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JP6430361B2
JP6430361B2 JP2015252685A JP2015252685A JP6430361B2 JP 6430361 B2 JP6430361 B2 JP 6430361B2 JP 2015252685 A JP2015252685 A JP 2015252685A JP 2015252685 A JP2015252685 A JP 2015252685A JP 6430361 B2 JP6430361 B2 JP 6430361B2
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貴士 星
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宣彰 村上
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  The present invention relates to a gaming machine such as a pachislot machine.
  Conventionally, it is detected that a plurality of reels each having a plurality of symbols arranged on each surface, a game medal, a coin, etc. (hereinafter referred to as “medal, etc.”) are operated and the start lever is operated by the player. , A start switch that requests the start of rotation of a plurality of reels and a stop button provided corresponding to each of the plurality of reels is detected by the player, and the rotation of the corresponding reel is requested to stop. A step switch based on the signals output from the start switch and the stop switch, and a stop switch that outputs a signal to perform, a stepping motor that is provided corresponding to each of the plurality of reels, and transmits each driving force to each reel. A reel control unit that controls the operation of the motor and rotates and stops each reel, and the start lever is operated. Is detected, the lottery is performed based on the random number value, and the rotation of the reel is determined based on the result of the lottery (hereinafter referred to as “internal winning combination”) and the timing at which the stop button is detected. A so-called pachislot machine that stops is known.
  As this type of gaming machine, a pedestal disposed in the lower half of the front surface of the front door, a display device disposed on the back of the front panel and allowing the reel to be seen through, and between the front panel and the display device. A gaming machine has been proposed that includes a movable effect member that swings from an initial position on the upper side of the front panel to a position that covers a part of the display device (see Patent Document 1). According to this gaming machine, the movable effect member swings from the initial position of the upper portion of the front panel to a position that covers a part of the display device, thereby providing an effect of improving the effect.
JP 2013-13685 A
  Thus, there is a need for a gaming machine that can improve the player's interest through various effects.
  It is an object of the present invention to provide a gaming machine that can solve such problems and can improve the interest of the player through various effects.
The present invention provides the following gaming machines. The gaming machine of the present invention (for example, a pachislot machine 1 described later) is movable in a direction different from the predetermined direction, with a first movable part (for example, a first movable part 820 described later) movable in a predetermined direction. A second movable part (for example, a second movable part 830, which will be described later), and a support part (for example, an upper left support part 855, which will be described later) that is movable along with the movement of the first movable part or the second movable part. ), And the support part is another member (for example, a lower left support part 852, an upper middle support part, which will be described later). 854 and the like are movably engaged with each other, and a first guide extending in the moving direction of the first movable part (for example, a first guide 855a described later) and a second guide extending in the moving direction of the second movable part (e.g. for example, a second guide 855b, etc.) which will be described later, the first movable portion及Drive control means (for example, a sub-control circuit 101 described later) for controlling the movement of the second movable part is provided, and the drive control means moves the movable part in the initial state to the first movable part. Then, control is performed to move the second movable part .
  According to the present invention, it is possible to provide a gaming machine capable of improving the player's interest by various effects.
It is a figure which shows the functional flow of the pachislot machine which concerns on embodiment of this invention. 1 is an overall perspective view showing an external structure of a pachislot machine according to an embodiment of the present invention. It is an exploded view of the upper door of the pachi-slot machine concerning an embodiment of the invention. 1 is a partially exploded view of a base of a pachislot machine according to an embodiment of the present invention. It is an exploded view of the accessory device of the pachi-slot machine according to the embodiment of the present invention. It is a figure explaining operation | movement of the 1st movable part of the accessory apparatus in the pachislot machine which concerns on embodiment of this invention. It is a rear view of the accessory device of the pachi-slot machine according to the embodiment of the present invention. It is a rear view of the accessory device of the pachi-slot machine according to the embodiment of the present invention. 1 is a block diagram showing an electrical configuration of a pachislot machine according to an embodiment of the present invention. It is a block diagram which shows the structure of the main control circuit of the pachislot machine which concerns on embodiment of this invention. It is a block diagram which shows the structure of the sub control circuit of the pachi-slot machine which concerns on embodiment of this invention. It is a figure explaining operation | movement of the accessory apparatus of the pachislot machine which concerns on embodiment of this invention. It is a figure explaining operation | movement of the accessory apparatus of the pachislot machine which concerns on embodiment of this invention. It is a figure explaining operation | movement of the accessory apparatus of the pachislot machine which concerns on embodiment of this invention. It is a figure explaining operation | movement of the accessory apparatus of the pachislot machine which concerns on embodiment of this invention. It is a figure explaining the production | presentation of the accessory apparatus of the pachislot machine which concerns on embodiment of this invention. It is a figure explaining the production | presentation of the accessory apparatus of the pachislot machine which concerns on embodiment of this invention. It is a figure explaining the production | presentation of the accessory apparatus of the pachislot machine which concerns on embodiment of this invention. It is a main flowchart which shows the main processes which the main CPU which concerns on embodiment of this invention performs. It is a flowchart which shows the interruption process by control of the main CPU which concerns on embodiment of this invention. It is a flowchart which shows the main board | substrate communication task by control of the sub CPU which concerns on embodiment of this invention. It is a flowchart which shows the effect registration task by control of the sub CPU which concerns on embodiment of this invention.
<Functional flow of pachislot machine>
A pachislot machine which is a gaming machine showing an embodiment of the present invention will be described. First, a functional flow according to the embodiment of the gaming machine will be described with reference to FIG.
  In the pachislot machine of the present embodiment, medals are used as game media for playing games. In addition to the medals, coins, game balls, game point data, tokens, or the like can be applied as game media.
  As a predetermined start condition, when a player inserts a medal and the start lever is operated, one value (hereinafter referred to as a random value) is extracted from random numbers in a predetermined numerical range (for example, 0 to 65535). Is done.
  The internal lottery means performs lottery based on the extracted random number value and determines an internal winning combination. This internal lottery means is carried out by a main control circuit described later. By determining the internal winning combination, a combination of symbols that permits display along a winning determination line described later is determined. The types of symbol combinations include those related to “winning” in which benefits such as paying out medals, re-games, bonuses, etc. are given to players, and other so-called “loses”. Is provided.
  Further, when the start lever is operated, a plurality of reels are rotated. Thereafter, when the player presses the stop button corresponding to the predetermined reel, the reel stop control means performs control to stop the rotation of the corresponding reel based on the internal winning combination and the timing when the stop button is pressed. Do.
  In the pachislot machine, basically, control is performed to stop the rotation of the corresponding reel within a specified time (190 msec or 75 msec) from when the stop button is pressed. In the present embodiment, the number of symbols that move with the rotation of the reel within the specified time is referred to as “the number of sliding symbols”. When the specified time is 190 msec, the maximum number of sliding symbols is set to 4 symbols, and when the specified time is 75 msec, the maximum number of sliding symbols is set to 1 symbol.
  When the internal winning combination allowing the symbol combination display related to winning is determined, the reel stop control means usually displays the symbol combination within the specified time of 190 msec (four symbols) for the winning determination line. The rotation of the reel is stopped so as to display as much as possible. In addition, the reel stop control means is defined for one or more reels when, for example, a challenge bonus (CB), which is a second-type special accessory, and a middle bonus (MB) for continuously operating the CB are operated. The reel rotation is stopped so that the combination of symbols is displayed as much as possible along the winning determination line within a time of 75 msec (for one symbol). Furthermore, the reel stop control means uses various specified times corresponding to the gaming state to rotate the reels so that combinations of symbols that are not permitted to be displayed by the internal winning combination are not displayed along the winning determination line. Stop.
  Thus, when the rotation of the plurality of reels is all stopped, the winning determination means determines whether or not the combination of symbols displayed along the winning determination line is related to winning. This winning determination means is carried out by a main control circuit described later. When it is determined by the winning determination means that it is related to winning, a privilege such as paying out medals is given to the player. In a pachislot machine, a series of flows as described above is performed as one game. Such internal lottery means, reel stop control means, and winning determination means are performed by a main control circuit as control means described later.
  Also, in the pachislot machine, in the above-described series of flows, video display by an image display device such as a liquid crystal display device, driving of an accessory device, output of light by various lamps, output of sound by a speaker, Alternatively, various effects are performed using these combinations.
  When the start lever is operated, an effect random number value (hereinafter referred to as effect random number value) is extracted separately from the random number value used for determining the internal winning combination. When the effect random number value is extracted, the effect content determining means determines, by lottery, what is to be executed this time from among a plurality of types of effect contents associated with the internal winning combination.
  When the contents of the effect are determined, the effect executing means executes the corresponding effect in conjunction with each opportunity, such as when the rotation of the reels starts, when the rotation of each reel stops, or when determining whether there is a winning. As described above, in the pachislot machine, the player has an opportunity to know or predict the determined internal winning combination (in other words, a combination of symbols to be aimed at) by executing the production contents associated with the internal winning combination. The player's interest can be improved. Such effect content determining means and effect executing means are performed by a sub-control circuit as effect control means described later.
<Pachislot machine structure>
Next, with reference to FIG. 2, the external structure of the pachislot machine according to the present embodiment will be described.
[Appearance structure]
FIG. 2 is an overall perspective view showing the external structure of the pachislot machine according to the embodiment of the present invention.
  As shown in FIG. 2, the pachi-slot machine 1 includes an exterior body 2. The exterior body 2 includes a cabinet 2a serving as a housing that accommodates a reel, a circuit board, and the like, and a front door 2b serving as a frame that is attached to the cabinet 2a so as to be opened and closed. Handles 2c are provided on both side surfaces of the cabinet 2a (only the handle 2c on one side is shown in FIG. 2). The handle 2c is a recess that is put on when the pachislot machine 1 is transported.
  Inside the cabinet 2a are accommodated a plurality (three in this embodiment) of reels 3L, 3C, 3R on which a plurality of (for example, 21) symbols are displayed at predetermined intervals along the circumferential direction. ing.
  Hereinafter, the reels 3L, 3C, and 3R are referred to as a left reel 3L, a middle reel 3C, and a right reel 3R, respectively. Each reel 3L, 3C, 3R has a reel body formed in a cylindrical shape and a translucent sheet material mounted on the peripheral surface of the reel body. The above-mentioned plural (for example, 21) symbols are drawn on the surface of the aforementioned sheet material.
  The front door 2b includes an upper door 9a, a lower door 9b, and a liquid crystal display device 11 as an image display unit that is attached to the upper door 9a and displays an image. The front door 2b is attached to the cabinet 2a so as to be openable and closable using a hinge (not shown). The hinge is provided at the left end of the cabinet 2a when the cabinet 2a is viewed from the front of the pachi-slot machine 1.
  FIG. 3 is an exploded view of the upper door of the pachislot machine according to the embodiment of the present invention. The upper door 9a is formed of a synthetic resin material and is a base 9a- integrally formed with the front panel 5 disposed on the front surface facing the player (the front side of the pachislot machine 1 and facing the player). 1 and a cover 9a-2 disposed on the back surface (the surface opposite to the front surface) of the base 9a-1, and the accessory device 8 is provided between the base 9a-1 and the cover 9a-2. Is arranged.
  FIG. 4 is a partially exploded view of the base of the pachislot machine according to the embodiment of the present invention. In the base 9a-1, a component that operates when energized (for example, an LED substrate on which an LED (Light Emitting Diode) is disposed) is disposed on the back side of the front panel 5. The front panel 5 has fixed decorative portions 5a, 5b, and 5c formed on the front side so as to protrude to different positions. LED substrates 72 (72a, 72b, 72c) are arranged on the back sides of the fixed decorative portions 5a, 5b, 5c, respectively. LED board 72a, 72b, 72c is distribute | arranged to the position which adjoins fixed decoration part 5a, 5b, 5c, respectively, and is distribute | arranged in the mutually different position in the front back surface direction.
  The base 9a-1 is provided with a metal piece 73 for grounding the LED substrates 72a, 72b, 72c. The metal piece 73 is formed of a plate-like body extending in a direction (for example, horizontal direction) in which the LED substrates 72a, 72b, and 72c are arranged, and a member (for example, a metal screw or the like) formed of a material that can be energized. Are connected to the LED substrates 72a, 72b, 72c.
  The metal piece 73 is an earth 73a that is an example of a connection part that is arranged and connected at a position close to the LED board 72a, and an earth 73b that is an example of a connection part that is arranged and connected at a position near the LED board 72b. An earth 73c, which is an example of a connecting part arranged and connected in the vicinity of the LED substrate 72c, a connecting part 73e formed of a material that can be energized by connecting the earth 73a and the earth 73c to the earth 73b, and an earth 73d and a grounding 73c, respectively, and a terminal portion 73d for flowing electricity flowing through the metal piece 73 to the outside.
  In the present embodiment, the fixed decorative portion 5b is disposed more on the front side than the fixed decorative portions 5a and 5c. For this reason, the LED substrate 72b is arranged on the front side more than the LED substrates 72a and 72c. And as for the metal piece 73, the earth 73b protrudes in the front side rather than the earth 73a and the earth 73c. Such a ground 73b is an example of a protrusion, and the metal piece 73 is an example of a metal piece that is connected to a plurality of parts and has a protrusion that protrudes in the front direction depending on the position where the parts are arranged. is there.
  The ground 73b is disposed substantially at the center of the metal piece 73, has a rectangular shape when viewed from the front surface, and is formed by bending a plate-like body into a substantially U-shape with the back surface opened when viewed from the top surface. It is fitted in a rectangular hole formed on the back side of the panel 5. By fixing the metal piece 73 to the front panel 5 in this way, it is possible to prevent the screw etc. from being loosened due to vibration or the like, the metal piece 73 being displaced in the vertical and horizontal directions, and the left and right end portions from being rotated. it can.
