For other uses of Mappy, see Mappy (disambiguation).

The opening title to Mappy

Mappy is an arcade game released in 1983 by Namco. It is the first game in the Mappy series.

Gameplay Edit

The player controls Mappy, and must navigate through Goro's mansion to retrieve the stolen items. He must avoid both Goro and the Meowkies while doing so.

The mansion has six floors. Mappy must bounce on trampolines to reach the higher levels of the building; he is invincible to enemies while doing so. Bouncing on a trampoline four times will cause it to break.

Mappy's only form of attack are the doors. Doors need to be opened and closed, and with precise timing it is possible to hit an enemy with them. There are also rainbow-flashing doors, which send out a "microwave" that captures enemies until it reaches the edge of the screen.

Starting on level 8, bells appear on the furthest edges of the mansion's roof. They can be dropped on the Meowkies' heads, which will paralyze them for about ten seconds. Flashing trap doors begin appearing on level 16; when walked on they create a hole in the floor, which Meowkies (and Mappy) can fall into.

Bonus Round Edit

The bonus round first appears after level 2, and returns every four rounds afterward. In them, Mappy must collect as many balloons as possible before the music stops. Sitting at the end is a Goro balloon; Goro will burst out of it when touched, and it will end the bonus round. Collecting every balloon will award the player 10,000 points.

Scoring System Edit

Items Edit

Two of each item appear in every level. Collecting two of the same item in a row results in the score being multiplied x2, x3, x4, x5, and x6.

  • Radio - 100 points.
  • Television - 200 points.
  • Computer - 300 points.
  • Mona Lisa - 400 points.
  • Safe - 500 points.

Goro can also hide behind items; if Mappy gets the item while he is behind, a bonus 1000 points is earned.

Microwaves Edit

  • 1 Meowky - 200 points.
  • 2-6 Meowkies - multiples of 200.
  • 7-10 Meowkies - multiples of 1000, starting at 3000 points.

Catching Goro in a microwave counts as one Meowky, but also doubles the score.

Bells Edit

  • Hit Meowky - 300 points.
  • Hit Goro - 1000 points.

Home PortsEdit

Conversions of Mappy were released for the following video game systems:

  • Famicom
  • FM-7
  • Game Boy (Namco Gallery Vol. 1)
  • Game Boy Advance
  • GameCube (N.M. 50th Anniversary)
  • Game Gear
  • Handheld LCD Game
  • iOS (iPhone, iPad, etc.) - now defunct
  • Mobile
  • MSX
  • MZ-700
  • Nintendo DS (N.M. DS)
  • PC-6601
  • PC-88
  • PlayStation (N.M. Vol. 2)
  • PlayStation 2 (N.M. 50th Anniversary)
  • PlayStation Portable (N.M. 2, N.M. Battle Collection)
  • Plug 'N Play TV Games
  • Sharp X1
  • Sord M5
  • Super Cassette Vision
  • Tabletop Arcade Machine (My Arcade)
  • Wii (N.M. Remix, N.M. Megamix, V.C. Arcade, V.C. Famicom)
  • Wii U (V.C. Famicom)
  • Windows PC (Revenge of Arcade, N.M. 50th Anniversary)
  • Windows Phone
  • Xbox (N.M. 50th Anniversary)
  • Xbox 360 (N.M. Virtual Arcade)

(Abbreviation N.M. = Namco Museum; abbreviation V.C. = Virtual Console.)

Due to hardware constraints, many ports only feature five mansion floors instead of six; this makes the ports slightly easier. The bonus rounds are impossible to complete on some plug 'n play versions, seemingly by accident. There are also homebrew Mappy ports to the Atari 2600, ColecoVision and Sharp X68000.

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