Date of Release: 8th July 1985
Model Nr: TF-104
In Tropical Fish you have to manoeuvre yourself and your goldfish bowl to keep catching the jumping energetic tropical fish. If you drop a fish on the floor the awaiting hungry cat will get it.
In Game B, fish may jump from either the left or right water tanks. In addition, fish can jump to the right or left of the goldfish bowl.
Maximum score is 9,999 and when the score reaches 300 all miss marks will be cancelled.
Cheats and tricks:
Speed and number of fish 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 awarded for each fish caught or returned to the water tank.
Each fish dropped and eaten by the cat will be counted as one miss. Three misses (Shown by a smiling cat on the upper left side of the screen) and the game ends.
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.
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):