Mappy Game Play
The player guides Mappy the police mouse through the mansion of the cats called the Mewkies to retrieve stolen goods. The player uses a left-right joystick to move Mappy and a single button to operate doors. The mansion has six floors, four or five in some other versions, of hallways in which the stolen items are stashed. Mappy and the cats move between floors by bouncing on trampolines at various places in the house. Both Mappy and the cats can land on a floor on the way up, but not on the way down. When they pass in the air, Mappy is unharmed by the cats, but if Mappy runs into a cat anywhere else, he will lose a life. The trampolines will break if Mappy bounces on them four times in a row. The trampolines change color depending on how many times Mappy has used them without a rest. In addition to the Mewkies, the boss cat Nyamco also roams around. He is faster, but less aggressive than the Mewkies. Throughout the levels, Nyamco hides behind the different recoverable objects. If Mappy recovers an item which Nyamco is hiding behind, the player receives bonus points.
A round is completed when all the loot is retrieved. If Mappy tarries too long, a “Hurry” message appears after which the music and the cats speed up, and more Mewkies are added (two will appear ready to drop as the Mewkies normally do immediately following the “hurry” message, and more Mewkies can arrive later on). If the player waits too long after this, the “Gosenzo” coin (a green disk shape with Nyamco’s face on it) will drop onto the top-middle platform and chase Mappy in a manner similar to the Mewkies, but more effectively. The “Gosenzo” coin can kill Mappy even if he is in the air. The third round and every fourth round after that is a bonus round. Mappy, unbothered by the cats, must bounce across a series of trampolines, popping fifteen different suspended red balloons, with a “Nyamco” along the way. A bonus is awarded if all the balloons are popped before the music ends. After every bonus round, a new feature is added to the gameplay, such as bells that freeze cats. The “Hurry” message will also appear sooner. There are 256 levels.
- Difficulty: B
- Number of Mappy’s: 3
- Bonus Mappy’s: 1st at 20,000 & 2nd at 70,000
Type: Video Game