There was rather a lot about Earthworm Jim that was forward of its time. The hand-drawn animated look was far totally different from the opposite 16-bit video games that have been round in 1994 and the gameplay was, for a 2D side-scroller, extremely authentic. It didn’t go the way in which of Sonic and make pace the order of the day, however made you actually take into consideration methods to get throughout a degree. From leaping on tyres, swinging on chains and utilizing Jim’s personal worm physique as a rope to get throughout crevices, it was good, brainy enjoyable. 

After which there was the surreal humorousness. The appear and feel of the sport may have been made anyplace on this planet, however the humor may solely come from the UK and sport developer David Perry. Whether or not being crushed by a cow, racing by pipes on the again of a hamster, or having to take care of an finish foe whose title is The Evil Queen Pulsating, Bloated, Festering, Sweaty, Pus-filled, Malformed, Slug-for-a-Butt, Earthworm Jim was genuinely humorous. 

That’s why it’s in dire want of a sequel, even when it’s simply to scrub away the dangerous style of Gameloft’s lame try at a remaster in 2009.  

Think about the climbing sport mechanics of Uncharted, combined with Jim’s scrumptious humour and spliced with spruced graphics of, say, Rayman Legends. Ma, take my cash now.


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