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Once a year, on Halloween, the portal between the World of Fairies and the human world is open, allowing the fairies to come and visit the children for one day. However, they must return home before the end of the day; otherwise they'll never be able to return to the World of Fairies again. It's up to you to get Jack back home before Halloween is over.

You start the game by choosing one of the three Jack Bros: Jack Frost, Lantern or Ripper. You then must make your way through six levels consisting of sixty floors of play. The core gameplay is very much like Namco's coin-op classic, The Tower of Druaga.

Within the time limit, you must locate all the keys on a floor, which opens up the exit and allows you to venture to a lower floor. In your way are both obstacles and enemies, which you must avoid or take out if you are to reach the exit. On the lowest floor of each level is a boss enemy whom you must defeat if you are to get Jack home in time.


Jack Bros. Virtual Boy For a safe adventure, listen to some helpful advice from your little flying pal.
Jack Bros. Virtual Boy Choose your favorite Jack!
Jack Bros. Virtual Boy To prevent fast deaths, find a safe distance to attack.
Jack Bros. Virtual Boy Map Screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "ジャック・ブラザースの迷路でヒーホー!" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Jack Bros. no Meirô de Hiihoo!" -- Japanese Title

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GameFan Magazine Dec, 1995 89 out of 100 89
Defunct Games Feb 26, 2005 81 out of 100 81
Random Access Oct 27, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Nintendo Life Jul 14, 2009 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Game Zero 1996 19 out of 25 76
Retro Game Reviews Jan 01, 2016 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
The Video Game Critic Dec 04, 2008 D 25


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Jack Bros. stars a trio of recurring enemies in the Shin Megami Tensei series. This actually makes Jack Bros. the first game in the gigantic series to be released outside of Japan.
Freeman (57687) added Jack Bros. (Virtual Boy) on Dec 11, 2004