Frisky Tom

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Frisky Tom was a 1981 arcade game by Nichibutsu. The object of the game is to provide enough water for a shower by crawling along a network of plumbing pipes and picking up/replacing loose pieces. Various types of mice are the game's antagonists, trying to thwart Tom in different ways: knocking pipes loose to disrupt the water flow, jumping down to fall on him, or setting a bomb to blow up the entire plumbing arrangement. A version for the Atari 5200 was programmed in 1983, but was never released.[1] It was, however, released for the Nintendo Game Boy in 1995, and the PlayStation in 2002. Bandai Electronics created a VFD hand held game of Frisky Tom in 1982.

Mouskattack, a game with similar visuals and gameplay, was published in 1982 by Sierra On-Line for the Atari 8-bit computers and Apple II.

Reception[edit]

On release, Famicom Tsūshin scored the Game Boy version of the game a 19 out of 40.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reichert, Matt. "Frisky Tom". AtariProtos.com. Retrieved 2009-01-07. 
  2. ^ NEW GAMES CROSS REVIEW: フリスキー・トム. Weekly Famicom Tsūshin. No.344. Pg.32. 21 July 1995.

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