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I never played or owned one before if I ever have a chance to buy one what games would you recommend.

 

Grab VirtualJaguar, try some out, and decide for yourself :D

 

(But you can't go wrong with some of the games from the AtariAge store.... ahem!)

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No one has mentioned Rayman?

 

For me half the fun of owning a Jaguar is a rotary controller. You can now buy them here at AtariAge.

 

There's only a handful of games that support them right now tho, but they are all good. I can vouch for Rebooteroids. Also Tempest 2000, Impulse X (hard to find) and some other indie projects.

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White Men Can't Jump, Club Drive and Supercross 3D are must haves.

Don't listen to madman, he's trolling you.

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I disagree, if you pass the initial shock with those 3 almost everything else on the Jag looks from another planet!!!

I have to say "almost" because there's another couple of dogturds "experiences" you may inadvertently step on/into, but for the most part it'd feel like you quickly removed the band-aid over that furry body-part to avoid later slower painful agony .... really after a few years with my Jag/JagCD combo I truly believe I should have taken it all in cold turkey, face first open smile.

And please ... Madman does not troll, I mean it.

 

If I were you I'd read a little upon the marvelous hidden gems awaiting (I am not trolling either):

http://videogamecritic.com/jaguarae.htm

http://videogamecritic.com/jaguarfl.htm

http://videogamecritic.com/jaguarmr.htm

http://videogamecritic.com/jaguarsz.htm

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No one has mentioned Rayman?

For me half the fun of owning a Jaguar is a rotary controller. You can now buy them here at AtariAge.

There's only a handful of games that support them right now tho, but they are all good. I can vouch for Rebooteroids. Also Tempest 2000, Impulse X (hard to find) and some other indie projects.

 

Rayman is a pretty expensive game to start someone out with... I've never played Impulse X, is it good?

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Haha... I actually liked SuperCross 3D, so long as you remind yourself this isn't a Dreamcast or something newer.

 

There are some good games for the Jaguar... but just going to be honest here... unless you really feel like collecting for the Jaguar, then walk away.

 

The Jaguar has some good games, it does... but there are also good games for cheaper systems. Just saying...

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Ra

 

 

 

Rayman is a pretty expensive game to start someone out with... I've never played Impulse X, is it good?

Impulse X is definitely very good. It's an Arkanoid game, so if you like those, then yeah, doesn't disappoint. Nice very hires graphics and smooth music. It was one of the first ST conversations, so you can track down the ST original and give it a spin. Edited by CaptainBreakout
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If I were you I'd read a little upon the marvelous hidden gems awaiting (I am not trolling either):

http://videogamecritic.com/jaguarae.htm

http://videogamecritic.com/jaguarfl.htm

http://videogamecritic.com/jaguarmr.htm

http://videogamecritic.com/jaguarsz.htm

 

 

 

Great advice, ls650!

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No one has mentioned Rayman?

 

For me half the fun of owning a Jaguar is a rotary controller. You can now buy them here at AtariAge.

 

There's only a handful of games that support them right now tho, but they are all good. I can vouch for Rebooteroids. Also Tempest 2000, Impulse X (hard to find) and some other indie projects.

 

Rayman is hard to recommend because of it's rarity and cost. I'd recommend picking up the Sega Saturn version for $30, better version all around.

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Rayman is hard to recommend because of it's rarity and cost. I'd recommend picking up the Sega Saturn version for $30, better version all around.

One could always play Tempest 2000 that way, too.

 

While we're at it, Doom, Wolfenstein, Cannon Fodder, Syndicate, Theme Park, and others I've forgotten on a 486-dx25 DOS PC.

 

Seriously, if you've gone this long without bothering with the Jaguar, you've pretty much missed the boat. Alternatively, "I really want to get into 'Wayne's World,' how do I start?"

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Seriously, if you've gone this long without bothering with the Jaguar, you've pretty much missed the boat.

All joking aside, I'd have to agree on this. Unless you've exhausted all other retro gaming systems, I'm not sure it's worth it. Especially at the cost of entry today.

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There are quite a few good games for the Jag and some that are exclusive to the system. Alien vs. Predator, Iron Soldier and Tempest 2000 are must-haves, in my opinion. There are also quite a few cheap exclusive games that while, not universally heralded, are fun, IMO:

 

Cybermorph

Hover Strike

I-War

Flip Out

Super Burnout

Club Drive - I genuinely liked it, especially with two players

Val d'Isère Skiing and Snowboarding

 

The CD unit is extremely expensive and hard to find these days. I am hoping an SD solution will come out at some point to allow playing these games. Battlemorph is great, IMO.

 

Scott

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Cybermorph

Hover Strike

I-War

Flip Out

Super Burnout

Club Drive - I genuinely liked it, especially with two players

Val d'Isère Skiing and Snowboarding

 

I got a friend into Jaguar locally (he owns two now.) This is pretty much the exact list I gave him of games that are relatively cheap and decent to play. I put a line through the ones I think you might want to skip.

 

It's worth spending a few extra bucks for a copy of Doom or Wolf 3D also.

 

I would add Kasumi Ninja to this list, it's surprisingly playable, and the comedic relief is non-stop...

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One could always play Tempest 2000 that way, too.

 

While we're at it, Doom, Wolfenstein, Cannon Fodder, Syndicate, Theme Park, and others I've forgotten on a 486-dx25 DOS PC.

 

Seriously, if you've gone this long without bothering with the Jaguar, you've pretty much missed the boat. Alternatively, "I really want to get into 'Wayne's World,' how do I start?"

 

I disagree on Tempest and Wolfenstein. Tempest 2000 is not that expensive and is the original/best version. The Jag version of Wolfenstein is also very different and unique enough to recommend playing on the Jag.

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