• Description
    • The player guides Mappy the police mouse through the mansion of the cats called the 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 hallways in which the stolen items are stashed
  • Instructions
    • Guide mappy thru the cat police house. Use secret door and trampolines to evade the cat cops.

      The player controls Mappy, the "Micro Police, a police-mouse whose job is to collect valuables from a cat's house one has to surmise that he is retrieving stolen goods.
  • Trivia and Fun Facts
    • This game was and still is, more popular in Japan than it is in the USA, possibly due to cultural differences. There have been sequels to this game e.g. Hopping Mappy, but these were only released in Japan.
      Cats and mice have been in cartoons for as long as anyone can remember. Tom and Jerry, Pixie, Dixie and Jinx, Herman and Katnip, Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse, Krazy Kat and Ignatz and the list goes on and on. So when video game designers brought the cat and mouse theme into video games. First, there was Mouse Trap by Exidy and then there was Mappy by Namco licensed to Bally/Midway.
  • Game History
    • Mappy (マッピー Mappī?) is a 1983 arcade game by Namco. In the United States, it was distributed by Bally/Midway. Mappy is a side-scrolling platform game that features cartoon-like animals, primarily cats and mice. The game's main character itself is a mouse. Mappy runs on Namco Super Pac-Man hardware, modified to support horizontal scrolling. The name "Mappy" is likely derived from mappo, a Japanese slang term (slightly insulting) for a policeman.