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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.


Zapper: One Wicked Cricket! Windows In Cutting Edge Inc.  try jumping on huge gears without having vertigo
Zapper: One Wicked Cricket! Windows Toughest level of the game
Zapper: One Wicked Cricket! Windows Raptor Cavern  shows the best lighting effects ever seen in a game
Zapper: One Wicked Cricket! Windows Introduction Level

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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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Critic Reviews

7Wolf Magazine Oct 17, 2002 7.6 out of 10 76
Absolute Games ( Nov 16, 2002 75 out of 100 75
GameZone Dec 26, 2002 6.5 out of 10 65
PC Gamer 2002 60 out of 100 60
GameStar (Germany) Apr, 2003 58 out of 100 58
PC Games (Germany) Mar 20, 2003 56 out of 100 56 Apr 02, 2003 11 out of 20 55
IGN Apr 23, 2003 5.5 out of 10 55
GamesFirst! Jan 19, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40 Jul 10, 2006 6 out of 20 30


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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.
POMAH (52137) added Zapper: One Wicked Cricket! (Windows) on Nov 08, 2002
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