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Jawbreaker Reviews (Atari 2600)

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Overall User Score (6 votes) 3.3

Critic Reviews

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Woodgrain Wonderland (Apr 22, 2017)
Ultimately, the highest praise I can give Jawbreaker is that it’s colourful and fun. Even if you get to hate their smirking asses, the marbles are beautifully rendered, as are your chomping jaws. Tigervision was another hit-and-miss supplier of Atari video games but they definitely outshone themselves with Jawbreaker.
The Video Game Critic (Aug 30, 2001)
The action is non-stop and the control is dead-on. Jawbreaker takes an old theme and manages to make it exciting again. Highly recommended!
TeleMatch (Jan, 1983)
JAWBREAKER ist bestimmt nicht als Alternative zu „Pac-Man“ konzipiert worden. Das Spiel wird auch ‚Pac-Man“-Fans, von denen es ja mittlerweile sehr viele gibt, fesseln.
The Atari Times (Feb 18, 2008)
For those that were disgruntled by the so-called 2600 “port” of Pac-Man, this would be a refreshing change, but then, it’s not exactly Pac-Man though. It’s addicting and fast-paced, so fast that you might have trouble just getting to the second screen at times. Unfortunately all the smiley faces do is move faster and faster, and that’s pretty much the whole game there, but then, what else can you expect for less than 4K for an entire cartridge?
This game would be much more fun if you were devouring 'something more interesting, like hot dogs and hamburgers . . . something to really sink your teeth into. The sound effects are not thrilling, but adequate. When your teeth eat a row of dashes, it sounds more like a machine gun than chewing. But those who enjoy the VCS version of Pac-Man will probably also love Jawbreaker. And there's no question about it, this game does have personality. When you clear the entire set of dashes, a toothbrush comes across the screen and brushes you! This game is a dentist's dream.
IGN (Aug 04, 2008)
Jawbreaker is one of the better Pac-Man clones for the Atari 2600 -- you'll want it to play, not just to stick on a shelf and use as a museum piece. (Although, that bright red housing does look nice amongst all the black plastic.)
VideoGame (Mar, 1991)
Jawbreaker é uma evolução do conhecido "Pac-Man", a simpática carinha devoradora de vitaminas.
Tilt (Mar, 1983)
Une variante du Pac-Man assez originale, amusante au début, mais dépourvue de tout aspect stratégique. Ici, seuls vos réflexes comptent.