Earthworm Jim, spineless superhero, wriggles back into action as the Groovy Guardian of Goodness in an incredible journey of cheese-curdling proportions. Left unconscious by a massive cow-induced blow to the head and clad in his indestructible, high-tech super suit, Earthworm Jim continues the battle for truth, justice and well aerated soil. He sure is going to need your help to guide him through his 3D fun-house of a brain.
But beware, the is an evil lurking, a presence in his mind, a dark unseen force at work - Jim's brain is a dangerous place! In the game you can enter Jim's psyche where he comes face to face with his own fears, happiness, memories and fantasies. Each environment has games-within-games, ludicrously large levels where you go wild pig-sliding, grandma wrangling and much more. You will face the weird enemies like Psycrow or the Disco Zombies. Explore any area you choose while keeping the trigger ready for action.
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: EVERYONE with Animated Violence.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 256MB RAM (512 recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), Mouse, Keyboard.
Posted on 2008-10-01 05:38:50 byvcatkiller:
I'm not sure how people are giving this 5 stars. Fiddly camera controls, combat that more often than not had our intrepid worm shooting off into nowhere, sometimes in the complete wrong direction, in fact, and reasonably uncreative gameplay. The redeeming grace I guess is Earthworm Jim's offbeat sense of humour, but if you want that, stick to the old 2D platformers instead.
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Posted on 2008-10-05 23:00:47 byantihippie:
Earthworm Jim will always rate some stars just for the comedy value of the games. However, this game is spoiled by glitchy controls and a camera that simply refuses to cooperate. It's sadly indicative of the 3rd person action genre that these issues have continued to plague gamers to this day. My advice, play the original 2d platform games, and leave it at that.
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Posted on 2008-09-12 23:38:47 bychad:
It's hard not to be enamored with the Earthworm Jim universe. The previous two installments aren't perfect, but they existed in a totally unique world with just the right balance of cleverness, atmosphere, and oddball humor. However, those two games are in 2D; Jim's transition to a new dimension didn't come out so well. This game is your basic half-baked 3D platformer with EWJread more characters and setups.
The technical aspects of the game --even taking its age into account-- are inexcusable. Collision is rough, combat is clunky, quests and levels are repetitive, the platforming segments are choppy and unforgiving, and the graphics are just 'meh'. The camera system is lackadaisical and schizophrenic, and boss battles are oftentimes frustrating and bland.
What did this game get right? The IP. If this were just any other game, and it might as well be, this probably wouldn't even be up for download. This game's pedigree grants the quirky moments some resonance, and they don't seem too out-of-place here. However, this game feels like it's trying too hard and doesn't quite make it.
It's extraordinarily rough around the edges. Even back when it was released, it wasn't up to snuff. Now, it's painfully so. Casual fans should stay away; this game is only meant for hardcore EWJ fans or those with strong wills to put up with inadequate programming and design.
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