Egg

 

Egg

Front
EG-26_Front.jpg (139825 bytes)

Back
EG-26_Back.jpg (143091 bytes)

Sides
EG-26_Side.jpg (30263 bytes)

EG-26_Edge.jpg (15451 bytes)

General:

Date of Release: 16th October 1981

Model Nr: EG-26
Acronym: EGg
Rating: DC3V 0.0002W
Battery: Alkali-Manganese batteries LR43 (or SR43) x 2
Manufactured: Japan
Sold: Less than 250,000 (Australia Only)
Nr. of players: 1
Lives: 3
Modes: Game A & Game B
Controls: 4 Buttons (Up-Left, Down-Left, Up-Right, Down-Right)
Other Buttons: Game A, Game B, Time, Alarm & ACL

Game-Play:

Egg is nearly the same as Mickey Mouse. Instead of Mickey Mouse you have to move a Wolf who has a hat in his hands. Instead of Minnie there's a cock looking out of the window. Another difference to Mickey Mouse is that Egg is a bit more difficult to play, but nobody knows why.

Game differences:

In Game B eggs fall from 4 drops, whereas in Game A they only fall from 3 drops.

Trivia:

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

Cheats and tricks:

The Cock appears and disappears at 5-seconds intervals. If you miss when the Cock appears, you only score half a miss. As score increases, eggs fall with increasing speed, 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 in Game A the 3 drops change according to the number of misses.

Points:

1 Point for every egg the Wolf catches.

Misses:

You get one miss, if you let the Wolf drop an egg. You will only score half a miss (Indicated by a flashing broken egg) if a Cock appears at the window. Three misses (shown as broken egg-shells with a chick in it) 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

Statistics

Front
EG-26_Game_Front.JPG (61670 bytes)

Back
EG-26_Game_Back.JPG (58548 bytes)

Dimension:

 

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:

 

Bell

 

Alarm-On Sign:

 

Cock swings bell when alarm is on

 

Hi-Score:

 

Game A - 999 by Badoshin
Game B - 662 by Badoshin

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:

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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
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Pocketsize Ji21
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Tric O tronic VideoPoche
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Mego/Time-Out Carded
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Mini Classics Other

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Game Variations:

CGL Futuretronics
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Instructions (English):

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Instructions (Japanese):

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Instructions Variation

Ji21 tricOtronic

VideoPoche Mego

 

Other Paperwork: