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Jazz Jackrabbit

12 months ago

Jazz Jackrabbit and Epic Pinball bounce onto GOG

Game preservation is a subject near and dear to my heart. Growing up with PC games (I didn't get my first console till my teens), I lost count of how many floppy disks I've seen lost to the natural magnetic entropy of our world. As such, it's always worth celebrating when someone untangles the red tape and strikes a deal in order to re-release some…

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3 years ago

Feature:

Have You Played… Jazz Jackrabbit?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. I was the kid with the 486 when everyone else at school had SNESes and Megadrives. I couldn't join in with their frothing conversations about Mario and Sonic, which only added to an outcast status already granted by short stature, large spectacles and…

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4 years ago

Jazz Jackrabbit Lives

Seventeen years sure is a long time to be an active fan of a shooty platformer starring a macho rabbit. But then millions of people still get excited about the ongoing adventures of floppy-spined blue hedgehogs and dumpy, child-faced plumbers - why should Jazz Jackrabbit be any different? The murderous green bunny, created by Epic long before they turned to Unrealses and Gearses, was last…

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9 years ago

Watership Download: Jazz Jackrabbit 2.5

Ah. I was not previously aware that 90s platformer Jazz Jackrabbit 2 featured the titular bunny's brother, a bug-eyed, drooling loon called - their name, not mine - 'Spaz.' Wait: Epic actually got away with that in a commercial game? Or is it just a term of abuse in the UK, not the US? Oh, CliffyB. The gifts you've given us over the years. Anyway,…

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