Jazz of the Jungle

Rating
8.8
Reviews:
3
Downloads:
135
Date uploaded:
8 Aug 2021 at 13:09 (Minor update on 11 Aug 2021)

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Author
Violet CLM (More uploads by Violet CLM)
Type
Single player
Credits
Additional tilesets by Jaws and Blade. FishFace edited from some Rayman enemy.
Version
TSF+ (This file requires JJ2+)
Satisfaction
N/A
Screenshots
Jazz-otJ.zip (1.46 MB)

File contents

Jazz-otJ.j2l Jazz of the Jungle 30.26 kB 10 Aug 2021
Amazont.j2t Amazon tileset 64.46 kB 21 Oct 2001
Aztec2.j2t Aztec 2 401.51 kB 26 Dec 2020
RaneforusV Pst.j2t RaneforusV Pst 191.09 kB 27 Jun 2010
FishFace.j2a 0.83 kB 07 Jul 2021
Jazz1Enemies v05.j2a 87.43 kB 07 Jun 2019
JotJDan.it Dan 496.18 kB 21 Dec 2009
Jazz-otJ.j2as 32.11 kB 10 Aug 2021
ArtificialArrow.asc 1.81 kB 18 Aug 2020
Jazz1Enemies v05.asc 93.17 kB 11 Jun 2019
Resize v11.asc 24.34 kB 03 May 2019
TrueColor v13.asc 45.08 kB 03 May 2019
JillYEAH.wav 225.05 kB 10 Aug 2021
MLLE-Include-1.5.asc 12.62 kB 10 Aug 2021

Description

Submission for Primpy’s contest. Based on the video game Jill of the Jungle, obviously. You’re a defenseless rabbit, maybe try being a bird instead, or some other animals, or just get yourself some weapons… all those options sound good to me. You don’t get to save the prince. Is this a metroidvania? I’m super tired so that’s all the description I’ve got. Good night.

Reupload: screenshots, tab key, reduced rock contrast, keys/locks drawn in front of water, various sound effects, locks more responsive, more easy/hard events, better fire rate, more leaves, minor localized tweaks

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Quick Reviews Average: 9.8

RecommendedPrimpy rated 9.5

A medium-sized level with an interesting character swapping gimmick. The level tileset is a bit hard on the eyes and you might get a little lost at times but other than those two nitpicks, it’s a fun and clever level. Recommended!

RecommendedDragusela rated 10.0

This is one of the best levels I ever played


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

RecommendedReview by Slaz

Posted:
18 Sep 2021, 23:41
Spaz Slackrabbit (115 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings51 Featured reviews10 Average helpfulness90%
Rating
8.0

A mildly scripted, non-linear SP level where you have to collect keys & gems to unlock doors. You also need to morph into different kinds of animals with unique abilities in order to pass certain areas. This involves some backtracking and memorization of points of interest to revisit, so I’d say it’s indeed a metroidvania albeit in a fairly basic form.

As a rabbit you’ll have the ‘boomerang’ weapon from Jill which is pretty fun to use (in hard mode you have to find a weapon first!). There’s also a spikeball weapon to be found that shoots diagonally and can break rocks. There’s plenty of enemies, some from JJ1 an others are (mostly) reskinned JJ2 enemies that follow their standard JJ2 behavior. And if you hate the (small) bees, then prepare yourself because they’ll be your true nemesis in this level!

Instead of carrots and hearts you have a health bar. Eating 8 apples equals 1 heart, and apples are aplenty so there’s always an opportunity to recover from mistakes. It’s nice to have infinite lives and the animal morph ‘icons’ you touch act as checkpoints too. Hard mode can be challenging but with these additions it still makes a relaxing experience.

All the eyecandy, especially the foreground birds, can be a bit distracting at first. It’s not immediately clear if animals are enemies or part of eyecandy tiles. I suggest looking at Jaws’ old Amazon tileset first before playing this level. :P

I managed to glitch once by escaping the waterfall right from the key gem as a piranha (swim against the upper left tile), but other than that it was a smooth experience. Level recommended!

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