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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 Atari 2600 A game in progress
Mouse Trap Intellivision You can eat the cats when in dog form
Mouse Trap Arcade Collecting.
Mouse Trap Atari 2600 Chase the cats when in dog form

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Alternate Titles

  • "Mousetrap" -- In-game title

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User Reviews

3% Toms + 1% Jerry = 0% fairness Atari 2600 Katakis | カタキス (39781)

Critic Reviews

Tilt ColecoVision Sep, 1983 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 100
The Atari Times Atari 2600 Sep 06, 2002 85 out of 100 85
The Video Game Critic Atari 2600 Jul 01, 2008 B+ 83
neXGam ColecoVision Jul 27, 2012 8 out of 10 80
The Video Game Critic ColecoVision Feb 07, 2007 B 75
Electronic Fun with Computers & Games ColecoVision Mar, 1983 3 out of 4 75
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
VideoGame Atari 2600 May, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
HonestGamers Atari 2600 Nov 26, 2008 5 out of 10 50
TeleMatch Atari 2600 Nov, 1983 4 out of 6 40


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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.
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