Jazz Jackrabbit Game Boy Advance

Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
Buy On
  1. I can't say enough about Jazz Jackrabbit on the GBA. Jaleco and Game Titan have created a brand new experience while still keeping Jazz's classic gameplay intact.
  2. The gameplay comes up short in terms of variety, so it doesn't have the same kind of staying power as games like "Yoshi's Island" or "Sonic Advance." Still, it's a fun ride while it lasts.
  3. Strangely addictive and fun for the amount of time it takes to play through it.
  4. 70
    There’s a major Nostalgia Factor for those who were playing PC games in 1994, and the single-pak multiplay helps, but if you’ve never heard of Jazz, “old-school” will just mean “kinda generic.”
  5. 65
    While Jazz is a nice title to watch, it's much less entertaining to actually play.
  6. 65
    A decent distraction and if the "Earthworm Jim" games disappointed you, Jazz probably won't.
  7. Nintendo Power
    64
    A game with good but not outstanding graphics and great play control. [Apr 2003, p.136]
  8. Play Magazine
    60
    Anyone looking to go old-school, I mean like really old-school (like Amiga old-school) should put down the bong and break out a little Jazz Jackrabbit. [Jan 2003, p.86]
  9. Cheat Code Central
    60
    A game that will appeal to novice and intermediate gamers. It's loaded with quality but it lacks variety.

Awards & Rankings

#90 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2003
#13 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2003
User Score
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Jan 29, 2013
    0
    If Jazz Jackrabbit had a tumor, the extracted and dissected lump would look a bit like this game. It basically takes one or two elements ofIf Jazz Jackrabbit had a tumor, the extracted and dissected lump would look a bit like this game. It basically takes one or two elements of the JJ franchise, grinds them up and spits them back at anybody who grew up with it. Jazz is now a cynical, retired bum who is working for the military now for some reason. All of the charm and lighthearted fun of JJ was buried in a desert somewhere in New Mexico after being burned to ashes. WTF happened, Jazz? Did you get fixed? Honestly, I have no idea who this game is supposed to appeal to, since the only thing this game accomplished was to turn JJ into a generic action platform hero, a ripoff duke nukem in the badly aged body of a childhood hero. The level design is horrendous and cheap and the game just seems to drag on forever. If I could choose between JJ dying with a dignified funeral or surviving to become this new sack of **** character, I'd poison his carrots myself. What an insult. Full Review »