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The First Five Furry Minutes Of Jazz Jackrabbit

In honor of the tattoo on my right forearm and the celebration of Easter, I present you with a green rabbit with a gun. Makes sense to me.


Jazz Jackrabbit is a 1994 PC game coded by Arjan Brussee and designed by Cliff Bleszinski for Epic MegaGames. It’s a platform shooter, combining the fast-paced movement of Sonic the Hedgehog with the shooting of Shooty McShooterson’s All-Star Shooting Shootacular. The game, distributed via ye olde shareware (first one’s free) kickstarted Bleszinski’s career, enabling him to spend too much money on the old school Transformers I should rightfully have. Also Gears of War.

Hey look, box art (via MobyGames)!

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Want to play it yourself? I found it over at RGB Classic Games, playable right in my browser.

The First Five is the first five minutes of a game with light commentary. Once the five minutes are up, so are we.

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For those interested: Dean Dodrill, the guy who did the animation work for Jazz Jackrabbit, is still around and making games.

It’s worth a go if you haven’t tried it.