Jack the Nipper... II in Coconut Capers

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Description

Naughty toddler Jack finds himself in Africa, with the aim of progressing through 192 screens of platform action. He starts with nine lives but no weapons, although a supply of coconuts to lob is close at hand.

The jungle is full of snakes, rhinos, birds and all manner of other creatures, all of which must be avoided or killed - remember that their attack paths are pre-programmed, and the trajectory of your coconuts is quite limited. Travelling through the levels involves, amongst other things, ladders, mine carts, trees, ropes and logs.

As well as simply completing the game and amassing as many points as possible, you can aim to be as naughty as possible, which is gauged by a 'Naughty-O-Meter' next to the score, with numerous objects available for that purpose (one can be carried at a time, alongside one weapon).

Screenshots

Jack the Nipper... II in Coconut Capers Amstrad CPC Title screen and credits
Jack the Nipper... II in Coconut Capers ZX Spectrum Starting out
Jack the Nipper... II in Coconut Capers ZX Spectrum Game over
Jack the Nipper... II in Coconut Capers Amstrad CPC Starting location.

Alternate Titles

  • "Jack the Nipper 2 in Coconut Capers" -- Alternate spelling (C64 media)
  • "Jack the Nipper 2" -- Common title

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User Reviews

Tough platform game. Commodore 64 Gary Smith (65)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC Dec, 1987 9 out of 10 90
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Dec, 1987 9 out of 10 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Dec, 1987 9 out of 10 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Dec, 1987 9 out of 10 90
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Dec, 1987 84 out of 100 84
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Dec, 1987 81 out of 100 81
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Nov, 1987 9.6 out of 12 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Nov, 1987 9.6 out of 12 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Dec, 1987 709 out of 1000 71
Power Play Commodore 64 1987 7 out of 10 70

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