7 Best Atari Jaguar Games That You Should Know Update 12/2022

Best Atari Jaguar Games

There were two new systems being worked on at the same time in the early 1990s. The Panther was a 16-bit system that was meant to compete with the Genesis and Super Nintendo, while the Jaguar was meant to beat them. When the Jaguar was being built, it came out ahead of schedule, so the Panther was scrapped and Atari launched a “64-bit” console in the middle of the 16-bit wars. The Jaguar was sold as a 64-bit console, but its CPU and GPU both used a 32-bit instruction set. Unfortunately, the Jaguar’s architecture made it hard to write programmes for, and its poor sales kept third-party publishers away. The Atari Jaguar was in a lot of ways like the 3DO. It didn’t have as many games as other 16-bit consoles, and the looming Sega Saturn and Sony PlayStation kept the Jaguar from getting any attention. For the Jaguar, there were only 67 official games out. Atari tried to make the Atari Jaguar CD last longer by releasing it in 1996, but the writing was already on the wall by then.

Missile Command 3D

Missile Command 3D

1995

As its name suggests, Missile Command 3D is a new version of the game that was called Missile Command (which first hit the arcades way back in 1980.) The goal of the 3D version of Missile Command is to protect a number of different bases from incoming ballistic missiles, just like the original game. There are a lot of things that Missile Command 3D does better than the original, though. The game has a lot of fancy 3D polygonal graphics, and the sound effects and music are better than before. Players will also have to use their radar to see where the missiles are coming from. The playing fields are also much bigger than they were in the original version. 3 stages to play through, a lot of power-ups to get, and a few bosses to kill are all in the game. This game can be hard to understand at first. It may be a while before you can accurately predict the paths of the missiles. Missile Command 3D is just as addicting as the original game was once you learn how to play it well. If you’re a fan of old arcade games, you’ll be happy to know that the game lets you play in either “3D” or “Classic” mode.

DOOM

1994

When DOOM came out in the mid-1990s, it was so well-known that other first-person shooters were called “DOOM clones.” Doom wasn’t the first game of its kind, but it did a good job of making the FPS popular. Besides, Doom also helped start the 3D game era. The most important parts of the game are finding keycards to get into new areas and using different weapons to kill monsters. Pistols, shotguns, rocket launchers, plasma rifles, and chainsaws are some of the weapons in the game. The BFG-9000 is the most powerful weapon, though. It’s possible to fight ten different types of demonic enemies. If things get too heated, they’ll even fight each other. DOOM was made for almost every console that could play it, and a few that couldn’t. The Jaguar version is one of the best of its time. It’s a lot better than the 3DO and Saturn versions. I know the Jaguar version doesn’t have the expansion packs and mods that the PC version made famous, but I still think the game looks and plays great. There was no background music in the Jaguar version. Despite this setback, DOOM is still one of the best games ever made.

Flashback: The Quest for Identity

Flashback The Quest for Identity

1995

During the 1990s, there must have been some kind of law that said that every computer had to have a version of Flashback. After it was first released on the Amiga in 1992, Flashback was made for nearly a dozen other game systems. The Jaguar, on the other hand, needed the game more than most other systems, because its third-party games were few and far between at the time. There are a lot of environmental puzzles in Flashback, which is an adventure game that is played by moving your character side-to-side. As the game progresses, almost every screen asks players to think ahead and use stealth when possible. A lot of people know Flashback for its use of rotoscope animation, and it has been called one of the best games of its time because of this. They made the game even more fun because of their bright backgrounds and use of cinematics. Another thing that made Flashback so popular was its eerie soundtrack. Some versions of the game even said that it was a “CD-ROM game on a cartridge.” Flashback could be seen as a follow-up to Out of This World, and it could also be seen as a Prince of Persia game from the early years. Fans of cinematic platform games can’t go wrong with Flashback, even though the game requires some “trial and error” from the player.

Alien vs. Predator

1994

As far as games go on the Jaguar, Alien Vs. Predator is often said to be the only good one. I don’t agree with this, but I will say that it’s the best Jaguar thing. As in most first-person shooters from the mid-1990s, most of the game takes place in small rooms. As a horror-based game, this fits well with the source material. It doesn’t look like a DOOM-style game. Alien vs. Predator was very ambitious in some ways and had a lot of interesting ideas. In the game, you can play as an Alien, a Predator, or a Marine, and each character has its own weapon and abilities. The game lets you choose. In the game, when you play as the Alien, you have to rescue the Alien Queen who is being held on a Predator spaceship. People can be trapped in cocoons by aliens, which could make new aliens when the player dies. To be the Predator, the player must find the Queen Alien and get her skull. The goal is to do this. Predators can hide and keep their health up as they go, but they also have to follow a code of honour. Killing enemies while cloaked will lower a player’s honour and make it hard for them to get new weapons. When you play as the Marine, the game is more like the original DOOM, and the gameplay is mostly about finding keycards to get to new areas. The Marine’s story isn’t as original as the other two, but it’s fun to hunt down both Aliens and Predators at the same time. All in all, Alien vs. Predator is one of the best games of its time and a great reason to own a Jaguar.

Raiden

Raiden

1994

This is not the first time you can play Raiden at home. It wasn’t even the fifth port! It was, however, a very good arcade translation. Raiden is a typical shoot ’em up, but that doesn’t mean it’s bad. Fans of arcade games can’t go wrong with this game. It has pretty much everything the genre is known for, so they can’t go wrong. The game has a lot of power-ups, great bosses, great music, and two-player support. If you don’t want to die, keep in mind that Raiden was made with a “arcade mentality.” This means that it’s very easy to die. During the game, the player’s ship moves very slowly across the screen, making it hard to avoid enemy fire. Frustration is even worse when the game gets more difficult. Raiden doesn’t push the Jaguar as far as it could, but I’ll take good 2D shooters over bad 3D games any day of the week.

Space Ace

It’s time for Space Ace. He brings classic cartoon vibes to the Atari Jaguar in an epic adventure.

In this game, players take over control of Ol ‘Space Ace’ Dexter and try to stop Commander Borf from taking over Earth. Ol’ Borf-face wants to make everyone young again.

Borf: This is one adult who still acts like a child, so take it!

As Dexter fights Borf, he turns into an old man. To rescue Kimberly while having raging hormones as a teenager is a bad idea.

Switch between Dexter as a young boy and Space as a young adult. With the help of both characters, Ace is able to move through different stages. Ace is using a wrist watch gadget. There are two types of people: Dexter is protective and Ace doesn’t back down from anything.

You should play through it if you’re a Jaguar fan. If I had to, I would even say it’s a classic!

Defender 2000

Defender 2000

In our list of the best Atari Jaguar games, we’re going to talk about Defender 2000, which is a super-charged sequel to the first Defender game.

We’re talking about more power, more guns, more space, more enemies, and more everything else, like more power, more guns, more space, and more enemies.

As many as a million space miners could die if you didn’t fight back.

You know, no one has ever said that being a space pilot was going to be easy.

In Defender 2000, there are more than 100 levels to play through, and the Atari Jaguar saves your progress every 5.

There is a good chance you will die in the last 10 seconds of that fifth level every time.

In the main game, there are a lot of new things to look for, like power-ups that can be found after defeating enemies.

If you’re a big fan of space blaster games like Star Fox, you’ll love Defender 2000, too.