A Real Bad Cat
Watch out for Street Cat, the toughest cat in the city and the latest release from the U.S. Gold line of games from Epyx.
The game features four events that test cats' athletic abilities and knowledge of the streets. In the city park sprint, cats must make their way through an obstacle course. The cats then hop on their motorcycles, which they must ride over roadside disks without being caught for speeding.
The next event, set in a swimming pool, requires the cats to float on platforms and knock geometric shapes off a diving board. If they can stay dry, they can move on to the catwalk event in the sewer system, where they must avoid rats, a mad dog, slimy pipes, and slippery barrels and ladders. Should a cat slip, it could wind up in the city cesspool.
The final event is bowling against a bulldog, but there are no pins. A cat and dog try to bowl each other over and into the gutter. Whoever gets bowled over has to drink a milk shake before resuming the match, and, after downing a few shakes, will find it difficult to move around.
Street Cat can be played individually, against an opponent or the computer. The game is currently available for the Amiga, Commodore 64 and 128, and the IBM PC and compatibles and has a suggested retail price of $24.95.
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