The Jetsons: Cogswell's Caper!

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The Jetsons: Cogswell's Caper!
The Jetsons: Cogswell's Caper!
Cover art
  • NA: Taito Corporation
  • AU: Mattel
  • EU: Taito Corporation
  • JP: Taito Corporation
Programmer(s)K. Sakai
Hiroshi Hishikawa[2]
Artist(s)Shuuya Takaoka
A. Takino
T. Ohyama
T. Kaname
Composer(s)Iku Mizutani
Kazuko Umino[2]
Platform(s)NES/Family Computer
Genre(s)2D action platformer[1]

The Jetsons: Cogwell's Caper is a 1993 video game based on the animated sitcom The Jetsons.[2] It was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System/Family Computer.


Gameplay screenshot.

In this spin-off adventure, George Jetson is ordered by his faithful employer Spacely Sprockets to put a stop to Mr. Cogswell's profit-making schemes;[2] especially that of a dangerous mining facility on planet M38 is being built.[5] This game is a side-scrolling action game where George can walk, crouch, and jump (with the help of a jet pack).[2] Each level is littered with crates and other items that George can pick up and toss at enemies.[2] Since the game is set in the retrofuturistic world of The Jetsons, there are also a generous amount of switches on walls which can do amazing features.[2]

These features include a switch that can reverse gravity for a brief time, along with other surprises.[2] All of George's family will provide him with tools to meet each challenge that lies ahead. Infinite continues allows players to finish this difficult video game at their leisure.[6]

Eight stages await the player; with several smaller-length levels. The gameplay has been compared to Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers for its throwing object-focused gameplay style. Despite featuring unlimited continues, its difficulty is noticeably high.[7]


Electronic Gaming Monthly assigned this game a 73% rating in its January 1993 issue.[2]


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  3. ^ "# of players information". Video Game Geek. Retrieved 2011-05-29.
  4. ^ "# of players information (second information)". UV List. Retrieved 2011-05-29.
  5. ^ "Advanced story information". allgame. Retrieved 2011-05-29.
  6. ^ "Basic overview of game". NeoSeeker. Retrieved 2011-08-08.
  7. ^ "Advanced overview of game" (in Japanese). FC no Game Seiha Shimasho. Retrieved 2013-01-13.