Jack the Nipper

• Publisher: Gremlin Graphics
• Developer:
Gremlin Graphics
Release Date: 1986
Code: J. Perkins & M. Rogers
GFX: B. Rogers, G. Holmes
             S. Curry

Music: Ben Daglish

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 75%
Our Game Rating: 80%


FILE: jacknipperend.zip


> JACK THE NIPPER by Gremlin Graphics

Game Ending Cheat supplied by Inge H. Pedersen
• Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

This cute little game from Gremlin Graphics always seemed to get the better of me: no matter how hard I tried I just couldn't progress through the game! Saying that, it was still fun to play and is still worth a play 20 years on.

Anyway, thanks to Inge Pedersen for sending in a cheat which allowed us to obtain the ending ...

The little terror has completed his quest. The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED? Inge Pedersen was kind enough to send in this COOL cheat that made the game jump straight to the end sequence! It can be done using a cartridge that allows you to enter the MONITOR or with an emulator with the same function. Here's what you need to do:

  • Start the game

  • Freeze the game and enter the MONITOR function

  • Change the value at $2D8C to $C8

  • Restart the game

Coming from a C64 cheating background, this really hits the spot for me and I think it's quite amazing that this one single change will make the game go to the end sequence!

SO WHAT HAPPENS? Our intrepid hero runs onto a street scene that shows a load of posters reading: jumbo nuts, burp beans, plonk and pest kill. Jack stops in the middle of the screen and wolf-whistles - that's what I think he's doing! The naughtyness metre shows: 100% and the ending message says, "CONGRATULATIONS! LITTLE HORROR". Jack then runs off the screen and the game is over.


  • Vinny: It's a cute little ending: nothing too dazzling but colourful and humorous. It does the job by completing the game, but it could have done with a little more of an explanation to the ending.

  • ZZAP!64's Roger Kean (Nov'86): As much as Jack is cute, naughty and generally all round fun, there isn't much to keep you going after a while of intensive playing, and it won't be long before you've completed the game.

  • Andrew Fisher: It's a good game, but it could have been a great game if they'd got rid of some of the annoying problems (like dropping an object and breaking it when you didn't mean to) and made it slightly easier to control. I've never completed it, and that is a short but sweet ending. 4/10. 

  • Brendan Phoenix: Always liked the Jack sprite in this game, actually think the 2nd one is a better game though.

    Although the poor endings in both rank the same.

FINAL SAY:  Check it out (",)

G.E. RATING: 5 / 10

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