Do you remember the time when demos were called shareware and Epic (Mega)games didn’t do the covershooter thing, but went a bit platformer with a certain bullets-crazy rabbit?
A short while ago I discovered the CD-ROM “Blaster! III”, published way back in 1995 by TopWare (who are still around and kicking), which included over 50 action games. This shareware sampler featured games by Apogee & Epic Megagames, and the flash of nostalgia when looking at the titles was enough to write about it now, especially since a very fun action platformer with a rabbit could be found there as well: Jazz Jackrabbit.
Okay, maybe it doesn’t have much to do with collecting eggs or celebrating the festive days, but it sure was a lot of fun playing it. There was a sequel and a GBA title with the eponymous hero who ran through levels and blasted enemies in a very colorful world that went by so fast one immediately had to think of Sega’s hedgehog. The music was particularly catchy, while the gameplay was frantic and fun. Many movie references on the chapter-select-screen were also pretty awesome. I only played the first game (and a Christmas special), but the other titles look nice as well. This really needs a new release on GOG, Steam or any other legal digital service.
So for now, just enjoy these trailers… and Happy Easter… even if you might not celebrate it depending on where you’re from, they’re still fun to watch.
Do you also know of any other Easter-related games or movies, any fun videos to watch? If yes, feel free to comment and share your suggestions with me.
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