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Jetpac by D-Bug [web]
screenshot added by すすれ on 2009-05-23 21:48:27
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release date : may 2009
release party : Outline 2009
compo : gamedev
ranked : 5th
  • rulez 9
  • is ok 5
  • sucks 0
popularity : 55%
  • rulez 0.64
alltime top: #10354
added on the 2009-05-23 21:48:06 by すすれ すすれ

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Ok, here's the story of this product:

It was written by Cyrano Jones back in 1995 or so in 2 days, in order for him to get acquainted with the Jaguar hardware (he had no previous experience ;)). It was meant to be included as an easter egg in Sinister Developments' game, Slam racer. Unfortunately, two issues arose: a) Rare (Ultimate) didn't give permission for Jetpac to be included in Slam racer, b) Atari went belly up about two weeks before Sinister Dev. handed the game to them :(.

After about 14 years later the source was found on old backup media, some issues were quickly resolved and it was handed over to the Outline 2009 game compo!

As I had virtually NO involvement with this game, I'm going to give it a thumbs up, since it's the speecy version on steroids :)
rulez added on the 2009-05-24 00:42:15 by すすれ すすれ
I'm going to give it a thumbs up, since it's the speecy version on steroids :)
rulez added on the 2009-05-24 01:06:36 by PENETRATOR PENETRATOR
Well it freezed three times during the presentation but it's nice anyway :)
rulez added on the 2009-05-24 12:41:51 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
Jetpac + Jagualr = Rulez (obviously), but did it win?
rulez added on the 2009-05-24 12:50:31 by Heavy Stylus Heavy Stylus
I always considered Jetpac overrated, whether it runs on a Spectrum or a Jaguar. But i like the idea behind it (a bit).
added on the 2009-05-24 20:25:46 by Paranoid Paranoid
It's actually pretty addictive once you play it. Unfortunately we didn't manage to show this at the party.
rulez added on the 2009-05-25 00:12:20 by ChrisTOS ChrisTOS
I feel bad for cyrano :(

Before the results came out I was sure that it would win. This should have been in the top three positions, not 5th!
Did not know Jaguar could display less than 16 colours.
added on the 2009-05-26 08:58:09 by Zweckform Zweckform
it crashed when it was demo'ed.. does it run stable at all? I didn't even know CJ was in Sinister Dev let alone coded the Jag..
added on the 2009-05-29 13:06:40 by earx earx
Too bad the game was so unstable during the compo, I quite enjoy Jetpac. It's always nice to see a new game on the Jaguar, but I'd expect better graphics considering the specs of the console. If you have the game running ok, updating the graphics should be easy :)
added on the 2009-05-30 00:24:44 by exocet exocet
@earx and exocet: The game runs very stable. The problem was that we hadn't read the manual for the skunkboard carefully so we had the usb cable connected. Some motion caused the board to go a bit out of place and that made the console hang.
The game also runs with virtual jaguar so if anyone wants to try it out..
added on the 2009-05-30 01:14:46 by ChrisTOS ChrisTOS
Some corrections:

a) It doesn't run in virtual jaguar I'm afraid, so you'll have to either use a skunkboard or a bjl cable on a modded jag (or an alpine board I guess if you have one)
b) I just tried the game on two different jaguars, the one used on the party included. Turns out that there is a bug at the code that reads the jagpad that makes the jaguar crash if a button combo is pressed (A+C I think).
c) It's completely done in 48 hours :)

So, you're quite safe as long as you use only button b (which incidentally is the only button you need :))

We might release a bugfixed version in the future!
added on the 2009-06-04 08:23:10 by すすれ すすれ
thumb up for the machine.
Thumb up for the "only" 2 days coding
Please release a new version with nicer gfx tho :P.
rulez added on the 2009-06-08 15:03:24 by Tomchi Tomchi
Hi there,

We just fixed the freezing bug, and you can download the fixed version here.
added on the 2009-06-09 15:32:30 by すすれ すすれ

Jaguar !

rulez added on the 2010-02-27 16:46:55 by lsl lsl
Nice Jaguar port, but really really hard in 60hz prolly should be played in 50hz :D
rulez added on the 2013-06-30 15:05:59 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
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rulez added on the 2014-04-03 06:12:58 by ramon ramon

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