Mappy for NES

Play classic game Mappy on PC.

  • Last Updated: Jul 31, 2009
  • License: Freeware / Free
  • OS: Windows XP, 2000, 98, Me
  • Publisher: NAMCO LTD.

Description of Mappy for NES

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Mappy is a 1983 arcade game by Namco. In the U.S., it was manufactured and distributed by Bally/Midway. Mappy is a side-scrolling platformer that features cartoon-like characters, primarily cats and mice. The game's star character itself is a mouse. Mappy runs on Namco Super Pac-Man hardware, modified to support horizontal scrolling.

The player guides Mappy the police mouse through the mansion of the cats called Mewkies (Meowky in the U.S. version) 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 of long hallways in which the stolen items are stashed. The items are:

Radio (100pts)
Television (200pts)
Computer (300pts)
Painting (400pts)
Safe (500pts).

The items come in pairs; should Mappy get paired items one right after another, the points value of the second matching item gets a multiplier. The more the player retrieves matching items without dying, the bigger the multiplier gets. Therefore, ideally a player will start with the lowest value item (100 + 100 Ã? 2) and proceed to the highest value items (500 + 500 Ã? 6) in order to get the highest value items with the biggest multiplier, for a total of 8500pts. The second item of a pair will blink if retrieving it will yield a multiplier.

In addition to Mewkies, the boss cat Nyamco (Goro in the U.S. version) also roams around. He is faster, but less aggressive, than the Mewkies. Should Mappy recover an item which Nyamco is hiding behind, the player gets a bonus of 1000 points for having caught Nyamco in the act. He only hides behind an object for three seconds, though. Nyamco is always a single cat in each level, but the Mewkies appear three to a group for the first set of levels before the first bonus stage, four to a group for the next set of levels in between bonus levels, five to a group for the next set of levels, and so on.
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