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Mouse Trap (Atari 2600)

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Description

Mouse Trap is an arcade action game similar to Pac-Man. You control a mouse in a maze; your goal is to eat all of the bits of cheese in order to score points and move on to the next maze. Wandering throughout the maze are several cats who are trying to catch you! Your mouse has the ability to temporarily turn into a dog and be able to chase the cats. To do so, however, he will need to eat the dog bones which are located throughout the maze. The maze also contains numerous doors. The mouse can move these doors to reconfigure the maze in an attempt to outsmart the cats.

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Mouse Trap Atari 2600 A game in progress
Mouse Trap Atari 2600 Chase the cats when in dog form

Alternate Titles

  • "Mousetrap" -- In-game title

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User Reviews

3% Toms + 1% Jerry = 0% fairness *Katakis* (37818) unrated

The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Jul 01, 2008 B+ 83
All Game Guide 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
TeleMatch Nov, 1983 4 out of 6 40

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Trivia

Mouse Trap was popular enough to have a song inspired by it on the full-length "Pac-Man Fever" album - "Mousetrap".
Servo (55922) added Mouse Trap (Atari 2600) on Jul 18, 2003
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