Earthworm Jim is a series of side-scrolling platform games featuring an earthworm named Jim who wears a robotic suit and battles the forces of evil. The series is noted for its platforming and shooting gameplay, surreal humor, and edgy art style The game’s crazy atmosphere, world, and characters were due to the fact that the company had previously always been restricted to doing licensed games, like 7up’s Cool Spot, where they had to conform to the other company’s preset limitations.In that respect, the game was actually created as a satire of platform video games at the time; for instance, “Princess What’s-Her-Name” was a parody of how so many video games had throw-away female characters that exist only to be saved from danger. Gameplay: The player controls Jim and must maneuver him through the level while avoiding obstacles and enemies. The player can use Jim’s gun as a method of shooting enemies, or his head a whip for whipping enemies. The whip move also allows the player to grab hold of, and swing from, certain hooks in the game. Some levels have additional requirements beyond merely getting to the end of the level. For example, the level “For Pete’s Sake” involves making sure the computer-controlled Peter Puppy character gets through the level unharmed, which is accomplished by whipping him to make him jump over pits, and defeating enemies before they can damage him. Failure to do so results in Peter lashing out at Jim, taking health away from him.


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