Join our Discord to chat with fellow friendly gamers and our knowledgeable contributors!

Not an American user?


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

Promo Images

There are no promo images for this game

Alternate Titles

  • "Mousetrap" -- In-game title

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

3% Toms + 1% Jerry = 0% fairness Katakis | カタキス (42253) unrated

Critic Reviews

The Atari Times Sep 06, 2002 85 out of 100 85
The Video Game Critic Jul 01, 2008 B+ 83
neXGam Jun 27, 2013 7.7 out of 10 77
Woodgrain Wonderland Jul 17, 2017 B 75
All Game Guide 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
VideoGame May, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) Nov 26, 2008 5 out of 10 50
TeleMatch Nov, 1983 4 out of 6 40


There are currently no topics for this game.


References to the game

Mouse Trap was popular enough to have a song inspired by it on the full-length Pac-Man Fever album titled Mousetrap.
Servo (57358) added Mouse Trap (Atari 2600) on Jul 18, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Diamondfist (1598) and Servo (57358)