  Returning to FIG. 3, the cover 9 a-2 is disposed on the back side of the base 9 a-1 and is energized by the LED boards 72 a, 72 b, 72 c (see FIG. 4) and the like disposed on the back side of the front panel 5. The metal piece 73 (see FIG. 4) for grounding the operating parts and the LED boards 72a, 72b, 72c and the like is covered. Further, a control board such as a sub-control board 42 (see FIG. 9) to be described later is housed and attached to the cover 9a-2 in a protective case.
<Equipment>
Next, the accessory device 8 will be described. FIG. 5 is an exploded view of the accessory device of the pachislot machine according to the embodiment of the present invention. The dashed-dotted line shown in FIG. 5 is a line which shows the member which mutually engages or contacts. In the following description, the left is the left when viewed from the front (front) side of the pachislot machine 1, and the right is the right when viewed from the front (front) side of the pachislot machine 1. Further, in FIG. 5, only the outer shape of the decorative part is indicated by a dotted line for easy understanding.
  The accessory device 8, which is an example of a movable accessory, includes decorative parts (lower middle decorative part 861, lower left decorative part 862, lower right decorative part 863, upper middle decorative part 864, upper left decorative part 865, and upper right decorative part. 866), a non-movable portion 81 that supports the movable portion 82 so as to be movable in a predetermined direction (for example, up and down direction and left and right direction) extending parallel to a plane facing the player, and movable And a drive unit 83 that moves the unit 82.
  The non-movable part 81 is disposed on the first base 811 disposed on one side (for example, the right side) on the plane facing the player and on the other side (for example, the left side) on the plane facing the player. A connection base 813 disposed between the second base 812, the first base 811 and the second base 812, one end connected to the first base 811 and the other end connected to the second base 812; And a central base 814 disposed on the front surface side.
  The first base 811 extends in a direction (for example, the vertical direction) orthogonal to the direction (for example, the horizontal direction) in which the connection base 813 extends, and the first guide 811a, the second guide 811b, and the third guide extend in the orthogonal direction. 811c. The first guide 811a, the second guide 811b, and the third guide 811c have a groove that penetrates in the front-rear direction and an engaging member that slidably engages with the groove. The first guide 811a and the second guide 811b are arranged on the same line in the orthogonal direction. The third guide 811c is arranged in parallel with the first guide 811a and the second guide 811b in the direction in which the connection base 813 extends. The first rectangular portion 821 of the first movable portion 820 in the movable portion 82 described later is engaged with the engaging members of the first guide 811a, the second guide 811b, and the third guide 811c. Further, the first base 811 is provided with a first drive unit 870 of a drive unit 83 described later and a stopper 815 described later.
  The second base 812 extends in a direction (for example, the vertical direction) orthogonal to the direction (for example, the horizontal direction) in which the connection base 813 extends. The second base 812 includes a contact surface 812a that extends in the orthogonal direction and faces the back, and can contact a roller 825 of the first movable unit 820 in the movable unit 82 described later. Such a second base 812 is an example of a member extending in the vertical direction.
  The connection base 813 is arranged in a left guide 813a and a right guide 813b extending in the direction in which the connection base 813 extends (for example, in the left-right direction), and in a direction substantially orthogonal to the direction in which the connection base 813 extends (for example, in the vertical direction). A gear 813c, a first engaging portion 813d, and a second engaging portion 813e.
  The left guide 813a and the right guide 813b are each provided as a pair. The pair of left guides 813a and the pair of right guides 813b are arranged in a direction orthogonal to the direction in which the connection base 813 extends (for example, the vertical direction), extend in parallel, and penetrate through the front and rear surfaces. And an engaging member that is slidably engaged. The gear 813c is disposed between the first engaging portion 813d and the second engaging portion 813e. A second movable portion 830 in the movable portion 82 described later is engaged with the engaging members of the pair of left guides 813a. The engaging member of the pair of right guides 813b is engaged with a third movable part 840 in the movable part 82 described later. The gear 813c engages with a rack 830b of the second movable portion 830 and a rack 840b of the third movable portion 840 in the movable portion 82 described later. The first engaging portion 813d is slidably engaged with a groove 830a of the second movable portion 830 in the movable portion 82 described later. The second engaging portion 813e is slidably engaged with a groove 840a of the third movable portion 840 in the movable portion 82 described later. The connection base 813 is provided with a second drive unit 880 of the drive unit 83 described later.
  The center base 814 has a pair of guides 814a arranged in a direction (for example, the left-right direction) in which the connection base 813 extends. Each of the pair of guides 814a extends in a direction orthogonal to the direction in which the connection base 813 extends (for example, the vertical direction), penetrates in the front-rear direction, and an engagement member that slidably engages with the grooves. Have. A pair of guides 814a is engaged with an upper middle support portion 854 described later.
  The movable portion 82 has a first movable portion 820 that can move in a direction (for example, a vertical direction that is an example of a predetermined direction) orthogonal to a direction (for example, the left-right direction) in which the connection base 813 extends, and a direction in which the connection base 813 extends. A second movable part 830 movable in parallel with the second movable part 830 in a direction in which the connection base 813 extends, and movable in a direction opposite to the second movable part 830 in the direction in which the connection base 813 extends. A third movable part 840.
  The first movable portion 820 has a first rectangular portion 821 formed with a direction perpendicular to the direction in which the coupling base 813 extends (for example, the vertical direction) as a longitudinal direction, and an end portion connected to the first rectangular portion. 2nd rectangular part 824 extended in the direction (for example, right-and-left direction) which extends. The first movable portion 820 is formed in a substantially T shape by the first rectangular portion 821 and the second rectangular portion 824. In the example shown in FIG. 5, the first movable portion 820 is arranged so as to be movable in the vertical direction. Therefore, the first movable portion 820 is formed in a shape having a substantially T-shape when viewed from the front side. Yes.
  The first rectangular portion 821 is engaged with the engaging members of the first guide 811a, the second guide 811b, and the third guide 811c of the first base 811 in the non-movable portion 81. That is, the first rectangular portion 821 has two locations, the first guide 811a and the second guide 811b arranged in the moving direction (for example, the vertical direction) of the movable portion 82, and a direction orthogonal to the moving direction of the movable portion 82 ( For example, in the left-right direction), the first guide 811a and the third guide 811c arranged in parallel with the second guide 811b are movably supported by the non-movable part 81. The movable portion 82 including the first rectangular portion 821 is movably supported by the non-movable portion 81 at two locations of the first guide 811a and the second guide 811b arranged in the vertical direction. Due to the weight of the members attached to the part 82 and the movable part 82, it is possible to prevent the front part and the rear part from rotating. Further, the movable portion 82 is formed in a shape having a substantially T-shape when viewed from the front side, and has a cantilever structure in which only the first rectangular portion 821 is engaged with the non-movable portion 81, thereby saving space. Is possible. In this case, the movable portion 82 generates a rotational force with the first rectangular portion 821 as the center and the tip of the second rectangular portion 824 moving downward due to gravity. According to the present embodiment, the movable portion 82 including the first rectangular portion 821 has two locations, the first guide 811a and the second guide 811b arranged in the vertical direction, and the first guide 811a and the second guide in the horizontal direction. Since the third guide 811c parallel to 811b is supported by the non-movable part 81 so as to be movable, it is possible to prevent the movable part 82 from rotating due to the rotational force.
  FIG. 6 is a diagram for explaining the operation of the first movable part of the accessory device in the pachislot machine according to the embodiment of the present invention. In FIG. 6, the first movable portion 820 moves upward from the state shown in FIG. 6A, and then enters the state shown in FIG. 6C through the state shown in FIG. 6B and stops. . As shown in FIG. 6A, the first rectangular portion 821 of the first movable portion 820 includes a rack portion 822 that extends in the direction in which the first rectangular portion 821 extends (for example, the vertical direction), and a first rectangular portion 821. And a plurality of protrusions 823 arranged in the extending direction (for example, the vertical direction).
  The plurality of protrusions 823 are the uppermost position in the vertical movement range of the first movable part 820, and the first protrusion 823A locked to a stopper 815 described later and the vertical movement of the first movable part 820. A second protrusion 823B that is locked to the stopper 815 at an intermediate position between the uppermost position and the lowermost position in the range. The projecting portion 823 is in a state where the first movable portion 820 is stopped (the state shown in FIG. 6C), and a lower surface 823a that abuts on a contact surface 817a of a stopper 815, which will be described later, and one side above the lower surface 823a. Side surface that can be slidably contacted with a sliding surface 817b of a stopper 815, which will be described later, in a process in which the first movable portion 820 is inclined downward from the first side to the other side (the state shown in FIGS. 6A and 6B). 823b.
  The first base 811 of the non-movable part 81 is provided with a stopper 815 that locks the plurality of protrusions 823 and restricts the movement of the first movable part 820 in the movable part 82. The stopper 815 is in the locked state (the state shown in FIG. 6C) for locking the protrusion 823 or in the unlocked state in which the locked state is released (the state shown in FIGS. 6A and 6B). Can be changed. The stopper 815 can be moved from the other side to one side or from one side to the other side by a solenoid 816 controlled by a sub-control circuit 101 (see FIG. 11) described later. A locking portion 817 that abuts against the protruding portion 823, and a biasing member 818 that biases the locking portion 817 to the other side.
  The locking portion 817 is a contact surface 817a that contacts the lower surface 823a of the protrusion 823 in the locked state (the state shown in FIG. 6C), and descends from one side to the other side below the contact surface 817a. In the process of inclining and moving the first movable part 820 upward (the state shown in FIGS. 6A and 6B), a sliding contact surface 817b that can slide on the side surface 823b of the protrusion 823 is provided.
  When the movable portion 82 moves downward, the stopper 815 has the solenoid 816 controlled by the sub-control circuit 101 (see FIG. 11), the locking portion 817 is moved from the other side to the one side, and becomes the non-locking state. After the protrusion 823 of the first movable part 820 passes through the locking part 817, the solenoid 816 is controlled by the sub-control circuit 101, and the locking part 817 is moved from one side to the other side to be locked. When the movable portion 82 moves upward, the side surface 823b of the protrusion 823 of the first movable portion 820 is brought into contact with the sliding surface 817b of the locking portion 817 of the stopper 815 from the state shown in FIG. Make sliding contact. Then, the locking portion 817 of the stopper 815 is pressed to the other side by the protrusion 823 of the first movable portion 820, the urging member 818 is elastically deformed and contracted, and moves to the other side, and FIG. It will be in the state shown in That is, the protrusion 823 moves upward from the locking portion 817 against the urging against the locking portion 817. Then, when the protrusion 823 of the first movable portion 820 passes, the locking portion 817 of the stopper 815 is urged by the urging member 818 and moves to one side, and the abutting surface 817a is the first movable portion 820. 6 is in contact with the lower surface 823a of the protrusion 823, and the downward movement of the first movable portion 820 is restricted.
  Returning to FIG. 5, the second rectangular portion 824 includes a left guide 824a and a right guide 824b arranged in a direction in which the second rectangular portion 824 extends (for example, in the left-right direction). Each of the left guide 824a and the right guide 824b extends in a direction in which the second rectangular portion 824 extends (for example, in the left-right direction), penetrates in the front-rear direction, and an engagement member that slidably engages with the groove. Have. A lower left support portion 852 described later is engaged with the engaging member of the left guide 824a. A lower right support portion 853 described later is engaged with the engaging member of the right guide 824b.
  Further, the second rectangular portion 824 has a roller 825 for guiding the movement of the first movable portion 820 in a predetermined direction (for example, the vertical direction) to the other end opposite to the one end connected to the first rectangular portion 821. It is arranged. The roller 825 has a rotation axis extending in a direction (for example, the left-right direction) orthogonal to a predetermined direction in a direction parallel to a plane facing the player, and an outer edge of the roller 825 is a second base in the non-movable portion 81. It is possible to contact the contact surface 812a of 812.
  The second movable portion 830 engages with the engagement members of the pair of left guides 813 a of the connection base 813 in the non-movable portion 81. The second movable portion 830 extends in the direction in which the connection base 813 extends and in the direction of the third movable portion 840 (for example, the right direction), and the first engagement portion 813d of the connection base 813 is slidably engaged. A groove 830a, a rack 830b that is disposed below the groove 830a and engages with the gear 813c of the connection base 813, and a shaft 830c that extends in the vertical direction and engages with an engagement portion 855c of the upper left support portion 855 described later. .
  The third movable portion 840 engages with the engagement members of the pair of right guides 813 b of the connection base 813 in the non-movable portion 81. The third movable portion 840 extends in the direction in which the connection base 813 extends and in the direction of the second movable portion 830 (for example, the left direction), and the second engagement portion 813e of the connection base 813 is slidably engaged. A groove 840a, a rack 840b that is disposed above the groove 840a and engages with the gear 813c of the connection base 813, and a shaft 840c that extends in the vertical direction and engages with an engagement portion 856c of the upper right support portion 856 described later. .
  That is, the rack 830 c of the second movable unit 830 and the rack 840 b of the third movable unit 840 are engaged with the gear 813 c of the connection base 813 in the non-movable unit 81. Accordingly, when the third movable portion 840 moves in a predetermined direction (for example, the left side), the gear 813c that engages with the rack 840b rotates, and this force is transmitted to the rack 830b that engages with the gear 813c. The part 830 moves in a direction opposite to the predetermined direction (for example, the right side).
  As described above, in the non-movable part 81, the two movable parts 82 (the second movable part 830 and the third movable part 840) attached so as to be movable in the extending direction of the non-movable part 81 (the coupling base 813) are respectively associated with each other. Joint portions (rack 830b, rack 840b) are provided, and these engaging portions are engaged with the rotatable rotation engaging portion (gear 813c) of the non-movable portion 81. Thereby, if only one movable part 82 is moved, the other movable part 82 can be moved in conjunction with this. Therefore, since a drive unit for moving one movable unit may be provided, space can be saved as compared with the case where a drive unit for moving each of the two movable units 82 is provided.
  A lower middle support portion 851, a lower left support portion 852, and a lower right support portion 853 are connected to the second rectangular portion 824 of the first movable portion 820 of the movable portion 82. Accordingly, the lower middle support portion 851, the lower left support portion 852, and the lower right support portion 853 are moved in the same direction as the moving direction (for example, the vertical direction) of the first movable portion 820 as the first movable portion 820 moves. Moving.
  The lower middle support portion 851 has a lower back surface fixed to a substantially central position of the second rectangular portion 824 of the first movable portion 820. Further, the lower middle support portion 851 is engaged with a guide 854a of an upper middle support portion 854, which will be described later, on the front surface on the upper end side. The lower middle support portion 851 has a lower middle decorative portion 861 to be described later attached to the front surface thereof.
  The lower left support portion 852 is engaged with the engagement member of the left guide 824a of the second rectangular portion 824 in the first movable portion 820 at the lower back side. Further, the lower left support portion 852 has a front surface on the upper end side engaged with a first guide 855a of an upper left support portion 855 described later. The lower left support portion 852 has a lower left decorative portion 862 to be described later attached to the front surface thereof.
  The lower right support portion 853 is engaged with the engagement member of the right guide 824b of the second rectangular portion 824 in the first movable portion 820 at the lower surface of the lower right support portion 853. Further, the lower right support portion 853 is engaged with a first guide 856a of an upper right support portion 856, which will be described later, on the front surface on the upper end side. The lower right support portion 853 has a lower right decorative portion 863 to be described later attached to the front surface thereof.
  The upper middle support portion 854 has a rear surface on the upper end side engaged with an engagement member of the guide 814a of the central base 814 in the non-movable portion 81, and a front left end side on the upper end side is a second of the upper left support portion 855 described later. Engaged with the engaging member of the guide 855b, the front right end side of the upper end side is engaged with the engaging member of the second guide 856b of the upper right support portion 856 described later. Further, the upper middle support portion 854 has a pair of guides 854a extending in the moving direction (for example, the vertical direction) of the first movable portion 820. The pair of guides 854a are respectively disposed on the left end side and the right end side of the upper middle support portion 854, extend in the moving direction (for example, the vertical direction) of the movable portion 82, and penetrate through the front and rear surfaces. An engaging member that is movably engaged. The upper left side of the lower middle support portion 851 is engaged with the engaging member of the left guide 854a. The upper right side of the lower middle support portion 851 is engaged with the engaging member of the right guide 854a. The upper middle support portion 854 is provided with an upper middle decorative portion 864 described later on the front surface thereof.
  Accordingly, the lower middle support portion 851 is overlapped with the upper middle support portion 854 on the back side of the upper middle support portion 854, and together with the upper middle support portion 854 as the first movable portion 820 of the movable portion 82 moves. The center base 814 moves within the range of the groove length of the guide 814a. The lower middle support portion 851 further moves in the range of the groove length of the guide 854a of the upper middle support portion 854 in accordance with the movement of the first movable portion 820 of the movable portion 82, and the upper middle support portion 854 Projecting in the moving direction of the first movable part 820 from behind.
  The upper left support portion 855 includes a first guide 855a extending in the moving direction (for example, up and down direction) of the first movable portion 820, and a second guide 855b extending in the moving direction (for example, the left and right direction) of the second movable portion 830. , And an engaging portion 855c that is slidably engaged with the shaft 830c of the second movable portion 830. The first guide 855a has a groove that extends in the moving direction (for example, the vertical direction) of the first movable portion 820, penetrates in the front-rear direction, and an engaging member that slidably engages with the groove. The front surface on the upper end side of the lower left support portion 852 is engaged with the engaging member of the first guide 855a. The second guide 855b has a groove that extends in the moving direction (for example, the left-right direction) of the second movable portion 830, penetrates in the front-rear direction, and an engaging member that slidably engages with the groove. The engaging member of the second guide 855b is engaged with the front left end of the upper middle support portion 854 on the upper end side. Accordingly, when the second movable portion 830 moves, the upper left support portion 855 moves in the moving direction (for example, the left-right direction) of the second movable portion 830. Then, when the upper left support portion 855 moves, the lower left support portion 852 moves in the movement direction (for example, the left-right direction) of the second movable portion 830.
  The upper right support portion 856 includes a first guide 856a extending in the moving direction (for example, up and down direction) of the first movable portion 820, and a second guide 856b extending in the moving direction (for example, the left and right direction) of the third movable portion 840. , And an engaging portion 856c that is slidably engaged with the shaft 840c of the third movable portion 840. The first guide 856a includes a groove that extends in the moving direction (for example, the vertical direction) of the first movable portion 820, penetrates in the front-rear direction, and an engaging member that slidably engages with the groove. The front surface on the upper end side of the lower right support portion 853 is engaged with the engaging member of the first guide 856a. The second guide 856b includes a groove that extends in the moving direction (for example, the left-right direction) of the third movable portion 840, penetrates in the front-rear direction, and an engaging member that slidably engages with the groove. The engaging member of the second guide 856b is engaged with the front right end side on the upper end side of the upper middle support portion 854. As a result, when the third movable portion 840 moves, the upper right support portion 856 moves in the movement direction (for example, the left-right direction) of the third movable portion 840. Then, when the upper right support portion 856 moves, the lower right support portion 853 moves in the moving direction (for example, the left-right direction) of the third movable portion 840.
  The lower middle decorative portion 861 has a front surface formed in a predetermined shape and a rear surface fixed to the lower middle support portion 851. The lower left decorative portion 862 has a front surface formed in a predetermined shape and a rear surface fixed to the lower left support portion 852. The lower right decorative portion 863 has a front surface formed in a predetermined shape and a rear surface fixed to the lower right support portion 853. The upper middle decorative portion 864 has a front surface formed in a predetermined shape and a rear surface fixed to the upper middle support portion 854. The upper left decorative portion 865 has a front surface formed in a predetermined shape and a rear surface fixed to the upper left support portion 855. The upper right decorative portion 866 has a front surface formed in a predetermined shape and a rear surface fixed to the upper right support portion 856.
  The lower middle decorative portion 861, the lower left decorative portion 862, the lower right decorative portion 863, the upper middle decorative portion 864, the upper left decorative portion 865, and the upper right decorative portion 866 are formed in shapes related to each other. The upper middle decorative portion 864, the upper left decorative portion 865, and the upper right decorative portion 866 are integrated into one shape when they are close to or in contact with each other. Further, the lower middle decorative portion 861, the lower left decorative portion 862, and the lower right decorative portion 863 are integrated in a state where they are close to or in contact with each other to form one shape. In addition, the lower middle decorative portion 861, the lower left decorative portion 862, the lower right decorative portion 863, the upper middle decorative portion 864, the upper left decorative portion 865, and the upper right decorative portion 866 may be formed in a shape showing characters, for example. Good. In this case, the upper middle decorative part 864, the upper left decorative part 865, and the upper right decorative part 866 are formed in a shape indicating a character string representing one meaning, and the lower middle decorative part 861, the lower left decorative part 862, and the lower right decorative part are formed. The portion 863 may be formed in a shape indicating a character string representing one meaning, and both character strings may have a predetermined meaning.
  The drive unit 83 includes a first drive unit 870 that moves the first movable unit 820 and members attached to the first movable unit 820 in a predetermined direction (for example, the vertical direction), the second movable unit 830, and the second movable unit. A second drive unit 880 configured to move a member attached to the unit 830 in a direction orthogonal to the predetermined direction (for example, the left-right direction).
  As shown in FIG. 6A, the first drive unit 870 uses a first motor 871 controlled by a sub-control circuit 101 (see FIG. 11), which will be described later, and the driving force of the first motor 871 of the movable unit 82. A first transmission portion 872 that transmits to the first movable portion 820. The first transmission portion 872 includes a first gear 872a that is rotated by a first motor 871, and a second gear 872b that engages with the rack portion 822 of the first gear 872a and the first movable portion 820. When the first motor 871 is driven by the control of the sub control circuit 101 (see FIG. 11), the first movable unit 820 moves upward, for example, from the state shown in FIG. It will be in the state shown to b), and will be in the state shown in FIG.6 (c).
7 and 8 are rear views of the accessory device of the pachislot machine according to the embodiment of the present invention.
In FIG. 7, in the accessory device 8, the lower left support portion 852 and the lower right support portion 853 are close to or in contact with the lower middle support portion 851, and the lower middle support portion 851, the lower left support portion 852, and the lower right support portion 853 are placed. Are arranged in an integrated state, and the upper left support portion 855 and the upper right support portion 856 are close to or in contact with the upper middle support portion 854, and the upper middle support portion 854, the upper left support portion 855, and the upper right support portion 856 are It is arranged in an integrated state. 8, in the accessory device 8, the lower left support portion 852 and the lower right support portion 853 are separated from the lower middle support portion 851, and the lower middle support portion 851, the lower left support portion 852, and the lower right support portion 853 are separated. The upper left support portion 855 and the upper right support portion 856 are separated from the upper middle support portion 854, and the upper middle support portion 854, the upper left support portion 855 and the upper right support portion 856 are separated from each other. Has been.
  As shown in FIG. 7, the second drive unit 880 transmits the driving force of the second motor 881 and the second motor 881 controlled by the sub-control circuit 101 (see FIG. 11) described later to the third movable unit 840. A second transmission unit 882. The second transmission portion 882 includes a link member 882a that is rotated by a second motor 881, and an arm member that has one end pivotally connected to the link member 882a and the other end pivotally connected to the third movable portion 840. 882b. From the state shown in FIG. 7, the accessory device 8 is driven by the second motor 881 under the control of the sub-control circuit 101 (see FIG. 11), so that the link member 882a rotates in the direction of the arrow in FIG. The arm member 882b is pulled rightward, and accordingly, the third movable portion 840 is also pulled rightward. Then, the upper right support portion 856 that engages with the third movable portion 840 and the lower right support portion 853 that engages with the upper right support portion 856 are also pulled in the right direction. Further, when the third movable portion 840 is pulled in the right direction, the second movable portion 830 is pulled in the left direction. Then, the upper left support portion 855 that engages with the second movable portion 830 and the lower left support portion 852 that engages with the upper left support portion 855 are also pulled in the right direction. Thereby, the accessory apparatus 8 will be in the state shown in FIG.
  Returning to FIG. 2, the liquid crystal display device 11 is attached to the upper portion of the upper door 9 a of the front door 2 b so as to display, for example, an image relating to a game effect or information related to the game in a display area 11 a formed on the front side. It has been. The liquid crystal display device 11 can display game table information such as, for example, customization of gaming machines and gaming history, in addition to executing effects by displaying images. In addition, a hall menu is displayed on the liquid crystal display device 11 in accordance with the operation of the game hall manager. In this case, the liquid crystal display device 11 is configured by a touch panel, and buttons and the like that can be operated by the administrator can be displayed in the hall menu.
  The upper door 9a has a display window 4 that allows a part of the three reels 3L, 3C, 3R to be visually recognized. The display window 4 includes three left display windows 4L, middle display windows 4C, and right display windows 4R corresponding to the three reels 3L, 3C, 3R.
  These display windows 4L, 4C, and 4R are provided at positions overlapping with the arrangement areas of the three reels 3L, 3C, and 3R when viewed from the front (player side), and in front of the three reels (player side) ). Therefore, the player can visually recognize the three reels 3L, 3C, 3R provided behind the display window 4 through the display windows 4L, 4C, 4R.
  In the present embodiment, the display windows 4L, 4C, 4R are arranged in succession among a plurality of types of symbols drawn on each reel when the rotation of the corresponding reel provided behind the display windows 4L, 4C, 4R is stopped. It is set to a size that can display two symbols. That is, in the frame of the display windows 4L, 4C, 4R, the upper, middle, and lower areas are provided for each reel, and one symbol is displayed in each area. In the present embodiment, a line connecting the middle stage area of the left reel 3L, the middle stage area of the middle reel 3C, and the middle stage area of the right reel 3R is defined as a winning determination line for determining whether or not a prize is won.
  A protective glass 6 is provided on the front side of the reels 3L, 3C, 3R and the liquid crystal display device 11 described above. This prevents the player from touching the reels 3L, 3C, 3R and the liquid crystal display device 11 directly.
  Further, the front panel 5 of the upper door 9a has a pair of upper specific decorative portions 5d disposed so as to sandwich the fixed decorative portion 5b at the upper portion thereof, and a lower specific decorative portion 5e disposed substantially at the lower portion thereof. And other decorative members. LED substrates 72 (see FIG. 9) are arranged on the back sides of the pair of upper specific decorative portions 5d and lower specific decorative portions 5e, respectively. The above-described fixed decorative portions 5a, 5b, 5c, the pair of upper specific decorative portions 5d and the lower specific decorative portion 5e are LEDs 25 on the LED board 72 arranged behind each other as the game progresses (see FIG. 9). When is turned on, an effect of emitting light is performed.
  A pedestal 12 is formed at the center of the lower door 9b. The pedestal 12 includes various devices (medal insertion slot 13, MAX bet button 14, 1 bet button 15, start lever 16, stop buttons 17L, 17C, 17R, selection buttons, determination buttons, etc.) to be operated by the player. ) Is provided.
  The medal slot 13 is provided for receiving a medal dropped on the pachislot machine 1 from the outside by the player. That is, the medal slot 13 is for a medal to be inserted by the player. The medals inserted from the medal slot 13 are used for one game with a preset number (for example, three) as the upper limit, and the amount exceeding the preset number is deposited inside the pachislot machine 1. (So-called credit function).
  The MAX bet button 14 and the 1 bet button 15 are provided to determine the number of cards used for one game from medals deposited inside the pachislot machine 1. Although not shown in FIG. 2, the pedestal portion 12 is provided with a settlement button. This checkout button is provided to pull out (discharge) medals deposited inside the pachislot machine 1 to the outside.
