[ Fuzzy Memory ] Mouse and Snake Labyrinth Game

July 5th, 2019 by Benj Edwards

Fuzzy MemoryEvery once and a while, I receive emails from people looking for a certain game, electronic toy, or computer from their distant past. I then pass it on to intrepid VC&G readers to crack the case.

The Clues

Roberto writes:

I’m trying to find an “nostalgy” old game, I remember a mouse running through a labyrinth eat cheeses and a boa pursuit it.

Several years I’m trying to find this old dos or ms dos game.
Can you help to find it?

Thanks in advance,
Roberto

The Search Begins

It’s up to you to find the object of Roberto’s fuzzy memory. Post any thoughts or suggestions in the comments section below. Roberto will be monitoring the comments, so if you need to clarify something with him, ask away. Good luck!

Have a memory of a computer, video game, computer software, or electronic toy you need help identifying? Send me an email describing your memories in detail. Hopefully, the collective genius of the VC&G readership can help solve your mystery.



5 Responses to “[ Fuzzy Memory ] Mouse and Snake Labyrinth Game”

  1. Plongitudes Says:

    Was it perhaps “Evolution”? It’s not _all_ about snakes and mice and cheese, but… check out the gameplay here in the attract mode at 1:48, where you’ve reached the stage where you’re a mouse, digging through a maze, trying to avoid snakes:

    https://youtu.be/xKRB3Qfs97Q?t=108

    This is the only thing I could find that wasn’t Windows 3.1-based that fit all the criteria — nothing else I could dig up had mice and snakes and cheese (though I’d argue that maybe that isn’t cheese that we’re seeing…).

  2. Plongitudes Says:

    Okay, I guess it _is_ cheese:

    https://www.gamesdatabase.org/game/coleco-vision/evolution

  3. Jim Says:

    Sounds a lot like Exidy’s Mouse Trap from 1981. However, cats chased the mouse and not a snake though it’s possible the snakes were put there in a bootleg version. Rodent’s Revenge is also another possibility.

  4. Benj Edwards Says:

    Roberto updated me:

    “I find the name and authors of game: Master Mouse (1989)(M.I. Dianov, Igor Dianov) I’m trying to find a download.”

  5. sCZther Says:

    https://archive.org/details/MasterMouse1989M.I.DianovIgorDianovAction

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