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Mappy (Japan)

Mappy (c) 03/1983 Namco.


Game ID : MP

Main CPU : M6809 (@ 1.536 Mhz)

Sound CPU : M6809 (@ 1.536 Mhz)

Sound Chips : Namco 8-channel WSG

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 224 x 288 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.61 Hz

Palette colors : 32

Players : 2

Control : 2-way joystick

Buttons : 1


Licensed to Bally Midway for US manufacture and distribution (03/1983).

Mappy is the first game from Namco to include the "ALL RIGHTS RESERVED" on the titlescreen.

The mapping of the level counters in Mappy is a little strange; after level 49, the level symbols in the bottom right corner temporarily stop updating, but the numerical level counter and the high score display both record the proper level. The level symbols then start displaying correctly again at level 100 and continues to display correctly until level 254. Level 255 morphs into Level 0. Then the game starts over again and becomes easy again for level 1.

Mappy is likely derived from 'mappo', a Japanese slang term (slightly insulting) for a policeman.

Greg Bond holds the official record for this game with 658,160 points on June 27, 2002.


* Easter Egg :

1) Enter service mode.

2) Keep Left pressed to make the screen scroll left until the grid covers the whole screen.

3) Press the service switch 3 times (the one that adds a credit, not the one to enter service mode).

4) Keep Button 1 pressed and enter the following sequence : Left(x4), Start1(x6), Left(x3), Start2. '(c) 1983 NAMCO' will appear on the screen.

* Easter Egg 2 :

1) Play the game and reach the third bonus round (the one after round 10).

2) Press Button1(x3), Start1(x3) and Start2(x3).

After the score of the bonus round is shown, this text will be added at the bottom of the screen : '(c) 1983 NAMCO ALL RIGHTS RESERVED'.


1. Mappy (1983)

2. Hopping Mappy (1986)

3. Mappy Land (1986, Nintendo Famicom)


Music by : Nobuyuki Ohnogi


* Consoles :

Nintendo Famicom (1984)

Epoch corporation super cassette vision (1984)

Sega Game Gear (1991)

Nintendo Game Boy Color (1996, "Namco Gallery Vol.1")

Sony PlayStation (1996, "Namco Museum Vol.2")

Sony PlayStation 2 (2005, "Namco Museum 50th Anniversary")

Microsoft XBOX (2005, "Namco Museum 50th Anniversary")

Nintendo GameCube (2005,"Namco Museum 50th Anniversary")

Sony PSP (2005, "Namco Museum Battle Collection")

* Computers :

Fujitsu FM-7 (1983)

MSX (1984)

PC [MS Windows, CD-Rom] (1997, Namco History Vol.1")

PC [MS Windows, CD-Rom] (1998, "Microsoft Revenge of Arcade")

PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (2005, "Namco Museum 50th Anniversary")


NEC PC-6001

NEC PC-8001

NEC PC-8801

NEC PC-9800 series

Sharp X1

Sharp MZ1200/1500

Sharp MZ2500

Sharp X68000

* Others :

LCD handheld game (19?? - MGA (Micro Games of America))

Arcade (1995, "Namco Classics Collection Vol.1")

Ms. Pac-Man TV Game (2004 - Jakk's Pacific)

Ms. Pac-Man TV Game Wireless Version (2005 - Jakk's Pacific)