Jazz Jackrabbit 2 Trivia
Automatic hardware detectionThe game detects your computer power and shows the intro in low or high res... You can't change this manually!
Cancelled sequelA sequel to this game, entitled Jazz Jackrabbit 3D was to be released sometime in 2000. However, since Epic was unable to find a publisher, the project was cancelled.
Extra GamesThe full UK CD version of this game installs as version 1.21. Also on the CD is a folder called 'Shareware' which contains shareware versions of the following games:
- Fire Fight by Chaos Works
- Jazz Jackrabbit Episode 1 plus Xmas
- Tyrian Shareware version 2.0
- Extreme Pinball : the Rock Fantasy table
- 7th Legion
Lori JackrabbitIn the ending cutscene of Jazz Jackrabbit 2, there is a bucktoothed female rabbit who Spaz Jackrabbit has a crush on. She is actually Lori Jackrabbit in prototype form. Lori was initially supposed to be Spaz's love interest as well as Eva Earlong's distant cousin, but Project 2 Interactive accidentally described her as the lost sister of him and Jazz. Additionally, Lori's creator, Dean Dodrill, wanted her to be a playable character. Hence, for The Secret Files, Lori was changed into the Jackrabbit sister and was made playable.
ReferencesThe Dopefish (from id Software's Commander Keen series) is mentioned on a signpost in the stage "A Diamondus Forever". The sign reads "Spaz ate the Dopefish".
SpazSpaz, Jazz's younger brother in the game, was actually the result of a joke. During JJ2's development it was full of bugs, and one day artist Nick Stadler was so frustrated by the game that he sketched a parody of Jazz on paper, underlined with the words "SPAZ SLACKRABBIT." The drawing was so amusing to the JJ2 development team that Spaz was eventually added to the game as a full-blown character.
Additional information contributed by B14ck W01f, Fangusu, Maw, piltdown man and Satoshi Kunsai