This page is a wiki. Please login or create an account to begin editing.

Jazz Jackrabbit 2

Your rating: None Average: 5 (6 votes)
Year released:
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Jazz_Jackrabbit_2tm.toast_.sit (325.48 MB)
MD5: 0954907c9abd1c353bceb8c627138c7b
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Jazz_Jackrabbit_2.dmg (66.30 MB)
MD5: fd7b9818b1be06523ef3b147112a8a5a
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Jazz1.2.6Update.sit (163.76 KB)
MD5: b7808c05f3b8d92c16549c5d0fbd10b5
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
jazz1.2.8update.sit (826.10 KB)
MD5: ca0403945ae1c40b2841cf926efde9f9
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
This game works with: SheepShaver,

"Jazz Jackrabbit 2 is a platform game produced by Epic MegaGames, now known as Epic Games. It was released in 1998 for PCs running Windows, and later for Macintosh computers. It is the sequel to Jazz Jackrabbit.

Jazz has to chase Devan Shell through time, in order to retrieve the ring with which he planned to wed Eva. Jazz's brother, Spaz, and in later versions Jazz's sister Lori, are introduced as playable characters. The game features multiplayer options, including the ability to play over a LAN or the Internet.

Spaz originally appeared (as a background object) in the previous Jazz installment Holiday Hare '95. Jazz and Spaz have different death animations. Jazz simply falls on his back, dazed. Spaz burps and explodes, leaving only his boots. They each have a unique special move of their own, and Spaz has also a second jump as opposed to Jazz' propeller ears."

The first download is an image of the original CD. The second download contains the Mac OS X version.

Either the 1.2.6 or 1.2.8 update must be applied to enable network play. The 1.2.8 update requires Mac OS 8.6 or higher, but the two versions can play with each other over a network.

Architecture: PPC

Minimum requirements: Mac OS 7.5.3, 16MB RAM, Power Macintosh, 640x480 resolution.


Katie Cadet's picture
by Katie Cadet - 2018, September 27 - 4:40pm

As of 9/27/2018, I've tested Jazz Jackrabbit 2 v1.28 on a G5 iMac running Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard and found no issues.

dr.zeissler's picture
by dr.zeissler - 2018, June 16 - 8:26pm

On PC yes, on Mac not. The Screen stutters badly. There is no hardware-scrolling here, only stuttering regardless what version or update. I recommend gaming this on PC with Voodoo3 in 640x400 with hardware-mode on. Then you will get a stutterfree gameplay with smooth scrolling in 60fps/locked.

Katie Cadet's picture
by Katie Cadet - 2017, October 26 - 9:16pm

When installing the game from the original CD copy (The TOAST image on the first download) on a dual-boot PowerPC-based Macintosh computer running both Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X, run the game installer by booting to Mac OS 9 first, and uncheck both Sound Manager and Game Sprockets extension installers if you have the latest versions already installed, and start the installation process as usual. Once installed, apply the 1.2.6 patch first (third download) by launching the updater program, and once the patch is installed, boot to either Mac OS X or Mac OS 9 and apply the 1.2.8 patch (fourth download) into your Jazz Jackrabbit 2 folder to make it Mac OS X compatible! I've tested that workaround on a Power Mac G4 (MDD 2003) running both Mac OS 9.2.2 and Mac OS X 10.2.3. This is for those who cannot use the second download as an option, for those who have dual-boot PowerPC-based Macintosh computers, and for those who don't know how to use DMG files correctly or if the DMG files won't open on earlier versions of Mac OS X. Be sure to have StuffIt Expander handy if you want to extract the SIT files of the patches correctly!

Katie Cadet's picture
by Katie Cadet - 2017, May 14 - 12:06am

To polisherci: As of 2016-2017, I tested the v1.28 of Jazz Jackrabbit 2 on an Indigo iMac G3 (2000, 350MHz) running Mac OS 9.2.1 and the sounds work very well! Now, seeming that v1.28 is OS X compatible, I also ran this game on my PowerBook G4 (15-inch, Early 2005), iBook G3 (500MHz, Dual USB), and my Power Mac G4 (533MHz, Digital Audio), all three running OS X 10.4.11 Tiger and had the same positive results! I've also tested the v1.26 (early version) of Jazz Jackrabbit 2 on my Power Macintosh 6100/66 running Mac OS 8.1 with 136 MB RAM briefly, and it worked OK, albeit with sluggish performance. I actually remember this game from my childhood when the game was bundled with the Logitech gamepads at the time, and it was a Windows-only OEM version, so now that I have gotten into the Macintosh culture in 2011, I actually started downloading the games to play on some of my vintage devices, but the sound effects on the Macintosh version and the Windows version are not quite identical. Anyways, it's good to see how Jazz Jackrabbit 2 really stands out as Epic MegaGames' take on a platform action game for kids mostly. (well, maybe some adults like it too!) I hope you found this response helpful! -Katie Cadet

polisherci's picture
by polisherci - 2015, October 4 - 5:15pm

Hey how did you get the game to work? Can you briefly explain please? Do the sounds work ok?

polisherci's picture
by polisherci - 2015, October 4 - 5:14pm

I can't get the game to play from these files. I get the error that "the original file cannot be found"
the files I found via other website work a JJR2 without sound, which I hate. Can anyone help me?

Kirtide's picture
by Kirtide - 2013, January 18 - 1:19pm

One of the best sides rolling games ever!

Mycatisbigfoot's picture
by Mycatisbigfoot - 2009, September 7 - 6:45am

I love this game, I have a coppy of it, this is my favorit mac os 7-9 game ever! hands down