving process to the effect position of the movable effect device that has been prohibited in step 7345 is the start of another pseudo continuous variation based on the pseudo continuous variation unit Pdb after the end of the return operation of the movable effect device 200 (see T = T4) ( It may be canceled before (see T = T6). According to this, the movable effect device 200 can start the operation to the effect position at T = T6 under the cancellation of the operation prohibition.
  Next, in the processing in the above-described symbol variation processing routine 7300, as described above, in step 7323 (see FIG. 16), the specific effect pattern that is determined as YES in step 7320 (see FIG. 16) is the first. If it is determined NO because it is the third specific effect pattern, the third specific effect pattern Pkc (FIG. 19) is determined in the symbol variation start process based on the selected third specific effect pattern in step 7350 of FIG. 26) is performed.
  Accordingly, the effect control unit 400b starts symbol variation at T = T1 (see FIG. 26) based on the third specific effect pattern Pkc, and the image effect device 190 includes the effect control unit 400b and the accessory control. Under the control of the unit 400d, the symbol variation display based on the third specific effect pattern Pkc is started at T = T1.
  Thereafter, the processing of step 7351 to step 7357 is substantially the same as the processing of step 7328 to step 7334 of FIG. 17 based on the third specific effect pattern Pkc instead of the first specific effect pattern Pka. .
  In this process, the pseudo continuous variation based on the pseudo continuous variation portion Pdc of the third specific effect pattern Pkc is started under the control of the effect control unit 400b at T = T2 (see FIG. 26). The display of the pseudo continuous variation based on the pseudo continuous variation unit Pdc is started by the image effect device 190 in the same manner as described above. Accordingly, the movable effect device 200 starts to operate from the retracted position toward the effect position at T = T2, as described above.
  Next, similarly to the above, the pseudo continuous fluctuation based on the pseudo continuous fluctuation part Pdc is temporarily stopped at T = T3 (see step 7355), and the movable effect device 200 is in the effect position at T = T3 (see FIG. 26). After reaching, the return operation to the storage position is started (see step 7356). Thereafter, when T = T4 (see FIG. 26) is reached, the determination in step 7357 is YES based on the end of the return operation of the movable effect device 200.
  Thus, if YES is determined in the step 7357, it is determined in a next step 7358 whether or not it is the next chance chance. At the present stage, when the next chance comes at T = T4, YES is determined in step 7358. Accordingly, the pseudo continuous fluctuation based on the pseudo continuous fluctuation part Pdc is restarted at T = T4 (see FIG. 26) under the pseudo continuous fluctuation start process in step 7359, and the movable effect device 200 is set to T = T4. (Refer to FIG. 26) The operation starts toward the production position.
After the process of step 7359, the processes of step 7360 to step 7365 are substantially the same as the processes of step 7339 to step 7344 of FIG. 18 based on the third specific effect pattern Pkk instead of the second specific effect pattern Pkb. Made. In this process, it is determined in step 7365 whether or not the return is not completed before the next chance. In the present embodiment, in the second specific effect pattern Pkb stored in advance in the ROM 426 of the effect control unit 400b, as shown in FIG. 26 , the pseudo continuous fluctuation based on the pseudo continuous variable part Pdc is temporarily set at T = T5. after stopping, the time which the pseudo continuous variation is resumed is, T = T6 (FIG. 25, see FIG. 26) rather early than a T = T51 (see FIG. 26). Therefore, the return end time of the moving effect device 200 (T = T6) is slower than resume timing T51 pseudo continuous variation based on pseudo continuous variable portion Pdc.
  This means that the movable effect device 200 cannot finish the return before the next chance (third chance) comes (see T = T51). Accordingly, YES is determined in the step 7365.
  Thereafter, in step 7366 (see FIG. 20), the drive prohibition process to the effect position of the movable effect device 200 is performed in the same manner as the process in step 7345 (see FIG. 18). Along with this, the effect control unit 400b performs the movable effect via the accessory control unit 400d so that the effect operation to the effect position is not started during the return operation of the movable effect device 200 in substantially the same manner as described above. The apparatus 200 is controlled. For this reason, the rendering operation of the movable rendering device 200 at the current stage is prohibited. Accordingly, substantially in the same manner as described above, it is possible to prevent malfunctions and malfunctions of the movable effect device 200 that tend to occur when the effect device 200 is operated during the return operation.
