Advertising Blurbs - GBA/GC/PS2/Windows/Xbox (French):



    ZAPPER est un CRIQUET !
    Comme tous les criquets, il est très fort, il peut sauter jusqu'à 60 fois sa taille, et possède une incroyable résistance

    Car il est né avec des antennes surnaturelles qui lui permettent de réduire les objets et les ennemis à l'état de poussière !
    Alors ne le sous-estimez pas et ne le prenez pas pour un vulgaire insecte ou vous aurez affaire à lui !


    • 23 niveaux différents / 6 mondes interactifs différenciés
    • Un contrôle intuitif et une prise en main facile, adapté aux jeunes joueurs
    • Un gameplay simple et classique mais hyper « addictif »
    • Jusquà 4 joueurs

    Contributed by Xoleras (66813) on Sep 24, 2005.

Press Release:


    Date: November 08, 2002

    for all next generation systems


    One Wicked Cricket is Available for the Nintendo GameCube’, PlayStation®2, Xbox’, Windows® PC and Game Boy® Advance

    BEVERLY, MA, November 6, 2002 - Infogrames, Inc. (Nasdaq: IFGM) kicks it into high gear with its new interactive adventure game, Zapper’, shipping this week for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox’ video game system from Microsoft, Game Boy® Advance, Nintendo GameCube’ video game system and Windows® PCs. Follow the adventures of the tenacious cricket as he faces obstacles and dangers on a quest to rescue his brother from the evil Magpie Queen.
    Zapper's unique weaponry, the zap, is a powerful electrical charge which he can send from his antennae, eliminating or stunning enemies and gain access to the power-ups and treasures of the four interactive worlds he moves through. This zap, plus fast-footed skills and superior timing, will help Zapper conquer all worlds, the 18 levels that make them up and survive the final showdown with his brother's diabolical magpie kidnapper.
    "Zapper combines an incredible character with classic action platform gameplay that will delight both hardcore game fans and casual game enthusiasts alike," said Steve Arthur, Director of Brand Marketing for Infogrames' Beverly studio. "Zapper is one of those rare games that is truly for everyone."
    Zapper's extraordinary features include an intuitive control system with increasingly complex levels, multiplayer games for up to four players on all console platforms, hidden areas, bonus levels, interactive worlds from Zapper's garden home to ghost towns, as well as the final confrontation at Maggie's nuclear power plant lair.
    Developed by Blitz Games, Inc., Zapper is rated "E" for Everyone, and carries an approximate retail price of $39.99 for PlayStation 2, GameCube and Xbox, $19.99 for PC and $34.99 on Game Boy Advance. For additional information regarding this title, visit



    About Infogrames
    New York-based Infogrames, Inc. (Nasdaq: IFGM) is one of the largest third-party publishers of interactive entertainment software in the U.S. The Company develops video games for all consoles (Sony Computer Entertainment America, Nintendo and Microsoft), PCs, and Macintosh systems. Infogrames' catalogue of more than 1,000 titles includes award-winning franchises such as Civilization®, Backyard Sports(TM), Deer Hunter®, Driver(TM), RollerCoaster Tycoon®, and Test Drive®, and key licenses including Warner Bros. The Matrix®, Warner Bros. Looney Tunes(TM), Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues®, Dragon Ball Z®, Unreal®, Mission Impossible®, Terminator®, Harley-Davidson®, Major League Baseball®, and the National Football League®, among many others. The Company's Humongous Entertainment and MacSoft labels are leaders in children's and Macintosh entertainment software, respectively.

    Infogrames, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of France-based Infogrames Entertainment SA (IESA) (Euronext 5257), a global publisher and distributor of video games for all platforms. In 2001, IESA acquired Infogrames Interactive, Inc. (formerly Hasbro Interactive), including rights to use its line of software based on well-known licenses such as MONOPOLY, Jeopardy®, TONKA, and Atari®, which are published and distributed in the U.S. by Infogrames, Inc. For more information, visit the Company's Web site at

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    Contributed by Xoleras (66813) on Aug 19, 2005.

    Lernen Sie Zapper, die elektrisierendste Grille des Universums, kennen ...


    Zapper ist eine muntere kleine Grille mit einem Problem: Sein kleiner Bruder Zipper wurde von der fiesen Elster Maggie entführt! Dieser Vogel ist ganz versessen darauf, alles zu stehlen, was irgendwie glitzert und glänzt. Ausserdem legt Maggie Eier, aus denen noch mehr von diesen diebischen Elstern schlüpfen und den anderen das Leben zur Hölle machen. Schlüpfen Sie in die Rolle des unerschrockenen Insekts, sammeln Sie verschiedene Gegenstände ein, retten Sie Ihren zirpenden Bruder Zipper und bereiten Sie den diebischen Wegen Maggies ein Ende.

    Indem das Spiel dieselben Ausweich-Taktiken benutzt wie der frühere Blitz-Title Frogger 2: Swampy's Revenge, lässt Sie Zapper in eine Welt voller Action-geladener 3-D-Kästchen eintauchen, in der Sie sich hüpfend über Abgründe und Hindernisse fortbewegen, vielen Gefahren ausweichen und alle fiesen Schmutzbuckel in der Umgebung mit Ihren Elektro-Schock-Fühlern ordentlich grillen müssen. Sie können Ihre Fühler in vier verschiedenen Welten ausstrecken. Dort gilt es, 17 einzigartige Level zu erkunden und zusätzliche verborgene Gebiete und Bonus-Level freizuschalten. Zapper können Sie im Einzelspieler-Modus spielen und dabei eine ordentliche Portion Arcade-mässige Action geniessen. Allerdings ist auch der Mehrspieler-Modus zu empfehlen, in dem Sie es mit bis zu drei Freunden aufnehmen können.


  • Hüpfen Sie auf der Suche nach deinem Bruder durch vier helle, farbenfrohe Welten

  • Mit dem Mehrspieler-Modus können bis zu vier Spieler an der heissen Action teilhaben

  • Grillen Sie Ihre Gegner mit Ihrer handlichen Waffe

    Contributed by Xoleras (66813) on Sep 15, 2004.

Atari Australia website - Xbox:

    Zapper is an action-packed and addictive game that starts with the “avoid-em-up” game play mechanics of Blitz Games’ own Frogger 2: Swampy’s Revenge, and then takes the action to a whole new level. In this action-adventure game, Zapper (a cricket) hops his way through six interactive worlds in a quest to find his brother, held captive by the evil magpie queen. Dangerous traps and even more dangerous enemies await Zapper. It will take fast-footed skill and timing to conquer all the worlds and survive the final showdown with the magpie queen.

  • Multi-player games for up to four players.
  • Classic “avoid-em-up” game play from the makers of Frogger 2: Swampy’s Revenge: Blitz Games.
  • Unique enemies and traps to thwart Zapper on his quest.
  • Intuitive control system with increasingly complex levels makes Zapper a pick-up-and-play treat for both novice and seasoned gamers.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66813) on May 07, 2004.