Vermin

 

Vermin

Front
MT-03_Front.jpg (136229 bytes)

Back
MT-03_Back.jpg (78943 bytes)

Sides
MT-03_Side.jpg (30984 bytes)

MT-03_Edge.jpg (17316 bytes)

General:

Date of Release: 10th July 1980

Model Nr: MT-03
Acronym: Mogura Tataki (Mole Beating) or Mole Tunnel
Rating: DC3V 0.0002W
Battery: LR43 (or SR43) x 2
Manufactured: Japan
Sold: Between 250,000-1,000,000 Worldwide
Nr. of players: 1
Lives: 3
Modes: Game A & Game B
Controls: Left & Right button
Other Buttons: Game A, Game B, Time & ACL

Game-Play:

is a game where you move a man holding clubs left or right. You need to position the man so he can knock the Vermin on the head with the hammer as they appear.

Game differences:

Game A has only 4 different positions where the Vermin can come from and Game B has 5 (The middle one is also used.).

Trivia:

Vermin (MT-03) was the third Game and Watch made. There was also a Mego/Time-Out version called the Exterminator that was only launched in the USA.

Highest possible score is 999.

Cheats and tricks:

The speed is accelerated as the score is increased. Game progress is stopped temporarily while a mole goes back after a miss. But be ready for the next mole as the game starts again immediately after the former mole has retreated all the way.

Points:

A successful hit against a mole scores a point.

Misses:

A miss is scored when you fail to strike the mole with the hammer. When you have 3 misses (shown by smiling moles on the lower left side of the screen.), 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. Pressing ACL switch or removing batteries erases high score from memory.

 

 

 

 

Game

Statistics

Front
MT-03_Game_Front.JPG (62732 bytes)

Back
MT-03_Game_Back.JPG (62419 bytes)

Dimension:

 

95 mm (W)
63 mm (H)
11.5 mm (D)

 

Net Weight:

 

51g (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:

 

N/A

 

Alarm-On Sign:

 

N/A

 

Hi-Score:

 

Game A - 342 by QJ
Game B - 162 by Torsten Lindh

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:

N/A

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
MT-03_Front_CGL.jpg (116025 bytes) MT-03_Back_CGL.jpg (80072 bytes)

 

 

N/A

 

Pocketsize Ji21
 

N/A

 

 

N/A

 

tricOtronic VideoPoche
MT-03_Front_TricO.jpg (115217 bytes) MT-03_Back_TricO.jpg (128186 bytes)

 

 

N/A

 

Mego/Time-Out Carded
MT-03_Mego_Front.jpg (20682 bytes) MT-03_Mego_Back.jpg (20449 bytes)

 

 

N/A

 

Mini Classic French
 

N/A

 

MT-03_Front_French.jpg (165708 bytes) MT-03_Back_French.jpg (125275 bytes)

 

 

Game Variations:

CGL Futuretronics
MT-03_Game_CGL_Front.JPG (63765 bytes) MT-03_Game_CGL_Back.JPG (64007 bytes)

 

 

N/A

 

Ji21 Time Out

 

N/A

 

MT-03_Game_Front_Mego.JPG (63276 bytes) MT-03_Game_Back_Mego.JPG (61261 bytes)

 

Mizuno
MT-03_Mizuno.jpg (35975 bytes) MT-03_Mizuno2.jpg (20351 bytes)
Although it is the game Vermin, it has the coding RC-04 (Fire) on the back. Anyone know more about this?

 

 

 

 

Battery Cover

Front

 

Back

Vermin_MT-03_BC_Front.jpg (32847 bytes)                         Exterminator_MT-03_BC_Front.jpg (50629 bytes)
Click to enlarge                  Click to enlarge
   Vermin_MT-03_BC_Back.jpg (38964 bytes)                      Exterminator_MT-03_BC_Back.jpg (60283 bytes)
Click to enlarge              Click to enlarge

 

Shipping Box:

Picture Wanted
Fits 10 games

 

Instructions (English):

Vermin_MT-03_Page1.jpg (64442 bytes)

Vermin_MT-03_Page2-3.jpg (110405 bytes)
Page 1                                                     Page 2
Vermin_MT-03_Page4-5.jpg (136702 bytes)
Page 3                                                    Page 4
Vermin_MT-03_Page6-7.jpg (107470 bytes)
Page 5                                                     Page 6
Vermin_MT-03_Page8.jpg (48702 bytes)
Back

 

Instructions (Japanese):

Vermin_MT-03_Page1J.jpg (71544 bytes)

Vermin_MT-03_Page2J-3J.jpg (145657 bytes)
Index                                                       Page 1
Vermin_MT-03_Page4J-5J.jpg (135971 bytes)
Page 2                                                     Page 3
Vermin_MT-03_Page6J-7J.jpg (147524 bytes)
Page 4                                                     Page 5
Vermin_MT-03_Page8J-9J.jpg (158358 bytes)
Page 6                                                     Page 7
Vermin_MT-03_Page10J-11J.jpg (155581 bytes)
Page 8                                                    Page 9
Vermin_MT-03_Page12J-13J.jpg (140908 bytes)
Page 10                                                Page 11
Vermin_MT-03_Page14J-15J.jpg (165646 bytes)
Page 12                                                Page 13
Vermin_MT-03_Page16J.jpg (84242 bytes)
Back

 

Instruction Variations:

Ji21 tricOtronic
 

N/A

 

MT-03_Page1_TricO.jpg (59510 bytes) MT-03_Page8_TricO.jpg (55154 bytes)

 

VideoPoche Time-Out
 

N/A

 

MT-03_Page1_Mego.jpg (200974 bytes) MT-03_Page8_Mego.jpg (253953 bytes)

 

English (for the Japanese sold games) CSA (French)
MT-03_Page1_Eng1.jpg (117434 bytes) MT-03_Page12_Eng1.jpg (124943 bytes)

 

 

N/A

 

 

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