Chef (1st Issue)

FP-24_Front1.jpg (142276 bytes)

FP-24_Back1.jpg (149452 bytes)

FP-24_Side1.jpg (35253 bytes)

FP-24_Edge1.jpg (19320 bytes)

Chef (2nd Issue)

FP-24_Front2.jpg (125948 bytes)

FP-24_Back2.jpg (142406 bytes)

FP-24_Side2.jpg (32246 bytes)

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Date of Release: 8th September 1981

Model Nr: FP-24
Acronym: Frying Pan
Rating: DC3V 0.0002W
Battery: Alkali-Manganese batteries LR43 (or SR43) x 2
Manufactured: Japan
Sold: Between 250,000-1,000,000 Worldwide
Nr. of players: 1
Lives: 3
Modes: Game A & Game B
Controls: Left & Right Buttons
Other Buttons: Game A, Game B, Time, Alarm & ACL


You're a chef in a kitchen and you have to cook three meals at once, so you have to throw the meals in the air to get a another meal in your pan. There's a cat on a shelf that catches the meal with a fork, but then lets it drop after some seconds.  Chef is one of the fastest Game & Watch.

Game differences:

In game B there are 4 meals to cook.


Maximum score is 999 and when the score reaches 200 or 500 points all misses are cancelled.

Cheats and tricks:

Speed increases with score, but slow down every 100 points before increasing in speed again. Try to use the slow points in the game to get your breath back. Remember that the food is flipped up at different heights by the chef.


1 Point for each time the chef makes a catch and flips it up again.


If you let drop a meal it'll be eaten by a rat-thief and you'll get a miss. Three misses (shown as a rat-thief) and the game ends.

Other notices:

If you hold in Game A or Game B key the highest previous score will be displayed. If the unit is left as it is after game is over, time display will appear in about five minutes. A game is not interrupted even if TIME key or other game keys are depressed during game playing.



Game (1st Issue)


FP-24_Game1_Front.JPG (64742 bytes)

FP-24_Game1_Back.JPG (61522 bytes)


Game (2nd Issue)

PP-23_Game2_Front.JPG (62392 bytes)

PP-23_Game2_Back.JPG (63082 bytes)



112 mm (W)
67 mm (H)
11.5 mm (D)


Net Weight:


65g (Including Batteries)


Accuracy of Clock:


Average daily differential within +/- 3 secs. (under normal temperature)


Working Temperature:


10C - 40C (50F - 104F)


Life of the Battery:


Approx. 6 months


Alarm-Set Sign:




Alarm-On Sign:


Kettle whistles and steam comes out when alarm is on




Game A - 999 by Marcel Reich
Game B - 637 by Spinal

To see the high scores please go HERE


Issue Differences (click to enlarge pictures)

The table will show how to tell the different Issues that were made:


Issue 1

Issue 2

Front No by Game & Watch label.

No by Game & Watch label.

Back Pictures of PR-21, OC-22, PP-23 and MC-25 (Orange) Pictures of PR-21, OC-22, PP-23 and MC-25 (Blue)
Side Game & Watch Game & Watch
Edge #6000 Nintendo 1981 #6000 Nintendo 1981
Inside flap Serial nr. matching game serial nr. Serial nr. matching game serial nr.


Serial nr. 07...... 17......
Data on back    
Alarm & ACL  FP-24_Game1_Buttons.JPG (62308 bytes) FP-24_Game1_Buttons.JPG (62308 bytes)


Front Page PP-23_Page1.jpg (30101 bytes)
Blank Space
PP-23_Page1.jpg (30101 bytes)
Blank Space
Back Page PP-23_Page8.jpg (19197 bytes)
Blank Space
PP-23_Page1b.jpg (45514 bytes)
Printed in Japan

The battery covers seem to have a number on the back, but they seem to vary a lot and I won't even speculate what the difference is.


Box Variations (Click to enlarge):

CGL Futuretronics
FP-24_Front_CGL.jpg (137029 bytes) FP-24_Back_CGL.jpg (109510 bytes)



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Pocketsize Ji21

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FP-24_Front_Ji21.jpg (135001 bytes) FP-24_Back_Ji21.jpg (146747 bytes)


tricOtronic Videopoche
FP-24_TricO_Front.jpg (128057 bytes) FP-24_TricO_Back.jpg (153893 bytes)


Chef_VideoPoche.jpg (66783 bytes)


Mego/Time-Out Carded






Mini Classics Other







Game Variations:

CGL Futuretronics
FP-24_Game_CGL_Front.JPG (63097 bytes) FP-24_Game_CGL_Back.JPG (61358 bytes)



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Ji21 Mego/Time-Out
J21 Chef.jpg (143362 bytes)

Picture Courtesy of Nelson




Mini Classics Other






Instructions (English):

Chef_FP-24_Page1.jpg (26921 bytes)

Chef_FP-24_Page2-3.jpg (50156 bytes)
Page 1                                                      Page 2
Chef_FP-24_Page4-5.jpg (43203 bytes)
Page 3                                                      Page 4
Chef_FP-24_Page6-7.jpg (42692 bytes)
Page 5                                                      Page 6
Chef_FP-24_Page8.jpg (18180 bytes)


Instructions (Japanese):

FP-24_Page1J.jpg (80732 bytes)

FP-24_Page2J-3J.jpg (155616 bytes)
Index                                                               Page 1
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Page 2                                                           Page 3
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Page 4                                                             Page 5
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Page 6                                                           Page 7
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Page 8                                                             Page 9
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Page 10                                                        Page 11
FP-24_Page14J-15J.jpg (177530 bytes)
Page 12                                                          Page 13
FP-24_Page16J.jpg (63561 bytes)


Instruction Variations:

Ji21 tricOtronic
FP-24_Page1_Ji21.jpg (72843 bytes) FP-24_Page8_Ji21.jpg (82946 bytes)


FP-24_Page1_TricO.jpg (63529 bytes) FP-24_Page8_TricO.jpg (50952 bytes)


Videopoche Mego/Time-Out

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English (for the Japanese sold games) Other





Other Paperwork:

Quick guide