Parachute (1st Issue)

PR-21_Front1.jpg (153394 bytes)

PR-21_Back1.jpg (143832 bytes)

PR-21_Side1.jpg (37575 bytes)

PR-21_Edge1.jpg (17421 bytes)

Parachute (2nd Issue)

PR-21_Front2.jpg (147123 bytes)

PR-21_Back2.jpg (138007 bytes)

PR-21_Side2.jpg (35545 bytes)

PR-21_Edge2.jpg (17461 bytes)

Parachute (3rd Issue)




Parachute (4th Issue)

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PR-21_Back3.jpg (100240 bytes)

PR-21_Side3.jpg (35654 bytes)

PR-21_Edge3.jpg (15540 bytes)


Date of Release: 19th June 1981

Model Nr: PR-21
Acronym: PaRachute
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 and Right Buttons
Other Buttons: Game A, Game B, Time, Alarm & ACL


You have to move a boat left and right, so that the skydivers, which jump out of a helicopter with their parachutes, land in the boat. If you miss a skydiver, he'll be eaten by a shark!

Game differences:

In game B the skydivers sometimes get caught in trees and swing back and forth until they continue falling.


Maximum score is 999 and when the score reaches 200 & 500 points all misses are cancelled. Up to 10 skydivers can be on the screen at any time.

Cheats and tricks:

Speed and number of skydivers increases with score. With each 100 points, speed returns to normal so you can take a breather before it start to get faster again.


1 point is scored for each skydiver caught by the lifeboat.


When a skydiver falls into the ocean and is attacked by sharks. Three misses 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 (1st & 2nd Issue)


PR-21_Game1_Front.JPG (62741 bytes)

PR-21_Game1_Back.JPG (62061 bytes)


Game (3rd & 4th Issue)

PR-21_Game2_Front.JPG (63074 bytes)

PR-21_Game2_Back.JPG (61580 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:



Alarm-On Sign:


Monkey swings bell when alarm is on




Game A - 999 by Spinal
Game B - 999 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 OC-22, PP-23 and FP-24 Pictures of OC-22, PP-23, FP-24 and MC-25 Pictures of OC-22, 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. 03...... 07...... 15...... 16......
Data on back        
Alarm & ACL PR-21_Game1_Buttons.JPG (61739 bytes) PR-21_Game1_Buttons.JPG (61739 bytes) PR-21_Game2_Buttons.JPG (62574 bytes) PR-21_Game2_Buttons.JPG (62574 bytes)


Front Page Japanese Only PR-21_Page1b.jpg (67646 bytes)
Blank Space
PR-21_Page1b.jpg (67646 bytes)
Blank Space
Parachute_PR-21_Page1.jpg (29859 bytes)
Nintendo 1981
Back Page Japanese Only PR-21_Page8b.jpg (45745 bytes)
Blank Space
PR-21_Page8.jpg (20229 bytes)
Printed in Japan
Parachute_PR-21_Page8.jpg (20229 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)
PR-21_Front_CGL.jpg (135310 bytes) PR-21_Back_CGL.jpg (112650 bytes)


PR-21_Front1_Future.jpg (144767 bytes) PR-21_Back1_Future.jpg (145552 bytes)


Futuretronics (2nd Issue) Pocketsize
PR-21_Front2_Future.jpg (132034 bytes) PR-21_Back2_Future.jpg (140020 bytes)


PR-21_Front_Pocket.jpg (1024449 bytes) PR-21_Back_Pocket.JPG (338644 bytes)

Picture Courtesy of Paul

Ji21 (1st Issue) Ji21 (2nd Issue)
PR-21_Front_Ji21.jpg (139922 bytes) PR-21_Back_Ji21.jpg (135402 bytes)


PR-21_Front2_Ji21.jpg (143716 bytes) PR-21_Back2_Ji21.jpg (133637 bytes)


Tric O tronic VideoPoche
PR-21_Front_tricO.jpg (138953 bytes) PR-21_Back_tricO.jpg (155349 bytes)


PR-21_Box_Front_VP.jpg (7155 bytes)


Mego/Time-Out Carded






Mini Classics Other
Parachute_PR-21_Mini.jpg (45115 bytes)


Game Variations:

CGL Futuretronics
PR-21_Game_CGL_Front.JPG (62915 bytes) PR-21_Game_CGL_Back.JPG (62631 bytes)


PR-21_Game_Future_Front.JPG (63716 bytes) PR-21_Game_Future_Back.JPG (64336 bytes)


Ji21 Mego/Time-Out

Picture Wanted





Mini Classics Other

Picture Wanted






Shipping Box:

Picture Wanted
Fits 10 games


Instructions (English):

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Page 5                                                       Page 6
Parachute_PR-21_Page8.jpg (20229 bytes)


Instructions (Japanese):

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PR-21_Page2J-3J.jpg (157500 bytes)
Index                                                               Page 1
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Page 12                                                          Page 13
PR-21_Page16J.jpg (78561 bytes)


Instruction Variations:

Ji21 (1st Issue) Ji21 (2nd Issue)
PR-21_Page1_Ji21.jpg (78831 bytes) PR-21_Page8_Ji21.jpg (93358 bytes)


PR-21_Page1b_Ji21.jpg (81812 bytes) PR-21_Page8b_Ji21.jpg (94055 bytes)


tric O tronic Videopoche
PR-21_Page1tot.jpg (61763 bytes) PR-21_Page8tot.jpg (47242 bytes)





Mego English (for the Japanese sold games)



PR-21_Page1a.jpg (75172 bytes) PR-21_Page5a.jpg (83032 bytes)



Other Paperwork:

Quick guide