Holiday Hare '18

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Level designers (by level order): Jelly Jam, PT32, Archon, Primpy, happygreenfrog, Slaz, Loon, PurpleJazz. Smoke provided the custom enemies script. Episode artwork by TurkoJAR, color reduced by Seren. Special thanks to all music composers, tileset makers and sprite rippers.
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HH18_Ending.j2l Season's Greetings 1.97 kB 19 Jan 2019
HH18_Guardian-MLLE-Data-1.j2l MLLE Extra Data 2.87 kB 19 Jan 2019
HH18_Guardian-MLLE-Data-2.j2l MLLE Extra Data 2.62 kB 19 Jan 2019
HH18_Guardian.j2l Frigid Fortress 6.23 kB 19 Jan 2019
HH18_level01-MLLE-Data-1.j2l MLLE Extra Data 10.03 kB 19 Jan 2019
HH18_level01.j2l Penguinvasion 17.58 kB 20 Jan 2019
HH18_level02-MLLE-Data-1.j2l MLLE Extra Data 15.15 kB 19 Jan 2019
HH18_level02.j2l Tipplenborough 46.68 kB 19 Jan 2019
HH18_level03.j2l Cold Paw 12.58 kB 19 Jan 2019
HH18_level04-MLLE-Data-1.j2l MLLE Extra Data 4.87 kB 19 Jan 2019
HH18_level04.j2l Under The Weather 13.57 kB 20 Jan 2019
hh18_level05-MLLE-Data-1.j2l MLLE Extra Data 3.77 kB 19 Jan 2019
HH18_level05.j2l Breaking Out 10.64 kB 19 Jan 2019
HH18_level06.j2l Toyed Badlands 19.39 kB 19 Jan 2019
HH18_level07-MLLE-Data-1.j2l MLLE Extra Data 39.45 kB 19 Jan 2019
HH18_level07-MLLE-Data-2.j2l MLLE Extra Data 24.28 kB 19 Jan 2019
HH18_level07.j2l Pikitia Ara 62.10 kB 19 Jan 2019
HH18_save01.j2l Save your game 2.36 kB 06 Jan 2019
HH18_save02.j2l Save your game 2.36 kB 06 Jan 2019
HH18_save03.j2l Save your game 2.36 kB 06 Jan 2019
HH18_save04.j2l Save your game 2.36 kB 06 Jan 2019
HH18_save05.j2l Save your game 2.36 kB 06 Jan 2019
HH18_save06.j2l Save your game 2.36 kB 06 Jan 2019
HH18_save07.j2l Save your game 2.36 kB 06 Jan 2019
Aztec2.j2t Aztec 2 401.51 kB 16 May 2018
BioWinter.j2t BioWinter 128.35 kB 02 Sep 2017
Blizzard Night.j2t Blizzard Night 116.80 kB 17 Jul 2010
CandionV.j2t CandionV 161.48 kB 31 Dec 2016
Castle2.j2t Castle 2 209.44 kB 14 May 2015
Credits.j2t E.E.H Ending Credits 103.21 kB 09 Mar 2018
Frozen Battle X3.j2t Frozen Battle X3 59.99 kB 02 Dec 2018
HH18_level01.j2t Penguinvasion 401.43 kB 18 Jan 2019
HolidaiusN.j2t JJ1 Holidaius Night 72.97 kB 05 Mar 2003
HolidaiusStorm.j2t Holidaius Storm 214.02 kB 20 Jan 2007
hoteldeluxefix.j2t Hotel Deluxe (fix) 147.73 kB 09 Mar 2018
IC - Diamondus1.j2t IC - Diamondus1 273.16 kB 03 Apr 2011
ld ice.j2t LD Ice 16.17 kB 11 Nov 2018
LomatLn.j2t Scorpio Key (Loon Edit) 521.58 kB 03 Sep 2018
Lowaa.j2t Rage of Aquarius 211.89 kB 16 Aug 2018
Odyssey01.j2t Odyssey 01 120.00 kB 07 Mar 2017
SnowotusV3.j2t SnowotusV3 564.29 kB 17 Dec 2018
top secret ][ 2.j2t Top secret ][ 2 95.53 kB 02 Mar 2018
XMas 1 Feaw.j2t Holiday Morning Feaw 239.60 kB 17 Jul 2010
XMas 2 Feaw.j2t Holiday Day1 Feaw 239.58 kB 17 Jul 2010
XMas 4 Feaw.j2t Holiday Evening Feaw 239.54 kB 17 Jul 2010
XMas 5 Feaw.j2t Holiday Night Feaw 239.52 kB 23 Dec 2015
XMas 6 Feaw.j2t Holiday Candy Feaw 239.60 kB 17 Jul 2010
XMas 7 Feaw.j2t Holiday Candy v2 Feaw 239.61 kB 17 Jul 2010
HH18_Ending.j2as 1.69 kB 19 Jan 2019
HH18_Guardian.j2as 46.97 kB 19 Jan 2019
HH18_level01.j2as 4.53 kB 19 Jan 2019
HH18_level02.j2as 3.38 kB 20 Jan 2019
HH18_level03.j2as 3.64 kB 19 Jan 2019
HH18_level04.j2as 12.55 kB 19 Jan 2019
HH18_level05.j2as 3.07 kB 19 Jan 2019
HH18_level06.j2as 11.33 kB 19 Jan 2019
HH18_level07.j2as 6.14 kB 19 Jan 2019
HH17Enemies.asc 29.16 kB 30 Dec 2017
HH18savegems.asc 4.42 kB 19 Jan 2019
HH18Smoke.asc 51.00 kB 30 Dec 2018
IceKnight.asc 22.39 kB 06 Jan 2019
Jazz1Enemies v03.asc 58.52 kB 25 Dec 2017
MLLE-Include-1.4.asc 9.55 kB 19 Jan 2019
TrueColor.asc 27.30 kB 02 Apr 2017
Jazz1Enemies_Diamondus_TurtleGoon.bmp 57.47 kB 08 May 2018
Jazz1Enemies_Nippius_SkatePen.bmp 9.16 kB 10 Dec 2017
Jazz1Enemies_Nippius_SnowGoon.bmp 19.39 kB 10 Dec 2017
HH18E1.j2a 75.01 kB 30 Dec 2018
Jazz1Enemies v03.j2a 42.34 kB 10 Dec 2017
SExmas.j2a 13.38 kB 27 Dec 2017
HH18.j2e Holiday Hare 18 41.31 kB 19 Jan 2019
HH17_Balloon.wav 98.78 kB 24 Dec 2018
HH17_Crow.wav 160.37 kB 24 Dec 2018
HH17_Glass1.wav 204.09 kB 19 Dec 2017
HH17_lowind.wav 438.07 kB 25 Jun 2017


