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What's weirder than a mouse on a pogo stick? Dozens of little pink cats on pogo sticks. Mappy is back in Hopping Mappy, only this time he's just bouncing around instead of trying to be your trusty neighborhood "police mouse." Players guide Mappy around a peaceful garden, trying to avoid all cats and trying to land his pogo stick on the heads of gophers and what look an awful lot like snowmen. Mystery boxes also appear, and landing on them sends prizes like balloons and hearts spewing all over the screen, all of which bounce around until you land on one of them. (In some cases, the empty box can then be hit again for more points.) Clearing the screen of all non-feline obstacles takes Mappy to the next level, with more prizes, a bigger playing field, and more cats — a lot more cats. Some later levels are almost impossible to beat, with wall-like formations of bouncing cats which follow Mappy up and down the screen; they don't attack, but they do cut off his access to the rest of the field. The player's age will probably determine whether or not this game — released only in Japan — is a hit with players; the game mechanics are much more simple than the original Mappy, but that doesn't mean the game is any easier. Colorful graphics and that trademark Mappy music make Hopping Mappy a joy. ~ Earl Green, All Game Guide