GOG Celebrates Jazz Jackrabbit 2 Anniversary, Sale on Under The Radar Gems

Published: May 7, 2018 2:58 PM /

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There's a party going on over at GOG.com, and everyone is invited. This week sees the launch of three different sales, each targeting a different event in gaming news and history. Let's have a look at these sales and what kind of games are on offer.

Jazz Jackrabbit 2 20th Anniversary Sale

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First up, it's sidescrolling platformer Jazz Jackrabbit 2. This venerable classic is celebrating its 20th anniversary (yup), and to commemorate this, GOG has teamed up with developer Epic Games and "the oldest and undying Jazz community out there", Jazz2Online, to bring fans and newcomers deals and events galore. Both Jazz Jackrabbit 2 and its predecessor can be had from GOG for $7.49 - 25% off their standard retail price.

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In addition, the folks at Jazz2Online are holding a "Birthday Hullabaloo" for Jazz Jackrabbit 2, which offers over 500 fan-made multiplayer levels for players to experience. There's also an event every day for the next week (starting today, May 7th) at 6pm UTC, which promises to "shake things up and to acknowledge Jazz Jackrabbit 2’s long history with more gamemodes than simply Battle and CTF".

Finally, Jazz Jackrabbit fans can enter a competition here to win a jewel case hardcopy of the game, signed by lead programmer Arjan Brussee. Ten extra winners will receive GOG codes for the Jazz Jackrabbit and Jazz Jackrabbit 2 collections, as well as Epic Pinball.

Whew! That's the Jazz Jackrabbit stuff done and dusted. If you're not a fan of Epic's classic platformer, don't worry - there's plenty more up for grabs at GOG this week.

"This May Interest You" Sale

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If you're looking for something a little more esoteric, GOG has you covered this week. The "This May Interest You" sale offers up to 90% off under-the-radar gems and overlooked classics. One of these is Songbringer, described by the good people at GOG as "a Zelda-like action-RPG with procedurally generated pixel-art goodness". We rather liked this gameSongbringer can currently be snapped up for $11.29, 50% off its regular retail price.

If that's not your bag, why not plump for DriftmoonDriftmoon is "a role-playing adventure full of secrets, magical quests, and whimsical characters" which harkens back to classics of the genre like Divine Divinity or even the Ultima series. If your soul is screaming out for some old-school RPG goodness, you can grab Driftmoon for just $2.24, a whopping 85% off its usual asking price.

Active Media 7th Anniversary Sale

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Finally, Active Media celebrates its 7th anniversary today, so you know what that means: Dizzying Discounts Definitely Dumbfounding! Yep, as you may have guessed, there's a Special Sale on for Active Media titles. This sale leads with SWERY's offbeat D4: Dark Dreams Don't DieD4 sees players take the role of David Young, who must discover how his wife died using his ability to dive into the past by touching treasured items called "mementos". This typically idiosyncratic entry into the SWERY canon is up for grabs for $4.94, a 67% discount off its usual $14.99 price tag.

Maybe you're after something a bit more action-packed than this narrative-focused adventure, though. If that's the case, how about La-Mulana? This hard-as-nails platformer boasts a huge world to explore, ruins to delve into and a host of incredibly difficult enemies to overcome. This one's also available for 67% off at $4.94.

Disclosure: GOG works with TechRaptor for affiliate partnership, and TechRaptor earns a small commission off purchases made from links in this article. In addition, GOG provides a monthly giveaway to our Pack Hunter members

As you can see, there's lots going on over at GOG.com right now, so head on over and see what you can pick up. These sales all end on Monday 14th May at 10pm UTC, so make sure you grab what you're after before then!

Are you looking forward to revisiting Jazz Jackrabbit? Maybe something in the "This May Interest You" sale has done its job? Let us know in the comments below!

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