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GameFan Magazine (Dec, 1995)
Yes, I play games. Especially since the VB came out. I really like this thing! OK, first of all, Jack Bros. has cool little monster dudes in it. Right there, I'm loving it. Secondly, it incorporates shades of Bomber Man and I love to blow stuff up. Just ask around. Now throw in a headpin' helpin' of 3-D as only the Virtual Boy can and you've got yourself a game that'll leave you with VB boy goggles prints in your face. Very cool!
Defunct Games (Feb 26, 2005)
I know it's difficult to get, but as a rare collectors game it sure does prove to be a great quality game. "Kids to adults animated violence" isn't the tag of this game for nothing. Most will love to play this game. Did I mention it was great fun game to play?
Random Access (Oct 27, 2011)
If you do ever come across a reasonably-priced Virtual Boy, or find one in someone's trash bin, don't leave it be! Pick it up! Dust it off! Rip off that dirty banana peel! And get playing! And if you need to stock up on a few Virtual Boy games for your collection, I'd actually recommend Jack Bros. as one of those games -- though attaining a copy will be pricey. It's not the deepest platformer in the world -- far from it -- but compared to the rest of the brood, it's definitely one of the better options.
Nintendo Life (Jul 14, 2009)
Once you’ve got the hang of it Jack Bros. is a short game and it’s a shame that there aren’t more puzzles on offer. However multiple characters and two difficulty settings extend the life of a game that is a lot of fun to play already. It features great music and looks good too – though it doesn’t really gain anything from being on the Virtual Boy. Overall the game’s strengths help to make up for any weaknesses, making Jack Bros. an essential Virtual Boy purchase.
Game Zero (1996)
Not your regular platform game, Jack Bros. gives the home console platform genre a new twist by providing an overhead view. Overhead platformers have been few and far between, and I would have to say this is the best one I've played. The 3-D really makes a difference. Graphics are pretty good and at times very "anime" looking in style. Music and sound was pretty average though, not really making any kind of impression on me either way. Playcontrol was good though. If you have a Virtual Boy, I'd suggest you make this game part of your core library, if for nothing else but the novelty of it.
Retro Game Reviews (Jan 01, 2016)
If you're a patient gamer who doesn't mind lots of trial and error give Jack Bros. a go. It does have some fun moments but personally I found the level design and gameplay to be too repetitious and it doesn't really do anything that couldn't be achieved just as well on a 2D console.
The Video Game Critic (Dec 04, 2008)
The characters are composed of stacked 2D sprites, but the illusion of 3D is modest at best. The Halloween theme isn't readily apparent either, thanks to the run-of-the-mill music and generic creeps. A password is provided between levels, but no score. Ultimately I'm glad I settled for the Japanese version, because Jack Bros. is definitely not worth breaking your piggy bank for.