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"Tom and Jerry in Mouse Attacks" is a video game released to the Gameboy Color console in 2000 by NewKidCo. It is based on the hit children's duo of Tom and Jerry. The game received a rating of "E" by the ESRB panel in the United States which deemed it suitable for all ages.
The story involves Jerry attempting to save his mouse friends from the clutches of the perceived evil Tom the cat. It is a standard platform game as far as the genre goes. The player controls Jerry the mouse and must guide him through various stages while gathering keys for further progression and avoiding enemy encounter. The target market is clearly children due to the simplicity in play. There is some element of difficulty by the way of platform positioning as some longer jumps will require use of a tool, such as an umbrella which Jerry can use to glide from one platform to the next safely. Finding these tools is not particularly hard but should be saved for more challenging periods of play. The game itself is very short, only boasting five stages with a few "bonus rounds" for additional engaging play, and is "over before it really started".
Visually the game is very pleasing. The display is very colourful and the detailing to the characters is phenomenal, coming across as highly accurate to their intended purpose. I did not find the sound to be particularly noteworthy but it does seem to compliment the game well, acting as a mere accent to the actual gameplay.
Overall, Mouse Attacks is one of the better "Tom and Jerry" titles for the Gameboy Color consoles and I would recommend it to prospective buyers. It is very short in duration but for that short while the player would likely find him or herself engaged thoroughly with the game.