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Review of 'Jack the Nipper II: In Coconut Capers'

Rating:5 User: The Dean of Games

1987 Gremlin Graphics Software (UK)
by Greg Holmes, David Pridmore, Andy Green, Chris Shrigley, Bob Toone, Terry Lloyd and Ben Daglish

No doubt one of the best games ever. It follows the recipe left by Jet Set Willy and perfected in Dynamite Dan, but taken to a step higher. There is the need to swop objects to complete tasks and puzzles like in the Wally series, or pick objects that can help get rid of some baddies, like throwing coconuts.

The humour is still present, but not as naughty as baby Jack had previously accustomed us to. Graphically the game is a true delight, and so is the sounds, tunes and overall atmosphere of the game.

I'm still surprised there weren't any sequels after this, with such an adorable and versatile character, and such good game examples, it would certainly be expected the guys at Gremlin would continue to invest in the whole idea. Go figure...