Namco licensed to Bally Midway
Working 100% - 7 of 10
Sold: May 2006
Thoroughly cleaned cabinet inside and out
Repaired cabinet support for
Reproduction Marquee and CPO
- Thanks to Darin at
New Locks and keys
Recapped monitor and installed
Still to Do
Repair cabinet bottom
Front and Coin-door
kick plate and Leg levers
None at this time but could
possibly share this cabinet with a Galaga PCB (Both games use
identical wiring cabinet hardware). Another possibility is a 3 in 1 with
Space Invaders, Mappy and Galaga.
Mappy Quick Reference
Mappy Arcade Flyer
In game music
on with the story!
know that Mappo is a Japanese
slang term (slightly insulting) for a policeman? This is how they likely
came up the the title "Mappy". "Nyamco", is a play on
"Namco", and nyanko, the Japanese equivalent of "kitty cat". Click on Mappy and Meowky above
hear game music!
the arrows below to scroll through all the pictures. Highlight a picture
to make it full size.
Mappy is one of those games that truly capture
the arcade experience in my opinion. Its happy atmosphere and great game play
make it extremely addictive. You'll have a hard time getting Mappy's music
out of your head once you play a few times. The very colorful and unique
cabinet was half size of a regular cabinet. The marquee is massive measuring
in at 22 inches wide by 16 inches tall and catches your attention
immediately. Both cabinet and marquee were covered with artwork featuring the
amusing cast of characters from the game. I first played Mappy at a 7-11 in
Lehighton, PA. This was when 7-11's had a few games in them. That summer I
instantly became a fan of Mappy.
Mappy's game play is essentially this. The player guides Mappy from the
Micro-Police through a mansion of the Mewkies (kittens) to retrieve stolen
merchandise. The mansion has six floors of long hallways in which the stolen
items have been placed. Mappy and the Mewkies can move between the floors by
jumping on trampolines. In addition to the Mewkies, there is one Nyamco (big
cat) per level. The level is completed when all the stolen merchandise is
Mappy's only way to defend himself is by
slamming doors that are in the hallways. Mappy can slam open or shut a door
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.)
Mappy also has challenge/bonus stages similar
Gyrus. You 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.
I purchased my Mappy on 9/24/04 off of eBay. The add was placed by
who is one of the nicest guys in the business. The cabinet needs a little TLC but for the most part itís clean. The marquee
is original and has some fading but is nice. From what I hear, most Mappy
marquees suffer from severe fading.
current photos and the original eBay
auction - sort of a before and after. Darin at
Phoenix Arcade made an incredible repro
marquee and CPO that I've recently installed. I will have to do some
cabinet work on the bottom as there is moderate to severe splintering. I will post my progress as I clean and restore parts of it. Click on the arrows below to scroll and select the pictures.