Then, Oite to step 736 7 (see FIG. 20), similarly to the processing in step 7346 (see FIG. 18), or the return ends or not is determined. Here, the return operation of the movable effect device 200 continues even after the pseudo continuous fluctuation of the pseudo continuous fluctuation portion Pdc is resumed (see T = T51). Therefore, it is determined as NO in Step 7367.
Then, it is determined again in step 7358 (see FIG. 19) whether or not it is the next chance. In this stage, at T = T51 (see FIG. 26), if the time of arrival of the third chance th Contact Keru determine the constant is YES in step 7358, at pseudo continuous variation start processing at the next step 7359 , with pseudo continuous variation based on pseudo continuous variation unit Pdc is resumed under the control of the performance control unit 400b, the display of the pseudo continuous variation, the image effect device 190, the performance control unit 400 b and the character object control unit It is resumed to the original control of that due to 400c.
  Thereafter, in the next step 7360, as in the process in step 7339 (see FIG. 18), it is determined whether or not driving of the movable effect device to the effect position is prohibited. At this stage, since the drive prohibition process to the effect position of the movable effect device 200 has already been performed in Step 7366, YES is determined in Step 7360.
  Thereafter, when the return operation of the movable effect device 200 ends at T = T6 after the lapse of T = T51, YES is determined in step 7367 (see FIG. 20). Next, at step 7368, it is determined whether or not the chance chance has reached three times. At this stage, since the chance is the third time, the determination in step 7368 is YES. Accordingly, in step 7369, the fixed symbol setting process is performed in the same manner as the process in step 7348 (see FIG. 18). Thereafter, the processing of Step 7400 to Step 7520 (see FIG. 15) is performed in the same manner as in the case of the first specific effect pattern Pka.
  As described above, when the selected effect pattern is the third specific effect pattern Pkc, the third specific effect pattern Pkc returns to the storage position of the movable effect device 200 as shown in FIG. The timing (see T = T6 in FIG. 26) is later than the restart timing of pseudo continuous variation based on the pseudo continuous variation portion Pdc (see T = T51 in FIG. 26).
  For this reason, when the return operation of the movable effect device 200 continues even after the lapse of T = T51, even if the pseudo continuous variation based on the pseudo continuous variation unit Pdc is resumed at T = T51, the movable effect is achieved. It is controlled by the effect control unit 400b so that the prime minister 200 does not start the operation to the effect position at T = T51. Therefore, the movable effect device 200 does not receive the operation control to the effect position by the effect control unit 400b even though the move effect device 200 is in the return operation, and as a result, the effect control unit 400b performs the return operation and the effect. The occurrence of malfunctions such as control interference with operation, the possibility that the movable rendering device cannot maintain the correct position due to the interference, the possibility of failure of normal operation, or failure or other malfunction It is possible to smoothly end the return operation while preventing the above.
  Next, in the processing in the above-described symbol variation processing routine 7300, as described above, in step 7325 (see FIG. 16), the specific effect pattern that is determined as YES in step 7320 is the fourth specific effect. If it is determined YES because it is a pattern, it is based on the fourth specific effect pattern Pkd (see FIG. 27) in the symbol variation start process based on the selected fourth specific effect pattern in step 7371 of FIG. Symbol variation start processing is performed.
  Accordingly, the effect control unit 400b starts symbol variation at T = T1 (see FIG. 27) based on the fourth specific effect pattern Pkd, and the image effect device 190 includes the effect control unit 400b and the accessory control. Under the control of the part 400d, the symbol variation display based on the fourth specific effect pattern Pkd is started at T = T1.
  Thereafter, the processing in step 7372 and step 7373 (see FIG. 21) is the same as the processing in step 7328 and step 7329 (see FIG. 17). In this processing process, the pseudo continuous variation based on the pseudo continuous portion Pdd of the fourth specific effect pattern Pkd is started by the effect control unit 400b at T = T2 as in the case of the second specific effect pattern Pkb. At the same time, the display of the pseudo continuous fluctuation is started by the image effect device 190.
