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You are a mouse in a maze who must avoid cats and hawks while searching for cheese, bones and bonus items. Eating bones will allow you to become a cat-eating dog. Pressing color buttons will change the maze.

Mouse Trap was produced by Exidy in 1981.

Exidy released 57 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1974. Exidy was based in United States.

Other machines made by Exidy during the time period Mouse Trap was produced include: Star Fire, Tail Gunner II, Spectar, Bandido, Targ, Venture, Teeter Torture, Victory, Pepper II, and Hard Hat


Name Mouse Trap
Developer Exidy (United States)
Year 1981
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8765
Class Wide Release
Genre Labyrinth/Maze
  • Orientation: Horizontal
Conversion Class unique
Game Specific Mouse Trap Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Mouse Trap Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Buttons: 4 - RedYellowBlueDog
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Play

Collect all the pieces of cheese to clear the maze. There is a teleporter in the middle of the maze that allows you to escape a tight situation, but you will be teleported to a random corner where things could be either better or worse. Eating a doggy bone will allow you to use the dog button, which, in turn, allows you to eat cats. However, both the dog and the mouse are vulnerable to the hawk that flies over periodically. Alter the maze in order to avoid and block off cats. Pressing a certain color button will move the respective doors on the screen.

Occasionally, prizes including big blocks of cheese, paper clips, safety pins, skeleton keys, candlesticks, apples, etc. will appear in the maze and they can be eaten for bonus points. Going into the "IN" doorway in the middle of the maze makes the hawk become stupid.

Mouse Trap KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.13 (8 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.32

Overall Like 3.86
Fun (Social) 2.33
Fun (Solo) 3.50
Collector Desire 3.50

Technical Rating: 3.27

Gameplay 3.71
Graphics 2.86
Originality 3.57
Sound/Music 2.71

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Exidy's Venture has similar pinouts.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Mouse Trap Census

There are 14,948 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,545 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,379 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 88 known instances of this machine owned by Mouse Trap collectors who are active members. Of these, 75 of them are original dedicated machines. 13 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 5 active VAPS members with a Mouse Trap machines for sale.

Wanted - There are 8 active VAPS members currently looking for Mouse Trap. There are 2 active VAPS members looking for Mouse Trap boards sets.

This game ranks a 23 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 17 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 100; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 100; Color photo

Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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