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|Action-adventure
 
|Action-adventure
 
|An experiment goes wrong and a scientist is transported to an alien world where everything is out to kill him. Homebrew port of the French classic. Buy it [http://removers.free.fr/AnotherWorld/ here].
 
|An experiment goes wrong and a scientist is transported to an alien world where everything is out to kill him. Homebrew port of the French classic. Buy it [http://removers.free.fr/AnotherWorld/ here].
 
 
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|Cart racing
 
|Cart racing
 
|Mario Kart clone
 
|Mario Kart clone
 
 
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|[[File:B_AttackOfTheMutantPenguins_front-1-.jpg|150px]]
 
|[[File:B_AttackOfTheMutantPenguins_front-1-.jpg|150px]]
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|Action
 
|Action
 
|A Jaguar exclusive, you play as a penguin or some cupcake thing and collect treasure, save your penguin friends etc.
 
|A Jaguar exclusive, you play as a penguin or some cupcake thing and collect treasure, save your penguin friends etc.
 
 
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|[[File:Brutallfootball.jpg|150px]]
 
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|Sports/Action
 
|Sports/Action
 
|This game is the tits, and you wouldn't know by looking at it, but this is a must own title, even for non-sports fans. Has little to do with football, and plays more like Ultimate Frisbee, giving it a feel like the cult classic "Deathrow" for Xbox. Object is to score the ball in the opponent's goal, and do so by beating the hell out of the opposing players, using punches, kicks, and 14 different powerups that appear on the field like bombs and axes. Decapitate an opposing player, and they are gone for good. Win by decpitating every opposing player or having the most points when the time runs out. Intense multiplayer makes this game hold up even today. Only thing holding back is a shitty password system and occassional frame rate problems.
 
|This game is the tits, and you wouldn't know by looking at it, but this is a must own title, even for non-sports fans. Has little to do with football, and plays more like Ultimate Frisbee, giving it a feel like the cult classic "Deathrow" for Xbox. Object is to score the ball in the opponent's goal, and do so by beating the hell out of the opposing players, using punches, kicks, and 14 different powerups that appear on the field like bombs and axes. Decapitate an opposing player, and they are gone for good. Win by decpitating every opposing player or having the most points when the time runs out. Intense multiplayer makes this game hold up even today. Only thing holding back is a shitty password system and occassional frame rate problems.
 
 
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|[[File:Pic01-Cannon-Fodder-1-.jpg|150px]]
 
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|Strategy/Shooter
 
|Strategy/Shooter
 
|Basically you control a squad of soldiers, and you have to complete the objective of a mission, divided into phases. Whoever survives the mission gets a promotion and becomes a bit better. Missions get pretty complex and require some creative thinking later on. Also a definite must-have for the Jag.
 
|Basically you control a squad of soldiers, and you have to complete the objective of a mission, divided into phases. Whoever survives the mission gets a promotion and becomes a bit better. Missions get pretty complex and require some creative thinking later on. Also a definite must-have for the Jag.
 
 
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|[[File:B_Defender2000_front-1-.jpg|150px]]
 
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|Scrolling shooter
 
|Scrolling shooter
 
|Hugely upgraded port of the arcade classic, from the same guy who did Tempest 2000. Trippy electronic soundtrack.
 
|Hugely upgraded port of the arcade classic, from the same guy who did Tempest 2000. Trippy electronic soundtrack.
 
 
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|[[File:DoomBox-1-.jpg|150px]]
 
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|FPS
 
|FPS
 
|Great port, but for some reason, there's no music during gameplay.
 
|Great port, but for some reason, there's no music during gameplay.
 
 
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|[[File:Fight For Life Jaguar cover.jpg|150px]]
 
|[[File:Fight For Life Jaguar cover.jpg|150px]]
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|Fighting
 
|Fighting
 
|''"Wait, doesn't this one always appear in those 'worst games ever' lists?"'' Yes, it does, and for a good reason. The programmer was getting shafted by Atari, so he decided to withold the final version of the game until he finally got paid. So Atari said "fuck it" and just released some horrible 60%-finished version instead. Which is obviously not what we're recommending.
 
