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DescriptionJazz Jackrabbit is the PC world's answer to Sonic the Hedgehog. In this platform game, Jazz, the hero of the rabbit planet Carrotus, must rescue the beloved rabbit princess, Eva Earlong, and defeat the leader of the turtle terrorists, Devan Shell, traveling to different planets to gather clues concerning Eva's whereabouts while liberating them from Shell's tyranny.
The similarity to Sonic the Hedgehog manifests itself in Jazz's uncanny speed, and the fact it increases the more he runs. However, the rest of the gameplay mechanics are different. The game is primarily a shooter, meaning that in order to defeat his enemies, it's not enough for Jazz to jump over their heads. Jazz starts with a blaster, but during the course of the game acquires other weapons, such as grenade launcher, flamethrower, TNT, etc. Jazz can also pick up various power-ups, including a force shield, a hoverboard that allows him to float in the air, a bird that will fight on Jazz's side, and others.
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Trivia"Jazz Jackrabbit" has six episodes with only the first episode in shareware version. You could buy Episodes 1-3 or Episodes 4-6 and both together. Registered versions has a color Jazz manual. Some also included a comic book and free bonus disk.
Those episode and stage titles:
Episode 1: Turtle Terror!
Stages - Diamondus, Tubelectric and Medivo.
Episode 2: Ballistic Bunny
Stages - Letni, Technoir and Orbitus.
Episode 3: Rabbit's Revenge
Stages - Fanolint, Scraparap and Devan's Megairbase.
Episode 4: Gene Machine
Stages - TurTemple, Nippius and JungRock.
Episode 5: The Chase is On!
Stages - Marbelara, Slugion and Dreempipes.
Episode 6: The Final Clash
Stages - Pez-Rox, Crysilis and Twin Mega Battleships.
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Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2156) added Jazz Jackrabbit (DOS) on Feb 24, 2000