Jazz Jackrabbit 2

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Jazz Jackrabbit 2
Jazz Jackrabbit 2 cover
Developers
Orange Games
Epic MegaGames
Mac OS Logicware
OS X Contraband Entertainment
Publishers
Gathering of Developers
Mac OS MacPlay
Black Friar
Engines
2D Side Scroller
Release dates
macOS February 4, 1999
macOS January 18, 2002
Reception
Metacritic 86
IGDB 78
Taxonomy
Series Jazz JackRabbit
Resources
PCGamingWiki
Codeweavers
WineHQ
Jazz Jackrabbit 2 on HowLongToBeat
Jazz Jackrabbit 2 on IGDB
Jazz Jackrabbit 2 on MobyGames
Jazz Jackrabbit 2 on Wikipedia

General information

Official site for game series (Archived)
Jazz2Online - A fan site for game series
Hardcore Gaming 101 - Comprehensive feature
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page


Version differences[edit]

Jazz Jackrabbit 2 is the original release. It contains four episodes and the shareware demo levels.
Jazz Jackrabbit 2: The Secret Files is a 1999 re-release with an additional episode and a new playable character, Lori. It also includes the shareware demo levels. It was only available in Europe.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

The latest official patch is v1.23 Patch. GOG.com version is patched with v1.24
JJ2+ is a multiplayer-focused unofficial patch/mod which fixes numerous bugs and adds a host of new features. It is included in the GOG.com version as a bonus.

macOS Compatibility

Method Rating Notes
Rosetta 2 Unplayable
Compatibility layer
CrossOver Unplayable Game cannot intialise. Game will not open.
Wine Perfect Playable, Platinum Grade, Runs Flawlessly. (Windows Version)
Virtualization
Parallels Perfect Installed and runs flawless - Big Box Original Windows (1998), GOG patched windows version.
Multi-booting
Linux ARM Unplayable Couldn't get wine to initialise the game.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
The game had two different releases and two standalone expansions. See: Version differences and Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions.
See PCGamingWiki for Windows and/or Linux availability.
A demo is available. It contains three single player and two multiplayer levels.

References