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In this game the player controls a cricket named Zapper on a mission to save his brother. The protagonist will have to pass through six worlds divided into 20 levels, each with hazards to avoid and eggs to capture, meeting both friends and enemies that help and hinder his progress towards a diabolical nest-building magpie named Maggie. Zapper can move in four directions, climb vertical surfaces like trees and walls, and zap opponents with his electric antennae.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Zapper: Le Criquet Ravageur" -- French title
  • "Zapper: Eine Total Durchgeknallte Grille!" -- German title
  • "Zapper: De ondeugende krekel" -- Dutch title
  • "Zapper" -- Game Boy Advance title

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Critic Reviews

4Players.de Mar 20, 2003 70 out of 100 70
GameSpot Nov 11, 2002 6.6 out of 10 66
Gaming Target Dec 19, 2002 6.3 out of 10 63
Armchair Empire, The Feb 26, 2003 6.2 out of 10 62
DreamStation.cc Dec 16, 2002 6 out of 10 60
Gamesmania.de Mar 20, 2003 55 out of 100 55
Jeuxvideo.com Mar 07, 2003 11 out of 20 55
GameZone Dec 12, 2002 5.4 out of 10 54
IGN Oct 03, 2002 4.1 out of 10 41


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Dutch kids who bought a McDonald's Happy Meal somewhere during Spring 2003 found a CD with a demo version of Zapper inside the basket.
POMAH (39678) added Zapper: One Wicked Cricket! (Xbox) on Nov 08, 2002
Other platforms contributed by POMAH (39678) and Parf (7306)