The first thing before making a level is to find a betatester. You, level designer, aren’t able to see some little bugs. IMO. But back into topic:


When you’ve choice a tileset check it that it is good or not. There can be some masking/color trouble. Also choose a hard-to-build tileset only if you dare. If it haven’t enough eyecandy (see 3.) tiles, trash it. And don’t use overused tilesets. I’m talking here about Diamondus, Carrottus and Tube Electric. Including night versions. Do them just in levelpacks. But better see at the mixes of tilesets, type for Dreary Diamondus, Thermal K.1 and… it’s all :D


Anyone’s worst nightmare is to receive in review this communicate: “Bad enemy placement” or other. But that is a trouble. You don’t know is the crushable ledge above spikes a good place to place some food or gems. (In this case it’s good to make it as I writed.) Place them in original places! For example, when rabbit must jump from-to swinging platforms, place flying enemy between them. Type for Raven between Boll Platforms in Damñ. And beware to don’t overuse items or foes! The placement is also thing about that is thing fitting to level. Electroblaster into Jungle , Tacos in Strawberry Tileset or Sparks in Medivo aren’t good ideas.

3 : EYECANDY (yum.)

Very important thing. If you make level ugly, you’ll receive ugly ratings. Type for… 1 >D As I mentioned in 1., search for tilesets with eyecandy tiles. Type for Where Bad Rabbits Go, Inferno, Town House, JJ1 Scraparap. And don’t overuse these tiles though. It’s hard to place them perfectly (not too little and not too small.)


This F*censored*ED thing does that level can be rated onto 9 or 10! Every official tileset has a some hidden abilities. Moving up-down spikeended trees in Jungle or Diamondus, animated trigger-blocks in.. every tileset and 3D landscapes in Tube Elecric (ask Danyel). Non-original level is linear level. Linear levels are bad. If you want to make a path, place something snare. Type for Hotel-Maze in Evilville (by myself, BTW). Suckertube maze in Tomb Rabbit or NIP. Flying with airboard in room with invisible warps in RHG:TF.


Sadly, they’re not appearing in many of JJ2 levels. I’m just looking for one person that are doing levels with some funny stuff. Except for Cliff Bleszinski with these text strings from episode Flashback. But nobody too. Place here, and you MAY receive good ratings. Look for Dopefish in Evilville.

6 : STORY.

Do something with levels. Trip for evil Devan is boring. Do something original, type for Jungle Rabbit by Satan or Evil Clones by destroy. They’ve good stories.

And here I must finish this article due to incoming lunch :D


blurredd on December 06, 2003 05:00

I would think finding a beta-tester is one of the things to do <i>after</i> making a level. And who says linear levels have to be bad? That’s where the challenge lies.

JelZe on December 07, 2003 05:00

I think she meant levels that are nothing more than a straight line with enemies and goodies (I may have to adjust my meaning of “linear” myself…). And believe me BlurredD, even you will find those dull. :P

- JelZe GoldRabbit =:3

JelZe on December 07, 2003 05:00

I’d say it’s the other way around: when level are like a straight horizontal line, like this ———————————-, then they’re boring.

- JelZe GoldRabbit =:3

P.S. Cooba, you may want to work on your english some, some things don’t make sense.

cooba on December 07, 2003 05:00

One thing JelZe, what you said: “she” ?!

Of course that I DON’T mean levels that aren’t more than a straight line blablabla. Levels are linear when they’re BORING, don’t you mean it??

cooba on December 07, 2003 05:00

Ow. Langua englisza wery harda.

Stijn on December 08, 2003 05:00

Ow. Praat Engels zodat ik je begrijp.

cooba on December 08, 2003 05:00


Sacrush on December 09, 2003 05:00

ehm is my Jungle story good!!!!
Thanks Cooba.

Ron97 on December 12, 2008 23:27

I think that \“trip for evil Devan\” is not boring in SP levels if you make something good to fit in it…. Like me… (just kidding,my level with that are not good)

Eliot Kovach on July 19, 2010 03:26

How do I actually, make levels? I have some level editor in my JJ2 folder, but my sister and I used it a while ago on her computer and messed up the game totally. So, with what program do I actually make my own levels? Where can I find it and how can I download it. Thank you. :)