is a 1981 Arcade Game
, licensed in the United States by Stern Electronics
. It's a cross between Pac-Man
, and a Japanese lot-drawing game called Amidakuji. (Other video games featuring Amidakuji boards include Psycho Fox
, Decap Attack
and Super Monkey Ball 2
You play either an ape or a paint roller, depending on the level. You run around an Amidakuji board, a grid with regular vertical lines and irregular horizontal lines. You fill in areas of the screen, as in Qix
, but the areas are predefined rectangles. Headhunters or pigs wander around, taking every turn as per Amidakuji rules, except for one called the Tracer which patrols the perimeter for a while and then chases you around. Fill in the corner rectangles, and the enemies become killable for a few moments
, as in Pac-Man
. In between levels is a Bonus Round
where you make your way from the top of the screen to a bonus at the bottom, following Amidakuji rules.
It was released for the Atari 2600
by Parker Bros.
Amidar provides examples of: