GOG unearths Jazz Jackrabbit and Epic Pinball
Remember Jazz Jackrabbit? The colourful PC platformer was last seen sidescrolling on PC in the mid-nineties. But it's so far been absent from modern day online shops - until now.
GOG has released Jazz Jackrabbit: The Complete Collection and Jazz Jackrabbit 2: The Complete Collection, each available for £6.89 (neither are available on Steam).
Jazz Jackrabbit was developed by Epic back when the American video game company was called Epic MegaGames. Specifically, Jazz is the creation of Cliff Bleszinski, who would later go on to work on Unreal, Gears of War and, more recently, Lawbreakers, and demoscene coder Arjan Brussee. It was one of the first sidescrolling platformers on PC, and a huge hit for Epic.
The GOG edition of Jazz Jackrabbit 2 comes with the JJ2+ mod, which is the result of years of work from the Jazz Jackrabbit community. This grants expanded multiplayer features and game modes, as well as fixes and tools that let you play community-made content.
Meanwhile, GOG has also released Epic Pinball: The Complete Collection for £4.09. Epic Pinball: The Complete Collection, published by Epic MegaGames back in 1995, is a 2D top-down pinball game developed by Digital Extremes. Like Jazz Jackrabbit, Epic Pinball is not on Steam.