Tropical Fish

 

Tropical Fish (1st Issue)

Front
TF-104_Front1.jpg (185660 bytes)

Back
TF-104_Back1.jpg (133286 bytes)

Sides
TF-104_Side1.jpg (40781 bytes)

TF-104_Edge1.jpg (15833 bytes)

 

Tropical Fish (2nd Issue)

Front
TF-104_Front2.jpg (180949 bytes)

Back
TF-104_Back2.jpg (130939 bytes)

Sides
TF-104_Side2.jpg (38411 bytes)

TF-104_Edge2.jpg (15418 bytes)

 

General:

Date of Release: 8th July 1985

Model Nr: TF-104
Acronym: Tropical Fish
Rating: DC3V 0.0002W
Battery: Alkali-Manganese batteries LR44 (or SR44) x 2
Manufactured: Japan
Sold: Less than 250,000 (USA & Europe Only)
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

Game-Play:

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.

Game differences:

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.

Trivia:

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.

Points:

1 point is awarded for each fish caught or returned to the water tank.

Misses:

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.

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)

Statistics

Front
TF-104_Game_Front.JPG (61800 bytes)

Back
TF-104_Game_Back.JPG (63868 bytes)

Dimension:

 

? mm (W)
? mm (H)
? mm (D)

 

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:

 

Bell

 

Alarm-On Sign:

 

Cat swings bell when alarm is on

 

Hi-Score:

 

Game A - 946 by Bald3r
Game B - 811 by Bald3r

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:

Box

Issue 1

Issue 2

     
Front    
Back No Bar Code
PAT. PEND.
Bar Code
U.S.P.NO.4438926, NO.4398804
Side Game & Watch™ Game & Watch™
Edge © Nintendo 1985 Nintendo®
Inside flap No serial nr. No serial nr.
     

Game

   
     
Serial nr. 21...... 23......
Data on back  © Nintendo 1985 © Nintendo 1985
Alarm & ACL    
     

Instructions

   
     
Front Page    
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
 

N/A

 

 

N/A

 

Pocketsize Ji21
 

N/A

 

 

N/A

 

Tric O tronic VideoPoche
 

N/A

 

 

N/A

 

Carded Mini Classics
Tropical_Fish_TF-104_Carded.JPG (62754 bytes)

 

N/A

 

 

Mego/Time-Out
 

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

Game Variations:

CGL Futuretronics
 

N/A

 

 

N/A

 

Ji21 Mini Classics
 

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

Shipping Box:

Picture Wanted
Fits 10 games

 

Instructions (English):

Tropical_Fish_TF-104_Page1.jpg (79053 bytes)

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Page 9                                                  Page 10
Tropical_Fish_TF-104_Page12.jpg (22319 bytes)
Back

 

Instructions (Japanese):

Pictures Wanted

 

Instruction Variations:

Ji21 tricOtronic
 

N/A

 

 

N/A

 

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

 

 

 

 

Other Paperwork: