Mindscape's returning to the PlayStation with Rat Attack, which injects a Tom & Jerry tlair into Bomberman-style multiplayer competition. Apparently, super-rats have taken over the world, and. as a true-blue cat, it's your duty to save the day. Playing from a top-down view, you capture manic rodents and carry them to a teleporter--or just thrust them into the microwave, the blender, etc., to end their misery. If you don't snuff out the rats before they munch your house, it's game over, man. Unique? Definitely. Fun? Well let you know...
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Whilst we never thought that Rat Attack was going to be a blinding slice of videogame action, when the review copy rolled Into the office this month, we found a surprisingly fun little slice of frantic puzzling mayhem. Which is nice.
The aim of the game is to, urn, catch rats, and you're allowed to 'be' one of a number of, er, 'Scratch Cats' in order to eradicate them. Each cat has differing abilities - speed, strength, and most importantly, something that we'll call 'Box Trapness'. You see, catching rats is a case of pressing A, which allows you to drag the outline of a - yes - box trap across the floor, positioning it over the creatures you want to catch.
With the number of rats ever increasing, their attacks on furniture (if they eat enough, it's game over), dogs, monster rats and other annoyances popping up - including, believe it or not, bloodthirsty hoovers - Rat Attack quickly becomes a game of lightning reactions and sharp reflexes. It's by no means a classic but this is simple, hectic and enjoyable nonetheless.