Jazz Jackrabbit 1 and 2 Make Epic Bounce Back on GOG

GOG.com and Epic Games announced the news this morning that Jazz Jackrabbit 1 and 2 will be available once again.


Rejoice, Shacknews! Cliff Bleszinski's Jazz Jackrabbit 1 and 2 are now available to purchase on GOG.com. GOG just posted the news to their social media channels.

Epic Pinball is also making its way onto the store today. Check out the pun-laden full press release of today's fantastic news.

Jazz Jackrabbit bounces back – the Epic platformers now only on GOG.com

Out now: Jazz Jackrabbit, Jazz Jackrabbit 2 (also Epic Pinball)

NOV 30 – Have you felt like playing Jazz Jackrabbit recently? It's been a hare-pulling effort…

Well furget all that! We've jumped on the opportunity to restore these Epic platformers (also Epic Pinball) to their former glory, and as GOG.com tradition would have it: working great on modern PCs!

Jazz Jackrabbit and Jazz Jackrabbit 2 are available only on GOG.com for 8.99 USD.

Together with Epic Games we're feeling hoppity about the glorious return of Jazz Jackrabbit and Jazz Jackrabbit 2! Designed by Cliff Bleszinski and named Arcade Game of the Year by PC Format in 1994, Jazz Jackrabbit was one the first platformers to appear on PC – launching Epic Games into high orbit of popularity!

The GOG.com edition of Jazz Jackrabbit 2 can also come pre-bundled with the incredible JJ2+ mod. Packing years of dedication from the Jazz Jackrabbit community, expanded multiplayer features and game modes, tons of fixes, and expanded tools to play (and create) the huge library of community-made content.

Download Jazz Jackrabbit 2 with the JJ2+ mod through the Beta Channels feature in GOG Galaxy or by grabbing the appropriate offline installers directly from your GOG.com account.

But if you aren't flipping out for Jazz, come revisit 1993's Epic Pinball: a jackpot entry in a budding subgenre, bringing "life-like" visuals to the table alongside smooth and fluid ballplay unlike anything at the time. Epic Pinball is available only on GOG.com at 5.39 USD.

Save 25% when you get Jazz Jackrabbit, Jazz Jackrabbit 2, and Epic Pinball in one purchase.

This is tremendous news for fans of the Epic platformers. The bundle of Jazz Jackrabbit 1, Jazz Jackrabbit 2, and Epic Pinball does seem mighty tempting.


Asif Khan is the CEO and majority shareholder of Shacknews. He began his career in video game journalism as a freelancer in 2001 for Tendobox.com. Asif is a CPA and was formerly an investment adviser representative. After much success in his own personal investments, he retired from his day job in financial services and is currently focused on new private investments. His favorite PC game of all time is Duke Nukem 3D, and he is an unapologetic fan of most things Nintendo. Asif first frequented the Shack when it was sCary's Shugashack to find all things Quake. When he is not immersed in investments or gaming he is a purveyor of fine electronic music. Asif also has an irrational love of Cleveland sports.

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    November 30, 2017 7:50 AM

    Asif Khan posted a new article, Jazz Jackrabbit 1 and 2 Make Epic Bounce Back on GOG

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      November 30, 2017 8:00 AM

      Kinda burying the lead on Epic Pinball there. I'm far more jazzed to get that.

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        November 30, 2017 8:09 AM

        Sorry, it didn’t fit with my rabbit-inspired headline.

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          November 30, 2017 8:50 AM

          I feel kinda flipped off about that decision to be honest!

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        November 30, 2017 8:49 AM

        Ditto! It’s old so the physics suck, and Pinball Dreams/Fantasies, or even Extreme Pinball (the semi-sequel) were arguably better, but I have fond memories of Epic Pinball. It was what got me into the real thing, basically.

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      November 30, 2017 12:28 PM

      These games were great. The multiplayer in 2 was pretty cool too. Wouldn't it be awesome if it got ported to switch one day?

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      November 30, 2017 3:34 PM

      ...and the theme song is now playing in my head.

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      November 30, 2017 4:45 PM

      i couldn't get my 360 controller to work right in jazz jackrabbit even after fiddling with the dosbox config, but xpadder took care of it. glad to see these on GOG

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