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Jazz Jackrabbit (DOS)

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Trivia

Characters

CHARACTER PROFILES -- WHO'S WHO
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Jazz Jackrabbit:
Height: 3'1"
Weight: 90 lbs.
Favorite Food: Carrot Pizza
Favorite Book: Watership Down
Motto: "When you're a little rabbit, carry a BIG gun!"

Devan Shell:
Height: 2'4"
Weight: 163 lbs.
Favorite Food: Asparagus
Favorite Book: How to Make Friends and Kill Rabbits
Motto: "Rabbits are lousy!"

Eva Earlong:
Height: 3'9"
Weight: Won't tell
Favorite Food: Turnip Ice Cream
Favorite Book: My Secret Carrot Garden
Motto: "Take your time, Jazz."

Arjan Brussee, programmer of Jazz:
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 150 lbs.
Favorite Food: Any Pizza and Beer
Favorite Book: Neuromancer
Motto: "Owww...What a headache. I hate hangovers."

Cliff Bleszinski, designer of Jazz:
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 135 lbs.
Favorite Food: McDonald's
Favorite Book: Games and how to make them. (By him, coming soon!)
Motto: "Wake me at 4 PM, will you?"

Nick Stadler, Jazz animator:
Height: 5'11"
Weight: One Hundred and something
Favorite Food: Anything in a cardboard container
Favorite Book: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Motto: "What?"

Robert Allen, musician:
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 165 lbs.
Favorite Food: If it's processed, he'll eat it.
Favorite Book: None. Prefers music to reading.
Motto: "Well, it HAS to be! No one likes my music!"

--- from "The Jazz Jackrabbit Manual".

Christmas

If you play the game during the Christmas period (September to early January) the game gets a Christmas theme, with snowflakes falling on the main menu and several new backgrounds.

References

  • The cheat codes have a few references: apogee (16 bit colour mode) and doom (harder enemies). The Apogee code is not available in version 1.3.
  • One of the game's weapons is the LFG-2000, which is obviously a spoof of DOOM's BFG-9000 weapon.

Release

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.

Information also contributed by Fangusu, Garcia and Maw

Contributed by Itay Brenner (65) on Jun 26, 2001. [revised by : Patrick Bregger (119462)]. -- edit trivia