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Jersey Devil (PlayStation)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.2
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.9
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.5
Overall MobyScore (8 votes) 3.5

The Press Says

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Consoles Plus
Le jeu est super. Si seulement la maniabilité était meilleure... Les plates-formes sont balèzes dès le début, et à chaque faux-pas vous recommencez tout.
If you are a fan of platform games, this is right up your alley. You will really enjoy it. If you are just a casual fan of platformers, this is one of the better ones around and you should also check it out. I really enjoyed the creative bosses and the different levels will keep you playing for hours. All in all, this game is a fun and challenging experience but it will not win any awards for originality.
Player One
Techniquement correct, Jersey Devil manque, hélas, de fun et est doté d'une jouabilité approximative.
Jersey Devil sets new standards in platform frolics, it may not be the most original game around, but it will capture your imagination and keep you enthralled long enough to get your money’s worth. Better the devil you know.
Absolute Playstation
This is one tough cookie, in fact I have never experienced a game where so many levels had to be overcome before a save facility was offered. Had the game not been up to scratch I would have given up after restarting the first level several times but it was and I didn't. Having played Jersey Devil for several weeks I am barely one third through the game therefore lastability is not in question. There are a few irritations as some of the platform leaps suffer from the 3D environment and are extremely difficult to judge your distance but persistence will prevail. If you purchase this game then do not give up on it as Jersey Devil gets better and better as you progress.
GamePro (US)
Jersey Devil is definitely the Playstation's most ambitious 3-D platform game released to date, even though it's camera problems keep it from attaining the gaming stratosphere. Fans of Crash or Croc should pick up this title - but be prepared for some devilishly frustrating situations.
Mega Fun
Klarer Fall. Die Entwickler haben bei der Programmierung reichlich Crash Bandicoot gezockt. Aber was soll es - lieber gut geklaut als schlecht neu entwickelt. Allerdings erreicht Jersey Devil nicht die sehr hoch liegende Latte, die Crash ablegte. Zwar sind die Levels nicht so extrem linear aufgebaut wie bei Crash, und man kann sich richtig umsehen und umherlaufen, aber weder grafisch noch soundtechnisch wird die PlayStation richtig gefordert. Nur beim Schwierigkeitsgrad scheint man das Vorbild genau studiert zu haben. Streckenweise ist das Game zwar recht easy, aber gewisse Stellen sorgen für derartige Frustmomente, daß man ein wenig ärgerlich wird und das Pad am liebsten gen Wand schmeißen will. Alles in allem will ich Jersey Devil seine Qualitäten nicht absprechen, allerdings reichen diese gerade mal zum Spielchen für Zwischendurch, wobei keinerlei nennenswerten Aha-Erlebnisse zurückbleiben. Eben alles nur Durchschnitt ... Schade.
The Video Game Critic
Overall I'd have to say that this game has aged surprisingly well. They don't make platformers like this anymore, and that's part of what makes Jersey Devil so appealing.
Game Revolution
If you really like platform games, and you've already beaten Gex: Enter the Gecko (a much better game) check this one out. There's enough to do in this game to challenge most gamers. And if you've got the patience to master the quirky, unforgiving controls, Jersey Devil is mildly entertaining. For everyone else, try a rental. If you buy it, you'll just get stuck somewhere frustrating and then you'll stick the Jersey Devil up on the shelf to gather dust while you play another game.
While Jersey Devil had all the right elements in place, it didn't have the proper tuning to make the whole thing work. What remains is a game with an irrefutable charm that at the same time is just plain exasperating to play. With a few minor adjustments, despite its derivative nature, Jersey Devil could have carved a respectable place for itself in the hearts of gamers everywhere. Instead, it's just a glimpse of what could have been. It's not as if the developers didn't have the time. Hopefully the Devil will be back, though, because for all the Bubsys and Blastos, this time we had a mascot worth latching on to. Too bad we didn't have the game.
I'll keep this review short because there is no need to extrapolate. Jersey Devil is a generic 3D platformer that aims to do everything you've already seen and done, and no better than you've played in any other game. It's not terrible, and it's not great. But if I had to recommend Jersey Devil or Gex: Enter the Gecko, it easily would be the latter.