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Jack the Nipper... II in Coconut Capers

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
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...
Amstrad CPC
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3.0
ZX Spectrum
82
3.8
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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 ZX Spectrum Main menu
Jack the Nipper... II in Coconut Capers Amstrad CPC Loading screen
Jack the Nipper... II in Coconut Capers Commodore 64 Title screen and credits
Jack the Nipper... II in Coconut Capers Amstrad CPC I lost all my lives. Game over.

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)

The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC 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
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Nov, 1987 10 out of 12 83
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Dec, 1987 81 out of 100 81
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Nov, 1987 9.6 out of 12 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Nov, 1987 9.6 out of 12 80
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Dec, 1987 74 out of 100 74
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Dec, 1987 709 out of 1000 71
CPC Game Reviews Amstrad CPC 2004 7 out of 10 70

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