DiamJag is a freeware game for the Jaguar. You can download a
binary to load it with the BJL or a full CD Image.
I downloaded the CD Image, to find out, that I have to download
a demo of Nero for Linux as well. It works fine, and now I had a
working CD for my JagCD.
The game starts with a menu screen which explains the use of the
buttons (Button A for restart, button B for start or continue,
and Button C for ...) There is a hidden screen, but I did not
saw it so far (oh no, I'm such a lamer, I know)
During the whole game including the menu there is a nice little
melody playing in a loop. After I really missed sound in Atomix
for the Jag, i enjoyed it much.
The game play is quit simple. There are green balls in a room,
and you have to collect them all, to reach the next level. When
you move your player, it moves on, until it reaches a wall. Of
course the walls are located different on each level, which also
controls the difficulty.Honestly the idea is not brand new, but
The 28 levels are quite easy, so it is important, to finish them
as fast as possible. Therefore you get a code at the end which
you can enter on a web page to see if you are amongst the best
players of this level. That is a very nice feature, because the
stakes are already quite high, so you get a lot of motivation to
do a level again and again.
First I thought, well after five retries, you found the fastest
way, and then this level is boring, but then I found out, that
it takes a little bit longer to compete against the best players
on the net. So again, this is a great feature witch offers a lot
of long time play motivation.
As I said, the sound is nice. The graphics are simple but you
miss nothing in such a game. More or less you see the walls, as
well as your player and the balls. In the background there are
some nice clouds who scroll through the blue sky which looks
very nice. The gameplay is motivating as I already said, so what
else do you want? Please do more of these freeware CD's, but it
would be nice to use the ISO format for increased platform
compatibility. Also very nice, a cover PDF is available via the
webpage. Including the reset pad compination # and * would be
fine. This function is needed for a real Jaguar feeling.
kRadD for Alive, 2006-07-31
Medium: BJL binary / CD Image
Jagware logo: mariaud
Level Design: MetalKnuckles, Orion_, Meowcat & Ivan
Music: marvin / skarla
Music Player: Sinister Developments
Online HighScore System: RaZ & Orion_