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Mappy

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Description

You control Mappy, a police-mouse whose job is to collect valuables (consumer electronics) from a cat's house. You are being pursued by a gang of five pink cats. Doors are your only defense against the cats. You get from floor to floor by jumping on one of the trampolines.

Points are earned by recovering stolen goods. Other ways of earning points are bouncing on a trampoline, putting cats in the microwave, striking a cat with a door, striking cats with a bell, retrieving a treasure from the Boss cat Goro or dropping cats through a hole in the floor.

Screenshots

Mappy MSX Use the trampoline to jump from floor to floor
Mappy PC-88 Title/loading screen
Mappy Sharp X1 (New version) First Stage
Mappy Sharp X1 Bonus round, bounce across a series of trampolines, popping red balloons

Alternate Titles

  • "マッピー" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

Retroage Wii Mar 09, 2013 8 out of 10 80
HonestGamers NES May 11, 2013 8 out of 10 80
Nintendo Life Wii Mar 26, 2009 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Apr 12, 2009 7 out of 10 70
IGN Wii Apr 01, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
Mag'64 Wii Sep 01, 2009 3.5 out of 10 35

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Trivia

Distribution

This game was distributed in the arcades in the U.S. by Bally Midway, the same people who distributed Namco's Pac-Man. It never made much dent in the U.S. market. However, Namco approached Bally Midway with 2 games and allowed them first pick. Bally Midway only wanted to release 1 so they selected the maze-based Mappy and the other game went to Atari. The other game was the top grossing game of its year, Pole Position.
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