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Mouse Trap (ColecoVision)

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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.


Mouse Trap ColecoVision Title screen
Mouse Trap ColecoVision Game options
Mouse Trap ColecoVision Chase the cats when in dog form...
Mouse Trap ColecoVision A game in progress

Alternate Titles

  • "Mousetrap" -- In-game title

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The Press Says

Tilt Sep, 1983 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 100
TeleMatch Jul, 1983 2 out of 6 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dec 10, 2003 8 out of 10 80
The Video Game Critic Feb 07, 2007 B 75


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Mouse Trap was popular enough to have a song inspired by it on the full-length "Pac-Man Fever" album - "Mousetrap".
Servo (55779) added Mouse Trap (ColecoVision) on Jul 18, 2003
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