Jack the Nipper (ZX Spectrum)

Jack the Nipper ZX Spectrum Loading Screen


Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.3
Overall User Score (6 votes) 2.7

Critic Reviews

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ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
A fantastic game when it first appeared a couple of years ago, and still damn good now. There's never been a better excuse to waste three quid.
Sinclair User
Cartoon graphics and masses of brain teasers, all very nicely done. This'll sort out who are the wimps.
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Jack the Nipper ist ein Spiel für alle Leute, die Spaß verstehen. Bestellen Sie es noch heute, Sie werden es sicher nicht bereuen! Hier ist Gremlin Graphics wieder 'mal ein Hit gelungen. Endlich hat man gute Grafik, guten Sound, eine originelle Spielidee und eine sehr hohe Spielmotivation unter einen Hut, bzw. in ein Spiel, gebracht. Weiter so!
How could this game possibly fail to be a hit? It's just so appealling in both presentation and playability. The graphics are masterful, involving a previously ignored monochrome cartoon style that makes Jack look as though he's just leapt out of the Beano. Gremlin have definitely come up with a winner in Jack the Nipper: gameplaywise things are fairly similar to many arcade adventures though the tasks to be performed really are quite funny. While the puzzles are not immediately obvious they aren't overly hard either. The graphic style perks up the game no end. Overall an excellent game that well worth the price - run out and have a look at it today.
The way the game has been put together is excellent, with your nappy-rash counter going up whenever you touch a goody-goody, and one of the little Jacks at the bottom of the screen being spanked when the rash is on full. Jack the Nipper is a fantastic game, and even on rerelease deserves a Smash! rating.
Your Sinclair
So what's this nipper got that other games lack, hmm? Well, for starters the game contains surprisingly bright and loud sound effects of genuine arcade quality. The graphics virtually leap off the screen at you, and have that comic book look. Jack the Nipper will be a confident hit I'm sure, bearing, as it does, all the hallmarks of a lasting favourite. Heh heh heh.
Your Sinclair
There's great fun to be had as you run around creating havoc, although the game structure isn't perhaps as tight as in the sequel. Graphics are impressive, with a neat sense of perspective, and the whole is fast and furious. Overall, a bargain at three nicker, sow what are you doing sitting there? Go buy it.
Computer Gamer
The game is very similar in appearance and play to Gremlin's great store detective game Grumphey Supersleuth and is just as original and enjoyable to play. A great game in which you can be as naughty as you always wanted to be but it certainly isn't childsplay.
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
Graphically it's a treat, colour clashes to one side, and the game's little musical jokes - a bit of a Stingray theme tune if you fall in the water, or a snatch of Agadoo when you pick up the pineapple - give it audio appeal too. If it's a dinosaur in gameplay terms it's a slick and very well-presented dinosaur; but you'd be hard put to call it an advance on the original.