You may recall last month’s post about recordings of the live band performances of music from the Jazz Jackrabbit games. New videos were posted every Monday since then, and now the full playlist has been uploaded, with seven full performances:
The exhibit is still open until the end of this month, April 30th, at the National Games Museum in the Netherlands.
Better free up your weekend schedule if you haven’t already, as Jazz Jackrabbit 2’s 20th Anniversary Bash takes place this weekend, celebrating twenty great years since JJ2’s shareware demo was first released!
For those of you who don’t know, the Anniversary Bash is a special event in which a dedicated server is hosted over a period of few days with a pre-prepared list of 100 different Battle and CTF levels. This server will start with CTF levels, and will alternate gamemodes each day. There will likely be an event or two of another gamemode to mix things up at some point during the bash; let us know of anything you’d be interested in playing in the comments.
The bash server is due to start tomorrow (Friday April 6th) at approximately 17:00 GMT+1, and will conclude some time on the following Tuesday morning.
For now, you can download the level pack if you’d like to check out the levels in advance.
I hope to see you all there!
Source: This is violet, isn't it?
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Source: Stone Abyss
You may be familiar with Stone Abyss, a “scripted remake of original JJ2 story” that certainly is one of the better custom single player episodes uploaded in recent years. It started out as a small three-level pack, but has grown considerably in size and sophistication since it was first uploaded in 2014.
Now Bloody_Body has uploaded what might be the final (major?) update to his episode, bringing the total to 12 levels and tweaking the difficulty and mechanics a little as well. Sounds like this might be the definitive edition, so you owe it to yourself to give this a try if you haven’t yet. And also if you have, since chances are there have been some improvements and additions since you last played it.
Check the download page for the details and don’t forget to leave a review once you’ve played it!
Last month there was a Jazz Jackrabbit event in the National Games Museum in the Netherlands. With some suprising revelations such as a custom Jazz Jackrabbit 2 arcade machine but the event also hosted a cover band ‘Floppy Ears and the Big Guns’.
Ofcourse there are recordings of the LIVE music performances. The first of 7 video’s are now online and new ones will be added every Monday at 17:00!
Source: JJ2+ JCF Thread
Today (or yesterday, depending on your timezone) marks the release of the latest version of JJ2+, version 5.6.
Some highlights include:
The 20th anniversary of JJ2 is fast approaching, and what better way to celebrate it than another Anniversary Bash? Be sure to mark Friday 6th to Monday 9th April in your calendar, as this event is not one to miss!
All the information you need can be found by visiting the JCF thread.
Alexander Brandon (@FunkyRustic on Twitter) the guy that made the music for Jazz Jackrabbit 2 and the never released Jazz Jackrabbit 3D has released a remix version of the well known track ‘Labrat’ from JJ2. He released the new track “Back to the Lab” for his upcoming album “Just Fun Custom”; it was commissioned by community member sAlAmAnDeR.
You can find the track and listen to it here!
First, the previous poll:
|Battle||27 votes (57%)|
|Capture the Flag||20 votes (42%)|
|Total votes: 47|
That makes sense. There are significantly more Battle levels than CTF levels, after all, even if the ratio is not the same.
Next up let’s talk about playable characters. JJ2 has several of them already: Jazz, Spaz, and Lori, plus the frog and two different birds. But in today’s game climate maybe that’s not enough? Arjan and CliffyB’s Lawbreakers, for example, boasts eighteen different-ish characters. So if JJ2 added a new full-featured character, who should it be?
Eat your lima beans, Johnny.