Lifeboat

 

Lifeboat (1st Issue)

Front
TC-58_Front1.jpg (64627 bytes)

Back
TC-58_Back1.jpg (80708 bytes)

Sides
TC-58_Side1.jpg (15845 bytes)

TC-58_Edge1.jpg (11274 bytes)

Lifeboat (2nd Issue)

Front
TC-58_Front2.jpg (65528 bytes)

Back
TC-58_Back2.jpg (28854 bytes)

Sides
TC-58_Side2.jpg (17767 bytes)

TC-58_Edge2.jpg (10205 bytes)

General:

Date of Release: 25th October (November) 1983

Model Nr: TC-58
Acronym: TitaniC
Rating: DC3V 0.0002W
Battery: Alkali-Manganese batteries LR44 (or SR44) x 2
Manufactured: Japan
Sold: Between 250,000-1,000,000 (USA & Europe Only)
Nr. of players: 1
Lives: 3
Modes: Game A & Game B
Controls: Left and Right Buttons.
Other Buttons: Game A, Game B, Time, Alarm & ACL

Game-Play:

In Lifeboat a fire breaks out on a luxury passenger liner. Your mission is to try to rescue the passengers abandoning ship by placing a lifeboat below them. The lifeboat can hold up to 4 people, so you need to offload passengers all the time by pulling the lifeboat towards the shore so the passengers can get off. Can you save them?

Game differences:

Game B uses 1 Lifeboat in stead of 2 Lifeboats. The lifeboat in game B can be pulled back and forwards between screens. Game B is only for professional lifesavers.

Trivia:

What is the actual release date? In the museum part of Nintendo's Game & Watch Gallery 2 for the Game Boy it says 25th November 1983 TC-58_Release1.JPG (75723 bytes), but in Game & Watch Gallery 3 is says 25th October 1983TC-58_Release2.JPG (75294 bytes).

Highest possible score is 999. When the score reaches 300 all misses are erased. If there are no misses scores are doubled until you get a miss.

Cheats and tricks:

Keep moving. There is always something to do. Try to keep the lifeboat as empty as possible as you never know when you need the space.

Points:

Score 1 point for every passenger that gets in the lifeboat and also 1 point for every passenger that arrives safely on the shore. (If a passenger arrives on shore at the same time a miss happens, no points are scored.)

Misses:

When a passenger misses the lifeboat, he falls into the water and gets eaten by a shark. This is awarded by 1 miss. The same happens if the passenger tries to jump into a full (4 People max) lifeboat. With 3 misses (shown by 3 unhappy passengers in the upper right corner of the right screen), the game is over.

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 four minutes. A game is not interrupted even if TIME key or other game keys are depressed during game playing. Pressing ACL switch or removing batteries erases high score from memory.

 

 

 

Game

Statistics

Front
TC-58_Game_Front.JPG (59971 bytes)

Back
TC-58_Game_Back.JPG (61339 bytes)

Open
TC-58_Game_Open.JPG (61305 bytes)

Dimension:

 

89.7 mm (W)
26 mm (H)
96 mm (D)

 

Net Weight:

 

150g (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:

 

Bucket

 

Alarm-On Sign:

 

Man pours water when alarm is on

 

Hi-Score:

 

Game A - 999 by Marcel Reich (Unconfirmed)
Game B - 293 by Triple Q

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:

Box

Issue 1

Issue 2

     
Front    
Back Picture of OP-51, DK-52, DM-53, GH-54, JR-55, MW-56 & LP-57 Bar Code
Side Game & Watch Game & Watch
Edge Nintendo 1983 Nintendo
Inside flap No Serial nr. No Serial nr.
     

Game

   
     
Serial nr.    
Data on back    
Nintendo    
     

Instructions

   
     
Front Page    
Back Page  TC-58_Batteries1_Front.JPG (64518 bytes) TC-58_Batteries1_Back.JPG (62802 bytes) TC-58_Batteries2_Front.JPG (58846 bytes) TC-58_Batteries2_Back.JPG (60473 bytes)

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
TC-58_Front_CGL.jpg (64727 bytes) TC-58_Back_CGL.jpg (85262 bytes)

 

N/A

 

Pocketsize Ji21
TC-58_Front_Pocket.jpg (237906 bytes) TC-58_Back_Pocket.jpg (182227 bytes)

 

N/A

 

Tric O tronic VideoPoche
N/A

 

N/A

 

Mini Classic Carded
N/A

 

Carded_TC-58.jpg (172097 bytes)

 

Mego/Time-Out Other

N/A

 

 

Game Variations:

CGL CGL (with sticker)
TC-58_Game_Front_CGL.JPG (62742 bytes) TC-58_Game_Back_CGL.JPG (59210 bytes)

 

 

 

Futuretronics Other
 

 

 

 

 

Shipping Box:

SB_TC-58.jpg (16132 bytes)
Fits 10 games

 

Instructions (English):

Lifeboat_TC-58_Page1.jpg (116761 bytes)

Lifeboat_TC-58_Page2-3.jpg (168339 bytes)
Index                                  Page 1
Lifeboat_TC-58_Page4-5.jpg (230181 bytes)
Page 2                                Page 3
Lifeboat_TC-58_Page6-7.jpg (175011 bytes)
Page 4                                Page 5
Lifeboat_TC-58_Page8-9.jpg (169293 bytes)
Page 6                                Page 7
Lifeboat_TC-58_Page10-11.jpg (184565 bytes)
Page 8                                Page 9
Lifeboat_TC-58_Page12-13.jpg (163262 bytes)
Page 10                             Page 11
Lifeboat_TC-58_Page14-15.jpg (77919 bytes)
Page 12                            Page 13
Lifeboat_TC-58_Page16.jpg (24796 bytes)
Back

 

Instructions (Japanese):

Pictures Wanted

 

 

TC-58_Page1_CSA.jpg (110860 bytes) TC-58_Page16_CSA.jpg (29384 bytes)