Jawbreaker is inserted in the Sierra Chest

News ID: 202
Date: 2013-06-15
Source: Sierra Chest

This arcade game takes you to the candy store for a wild game of tag with some of the rowdiest playmates you'll find anywhere. If you can eat all the sweets, the bratty kids will stop bothering you and after a quick stop and a brushing of the teeth, it's off to the store for another day of sweets and tag.

- Automatically Escalated Skill Level
- Quick Moving Animation
- Easy Joystick or Keyboard Control

Many clones were made, following the tremendous commercial success of Namco's Pac-man in 1980. Jawbreaker, developed by John Harris, is Sierra's Pac-man clone. Instead of ghosts, Sierra used smiley faces ("little brats") and Pac-man has been replaced by a set of teeth. Sierra was threatened with legal action due to the resemblance but it never went to court. That may however be one reason why the mazes in its successor, Jawbreaker 2 were made entirely different. Jawbreaker was first released for the Atari 400/800 and then ported to the Apple II.

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