  After the processing in step 7373, the processing in steps 7274 to 7377 is performed in the same manner as the processing in steps 7330 to 7333 (see FIG. 17). In this process, the movable effect device 200 operates from the storage position toward the effect position under the control of the effect control unit 400a and the accessory control unit 400d at T = T2 (step 7374 and FIG. 27). (See Qd). Next, at T = T3, the pseudo-continuous fluctuation based on the pseudo-continuous part Pdd temporarily stops, and when the movable effect device 200 reaches the effect position, the movable effect device 200, in step 7377, causes the effect control unit 400a and The return operation to the storage position is started under the control of the accessory control unit 400d.
  When the processing of step 7377 is completed in this manner, it is determined in the next step 7378 (see FIG. 21) whether or not the return is completed before the earliest chance. In the present embodiment, the fourth specific effect pattern Pkd among the fourth, fifth and sixth specific effect patterns Pkd, Pke and Pkf stored in advance in the ROM 426 of the effect control unit 400b as described above is Selection in step 7311 (see FIG. 16) is the basis for the determination of YES in step 7325.
Here, in the fourth, fifth, and sixth specific effect patterns Pkd, Pke, and Pkf, the fourth specific effect pattern Pkd is movable due to the temporary stop of the first pseudo continuous fluctuation based on the pseudo continuous fluctuation part Pdd. after returning operation to the storage position of the performance apparatus 200 is completed, the pseudo-communication variation again following the initial pseudo continuous variation based on those pseudo continuous variable portion Pdd are specific effect pattern Pke and the fifth and sixth The start is the earliest compared to the case of Pkf (see FIGS. 27 to 29).
  Specifically, when the above-described subsequent pseudo-continuous fluctuation start timing T = T42 (see FIG. 27), T = T43 (see FIG. 28) and T = T45 (see FIG. 29) are compared, T = T42 is closest in time to the return operation end timing T = T4 of the movable effect device 200 to the storage position compared to T = T43 and T = T45.
This means that the start time of the second pseudo continuous fluctuation based on the pseudo continuous fluctuation part Pdd of the fourth specific effect pattern Pkd, that is, the arrival time of the next chance is the fifth and sixth specific effect patterns Pke. And fastest compared to Pkf.
  Therefore, at the present stage, based on the fourth specific effect pattern Pkd, the movable effect device 200 ends the return operation at the time of arrival at T = T42, that is, before the next earliest opportunity, In Step 7378, it is determined as YES.
Then, the restoration continues processing in step 7379, the return operation of the movable effect device 200 is also continued after the temporary stop at T = T3 pseudo continuous variation based on pseudo continuous variable portion Pdd. Thereafter, when the movable effect device 200 returns to the storage position, YES is determined based on the detection output of the storage position sensor S6.
  After the determination of YES at step 7380, the processing at step 7381-step 7389 in FIG. 22 is substantially the same as the processing at step 7328-step 7336 in FIG. Thereafter, the processing of Step 7400 to Step 7520 (see FIG. 15) is performed in the same manner as in the case of the first specific effect pattern Pka.
  As described above, when the selected effect pattern is the fourth specific effect pattern Pkd, in the fourth specific effect pattern Pkd, the pseudo continuous fluctuation based on the pseudo continuous variable part Pdd is shown in FIGS. As can be seen from the comparison, after the return of the movable effect device 200 to the storage position is completed, it is restarted earliest (see T = T42 in FIG. 27).
  Accordingly, the return operation of the movable effect device 200 corresponding to the temporary stop of the first pseudo continuous fluctuation based on the pseudo continuous fluctuation part Pdd is started from the start timing (T = T42) of the subsequent pseudo continuous fluctuation with respect to the first pseudo continuous fluctuation. Since the operation ends soon, the operation and control interference of the movable effect device 200 to the effect position accompanying the start of the second pseudo-continuous change, the operation of maintaining the correct position of the movable effect device due to the interference, and normal It is possible to smoothly terminate the return operation while preventing the occurrence of malfunctions such as the possibility of failure to perform proper operations or failure and other malfunctions.
