Mappy

Mappy is a 1983 arcade game by Namco. In the U.S. it was manufactured and distributed by Bally/Midway. Mappy is a side-scrolling platformer that features cute cartoony characters. It was re-released as part of the Famicom Mini Series in 2004, only in Japan. Mappy runs on Namco Super Pac-Man hardware.

History

However, MGM/UA sued Namco over copyright violations, claiming that Mappy was a copy of Tom and Jerry. If victorious, this lawsuit would have crushed Namco of America, and the history of videogames would have been drastically altered. Namco's lawyer, Howard Lincoln, who would go on to become a Senior Vice President of the company, discovered that MGM didn't own the copyright to Tom and Jerry either, and was able to not only win the lawsuit, but got MGM to pay the legal costs. Ironically, it was MGM/UA that previously won a lawsuit declaring Tom and Jerry was in the public domain. This incident was selected as #2 "MGM Goes Cop" in GameSpy's The 25 Dumbest Moments in Gaming.

Game play

The player guides Mappy the police mouse through the mansion of the cats called Mewkies (Meowky in the U.S. version) to retrieve stolen goods. The mansion has six floors of long hallways in which the items are stashed. Mappy and the Mewkies can move between the floors by jumping on trampolines at the ends and middle of the hallways, and landing on a floor on the way up (but not on the way down). In addition to the Mewkies, there is also the boss cat Nyamco (Goro in the U.S. version) on every level. If Mappy tarries too long, the fearsome ancestral cat coin (Gosenzo) shows up. A level is completed when all the loot is retrieved.

Many of the hallways have doors which Mappy can slam open or shut to temporarily knock out the Mewkies or Nyamco. Some of these are special "microwave doors" which release a wave which sweeps away any cat in its path (even off the edge of the screen).

If Mappy gets caught by the Mewkies or Nyamco in the hallways he dies. However, he can safely pass them in the air while jumping on the trampolines. If Mappy bounces on a trampoline four consecutive times without landing on a floor, it breaks, and he dies unless there is another trampoline underneath.

The third level and every fourth level after that is a bonus round. Mappy, unbothered by the cats, must bounce across a series of trampolines, popping suspended balloons along the way. A bonus is awarded if all the balloons are popped before the music ends.

The player uses a left-right joystick to move Mappy and a single button to operate the doors.

Ports and Sequels

A Japan-only port of the game was released for the Famicom (Japanese version of the NES) in 1984. This was followed by a console-only sequel called Mappy Land in 1986 (released in the U.S. by Taxan). In the late 90s, it was released as part of Microsoft's Revenge of the Arcade PC collection. Also, Mappy had several Japan-only sequels, including Hopping Mappy in 1986 for the arcades and Mappy Kids for the Famicom in the late 1980s. There is also a version called Mappy Arrangement which was released in 1995 as part of Namco Classic Collection vol.1 for the arcade.

Trivia

  • "Mappy" is likely derived from mappo, a Japanese slang term (slightly insulting) for a policeman.
  • "Nyamco", besides being a play on "Namco", comes from nyanko, the Japanese equivalent of "kitty cat".
  • Nyamco was renamed "Goro" in the U.S. release.
  • Mappy's hat is an equippable item in Namco x Capcom
  • In Ridge Racer, there are two cars that share the racing team name of this game. The blue car is named "RT Blue Mappy" while the pink car is named "RT Pink Mappy". They were used in Ridge Racer, Ridge Racer 2, Rave Racer, Ridge Racer Revolution, and Ridge Racer 64.
  • In R4: Ridge Racer Type 4, there is a racing team that uses this game's name, and in Ridge Racer 64 there is a car that shares this game sponsor used in R4: Ridge Racer Type 4. In R4: Ridge Racer Type 4, "Micro Mouse Mappy" is a racing team that can be selected from the get-go, but Ridge Racer 64 requires that you win Stage 4 (the novice "EXTRA" courses) and beat the car in a Car Attack on Ridge Racer Novice EXTRA.

This page about mappy includes information from a Wikipedia article.
Additional articles about mappy
News stories about mappy
External links for mappy
Videos for mappy
Wikis about mappy
Discussion Groups about mappy
Blogs about mappy
Images of mappy

There is also a version called Mappy Arrangement which was released in 1995 as part of Namco Classic Collection vol.1 for the arcade. Places named Bush include:. Also, Mappy had several Japan-only sequels, including Hopping Mappy in 1986 for the arcades and Mappy Kids for the Famicom in the late 1980s. Things commonly called Bush include:. In the late 90s, it was released as part of Microsoft's Revenge of the Arcade PC collection. . by Taxan). Bush is the name of some things and places, and a family name.

This was followed by a console-only sequel called Mappy Land in 1986 (released in the U.S. American college football player Reggie Bush. A Japan-only port of the game was released for the Famicom (Japanese version of the NES) in 1984. American scientist Vannevar Bush. The player uses a left-right joystick to move Mappy and a single button to operate the doors. American actress Sophia Bush. A bonus is awarded if all the balloons are popped before the music ends. Robert Bush, Australian politician and English cricketer.

Mappy, unbothered by the cats, must bounce across a series of trampolines, popping suspended balloons along the way. Musician Kate Bush. The third level and every fourth level after that is a bonus round. John Bush, rock vocalist for Armored Saint and Anthrax. If Mappy bounces on a trampoline four consecutive times without landing on a floor, it breaks, and he dies unless there is another trampoline underneath. Donie Bush, baseball player and manager of the early 20th century. However, he can safely pass them in the air while jumping on the trampolines. Bush, father of Prescott Bush.