|''"Wait, doesn't this one always appear in those 'worst games ever' lists?"'' Yes, it does, and for a good reason. The programmer was getting shafted by Atari, so he decided to withold the final version of the game until he finally got paid. So Atari said "fuck it" and just released some horrible 60%-finished version instead. Which is obviously not what we're recommending.
You see, many years later, the poor guy let some Jaguar fansite have the code for the finished version, and they released the massively improved unofficial "Limited Edition". Good luck getting it, though: only ''28'' numbered cartridges were ever produced, and even the ROM is about impossible to find. [http://thesonicreblog.com/the-terrible-tales-of-the-atari-jaguars-checkered-flag-and-fight-for-life/]
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You see, many years later, the poor guy let some Jaguar fansite have the code for the finished version, and they released the massively improved unofficial "Limited Edition". Good luck getting it, though: only ''28'' numbered cartridges were ever produced, and even the ROM is about impossible to find. [http://thesonicreblog.com/the-terrible-tales-of-the-atari-jaguars-checkered-flag-and-fight-for-life/]
   
 
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|Action-adventure
 
|Action-adventure
 
|A young secret agent invents a portable device to analyze molecular density, finds that certain people are actually shapeshifting aliens, and they have his memory erased. The best-selling French game ever, and an absolutely fantastic cinematic platformer. Back in the day, those vector cutscenes were utterly stunning! Also released for several other systems (the Mega Drive version is also great and may be the easiest to find, the SNES port is butchered).
 
|A young secret agent invents a portable device to analyze molecular density, finds that certain people are actually shapeshifting aliens, and they have his memory erased. The best-selling French game ever, and an absolutely fantastic cinematic platformer. Back in the day, those vector cutscenes were utterly stunning! Also released for several other systems (the Mega Drive version is also great and may be the easiest to find, the SNES port is butchered).
 
 
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|[[File:B_IronSoldier_front-1-.jpg|150px]]
 
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|FPS
 
|FPS
 
|Play as a mech in first-person view. Fuck shit up.
 
|Play as a mech in first-person view. Fuck shit up.
 
 
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|[[File:B_IronSoldier2_Cart_front-1-.jpg|150px]]
 
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|FPS
 
|FPS
 
|Overall improvement of the first, but same basic gameplay. Graphics are way better. The cart version is quite rare, the CD one is easier to find.
 
|Overall improvement of the first, but same basic gameplay. Graphics are way better. The cart version is quite rare, the CD one is easier to find.
 
 
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|[[File:Jaguar-64-pinball-fantasies-box-front.jpg|150px]]
 
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|Pinball Sim
 
|Pinball Sim
 
|It's pinball. If you like pinball, you'll like this. You might want to put it on mute, though.
 
|It's pinball. If you like pinball, you'll like this. You might want to put it on mute, though.
 
 
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|Platformer
 
|Platformer
 
|Best version, though the 32X version is close.
 
|Best version, though the 32X version is close.
 
 
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|Platformer
 
|Platformer
 
|Saturn, PSX, and Jag ports are nearly identical, but this version has inferior music. Be warned that the Jag version costs significantly more than the PSX and SAT versions. Excellent platformer.
 
|Saturn, PSX, and Jag ports are nearly identical, but this version has inferior music. Be warned that the Jag version costs significantly more than the PSX and SAT versions. Excellent platformer.
 
 
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|[[File:Sensiblesoccer-1-.jpg|150px]]
 
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|Sports
 
|Sports
 
|Simple, yet terribly addicting.
 
|Simple, yet terribly addicting.
 
 
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|[[File:200px-Skyhammer-1-.png|150px]]
 
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|Motorcycle Racing
 
|Motorcycle Racing
 
|One of the few awesome racing games on the Jag. Great sense of speed.
 
|One of the few awesome racing games on the Jag. Great sense of speed.
 
 
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|[[File:Tempest_2000-1-.jpg|150px]]
 
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|Fixed Shooter
 
|Fixed Shooter
 
|Probably the best game on the console. First of all, this soundtrack is pure awesome. In fact, the soundtrack was even released on its own awesome CD. You play as a ship, fixed on the edge of a colorful "web" and you shoot incoming shit and get powerups. Very addictive. Also on PS1 and Saturn, not to mention the fantastic unofficial PC remake, [https://www.systemshock.org/index.php?topic=1289.0 Typhoon 2001].
 
|Probably the best game on the console. First of all, this soundtrack is pure awesome. In fact, the soundtrack was even released on its own awesome CD. You play as a ship, fixed on the edge of a colorful "web" and you shoot incoming shit and get powerups. Very addictive. Also on PS1 and Saturn, not to mention the fantastic unofficial PC remake, [https://www.systemshock.org/index.php?topic=1289.0 Typhoon 2001].
 