  The start lever 16 is for starting the rotation of all the reels (3L, 3C, 3R) in accordance with the player's operation, and constitutes a start operation means.
  The stop buttons 17L, 17C, and 17R are provided in association with the left reel 3L, the middle reel 3C, and the right reel 3R, respectively, and are for stopping the rotation of the corresponding reels according to the player's operation. . These stop buttons 17L, 17C, and 17R constitute stop operation means.
  The stop buttons 17L, 17C, and 17R are used when performing operations related to information displayed on the liquid crystal display device 11. For example, when performing a selection operation on the display screen of the liquid crystal display device 11. Used for. Hereinafter, the stop buttons 17L, 17C, and 17R are referred to as a left stop button 17L, a middle stop button 17C, and a right stop button 17R, respectively.
  The selection button and the determination button are used when performing various operations on the display screen of the liquid crystal display device 11.
  The pedestal portion 12 is provided with a 7-segment display 28 made up of 7-segment LEDs. The 7-segment display 28 displays information such as the number of medals to be paid out to the player as a privilege (hereinafter referred to as the number of payouts), the number of medals deposited inside the pachislot machine 1 (hereinafter referred to as the number of credits), and the like. Digital display.
  At the lower part of the lower door 9b, a medal payout port 21, a medal tray 22, speakers 23L, 23R and the like are provided. The medal payout port 21 guides medals discharged by driving a hopper device 43 described later to the outside. The medal tray 22 stores medals discharged from the medal payout opening 21. In addition, the speakers 23L and 23R output sound such as sound effects and music corresponding to the contents of the production.
<Electric configuration of pachislot machine>
Next, the electrical configuration of the pachislot machine 1 will be described with reference to FIG. FIG. 9 is a block diagram showing an electrical configuration of the pachislot machine 1.
  As shown in FIG. 9, the pachi-slot machine 1 has a main control board 41 arranged in the cabinet 2a and a sub control board 42 arranged in the front door 2b. The main control board 41 is electrically connected to the reel relay terminal board 51, the setting key switch 52, the cabinet side relay board 53, the door relay terminal board 54, and the power board 44 b of the power supply device 44. ing.
  The reel relay terminal plate 51 is disposed inside the reel body of each reel 3L, 3C, 3R. The reel relay terminal board 51 is electrically connected to stepping motors (not shown) of the reels 3L, 3C, 3R, and relays signals output from the main control board 41 to the stepping motors. The setting key type switch 52 is used when changing the setting of the pachislot machine 1 or when checking the setting of the pachislot machine 1.
  The cabinet-side relay board 53 is electrically connected to an external concentration terminal board 56, a hopper device 43, and a medal auxiliary storage switch 57. The cabinet-side relay board 53 relays signals output from the main control board 41 to the external concentration terminal board 56, the hopper device 43, and the medal auxiliary storage switch 57. That is, the external concentration terminal board 56, the hopper device 43 and the medal auxiliary storage switch 57 are connected to the main control board 41 via the cabinet side relay board 53.
  The external concentration terminal board 56 is attached to the cabinet 2 a and is provided for outputting signals such as a medal insertion signal, a medal payout signal, and a security signal to the outside of the pachislot machine 1.
  The medal auxiliary storage switch 57 passes through a medal auxiliary storage (not shown). The medal auxiliary storage switch 57 detects whether or not the medal auxiliary storage is full of medals.
  A power switch 44 a is connected to the power board 44 b of the power device 44. The power switch 44a is turned on when supplying necessary power to the pachislot machine 1.
  The door relay terminal plate 54 includes a medal sensor 46, a door open / close monitoring switch 61, a BET switch 62, a settlement switch 63, a start switch 64, a stop switch board 65, a game operation display board 66, a selection switch 67, a decision switch 68, and a sub switch. A relay board 69 is connected. That is, the medal sensor 46, the door open / close monitoring switch 61, the BET switch 62, the checkout switch 63, the start switch 64, the stop switch board 65, the game operation display board 66, the selection switch 67, the decision switch 68, and the sub relay board 69 The relay terminal board 54 is connected to the main control board 41.
  The medal sensor 46 detects that the medal has passed through a selector (not shown) and outputs the detection result to the main control board 41. The door open / close monitoring switch 61 outputs a security signal for notifying the opening / closing of the front door 2b to the outside of the pachislot machine 1. The BET switch 62 detects that the MAX bet button 14 and the 1 bet button 15 (see FIG. 2) have been pressed by the player, and outputs the detection result to the main control board 41.
  The settlement switch 63 detects that a settlement button (not shown) has been pressed by the player, and outputs the detection result to the main control board 41. The start switch 64 detects that the start lever 16 has been operated by the player (start operation), and outputs the detection result to the main control board 41.
  The stop switch substrate 65 is a substrate constituting a circuit for stopping the rotating reel and a circuit for displaying the stopable reel by an LED or the like. The stop switch board 65 is provided with a stop switch. The stop switch detects that each stop button 17L, 17C, 17R has been pressed by the player (stop operation).
  The game operation display board 66 displays the number of inserted medals on the 7-segment display 28 when accepting insertion of medals, when the three reels 3L, 3C, 3R are rotatable and when replaying. It is a substrate for making it. A 7-segment display 28 and an LED 70 are connected to the game operation display board 66. For example, the LED 70 lights a mark for displaying the start of a game, a mark for performing a replay, and the like.
  The selection switch 67 detects that the selection button has been pressed by the player, and outputs the detection result to the main control board 41 and the sub relay board 69. The decision switch 68 detects that the decision button has been pressed by the player, and outputs the detection result to the main control board 41 and the sub relay board 69.
  The sub relay board 69 relays the wiring connecting the sub control board 42 and the main control board 41. The sub-relay board 69 relays the wiring connecting the sub-control board 42 and a plurality of boards disposed around the sub-control board 42. That is, the sub-control board 42, the sound I / O board 71, the LED board 72, the 24h door open / close monitoring unit 74, and the drive control board 78 are electrically connected to the sub-relay board 69.
  The sub control board 42 is connected to the main control board 41 through the door relay terminal board 54 and the sub relay board 69. The sub control board 42 is electrically connected to the sound I / O board 71, the LED board 72, the 24h door open / close monitoring unit 74, and the drive control board 78 via the sub relay board 69. .
  The sound I / O board 71 outputs sound to the speakers 23L and 23R. The LED board 72 displays a blinking pattern by causing the LED group 25 showing a specific example of the light source to emit light according to the effect executed by the control of the sub-control circuit 101 (see FIG. 11).
  The 24h door opening / closing monitoring unit 74 stores a history of opening / closing of the front door 2b. The 24h door opening / closing monitoring unit 74 outputs a signal for displaying an error on the liquid crystal display device 11 to the sub control board 42 (sub control circuit 101) when the front door 2b is opened.
  The drive control board 78 drives the solenoid 816, the first motor 871, and the second motor 881 of the accessory device 8 (see FIG. 5) according to the effects executed by the control of the sub control circuit 101 (see FIG. 11). Let The accessory device 8 is driven and controlled by the drive control board 78, so that the decorative parts (the lower middle decorative part 861, the lower left decorative part 862, the lower right decorative part shown in FIG. 5) are arranged in a predetermined direction (for example, the vertical direction). 863, upper middle decorative portion 864, upper left decorative portion 865, and upper right decorative portion 866) are moved. Further, the accessory device 8 is driven and controlled by the drive control board 78 so that a part of the decorative part (the lower left decorative part 862 shown in FIG. The right decoration part 863, the upper left decoration part 865, and the upper right decoration part 866) are moved.
  A ROM cartridge substrate 76 and a liquid crystal relay substrate 77 are connected to the sub control substrate 42. The ROM cartridge substrate 76 is a substrate for managing image and video for production, sound, light (LED group 25), driving of the accessory device 8 (movement of the decoration part), and communication data. The liquid crystal relay substrate 77 is a substrate that relays the wiring connecting the sub control substrate 42 and the liquid crystal display device 11.
<Main control circuit>
Next, the main control circuit 91 constituted by the main control board 41 will be described with reference to FIG. FIG. 10 is a block diagram illustrating a configuration example of the main control circuit 91 of the pachislot machine 1.
  As shown in FIG. 10, a main control circuit 91 as a control means has a microcomputer 92 installed on the main control board 41 as a main component, and controls the progress of the game. The microcomputer 92 includes a main CPU 93, a main ROM 94, and a main RAM 95.
  The main ROM 94 stores a control program executed by the main CPU 93, a data table, data for transmitting various control commands (command signals) to the sub-control circuit 101 described later, and the like. The main RAM 95 is provided with a storage area for storing various data such as an internal winning combination determined by execution of the control program.
  The main CPU 93 is connected to a clock pulse generation circuit 96, a frequency divider 97, a random number generator 98, and a sampling circuit 99. The clock pulse generation circuit 96 and the frequency divider 97 generate clock pulses. The main CPU 93 executes a control program based on the generated clock pulse. The random number generator 98 generates a random number in a predetermined range (for example, 0 to 65535). The sampling circuit 99 extracts one value from the generated random numbers.
  The main CPU 93 counts the number of times pulses are output to the stepping motors of the reels 3L, 3C, 3R after detecting the reel index. Thereby, the main CPU 93 manages the rotation angle of each reel 3L, 3C, 3R (mainly, how many symbols the reel has rotated).
  The reel index is information indicating that the reel has made one revolution. This reel index is provided at a predetermined position of each of the reels 3L, 3C, 3R, for example, with a light emitting unit and a light receiving unit, and between the light emitting unit and the light receiving unit by the rotation of each reel 3L, 3C, 3R. Detection is performed by a reel position detection unit (not shown) including a detection piece interposed therebetween.
  Here, the management of the rotation angle of each reel 3L, 3C, 3R will be specifically described. The number of pulses output to the stepping motor is counted by a pulse counter provided in the main RAM 95. Each time the output of a predetermined number of pulses (for example, 16 times) necessary for the rotation of one symbol is counted by the pulse counter, the symbol counter provided in the main RAM 95 is incremented by one. The symbol counter is provided for each reel 3L, 3C, 3R. The value of the symbol counter is cleared when a reel index is detected by a reel position detector (not shown).
  In other words, in the present embodiment, by managing the symbol counter, it is possible to manage how many symbols have been rotated since the reel index was detected. Therefore, the position of each symbol on each reel 3L, 3C, 3R is detected with reference to the position where the reel index is detected.
  In the present embodiment, the maximum number of sliding symbols is basically set to 4 symbols. Therefore, when the left stop button 17L is pressed, the symbol of the left reel 3L in the middle of the display window 4 and each symbol within the range up to four symbols ahead can be stopped in the middle of the display window 4. It becomes a simple design.
<Sub control circuit>
Next, the sub control circuit 101 constituted by the sub control board 42 will be described with reference to FIG. FIG. 11 is a block diagram illustrating a configuration example of the sub control circuit 101 of the pachislot machine 1.
  As shown in FIG. 11, the sub control circuit 101 as the sub control unit is electrically connected to the main control circuit 91, and the content of the presentation is determined and executed based on the command signal transmitted from the main control circuit 91. 9 and the peripheral devices such as the liquid crystal display device 11, the solenoid 816, the first motor 871, the second motor 881, the LED group 25, and the speakers 23L and 23R shown in FIG. The sub control circuit 101 basically includes a sub CPU 102, a sub RAM 103, a rendering processor 104, a drawing RAM 105, and a driver 106.
  In response to the command signal transmitted from the main control circuit 91 (see FIG. 10), the sub CPU 102 performs sound and light output, display control of the liquid crystal display device 11, and control according to the control program stored in the ROM cartridge substrate 76. The driving of the accessory device 8 (see FIG. 5) is controlled. The ROM cartridge substrate 76 basically includes a program storage area and a data storage area.
  A control program executed by the sub CPU 102 is stored in the program storage area. For example, in the control program, a main board communication task for controlling communication with the main control circuit 91 (see FIG. 10) and a random number for production are extracted, and production contents (production data) are determined and registered. Production registration tasks are included. In addition, a drawing control task for controlling display of an image by the liquid crystal display device 11 (see FIG. 2) based on the determined contents of the effect, a drive control task for controlling the movement of the decoration part of the accessory device 8 (see FIG. 5), A lamp control task for controlling light output from a light source such as the LED group 25 (see FIG. 9), a sound control task for controlling sound output from the speakers 23L and 23R, and the like are included.
  The data storage area includes a storage area for storing various data tables, a storage area for storing effect data constituting each effect content, and a storage area for storing animation data related to creation of video. Also included are a storage area for storing sound data related to BGM and sound effects, a storage area for storing lamp data related to the light on / off pattern, and the like.
  The sub-RAM 103 is provided with a storage area for registering the determined contents and effects data, and a storage area for storing various data such as an internal winning combination transmitted from the main control circuit 91.
  The sub CPU 102, the rendering processor 104, the drawing RAM (including the frame buffer) 105, and the driver 106 create a video according to the animation data designated by the content of the presentation, and display the created video on the liquid crystal display device 11. Further, the sub CPU 102 moves the accessory part 8 (see FIG. 5) decoration part according to the accessory apparatus movement pattern data designated by the contents of the effect.
  Further, the sub CPU 102 causes the speakers 23L and 23R to output sounds such as BGM according to the sound data designated by the contents of the production. Further, the sub CPU 102 controls lighting and extinguishing of the LED group 25 according to the lamp data designated by the contents of the effect.
[Drive control]
The sub control circuit 101 (see FIG. 11), which is an example of the drive control means, determines the production content based on the command signal transmitted from the main control circuit 91 (see FIG. 10), and according to the decided production content, The driving of the solenoid 816, the first motor 871, and the second motor 881 of the accessory device 8 is controlled. The sub-control circuit 101 (see FIG. 11), in the accessory device 8, in three stages according to the determined contents of the effect, the decorative parts (the lower middle decorative part 861, the lower left decorative part 862, the lower right part shown in FIG. 5). The decoration part 863, the upper middle decoration part 864, the upper left decoration part 865, and the upper right decoration part 866) are moved.
