Octopus (1st Issue)

OC-22_Front1.jpg (140947 bytes)

OC-22_Back1.jpg (127058 bytes)

OC-22_Side1.jpg (31731 bytes)

OC-22_Edge1.jpg (14351 bytes)

Octopus (2nd Issue)


OC-22_Back4.jpg (23638 bytes)


Picture Wanted

OC-22_Edge4.jpg (9761 bytes)

Octopus (3rd Issue)

OC-22_Front2.jpg (145511 bytes)

OC-22_Back2.jpg (138620 bytes)

OC-22_Side2.jpg (31677 bytes)

OC-22_Edge2.jpg (16083 bytes)

Octopus (4th Issue)

OC-22_Front3.jpg (134808 bytes)

OC-22_Back3.jpg (89959 bytes)

OC-22_Side3.jpg (29597 bytes)

OC-22_Edge3.jpg (15210 bytes)


Date of Release: 16th July 1981

Model Nr: OC-22
Acronym: OCtopus
Rating: DC3V 0.0002W
Battery: Alkali-Manganese batteries LR43 (or SR43) x 2
Manufactured: Japan
Sold: More than 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


There's a treasure on the ground of the sea and you have to get the gems and bring them up to your boat. There's a problem, a huge Octopus tries to catch you with his tentacles. You'll get one miss, if you get caught by the Octopus. For this game you need to have a lot of patience.

Game differences:

In Game B tentacles move faster.


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

Cheats and tricks:

Tentacles move at 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, you can't get back on the boat without any treasure.


1 Point per gem collected.
3 Points when you return to the boat with some gems.


If octopus tentacle touches the diver, score one miss. When all three divers are gone 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 & 2nd Issue)


OC-22_Game1_Front.JPG (64995 bytes)

OC-22_Game1_Back.JPG (63683 bytes)


Game (3rd & 4th Issue)

OC-22_Game2_Front.JPG (63680 bytes)

OC-22_Game2_Back.JPG (62195 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:


Musical Note


Alarm-On Sign:


Baby Octopus sounds trumpet when alarm is on



Game A - 999 by Spinal
Game B - 832 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

Issue 3

Issue 4

Front Large Game & Watch Label and no . Large game picture.
No by Game & Watch label.

No by Game & Watch label.

by Game & Watch label.

Back Pictures of PR-21, PP-23 and FP-24 Pictures of PR-21, PP-23, FP-24 and MC-25 Pictures of PR-21, PP-23, FP-24 and MC-25 Bar Code.
Side Game & Watch Game & Watch Game & Watch Game & Watch
Edge #6000 Nintendo 1981 #6000 Nintendo 1981 Nintendo 1981 Nintendo
Inside flap No serial nr. Serial nr. matching game serial nr. No serial nr. No serial nr.


Serial nr. 04......   21...... 24......
Data on back OC-22_Data1.jpg (19918 bytes)
Nintendo Co.,Ltd. 1981
OC-22_Data1.jpg (19918 bytes)
Nintendo Co.,Ltd. 1981
OC-22_Data2.jpg (20232 bytes)
Nintendo 1981
OC-22_Data2.jpg (20232 bytes)
Nintendo 1981
Alarm & ACL OC-22_Game1_Buttons.JPG (59231 bytes) OC-22_Game1_Buttons.JPG (59231 bytes) OC-22_Game2_Buttons.JPG (61274 bytes) OC-22_Game2_Buttons.JPG (61274 bytes)


Front Page Japanese Only OC-22_Page1b.jpg (61397 bytes)
Blank Space
OC-22_Page1b.jpg (61397 bytes)
Blank Space
OC-22_Page1.jpg (27456 bytes)
Nintendo 1981
Back Page Japanese Only PR-21_Page8b.jpg (45745 bytes)
Blank Space
OC-22_Page8.jpg (18596 bytes)
Printed in Japan
OC-22_Page8.jpg (18596 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 (1st Issue)

OC-22_Front_CGL.jpg (129880 bytes) OC-22_Back_CGL.jpg (112005 bytes)


OC-22_Front_Future1.jpg (150854 bytes) OC-22_Back_Future1.jpg (145326 bytes)


Futuretronics (2nd Issue) Pocketsize
OC-22_Front_Future.jpg (133981 bytes) OC-22_Back_Future.jpg (134056 bytes)


OC-22_Front_Pocket.jpg (216391 bytes) OC-22_Back_Pocket.jpg (190660 bytes)


Ji21 (1st Issue) Ji21 (2nd Issue)
Octopus1.jpg (59384 bytes) octopus2.jpg (18172 bytes)


OC-22_Front3_tricO.jpg (104070 bytes) OC-22_Back3_tricO.jpg (112361 bytes)


Ji21 (3rd Issue) Tric O tronic
OC-22_Front_Ji21.jpg (133634 bytes) OC-22_Back_Ji21.jpg (151370 bytes)


OC-22_TricO_Front.jpg (148140 bytes) OC-22_TricO_Back.jpg (149741 bytes)


VideoPoche Carded







Mini Classics Other
Octopus_Mini.JPG (62131 bytes) Octopus_Mini2.JPG (61189 bytes)





Game Variations:

CGL Futuretronics
OC-22_Game_CGL_Front.JPG (63501 bytes) OC-22_Game_CGL_Back.JPG (59950 bytes)


OC-22_Game_Future_Front.JPG (65346 bytes) OC-22_Game_Future_Back.JPG (60708 bytes)


Ji21 Mego/Time-Out
OC-22_Game_Front_Ji21.jpg (17546 bytes) OC-22_Game_Back_Ji21.jpg (13030 bytes)






Mini Classics Other (Offert par VANDAME)

Picture Wanted


OC-22_Game_Front_VANDAME.jpg (135347 bytes)
Picture courtesy of Asgeir at www.gameandwatch.no


Shipping Box:

SB_OC-22.jpg (69636 bytes)
Fits 10 games


Instructions (English):

Octopus_OC-22_Page1.jpg (27456 bytes)

Octopus_OC-22_Page2-3.jpg (48349 bytes)
Page 1                                                      Page 2
Octopus_OC-22_Page4-5.jpg (32874 bytes)
Page 3                                                     Page 4
Octopus_OC-22_Page6-7.jpg (42914 bytes)
Page 5                                                      Page 6
Octopus_OC-22_Page8.jpg (18596 bytes)


Instructions (Japanese):

Pictures Wanted


Instruction Variations:

Ji21 (1st & 2nd Issue) Ji21 (3rd Issue)
OC-22_Page1_Ji21b.jpg (82181 bytes) OC-22_Page8_Ji21b.jpg (96874 bytes)


OC-22_Page1_Ji21.jpg (74390 bytes) OC-22_Page8_Ji21.jpg (91299 bytes)


tricOtronic Videopoche
OC-22_Page1_TricO.jpg (66727 bytes) OC-22_Page8_TricO.jpg (50249 bytes)




Mego/Time-Out English (for the Japanese sold games)




Picture Wanted


CSA (French) Other
Octopus_OC-22_Page1a.jpg (29757 bytes) Octopus_OC-22_Page8a.jpg (21310 bytes)





Other Paperwork:

Quick guide