 
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==The Jaguar CD==
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<center>[[File:Atari Jaguar CD logo.svg|500px]]</center>
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<center>''"It's a digital jungle out there."''</center>
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The Atari Jaguar CD is an add-on for the [[Jaguar]]. It was too little, too late for it to do anything for the doomed system and its doomed maker. Little over a dozen games were released for it, most of them also available on other systems. Notorious for its frailty, good luck finding one in working condition. So, not really worth getting.
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===The Jaguar CD List===
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|[[File:Alices Moms Rescue Jaguar CD cover.jpg|150px]]
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!Alice's Mom's Rescue
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|Platformer
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|A cute homebrew (but [http://onorisoft.free.fr/retroshop/alice_jag.htm commercial]) retro puzzle platformer, vaguely inspired by "Alice in Wonderland". A little girl has to traverse huge maze-ish levels and rescue her mommy from the giant raven. Magical mushrooms allow her to <s>trip balls</s> change size to reach different areas. Windows version is included in the same disc.
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|[[File:Battlemorph Atari Jaguar CD cover.jpg|150px]]
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!Battlemorph
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|3D shooter
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|While Cybermorph, the Jag's original pack-in cartridge, was not very well received, this CD sequel is a much better game. The framerate was increased, the annoying scenery pop-up was greatly smoothed, the worlds are better designed, and now there is — oh joy — some music during the game.
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|[[File:Iron Soldier 2 Atari Jaguar CD cover.jpg|150px]]
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!Iron Soldier 2
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|Mech sim
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|A pretty cool mech game with very destructible environments. It actually looks cool when a building is blasted into a bunch of polygon cubes. Perhaps a bit aged now, but it runs smoothly, and that's more than you can say about many Jaguar games. Also released as a limited edition cartridge.
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|[[File:World Tour Racing Atari Jaguar CD cover.jpg|150px]]
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!World Tour Racing
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|Racing
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|WTR is no masterpiece, but it is a competent and perfectly playable racer — and that is reason enough to call it a huge improvement over atrocities like Checkered Flag and Club Drive.
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Revision as of 21:42, June 24, 2015

Atari Jaguar logo
"Do the math."

Sure, the Jaguar is not the best console of its time. You might be better off getting a 3DO, N64, or PSX. Plus the controller is garbage (the 6-button "ProController" is a bit better), and the Jaguar CD add-on should come with a guarantee that it will not work... so we're not saying you should go get a Jaguar, BUT if you do have one, there are some very good games that might make it worth keeping.

The List

Box Title Genre Description
Jagavspbp1 Alien vs. Predator FPS Play as an Alien rescuing the Alien queen, a predator trying to kill the Alien queen, or as a marine trying to get the fuck out. Marine campaign is by far the best, although all three of the campaigns are good. Framerate is on the sluggish side though.

A must-have for the Jaguar.

Another World Atari Jaguar cover Another World Action-adventure An experiment goes wrong and a scientist is transported to an alien world where everything is out to kill him. Homebrew port of the French classic. Buy it here.
Box ak real-1- Atari Karts Cart racing Mario Kart clone
B AttackOfTheMutantPenguins front-1- Attack of the Mutant Penguins Action A Jaguar exclusive, you play as a penguin or some cupcake thing and collect treasure, save your penguin friends etc.
Brutallfootball Brutal Sports Football Sports/Action This game is the tits, and you wouldn't know by looking at it, but this is a must own title, even for non-sports fans. Has little to do with football, and plays more like Ultimate Frisbee, giving it a feel like the cult classic "Deathrow" for Xbox. Object is to score the ball in the opponent's goal, and do so by beating the hell out of the opposing players, using punches, kicks, and 14 different powerups that appear on the field like bombs and axes. Decapitate an opposing player, and they are gone for good. Win by decpitating every opposing player or having the most points when the time runs out. Intense multiplayer makes this game hold up even today. Only thing holding back is a shitty password system and occassional frame rate problems.
Pic01-Cannon-Fodder-1- Cannon Fodder Strategy/Shooter Basically you control a squad of soldiers, and you have to complete the objective of a mission, divided into phases. Whoever survives the mission gets a promotion and becomes a bit better. Missions get pretty complex and require some creative thinking later on. Also a definite must-have for the Jag.
B Defender2000 front-1- Defender 2000 Scrolling shooter Hugely upgraded port of the arcade classic, from the same guy who did Tempest 2000. Trippy electronic soundtrack.
DoomBox-1- Doom FPS Great port, but for some reason, there's no music during gameplay.
Fight For Life Jaguar cover Fight For Life: Limited Edition Fighting "Wait, doesn't this one always appear in those 'worst games ever' lists?" Yes, it does, and for a good reason. The programmer was getting shafted by Atari, so he decided to withold the final version of the game until he finally got paid. So Atari said "fuck it" and just released some horrible 60%-finished version instead. Which is obviously not what we're recommending.

