The premise of Jaebot Jumper is pretty simple. Simply jump from one platform to another. While the premise is simple, the game itself is not, and can range in difficulty from mildly annoying to downright maddening. While there are three difficulty levels to the game, the basic gameplay remains unchanged. You take your little Jaebot Jumper and leap him, using his own strength or a limited jetpack, from one platform to another. The graphics that represent this are simple and effective, and the accompanying sound and music get the job done.
Depending on the difficulty level, there could be continually rising levels of water, disappearing platforms, and so on. What makes this so difficult are the controls, of which there are many�too many. The controls for controlling your little Jaebot are simple enough�move forward, backward, turn left and right, jump, and use the jetpack. It�s when you factor in separate camera controls, a very limiting first-person view, and controls that don�t respond as quickly as they could, that you have a recipe for madness. Overall, Jaebot Jumper isn�t a bad game; it�s just not a terribly good one either. Hopefully future releases will fix the game�s problems, but for now, keep in mind that while it can be fun, it can also be damned annoying as well.
This Christmas edition from 1995 of Jazz Jackrabbit is an absolutely stunning arcade game. One of the best freeware arcade game ever made! I was uncertain if this game was freeware, so I emailed Chris Hargett at Epic Games and he personally told me that "there is no charge for this game".
GAME AUTHOR unknown REVIEWED BY Boson
STAFF RATING 8/10
USER RATING 7.3/10
FILE SIZE 1.4 MB
FILE DATE Oct 17, 1995
UPLOADED Aug 14, 1998 DEV TOOL unknown
Jetmen Revival is similar to the old game Thrust. You play as a small space ship and are against a friend in a small cave. It is two player, no computer players or more than two people playing at a time. However, there is a well done system of player profiles, so you can see your wins and losses along with many other statistics.
You start by choosing a ship and a flag, there are many good ones to choose from and a flag for every country in the world along with a few others (NATO for one). You can also add your own flags and ships easily.
The gameplay is fairly simple. You fly around a cavern with your opponent and try to shoot each other with one of the various weapons available or steal their flag located at their base. There are primary and secondary weapons and the flight physics is very good.
When you are shot down the game really shows the unique touch that gives it its name. Your pilot ejects. You control your jet man and if you get him back to your base before he runs out of his limited jet fuel then your ship will be replaced without you losing a life. The jet men can also defend themselves, but are very easy to kill (resulting in a satisfactory splurt of blood).
UPDATE: There is now a hint for a secret in our Cheats & Hints section for this game.
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Jetpack and Squarez
A platform game in which the player tries to get jems. Getting a jet powerup allows flight but there are other powerups too. Many enemies fight your player. Jetpack includes a level editor. Jetpack also allows up to eight players to play at once, but it basically just makes you take turns if you have more than one player.
In squarez deluxe, you attempt to make squarez using various pieces. Making a square destroys its pieces. There are many power-ups (this feature can be turned off) and there is even a two player mode.