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Jonah Falcon
It's coming back?

Jazz Jackrabbit was an excellent PC version of Sonic. Better in some ways.
Jonah Falcon
 2 Rocket Dude, Thu, 16th Dec '10 9:40:24 PM from AZ, United States
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Oh my god, I'm watching TacticalLP's Let's Play of the first Jazz Jackrabbit, and in that he mentioned Cliffy and his recent habits several times.

EDIT: Actually, I think the new game is/was an iOS game.

[down]Dammit. Still, go watch Tac's LP of the original.

edited 16th Dec '10 9:42:03 PM by RocketDude

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Jonah Falcon
Never mind. It's a twin-stick shooter for the iPod. What a blasphemy. :(
Jonah Falcon
You know I picked the shareware version of the first game from abandonia and I must say it did not age too well. Continuing Is Painful hits like a hammer and my Nostalgia Filter failed to register anything worth playing for

On the other hand The second game was actually quite enjoyable

edited 16th Dec '10 10:20:59 PM by stevebat

Jazz Jackrabbit was an excellent PC version of Sonic. Better in some ways.

Visually maybe, but gameplay—no. Jazz Jackrabbit is Super Mario Bros holding down "run".

Yeah. I didn't like it.

edited 17th Dec '10 12:14:18 AM by newtonthenewt

 6 Known Unknown, Fri, 17th Dec '10 12:44:43 AM from Here. There. Everywhere.
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Jazz Jackrabbit 2 is one of my favorite nostalgic game ever. News of JJ's possible return fills me with unbridled joy.

edited 17th Dec '10 12:47:03 AM by KnownUnknown

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JJ 2 was a big part of my PC-exclusive gaming childhood (my parents would never get me a console), though I never played the first one. It sure made not being able to play any of the other Sonics aside from CD (at least till I got hold of the Mega Collection for PC they put out) less painful. It'd be pretty sweet if we were getting a new one or an update.
^ Sonic and knuckles (Sonic 3, Sonic and Knuckles, Sonic 3 and Knuckles) collection says hello from my childhood. In fact I reccomend you guys tracking it down. The midi music sounds much better in some parts of the game(s) than the original genesis game(s)
 9 Known Unknown, Fri, 17th Dec '10 10:45:48 PM from Here. There. Everywhere.
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I once got a Sega collection that included S Onic CD, Sonic 3 and Knuckles (music was terrible), Vectorman, Vectorman 2, Shining Force 2, and

Apparently, the sheer mass of memory drain from installing/playing it was the beginning of a downward spiral that that computer never truly recovered from.
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 10 Ralphrius, Sat, 18th Dec '10 12:28:40 AM from Neo-Holland
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I kind of have the feeling that nobody remembers JJ 1, but when they're being nostalgic, they're thinking about JJ 2. And rightly so, JJ 2 was amazing.
Rbx5
The one I got had all the Sonic games up through Sonic CD, plus Sonic R and the Sega Collection, which included awesome stuff like Vectorman 1/2. I wonder where they all went...
 12 Known Unknown, Sat, 18th Dec '10 6:37:09 PM from Here. There. Everywhere.
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Sounds like you had the same one as me.
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Rbx5
Guess so. Good times, Good times. Even if Sonic R was the only one I ever beat :P
 14 Jack Mackerel, Sat, 18th Dec '10 8:52:45 PM from SOME OBSCURE MEDIA
I remember liking the first and second, and being unimpressed by the GBA game.
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I should fire up Jazz Jackrabbit it DOSBox sometime. I really overdue for another playthrough of the original. I just hope I can remember where all the secret levels are...
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 16 Fawriel, Mon, 20th Dec '10 1:29:59 AM from the bottom of my heart Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
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The second one had a lot of amazing qualities, though also some glaring weaknesses in terms of engine and difficulty. The engine likes to get you stuck in walls, and the easiness is basically inherent in the game and is hard to get rid of even in custom levels without abusing Fake Difficulty, what with how you've got 5 hearts, a gun with infinite ammo and fast shots and almost all your enemies are slow, die quickly and have no AI.

It's also kinda ridiculous how Jazz is worse than Spaz in just about every way.

That said, I love the game for its style, fun basic gameplay, potential for creativity and amazing soundtrack, and it was pretty much my gateway to the internets, for better or for worse.

Never mind. It's a twin-stick shooter for the iPod. What a blasphemy. :(
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 18 Known Unknown, Mon, 16th May '11 11:53:25 AM from Here. There. Everywhere.
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Sadly, the Abandonware version of JJ 2 that's everywhere doesn't have all the content and, in fact, is missing the exit to one of the levels, requiring you to skip both it and the level that comes directly after it. A damn shame, cause from the soundtrack that level's music sounds awesome.

edited 16th May '11 11:54:53 AM by KnownUnknown

"My final prayer: O my body, always make me a man who questions!" — Frantz Fanon
Sonic 3 and Knuckles (music was terrible),

Oh, dear. You seriously crossed the line saying that Known.

edited 31st Aug '14 12:24:28 AM by AfroWarrior27

 20 maxwellelvis, Sun, 31st Aug '14 7:08:57 AM from undisclosed location Relationship Status: In my bunk
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He means the PC port, where the music was replaced with MID Is and any song that had sampling in it was removed. So no Ice Cap Zone, no mid-boss and Knuckles themes, no Launch Base Zone, and everything else sounded weightless and blah. I know, I have that version.

edited 31st Aug '14 7:10:24 AM by maxwellelvis

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You don't know how badly I was thinking that a thread this old getting bumped was making me hope there was some new news.

You know. Besides that terrible iPhone game.

...Seriously, making a decent 2D Jazz reboot would probably cost about half of what the average Gears of War sequel takes in development costs.

edited 31st Aug '14 8:11:49 AM by Bobinator

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 22 blackcat, Sun, 31st Aug '14 8:19:15 AM Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
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