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Alley Cat, published by IBM Corp and developed by Bill Williams in 1984, is a classic that uses the usual action genre, but breaks the game into different sections commonly referred to as "mini-games" today.
Alley Cat lets you take control of a stray cat, guiding him around a 2D world using the directional keys and the "Alt" special action button. Your goal is to make it from the street, onto trashcans, to the fence, and into peoples' houses while contending with bulldogs, other cats, aggressive dogs, people throwing things out windows, and mice trying to scare you from clotheslines.
Once in a house, the Mini-games kick in: find mice in a hole ridden block of cheese, steal food from the bowls of napping dogs, deliver a present by scaling a maze where crosses turn hearts into hazardous traps, and collect fish from a fish bowl before suffocating or getting electrocuted. Options include joystick use, four difficulties (kitten, house cat, tom cat, or alley cat), and high a score challenge. ~ Brad Penniment, All Game Guide