Date of Release: 16th October 1981
Model Nr: EG-26
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.
In Game B eggs fall from 4 drops, whereas in Game A they only fall from 3 drops.
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.
1 Point for every egg the Wolf catches.
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.
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.
Issue Differences (click to enlarge pictures)
The table will show how to tell the different Issues that were made:
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):