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Title Screen


Also known as: Pitman (JP)
Developer: Ask Kodansha
Publishers: Ask Kodansha (JP), Asmik (US)
Platform: Game Boy
Released in JP: June 1, 1990
Released in US: September 1990
Released in EU: October 6, 2011 (Virtual console)

SoundtestIcon.png This game has a hidden sound test.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.

ProtoIcon.png This game has a prototype article

Catrap is a puzzling platformer originally released in Japan as Pitman on the Sharp MZ-700, having its BASIC listing in a 1985 issue of Oh!MZ Publications as a type-in program. The popularity of that version led to the game being made for the Game Boy.


Read about prototype versions of this game that have been released or dumped.
Prototype Info

Sound Test

Catrap SoundTest.png

Before the title screen appears, hold Down + Left + A + B + Select. If done correctly, a sound test option will appear in the pause menu.

Level Skip

During gameplay, hold Start, press Select, then release both buttons. After unpausing, the level will be automatically completed.

Regional Differences

Japan US
PitmanGB Title.png Catrap Title.png

Besides the different title screen, the message at the end of the credits scroll is different between regions. The Japanese version says "Presented by Ask Kodansha", while the US version has a screen with the Asmik copyright and "Licensed by Nintendo" text from the title screen along with the Ask Kodansha copyright seen on the Japanese title screen.