  12 to 15 are diagrams for explaining the operation of the accessory device of the pachislot machine according to the embodiment of the present invention. FIG. 12 shows an initial state of the accessory device 8. FIG. 13 shows a state where the accessory device 8 has moved one stage. FIG. 14 shows a state where the accessory device 8 has been moved in two stages. FIG. 15 shows a state in which the accessory device 8 has been moved in three stages.
  As shown in FIG. 12, in the initial state, the accessory device 8 has the first movable portion 820 disposed at the uppermost end position, and the second movable portion 830 and the third movable portion 840 disposed at positions closest to each other. ing. Accordingly, the lower middle decorative portion 861, the lower left decorative portion 862, and the lower right decorative portion 863 shown in FIG. 5 are arranged close to or in contact with each other, and the upper middle decorative portion 864 and the upper left decorative portion 864 are arranged in an integrated state. The decorative part 865 and the upper right decorative part 866 are also arranged close to or in contact with each other. The lower middle decorative portion 861, the lower left decorative portion 862, and the lower right decorative portion 863 in an integrated state are behind the upper middle decorative portion 864, the upper left decorative portion 865, and the upper right decorative portion 866 in an integrated state. Is arranged. In addition, the upper middle decorative portion 864, the upper left decorative portion 865, and the upper right decorative portion 866 in an integrated state are disposed behind the fixed decorative portion 5b (see FIG. 4). That is, the lower middle decorative part 861, the lower left decorative part 862, the lower right decorative part 863, the upper middle decorative part 864, the upper left decorative part 865, and the upper right decorative part 866 are in a state that the player cannot visually recognize in the initial state. Has been placed.
  The sub control circuit 101 (see FIG. 11) controls the solenoid 816 to bring the stopper 815 into the non-locking state in the first stage production of the accessory device 8 according to the decided production content, and to turn the first motor 871 on. The first movable portion 820 is driven to move downward, the stopper 815 is brought into a locked state, and when the second protrusion 823B of the first movable portion 820 comes into contact with the stopper 815, the first motor 871 is stopped. Accordingly, the lower middle support portion 851, the lower left support portion 852, the lower right support portion 853, the upper middle support portion 854, the upper left support portion 855, and the upper right support portion 856 shown in FIG. 5 together with the first movable portion 820. Move down. And the accessory apparatus 8 will be in the state shown in FIG.
  16 to 18 are diagrams for explaining the effects of the accessory device of the pachislot machine according to the embodiment of the present invention. 16 to 18 are views of the accessory device 8 viewed from the front. FIG. 16 shows a state where the accessory device 8 has moved one stage. FIG. 17 shows a state where the accessory device 8 has been moved in two stages. FIG. 18 shows a state where the accessory device 8 has been moved in three stages. By the movement of the first stage, the accessory device 8 moves behind the upper middle decorative portion 864, the upper left decorative portion 865, and the upper right decorative portion 866 in an integrated state, and the lower middle decorative portion 861 ( 5), the lower left decorative portion 862 (see FIG. 5) and the lower right decorative portion 863 (see FIG. 5) are arranged, these protrude from the back of the fixed decorative portion 5b, and the state shown in FIG. Become. That is, by the movement of the first stage, the upper middle decorative portion 864, the upper left decorative portion 865, and the upper right decorative portion 866 in an integrated state can be visually recognized by the player.
  Next, the sub-control circuit 101 (see FIG. 11) controls the solenoid 816 to turn off the stopper 815 in the second stage effect of the accessory device 8 according to the determined effect content, as shown in FIG. In a locked state, the first motor 871 is driven to move the first movable portion 820 downward. When the first movable portion 820 moves to the lowermost position, the first motor 871 is stopped. Accordingly, the lower middle support portion 851, the lower left support portion 852, and the lower right support portion 853 shown in FIG. 5 together with the first movable portion 820, the upper middle support portion 854, the upper left support portion 855, and the upper right support portion 856. Move down.
  As shown in FIG. 17, the accessory device 8 moves in a second stage so that the lower middle decorative portion 861, the lower left decorative portion 862 and the lower right decorative portion 863 are in an integrated state. It protrudes from behind the middle decorative portion 864, the upper left decorative portion 865, and the upper right decorative portion 866. That is, by the second stage movement, the lower middle decorative portion 861, the lower left decorative portion 862 and the lower right decorative portion 863 in an integrated state, the upper middle decorative portion 864, the upper left decorative portion 865 in an integrated state, and The player can visually recognize the upper right decoration portion 866.
  Next, as shown in FIG. 15, the sub control circuit 101 (see FIG. 11) drives the second motor 881 in the third stage effect of the accessory device 8 according to the determined effect content, The third movable part 840 is moved in a direction away from the second movable part 830. As a result, the second movable portion 830 also moves away from the third movable portion 840, the lower left support portion 852 and the lower right support portion 853 move away from the lower middle support portion 851, and the upper left support portion 855. Then, the upper right support portion 856 moves in a direction away from the upper middle support portion 854.
  As shown in FIG. 18, the accessory device 8 moves in a direction in which the lower left decorative part 862 and the lower right decorative part 863 are separated from the lower middle decorative part 861 by the third stage movement, and the upper left decorative part is moved. 865 and the upper right decoration part 866 move in directions away from the upper middle decoration part 864, respectively.
  As shown in FIG. 16, in the effect device 8, a part of the plurality of decorative parts (upper middle decorative part 864, upper left decorative part 865, and upper right decorative part 866) are displayed on the front panel in the first stage effect. An integral shape that is continuous with the shape of a part (fixed decorative portion 5b) is formed.
  In addition, as shown in FIG. 17, the accessory device 8 has other parts of the plurality of decorative parts (the lower middle decorative part 861, the lower left decorative part 862, and the lower right decorative part 863) in the second stage effect. Are formed in an integrated shape that is continuous with the above-mentioned part of the plurality of decoration parts (upper middle decoration part 864, upper left decoration part 865, and upper right decoration part 866). An integral shape that is continuous with the shape of a part (the fixed decorative portion 5b) is formed.
  Further, as shown in FIG. 18, the accessory device 8 forms an integrated shape that is continuous with the shape of a part of the front panel (fixed decorative portion 5 b) in a plurality of decorative parts in the third stage effect. In addition, the shape formed by connecting opposite sides of a plurality of decorative parts is connected to the shape of a part of the front panel (a pair of upper specific decorative portion 5d and lower specific decorative portion 5e), thereby providing a predetermined A shape (in the example shown in FIG. 18, a V shape) is formed. At this time, the pair of upper specific decorative portions 5d and lower specific decorative portions 5e emit light. Also, the lower left decorative portion 862 and the lower right decorative portion 863 have moved away from the lower middle decorative portion 861, and the upper left decorative portion 865 and the upper right decorative portion 866 have moved away from the upper middle decorative portion 864. Thus, from the gap between the lower left decorative part 862 and the lower right decorative part 863 and the lower middle decorative part 861, and the upper left decorative part 865 and the gap between the upper right decorative part 866 and the upper middle decorative part 864, The display area 11a is visible to the player, and a predetermined display (for example, a display having the same color as the emission color of the pair of upper specific decoration part 5d and lower specific decoration part 5e) is displayed on the display area 11a. Thereby, a predetermined shape (in the example shown in FIG. 18, a V shape) is formed by the light emission of the pair of upper specific decorative portion 5d and the lower specific decorative portion 5e and the predetermined display in the display region 11a.
  In the example shown in FIG. 18, nothing is displayed between the lower middle decorative portion 861, the lower left decorative portion 862, the lower right decorative portion 863, and the lower specific decorative portion 5e. A liquid crystal display device is provided, and a lower left decorative region 862 and a predetermined display in the display region 11a visible from the gap between the lower right decorative region 863 and the lower middle decorative region 861 are displayed on the display region of the transparent liquid crystal display device. An image with high transparency connected to the specific decorative portion 5e may be displayed. As a result, light emission of the pair of upper specific decorative portions 5d, predetermined display in the display region 11a, an image in the display region of the transparent liquid crystal display device, and the lower specific decorative portion 5e are integrated (for example, a V shape) ) Can be produced.
<Program flow executed in pachislot>
Next, the contents of a program executed by the main CPU 93 (see FIG. 10) of the main control circuit 91 will be described with reference to FIGS.
<Main flowchart by control of main CPU of main control circuit>
With reference to FIG. 19, the main flowchart which showed the main processes which main CPU93 performs is demonstrated.
  First, the main CPU 93 performs initialization processing at power-on (step S1), and proceeds to step S2. In this process, the main CPU 93 determines whether or not the backup is normal and whether or not the setting has been appropriately changed, and performs an initialization process according to the determination result.
  Subsequently, the main CPU 93 performs an initialization process at the end of one game (step S2). For example, the main CPU 93 clears data stored in an internal winning combination storage area, a display combination storage area, and the like provided in the main RAM 95. Then, the main CPU 93 performs medal acceptance / start check processing (step S3). In this process, the main CPU 93 updates the insertion number counter provided in the main RAM 95 (see FIG. 10) by checking the medal sensor 46 (see FIG. 9), the BET switch 62 (see FIG. 9), etc., and the start switch 64 input checks are performed. When the value of the inserted number counter is other than “0” and there is an input from the start switch 64 (see FIG. 9), the main CPU 93 controls the progress of one game, assuming that a predetermined start condition is satisfied. Further, the main CPU 93 validates the winning line through the medal acceptance / start check process.
  Next, the main CPU 93 extracts a random number value and stores it in a random value storage area provided in the main RAM 95 (step S4). The random number value extracted in the process of step S4 is used in the internal lottery process of step S5.
  Subsequently, the main CPU 93 performs an internal lottery process (step S5). In this process, first, the main CPU 93 sequentially subtracts a random number value extracted from a predetermined numerical range (for example, “0 to 65535”) with a lottery value defined corresponding to each winning number. . Next, the main CPU 93 determines (internal lottery) whether or not the result of the subtraction has become negative (whether a so-called “digit” has occurred). When the result of subtraction becomes negative (a “digit” occurs) at a predetermined winning number, it means that the winning number is won, and the data point assigned to the corresponding winning number is acquired. The data pointer is data acquired as a result of lottery performed with reference to the internal lottery table stored in the main ROM 94 (see FIG. 10), and designates an internal symbol combination defined by an internal symbol combination determination table described later. It is data to do. The data pointer is provided with a small role / replay data pointer and a bonus data pointer. The lottery value is defined for each setting (settings 1 to 6) for adjusting the expected value of the lottery set in advance. Thus, the main CPU 93 obtains data points based on the random number value in the internal lottery process and determines the internal winning combination.
  Subsequently, the main CPU 93 performs a reel stop initial setting process for storing each piece of information related to the reel stop control based on the result of the internal lottery process (step S6). In this process, the main CPU 93 initializes an area related to control for stopping the rotation of the reels 3L, 3C, 3R (see FIG. 9).
  Next, the main CPU 93 performs a start command transmission process (step S7). In this process, the main CPU 93 stores the start command in the communication data storage area of the main RAM 95. The start command includes information such as a gaming state and an internal winning combination, and is transmitted to the sub control circuit 101 (see FIG. 11) in a command data transmission process of an interrupt process described later. Thereby, the sub control circuit 101 can produce an effect according to the start operation.
  Subsequently, the main CPU 93 performs a wait process (step S8). In this process, the main CPU 93 stands by until a predetermined time (for example, 4.1 seconds) elapses from the start of the previous game. Subsequently, the main CPU 93 performs a reel rotation start process (step S9). In this processing, the main CPU 93 requests the start of rotation of the reels 3L, 3C, 3R and stores a reel rotation start command in the communication data storage area of the main RAM 95.
  Subsequently, the main CPU 93 performs a reel rotation start command transmission process (step S10). In this process, the reel rotation start command stored in the communication data storage area is transmitted to the sub control circuit 101 in the command data transmission process of the interrupt process described later.
  Subsequently, the main CPU 93 performs a drawing priority order storing process (step S11). In this process, drawing priority order data or data indicating stop prohibition is stored in a predetermined area of the main RAM 95 for each symbol position of each rotating reel based on the result of the internal lottery process. The main CPU 93 stores the pull-in priority data when the stop is permitted, and stores the prohibition when the stop is not permitted (that is, when a winning combination is won). To do.
  Next, the main CPU 93 performs a reel stop control process (step S12). In this process, the main CPU 93 performs stop operations on the stop buttons 17L, 17C, and 17R (see FIG. 2) of the player, and the stop switch board 65 (see FIG. 9) associated with the stop buttons 17L, 17C, and 17R. The rotation of the reels 3L, 3C, 3R is stopped based on the stop signal transmitted from the stop switch. Subsequently, the main CPU 93 performs a winning search process (step S13). In this process, the main CPU 93 collates the symbol combination displayed along the active line after the reels 3L, 3C, 3R are stopped with the symbol combination table stored in the main ROM 94 to determine the display combination. Determine the number of medals to be paid out.
  Next, the main CPU 93 pays out medals based on the payout number of medals determined in step S13 (step S14). Subsequently, the main CPU 93 stores the display command in the communication data storage area of the main RAM 95 (step S15). The stored display command is transmitted to the sub-control circuit 101 in a command data transmission process of an interrupt process described later.
  Subsequently, the main CPU 93 performs a bonus end check process (step S16). In this process, the main CPU 93 determines whether or not it is in the RB gaming state, and ends the bonus end check process if it is not in the RB gaming state. On the other hand, when the main CPU 93 is in the RB gaming state, the main CPU 95 subtracts “1” from the winning number counter and the possible game number counter provided in the main RAM 95. When the winning number counter and the possible game number counter are not “0”, the main CPU 93 determines whether or not the player is in the BB gaming state. It is transmitted to the sub control circuit 101 in the command data transmission process of the interrupt process to be performed. Further, when the winning counter and the possible game counter are “0”, the main CPU 93 performs RB end processing for turning off the RB gaming state flag, determines whether or not the BB gaming state, When not in the gaming state, the command data at the end of bonus is transmitted to the sub-control circuit 101 in the command data transmission process of the interrupt process described later. When the main CPU 93 is in the BB gaming state, the main CPU 95 updates the bonus end number counter provided in the main RAM 95 and determines whether or not the value of the bonus end number counter is smaller than “0”. As a result, if the value of the bonus end number counter is not smaller than “0”, the main CPU 93 ends the bonus end check process. On the other hand, when the value of the bonus end number counter is smaller than “0”, the main CPU 93 turns off the BB gaming state flag provided in the main RAM 95 and turns off the RB gaming state flag provided in the main RAM 95. BB end processing is performed. Subsequently, the main CPU 93 transmits the bonus end time command data to the sub-control circuit 101 in a command data transmission process of an interrupt process described later.
  Subsequently, the main CPU 93 performs a bonus operation check process (step S17). In this process, the main CPU 93 determines whether the BB is operating. If the BB is operating, the main CPU 93 determines whether the RB is operating. When the RB is operating, the main CPU 31 ends the bonus operation check process. Further, when the RB is not in operation, the main CPU 31 turns on the RB gaming state flag, performs RB operation processing for setting, for example, “8” in the winning number counter and the possible game number counter, and ends the bonus operation check processing. To do. Further, the main CPU 93 determines whether or not a predetermined RB symbol is displayed when the BB is not operating, and when the predetermined RB symbol is displayed, the main CPU 93 turns on the RB gaming state flag, and wins counter Then, an RB operation process for setting, for example, “8” in the game possible number counter is performed. On the other hand, if the predetermined RB symbol is not displayed, the main CPU 93 determines whether the BB symbol is displayed. If the BB symbol is displayed, the main CPU 93 turns on the BB gaming state flag and displays the bonus end number. For example, a BB operation process for setting “390” in the counter is performed, and the RB process described above is also performed. Thereafter, the main CPU 93 clears the value of the carryover combination storage area provided in the main RAM 95 and clears the RT gaming state flag in the gaming state flag storage area. Then, the main CPU 93 stores the bonus start command in the communication data storage area of the main RAM 95 and ends the bonus operation check process. The main CPU 93 transmits the stored bonus start command to the sub-control circuit 101 in the command data transmission process of the interrupt process described later. In addition, when the BB symbol is not displayed, the main CPU 93 determines whether or not the replay symbol is displayed. When the replay symbol is not displayed, the main CPU 93 ends the bonus operation check process. On the other hand, when the replay symbol is displayed, the main CPU 31 makes an automatic insertion request for copying the value of the insertion number counter to the automatic insertion number counter, and ends the bonus operation check process.
  When the bonus operation check process in step S17 is completed, the main CPU 93 returns the process to step S2 and ends one game, assuming that a predetermined end condition is satisfied. Then, the main CPU 93 controls the progress of the next game when the value of the inserted number counter is other than “0” as a predetermined start condition and there is an input from the start switch 64 in the process of step S3. To do. In addition, in the process of step S2, the main CPU 93 sends a demonstration display command to the communication data storage area of the main RAM 95 when there is no input from the start switch 64 for a predetermined time (for example, 3 minutes) after the end of one game. Store. Then, after the inserted medal and the stored medal are settled, the main CPU 93 transmits the demonstration display command stored in the communication data storage area to the sub control circuit 101 in the command data transmission process of the interrupt process described later.
  Here, in the description of this embodiment, the time until the progress of one game is controlled by the main CPU 93 based on the establishment of a predetermined start condition and the predetermined end condition is satisfied is also referred to as “at the time of game”. In addition, when the main CPU 93 transmits a demonstration display command to the sub-control circuit 101 when there is no input from the start switch 64 for a predetermined time (for example, 3 minutes) after ending one game, " The main control circuit 91 provided with such a main CPU 93 functions as a control means for controlling the progress of the game based on the establishment of a predetermined start condition.
<Interrupt processing under the control of the main CPU (1.1172 msec)>
With reference to FIG. 20, an interrupt process under the control of the main CPU 93 showing a procedure of an interrupt process executed by the main CPU 93 every predetermined time (for example, 1.1172 ms) will be described.
  First, the main CPU 93 saves the register (step S201). Subsequently, the main CPU 93 performs an input port check process (step S202). In this process, the main CPU 93 confirms the presence / absence of a signal transmitted to the microcomputer 92 (see FIG. 10). For example, the main CPU 93 stores the on edge and the off edge of the start switch 64 and the stop switch of the stop switch substrate 65 for each interrupt process. Further, the main CPU 93 stores an input state command including information on the on-edge and off-edge of various switches in the communication data storage area of the main RAM 95 (see FIG. 10). The stored input state command is transmitted to the sub control circuit 101 (see FIG. 11) in a communication data transmission process of an interrupt process described later. As a result, various effects can be executed using operating means such as the start lever 16 (see FIG. 2) and stop buttons 17L, 17C, and 17R (see FIG. 2).
  Subsequently, the main CPU 93 performs timer update processing (step S203). Next, the main CPU 93 performs command data transmission processing (step S204). In this process, the command stored in the communication data storage area is transmitted to the sub control circuit 101. Subsequently, the main CPU 93 performs a reel control process (step S205). For example, the main CPU 93 controls the rotation of the reels 3L, 3C, 3R (see FIG. 9). More specifically, the main CPU 93 starts the rotation of the reels 3L, 3C, 3R in response to a request for starting the rotation of the reels 3L, 3C, 3R, that is, the start operation, and at a constant speed. Control is performed so that 3L, 3C, and 3R rotate. Further, in accordance with the stop operation, control is performed so that the rotation of the reels 3L, 3C, 3R corresponding to the stop operation stops.
  Subsequently, the main CPU 93 performs a lamp / 7SEG drive process (step S206). For example, the main CPU 93 displays the number of credited medals, the number of payouts, etc. on various display units. Subsequently, the main CPU 93 restores the register (step S207), and terminates the interrupt processing that occurs periodically.
<Program flow executed by sub CPU of sub control circuit>
Next, the contents of a program executed by the sub CPU 102 (see FIG. 11) of the sub control circuit 101 will be described.
<Main board communication task>
The main board communication task performed by the sub CPU 102 will be described with reference to FIG. First, the sub CPU 102 checks reception of a command transmitted from the main control circuit 91 (see FIG. 10) (step S301). Next, when receiving a command, the sub CPU 102 extracts the type of the command (step S302).
  Next, the sub CPU 102 determines whether or not a command different from the previous one has been received (step S303). If the sub CPU 102 determines that a command different from the previous command has not been received, the sub CPU 102 proceeds to step S301. On the other hand, if the sub CPU 102 determines that a command different from the previous command has been received, the sub CPU 103 (see FIG. 11) provides a message. The data is stored in the queue (step S304), and the process proceeds to step S301.
<Direction registration task>
Next, an effect registration task performed by the sub CPU 102 will be described with reference to FIG. First, the sub CPU 102 extracts a message from the message queue (step S311). Next, the sub CPU 102 determines whether or not there is a message (step S312). When the sub CPU 102 determines that there is a message, it copies the game information from the message (step S313). For example, various data specified by parameters, such as an internal winning combination, a type of reel that has stopped rotating, a display combination, an operating flag, and the like are copied to a storage area provided in the sub-RAM 103 of the sub-control circuit 101. On the other hand, when the sub CPU 102 determines that there is no message, the sub CPU 102 proceeds to step S315.
  Next, the sub CPU 102 performs effect content determination processing (step S314). In this process, depending on the type of the received command, the contents of the effect are determined and the effect data and display data are registered.
  The sub CPU 102 registers animation data after step S314 or when it is determined in step S312 that there is no message (step S315). Next, the sub CPU 102 registers sound data (step S316). Next, the sub CPU 102 registers lamp data (step S317). Next, the sub CPU 102 registers the accessory device movement pattern data (step S318). The accessory apparatus movement pattern data is data indicating a movement pattern of the decorative part in the accessory apparatus 8 (see FIG. 6). Registration of animation data, registration of sound data, registration of lamp data, and registration of accessory movement pattern data is performed based on the effect data or display data registered in the effect content determination process. The effect data is data specifying animation data, sound data, lamp data, and accessory movement pattern data.
  Further, the sub control circuit 101 displays an image on the liquid crystal display device 11 (see FIG. 9) according to the progress of the game by the control based on the animation data registered by the sub CPU 102. In addition, the sub-control circuit 101 controls the sound I / O board 71 (see FIG. 9) from the speakers 23L and 23R (see FIG. 9) according to the progress of the game by the control based on the sound data registered by the sub CPU 102. Output. Further, the sub-control circuit 101 causes the LED group 25 (see FIG. 9) to emit light to the LED board 72 (see FIG. 9) according to the progress of the game by the control based on the lamp data registered by the sub CPU 102, and the blinking pattern. Is displayed. In addition, the sub-control circuit 101 controls the solenoid device 816 of the accessory device 8 on the drive control board 78 (see FIG. 9) and the first one according to the progress of the game by the control based on the accessory device movement pattern data registered by the sub CPU 102. The motor 871 and the second motor 881 (see FIG. 9) are driven to control the above-described three-stage effects. In this way, the sub control circuit 101 functions as an effect control means for controlling the effect according to the progress of the game by the control of the main control circuit 91 (see FIG. 10) as the control means. When this process ends, the process moves to step S311.
  The pachislot machine 1 according to the present embodiment has been described above, but the present invention is not limited to this.
  The present invention can be applied to pachinko gaming machines and other gaming machines in addition to the above-described pachislot machine 1 of the present embodiment without departing from the spirit of the invention. For example, in a pachinko gaming machine, a player's game operation (for example, a game ball launch operation) is performed, and an internal winning combination ( For example, whether or not the game is a big win) is determined, and the symbol display is started by the symbol display means, and the symbol is displayed based on the establishment of a predetermined stop condition (for example, the symbol variation time ends). When the fluctuation display is stopped and a predetermined symbol combination is displayed, a predetermined profit (for example, a transition to the big hit state) is given. As the game progresses, an effect by the accessory device 8 may be performed.
  In the present embodiment, the metal piece 73 is composed of a plurality of members. However, the present invention is not limited to this, and the metal piece 73 may be composed of a single member as long as a plurality of parts that are energized to operate can be grounded. In the present embodiment, the ground 73b, which is an example of the protruding portion, is formed by bending the plate-like body into a substantially U-shape. However, the present invention is not limited to this, and the component disposed on the front side from other components. If it is possible to approach the plate, the plate-like body may be gently curved so as to bulge to the front side when viewed from the top.
  In the present embodiment, the first rectangular portion 821 of the movable portion 82 includes the first guide 811a and the second guide 811b arranged in the vertical direction, and the first guide 811a and the second guide 811b in the horizontal direction. Are supported by the non-movable part 81 so as to be movable at one place of the third guide 811c arranged in parallel. However, the present invention is not limited to this, and the movable portion 82 only needs to be supported by the non-movable portion 81 at one location. However, any two directions on the surface facing the player (for example, the vertical direction and the left and right directions). In the direction), it is preferable that the non-movable part 81 is supported so as to be movable at a plurality of locations, because it can be moved more stably.
  Moreover, in this embodiment, although the several protrusion part 823 of the 1st rectangular part 821 in the 1st movable part 820 is provided, it is not restricted to this, For example, the vertical direction of the 1st movable part 820 is provided. It may be provided only at the position where it is locked to the stopper 815 at the uppermost end position in the movement range, or provided at other positions in addition to the position where it is locked to the stopper 815 at the uppermost end position and midway position of the movable portion 82. May be.
Moreover, in this embodiment, although the 1st movable part 820 is moved to the up-down direction, it is not restricted to this, It is moved to the predetermined direction which is arbitrary directions extended in parallel with the plane which faces a player. Also good.
In this case, the plurality of protrusions 823 of the first rectangular portion 821 are engaged with the stopper 815 at one end position in the movement range of the first movable portion 820 in a predetermined direction or at an intermediate position between the one end position and the other end position. You may provide in the position stopped.
  Moreover, in this embodiment, although the 2nd movable part 830 and the 3rd movable part 840 are moved to the left-right direction, it is not restricted to this, It is the arbitrary directions extended in parallel with the plane which faces a player. It may be moved in a predetermined direction.
  Moreover, in this embodiment, although the 2nd movable part 830 and the 3rd movable part 840 are moved to the mutually opposite direction, you may connect not only to this but to move to the same direction.
  In this embodiment, the accessory device 8 moves the first movable part 820 downward in two stages and then moves the second movable part 830 and the third movable part 840 in the left-right direction. Not limited to this, the first movable part 820 may be moved downward by one step, and then the second movable part 830 and the third movable part 840 may be moved in the left-right direction. Furthermore, after that, the first movable part 820 may be moved downward.
  Further, in the present embodiment, the accessory device 8 moves the first movable part 820 downward with the second movable part 830 and the third movable part 840 approaching each other, and then the second movable part 830. And the third movable part 840 are separated from each other, but the present invention is not limited thereto, and the first movable part 820 is moved downward with the second movable part 830 and the third movable part 840 separated from each other, and then The second movable part 830 and the third movable part 840 may be close to each other.
  According to this embodiment, there exist the following effects. According to the pachi-slot machine 1, since the front panel 5 arranged on the front surface and the base 9a-1 on which the parts that are energized and operate are integrally formed, the aesthetics can be improved. Moreover, since the metal piece 73 for grounding the LED board 72b and the like disposed on the base 9a-1 is disposed while the front door 2b is formed of a synthetic resin material, compared to the case where the front door 2b is formed of metal or the like, It becomes lightweight and can be increased in size to improve performance, and can be grounded with respect to the LED substrate 72b and the like. Further, since the metal piece 73 is arranged inside the front door 2b covered with the base 9a-1 and the cover 9a-2, the risk of damaging the appearance is reduced, and further, it is inadvertent when the front door 2b is opened. It is possible to prevent contact with the metal piece 73. Therefore, it is possible to provide a gaming machine capable of grounding a component that operates by energization without impairing aesthetics.
