Earthworm Jim 2

PC
  • Virgin Interactive

  • FormatVideo and Arcade
  • TypePlatform Adventure
  • SystemConsole

You really thought you had completed the original Earthworm Jim?!

As for design, graphics and sound, well what do you expect from Dave Perry and Doug TenNapel. Only the best of course!Wyn James

Hah, think again, because our worm-like hero is back again for a funnier and whackier sequel, and yes, he has to traverse through all the levels in order to save Princess What's Her Name, and defeat the game's numerous enemies, namely Psy-Crow.

This time round gameplay is much more diverse than in the first Earthworm Jim. While the majority of levels are still based on run and gun and platformer game elements, separate levels incorporate different gameplay elements as well. Some levels, such as the opening level, "Anything But Tangerines", and the game's eighth level, "Level Ate", play largely the same as the original Earthworm Jim, with the exception of there being a larger variety of moves at the players disposal.

There are more types of guns to use once found in a level, such as an auto-aiming gun, or the "Barn Blaster" gun which takes out every enemy visible on the screen. Additionally, Jim's friend "Snot" travels with him, and can be used to stick and swing to other slimy green surfaces, or as a parachute, upon jumping.

Other levels stray much farther from this formula. In the third level, "The Villi People," the player must guide Jim, defenseless in the disguise of a blind cave salamander, through intestinal passages, while avoiding exploding sheep and hazards embedded in the floor and walls.

It does sound revolting, but hey this is Jim's world we're playing in remember!
The latter part of the level suddenly switches to a game show/trivia format, where the player has to answer nonsensical multiple choice questions that commonly have no logically correct answer.

The last level of the game is not a typical boss fight, but rather, a race against Psy-Crow through an obstacle course, to get to Princess What's Her Name.

I won't say much more in case I spoil the fun for people.

As for design, graphics and sound, well what do you expect from Dave Perry and Doug TenNapel. Only the best of course! The highlights of the game for me has to be the hilarity of it.

Oh yes, on the intro Title screen you will see Jim trying to play an accordion, very badly actually. The rest of it you will have to see for yourself.

When I first played this game on my SNES I just couldn't stop myself laughing at the funny sound effects and cartoony graphics.

From now on I will give my percentage rating.....
95% why not 100%.....well, this game is very challenging, and it took me hours of practice to finish the game. Nevertheless, a worthy score from me indeed.  

Review by Wyn James - @Hekatonchieres

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  • Virgin Interactive

  • FormatVideo and Arcade
  • TypePlatform Adventure
  • SystemConsole

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