Ratcatcher is a simple arcade style game for three players, largely inspired by Mario Bros. and Taito's Zookeeper.
Players attempt to navigate a five level sewer, manipulating gates and other devices in an attempt to catch rats while avoiding other hazards. Deadly alligators prowl the pipes, noxious sewer gas will choke you, and sparking ball lightning can cause the gates to malfunction! Mischievous sewer gremlins will manipulate the gates to foil your plans!
Ratcatcher is available for for all major PC platforms. An experimental Haiku build is provided, and the game has even been ported to the Atari 5200 console.
Ratcatcher is written primarily in C++, with some Objective-C++ in the Mac OS X version. The Atari 5200 version is written in 6502 assembly. All versions carry a GPL3 license and complete source code is included.
The Atari 5200 version of Ratcatcher is now available on cartridge at the AtariAge store!
Download links: Release version 1.0:
Atari 5200 screenshots: