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vniow
May 17, 2006, 01:58 PM
http://uk.xbox.gamespy.com/xbox-360/earthworm-jim-next-gen/707654p1.html

Now I'm really tempted to buy a console when this comes out. :eek:

zelmo
May 17, 2006, 02:02 PM
Might be reason enough for me to finally buy a 360.

I loves me some™ Earthworm Jim.

vniow
May 17, 2006, 02:11 PM
Might be reason enough for me to finally buy a 360.


I'm more hoping it comes out for the Wii though as well, last I recall it was a Nintendo game, at least that's what I remember playing it on.

Dagless
May 17, 2006, 02:16 PM
Earthworm Jim 1 > Classic
Earthworm Jim 2 > hmm...
Earthworm Jim 3D > no.

going off my experience with these games and the rhythm of life I think I'll cast a doubtful eye over the new game until I play otherwise.

XNine
May 17, 2006, 02:18 PM
Earthworm Jim 1 > Classic
Earthworm Jim 2 > hmm...
Earthworm Jim 3D > no.

going off my experience with these games and the rhythm of life I think I'll cast a doubtful eye over the new game until I play otherwise.

Agreed. EWJ was so effing awesome. EWJ2, meh, good, but not great. EWJ3D sucked as bad as Superman 64.

GFLPraxis
May 17, 2006, 02:24 PM
Never played Earthworm Jim.

The guy I interviewed at Hudson told me there would be a new Bonk game, however :)

mrgreen4242
May 17, 2006, 03:30 PM
Never played Earthworm Jim.

The guy I interviewed at Hudson told me there would be a new Bonk game, however :)

Oooo... you need to play Earthworm Jim 1. It was on both the SNES and Genesis, I think, so hopefully it'll make the virtual console in one form or another.

There was a Windows/PC version as well I think... I'm looking forward to playing Bonks Adventure, too. Never knew anyone with a TGX16, so never had a chance to play it, though I hear it's excellent.

vniow
May 17, 2006, 03:39 PM
I mostly played the second one, it was the only one I actually owned. I don't remember much of the first one though, I only played it for a bit at my cousin's house. I remember I was really feeling the urge to play it one day but I didn't have a TV with the right connections on it, they were all taken and I didn't want to screw anything up, so I plugged it in to my PC at the time which had a TV card in it and beat the game in all its expanded 1280x1024 glory. :D

I just hope they keep the cows.

Foxglove9
May 17, 2006, 03:54 PM
Earthworm Jim has to be one of the best platformers of all time. Part 2 is good as well.

Dagless
May 17, 2006, 05:13 PM
I don't know if I can say this. But if you legally own BC Kid (A Bonk conversion for the Amiga) then you can go to Factor 5's website and download the UAE rom. I have the original :D and it's an absolutely fantastic little game. Climbing up walls with your teeth, head stomping on enemies, FLOATING! I could never get the hang of that, bashing away on the flip button. That bit where you smash on the big dino's head to open his mouth is pretty mad considering the age of the game. And that elevator to the first boss!

Good memories of Bonk. it was a tremendous game.

ravenvii
May 17, 2006, 07:11 PM
Yeah, Earthworm Jim was effing awesome as one poster said. It has so much character and wackiness.

Earthworm Jim 2, I've never played. Earthworm Jim 3D sucked.

So I'll be watching this, but if they go 3D, then I'll bet it'll suck.

Stridder44
May 18, 2006, 12:38 AM
DUDE I used to watch the show on saturday mornings!!



/memories...

DougTheImpaler
May 18, 2006, 07:56 AM
I can't believe the non-love for EWJ2! I loved the game...all the different game types...The regular platforming game in the a few levels, the weird floaty thing with the game show at the end of the level (What color is Jim's red gun? A.) blue b.) yellow c:0 green), and the best part of all, Puppy Love! Who didn't love to bounce the little puppies off the big mattress and into the puppy grinding machine?

2nyRiggz
May 18, 2006, 12:24 PM
Indeed EWJ was nice but then they made too much of em and it got stale....i think he's coming to the PSP as well.


Bless

Foxglove9
May 18, 2006, 01:37 PM
I don't know how 2 games is too much? There was earthworm 3-D which technically was the 3rd game but I never considered that a real EWJ game.

Even so..3 games isn't a whole lot compared to the current game titles.

Indeed EWJ was nice but then they made too much of em and it got stale....i think he's coming to the PSP as well.


Bless

2nyRiggz
May 18, 2006, 03:43 PM
^Yes too much....part one was new and nice, part two was average at best then the 3D one killed it....Too much!


Bless

Pancake
May 22, 2006, 03:05 PM
I love Earthworm Jim!! He gave me a great respect for worms.

If you need a fix of a wacky side-scroller, might I suggest El Ballo.

http://www.ambrosiasw.com/games/elballo/

phill1234
May 22, 2006, 03:54 PM
http://uk.xbox.gamespy.com/xbox-360/earthworm-jim-next-gen/707654p1.html

Now I'm really tempted to buy a console when this comes out. :eek:

Cant wait ... Im a huge fan

ravenvii
May 22, 2006, 05:41 PM
DUDE I used to watch the show on saturday mornings!!



/memories...

Yup, and remember the comics?

GFLPraxis
May 23, 2006, 02:13 AM
http://gamesarefun.com/news.php?newsid=6469
http://www.gamesarefun.com/games/psp/earthwormjim/01.jpg
http://www.gamesarefun.com/games/psp/earthwormjim/02.jpg
http://www.gamesarefun.com/games/psp/earthwormjim/03.jpg
http://www.gamesarefun.com/games/psp/earthwormjim/04.jpg

rockthecasbah
May 23, 2006, 05:45 AM
wow. I wonder how many kids that own 360s even know of Earthworm Jim at this point. Haha. I don't know, it was good back in the day on Sega Genesis but I'm not quite sure I'd be that interested now to play it, it seems to me like a title that will be disapointing as just another "average" platformer.

EDIT: 1000th post :eek:

xli_ne
May 23, 2006, 07:58 AM
and the best part of all, Puppy Love! Who didn't love to bounce the little puppies off the big mattress and into the puppy grinding machine?

Wasn't it bouncing puppies off of a marshmallow into Peter's house?

Foxglove9
May 23, 2006, 08:54 AM
Ugh, those PSP screenshots are horrible. I hope that it is just a bonus level remake of a level and the whole game isn't going to be a complete remake.

Part of the beauty of the first game was the sprites used to make the levels and background. There was tremendous amounts of detail.

I think there are still a lot of EWJ fans out there, and I'm glad they are resurrecting this game. And the people who never hard of him, you will be surprised by a hopefully something good.

Eric5h5
May 23, 2006, 10:17 AM
I just hope they keep the cows.

The game MDK (also by Shiny Entertainment) has a couple of Earthworm Jim references, including cows...pretty funny....

--Eric

GFLPraxis
May 23, 2006, 10:40 AM
Out of curiosity, was the game based on the show, or the show on the game?

xli_ne
May 23, 2006, 10:47 AM
Out of curiosity, was the game based on the show, or the show on the game?

show on the game

Foxglove9
May 23, 2006, 10:56 AM
The games came first then the action figures, comic and tv show.


Out of curiosity, was the game based on the show, or the show on the game?

Pancake
May 23, 2006, 02:02 PM
Out of curiosity, was the game based on the show, or the show on the game?

The first game came out in 1994 and the cartoon followed in 1995.

EDIT- LOL 2 other people answered the question at the same time as me.

GFLPraxis
May 23, 2006, 02:10 PM
The first game came out in 1994 and the cartoon followed in 1995.

EDIT- LOL 2 other people answered the question at the same time as me.

Actually, they answered it about 3 hours before you...

Pancake
May 23, 2006, 02:33 PM
Actually, they answered it about 3 hours before you...

Oooo, you're right.

I must have not noticed the thread was already on Page 2.

I should really check out this whole sleep thing people are talking about.