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Zapper: One Wicked Cricket!

MobyRank MobyScore
GameCube
60
...
Game Boy Advance
63
...
Xbox
58
2.5
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Zapper: One Wicked Cricket! Windows Completing Half Acre Wood ain't a walk in the park
Zapper: One Wicked Cricket! Windows A secret area
Zapper: One Wicked Cricket! Windows Introduction Level
Zapper: One Wicked Cricket! Game Boy Advance A teleporter

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 PlayStation 2 Feb 09, 2003 8 out of 10 80
4Players.de Xbox Mar 20, 2003 70 out of 100 70
GameZone Windows Dec 26, 2002 6.5 out of 10 65
Armchair Empire, The Xbox Feb 26, 2003 6.2 out of 10 62
GameStar (Germany) Windows Apr, 2003 58 out of 100 58
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Apr 02, 2003 11 out of 20 55
GamesFirst! Windows Jan 19, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
neXGam GameCube 2003 3.2 out of 10 32
Mygamer.com PlayStation 2 Sep 01, 2004 3.2 out of 10 32

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Trivia

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.
Contributed to by POMAH (33052) and Parf (7195)