  Further, according to the pachislot machine 1, a three-dimensional effect can be achieved by arranging the LED boards 72b and the like at different positions in the front-rear direction. Further, by providing the ground 73b protruding in the front direction according to the position where the LED board 72b or the like is disposed on the metal piece 73, a part of the plurality of parts is arranged on the front side from the other parts. However, it is possible to reliably ground the part without separating the part and the metal piece 73 from each other. Therefore, it is possible to provide a gaming machine capable of more reliably grounding a component that operates by energization without impairing the beauty.
  Moreover, according to the pachislot machine 1, the LED board 72a, the LED board 72b, the LED board 72b, and the LED board 72c are connected to each other by the connecting portion 73e. Since the grounding system of the LED board 72c can be integrated, the grounding system is diversified, and the possibility of deteriorating the aesthetic appearance can be reduced. At the time of manufacturing the gaming machine, the LED board 72a, the LED board 72b, and the LED board 72c to which the earth 73a, the earth 73b, and the earth 73c are attached are arranged on the base 9a-1, and then the earth 73a, the earth 73b, and Since the grounding system can be aggregated simply by connecting the grounding 73c to each other by the connecting portion 73e, work efficiency can be improved. Therefore, it is possible to provide a gaming machine that can be grounded with respect to a part that operates by energization without impairing aesthetics, and that can improve the work efficiency at the time of manufacturing the gaming machine.
  Further, according to the pachislot machine 1, the accessory device 8 sets the stopper 815 to the locked state when restricting the movement of the movable part 82 in the vertical direction, and moves the movable part 82 in the vertical direction. The stopper 815 is changed to the non-locking state. Therefore, by providing the protrusion 823 at a position where the movable portion 82 is locked to the stopper 815 at an appropriate stop position, the stopper 815 locks the protrusion 823 of the movable portion 82 at an appropriate stop position and is movable. The movement of the part 82 is restricted, and the movement of the movable part 82 can be stopped at an appropriate position. Further, since the first protrusion 823A is provided at a position (for example, the lowest end position of the movable portion) that is locked to the stopper 815 at the uppermost end position in the vertical movement range of the movable portion 82, the movable portion 82 is provided. It is possible to lock at the uppermost position, and it is possible to prevent the movable range of the movable portion 82 from exceeding the set value. Therefore, even if the accessory device 8 is repeatedly moved, a gaming machine that can stop the movement at an appropriate position can be provided.
  Further, according to the pachislot machine 1, the accessory device 8 allows the protrusion 823 to be connected to the locking portion 817 when the movable portion 82 moves upward in a state where the locking portion 817 is biased to one side. When moved from below to above, the side surface 823b of the protrusion 823 of the movable portion 82 is in sliding contact with the sliding contact surface 817b of the locking portion 817 of the stopper 815. Then, the locking portion 817 of the stopper 815 is pressed to the other side by the protrusion 823 of the movable portion 82, the urging member 818 is elastically deformed and contracted, and moves to the other side. That is, the protrusion 823 moves upward from the locking portion 817 against the urging against the locking portion 817. Then, when the protrusion 823 of the movable portion 82 passes, the locking portion 817 of the stopper 815 is urged by the urging member 818 and moves to one side, and the contact surface 817a is the protrusion 823 of the movable portion 82. It contacts the lower surface 823a and restricts the downward movement of the movable portion 82. Therefore, in the control of the accessory device 8, the pachislot machine 1 is movable so as to move upward without controlling the stopper 815 to change from the non-locking state to the locking state when moving the movable portion 82 upward. The portion 82 can be regulated at an appropriate position by the stopper 815. Therefore, it is possible to provide a gaming machine capable of stopping the movement at an appropriate position even if the movable accessory is repeatedly moved while reducing the control burden.
  Further, according to the pachislot machine 1, in the accessory device 8, the movable portion 82 obtains power from the first drive portion 870 on one end side and moves in the vertical direction. At this time, the movable part 82 is in a front-rear direction in which the other end side, which is a position away from the one end side engaged with the first drive part 870, is perpendicular to the left-right direction when viewed from the front side facing the player. By moving, back and forth rattling occurs. However, according to the present invention, since the roller 825 having the rotation shaft extending in the left-right direction is provided on the other end side of the movable portion 82, the movable portion 82 can move smoothly in the vertical direction. In addition, since the outer edge of the roller 825 contacts the second base 812 extending in the vertical direction, it is possible to prevent the movable portion 82 from shaking in the front-rear direction.
  In addition, the movable portion 82 is formed in a substantially T shape, so that the vertical direction is formed as a longitudinal direction, and the second rectangular portion 824 is formed from an intermediate position of the first rectangular portion 821 that engages with the non-movable portion 81. Extends to the other end. Therefore, when the one end side of the 2nd rectangular part 824 is directly engaged with the non-movable part 81 without providing the 1st rectangular part 821, the 2nd rectangular part 824 is from the edge part of the 1st rectangular part 821. Compared to the case of extending to the other end side, the movable portion 82 can move in the up and down direction stably, so that the movable portion 82 can be prevented from shaking in the left and right direction. Therefore, even if the movable accessory is repeatedly moved, it is possible to stop the movement at an appropriate position and to prevent the movable accessory moving in the vertical direction from rattling in the front-rear and left-right directions. Can provide a machine.
  Further, according to the pachislot machine 1, the accessory device 8 moves in a predetermined direction in which the movable portion 82 receives power from the first movable portion 820 on one end side and extends in parallel with the plane facing the player. At this time, the movable portion 82 moves back and forth by moving the other end side, which is a position away from the one end side engaged with the first movable portion 820, in the front-rear direction, which is a direction orthogonal to the plane facing the player. Shaking of the direction occurs. However, according to the present invention, the roller 825 having the rotation axis extending in the direction parallel to the plane and orthogonal to the predetermined direction is provided on the other end side of the movable portion 82. Smooth movement in the direction. In addition, since the outer edge of the roller 825 contacts the second base 812 extending in a predetermined direction, it is possible to prevent the movable portion 82 from shaking in the front-rear direction. Therefore, it is possible to provide a gaming machine that can prevent the movable accessory from rattling in the front-rear direction.
  Further, according to the pachi-slot machine 1, the movable portion 82 is formed in a substantially T-shape, so that the predetermined direction is the longitudinal direction, and the intermediate position of the first rectangular portion 821 that engages with the non-movable portion 81. The second rectangular portion 824 extends from the other end side. Therefore, when the one end side of the 2nd rectangular part 824 is directly engaged with the non-movable part 81 without providing the 1st rectangular part 821, the 2nd rectangular part 824 is from the edge part of the 1st rectangular part 821. Compared with the case of extending to the other end side, the movable portion 82 can be stably moved in a predetermined direction (for example, the vertical direction), and therefore the movable portion 82 is in a direction parallel to the plane facing the player and is predetermined. It is possible to prevent rattling in a direction different from the direction (for example, the left-right direction). Therefore, it is possible to provide a gaming machine that can prevent the movable accessory from rattling in the front-rear direction and the direction orthogonal to the front-rear direction.
[Appendix 1]
The pachislot machine 1 of Supplementary Note 1 is as follows.
[Background technology]
As a game machine called a so-called pachislot machine, when a player operates the MAX bet button in a situation where an effect of operating the MAX bet button is performed, there is a game machine that executes an effect according to the operation. It has been proposed (see Patent Document 1). According to this gaming machine, by arranging an operation device such as a MAX bet button, an effect device, or the like on the front surface facing the player, effects such as improvement in convenience and improvement in effect can be achieved.
[Prior art documents]
[Patent Literature]
[Patent Document 1] JP 2010-077738 A [Summary of the Invention]
[Problems to be solved by the invention]
  However, since the operation device, the production device, and the like are arranged on the front surface of the gaming machine and are required to improve the production performance by the operation by energization, and the appearance of the gaming machine is formed, the aesthetic appearance cannot be impaired. On the other hand, parts such as operation devices and rendering devices that operate when energized need to be grounded.
An object of the present invention is to provide a gaming machine capable of solving such problems and grounding a component that operates by energization without impairing the beauty.
[Means for solving problems]
  The present invention provides the following gaming machines. A gaming machine of the present invention (for example, a pachislot machine 1 described later) is integrally formed with a front panel (for example, a front panel 5 described later) disposed on the front surface facing the player, and the rear side of the front panel. And a base (for example, a base 9a-1 to be described later) on which a component (for example, an LED board 72b to be described later) that is energized and disposed is disposed on the back side of the base. A cover (for example, a cover 9a-2 described later) and a cover (for example, a front door 2b described later) having a cover, and the frame is formed of a synthetic resin material, and the component is disposed inside the frame. A metal piece (for example, a metal piece 73 which will be described later) for grounding is disposed.
  The gaming machine having such a configuration includes a frame having a base and a cover. The base is integrally formed with the front panel disposed on the front surface facing the player, and is disposed on the back side of the front panel, and is arranged with components that operate when energized. A cover is arrange | positioned at the back side of a base, and covers components. The frame is formed of a synthetic resin material, and a metal piece for grounding the component is disposed inside the frame.
  Thereby, since the front panel arrange | positioned in the front and the base with which the components which operate | move with electricity are arrange | positioned were integrally molded, the improvement of aesthetics is attained. In addition, while the frame body is made of synthetic resin material, metal pieces that ground the parts placed on the base are placed, making it lighter, larger, and more dramatic than the case where the frame body is made of metal, etc. In addition, it is possible to ground the parts. In addition, since the metal piece is arranged inside the frame covered with the base and the cover, the risk of impairing the appearance is reduced, and furthermore, the contact with the metal piece inadvertently when the frame is opened is prevented. Is possible. Therefore, it is possible to provide a gaming machine capable of grounding a component that operates by energization without impairing aesthetics.
  In addition to the above configuration, the gaming machine of the present invention includes a plurality of the parts arranged at different positions in the front-rear direction, the metal piece is connected to the plurality of parts, and the parts are According to the arrangement position, it has a protrusion part (for example, below-mentioned earth 73b etc.) which protrudes in the front direction.
  Thereby, a three-dimensional effect is attained by arranging components at different positions in the front-rear direction. Also, by providing a protruding portion that protrudes in the front direction according to the position where the component is arranged on the metal piece, even if some of the plurality of components are arranged on the front side of other components, It is possible to reliably ground the part without leaving some parts and the metal piece. Therefore, it is possible to provide a gaming machine capable of more reliably grounding a component that operates by energization without impairing the beauty.
  Moreover, in the gaming machine of the present invention, in addition to the above configuration, the metal piece is connected to a plurality of components (for example, an LED board 72a, an LED board 72b, and an LED board 72c described later). (For example, an earth 73a, an earth 73b, and an earth 73c, which will be described later) and a connecting part (for example, a connecting part 73e, which will be described later) for connecting the plurality of connecting parts to each other.
As a result, by connecting a plurality of connecting parts connected to a plurality of parts to each other by a connecting part, a grounding system of a plurality of parts can be aggregated, so that there is a wide variety of grounding systems, reducing the risk of damaging aesthetics. It becomes possible. In addition, when manufacturing gaming machines, it is possible to consolidate the grounding system simply by placing a plurality of parts each having a connection portion attached to the base and then connecting the plurality of connection portions to each other at the connection portion. Can be improved. Therefore, it is possible to provide a gaming machine that can be grounded with respect to a part that operates by energization without impairing aesthetics, and that can improve the work efficiency at the time of manufacturing the gaming machine.
[Effect of the invention]
  According to the present invention, it is possible to provide a gaming machine capable of grounding a component that operates by energization without impairing aesthetics.
[Appendix 2]
The pachi-slot machine 1 of Appendix 2 is as follows.
[Background technology]
As a so-called pachislot machine, a pedestal disposed in the lower half of the front surface of the front door, a display device disposed on the back of the front panel and allowing the reel to be seen through, a front panel and a display device In the meantime, there has been proposed a gaming machine including a movable effect member that swings from an initial position of the upper side portion of the front panel to a position covering a part of the display device (see Patent Document 1). According to this gaming machine, the movable effect member swings from the initial position of the upper portion of the front panel to a position that covers a part of the display device, thereby providing an effect of improving the effect.
[Prior art documents]
[Patent Literature]
[Patent Document 1] Japanese Patent Application Laid-Open No. 2013-13685 [Summary of Invention]
[Problems to be solved by the invention]
  However, a movable accessory such as the movable effect member of Patent Document 1 repeatedly moves in the game. For this reason, the movable accessory may be rattled due to wear or the like at the connecting portion between the constituent members, the movable range becomes large, and the movement may not stop at an appropriate position.
An object of the present invention is to solve such a problem and to provide a gaming machine capable of stopping the movement at an appropriate position even if the movable accessory is repeatedly moved.
[Means for solving problems]
  The present invention provides the following gaming machines. The gaming machine of the present invention (for example, a pachislot machine 1 described later) has decorative parts (for example, a lower middle decorative part 861, a lower left decorative part 862, a lower right decorative part 863, an upper middle decorative part 864, an upper left A movable part (for example, a movable part 82 described later) provided with a decoration part 865 and an upper right decoration part 866) and a non-movable part (for example, a non-movable part described later) for supporting the movable part so as to be movable in the vertical direction. And a movable accessory (for example, an accessory device 8 described later) having a plurality of protrusions (for example, described later) arranged in the vertical direction. And the non-movable part is provided with a stopper (for example, a stopper 815 described later) that locks the plurality of protrusions and restricts the movement of the movable part. The stopper is a locking state for locking the protrusion or the locking shape. The plurality of protrusions are at least a first protrusion (e.g., locked to the stopper at the uppermost position in the vertical movement range of the movable part). , A first protrusion 823A, which will be described later) and a second protrusion that is locked to the stopper at a midway position between the uppermost end position and the lowermost position in the vertical movement range of the movable part ( For example, a second protrusion 824B described later).
