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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 Canopy Heights avoid the darts and do tough platform jumping
Zapper: One Wicked Cricket! Windows A dark cave
Zapper: One Wicked Cricket! Windows A secret area
Zapper: One Wicked Cricket! Windows Introduction Level

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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

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Critic Reviews

PGNx Media GameCube Jan 20, 2003 8.9 out of 10 89
Armchair Empire, The GameCube Jan 25, 2003 8 out of 10 80
7Wolf Magazine Windows Oct 17, 2002 7.6 out of 10 76
Game Vortex Windows Dec 26, 2002 7 out of 10 70 Xbox Dec 16, 2002 6 out of 10 60 PlayStation 2 Mar 07, 2003 11 out of 20 55 Xbox Mar 07, 2003 11 out of 20 55 Xbox Mar 20, 2003 55 out of 100 55
GameZone Xbox Dec 12, 2002 5.4 out of 10 54
GamesFirst! Windows Jan 19, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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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 (60377) and Parf (7787)