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Jazz Jackrabbit (DOS)

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Description

Jazz 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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Jazz Jackrabbit DOS Select the Episode
Jazz Jackrabbit DOS Twin Mega Battleships
Jazz Jackrabbit DOS Nippius
Jazz Jackrabbit DOS Letni

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User Reviews

Great brain candy Maw (849) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars
Jazz might as well eat Sonic for lunch *Katakis* (37494) unrated
Very fun and very hard platformer Sir Gofermajster (481) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars
I could rabbit on forever... emmamomocat (30) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
The best of the console-wannabe platformers for the PC. James Hague (17) 3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars
Goodie! Tomer Gabel (4416) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

MikroBitti Nov, 1994 92 out of 100 92
Jeuxvideo.com Mar 18, 2011 18 out of 20 90
Pelit Jul, 1994 87 out of 100 87
The DOS Spirit Nov 25, 2005 5 out of 6 83
PC Joker Sep, 1994 79 out of 100 79
PC Player (Germany) Nov, 1994 70 out of 100 70

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Trivia

One of the game's weapons is the LFG-2000, which is obviously a spoof of Doom's BFG-9000 weapon. Little Freakin' Gun?

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Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2156) added Jazz Jackrabbit (DOS) on Feb 24, 2000