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Jazz Jackrabbit is probably one of the best jump-and-run platformer games ever made, even by today's standards. This game is the second Christmas edition of Jazz Jackrabbit. Obviously the game developers decided to give this game to the public as a Christmas present to promote the original episodes.
In this game, you control a green bunny called Jazz. Move fast, collect power ups and treasures, and shoot everything that moves. Every level has lots of hidden stuff and secret areas. Shoot the walls to see if they are destructible or just try walking through them. At the end of each level, you'll find a sign with Devan Shell's picture on it. Shoot the sign to claim the area for the rabbits and advance to the next level.
The graphics and level design of this game are very similar to those of the original Jazz Jackrabbit. The music consists of remixes of some Christmas songs. The music and sound effects are overall very good, as they usually are in Jazz Jackrabbit games. If you play the game in the winter, you'll see that the game menus are winter-themed. The game has only four levels plus one secret level - at least, I have found only one - and two different level sets. All enemies in the game are new: they are unseen in previous games.
To sum it all up, Jazz Jackrabbit: Holiday Hare 1995 is quite short - you can play it through in less than 30 minutes - and easy even on the highest difficulty setting, but it is a good game and a must-have for all who love the other games of the series. So go on and give this little gem a try.