25 Years of Jazz Jackrabbit

1 Aug 2019 at 19:17
Epic MegaNews #3

Fasten your seatbelts for the ride of your life! JAZZ JACKRABBIT is coming towards you at light speed, and this little bunny carries a big gun. The evil turtle emperor Devan Shell has rabbitnapped the beloved princess Eva Earlong. Now he’s swiping all the goodies in the galaxy to support his plot of Galactic Rabbit Destruction! Lead the speedy Jazz on a wild treasure hunt spanning enormous areas jam-packed with major danger!
Jazz features ULTRA-FAST scrolling 256 color graphics, ROCKING Digital Audio with Surround Sound, and WHITE-HOT action from Epic MegaGames! Look out Sonic, this is one tough little bunny!

It’s been 25 years since the release of Jazz Jackrabbit 1 by Epic MegaGames (later Epic Games). 25 years ago today, we learned that when crisis strikes, the universe turns to one supehero… one of great strength and moral character… quick wit and inventiveness… incredible speed and flexibility… but most importantly… floppy ears and a big gun!!!

It’s time to party! Play some Jazz 1! Read some community history! Bake a cake in the shape of a rabbit! This is our day, and there are no wrong answers.

Downloads and other links:

Buy Jazz Jackrabbit from GOG

Jazz Jackrabbit shareware
Holiday Hare 1994 Freeware
Holiday Hare 1995 Freeware

Jazz 1 emulated in your browser
Open-Source remake of Jazz 1 for lots of platforms
AngelScript-based remake of Jazz 1 in JJ2+

Usermade Jazz 1 levels
Jazz 1 editing utilities: J1E, JJ1MOD, J1LES

Jazz 1 tilesets converted for use in Jazz 2
Jazz 1 shareware ported to Jazz 2
Jazz 1 shareware recreated from scratch using normal Jazz 2 tilesets
Unfinished, more extreme version of the same
Use most Jazz 1 enemies in your Jazz 2 levels

- Violet CLM


PT32 on 1 Aug 2019 at 23:54

Happy Birthday, Jazz! Thanks again for all the wonderful memories.

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