Jazz 1: Twin Mega Battleships v 2.0

Date uploaded:
2 Apr 2003 at 07:00 (Minor update on 21 Jan 2009)

Download details

Re-upload/Edit Download
>CelL< (More uploads by >CelL<)
Tileset conversion
Beta testing done by RagE, FireSworD, BlurredD and Enigma.
j1Battleships.zip (153.31 kB)

File contents

bsexample.j2l Battleships 2.77 kB 29 Mar 2003
j1Battleshipsv2.j2t Jazz 1: Battleships v2 52.97 kB 29 Mar 2003
Battleships.s3m hip2 134.20 kB 08 May 2000


An update of my first Jazz1 conversion. I fixed the colors, which were sorta off up in the original version. I’ve also fixed the animations from the original and added new animations and tiles, making the set more then twice as big (I think) as the old one. I think I got all the tiles from the original Jazz1 world this time, but if I missed something, feel free to contact me about it.


You must log in to tag this file!

User Reviews (Sort by Helpful Index or Date Posted) Average: 8

Review by American

Posted more than 19 years ago
I might as well work here (708 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings577 Featured reviews5 Average helpfulness85%

I’m not a huge conversion fan, but this is a fairly good one, and definitely an improvement over the original version of this tileset.

MISSING TILES: I could not find anything that was missing. It all seems to be here. Well done, CelL.
Pros: Everything seems to be here, although I am no expert at JJ1.
Cons: None.
Rating: 9.2

ANIMATIONS: Although I have a very limited experience regarding Jazz 1 and tileset conversions, I think the fireball in this tileset is supposed to be animated. Other than that, I think it is all there.
Pros: Almost all there.
Cons: Isn’t the fireball supposed to be animated?
Rating: 8.5

COLORS: Great looking. Well converted. Nicely done.
Pros: Great conversion of colors. Looks quite spiffy.
Cons: None to speak of.
Rating: 9.0

ADDED TILES: Conversions never seem to do well in this category, and I wonder why. Regardless, there are some things added: blocks, vines (which look awful), poles (ripped), signs (JJ1), and sucker tubes (miniature versions of the others). I think that is it, although I don’t know all that much about JJ1. Good in this category, but still disappointing. There is no harm in adding tiles, especially good ones.
Pros: Some things were added.
Cons: Quite a few things still are missing, and some of what is there is either ripped or looks pretty bad.
Rating: 7.0

MASKING: I got stuck a few times during testing, but not enough to have any major problems. The CPU thing was a bit messed up, but otherwise, well done.
Pros: It looks good.
Cons: CPU needs work, and a few small other inconsistincies do, as well.
Rating: 7.5

OVERALL (not an average): Definitely better than the original conversion and good overall. While it is not perfect and does suffer from the problems of many other conversions, it overall is quite nicely done. Good job, CelL.
Pros: Converted well.
Cons: While the conversion is pretty much perfect, the added tiles and JJ2 compatibility is a tad lacking.
Rating: 7.7

Bugs: B+
Eyecandy: B+
Background Eyecandy: N/A
Foreground Eyecandy: N/A
Masking: B+
Tile Variaty: B+
Tiles Included: B+
Quality: A -
Conversion Strength: A
Added Tiles: B
Masking Conversion: B+



- Trafton

1 of 1 users found this a good review. Did you? Yes/No

Review by Waz

Posted more than 19 years ago
Turtle Goon (68 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings68 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness75%

Cool set.

I don’t know if it’s a good conversion since I don’t have Jazz1, but I like this.

A 7.5

0 of 0 users found this a good review. Did you? Yes/No

Review by JelZe

Posted more than 19 years ago
Spaz Slackrabbit (136 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings98 Featured reviews7 Average helpfulness86%

Ok, I’ll review this decently for heaven’s sake…unlike Waz just did…

It seems space tilesets are becoming famous again (or still are), it’s Jazz 1 Battleships (for the fanatics, it’s the last episode’s last world).

Well, everything from the old Jazz 1 game is there, plus some extra stuff, like poles and destructable blocks. CelL could have at least added a conveyor belt, since it’s a technical set. O, did I forget to mention the grey/blue planet for in the background? (actually it’s Scraparap’s moon)
O, CelL also put in an example, poorly made though. It doesn’t show what you can really do with the set.

Masking is ok, no bumps, just straight. And of course messages hidden in the masks are there, though less than previous ones. I’ll name them here:
- “foo” in one of the golden barrels
- a spider in the wall next to the Central CPU
- “hi” in the star block
- the location of the world in Jazz 1
- a bicycle in the fire of the engines

Like all Jazz 1 tilesets, this set is blocky, which makes it pretty easy to use. And the eye candy is pretty basic, as always with JJ1 tilesets.

Well, what can I say? A decent conversion by CelL. I don’t have a scorelist (too lazy! :P), so I’ll just give it a 7.7 for now.

- JelZe GoldRabbit

0 of 0 users found this a good review. Did you? Yes/No

Review by Blackraptor

Posted more than 19 years ago
Way better than Aiko (862 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings464 Featured reviews35 Average helpfulness92%

Well, my 350th review…

Anyways, its been a while till CelL made a conversion.

What I can see is that this is a newer version of the previous Battle ships conversion cell made.
The tileset remake is alright, I would definately prefer it than the older version. Some added on tiles here and stuff. Though it still could of had some more stuff, Its currently fine the way it is. Easy to use, and color is good. I dont feel like writing a long review on this, so Ill give it a 7.7 and a download recc.

Anyways, to extend the content of my review I will point out some things I liked in this conversion. -Great Texture in those fires -Well made arrows -Destruct blocks fit the theme and look cool -Some things looked nice and all.
……..Hmmm….my status hasnt changed…I thought surely…oh well.[This review has been edited by Blackraptor]

0 of 0 users found this a good review. Did you? Yes/No

Review by Violet CLM

Posted more than 19 years ago
I might as well work here (538 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings280 Featured reviews26 Average helpfulness90%

First of all, JelZe, if you think all JJ1 tilesets are blocky, you have much to learn.
Now, Battleships was always one of my favorite JJ1 planets (though it’s not exactly a “planet”), and I was not paticularly pleased with CelL’s last conversion of it, so here’s hoping (I haven’t seen it yet) for a good job.

MISSING TILES: I can think of no tiles that this is missing. The various slopes, the grey pipes, it’s all there.
Pros: All there.
Cons: None.
Rating: 9.0

ANIMATIONS: The animations would seem to all be there, too, and I don’t think they’re missing any frames (though of course I could be wrong).
Pros: Almost all there.
Cons: I think the fireball is supposed to be animated.
Rating: 8.5

COLORS: The colors look great. I don’t see any color bleaching or anything of the kind, and CelL seems to have overcome the multiple-palette problem.
Pros: Everything looks great.
Cons: None to speak of.
Rating: 9.0

ADDED TILES: Conversions often seem to fail in this category. CelL has added blocks (a mixture between stuff already in the tileset and the JJ2 blocks), vines (icky icky), poles (stolen from JJ2), sucker tubes (smaller versions of the larger ones) and some signs (the JJ1 ones).
Pros: A decent amount of stuff is there.
Cons: No hooks, no belts, a lot of it is ripped, no spikes (a flame jet pointing up, maybe?).
Rating: 7.0

MASKING: The masking is all done well except for the CPU boss things, which should probably have a mask that you can shoot through but not walk through (so shooting has some effect). While other tiles in the tileset can presumably be used, it would be nice for the CPU back to be like that, instead of just a spider.
Pros: Everything looks pretty good.
Cons: CPU needs a little work, a few of the little tiny blocks seem a bit off, the fins are a little messed up.
Rating: 7.5

OVERALL (not an average): This is a rather good conversion which does great in getting the original tiles but not quite so good at making them into a tileset. I hope to see more conversions of this quality (well.. slightly better, actually) in the future.
Pros: Everything looks to be there, the colors are great, lots of animations, added tiles.
Cons: Some things ripped, some things missing, a few masking problems, a little confusing (the slopes in paticular) in a few places.
Rating: 8.5

0 of 0 users found this a good review. Did you? Yes/No

Review by Lark

Posted more than 19 years ago
Auto-Reviewing Zombie (493 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings373 Featured reviews10 Average helpfulness76%

This is really great. I was just making the first version of my Battleships level, and said, “Hey, shouldn’t there be a sprite for this?” Everything I said that about is fixed up. I didn’t see much of a difference in color though… The animations are also longer, and should be more smooth… I will definetely use this tileset in my next version of Battleships =)[This review has been edited by labratkid]

0 of 0 users found this a good review. Did you? Yes/No

RecommendedReview by PT32

3 Oct 2008, 19:37
Jazz Jackrabbit (203 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings171 Featured reviews4 Average helpfulness61%

Nice set, nice set. it does seem to have pretty much everything from JJ1, which makes me happy. Colors are accurate, anims are good as well, it’s a perfectly usable conversion.
I also likes how there was [of certain tiles] always several types of each tile to use. Using the same block over and over and over again never really goes over that well. But there’s plenty of variety, and I like it. Didn’t really like the example, but ah so what! DL this. BTW, what is the significance of the planet? It has nill to do with JJ1. That I know of.

0 of 0 users found this a good review. Did you? Yes/No

Review by DanX

Posted more than 19 years ago
Frog (12 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings12 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness0%

Very very good! Better than Battleship v1 :)

+New tiles
+Smoother animations
+Destruct blocks done very well

-still missing some stuff (and one thing from Battleships v.1)

Rating 8!
Keep up the good work.


0 of 1 users found this a good review. Did you? Yes/No

Post a review

You need to log in to post comments on this download.