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Mouse Trap (Atari 2600)

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Back Cover - 2600 (US), 1988:

    Outsmart those nasty cats!



    You must be quick, alert, and smart, because you are controlling an adorable, crafty mouse. You will weave him through a tricky maze of doors and corridors. He will even munch on bits of cheese along the way. But, look out for those menacing cats. They are right behind you!

    It's exciting and dangerous, but fun, too. If you can guide the mouse to a magical dog biscuit, he'll temporarily turn himself into a dog, scaring away the cats. Your mouse will be able to open and close doors, even change the maze to confuse pursuers!

    Will your mouse make it through the maze... or become a tasty snack for those hungry cats?

    • For one player.
    • For use with Atari 2600 and 7800 Series Systems.
    • For use with joystick controller.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4621) on Mar 06, 2004.

Coleco Brochure, 1982:
    This unusual maze game puts you in control of a mouse who must be guided through a labyrinth of doors and corridors. As it goes, the mouse eats cheese bits and tries to avoid the ravenous cats. At times, the mouse can transform into a dog and go after the cats! A secret tunnel also offers escape. And you can even open or close groups of doors to change the maze and get the mouse through.

    Contributed by RKL (5614) on Nov 22, 2003.

Back of box:
    MOUSE TRAP

    VIDEO CARTRIDGE FOR USE WITH THE INTELLIVISION MASTER COMPONENT

    Here's how to play:

    You control a crafty mouse, weaving his way through a tricky maze of doors and corridors, munching on cheese bits as he goes. Hungry cats pursue him every step of the way, making his journey very hazardous! By eating dog bones, he can temporarily turn himself into a dog and chase the cats to score extra points. The mouse can open and close doors to change the maze and confuse his pursuers. There are lots of strategic moves to make! Will your mouse make it through the maze...or be a snack for the cats?

    Contributed by RKL (5614) on Sep 18, 2003.