Hi there. New to the club, so forgive me if I do something wrong. Loving the podcast thus far, and I thought I’d suggest one of my childhood favourites.
Episode 2 is ludicrously difficult, but otherwise it’s a very fun game, and a great way to demonstrate that the PC could stand up to the 16-bit consoles. (Of course, the PlayStation was right round the corner, but still…)
The shareware version can be found here, and the full version can be picked up on GOG.com.
Yes, I enjoyed Jazz at the time. Very great music, secrets within levels, secret levels (in 3D!), fast-paced Sonic-style gaming – all great. The platforming and collision detection is a bit annoying though.
For those who find the view too zoomed in there is also OpenJazz. It re-implements the game with high resolution support to see more of the play field. While DOS is not supported it does have ports for 3DS and Wii as well as Windows and Linux.
Jazz was Mario or Sonic for MS-DOS? Them’s fighting words haha!
In my circle of friends and acquaintances, that title definitely belonged to Commander Keen, even if a lot of people now feel like the CK games didn’t age as well as Jazz… I disagree because I am a diehard Keen fan, but that’s just me.
Jazz is definitely an important game though, and I think it would make a great podcast episode.