Jazz Jackrabbit series
Group DescriptionJazz Jackrabbit
is a series of platform shooters designed by Cliff Bleszinski
and developed by Epic MegaGames
. The games have humorous undertones, featuring anthropomorphic animal characters alongside firearms and sci-fi elements. The titular character usually traverses a series of stages on his quest to defeat the antagonist, a turtle named Devon Shell.
Despite similarities to Sonic the Hedgehog
series, Jazz Jackrabbit
games are distinguished by their shooter mechanics. Jazz's basic weapon is a blaster with unlimited ammunition; heavier weapons such as flamethrower, freezing gun, and others can be found as well. One of Jazz's signature abilities is hovering in the air using his ears.