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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 Completing Half Acre Wood ain't a walk in the park
Zapper: One Wicked Cricket! Windows Introduction Level
Zapper: One Wicked Cricket! Windows Train Ride
Zapper: One Wicked Cricket! Windows Toughest level of the game

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Zapper: One Wicked Cricket! Other

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

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Critic Reviews

PGNx Media PlayStation 2 Jan 20, 2003 8.9 out of 10 89
Consoles Plus PlayStation 2 Mar, 2003 88 out of 100 88
Absolute Games ( Windows Nov 16, 2002 75 out of 100 75
Playzone PlayStation 2 Mar 13, 2003 73 out of 100 73
PC Gamer Windows 2002 60 out of 100 60
64 Power / big.N / N Games GameCube Mar, 2003 60 out of 100 60
PC Games (Germany) Windows Mar 20, 2003 56 out of 100 56 Xbox Mar 20, 2003 55 out of 100 55
IGN Xbox Oct 03, 2002 4.1 out of 10 41 Windows 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.
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