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Holiday Game That Is Actually Fun
My first impression was that this was some mod or holiday expansion pack of a few levels. Upon further examination, this is a full game worthy of it's own review. It's a set of brand new levels, brand new sprites, enemies, and anything else you'd expect in a sequel. If you played the original, this is more of the same, but more of the same awesomeness. The gameplay remains the same from the original Jazz Jackrabbit. The developers seem to have subscribed to the Mega Man theory of game design: If it works, don't fix it. If you're unfamiliar with the game or the series as a whole, you're a fast running jackrabbit with a machine gun, flame thrower, or grenade launcher, blowing up turtles. It's a modern take on the whole "tortoise and the hare" fable, with a twist. The game is pretty fast paced, so new players need some time to adjust. Veteran platform players who are familiar with Mario and Sonic will also have a challenge ahead of them. There's plenty of secrets to build up replay value. It'll be hard to find a better platformer that isn't based on a long running property from the 1980s.