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In the 24th century, Earth is pounded by solar explosions and abandoned by humans, and the planet is recolonized by a dangerous race known as Kat Men. When the solar explosions died, the humans decide to return to Earth. When the Kat Men refuse to leave, a war droid known as MT-ED, or Multi Terrain Exploration Droid, is sent down to deal with the Kat Men. Accompanying him is Hercules 1, a maintenance and combat droid. When the two droids are beamed down, things take a turn for the worse. Hercules is kidnapped and taken far away to the Kat Men's Nerve Center. It is MT-ED's task to get rid of the Kat Men and rescue Hercules.

To do this, MT-ED has to explore fourteen environments and deal with deadly creatures that are within each environment, with each type of creature requiring a certain type of weapon to be defeated. These weapons - including lasers, water bombs, grenades, and rockets - can be picked up along the way, and MT-ED can switch between them with ease. If MT-ED comes into contact with any of the creatures, he is kicked into the air and gets stunned for a few seconds. If this happens, he loses one of his lives. Not all creatures are deadly; some of them will steal whatever weapons MT-ED is carrying at the time.

Besides using weapons to kill, MT-ED also has the ability to jump over creatures that may be too slow for him to shoot. When MT-ED finally rescues Hercules, a sub-game needs to be completed. When MT-ED completed this sub-game, the Kat Men's Central Computer is disabled and the Kat Men go back where they came from.


Kat Trap: Planet of the Cat-Men Amstrad CPC Threw a grenade at the killer orb
Kat Trap: Planet of the Cat-Men Amstrad CPC Startup
Kat Trap: Planet of the Cat-Men Amstrad CPC Entered the ruined city
Kat Trap: Planet of the Cat-Men Amstrad CPC Say hello to the Kat Men

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  • "Kat Trap" -- Media / In-game title

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Amtix! Feb, 1987 84 out of 100 84
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jan, 1987 6 out of 12 50
Tilt Jun, 1987 6 out of 20 30


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The game's design was submitted for a competition in Crash! magazine. Domark attempted the same thing a year later with a game called Sewer but this was ultimately unreleased.
Katakis | カタキス (42138) added Kat Trap: Planet of the Cat-Men (Amstrad CPC) on Oct 15, 2008
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