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Zapper: One Wicked Cricket!

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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.


Zapper: One Wicked Cricket! Windows In Cutting Edge Inc.  try jumping on huge gears without having vertigo
Zapper: One Wicked Cricket! Game Boy Advance Intro
Zapper: One Wicked Cricket! Windows Toughest level of the game
Zapper: One Wicked Cricket! Game Boy Advance There are items around in the first level which give you hints and explanations when you collect them.

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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The Press Says

Consoles Plus PlayStation 2 Mar, 2003 88 out of 100 88
Armchair Empire, The GameCube Jan 25, 2003 8 out of 10 80 Xbox Mar 20, 2003 70 out of 100 70 PlayStation 2 Mar 20, 2003 69 out of 100 69
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Nov 11, 2002 6.6 out of 10 66 GameCube Mar 20, 2003 65 out of 100 65
GamesFirst! Game Boy Advance Dec 22, 2002 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
IGN Windows Apr 23, 2003 5.5 out of 10 55
Gamesmania PlayStation 2 Mar 20, 2003 55 out of 100 55
GamesFirst! Windows Jan 19, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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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.
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