  Here, as described above, the pseudo continuous variation of the pseudo continuous variation portion Pdd starts earliest after the return to the storage position of the movable effect device 200, so the pseudo continuous variation portion Pdd of the fourth specific effect pattern Pkd. In other words, the image rendering device 190 promotes the display of the pseudo continuous variation based on the pseudo continuous variation portion Pdd. Therefore, the player can quickly view the display contents of the pseudo-continuous change, which leads to promotion of the game. In addition, it is not essential that all the specific effect patterns Pkd, Pke, and Pkf described above exist. For example, only the specific effect pattern Pkd and the operation pattern Qd corresponding thereto may exist.
  Here, in the above-described embodiment, like the specific effect pattern Pkb and the operation pattern Qb of the movable effect device 200 shown in FIG. 25, the return operation based on the operation pattern Qb of the movable effect device 200 is performed as the specific effect pattern Pkb. In the case of continuing until after the start of the subsequent pseudo continuous variation following the temporary stop of the first pseudo continuous variation based on the pseudo continuous variation portion Pdb in the above, the rendering operation of the movable effect device 200 corresponding to the subsequent pseudo continuous variation is started. However, the present invention is not limited to this, and the rendering operation of the movable rendering device 200 may be started as follows.
  For example, a plurality of operation patterns (for example, first to third operation patterns) of the movable effect device 200 corresponding to the subsequent pseudo continuous variation based on the pseudo continuous variation portion Pdb described above are formed. Here, these first to third operation patterns are applied to the first to third operation patterns, respectively, and each start time point of the effect operation of the movable effect device 200 based on each operation pattern is described above, for example. It is formed so as to have a start time of the subsequent pseudo continuous fluctuation based on the pseudo continuous fluctuation part Pdb, a start time later than this, and a later start time.
  Under such a premise, the return operation of the movable effect device 200 based on the operation pattern Qb described above is, for example, the disclosure timing of the effect operation of the movable effect device 200 based on the second operation pattern and the third operation. In the case where the end of the effect operation of the movable effect device 200 based on the pattern ends, the movable effect device 200 based on the operation pattern corresponding to the subsequent pseudo continuous fluctuation based on the above-described pseudo continuous fluctuation part Pdb. The effect operation of the movable effect device 200 may be configured to start from the disclosure timing of the effect operation of the movable effect device 200 based on the third operation pattern.
  According to this, the return operation of the movable effect device 200 and the effect operation do not overlap in time, and the operation of the movable effect device 200 can be performed smoothly.
  However, it is not essential that there are a plurality of operation patterns having different disclosure timings of the effect operation of the movable effect device 200 as in the plurality of operation patterns (first to third operation patterns) described above.
In carrying out the present invention, the following various modifications are possible without being limited to the above embodiment.
(1) In carrying out the present invention, in the above embodiment, the case where the movable effect device 200 appears on the front surface of the image effect device 190 is described as an example. It is not necessarily limited to the front surface of the image effect device 190.
(2) Further, in the embodiment of the present invention, the specific effect pattern includes three pseudo-continuous patterns in the above embodiment. However, the present invention is not limited to this, and the pseudo-continuous pattern included in the specific effect pattern. May be, for example, two or four pseudo-continuous patterns, and generally includes a plurality of pseudo-continuous patterns.
(3) Further, in carrying out the present invention, the present invention may be applied to various gaming machines such as an arrangement ball gaming machine and a revolving type gaming machine, without being limited to pachinko gaming machines.
(4) In implementing the present invention, the ball launcher may be provided at the upper left corner of the game board Ba, unlike the above embodiment. In this case, in accordance with the operation of the handle H (at the position shown in FIG. 2), the ball launcher moves the game ball from the launch rail of the ball launcher to the upper left part (ball launch) of the outer rail portion 22. What is necessary is just to make it discharge | release in the game area | region 12 through the guide port part formed in the corresponding | compatible part with respect to the launch direction of the launch rail of the game ball by an apparatus.
