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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 A dark cave
Zapper: One Wicked Cricket! Windows In Cutting Edge Inc.  try jumping on huge gears without having vertigo
Zapper: One Wicked Cricket! Windows Avoiding the condors in the Rockface chase
Zapper: One Wicked Cricket! Windows Raptor Cavern  shows the best lighting effects ever seen in a game

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Alternate Titles

  • "Zapper ┼Üwierszcz 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

Game Vortex GameCube Jan, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Playzone PlayStation 2 Mar 13, 2003 73 out of 100 73
GameZone GameCube Nov 30, 2002 7.1 out of 10 71
PC Action (Germany) Windows Apr, 2003 64 out of 100 64
Armchair Empire, The Xbox Feb 26, 2003 6.2 out of 10 62
GameStar (Germany) Windows Apr, 2003 58 out of 100 58
PC Games (Germany) Windows Mar 20, 2003 56 out of 100 56
Gamesmania.de PlayStation 2 Mar 20, 2003 55 out of 100 55
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Mar 07, 2003 11 out of 20 55
NintendoWorldReport GameCube Nov 30, 2002 5 out of 10 50


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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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