Manhole (1st Issue)

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Manhole (2nd Issue)

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Date of Release: 24th August 1983

Model Nr: NH-103
Acronym: MaNHole
Rating: DC3V 0.0002W
Battery: Alkali-Manganese batteries LR44 (or SR44) x 2
Manufactured: Japan
Sold: Less than 250,000 Worldwide
Nr. of players: 1
Lives: 3
Modes: Game A & Game B
Controls: Upper Left, Upper Right, Lower Left and Lower Right Buttons.
Other Buttons: Game A, Game B, Time, Alarm & ACL


Manhole is similar to the older Gold Series Manhole (MH-06). The object is to move the manholes to their four different locations to prevent the pedestrians from falling into the sewage canal.

Game differences:

Game B requires more coordination, technique and timing.


Maximum score is 999 and when the score reaches 300 all miss marks will clear and if no misses are recorded all points are awarded double score until a miss is made.

Cheats and tricks:

Keep moving!!!!!


When pedestrian passes each manhole without falling into the sewage, a point is scored.


When a pedestrian falls into the sewage a miss is scored. Three misses and 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 (1st & 2nd Issue)


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Net Weight:


?g (Including Batteries)


Accuracy of Clock:


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


Working Temperature:


10°C - 40°C (50°F - 104°F)


Life of the Battery:


Approx. 6 months


Alarm-Set Sign:




Alarm-On Sign:


Alarm-On Sign: Woman swings bell when alarm is on




Game A - 632 by Spinal
Game B - 351 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  Game & Watch Label with no ™. ™ by Game & Watch label.
Back No Bar Code
Pat. Pend.
Bar Code
U.S.P.NO.4438926, NO.4398804
Side Game & Watch™ Game & Watch™
Edge Nintendo® Nintendo®
Inside flap No serial nr. No serial nr.


Serial nr. 224.....  
Data on back  © Nintendo 1983 © Nintendo 1983
Alarm & ACL    


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Back Page    

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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Tric O tronic VideoPoche

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Game Variations:

CGL Futuretronics
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Ji21 Mini Classic
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Instructions (English):

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Instructions (Japanese):

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Instruction Variations:

Ji21 tricOtronic

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English (for the Japanese sold games) CSA (French)


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