If You Like Puzzle Games And Catgirls Or Catboys…

By Spencer . July 17, 2011 . 9:13am

catrap Then you’ll want to check out Catrap (aka Pitman in Japan) on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console. In this game, you play as a boy and a girl who have been cursed with a tail and cat ears. You can save them from a half-feline fate by pushing blocks and bumping all of the Frankenstein reject enemies off the screen.


Perhaps, the most unique feature in Catrap (which isn’t unique anymore) is you can undo your moves. Think of this as an early time rewind feature and a precursor to Catherine, which comes out in North America this next week.


Australia’s Classifications Board rated Catrap with Nintendo as the publisher, a pretty good indicator that the Game Boy game will be re-released soon.


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  • neo_firenze

    I just got excited/confused/worried that Catherine was coming out earlier than expected!  But a quick check shows me it’s still coming out NEXT week (July 26), not this week.  Whew.

  • Kai2591

    wow..I remember playing this on the original Gameboy over a decade ago as a lil kid…didn’t know anything and just played it but never got far..I’ve always wondered what it was about and what those things on their heads were…so those were cat ears huh..and that’s the whole story..

  • MrRobbyM

    1990- The start of the cat-boy/cat-girl fetish.

  • Ooh, I remember that! My uncle gave me his old copy when I was really little and I had hours and hours of fun out of it. I guess it was mid to late 90s… I’ve probably still got it in my Gameboy box, actually! I totally recommend it to anyone who’s never played it- it certainly had a sense of being a bit different back then, anyway, and was a fun puzzler.

  • I used to LOVE Catrap when I was a kid. I was horrible at it, but I loved it!

  • punkchobit

    I wouldn’t mind that curse.

  • Apache_Chief

    Cat boys? ….Cat Trap!? Oh. Gameboy. Puzzle game. Dang.

    Looks kind of fun though.

  • Raidou

    Memories are coming flooding back. Had this on a 32 in one cardtridge for my gameboy. Probably about 16/17 years ago!!

  • What’s always been great about this game are the multiple ways you can alter the title.

  • Mister_Nep

    “You can save them from a half-feline fate by….”

    I fail to see how this is a fate that should be avoided.

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