''Mappy'' is a 1983 video game. You are a mouse in a house of burglar-cats intent on recovering their stolen loot. You get from floor to floor by jumping on trampolines. Various doors are your only defense against the cats.

The game music appears to be based on ragtime. There are a total of 15 rounds in the game, after which it returns to the first round.

The player controls Mappy, the "Micro Police" officer, a police-mouse whose job is to collect valuables from a cat's house (one has to surmise that he is retrieving stolen goods). In hot pursuit of our hero is a gang of five pink cats called Meowky (Mewkies in the Japanese version) or "Naughty Folks" and a large red fat cat called Goro ([[MeaningfulName "Nyamco"]] in the Japanese version) or "Boss the Big Bit".

Levels 3, 7, 11 and 15 are bonus rounds. Each red balloon you pop is worth 200 points later. The last balloon, with Goro behind it, is worth 2000 points later. Bouncing on trampolines here is still worth 10 points. If you get all the balloons, you'll get a total of 5000 points plus a bonus of 5000 points. To completely clear rounds 11 and 15 requires noting a difference between rounds 3 and 7. If you wait too long after the HURRY UP message, a green spinning disc with Goro's face on it will appear. (It's been said that this is the spirit of Goro's ancestor.)

This game was and still is more popular in Japan than it is in the [[EagleLand USA]], possibly due to cultural differences. There have been sequels to this game (e.g., ''Hopping Mappy''), but these were released only in Japan, with the exception of ''Mappy-Land'' for the NES. However, Americans probably do know about this through Microsoft's ''Revenge of Arcade'' collection, the "Plug-n-Play" games collections by Jakks Pacific, or the various ''VideoGame/NamcoMuseum'' releases. It also got its own [[VideoGameRemake "Arrangement"]] version in 1995, adding in stronger trampolines that take two hits to change color, dual-sided doors, and trapdoors that can be used to jump or dive into other floors.

The Website/ShiftyLook WebAnimation series is written by [[Webcomic/PvP Scott Kurtz]] and animated by [[WebAnimation/BamanPiderman Alex and Lindsay Small-Butera]].

!''Mappy'' has examples of:
* BonusStage: The aforementioned balloon levels.
* CatsAreMean: Goro and the Meowkies are hardened criminals. And even though Mappy is ostensibly chasing them, they do the [[IncrediblyLamePun lion's share]] of the chasing in the game proper.
* DoorFu: If you close an open door while a cat is walking through it, you can stun it
* TheEighties: The era the original ''Mappy'' was released in
* EverythingTryingToKillYou: Two species of cats, a giant coin possessed by a deceased cat criminal, the tramples if you hop on one to many times, and the trap doors in the fourth mansion.
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: After getting through the third and sixth worlds in ''Arrangement'', respectively, you're suddenly forced to fight a giant, [[EvilLaugh laughing]] robotic Goro toy that throws ''multiple'' [[InvincibleMinorMinion Gosenzo Coins]] at you, either in an arc (world 3 fight) or in a straight line. (world 6 fight)
* LetsPlay - [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFdkPlcWg3A&list=PLB36AD3807A7DBF11 "Mappy Land is Hell"]].
* NoOSHACompliance: The trampolines disintegrate after Mappy bounces on them three times in a row.
* OneHitPointWonder
* OneWordTitle: ProtagonistTitle
* ProtagonistTitle: OneWordTitle
* SongsInTheKeyOfPanic - Hurry Music type.
* StalkedByTheBell
* TacticalDoorUse: Provides the page image. Doors can be used to stun Meowkies, and special doors emit microwaves that push them off the screen.
** The trapdoors in ''Arrangement'', which can be used not only to quickly go up or down one floor, but also to stun Meowkies and push them up/down a floor.

