History VideoGame / JazzJackrabbit

17th Apr '17 9:46:04 PM JAG01
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** Later on, Jazz travels through a frozen [[VideoGame/EarthwormJim Heck]].
2nd Apr '17 4:48:10 PM ThePocket
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* BareYourMidriff: Lori's outfit appears to be a sports bra and running shorts.
18th Mar '17 9:44:16 PM TheGreenHerring
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* DevelopmentGag: All over the place.



* FollowTheLeader: This franchise steals so many elements from the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series it actually curves right around and becomes completely original.



* NoExportForYou: Two bonus packs, ''The Secret Files'' and ''Christmas Chronicles'', both for ''Jazz 2'', are Europe-only releases.



* {{Vaporware}}: ''Two'' different versions of ''Jazz 3(D)''. Bonus pack ''The Secret Files'' was this for a few years before suddenly appearing ([[NoExportForYou but only in Europe]]).



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: ''Jazz Jackrabbit 3(D)'', full stop.
18th Mar '17 9:40:54 PM TheGreenHerring
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Developed by EpicMegagames, who would eventually rise to further fame as just EpicGames and go on to develop games like the ''VideoGame/{{Unreal}}'' series and ''GearsOfWar'', these games starred the titular rabbit hero with quick feet and a big gun, crossing galaxies to butt heads with the evil Devan Shell and to free the captured princess of his home planet. Once considered PC gamers' response to the likes of ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'', the Jazz games sold on fast-paced RunAndGun action (with bonus levels surprisingly similar to Sonic's) and the titular MascotWithAttitude. The first two games in the series received many expansion sets, including Christmas-themed ones, [[{{Vaporware}} and the franchise ground to a halt when the third game failed to ship]]. Surprisingly the games still maintain an active online community, and Jazz 2 is still actively played online by the proud and the few to this day.

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Developed by EpicMegagames, Creator/EpicMegagames, who would eventually rise to further fame as just EpicGames Creator/EpicGames and go on to develop games like the ''VideoGame/{{Unreal}}'' ''Franchise/{{Unreal}}'' series and ''GearsOfWar'', ''Franchise/GearsOfWar'', these games starred the titular rabbit hero with quick feet and a big gun, crossing galaxies to butt heads with the evil Devan Shell and to free the captured princess of his home planet. Once considered PC gamers' response to the likes of ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'', the Jazz games sold on fast-paced RunAndGun action (with bonus levels surprisingly similar to Sonic's) and the titular MascotWithAttitude. The first two games in the series received many expansion sets, including Christmas-themed ones, [[{{Vaporware}} and the franchise ground to a halt when the third game failed to ship]]. Surprisingly the games still maintain an active online community, and Jazz 2 ''Jazz 2'' is still actively played online by the proud and the few to this day.



* AllThereInTheManual: ''[=JJ2=]'''s plot was only explained in the comics in the manuals, so if you didn't read them you'd have no idea what was going on.
* AscendedExtra: Lori, made playable in ''The Secret Files'', started off as a nameless rabbit who Spaz fell in love with at the end of ''[=JJ=]2''. She was meant to be his girlfriend, but the game's publisher goofed and called her Jazz and Spaz's long lost sister, [[ShipSinking killing all romantic intentions]]. ''[=JJ=]2'''s ending was never fixed to reflect the change.

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* AllThereInTheManual: ''[=JJ2=]'''s ''2'''s plot was only explained in the comics in the manuals, so if you didn't read them you'd have no idea what was going on.
* AscendedExtra: Lori, made playable in ''The Secret Files'', started off as a nameless rabbit who Spaz fell in love with at the end of ''[=JJ=]2''.''2''. She was meant to be his girlfriend, but the game's publisher goofed and called her Jazz and Spaz's long lost sister, [[ShipSinking killing all romantic intentions]]. ''[=JJ=]2'''s ''2'''s ending was never fixed to reflect the change.



* BagOfSpilling: You lose all your weapons (aside from the default pistol) and ammo between episodes in JJ 1. You keep them in JJ 2 though, unless you start a new game from a later episode.

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* BagOfSpilling: You lose all your weapons (aside from the default pistol) and ammo between episodes in JJ 1. the first game. You keep them in JJ 2 ''2'' though, unless you start a new game from a later episode.



