Mousetrap

The Arcade Video Game PCB by Exidy, Inc.

Mousetrap screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Arcade Video Game PCB

Mousetrap © 1981 Exidy.


Control a mouse around the maze to collect cheese while avoiding cats. Collecting a bone will turn you into a dog in which you can eat the cats. Collect all the cheese to clear the maze. But beware of the hawk who flies over periodically, the mouse and the dog are vulnerable to it. You can also press certain colored buttons to alter the maze.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

PICTURE :
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Mousetrap the  Arcade Video Game PCB
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(members only)
Main CPU : MOS Technology M6502 (@ 705.562 Khz)
Sound CPU : MOS Technology M6502 (@ 894.886 Khz), Zilog Z80 (@ 1.789772 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Custom (@ 1.789772 Mhz), HC55516 (@ 1.789772 Mhz)

Players : 1
Control : 4-way joystick
Buttons : 4
=> RED DOOR, YELLOW DOOR, BLUE DOOR, DOG

TRIVIA

Mousetrap was released in December 1981.

Mousetrap inspired a catchy hit song by Buckner and Garcia called 'Mousetrap' released on the 'Pac-Man Fever' album.

Developer credits are found at the beginning of the programming code, at A022:
COPYRIGHT JUNE 1981 EXIDY INC.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
LARRY W. HUTCHERSON SR.
DAVE STAUGAS

UPDATES

Revision 4-5: The rounded wall openings were lengthened, making it easier to tell what part is actually solid. However, the solid tileset used for the player's death animation was never changed, so the rounded openings change in size rapidly.

STAFF

Designed and programmed by: Larry Hutcherson, Howell Ivy

PORTS

CONSOLES:
[US] Atari 2600 (1982) "Mouse Trap [Model 2459]"
Colecovision [US] (1982) [Model 2419]
Mattel Intellivision [US] (1982) [Model 2479]

COMPUTERS:
[EU] Atari ST (1987)
[EU] Commodore Amiga (1987)
[EU] Atari ST (1988) "Mouse Trap [The 16 Bit Pocket Power Collection]"
[EU] Commodore Amiga (1988) "Mouse Trap [The 16 Bit Pocket Power Collection]"

SOURCES
Game's ROM.
Game's picture.