Earthworm Jim was a hit game for the SNES filled with craziness and odd enemies and levels for the wormy superhero to tread through to rescue the beautiful Princess What’s Her Name.
You start in a junkyard when you begin this rather unusual quest destroying crows, rabid dogs, and other odd enemies. Armed with your rapid-fire space blaster, you tear them apart from one by one and proceed to the next world. You tour the cosmos until you reach the Queen’s planet. Then you destroy her and save the princess and the world. Sounds easy enough, doesn’t it? 3 difficulty modes.
The gameplay is simply amazing and easily the game’s strong point. From the obstacles (trust me, there are a lot) to the action, this game has it all. The bosses are actually difficult as they require actual strategy, unlike some other action games out there. You’ll have to learn to utilize your weapons well and conserve ammo as it will run out in some cases. The levels are amazing, especially “what the heck” and “andy asteroids,” as they are my favorites. For sure, once you get past the controls, you won’t be disappointed by the gameplay.
The controls are overall smooth and not too much of a pain. The timing isn’t too bad but could get aggravating especially when you have to aim fast, but the game doesn’t exactly allow you. Earthworm Jim could sometimes be slightly awkward in his movements, which could get annoying, but his controls are good most of the time. Sometimes the whip could be a hassle when trying to latch onto hooks, but you shouldn’t mess up too much once you get the hang of it.