* BreakablePowerUp: the caged birds that assist you when you free them fly off once you take a hit.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: If the player didn't press any buttons a few seconds, Jazz looked at the screen and called to them. In the first game, he said, "What are you doing?" In ''[=JJ2=]'', he was more direct: "Hey! Hey, c'mon! Wake up!"

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* BreakablePowerUp: the The caged birds that assist you when you free them fly off once you take a hit.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: If the player didn't press any buttons a few seconds, Jazz looked at the screen and called to them. In the first game, he said, "What are you doing?" In ''[=JJ2=]'', ''2'', he was more direct: "Hey! Hey, c'mon! Wake up!"up!"
** An example also happens in the ending of the first game. [[spoiler:Jazz and Eva slip through the Iris in the Iris Out, so they can take a taxi.]]



* ChristmasEpisode: The "Holiday Hare '98" and "Christmas Chronicles" expansions for JJ2.

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* ChristmasEpisode: The "Holiday Hare" levels for 1, and the "Holiday Hare '98" and "Christmas Chronicles" expansions for JJ2.2.



* DownTheDrain: Parts of the Colonius levels in ''2'' take Jazz into the colony sewer system.



* DummiedOut: Tons in Jazz Jackrabbit 2, due to rushed production. Everything from secret levels (at least three, including two complete levels) to bosses (one complete and only used in a later bonus pack, another with no attacks and a third that's invisible despite having sprites) to minor enemies (some functional, others not) and powerups ([[FrickinLaserBeams Frickin' Laser Shield]]!). There's a bunch of unused sprites in the animation file, too, including '3D' views a-la the 3D Bonus Stages in JJ 1. A complete list can be found [[https://tcrf.net/Jazz_Jackrabbit_2 here]].

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* DummiedOut: Tons in Jazz Jackrabbit 2, due to rushed production. Everything from secret levels (at least three, including two complete levels) to bosses (one complete and only used in a later bonus pack, another with no attacks and a third that's invisible despite having sprites) to minor enemies (some functional, others not) and powerups ([[FrickinLaserBeams Frickin' Laser Shield]]!). There's a bunch of unused sprites in the animation file, too, including '3D' views a-la the 3D Bonus Stages in JJ 1.the first game. A complete list can be found [[https://tcrf.net/Jazz_Jackrabbit_2 here]].



* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: In the [[AllThereInTheManual comic in JJ 2's manual]], the Queen strips Jazz of his newly gained title of Prince and throws him in the dungeon when it turns out that Devan Shell wasn't quite as defeated as everyone thought. She then serves as the game's first boss fight.
* GoshDangItToHeck: A level in ''[=JJ2=]'' is called "A Cold Day in Heck."

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* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: In the [[AllThereInTheManual comic in JJ 2's the second game's manual]], the Queen strips Jazz of his newly gained title of Prince and throws him in the dungeon when it turns out that Devan Shell wasn't quite as defeated as everyone thought. She then serves as the game's first boss fight.
* GoshDangItToHeck: A level in ''[=JJ2=]'' ''2'' is called "A Cold Day in Heck."



* HurricaneOfPuns: A lot of the ''[=JJ2=]'' level names: "Knight Cap," "Victorian Secret," "Fourteen Carrot," "[[Creator/BradPitt Bad Pitt]]" -- you get the idea.

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* HurricaneOfPuns: A lot of the ''[=JJ2=]'' ''Jazz Jackrabbit 2'' level names: "Knight Cap," "Victorian Secret," "Fourteen Carrot," "[[Creator/BradPitt Bad Pitt]]" -- you get the idea.



* IrisOut: This happens in the ending of the first game. [[spoiler:It closes on Jazz kissing Eva, while shaped like a heart. They then slip through the iris and take a taxi.]]



* LevelEditor: ''[=JJ2=]'' had an official one. A fan-made editor for ''[=JJ1=]'' was later released.

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* LevelEditor: ''[=JJ2=]'' ''2'' had an official one. A fan-made editor for ''[=JJ1=]'' the first game was later released.



* MineralMacGuffin: The extra-large Diamondus gem from Eva's engagement ring in ''[=JJ2=]''. For some reason, Devan needed it to power his time machine so he could erase rabbits from history. (It only makes sense if you [[AllThereInTheManual read the manual first]].)