  The gaming machine having such a configuration has a movable part and a non-movable part in the movable accessory. The movable part is provided with a decorative part. The non-movable part supports the movable part so as to be movable in the vertical direction. The movable portion is provided with a plurality of protrusions arranged in the vertical direction. The non-movable part is provided with a stopper that locks the plurality of protrusions and restricts the movement of the movable part. The stopper can be changed to a locked state in which the protrusion is locked or a non-locked state in which the locked state is released. The plurality of protrusions include at least a first protrusion that is locked to the stopper at an uppermost position in the vertical movement range of the movable part, and an uppermost end position and a lowermost position in the vertical movement range of the movable part. And a second protrusion that is locked to the stopper at a midway position.
  Thus, the movable accessory changes the stopper to the locked state when the movement of the movable part in the vertical direction is restricted, and changes the stopper to the non-locked state when the movable part is moved in the vertical direction. Therefore, by providing a protrusion at a position where the movable part is locked to the stopper at an appropriate stop position, the stopper locks the protrusion of the movable part at an appropriate stop position, and the movement of the movable part is restricted. The movement of the movable part can be stopped at an appropriate position. Further, since the first protrusion is provided at a position that is locked to the stopper at the uppermost position in the vertical movement range of the movable part (for example, the lowermost position of the movable part), the movable part is at the uppermost position. It becomes possible to lock, and it is possible to prevent the movable range of the movable part from exceeding the set value. Therefore, it is possible to provide a gaming machine that can stop the movement at an appropriate position even if the movable accessory is repeatedly moved.
  Further, in the gaming machine of the present invention, in addition to the above configuration, the stopper is urged to one side by an elastically deformable urging member (for example, an urging member 818 which will be described later) and hits the protrusion. A locking portion (for example, a locking portion 817 described later) that comes into contact is provided, and the locking portion contacts a lower surface (for example, a lower surface 823a described later) of the protruding portion in the locked state (for example, a lower surface 823a described later). For example, a contact surface 817a, which will be described later, and a slide contact surface that is inclined downward from the one side to the other side below the contact surface and is capable of sliding contact with the protruding portion (for example, a contact surface described later) 817b and the like, and the protrusion is inclined downward from the one side to the other side above the lower surface and can be slidably contacted with the slidable contact surface (for example, a side surface 823b described later). And the protrusion is in a state where the locking portion is biased to the one side. Te, when moving from the bottom to the top of the locking portion, characterized in that in Ko' the biasing is movable above said locking portion against the locking portion.
  In the gaming machine having such a configuration, the stopper is biased to one side by an elastically deformable biasing member, and includes a locking portion that comes into contact with the protrusion. The locking portion has a contact surface and a sliding contact surface. The contact surface contacts the lower surface of the protrusion in the locked state. The slidable contact surface is inclined downward from one side to the other side below the contact surface, and can slidably contact the protrusion. The protrusion has a side surface that is inclined downward from one side to the other side above the lower surface and is capable of sliding contact with the sliding contact surface. Then, when the protrusion is moved upward from below the locking part in a state where the locking part is biased to one side, the protrusion is located above the locking part against the biasing against the locking part. It is movable.
  Thereby, when the movable part moves upward in a state where the locking part is urged to one side, the movable part becomes movable when the projecting part is moved upward from below the locking part. The side surface of the protruding portion is in sliding contact with the sliding contact surface of the stopper locking portion. Then, the locking portion of the stopper is pressed to the other side by the protrusion of the movable portion, the urging member is elastically deformed and contracted, and moves to the other side. That is, the protrusion moves upward from the locking portion against the urging against the locking portion. When the protruding portion of the movable portion passes, the stopper locking portion is urged by the urging member and moves to one side, the contact surface contacts the lower surface of the movable portion, and the movable portion Restrict downward movement. Therefore, in the control of the movable accessory, the game machine moves the movable part upward without moving the movable part upward, without performing control to change the stopper from the non-locked state to the locked state. Can be regulated at an appropriate position. Therefore, it is possible to provide a gaming machine capable of stopping the movement at an appropriate position even if the movable accessory is repeatedly moved while reducing the control burden.
  In addition to the above configuration, the gaming machine of the present invention further includes a drive unit (for example, a first movable unit 820 described later) that moves the movable unit in the vertical direction. The movable part is formed in a longitudinal direction in the left-right direction as viewed from the front side facing the player, one end engages with the drive part, and the other end is a roller (for example, described later) that guides the vertical movement of the movable part. A first rectangular portion (for example, a first rectangular portion 821 to be described later) formed on the one end side with the vertical direction as a longitudinal direction and engaged with the non-movable portion, and the first A second rectangular portion (for example, a second rectangular portion 824 described later) extending from the rectangular portion to the other end side, and is formed in a shape with a substantially T-shaped sideways, and the roller has a rotation shaft Is a member that extends in the left-right direction and whose outer edge extends in the vertical direction (for example, Characterized in that the second base 812, etc.) can abut.
  The gaming machine having such a configuration further includes a drive unit that moves the movable unit in the vertical direction in the movable accessory. The movable part is formed in a longitudinal direction in the left-right direction when viewed from the front side facing the player, and one end side is engaged with the drive part, and a roller for guiding the vertical movement of the movable part is disposed at the other end. In addition, the movable portion includes a first rectangular portion that is formed with the up-down direction as a longitudinal direction at one end side and engages with the non-movable portion, and a second rectangular portion that extends from the first rectangular portion to the other end side. It is formed in a shape with a substantially T-shaped sideways. The roller can abut on a member whose rotating shaft extends in the left-right direction and whose outer edge extends in the up-down direction.
  Thereby, the movable part moves in the vertical direction with the movable part receiving power from the drive part on one end side. At this time, the movable portion moves in the front-rear direction, which is a direction perpendicular to the left-right direction when viewed from the front side facing the player, with the other end side being a position away from the one end side engaged with the drive unit. In this case, back and forth rattling occurs. However, according to the present invention, since the roller having the rotation shaft extending in the left-right direction is provided on the other end side of the movable part, the movement of the movable part in the vertical direction becomes smooth. Further, when the outer edge of the roller comes into contact with a member extending in the vertical direction, it is possible to prevent the movable portion from rattling in the front-rear direction.
In addition, the movable portion is formed in a substantially T-shape, so that the vertical direction is formed as a longitudinal direction, and the second rectangular portion is moved from the middle position of the first rectangular portion engaged with the non-movable portion to the other end side. Extend. Therefore, when one end side of the second rectangular portion is directly engaged with the non-movable portion without providing the first rectangular portion, or the second rectangular portion extends from the end portion of the first rectangular portion to the other end side. Compared to the case, since the movable part can move stably in the vertical direction, it is possible to prevent the movable part from rattling in the left-right direction. Therefore, even if the movable accessory is repeatedly moved, it is possible to stop the movement at an appropriate position and to prevent the movable accessory moving in the vertical direction from rattling in the front-rear and left-right directions. Can provide a machine.
[Effect of the invention]
  ADVANTAGE OF THE INVENTION According to this invention, even if it moves a movable accessory repeatedly, the game machine which can stop a movement in an appropriate position can be provided.
[Appendix 3]
The pachi-slot machine 1 of Appendix 3 is as follows.
[Background technology]
As a so-called pachislot machine, a pedestal disposed in the lower half of the front surface of the front door, a display device disposed on the back of the front panel and allowing the reel to be seen through, a front panel and a display device In the meantime, there has been proposed a gaming machine including a movable effect member that swings from an initial position of the upper side portion of the front panel to a position covering a part of the display device (see Patent Document 1). According to this gaming machine, the movable effect member swings from the initial position of the upper portion of the front panel to a position that covers a part of the display device, thereby providing an effect of improving the effect.
[Prior art documents]
[Patent Literature]
[Patent Document 1] Japanese Patent Application Laid-Open No. 2013-13685 [Summary of Invention]
[Problems to be solved by the invention]
  Here, a movable accessory such as a movable effect member of Patent Document 1 obtains power in a movable direction from a driving source such as a motor and moves on a plane facing the player. At this time, the movable accessory may be rattled in the front-rear direction, which is a direction orthogonal to the moving direction. This rattling causes distortion in the members constituting the movable accessory and the connecting portion between the members, thereby preventing proper operation of the movable accessory and causing the failure of the movable accessory.
An object of the present invention is to solve such problems and to provide a gaming machine capable of preventing the play of the movable accessory in the front-rear direction.
[Means for solving problems]
  The present invention provides the following gaming machines. The gaming machine of the present invention (for example, a pachislot machine 1 described later) has decorative parts (for example, a lower middle decorative part 861, a lower left decorative part 862, a lower right decorative part 863, an upper middle decorative part 864, an upper left A movable part (for example, a movable part 82 described later) provided with a decoration part 865 and an upper right decoration part 866) and the movable part can be moved in a predetermined direction extending in parallel with a plane facing the player. A movable accessory (for example, described later) having a non-movable portion to be supported (for example, a non-movable portion 81 to be described later) and a drive unit (for example, a first movable portion 820 to be described later) for moving the movable portion. An accessory device 8 etc.), wherein the movable part is formed in a longitudinal direction parallel to the plane, one end side engages with the driving part, and the other end side of the movable part A roller for guiding movement in a predetermined direction (for example, a roller 8 described later 5), and the roller has a rotation axis extending in a direction parallel to the plane and perpendicular to the predetermined direction, and an outer edge thereof extending in the predetermined direction (for example, described later). The second base 812).
  The gaming machine having such a configuration has a movable part, a non-movable part, and a drive part in the movable accessory. The movable part is provided with a decorative part. The non-movable part supports the movable part so as to be movable in a predetermined direction extending in parallel with a plane facing the player. The drive unit moves the movable unit. And the movable part is formed in the direction parallel to the plane in the longitudinal direction, one end side engages with the drive part, and a roller for guiding the movement of the movable part in a predetermined direction is arranged on the other end side. The roller has a rotation axis extending in a direction parallel to the plane and perpendicular to the predetermined direction, and an outer edge thereof can be in contact with a member extending in the predetermined direction.
  Thus, the movable accessory moves in a predetermined direction in which the movable part obtains power from the driving part on one end side and extends parallel to the plane facing the player. At this time, the movable portion moves in the front-rear direction by moving the other end side, which is a position away from the one end side engaged with the drive unit, in the front-rear direction, which is a direction perpendicular to the plane facing the player. There will be a touch. However, according to the present invention, since the roller having the rotation axis extending in the direction parallel to the plane and orthogonal to the predetermined direction is provided on the other end side of the movable portion, the movable portion in the predetermined direction is provided. Moves smoothly. Further, when the outer edge of the roller abuts on a member extending in a predetermined direction, it is possible to prevent the movable portion from rattling in the front-rear direction. Therefore, it is possible to provide a gaming machine that can prevent the movable accessory from rattling in the front-rear direction.
  Further, in the gaming machine of the present invention, in addition to the above-described configuration, the movable portion is formed on the one end side with the predetermined direction as a longitudinal direction, and is engaged with the non-movable portion (for example, described later). And a second rectangular portion (for example, a second rectangular portion 824 described later) extending from the first rectangular portion to the other end side to form a substantially T-shape. It is characterized by that.
Thus, the movable portion is formed in a substantially T-shape, so that the predetermined direction is formed as a longitudinal direction, and the second rectangular portion is located on the other end side from the intermediate position of the first rectangular portion that engages with the non-movable portion. Extend to. Therefore, when one end side of the second rectangular portion is directly engaged with the non-movable portion without providing the first rectangular portion, or the second rectangular portion extends from the end portion of the first rectangular portion to the other end side. Compared to the case, since the movable part can be stably moved in a predetermined direction (for example, up and down direction), the movable part is a direction parallel to the plane facing the player and is different from the predetermined direction (for example, It is possible to prevent rattling in the left-right direction. Therefore, it is possible to provide a gaming machine that can prevent the movable accessory from rattling in the front-rear direction and the direction orthogonal to the front-rear direction.
[Effect of the invention]
  ADVANTAGE OF THE INVENTION According to this invention, the game machine which can prevent the backlash of a movable accessory in the front-back direction can be provided.
DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 1 Pachislot machine 2b Front door 5 Front panel 8 Accessory device 9a-1 Base 9a-2 Cover 11 Liquid crystal display device 72a, 72b, 72c LED board 73 Metal piece 73a, 73b, 73c Earth, earth and earth 73e Connecting part 82 Movable Part 81 Non-movable part 101 Sub control circuit 811a First guide 811b Second guide 811c Third guide 812 Second base 815 Stopper 817 Locking part 817a Abutting surface 817b Sliding surface 818 Biasing member 820 First movable part 821 First 1 rectangular portion 823A first protrusion 823a lower surface 823b side surface 824 second rectangular portion 824B second protrusion 825 roller 852 lower left support portion 854 upper middle support portion 855 upper left support portion 855a first guide 855b second guide 861 lower middle Decoration part 862 Bottom left decoration part 863 Bottom Decorative site 864 the upper, middle and decorative site 865 on the left decorative site 866 on the right decorative site

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  1. A first movable part movable in a predetermined direction, a second movable part movable in a direction different from the predetermined direction, a support part movable according to the movement of the first movable part or the second movable part, A gaming machine comprising a movable accessory having
    The supporting part, the other member is movably engaged, comprising a first guide and a second guide extending in the direction of movement of the second movable portion extending in the moving direction of the first movable section,
    Drive control means for controlling movement of the first movable part and the second movable part;
    The game machine according to claim 1, wherein the drive control means performs control to move the second movable part after moving the first movable part of the movable accessory in an initial state .
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