Music can be found here.

Special thanks to TurkoJAR for the artwork, to see more of him click here

Better late than never, huh?

Follow up to Holiday Hare 17.

Devan is trying to take over Carrotus by plunging into a new ice age using his weather control machine to create ferocious snowstorms. Will you be able to stop him?!

If you missed the music download link, Music can be found here.

Enjoy! And merry belated Christmas :)

Super fast changes 19/1:
Added Jazz1Enemies_Nippius_SkatePen.bmp
Added Jazz1Enemies_Nippius_SnowGoon.bmp
Updated first level to the latest version (HH18_level01.j2l , HH18_level01-MLLE-Data-1.j2l)
Updated HH18Smoke.asc to the latest version
Updated HH18_level01.j2l, HH18_level01.j2as Now you start with infinite lives in the first level, also saves gems properly now from level to level.


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User Reviews (Sort by Helpful Index or Date Posted) Average: 6.3

Review by cooba

21 Jan 2019, 22:56
Carrot Juice Addict (318 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings112 Featured reviews31 Average helpfulness85%

I’ve only properly played through the first three so far, but I am very impressed, especially by level 2 which I thought really captured the spirit of the original HH98 levels and built upon it, using the 20 years of JCS history that followed.

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Not recommendedReview by DynamiteK

1 Jul 2019, 02:24 (edited 1 Jul 19, 02:30)
CTF Bug (2 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings2 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness20%

I know I’m over half a year late with this review but I only recently came across this sequel. So, I’m glad to see you guys put in the effort to bash out a another mod, hopefully it’s better, right?