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* MineralMacGuffin: The extra-large Diamondus gem from Eva's engagement ring in ''[=JJ2=]''.''2''. For some reason, Devan needed it to power his time machine so he could erase rabbits from history. (It only makes sense if you [[AllThereInTheManual read the manual first]].)



* NoExportForYou: Two bonus packs, ''The Secret Files'' and ''Christmas Chronicles'', both for Jazz2, are Europe-only releases.

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* NoExportForYou: Two bonus packs, ''The Secret Files'' and ''Christmas Chronicles'', both for Jazz2, ''Jazz 2'', are Europe-only releases.releases.
* NotMyDriver: In the first game. [[spoiler:Jazz and Eva end the game by taking a taxi, not knowing that Devan Shell is driving it.]]



* OneUp: Jazz's head in ''[=JJ=]1'' and a "1Up" text item in ''[=JJ=]2''.

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* OneUp: Jazz's head in ''[=JJ=]1'' the first game and a "1Up" text item in ''[=JJ=]2''.the second.



* OneWingedAngel: The final boss of JJ 2, [[spoiler: Devil Devan.]]
* PowerUpFood: Eating enough food in JJ2 and its expansions gives you a sugar high; you cannot be defeated for thirty seconds, and every villain dies the instant you touch them.

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* OneWingedAngel: The final boss of JJ 2, ''2'' [[spoiler: Devil Devan.]]
* PowerUpFood: Eating enough food in JJ2 ''2'' and its expansions gives you a sugar high; "sugar high"; you cannot be defeated for thirty seconds, and every villain dies the instant you touch them.



* ProductPlacement: One of the types of point-giving items found in Tubelectric is a Gravis Gamepad.

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* ProductPlacement: One of the types of point-giving items found in from Tubelectric on is a Gravis Gamepad.



* SelfDeprecation: The comic in JJ 1's manual has Sonic appear directly: Jazz is complaining that he wishes life was like video games where all you have to do to beat the bad guy is [[GoombaStomp jump on him]], and Sonic is seen in the background saying "Somebody get my lawyers on the phone!"
** Also from the JJ 1 comic: A turtle acquaintance of Devan's tells Jazz that they studied martial arts together. Jazz says that he's heard rumors that Devan was trained as a ninja, to which the turtle responds that he wanted to, but there were strict copyright laws regarding [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles ninja turtles]].

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* SelfDeprecation: The comic in JJ 1's the first game's manual has Sonic appear directly: Jazz is complaining that he wishes life was like video games where all you have to do to beat the bad guy is [[GoombaStomp jump on him]], and Sonic is seen in the background saying "Somebody get my lawyers on the phone!"
** Also from the JJ 1 first game's comic: A turtle acquaintance of Devan's tells Jazz that they studied martial arts together. Jazz says that he's heard rumors that Devan was trained as a ninja, to which the turtle responds that he wanted to, but there were strict copyright laws regarding [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles ninja turtles]].turtles]].
* SequelHook: In the first game. [[spoiler: Jazz is able to rescue Eva Earlong, but Devan Shell escapes. Jazz and Eva then take a taxi, which is revealed at the last moment to be driven by Devan in disguise.]]



** One [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1MmxolDVpw intro]] to ''[=JJ1=]'' had Jazz donning familiar superhero costumes.
** A spear-wielding VideoGame/JillOfTheJungle can be seen on the level-select screen of ''[=JJ1=]'', on the selection for Episode 3, "Rabbit's Revenge".
** In one level of Jazz Jackrabbit 2, he goes straight to [[Literature/AliceInWonderland Wonderland.]]
** Three level cards in ''[=JJ2=]'', [[http://www.oldgames.sk/images/oldgames/action/Jazz.2/jazz2-007.png one copying]] ''VideoGame/{{Doom}} II'', [[http://lparchive.org/Jazz-Jackrabbit-2/Images/39-ep1.png another]] ''[[Music/{{Prince}} Purple Rain]]'', and [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_8ANZlh0Uyok/TNRR0QB326I/AAAAAAAAANU/HpT5ssC5nIU/s400/Jazz_Jackrabbit2.png another]], ''Film/BackToTheFuture''.