You see, many years later, the poor guy let some Jaguar fansite have the code for the finished version, and they released the massively improved unofficial "Limited Edition". Good luck getting it, though: only 28 numbered cartridges were ever produced, and even the ROM is about impossible to find. [1]

Flashback Atari Jaguar cover Flashback Action-adventure A young secret agent invents a portable device to analyze molecular density, finds that certain people are actually shapeshifting aliens, and they have his memory erased. The best-selling French game ever, and an absolutely fantastic cinematic platformer. Back in the day, those vector cutscenes were utterly stunning! Also released for several other systems (the Mega Drive version is also great and may be the easiest to find, the SNES port is butchered).
B IronSoldier front-1- Iron Soldier FPS Play as a mech in first-person view. Fuck shit up.
B IronSoldier2 Cart front-1- Iron Soldier 2 FPS Overall improvement of the first, but same basic gameplay. Graphics are way better. The cart version is quite rare, the CD one is easier to find.
Jaguar-64-pinball-fantasies-box-front Pinball Fantasies Pinball Sim It's pinball. If you like pinball, you'll like this. You might want to put it on mute, though.
B Pitfall front-1- Pitfall: the mayan Adventure Platformer Best version, though the 32X version is close.
B Raiden front-1- Raiden Vertical Shmup Perhaps the best port of the arcade game. Great graphics, no slowdown, perfect music.

Only annoying thing is that the score panel takes up a fucking third of the screen.

B Rayman front-1- Rayman Platformer Saturn, PSX, and Jag ports are nearly identical, but this version has inferior music. Be warned that the Jag version costs significantly more than the PSX and SAT versions. Excellent platformer.
Sensiblesoccer-1- Sensible Soccer Sports Simple, yet terribly addicting.
200px-Skyhammer-1- Skyhammer FPS You're in a space ship and you shoot stuff. HUD covers most of the screen, which is annoying, but great fun otherwise. Be prepared to shell out some cash for this one.

From the same dudes behind AvP.

Super burnout-1- Super Burnout Motorcycle Racing One of the few awesome racing games on the Jag. Great sense of speed.
Tempest 2000-1- Tempest 2000 Fixed Shooter Probably the best game on the console. First of all, this soundtrack is pure awesome. In fact, the soundtrack was even released on its own awesome CD. You play as a ship, fixed on the edge of a colorful "web" and you shoot incoming shit and get powerups. Very addictive. Also on PS1 and Saturn, not to mention the fantastic unofficial PC remake, Typhoon 2001.
B Worms front-1- Worms Artillery

The Jaguar CD

Atari Jaguar CD logo
"It's a digital jungle out there."

The Atari Jaguar CD is an add-on for the Jaguar. It was too little, too late for it to do anything for the doomed system and its doomed maker. Little over a dozen games were released for it, most of them also available on other systems. Notorious for its frailty, good luck finding one in working condition. So, not really worth getting.

The Jaguar CD List

Box Title Genre Description
Alices Moms Rescue Jaguar CD cover Alice's Mom's Rescue Platformer A cute homebrew (but commercial) retro puzzle platformer, vaguely inspired by "Alice in Wonderland". A little girl has to traverse huge maze-ish levels and rescue her mommy from the giant raven. Magical mushrooms allow her to trip balls change size to reach different areas. Windows version is included in the same disc.
Battlemorph Atari Jaguar CD cover Battlemorph 3D shooter While Cybermorph, the Jag's original pack-in cartridge, was not very well received, this CD sequel is a much better game. The framerate was increased, the annoying scenery pop-up was greatly smoothed, the worlds are better designed, and now there is — oh joy — some music during the game.
Iron Soldier 2 Atari Jaguar CD cover Iron Soldier 2 Mech sim A pretty cool mech game with very destructible environments. It actually looks cool when a building is blasted into a bunch of polygon cubes. Perhaps a bit aged now, but it runs smoothly, and that's more than you can say about many Jaguar games. Also released as a limited edition cartridge.
World Tour Racing Atari Jaguar CD cover World Tour Racing Racing WTR is no masterpiece, but it is a competent and perfectly playable racer — and that is reason enough to call it a huge improvement over atrocities like Checkered Flag and Club Drive.
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