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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 Title Screen
Zapper: One Wicked Cricket! Game Boy Advance Level statistics
Zapper: One Wicked Cricket! Windows A dark cave
Zapper: One Wicked Cricket! Windows A secret area

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Alternate Titles

  • "Zapper Świerszcz Szalony!" -- Polish title
  • "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

Worth Playing Game Boy Advance Mar 13, 2003 7.2 out of 10 72
GameZone GameCube Nov 30, 2002 7.1 out of 10 71 Xbox Mar 20, 2003 70 out of 100 70
Game Vortex Windows Dec 26, 2002 7 out of 10 70
GamesFirst! Game Boy Advance Dec 22, 2002 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
The Game Hoard Xbox Feb 20, 2018 4 out of 7 57 Xbox Mar 07, 2003 11 out of 20 55
IGN Windows Apr 23, 2003 5.5 out of 10 55
Game Vortex Game Boy Advance Dec, 2002 5.5 out of 10 55 PlayStation 2 Mar 20, 2003 55 out of 100 55


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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.
Contributed to by POMAH (54312) and Parf (7789)