Do you know the cheat code "doom"? That cheat code gives you stronger enemies. Interestingly, this is a reference to the 1993 game, "DOOM" by id Software. Id might have tried to sue Epic.
One of the game's weapons is the LFG-2000, which is obviously a spoof of Doom's BFG-9000 weapon. Little Freakin' Gun?
CHARACTER PROFILES -- WHO'S WHO
Weight: 90 lbs.
Favorite Food: Carrot Pizza
Favorite Book: Watership Down
Motto: "When you're a little rabbit, carry a BIG gun!"
Weight: 163 lbs.
Favorite Food: Asparagus
Favorite Book: How to Make Friends and Kill Rabbits
Motto: "Rabbits are lousy!"
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:
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:
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:
Weight: One Hundred and something
Favorite Food: Anything in a cardboard container
Favorite Book: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Robert Allen, musician:
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".
"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.
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.
Do you know the cheat code "apogee"?,good laugh at them,right? Well,if you have version 1.3,then you can't use this code.I can only guess that apogee complained about this... they might even tried to sue epic,who knows?
A stand alone episode for Jazz Jackrabbit called "Jazz Jackrabbit X-mas Edition" (also known as "Jazz Jackrabbit Holiday Hare 1995") was released as public domain, hence it is freely available for download on numerous shareware/freeware gaming sites.