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** One [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1MmxolDVpw intro]] to ''[=JJ1=]'' the first game had Jazz donning familiar superhero costumes.
** A spear-wielding VideoGame/JillOfTheJungle can be seen on the level-select screen of ''[=JJ1=]'', the first game, on the selection for Episode 3, "Rabbit's Revenge".
** In one level of Jazz ''Jazz Jackrabbit 2, 2'', he goes straight to [[Literature/AliceInWonderland Wonderland.]]
Wonderland]].
** Three level cards in ''[=JJ2=]'', ''2'', [[http://www.oldgames.sk/images/oldgames/action/Jazz.2/jazz2-007.png one copying]] ''VideoGame/{{Doom}} II'', [[http://lparchive.org/Jazz-Jackrabbit-2/Images/39-ep1.png another]] ''[[Music/{{Prince}} Purple Rain]]'', and [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_8ANZlh0Uyok/TNRR0QB326I/AAAAAAAAANU/HpT5ssC5nIU/s400/Jazz_Jackrabbit2.png another]], ''Film/BackToTheFuture''.



* SingleBiomePlanet: In JJ 1, all of them. In JJ 2, most of the game (besides episode 3, which revisits the first three planets from JJ 1) seems to take place on Carrotus, which would make that game an aversion, though since the game never actually ''says'' what planet Jazz is on, the only levels we know for sure are on Carrotus are the first four.

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* SingleBiomePlanet: In JJ 1, the first game, all of them. In JJ 2, the second, most of the game (besides episode 3, which revisits the first three planets from JJ 1) the previous game) seems to take place on Carrotus, which would make that game an aversion, though since the game never actually ''says'' what planet Jazz is on, the only levels we know for sure are on Carrotus are the first four.



** But Bucky O Hare minus Jazz Jackrabbit equals VideoGame/StarFox.
* TakeThat: One of the bosses in one episode of JJ 1 looks like a cross between Zool and Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog.
** The last boss of the final episode of Jazz Jackrabbit 1 is [[spoiler: an evil gray huge superpowered version of Jazz]] which you fight on a spaceship. I wonder if that [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 sounds familiar]].

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** But Bucky O Hare O'Hare minus Jazz Jackrabbit equals VideoGame/StarFox.
* TakeThat: One of the bosses in one episode of JJ 1 the first game looks like a cross between Zool and Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog.
** The last boss of the final episode of Jazz Jackrabbit 1 the first ''Jazz Jackrabbit'' is [[spoiler: an evil gray huge superpowered version of Jazz]] which you fight on a spaceship. I wonder if that [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 sounds familiar]].



** The cheat code "APOGEE"[[note]]The shareware developer/publisher Apogee, later known as 3D Realms, was Epic's main competitor at the time.[[/note]] reduces the color palette to 16 colors, reduces the speed by half, and displays the text "apology mode".

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** The In early versions of the game, the cheat code "APOGEE"[[note]]The shareware developer/publisher Apogee, later known as 3D Realms, was Epic's main competitor at the time.[[/note]] reduces the color palette to 16 colors, reduces the speed by half, and displays the text "apology mode"."Apology Mode".



* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: One of the screenshots on JJ 2's website before its release showed Jazz fighting [[spoiler:Devan's [[OneWingedAngel demon form]]]] in the final level.

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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: One of the screenshots on JJ 2's ''2'''s website before its release showed Jazz fighting [[spoiler:Devan's [[OneWingedAngel demon form]]]] in the final level.



* UnderTheSea: Lagunicus in the first game (episode C, levels 5 and 6), and Marinated Rabbit in the second (episode 2, level 6).



* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: There are various turtle hatchlings present in some levels in the original JJR. They don't harm the player at all, are worth no points, and simply run about back and forth the platform they are on. Nevertheless, Jazz can blow them and their little siblings away with any weapon with no consequences.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: ''Jazz 3(D)'', full stop.

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* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: There are various turtle hatchlings present in some levels in the original JJR.''Jazz Jackrabbit''. They don't harm the player at all, are worth no points, and simply run about back and forth the platform they are on. Nevertheless, Jazz can blow them and their little siblings away with any weapon with no consequences.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: ''Jazz Jackrabbit 3(D)'', full stop.
25th Feb '17 1:10:49 PM nombretomado
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* HurricaneOfPuns: A lot of the ''[=JJ2=]'' level names: "Knight Cap," "Victorian Secret," "Fourteen Carrot," "[[BradPitt Bad Pitt]]" -- you get the idea.

