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  • Oh man. Things just got real. MAPPY by NAMCO has finally found its way on to the App Store

  • and now a whole new generation of gamers can experience the bizarre madness of this classic

  • arcade title.

  • Your goal as Mappy the Police-mouse is to recover the items stolen by the infamous cat-burglars

  • the Mewkies and their leader Goro (or Nyamco if you're used to the Japanese name). Unfortunately

  • this also means you're going to be a walking snack for the cats as you roam around each

  • house, but as luck would have it you have the magical ability to flip open doors to

  • either temporarily knock out or remove enemies altogether. To reach a specific level you'll

  • need to make use of trampolines scattered throughout the level, pushing left or right

  • when you reach the height you require.

  • Several control options are available, though they essentially break down in to virtual

  • stick/button or swipe/touch combinations. The final 'Navigate' system can make life

  • easier for newer players by directing Mappy by simply touching where you want to go, though

  • this can be risky as Mappy's AI won't take in to account the possibility of running in

  • to Mewkies.

  • It's surprising to see Mappy being released with almost no changes to the presentation

  • of this very old game (circa 1983), especially considering Namco's addition of an entirely

  • new game mode, 'Scramble'. In this mode you'll need to eliminate all of the cats on the level

  • by collecting various power-ups instead of stolen goods to make the task easier.

  • Fans of old-school games will enjoy the opportunity to take their revenge on the cats that may

  • have stolen the quarters of their youth, but even newer gamers might find themselves sucked

  • in by Mappy's challenging gameplay.

Oh man. Things just got real. MAPPY by NAMCO has finally found its way on to the App Store

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