Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. As the spiritual successor to "Frogger 2: Swampy's Revenge," Zapper delivers more challenging action puzzle gameplay in a colorful, upbeat setting.
  2. Walking away from the simple addictive gameplay always proves difficult for me. I hate for a machine to ever get the better of me.
  3. Despite good controls, graphics and sound, Zapper’s gameplay is too short, and that turns out to be one of its biggest drawbacks.
  4. Parents won't like this one, but the rugrats will enjoy it. [Jan 2003, p.92]
  5. The control scheme and presentation makes the game very boring to play after only a short period of time, not to mention that the story mode won’t last you longer than a day.
  6. I liked Zapper for its utterly old-school approach to simplicity and twitch-based gameplay, even it if could have been a little better on all fronts. [Nov 2002, p.92]
  7. It's bright colorful landscapes and cute character, Zapper the Cricket, will appeal to those who still rifle through their underwear drawer looking for their Superman or Wonder Woman underoos.
  8. Manages to rip off everything that made Frogger a nice game, but still ends up no fun.
  9. Features a rarely used gameplay mechanic, but on the other hand, the game is totally unoriginal. The gameplay is entertaining, but the level designs are redundant.
  10. 41
    A game this simple should, at its core level of gameplay, be fun.
  11. The multiplayer games are banal, and while Zapper offers cartoony kid-graphics, it's nothing that can't be done on inferior systems. Yawn. [Winter 2002, p.102]
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  1. KenD.
    Nov 28, 2005
    9
    While the reviewers have smashed on this game, they have not taken into account that there are not alot of solid games for younger kids on While the reviewers have smashed on this game, they have not taken into account that there are not alot of solid games for younger kids on the x-box. This is a game that a preschooler could start out on (first level only) while an adult may struggle on the later levels to find hidden areas. In short--it is a simple but charmingly addictive game that is PERFECT for young kids! Full Review »