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 on: March 31, 2018, 08:55:38 PM 
Started by JonLeung - Last post by JonLeung

For this month's "Maps Of The Month" featurette, I wish to draw your attention to Zerker's Jazz Jackrabbit (PC) maps.

The mid-1990s were an interesting time for PC gamers. Shareware was a way of distributing games (essentially, free demos, legally allowed to be copied and shared, in an age before the Internet), CD-ROM technology was emerging, and PC gaming started to take on more cues from game consoles, including gamepads without joysticks, and the platforming genre as a whole. And for 1990s gaming in general, regardless of the market or platform, anthropomorphic animal characters seemed to be popular.

Jazz Jackrabbit is at the center of all that. Jazz Jackrabbit was distributed as shareware, soon republished with more content as "Jazz Jackrabbit CD" on CD-ROM, advertised within the game itself that the Gravis PC GamePad was the official controller of the game (and popular enough at the time to almost be considered standard for PCs), and at the time, there weren't many big-name platforming games for PCs (though certainly Apogee Software/id Software's output, including the Commander Keen series, made its mark before Epic MegaGames's Jazz Jackrabbit). And this was indeed big, kickstarting the career of Cliffy Bleszinski, the force behind Unreal and Gears Of War. Even if Jazz Jackrabbit may not have been as big as Sega's Sonic The Hedgehog, he certainly was, for a short time, the mascot for Epic MegaGames, and made a cameo appearance in another of their games, One Must Fall 2097 (another "must-play" from that era).

An interesting thing to note is that since these map rips go well beyond the normally playable area, there are some interesting features in those outlying areas. An interesting thing to point out - though also a warning - is there are some features that spell out some words, even some rude and crude statements. In particular, see (or beware of) the Guardian areas, since those are boss stages that don't take up much room, and hence have a large canvas for developers to play around to test things - or just to be testy. Zerker's included all of this in these Jazz Jackrabbit maps, as well as the special "Holiday Hare" episodes - this is the complete Jazz Jackrabbit package!

So the recognize the effort put into mapping this '90s PC icon, Zerker's Jazz Jackrabbit CD (PC) maps will be known as's Maps Of The Month for April 2018.

 on: March 23, 2018, 08:23:54 PM 
Started by - Last post by
I just submitted everything that was ready to go for Magic Knight Rayearth. It covers about the first 1/3 of the game.

It looks like Yabause doesn't handle the water graphics very well. I had to leave some effects out of the Great Whirlpool where the sun was hitting the water, and some of the rooms in the Eternal Ice Cave were so bad I had to swap the water out with the water from other rooms. I've played through the whole game and know there's at least a few more places where i'll have to replace water backgrounds.

I spent a long time thinking about what to do with all the chests and hidden items. Since everything in this game has it's own icon I just put the treasures on little white cards so all of the hidden Rainbow Amulets would be easier to see.

 on: March 21, 2018, 03:27:20 AM 
Started by avalanch - Last post by chloe2710
So helpful, thanks so much  Kiss Kiss Kiss

 on: March 20, 2018, 06:35:10 PM 
Started by JonLeung - Last post by eishiya
Just noticed this! Thank you for featuring my map, and I'm really glad to see this game get more recognition.

Good choice of preview Grin

 on: March 20, 2018, 02:09:31 PM 
Started by FrederickArte - Last post by FrederickArte

I am new to this forum and I'd like to share 2 maps I've made from a Nestroid Metroid hack I did in the summer of 2000.
I hope I created this topic in the right forum area.

Is it possible to add those maps to your database? or hack database please? and how?

I have 2 maps: 1- Technical with walkthrough by numbers
                     2- Artistic map

This is a link on Romhacking where you can download Pitoid:
This is a link on Youtube where you can see ShyGuyExpress play Pitoid:
Maps temporary on Google:

(I must say that is such an honor) * NOTE and necessary hints: There was a flaw on his file in Norfair though / There is a tunnel you can access and I made it on purpose that it requires the Long Beam / The top secret passage on the surface can be accessed with difficulty by freezing a bug at the right place.

Thanks for reading and if you liked the Original Metroid, this one will be a long challenge because at the time and with the limited editor, I have used all of the space I could. Therefore, the repetition of rooms in early Brinstar was inevitable, but I thought it would bring a spirit of lost caverns before you found something.

Enjoy! (and please don't forget my question in green on top!)


 on: March 18, 2018, 05:16:15 PM 
Started by GHS - Last post by GHS
If no one here knows then dose anyone know where I can ask for the answer to my question?

 on: March 16, 2018, 08:41:26 PM 
Started by JonLeung - Last post by JonLeung

Another video within the span of a week?  Well, this one required little editing, so...

Anyway, this is an unboxing of ShiftCam's RevolCam!

 on: March 14, 2018, 02:55:50 AM 
Started by JonLeung - Last post by Will
Recently I've been watching fun Mario trivia videos at . They're fun and have excellent points on how Bowser is NOT a villian, Mario is NOT a hero and Princess Peach is NOT a damsel in distress. Check em' out.

 on: March 13, 2018, 11:20:01 AM 
Started by JonLeung - Last post by JonLeung
I didn't forget that it was MAR10 Day this past Saturday, but I was too busy editing my Mega Man X: Maverick Challenge video for my "JonLeung1" YouTube channel that I only played my daily run of Super Mario Run on my iPad and briefly got a few Mario items in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on my Android phone.  The tides are changing if the only Mario games I played on this day this year are apps!

Earlier this month, I got the new costume items in Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) and re-upped my Coin total back to 9999, but I haven't actually played any of the Luigi's Balloon World DLC yet.

 on: March 12, 2018, 10:59:51 AM 
Started by JonLeung - Last post by JonLeung
The letter X sure is confusing when it comes to video games.  Here are some images I made while working on my latest YouTube video about Mega Man X.  The controller one is something I've seen before, but decided to remake it so the image would be consistent with one about the game titles that use "X".  There are both still images and animations of each below.

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