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* HurricaneOfPuns: A lot of the ''[=JJ2=]'' level names: "Knight Cap," "Victorian Secret," "Fourteen Carrot," "[[BradPitt "[[Creator/BradPitt Bad Pitt]]" -- you get the idea.
6th Jan '17 2:07:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheCameo: In the secret level in Diamondus, there are several Katana robots from ''OneMustFall2097'' which act as platforms / walls.

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* TheCameo: In the secret level in Diamondus, there are several Katana robots from ''OneMustFall2097'' ''VideoGame/OneMustFall2097'' which act as platforms / walls.
23rd Dec '16 8:28:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Jazz, of course.
** Spaz also to a certain degree.
** BadassAdorable: Lori.

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* {{Badass}}: Jazz, of course.
** Spaz also to a certain degree.
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%%* BadassAdorable: Lori.
31st Jul '16 4:06:31 AM Morgenthaler
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Remember {{A|nAesop}}esop's ''TheTortoiseAndTheHare''? Imagine that same struggle, only 2,000 years into the future with both participants as [[FunnyAnimal anthrophomorphic animals]], armed to the teeth and out for each others' blood.

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Remember {{A|nAesop}}esop's ''TheTortoiseAndTheHare''? ''Literature/TheTortoiseAndTheHare''? Imagine that same struggle, only 2,000 years into the future with both participants as [[FunnyAnimal anthrophomorphic animals]], armed to the teeth and out for each others' blood.



* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Devan Shell. He engaged in his campaign of terrorism because he was so incensed about the attitude of the lagomorphic antagonist of ''TheTortoiseAndTheHare'', [[HoistByHisOwnPetard but he didn't notice that the attitude that got him so fired up is the same thing that cost the hare the race, thus teaching said mammal a valuable lesson about hubris]]. The manual comic lampshades this, having Princess Eva say "This guy goes on a ''tirade'' after reading ''fairy tales''! I guess we're all lucky he wasn't [[UsefulNotes/CharlesManson listening to]] ''Music/TheWhiteAlbum''!".

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Devan Shell. He engaged in his campaign of terrorism because he was so incensed about the attitude of the lagomorphic antagonist of ''TheTortoiseAndTheHare'', ''Literature/TheTortoiseAndTheHare'', [[HoistByHisOwnPetard but he didn't notice that the attitude that got him so fired up is the same thing that cost the hare the race, thus teaching said mammal a valuable lesson about hubris]]. The manual comic lampshades this, having Princess Eva say "This guy goes on a ''tirade'' after reading ''fairy tales''! I guess we're all lucky he wasn't [[UsefulNotes/CharlesManson listening to]] ''Music/TheWhiteAlbum''!".
16th Jul '16 7:43:02 AM Waddle
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Developed by EpicMegagames, who would eventually rise to further fame as just EpicGames and go on to develop games like the ''VideoGame/{{Unreal}}'' series and ''GearsOfWar'', these games starred the titular rabbit hero with quick feet and a big gun, crossing galaxies to butt heads with the evil Devan Shell and to free the captured princess of his home planet. Once considered PC gamers' response to the likes of ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'', the Jazz games sold on fast-paced run-and-gun action (with bonus levels surprisingly similar to Sonic's) and the titular MascotWithAttitude. The first two games in the series received many expansion sets, including Christmas-themed ones, [[{{Vaporware}} and the franchise ground to a halt when the third game failed to ship]]. Surprisingly the games still maintain an active online community, and Jazz 2 is still actively played online by the proud and the few to this day.

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Developed by EpicMegagames, who would eventually rise to further fame as just EpicGames and go on to develop games like the ''VideoGame/{{Unreal}}'' series and ''GearsOfWar'', these games starred the titular rabbit hero with quick feet and a big gun, crossing galaxies to butt heads with the evil Devan Shell and to free the captured princess of his home planet. Once considered PC gamers' response to the likes of ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'', the Jazz games sold on fast-paced run-and-gun RunAndGun action (with bonus levels surprisingly similar to Sonic's) and the titular MascotWithAttitude. The first two games in the series received many expansion sets, including Christmas-themed ones, [[{{Vaporware}} and the franchise ground to a halt when the third game failed to ship]]. Surprisingly the games still maintain an active online community, and Jazz 2 is still actively played online by the proud and the few to this day.
12th Jul '16 3:22:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* RedHeadedHero: Spaz.
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