Jazz Jackrabbit 2: The Secret Files (Windows)

Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

One new character. One new episode. Many hours fulfilled with happiness. Sir Gofermajster (481) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Overall User Score (13 votes) 4.0

Critic Reviews

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The DOS Spirit
Mer av det samme gode som i originalen, Jazz the Jackrabbit 2, altså. Vi klistrer derfor samme tunge anbefaling og kan med trygghet forvisse oss om at alle plattformfans vil bli blidgjort i den grønne rambokaninens paradis – nok en gang. God påske!
Ouders Online
Deze titel is zeker de moeite waard voor kinderen die graag platformspelletjes doen. De levels zijn leuk en uitgebreid en kunnen op drie moeilijkheidsniveaus worden gespeeld. Omdat kinderen dit spel tegelijk mèt of juist tégen elkaar kunnen spelen, zal er weinig ruzie zijn over wiens beurt het is om achter de computer te mogen. Verder krijgen ze met deze titel gratis de complete, eerste versie van Jazz 2 en de mogelijkheid om zelf levels te bouwen. Voor slechts veertig gulden een aanrader!
Gaming Entertainment Monthly
To conclude, this is a perfect compliment to the original Jazz 2. If you owned the first Jazz 2, or still haven't gotten the coolest side scrolling game for PC just yet, you should heavily consider doing it on your next trip to the software store. Jazz 2:TSF builds on the original, and just makes it even better. It's still addictive, non-stop gaming action, and it really shouldn't be missed if you're like the majority and just like a really fun game.
PC Zone
Jazz 2 (original version reviewed in PCZ #75 ) doesn't scale the heights of the peerless Nintendo Mario games, preferring instead to unashamedly 'take on' Sega's almost-as-good Sonic The Hedgehog. Nothing wrong with that though, and the tried-and-tested gameplay mechanics deliver that 'just one more go' feeling far more effectively than many MIP-mapped polygon fests available today. Sure, it's not going to displace the Half-Lifes (or indeed the Marios) of this world from their place in your fumbling, sweaty-palmed affections, but The Secret Files is cheap, colourful and, most of all, fun. And that's what games are all about. Aren't they?
PC Player (Germany)
Bringt ja erst einmal Spaß das Ganze: ein zweidimensionales Hüpf- und Schießspiel nach guter, alter Machart, bei dem es schlichtweg um Punktesammeln geht. Zwei Macken trüben den Spielspaß: Die Steuerung ist wie beim Vorgänger immer noch nervig, und die Figuren sind für meinen Geschmack immer noch viel zu klein. Alles in allem macht die Sache zwar Laune, ist aber nichts, für das man sich auf dem Weg zum Softwarehändler unbedingt seine Schuhsohlen ruinieren möchte.