Frisky Tom

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Frisky Tom is 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 published.[1] It was, however, released for the Nintendo Game Boy in 1995 and the PlayStation in 2002. A Bandai Electronics VFD hand held version of Frisky Tom was released in 1982.[2]

Mouskattack, another game featuring both mice and a pipe-laying theme, was published in 1982 by Sierra On-Line for the Atari 8-bit family and Apple II.


On release, Famicom Tsūshin scored the Game Boy version of the game a 19 out of 40.[3]


  1. ^ Reichert, Matt. "Frisky Tom". Retrieved 2009-01-07. 
  2. ^ "Bandai Frisky Tom". Handheld Museum. 
  3. ^ 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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