Dear Abandonia visitors: We are a small team that runs one of the largest DOS Games websites in the world. We have only 3 members of staff, but serve 450,000 users and have outgoing costs like any other top site for example: our servers, power, rent, programs, and staff. Abandonia is something special. It is a library of old games for you to download. It is like an old gaming arcade with all the old games in their original format. Abandonia is a place where you can find great old games and have fun four hours and years. To protect our independence, we are dependent of our friends using the site. We run on donations averaging around 6 USD (5 Euro). If everyone reading this gave the price of a cup of coffee, our fundraiser would be made easier. If Abandonia is useful to you, take one minute to keep it online for another year. Please help us forget fundraising and get back to Abandonia.

When Abandonia was founded it was to collect and present all old games where the copyright protection had been abandoned, hence the term ’abandonware’ and the site name Abandonia.com. We are still doing our best to keep the site open and free and will appreciate your support to help it stay that way.

‐ Thank you from the Abandonia Team

We are trying to make it easy for people in every country to donate. Please let us know how we could make it easier for you.

Please give whatever you can to help us.

Amount: Currancy:

or
select language!
English
password:
not a member yet? register here! forgot your password? reset here!

Download Mouser

Mouser
 
Producer:
Publisher:
Year:
Keywords:
Size:
7 kb
Compability:

 

Download




Simple, yet very challenging, Mouser is one of those games which has interesting gameplay based on a simple concept. You play the role of a farmer who has to get rid of mice on his farm. The farm consists of nine maze-like rooms which you have to clean. The rooms may seem like mazes but actually consist of rotating walls. Only you (the farmer) may move the walls, and the goal is to capture each mouse within these walls so it can’t move anymore. This way the cat will be able to capture it, although you won't see that. Cats are just standing there doing nothing. Since mice are as big as you are and colliding with them will cost you a life, it seems that you need those big lazy cats sitting around. There is a point counter in the upper-left corner of the screen. When capturing a mouse, you will be awarded with the current number of points and the counter is restored to 2000. This also serves as a timer, meaning that you lose a life if it reaches zero.

There is one piece of cheese on every screen. If a mouse eats the cheese, new pieces will appear. But if a female mouse eats it, a new mouse will come back to life, so female mice should be your priority. At the start of the game, the position of mice, cats, cheese and walls is randomized. However, their position doesn’t change if you lose a life or exit the screen. So, if a mouse caught you near the exit, do not enter that room through that exit or you will pop onto the mouse again. Some rooms don’t have light and you can only see in a small radius around you, making those rooms much harder to clean. Also, you have to find and pick up the lamp or you won't be able to see the walls in darker rooms.

This is an extremely hard game to beat. After you get familiar with the rotation of walls and behavior of mice, you will start capturing much easier, but beating the entire game still may be too hard. This guarantees more challenge and longer playtime, but may also turn away many players. While this may be good (or bad, depending on the player’s taste), some things are surely drawbacks. The farmer may get stuck near the wall, so you need to move him away from it before you can move him again. Also, if you imprison a mouse in the square adjacent to the cat without the wall between the cat and mouse, it won’t count as the capture and also you will be unable to do anything about it, except to start a new game.

Considering the time when Mouser was published, it really came as an original and interesting game. You would expect much less from a game like this. There were other old games that also featured rotating walls on various machines (one has to remember a weird C64 game called Drelbs from 1984), but there weren’t any similar games for PC at the time. Surely worth a try and recommended for fans of arcade games.

This is the image of PCjr cartridge. You must use DOSBox to run it. Edit the file dosbox.conf and find the line that starts with "machine=" (it is usually "machine=vga") and change it to "machine=pcjr". Then start DOSBox, go to the Mouser folder and type "boot mouser.jrc"
Don't forget to change the line back to "machine=vga" once you are through with Mouser.


advertisment

Reviewed by: marko river / Screenshots by: marko river / Uploaded by: marko river / share on facebook
 

User Reviews

If you like this game, you will also like

 
genre:
Action
theme:
Arcade,
perspective:
CGA-only,
 
genre:
Action
theme:
Arcade,
perspective:
CGA-only,
 
genre:
Action
theme:
Arcade,
perspective:
CGA-only,
LeoVegas Mobil Casino


Your Ad Here