LEVEL 01 – Penguin Invasion:

Good Points:

- Compared to last year, Holiday Hare 2018 has a FAR easier opening map. For one thing, It’s not filled with cheap enemy placements, buggy mechanics and horrible checkpoint placements. The extra health mechanic is a great idea and makes you have extra HP as your run continues. Neat touch and finally gives the gems some usage!

- DAMN That’s a gorgeous opening song! I love it!

Bad Points:

- The springs inside the wooden boxes near the big beige gate for some reason disappear which means you can be trapped very easily. [Seems to be fixed after I re-added the mod?]

LEVEL 02 – Tipplenborough:

Good Points:

- Technically not a plus for this map but the extra health boost mechanic DOES carry over fore every level. Good idea. :)

- The music is quite cheery and upbeat. I like it. :)

Bad Points:

- Due to the new health mechanic, carrots are surprisingly hard to come by here which is a problem even on easy. Most of my damage is because of the robot penguins being in awkward spots to hit and the fact their shots bounce.

- Some parts of the map are hard to tell when it should be in the background and the foreground. Some trees can be landed on that look more in the foreground whereas other trees are clearly in the background can also be landed on, this is a little confusing.

- The building in the cave couldn’t be destroyed for the longest time but after like 3-4 attempts it all of a sudden allows me to break down the door? That’s rather buggy…

- The new ghost summoning enemy is quite a pain to deal with, especially since the small ghosts he spawns can move at lightning speeds.

LEVEL 03 – Cold Paw:

Good Points:

- The music is fine but nothing to write home about.

Bad Points:

- Way. Too. Dark. Seriously I can’t see what I am doing half the time.

- The hands that come out of the ground to swipe at you really aren’t easy to tell where they are again due to how dark the level is. This is Jazz 2, Not DooM 2.

LEVEL 04 – Under The Weather:

Good Points:

- The freezing mechanic sure is original and a nice touch to get you to keep pushing on rather than dawdle about.

Bad Points:

- The speed at which the heat gauge decreases is a little harsh if you prefer to stay alive (like on Turbo).

- The bouncy snowman enemies really don’t help with the already wonky enemy designs.

- Music really isn’t this level’s strongest point. Fairly bland.

LEVEL 05 – Breaking Out:

Good Points:

- This is very much a fun map to play. Some enemies are annoying sure but WOW is this a breath of fresh air! If you want a GOOD map in this set, this one so far wins

- The cute small story here is quite adorable. :)

- Great soundtrack to go along with a great stage!

Bad Points:

- Ended with an access violation… GG.

- The miniboss at the end dies rather easily to the toaster…

LEVEL 06 – Toyed Badlands:

Good Points:

- None.

Bad Points:

- Extremely confusing layout!

- The song isn’t bad nor good. Just neutral. :l

LEVEL 07 – Pikitia Ara:

Good Points:

- Nothing.

Bad Points:

- HORRENDOUS map design. I got lost very easily.

- The song for this map really is bland and dull.

- From what I can tell, this map straight up lacks an exit. Good map design.

LEVEL 08 – Frigid Fortress:

Good Points:

- The final boss was fun to defeat and I do love the vortex-y background effect. Neat touch!

Bad Points:

- Unless bosses gain more health on higher difficulties, the final boss goes down fairly easily with a healthy dose of seekers and bouncers aimed straight up.

So the overall review:

I can see that you guys wanted to be more relaxed in your approach with HH’18 and I can see why, not every map pack needs to top the previous. My biggest issue here was how it was presented. This did feel rushed. The levels aren’t super well designed (level 7 comes to mind) and I did struggle quite often, even on easy difficulty. Whilst not as hard as HH’17 in some spots, HH’18 really needs polishing. Maybe add in a few more ammo types earlier on? Bouncers only started appearing by level 5, which is over half-way. Another thing I didn’t understand was, why was the music files separate? Without them the game is just mute.

Do I recommend it? Personally I recommend HH’17 over this and I blammed that one fairly harshly as well. If you want a good christmas map-pack I again recommend HH’98. It’s still better to run through.


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