Street Cat, also known as Bad cat, is an action video game released in 1988. The game was developed by Rainbow Arts Software GmbH and was released simultaneously
in Germany and the United Kingdom. It can be played on the DOS, Amiga, Atari ST, and commodore 64 platforms.
The main protagonist in the game is a scruffy stray cat dressed in a blue outfit and sporting a red bandana. Unlike regular cats, the street can walk on two legs.
The player takes control of the cat and must help it to cross various obstacle stages that become more and more difficult at every stage. These obstacle courses
are set in different themes such as parks, underground sewers, and bowling alleys. The obstacles can be in the form of tall buildings, water bodies and other
platforms. Crossing them might require jumping, hopping, crawling, and sometimes even balancing oneself on a circus ball or hopping off a trampoline.
The player has access to a city map through which they can guide the cat in the right direction. The time taken to complete each level is displayed on the
right-hand bottom corner of the screen. The player gets a side view where the top part of the screen shows the closeup of the street cat and the obstacle ahead,
while the bottom half shows a longer version of the road ahead, and the position of the cat is marked by an arrow. The game can be played with a keyboard or
joystick and can accommodate 1-4 players. Street cat is similar in gameplay and design to Boot Camp army drill.
Rainbow Arts Software GmbH
Rainbow Arts was a game publisher and developer founded in 1984 in Gütersloh, Germany. Early in the 80's they gathered many people from all over Germany, like Armin Gessert (founder of the company Spellbound), Thomas Hertzler (of Blue Byte), Chris Huelsbeck, Manfred Trenz, and others. All their games from that time were mainly made for the C64 and the Amiga and only very few were converted to the IBM-PC later on.
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