Mappy - Atari 2600

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The Story

“Cat burglars” are nothing new, but these burglars are actual cats! Having perpetrated a rash of thefts, they’ve stashed their loot in a series of abandoned mansions. You’re Mappy – the city's finest police officer – and you've been chosen to crack the case! Unfortunately, you’re also a mouse... and you’re outnumbered. This is not going to be easy!

Your mission is to infiltrate the cat burglars’ lairs and retrieve the stolen loot. You won’t be able to apprehend the cats, but you can stun them by slamming doors on them and turning their own booby-traps against them. But don’t let them catch you – if even one of those cats gets their paws on you, you’ll be cat chow!

Mappy

How To Play

Use the joystick to guide Mappy through the mansions and retrieve the stolen goods. Collect the loot in pairs (the matching item blinks) for big points. Collect all ten to advance to the next level.

Move off a platform to jump onto the trampolines below and move left/right to jump to another floor. Mappy can't be caught by a cat while he's on the trampolines so use them also to escape enemies in pursuit. Be careful though, as trampolines will weaken with each jump and landing on a red trampoline will break and Mappy will fall to his doom! On each floor there are doors that can be opened or closed by pressing the button while facing the door. Doors can be opened from a distance and used to knock back the cats and stun them temporarily. Opening a flashing door will emit a microwave that will capture any cats in it's path and give Mappy a break to escape to a safer area.

On later levels, there are bells located on each end of the mansion. Hit these bells to drop them onto the cats below and stun them for a few seconds. On other levels there will be blinking trap doors. Move Mappy over these traps to open them up and drop the cats down to stun them!

Every so often a Bonus level will allow Mappy to take a break and gain some extra points. Try to pop all the balloons before time runs out for high score.

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About

Mappy is a port of the unique arcade game of the same name, brought over to the 2600 by John W. Champeau, whose previous Atari 2600 efforts include Super Cobra Arcade, Scramble, Conquest of Mars, and Lady Bug. Mappy is stunningly accurate to the original arcade game in terms of gameplay, graphics, and sound, even featuring the arcade game's catchy music thanks to Michael Haas and Darrell Spice, Jr. Nathan Strum created gorgeous artwork for the game featured on the label, manual, box, and the included 10" x 14" poster. Mappy supports the AtariVox for saving high scores, and takes advantage of our advanced Melody board to push the Atari 2600 to its limits.

Game Options

  • Novice, Standard, Advanced Skill Levels
  • Set Loot to be in Random or Same positions on each level
  • Built-in Pause Feature
  • Features music from the Arcade Classic!
  • Includes Bonus Rounds
  • High-Score Tables stored in AtariVox or SaveKey (if present)

Mappy Poster

Nathan Strum's beautiful artwork for Mappy is featured on a 10" x 14" poster and including free with the game!

Mappy Poster

AtariVox Support

If you have an AtariVox or SaveKey plugged into joystick port 2, up to five high scores are saved for each skill level. The current skill level and last initials are also saved. To reset all scores on the AtariVox/Savekey for Mappy, press and hold RESET while powering on the game.

MelodyAdditional Information

Mappy is a Melody-enhanced game that takes full advantage of the CDF mode in the Melody. Mappy includes game cartridge, beautifully illustrated 12-page manual, professionally printed box, and a 10" x 14" poster featuring the Mappy box artwork! Available in NTSC and PAL60 television formats--please select above. If you do not select an option, you will receive an NTSC cartridge by default.

Number of Players 1
Controller Joystick
Cartridge Size 32K CDF
Code and Design John W. Champeau
Music and Sound Effects Mike Haas
Music driver Darrell Spice, Jr.
Code optimization Thomas Jentzsch
Label, Box and Manual Design Nathan Strum
Manual Text Nathan Strum

Philsan on 12/30/2018 02:39pm
Awesome game, incredible graphics, top notch package. AtariVox/SaveKey high-score saving feature is very addctive. My daughter and I keep playing to improve records.
Andreas W. on 12/27/2018 01:34pm
Very good game !!! Superb playability, great looking graphics (especially all those sprites), good sounds. What else should i say.
Gray Defender on 12/26/2018 10:41am
Mappy for the Atari 2600 is an amazing technological achievement that nobody would have even thought possible, especially back in the day. Champ games has done it again achieving yet another terrific release. As with all their other releases, Mappy exhibits great attention to detail and arcade accuracy. It plays and feels strikingly like the arcade version. Prior to this port I was not really a fan of Mappy. I don't think I really understood what it was all about. Now I can say with confidence, I am a huge fan of Mappy.

This games 32K cartridge uses a technology called DPC , which is sort of an extension of a special chip that was used to create Pitfall II. It is described on Atariage as a

"Melody-enhanced game that takes full advantage of the CDF mode in the Melody".

I am impressed with all the attention to detail that was placed into Mappy. The title screen colors match the arcade, the character sprites are all animated, there is an attract mode, the fact that there is a high score table for each difficulty, the amazing sound sampling, the bonus rounds, arcade accuracy, impressive packaging, all add up to what I believe is the best Atari 2600 homebrew released in 2018!

Highly recommended.

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John Delaney on 12/25/2018 10:59am
I treated myself to this cartridge for Christmas and quite honestly it is one of the best arcade translations ever produced for the 2600. This is a "must purchase" for anyone who is a fan of the game or if you're just curious how far the 2600 can be pushed in the modern era.
Ryan Witmer on 12/22/2018 05:26pm
This game deserves five stars on the technical merits alone, but it's also an outstanding conversion of one of my favorite old arcade games.

Everything from the arcade game is here. All the music, sound effects, bonus rounds, little cut-scenes. all of it.

I don't buy much 2600 homebrew, as I'm more of a 5200 guy, but this would even be impressive as a 5200 game. My one complaint with the game is that the way that scrolling is implemented causes a lot of "blind" situations that don't exist in the arcade game, but that's a very minor issue with what is a truly fantastic port.
boxpressed on 12/21/2018 12:22pm
The highest-quality presentation of any homebrew I own. Beautiful glossy box, manual, poster, and cart labels.

The game itself is phenomenal and shows off the 2600 in the best possible way.
ColecoChris on 12/17/2018 09:25pm
Just got my Mappy delivered, and boy does this game DELIVER! From the professional box & manual to the almost 100% arcade accurate game play, this is the Atari 2600 at its best. Better than 90% of the games released BITD. Champ Games has another winner on their hands!
Andy on 12/17/2018 06:07pm
All I need to know is what sort of witchcraft ritual was utilized in order to make the music sound so good on this cart. I had high expectations for this port and they were completely smashed to bits as the game actually turned out far better than I ever could have hoped. I just wish I could give it six stars! Great job by everyone involved!
CrowServo on 12/15/2018 09:51pm
This version of Mappy deserves nothing less than a perfect score. What an excellent translation! The music is there, the sound effects are great, the gameplay is addicting, and the game is perfection!

I'm constantly impressed by what Champ Games does on the 2600, and I will always buy their releases because of the great quality they put into their games!
mvo on 11/09/2018 07:48pm
I have been a Mappy fan since I was 10. This port is AMAZING! Great graphics, great music, and great gameplay. Highly addictive.
Utilikey on 11/05/2018 01:46pm
I picked up Mappy at the PRGE this year after playing the demo. What a fantastic looking game that puts gaming on the 2600 in a new light. Great graphical and audio work which makes the game enjoyable to play over and over. This is why we love the 2600. The arcade feel has been recreated, and the desire to keep hitting game reset is there. No doubt that this is a winner.

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