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The Jetman series of games started out on the Sinclair ZX Spectrum with Jetpac, Ultimate Play The Game's first ever game. Jetpac's popularity further spawned two more sequels, with Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warpship not releasing on the ZX Spectrum, but instead on the Nintendo Entertainment System. Solar Jetman was the first game in the Jetman series to be released after Ultimate became Rare. An enhanced remake of Jetpac, entitled Jetpac Refuelled was released on the Xbox 360's Xbox Live Arcade in March 2007, with the original version of the game being included in it. The series stars Jetman, the astronaut exploring multiple planets in his travels.
List of games
- Jetpac (1983)
- Lunar Jetman (1983)
- Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warpship (1990)
- Jetpac Refuelled (2007)
The original Jetpac game was included in Donkey Kong 64, where it could be unlocked to play in Cranky Kong's laboratory after obtaining 15 Banana Medals. Beating Cranky Kong's high score rewards the player with the Rareware Coin, which, along with the Nintendo Coin, is necessary to beat the game. The game was retained in the April 2015 Virtual Console re-release of Donkey Kong 64 on the Wii U, despite it being owned by Microsoft. Jetpac and Lunar Jetman were included in the Ultimate Play The Game - The Collected Works compilation, which was released in 1988 for the ZX Spectrum. At E3 2015, Microsoft revealed Rare Replay, a compilation of 30 of Rare's and Ultimate's library of games, which included every games in the Jetman series.