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A good game for whole family Windows Sir Gofermajster (480)
A totally wacky platform game, fun for everyone! Windows Rensch (203)
Better than Jazz or Sonic, despite a few bugs Windows *Katakis* (38222)
A truly magnificent game. Windows Tomer Gabel (4349)
One of those few platformers that I actually enjoyed! Windows PimPamPet (89)
One of the best games on the PC. Windows Fa ke (5)
THE PC platform game to play. Windows Ryu (50)

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Critic Reviews

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WindowsAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault) (May 24, 1998)
Such an accomplished game deserves spirited accolades. Judging from the volume of enthusiastic mail I received in response to the preview, there are a lot of gamers out there looking forward to this title. It is nice when a game is more than worth the wait. If I were asked to come up with one word that describes Jazz Jackrabbit 2, it would be “finesse.” Smooth graphics, sumptuous art, perfectly refined gameplay, and a wonderful sense of character infuse every pixel. Action-based platform games have not sold well in recent years, not because we have lost interest, but because the people designing them had stopped making games worth playing. Epic MegaGames has created a perfect gem of a game, and I anticipate an energetic bolstering of the genre. So get out there, sharpen your skills, and meet me on the Internet for some hare-raising fun. As Jazz would say, “What are you waiting for?”
WindowsJeuxvideo.com (Jul 27, 2011)
Ce deuxième épisode est comme le premier Jazz Jackrabbit, c'est-à-dire excellent. En reprenant le gameplay de l'épisode précédant mais en y apportant quelques subtilités et surtout en ajoutant un mode multijoueur assez complet, Epic Games a sorti une suite digne de ce nom à cette licence aujourd'hui oubliée de certains. Son univers cartoonesque, son gameplay efficace et son multi font que Jazz Jackrabbit 2 mérite amplement d'être joué. Grâce à ce jeu, le lapin vert peut garder une fois de plus la tête haute face au plombier rouge et au hérisson bleu.
MacintoshJeuxvideo.com (Jul 27, 2011)
Ce deuxième épisode est comme le premier Jazz Jackrabbit, c'est-à-dire excellent. En reprenant le gameplay de l'épisode précédant mais en y apportant quelques subtilités et surtout en ajoutant un mode multijoueur assez complet, Epic Games a sorti une suite digne de ce nom à cette licence aujourd'hui oubliée de certains. Son univers cartoonesque, son gameplay efficace et son multi font que Jazz Jackrabbit 2 mérite amplement d'être joué. Grâce à ce jeu, le lapin vert peut garder une fois de plus la tête haute face au plombier rouge et au hérisson bleu.
WindowsGamePro (US) (Jan 01, 2000)
It all makes for solid old-school sidescrolling with modern graphics and multiplay. For platform-game fans, Jazz is the man.
MacintoshMac Gamer (1999)
Jazz Jackrabbit 2 has done a wonderful job in resurrecting the age of the 2D side-scroller. It combines great visuals, imaginative gameplay, and great audio into a package that's sure to please the gamers both old and young. In spite of its bug problems and horridly written manual, I would most definitely recommend this game to any household with children getting started on the computer. I would also recommend that everyone else at least go download the demo and give it a chance. This is a great game people: no 3D engines, no blood and guts, no nightmares of horrible mutilation; just a downright FUN game.
WindowsGameSpot (Aug 17, 1998)
Jazz Jackrabbit 2 is a shot in the arm of 2D gaming. With smooth control, two distinct characters to play, and some of the funniest and freshest 2D level designs, monsters, and power-ups since Earthworm Jim, fans of the traditional side-scrolling platform game will not be disappointed.
WindowsMega Score (Apr, 1998)
A Project Two Interactive, revelando um óptimo sentido de oportunidade, lançou um dois em um protagonizado por um coelho famoso.
WindowsPC Games (Germany) (Mar 04, 1998)
Bei Jazz Jackrabbit 2 gibt's nichts zu meckern. Flotte Grafiken, abwechslungsreiche Levels, eine fair ansteigende Lernkurve und noch dazu ein beherrschbarer Editor – das sollte jeden Hüpffreak zufriedenstellen. Technisch ist das einsteigerfreundliche Pandemonium zwar überlegen, doch für Profis und Mehrspieler-Fans ist der flotte Hase eine hervorragende Alternative.