If Mappy gets caught by the Mewkies or Nyamco in the hallways he dies. James Smith Bush, grandfather of Prescott Bush, and Samuel P. Some of these are special "microwave doors" which release a wave which sweeps away any cat in its path (even off the edge of the screen). Prescott Bush, Jr., and his wife Elizabeth Bush. Many of the hallways have doors which Mappy can slam open or shut to temporarily knock out the Mewkies or Nyamco. Nancy Bush Ellis, and her son John Prescott Ellis. A level is completed when all the loot is retrieved. Jonathan Bush, and his son Billy Bush.

If Mappy tarries too long, the fearsome ancestral cat coin (Gosenzo) shows up. Other children of Prescott Bush:

    . version) on every level. Dorothy Bush Koch. In addition to the Mewkies, there is also the boss cat Nyamco (Goro in the U.S. Lauren Bush. Mappy and the Mewkies can move between the floors by jumping on trampolines at the ends and middle of the hallways, and landing on a floor on the way up (but not on the way down). Neil Bush, and his daughter
      .

      The mansion has six floors of long hallways in which the items are stashed. Marvin Bush. version) to retrieve stolen goods. Bush. The player guides Mappy the police mouse through the mansion of the cats called Mewkies (Meowky in the U.S. George P. This incident was selected as #2 "MGM Goes Cop" in GameSpy's The 25 Dumbest Moments in Gaming. John Ellis ‘Jeb’ Bush, Governor of Florida 1999—, and his son

        .

        Ironically, it was MGM/UA that previously won a lawsuit declaring Tom and Jerry was in the public domain. Barbara and Jenna Bush. Namco's lawyer, Howard Lincoln, who would go on to become a Senior Vice President of the company, discovered that MGM didn't own the copyright to Tom and Jerry either, and was able to not only win the lawsuit, but got MGM to pay the legal costs. President 2001–, his First Lady Laura Welch Bush, and their daughters:

          . If victorious, this lawsuit would have crushed Namco of America, and the history of videogames would have been drastically altered. Bush, U.S. However, MGM/UA sued Namco over copyright violations, claiming that Mappy was a copy of Tom and Jerry. George W.

          . President 1989–1993, his First Lady Barbara Pierce Bush, and their children:

            . Mappy runs on Namco Super Pac-Man hardware. Bush, U.S. It was re-released as part of the Famicom Mini Series in 2004, only in Japan. W. Mappy is a side-scrolling platformer that features cute cartoony characters. George H.

            it was manufactured and distributed by Bally/Midway. Senator and financier, and his sons:

              . In the U.S. Prescott Bush, U.S. Mappy is a 1983 arcade game by Namco. Bush House – a building in London that for millions of overseas listeners represents a building from which the BBC broadcasts its foreign language programmes, the BBC World Service]. In R4: Ridge Racer Type 4, "Micro Mouse Mappy" is a racing team that can be selected from the get-go, but Ridge Racer 64 requires that you win Stage 4 (the novice "EXTRA" courses) and beat the car in a Car Attack on Ridge Racer Novice EXTRA. Bush, Louisiana.

              In R4: Ridge Racer Type 4, there is a racing team that uses this game's name, and in Ridge Racer 64 there is a car that shares this game sponsor used in R4: Ridge Racer Type 4. bush – (vulgar usage) pubic hair most often of a woman ("Keep bush where it belongs..."), or, by extension, the external genitalia of a woman, or by further extension, intercourse with a woman ("I got some bush last night"), or by extension, pejoratively, a woman. They were used in Ridge Racer, Ridge Racer 2, Rave Racer, Ridge Racer Revolution, and Ridge Racer 64. bush – a mechanical attachment, usually a metallic socket with a screw thread, such as the mechanism by which a camera is attached to a tripod;. The blue car is named "RT Blue Mappy" while the pink car is named "RT Pink Mappy". Bush – short for Bushtarion, an online web based game. In Ridge Racer, there are two cars that share the racing team name of this game. Bush – a popular rock band, named after the Shepherd's Bush district in London.

              Mappy's hat is an equippable item in Namco x Capcom. They are often made from flexible material such as rubber;. release. A Bush is a mechanical fixing designed to minimise wear between moving parts, or for providing a strengthened fixing point such as in the suspension of a car or other vehicle. Nyamco was renamed "Goro" in the U.S. see also Alaskan Bush. "Nyamco", besides being a play on "Namco", comes from nyanko, the Japanese equivalent of "kitty cat". The Bush is a term used in several countries for rural, undeveloped land or country areas;

                .

                "Mappy" is likely derived from mappo, a Japanese slang term (slightly insulting) for a policeman. Bush – a particular shape of plant, largely synonymous with shrub;.

10-23-14 FTPPro Support FTPPro looks and feels just like Windows Explorer Contact FTPPro FTPPro Help Topics FTPPro Terms Of Use ftppro.com/1stzip.php ftppro.com/zip ftppro.com/browse2000.php PAD File Directory Business Search Directory Real Estate Database FunWebsites.org PressArchive.net WebExposure.us Display all your websites in one place HereIam.tv Celebrity Homepages Charity Directory Google+ Directory Move your favorite Unsigned Artist to the Top of the List