!The ''Website/ShiftyLook'' web series has examples of:
* BadBoss: Goro
* BlatantLies: Used frequently and hilariously.
--> '''Goro''': I was just... nervously rubbing my chin whiskers! I ''always'' do that when I'm innocent!
* TheCameo: VideoGame/DigDug and ''Sky Kid'' are Mappy's co-workers.
** Episode 2: Several characters from VideoGame/MuscleMarch appear as personal trainers.
** Episode 3: Goro employs Albatross from VideoGame/RollingThunder to out the corporate spy.
** Episode 4: "The guy from VideoGame/{{Splatterhouse}}" stole someone's parking space, and VideoGame/WonderMomo is a pop star.
** Episode 5: [[VideoGame/KatamariDamacy The Prince of All Cosmos]] is Nyamco's janitor.
** Episode 6: Goro claims he can't trust Mappy after an important safe is stolen, so he gets [[VideoGame/TimeCrisis Richard and Keith]] to investigate.
** Episode 7: Ninjas from Ninja Assault scour Nyamco for a sacred weapon.
** Episode 8: An Franchise/IndianaJones {{Expy}} who happens to be the son of Tower of Babel's Dr. Borgnine is heading an archeological dig on Nyamco property.
** Episode 9: Demons from Shadowland infest the Nyamco Offices (due to the curse of the Ninja Assault clan in episode 7), and the protagonist is summoned to get rid of them.
** Episode 10: Bravoman shows up to [[spoiler: arrest Mappy and Dig-Dug, thinking they're the ones who pulled off the big art heist instead of Goro.]] He has a different voice from his own web series, which is lampshaded.
** Episode 12: Valkyrie is [[spoiler: the judge presiding over Goro's trial]]. Her voice is surprisingly gravelly, and instead of being a GenkiGirl like in her comic on ShiftyLook (she's even drawn in the original artist's artstyle), she is surprisingly serious.
* CallBack: During the trial, after Albatross testifies, Goro brings back the "Albatross? ...No..." reaction.
* ClosetGeek: Goro is a huge fan of Wonder Momo and even [[WholesomeCrossdresser cosplays as her]] during her live concerts. When Mappy and Dig Dug find out, he says he'll overlook them ditching work if they don't tell anyone about it.
* CurseCutShort: Used a couple times, most notably at the end of Episode 11.
--> '''Goro''': Oh! Shiiiiiiiii--
* EverythingsBetterWithRainbows: VideoGame/KatamariDamacy loves this trope so much, it apparently even applies to The Prince's ''vomit''.
* EvilLaugh: Goro's VerbalTic.
* FatBastard: Goro again. He even admits he's projecting his body image issues onto Mappy.
* GratuitousSpanish: Top Hat, not actually being Spanish, drops misplaced Spanish words all over his dialogue.
* ImplausibleDeniability: "Buff Bear" adamantly denies he stole "Top Hat's" protein powder...while he's eating it. He manages to pin it on Sky Kid.
* InTheStyleOf: WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw.
* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer: Episode 9 has one to explain that [[spoiler:Monmotaro the ghost coming out of Tarosuke's mouth does actually happen in the game they come from, ''Shadowland'']].
* OnceAnEpisode: There's a small message (usually coming from Goro) at the beginning of each episode.
* OnlySaneMan: Mappy, who frequently deals with his CardCarryingVillain boss Goro and his [[SitcomArchNemesis kind-of-annoying]] and [[TheDitz airheaded]] coworker Sky Kid. Even his good friend and generally reasonable Dig Dug can get on his nerves sometimes, mostly due to his obsession with drills.
* PaperThinDisguise: Codename Albatross fools everyone [[OnlySaneMan save Mappy]] with a poorly applied wig.
* PrecisionFStrike: ''Sky Kid'' of all people gives one. Perfectly coupled with MoodWhiplash to create one of the funniest moments of the series.
-->'''Sky Kid:''' Now that I look back on everything, I guess there does seem to be a preponderance of evidence that Goro spent millions of dollars of his company's money crafting the world's biggest museum heist. Now, I'm not gonna sit here and tell you that Goro hasn't done things wrong. And I'm not gonna tell you that Goro shouldn't be punished if he is found guilty of these terrible crimes. But I just think it'd be a shame for us to forget the fact that he's a person. With feelings and desires and a mother and father who probably tried their best to raise him right! We all make mistakes in life. I have, you have, and Goro's no exception. But he still deserves to be treated with dignity.
-->'''Mappy:''' Sky Kid, do you think he did it?
-->'''Sky Kid:''' Oh, 'course! He's guilty as f***!
* RealityEnsues: The Prince gets sick in Episode 5 because he spends all his time rolling up others' garbage.
** After Mappy successfully apprehends Goro for his crimes [[spoiler: Nyamco ends up without a boss, closing the company and leaving everyone there unemployed]]
* RuleOfThree: Each time Mappy accuses Albatross of being the spy, Goro's reaction is "Albatross?...No."
* RunningGag: All throughout episode 5, Dig Dug forgets that he keeps his drill on his back.
* {{Squee}}: The look on Dig Dug's face when he and Mappy [[spoiler: see Goro cosplaying as Wonder Momo]].
* VomitIndiscretionShot: With The Prince in Episode 5.