WindowsPower Play (Mar, 1998)
Jan Jack Rabbit 2 macht einen Riesenspaß, allein, zu zweit, mit der ganzen Redaktion. Was epic da auf die Beine gestellt hat, ist einfach phantastisch! Das gute, alte JJR-Feeling ist wieder da, dazu noch hochauflösend, einfach zu steuern, mit super vielen Gags und Einfällen. Die Level sind riesig, liebevoll gestaltet und manchmal ganz schön haarig, aber nie unfair, und dadurch, daß manche Stellen nur mit bestimmtet Bewaffnung zu erreichen sind, kommen gar strategische Elemente auf. Es sind gerade die spielerischen Zutaten, die Jan Jack Rabbit 2 zu einem Muß für Jump‘n‘Run-Fans machen. Hier wurden Bestandteile anderer Spiele genial „zusammengeklaut“ und zu einem tollen Ganzen zusammengepackt. Sonic, Mario, Donkey Kong, alles was in 2D von sich reden machte, findet sich hier wieder und ergibt eine in sich runde Sache. Nicht lange überlegen, sondern zugreifen, Jazz spielen und glücklich werden!
MacintoshMacNN (Mar 26, 1999)
With fun, addicting gameplay, wonderful graphics, a great soundtrack and a full assortment of multiplayer options, Jazz Jackrabbit 2 is an excellent game for anyone with a desire for entertainment.
WindowsGameplay (Benelux) (Mar 31, 1998)
Jazz Jackrabbit 2 is een knap platformspel van de oude stempel, met mooie animaties, meerdere achter elkaar scrollende achtergronden en de nodige dosis humor. Origineel kan je het zeker niet noemen, maar dat hoeft natuurlijk ook niet altijd. Dit is typisch zo'n spel dat je meestal niet langer dan een uurtje speelt, maar waar je wel blijft naar teruggrijpen. Echt iets voor nostalgische platformfanaten.
WindowsPC Action (Mar 18, 1998)
Die putzigen Zeichentrick-Animationen, die gute Spielbarkeit und die vielen Levels machen Jazz 2 zu einem lustigen Zeitvertreib (Notiz am Rande: Obwohl der bescheuerte Spaz erstklassig rülpst und ganz tolle Faxen macht, mag ich den betont coolen Jazz lieber). Schade, daß die Figuren so extrem mickrig geraten sind. Und für Profis ist das Spiel zu einfach geraten. Alles in allem reicht's auch nicht für einen Innovationspreis.
WindowsPelit (Aug, 1998)
Jazz The Jackrabbit toisesta ei ole kestohitiksi, ei vaikka internet pursuaisi ilmaisia lisäkenttiä ja palvelimet pullistelisivat himokkaasta peliseurasta. Se ei myöskään missään vaiheessa innosta hurraa-huutoihin, mutta eipä se liene ollut pelintekijöiden tavoitekaan. Kelpo kierrätyksestähän tässä vain loppujen lopuksi on kyse.
WindowsGameStar (Germany) (Mar, 1998)
Nicht nur gesellige Karnickelfreunde werden an Jackrabbit ihren Spaß haben, obwohl die munter scrollende 2D-Grafik schon reichlich betagt aussieht. Das liegt in erster Linie an der rasanten Spieldynamik, die für Langeweile keinen Raum läßt. Klar, irgendwie waren die meisten Ideen schon mal da, aber die durchdachten Levels machen die Hasenhatz nie unfair. Lobend erwähnt sei die jederzeit aufrufbare Speicherfunktion. Gut haben mir auch die Multiplayer-Modi gefallen. Wenn Sie von einem Hüpf- und Springspiel keine Grafikwunder, dafür aber durchdesignte Levels erwarten, sollten Sie Jazz und Spaz ein Heim auf Ihrer Festplatte einräumen
MacintoshMacReactor (1999)
Overall, Jazz is a fun platformer that has many more strengths than weaknesses. For $30, it is a worthy addition to your drive and worth a play if you've been missing platform titles and are not Virtual PlayStationing yourself to death.
