Date of Release: 28th April 1982
Model Nr: SP-30
You are Snoopy and you're playing tennis with you friends Charlie Brown and Lucy. Charlie throws the balls against you and you have to throw them back by standing in the right position and hitting the ball. If you hit the ball, it will be thrown back and will fly over Charlie. Sometimes there's Lucy, who hits back the ball, so they come to you again and you have to hit them a second or a third time. If Lucy doesn't appear the tennis ball will fly out of the screen.
In game B there are more balls in play and the speed is faster than in game A.
Maximum score is 9,999 and when the score reaches 200 & 500 (1,200, 1,500, ...... to 9,500) points all misses are cancelled. If there are no misses, game goes into 'Chance Time' for 50 to 70 seconds and then the scores are 5 points for returning Charlie's ball and 6 points for returning Lucy's ball.
Cheats and tricks:
Remember Lucy's return comes at twice the speed of Charlie Brown's.
When Snoopy returns Charlie Brown's ball you score 2 points (or 5 points in Chance Time) and when Snoopy returns Lucy's ball the score is 3 points (or 6 points in Chance Time).
You get one miss, when Snoopy let a ball go by him and a CRASH! mark appears. Three misses (shown as a broken bottle) and the game ends.
If you hold in Game A or Game B key the highest previous score will be displayed. The highest score will disappear if the ACL switch is pressed or if the batteries are detached. 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):