Permalink LGR plays Jazz Jackrabbit Holiday Hare '94 December 16th 2014

Source: YouTube

We have seen Lazy Game Reviews in the past before with his Jazz Jackrabbit 1 and Jazz Jackrabbit 2 reviews. So naturally LGR would play JJ Holiday Hare ’94 at some day during the Holiday season! Enjoy watching.


Permalink Twenty Years of Holiday Hare December 15th 2014

Source: Epic MegaNews #6

A cool winter setting with ice caves and snow-covered pines.
All of your favorite Christmas tunes played to a rocking electric guitar beat!
Total arcade mayhem as Jazz goes up against ice monkeys, bulldogs, demons, and much more!

Released December 15, 1994, Holiday Hare ’94 took place entirely on a single planet—Holidaius—but with a different palette for each level, a technique that JJ1 hadn’t used before (although JJ2 would run it into the ground). It also used a different set of enemies in each level, with the unfortunate side effect of showing the Now Approaching screen three times more than necessary.

HH94’s festive remix soundtrack and its free distribution have given it some life of its own outside of the Jazz Jackrabbit series, among people throwing together lists of Christmas-themed video games, and it featured the series’ only ingame-sprite-based cutscene. Unfortunately, it also brought back the hand enemies from Stonar, but nothing’s perfect…

With Hanukkah to begin in about 24 hours (adjust for time zone), this twentieth anniversary seems as good a time as any to wish you all a Happy Holidays from J2O. And if you don’t have HH94 yet, download it free today!


Permalink Twenty Years of Jazz 1 CD December 2nd 2014

Source: Epic MegaNews #5

twenty years and a few days, but the admin tools were broken until now
November 28, 1994 marked the unveiling of Jazz Jackrabbit CD, with its… well, I’ll let Epic do the enumerating:

Original 6 episodes, plus 3 new episodes!
Original 6 ending animations, plus 3 new ones.
9 new Bonus Stages, for a grand total of 27.
27 new levels, for a grand total of 81 (WOW!)
New BONUS option to play just the 3D bonus stages!

I’m sure there’s room for disagreement, but the CD planets include some of my favorites in the game, particularly Industrius. These later tilesets are more detailed, and the levels have more advanced use of the engine. Does that make the overall looks or layouts better? You tell me.

We’ve got another twenty year mark coming up in just under two weeks, but for now, JJ1CD is the game of the land! Fire up those DOSBoxes, mates.


Permalink Deadline extended! November 17th 2014

Source: JCF thread

You may have been working on an entry to my treasure contest, and thought it’s too late. Well, in fact it’s not quite yet, since I extended the deadline to November the 25th!

The thread is right here, incase you missed it.

I’m also hosting a LRS server soon. It won’t be dedicated, however.

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Permalink The treasure contest has begun! October 3rd 2014

Source: JCF thread

And if I get at least 2 quality entires, there will be a 2nd place prize of 12! Infact, It had begun a few days ago, I was just lazy about posting it.

Here’s the thread. The deadline is November the 15th, and a few new rules have been added.

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Quick news bit:

The website has been unreachable a lot over the past few days due to heavy traffic. I have increased our server's capacity and everything seems back to normal now. Apologies for the inconvenience! Stijn

Permalink Want to take part in a treasure level making contest? September 17th 2014

Source: JCF thread

That’s right, a contest for the forgotten official gamemode. And you could win real money! However, this won’t happen without your input.

You can also find more information on this thread here.

The poll will last for two weeks, so get voting!

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Permalink Nick Stadler visits JCF, offers JJ2 artwork for sale September 14th 2014

Source: JCF thread

In the wake of the Jazz Jackrabbit Revival Kickstarter fiasco, none other than original Jazz Jackrabbit 2 artist Nick Stadler just visited (and posted on) our forums!

Basically you should just go read his post, but what it comes down to is that he’s found a stack of old JJ2 artwork (the hand-drawn originals) and will be offering them up for sale soon. Included are for example the originals for the Time Warp comic and the game’s box art.

So if you’re interested in getting your hands on those originals, do go visit the thread. Nick says he’ll post some scans/photos too soon, so keeping an eye on the thread for the next few weeks might be useful.


Permalink POLLLLLLL September 10th 2014

Best crossover idea?
Bowser with a Bandana 7 votes (17%)
Solid Snake with a Spinkick 5 votes (12%)
Bulbasaur with a Buttstomp 10 votes (25%)
Toad with a Trigger Crate 5 votes (12%)
Frogger with a Fourteen-Carrot Diamond Ring 13 votes (32%)
Total votes: 40

I have no idea how he’s gonna cross the road with that huge ring. Still, the people have spoken. Get on it, Violet!

Fairly mundane question this time, but I’m interested in the answer nonetheless. The downloads section has arguably always been the most important part of our site (together with the JCF), but uploads have slowed down lately. Are you still keeping up with the newest levels and tilesets?


Permalink Ballistic Bunny remix is out September 3rd 2014

Source: JCF thread

As a (slightly belated) gift to the community for Jazz’s 20th anniversary, our household composer DoubleGJ and his band have released a delicious small remix album: Ballistic Bunny.

It is a remix EP consisting of remixes of (you guessed it) the Ballistic Bunny planets from Jazz 1: Letni, Technoir, and Orbitus. With a bonus track, even!

(…) there’s 4 tracks. The EP includes an original composition “in the style of” – a song for a mockup of a planet, a robot assembly compound hidden on a highly unstable volcanic planet which I dubbed Lavalon.

Listen to Ballistic Bunny HERE!


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