History VideoGame / EarthwormJim

27th Apr '16 2:39:49 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* SatiatingSandwich: The coveted Chip Butty in ''[=EWJ=] 2'' can increase Jim's health up to 200%. The sandwich is presumably a chip butty because [[InherentlyFunnyWords the names of other of sandwiches aren't as much fun to say]].
26th Apr '16 11:30:51 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* {{Medley}}: There are two existing melodies that make up the music for "Inflated Head:" "Lichtensteiner Polka" and "Clarinet Polka."



** "Inflated Head" samples at least one classic polka tune.

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** "Inflated Head" samples at least one classic polka tune.uses a {{Medley}} of "Lichtensteiner Polka" and "Clarinet Polka.".
17th Apr '16 1:04:39 PM WanderingBrowser
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* NighInvulnerability: The super suit is indestructible. The worm inside it? [[SubvertedTrope Not so much]]. Running out of health results in Jim getting vaporized, leaving the indestructible suit behind.

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* NighInvulnerability: The super suit is indestructible. The worm inside it? [[SubvertedTrope Not so much]]. Running out of health results in Jim getting vaporized, vaporized by a power surge from inside the suit (or ejected out at terminal velocity in the second game), leaving the indestructible suit behind.



* NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup: Professor Monkey-For-A-Head originally invented Jim's suit, so why doesn't he just make another one? The monkey ate the plans after the prototype suit (what Jim wears) was made; he's after Jim to get the prototype so he ''can'' make a new one via reverse engineering.

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* NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup: Professor Monkey-For-A-Head originally invented Jim's suit, so why doesn't he just make another one? The Whether this trope is played straight or not depends on the continuity:
** In the games, the
monkey ate the plans after the prototype suit (what Jim wears) was made; he's the Professor is after Jim to get the prototype so he ''can'' make a new one via reverse engineering.engineering.
** In the cartoon, he can make a new one just fine. The problem is the suit's incredible power comes from being fueled by a Battery of the Gods, and the Professor was only ever able to get his hands on one of them. Since the gods violently turned him away when he went to ask for a replacement, he's settled on just trying to get the original back.



* SaveThePrincess: Parodied with Princess What's-Her-Name.

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* SaveThePrincess: Parodied with Princess What's-Her-Name. [[spoiler: You don't succeed at saving her in either game, and in the cartoons, she's a BadAss ActionGirl.]]



* [[TitleScream Title Belch]]

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* [[TitleScream TitleScream: Actually, more of a Title Belch]]''Belch'' in the first game.
8th Mar '16 12:27:58 PM speedyboris
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* StockScream: Many of them heard in "What the Heck?"
6th Jan '16 2:24:21 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** ''What the Heck'' starts with music based off one, but switches to a different melody soon afterward.

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** ''What the Heck'' starts with music based off one, Mussorgsky's "Night on Bald Mountain", but stops abruptly with a RecordNeedleScratch and switches to a different melody soon afterward.afterward.
** The secret level "Who Turned Out the Lights?" uses Scott Joplin's "Maple Leaf Rag."
6th Jan '16 2:19:01 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* PoweredArmor: Jim's [[OverlyLongName Ultra-High-Tech-Indestructible-Super-Space-Cyber-Suit]]. Unfortunately, while it is technically "indestructible," running out of atomic energy will cause it to forcibly eject and/or explode whoever is inside it.

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* PoweredArmor: Jim's [[OverlyLongName Ultra-High-Tech-Indestructible-Super-Space-Cyber-Suit]]. Unfortunately, while it is technically "indestructible," its occupant is not, and running out of atomic energy will cause it to forcibly eject and/or explode whoever is inside it.
29th Nov '15 12:26:36 PM Dutchtica
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* AntiFrustrationFeatures: The Bomb escort mission in the sequel, should the balloon bomb explode before the boss, there are quick travel jets at regular intervals on both sides of the screen, one going forward and one going backwards. [[note]]Technically you could clear the level of most enemies, then travel back, and bring the bomb.[[/note]]
8th Nov '15 1:32:30 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** Part II uses both the melancholy first movement and the frenetic third movement of [[Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven's]] "Moonlight Sonata." Both are strangely appropriate for the stages they play in.
** The "Puppy Love" stages in 2 use the traditional Italian folk tune "Tarantella Napolitana" and then segues directly into "Funiculi, Funicula," just for the hell of it.

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** Part II uses both this a lot, really. Both the melancholy first movement and the frenetic third movement of [[Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven's]] "Moonlight Sonata." Both Sonata" appear, and both are strangely appropriate for the stages they play in.
** The "Puppy Love" stages in 2 use the traditional Italian folk tune music "Tarantella Napolitana" and then segues swings directly into "Funiculi, Funicula," just for the hell of it.it.
** "Udderly Abducted" uses "El Tango del Choclo."
** "Inflated Head" samples at least one classic polka tune.
13th Jul '15 8:08:03 PM nombretomado
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* PopQuiz: Spoofed in 2, where the quiz halfway through "Villi People" features ridiculous joke questions like "If cigarettes cause cancer, what causes Capricorn? A) [[{{Pun}} Poor-fitting shoes in southern France]] B) Dental Floss C) [[AmericanCustomaryMeasurements One and one half pounds]] of butter."

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* PopQuiz: Spoofed in 2, where the quiz halfway through "Villi People" features ridiculous joke questions like "If cigarettes cause cancer, what causes Capricorn? A) [[{{Pun}} Poor-fitting shoes in southern France]] B) Dental Floss C) [[AmericanCustomaryMeasurements [[UsefulNotes/AmericanCustomaryMeasurements One and one half pounds]] of butter."
6th Jul '15 11:53:43 AM nombretomado
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** In the trailer for the HD remake, one of the new levels it shows features a CoolShades-wearing MusicalAssassin cat playing a keyboard. This is likely a reference to the [[LOLCats Keyboard Cat]].

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** In the trailer for the HD remake, one of the new levels it shows features a CoolShades-wearing MusicalAssassin cat playing a keyboard. This is likely a reference to the [[LOLCats [[WebOriginal/LOLCats Keyboard Cat]].
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