50 ... Start chucker, 60 ... Electric tulip,
190 ... Image effect device, 200 ... Movable effect device, 300 ... Main control device,
400 ... Sub-control device, 400b ... Production control unit, 400c ... Image control unit,
400d ... actor control unit, Ba ... game board, Pi ... production pattern,
TCi: Symbol variation time.

Claims (2)

  1. Game board,
    A start prize opening device that allows a game ball to win,
    An image production device for performing symbol variation display;
    In a gaming machine comprising a movable effect device that operates between a storage position and an effect position,
    Main control means for determining information including a symbol variation time for the symbol variation display while performing a jackpot lottery based on a game ball winning the starting prize opening device;
    Sub-control means for selecting an effect pattern corresponding to the information determined by the main control means,
    Effect pattern selected by the sub-control means, the starting input Shoguchi instrumentation at symbol variation in accordance with one of the start winning to location pseudo continuous variation of different times more particular that is configured to start from one another when is any specific pattern of effect patterns, the sub-control means, in the symbol variation previous SL based on start winning one to the starting winning opening device, based on said any particular effect pattern The control is performed to cause the image effect device to perform display associated with the pseudo continuous variation, and the movable rendering device is operated between the storage position and the effect position according to the pseudo continuous variation, and then the storage position. Control to return to
    Said sub-control means, the return operation before Symbol movable effect device associated with the pseudo continuous variation in symbol variation based on start winning one to the starting winning opening device, the next of the plurality of specific demonstration pattern It ends by the arrival of the start time of the next pseudo-series variation of the specific production pattern that starts the pseudo-series variation earliest ,
    Due to unforeseen circumstances, the return operation of the movable effect device due to the pseudo continuous variation in the symbol variation based on the one start prize to the start prize opening device is the next of the plurality of specific effect patterns. when continuing over the to the next pseudo-continuous change in a particular effect pattern starts earliest pseudo continuous variation, that you have not performed the operation of the movable effect device due to the following pseudo continuous variation A featured gaming machine.
  2. Game board,
    A start prize opening device that allows a game ball to win,
    An image production device for performing symbol variation display;
    In a gaming machine comprising a movable effect device that operates between a storage position and an effect position,
    Main control means for determining information including a symbol variation time for the symbol variation display while performing a jackpot lottery based on a game ball winning the starting prize opening device;
    Starring output control means, and a sub control unit that includes an image control unit and the movable effect device control means,
    The effect control means is adapted to select an effect pattern corresponding to the information determined by the main control means,
    The image control means is configured to control the image effect apparatus to perform symbol variation display based on the effect pattern under the control of the effect control means ,
    Before Symbol presentation control means the effect pattern selected by the, the starting winning opening device more specific to at symbol variation in accordance with one of the start winning configured to initiate a pseudo continuous variation from different times to when a particular pattern of either have deviations of the effect pattern, the image control means, under the control of the presentation control means, in said symbol variation based on start winning previous SL one to the starting winning opening device Control is performed to cause the image effect device to perform display associated with pseudo-continuous variation based on any one of the specific effect patterns .
    The movable effect device control means operates the movable effect device between the storage position and the effect position in accordance with the pseudo continuous variation under the control of the effect control means, and then moves to the storage position. It is designed to control the return operation,
    The friendly dynamic effect device control means, under the control of said performance control means, the return operation before Symbol movable effect device associated with the pseudo continuous variation in symbol variation based on start winning one to the starting winning opening device , And the end of the next pseudo-series variation of the specific production pattern that starts the next pseudo-series variation of the plurality of specific production patterns the earliest ,
    Due to unforeseen circumstances, the return operation of the movable effect device due to the pseudo continuous variation in the symbol variation based on the one start prize to the start prize opening device is the next of the plurality of specific effect patterns. The operation of the movable effect device associated with the next pseudo-series variation is not performed when the specific pseudo-pattern variation that starts the first pseudo-series variation is continued over the next pseudo-series variation. Yu Technical machine shall be the.
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