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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! Game Boy Advance With the football helmet, Zapper can sustain one hit.
Zapper: One Wicked Cricket! Windows Swing Swing
Zapper: One Wicked Cricket! Windows A secret area
Zapper: One Wicked Cricket! Windows In Cutting Edge Inc.  try jumping on huge gears without having vertigo

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

Game Vortex GameCube Jan, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Playzone PlayStation 2 Mar 13, 2003 73 out of 100 73
GameSpot Xbox Nov 11, 2002 6.6 out of 10 66
GamesFirst! Game Boy Advance Dec 22, 2002 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Gaming Target GameCube Jan 09, 2003 6 out of 10 60
DreamStation.cc Xbox Dec 16, 2002 6 out of 10 60
GameStar (Germany) Windows Apr, 2003 58 out of 100 58
PC Games (Germany) Windows Mar 20, 2003 56 out of 100 56
Jeuxvideo.com GameCube Mar 20, 2003 11 out of 20 55
neXGam GameCube 2003 3.2 out of 10 32


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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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