National Game Registry 1983: Mappy

MAPPY
original platform
arcade
developer/publisher
Namco

Mappy is a particularly brassy policemouse who has taken it upon himself to invade the hideout of an cat burglar clan and reclaim their stolen property.  Perhaps expecting such intrusions, the cats have rigged their mansion with several degradable trampolines.  If the cats catch Mappy on solid ground he’s doomed but thankfully the villains are especially clumsy when it comes to doors.  Even when they open doors for themselves the doors swing out and knock them unconscious; thankfully but our hero is a sure-footed fellow and always keeps his balance.  The music is light-hearted and painfully catchy in a time when background music was a relatively new phenomenon in video games.  The Game Gear port offers new level designs and modes.

Mappy was inducted on April 27th, 2009.

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