WindowsRetro Spirit Games (Feb 02, 2014)
Jazz Jackrabbit certainly isn't original - it unashamedly 'borrows' a large number of ideas from Sonic The Hedgehog - but it doesn't matter as it's an enjoyable romp. It’s certainly one of the better old school platformers on the PC, and shows that the system could hold its own in a genre usually dominated by Sega, Nintendo and Sony. As a bonus, Jazz Jackrabbit 2 also comes with the ability to load user made episodes and levels from the world select screen, meaning the game has potentially limitless entertainment value. A quick look online shows an active community, with new stages being uploaded in 2014, some 16 years after its original release.
WindowsCincinnati Enquirer (2000)
The game is simple, easy to master and somewhat repetitive. All of which leaves me wondering why I found the game so entertaining. I guess if you wait long enough, everything comes back in style. Well, I’m not sure if Jazz 2 is enough to send game designers scurrying back to their two-dimensional canvas. But, it certainly proves that the side scroller wasn't just a way station between Asteroids and Unreal. It was a solid gaming genre that, though dated, is still a lot of fun to play.
WindowsGamereactor (Denmark) (Apr 15, 1999)
På bundlinien, står Jazz Jackrabbit som et rimeligt godt og underholdende spil der har meget at tilbyde til alle aldersgrupper. Spillet sætter også en tyk streg under, at spil ikke nødvendigvis behøves at indeholde en masse vold og andet godt som det ellers er blevet kutyme i spilbranchen. Mæænnnn.... Efter min personlige mening skal man rimeligt hurtigt slå over på multiplayerfunktionen for ikke at lægge spillet på hylden efter de første baner er blevet gennemført.
WindowsComputer Games Magazine (Sep 04, 1998)
If you've never owned a console system or aren't already sick of the genre, Jazz 2 is as good a sampling of the genre as exists today on the PC. While it doesn't try to innovate like Oddworld, it can win you over with its unpretentious charms.
WindowsPC Joker (Mar, 1998)
Den alten Hasen unter den Spielern ermöglicht der integrierte Editor darüber hinaus die Erschaffung eigener Welten aus bis zu 32.736 x 32.736 Pixeln, komplett mit Parallaxscrolling in acht Ebenen, Teleportern und vorgefertigten Gegnersprites. Wer wagt da noch, über das etwas konventionelle Gameplay und die etwas altbackene 2D-Präsentation mit den etwas zu kleinen Spielfiguren und der wenig spektakulären Sounduntermalung zu klagen?
MacintoshMac Addict (Jun, 1999)
OK, so it's a sidescroller, and these days that seems old fashioned. But it works. The graphics are vivid and charming, the sound effects are cool, the music is upbeat—it's addictive fun. Jazz and Spaz seem to be geared more toward the teen and younger market than to hard-core players. So parents can relax: While there's violence aplenty, it's all of the harmless cartoon variety.
MacintoshmacHOME (Jun, 1999)
The graphics in Jazz 2 are just average. While it supports millions of colors, many of the graphics are so small that characters and enemies seem overly simplified. The quick-moving game took a few minutes to become accustomed to, with its tiny graphics and darting speed. The music is very well executed however, featuring CD-quality sound. If you've got some young kids in the household, Jazz 2 is a decent title for your PowerMac, but we older gamers have been there and we've done that.
MacintoshAppleLinks.Com (May 28, 1999)
Logicware's Jazz Jackrabbit 2 is a nice throwback to the 16 bit games of the early 90s. With its frantic, colorful action and constant barrage of noise and music, it seems that the only thing missing is the singsong "Sega" announced when the game's turned on. The developers took the nostalgic approach all the way to the splash screens, dressing up Jazz as Prince from his "Purple Rain" days (the Jackrabbit formerly known as Jazz?) and as Michael J. Fox ala "Back to the Future." Former Sega owners will also recall that Sonic's buddy Tails made his first appearance in Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Jazz is now in his second chapter, so he also gets a companion, his little brother Spaz.
WindowsPC Player (Germany) (Mar, 1998)
Alles in allem ist Jazz 2 ein nettes Jump-and-run für nostalgisch gestimmte Hoppel-Freunde. Kratzer bei Steuerung und Leveldesign nagen aber an der Spielspaß-Wertung.
WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW) (Oct, 1998)
Lastly, while those pinball levels are kind of cool looking, they're nigh onto impossible to negotiate these things in a stronger arcade game, but Jazz Jackrabbit 2 just isn't that game.