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, the retromancers amongst you may be interested to fiddle with this fan-made semi-sequel to Epic’s old Sonic rival. It was huge in 1994 because the PC really didn’t get many of the platformers that were utterly pervasive on the SNES and Megadrive, but 1998’s Spaz-co-starring sequel was the lurid lagomorph’s last gasp, bar an unnsuccessful Gameboy Advance jobbie in 2002. Everything has its fans, of course – and that’s why, improbably, Jazz Jackrabbit 2.5 exists.
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