History VideoGame / EarthwormJim

14th Nov '16 10:17:59 AM Drope
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* CaptainSpaceDefenderOfEarth: RayGun, HeroicBuild, LargeHam... Jim's one of those, all right.
13th Nov '16 9:10:41 PM MBI
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* PoisonMushroom: The Bubble Gun in the second game, although not directly harmful, is intentionally useless and meant to inconvenience the player. Worse in the Genesis version, which didn't allow for weapon swapping. It actually distracts the alien things. If there're a few of them attacking you and you shoot, they just fly around the bubbles until you run out.

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* PoisonMushroom: The Bubble Gun in the second game, although which only shot soap bubbles. Although not directly harmful, is it was intentionally useless and meant to inconvenience the player. Worse in the Genesis version, which didn't allow for weapon swapping. swapping, especially in the final level where you needed a useful weapon to clear obstacles before time ran out, and using up the ammo took valuable time you didn't have. (That said, it has one purpose: It actually distracts the alien things. If there're there are a few of them attacking you and you shoot, they just fly around the bubbles until you run out.
14th Aug '16 4:06:54 PM Someoneman
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* [[GrossoutShow Grossout Game]]: The TitleScream is belched, rather than actually screamed. Let this set the tone for the rest of the game.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Jim after being [[OneHitKill bitten in half]] by the snot monster from "Snot a Problem" or the [[ThatOneMook giant pincer worms]] from "[[ThatOneLevel Buttville]]." He also [[NightmareFuel screams in pain]] as his body halves fall off the bottom of the screen.

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* [[GrossoutShow Grossout Game]]: GrossoutShow: The TitleScream is belched, rather than actually screamed. Let this set the tone for the rest of the game.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Jim after being [[OneHitKill bitten in half]] by the snot monster from "Snot a Problem" or the [[ThatOneMook giant pincer worms]] worms from "[[ThatOneLevel Buttville]]."Buttville." He also [[NightmareFuel screams in pain]] pain as his body halves fall off the bottom of the screen.



* [[PapaWolf Papa Dog]]: The "Puppy Love" levels in the second game involve trying to save Peter Puppy's kids, using a giant marshmallow, when Psy-Crow tries to throw them out a window. Let 3 get killed, and Peter rips Jim apart. Why he doesn't rip Psy-Crow apart is left nebulous.

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* [[PapaWolf Papa Dog]]: PapaWolf: The "Puppy Love" levels in the second game involve trying to save Peter Puppy's kids, using a giant marshmallow, when Psy-Crow tries to throw them out a window. Let 3 get killed, and Peter rips Jim apart. Why he doesn't rip Psy-Crow apart is left nebulous.



* SpikesOfDoom: Buttville. [[ThatOneLevel The Descent]]. Enough said.

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* SpikesOfDoom: Buttville. [[ThatOneLevel The Descent]].Descent. Enough said.



* [[StrawCharacter Straw Scientist]]: DougTennapel, a self-professed Creationist (believer in Intelligent Design), [[http://tennapel.wordpress.com/2011/02/09/four-comments-written-in-30-minutes/#comment-2239 has said]] that the Professor Monkey-For-A-Head character was created as a dig at some of his Darwinist teachers.

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* [[StrawCharacter Straw Scientist]]: StrawCharacter: DougTennapel, a self-professed Creationist (believer in Intelligent Design), [[http://tennapel.wordpress.com/2011/02/09/four-comments-written-in-30-minutes/#comment-2239 has said]] that the Professor Monkey-For-A-Head character was created as a dig at some of his Darwinist teachers.
22nd Jul '16 12:55:42 PM MarkLungo
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A much-loved platform game from Creator/ShinyEntertainment, formed when Creator/PlaymatesToys approached Virgin Software alumnus Dave Perry (who had developed ''VideoGame/CoolSpot'' and ''VideoGame/{{Aladdin|VirginGames}}'' for Virgin) to create a marketable videogame franchise to build a new multimedia sensation upon, in the spirit of their previous success, the ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' franchise. The title character (created by cartoonist Doug [=TenNapel=]) is an earthworm mutated by [[ImportedAlienPhlebotinum a mechanical super-suit from space]] into a somewhat awkward super-hero, who takes it upon himself to stop the machinations of the [[OverlyLongName Evil Queen Pulsating, Bloated, Festering, Sweaty, Pus-Filled, Malformed Slug-For-A-Butt]] and rescue the beautiful Princess What's-Her-Name. His adventure takes him from the scrap heaps of New Junk City to the sweltering fire-pits of Planet Heck (home of the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin aptly-named]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Evil]] [[CatsAreMean the Cat]]) to Level 5, the lair of the evil MadScientist who invented Jim's super-suit, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Professor Monkey-for-a-Head]]. All the while, Jim is pursued by Psy-Crow, Queen Slug-for-a-Butt's [[TheDragon right-hand man]] who is intent on getting the suit back.

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A much-loved platform game from Creator/ShinyEntertainment, formed when Creator/PlaymatesToys approached Virgin Software alumnus Dave Perry (who had developed ''VideoGame/CoolSpot'' and ''VideoGame/{{Aladdin|VirginGames}}'' for Virgin) to create a marketable videogame franchise to build a new multimedia sensation upon, in the spirit of their previous success, the ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' franchise. The title character (created by cartoonist Doug [=TenNapel=]) Creator/DougTenNapel) is an earthworm mutated by [[ImportedAlienPhlebotinum a mechanical super-suit from space]] into a somewhat awkward super-hero, who takes it upon himself to stop the machinations of the [[OverlyLongName Evil Queen Pulsating, Bloated, Festering, Sweaty, Pus-Filled, Malformed Slug-For-A-Butt]] and rescue the beautiful Princess What's-Her-Name. His adventure takes him from the scrap heaps of New Junk City to the sweltering fire-pits of Planet Heck (home of the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin aptly-named]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Evil]] [[CatsAreMean the Cat]]) to Level 5, the lair of the evil MadScientist who invented Jim's super-suit, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Professor Monkey-for-a-Head]]. All the while, Jim is pursued by Psy-Crow, Queen Slug-for-a-Butt's [[TheDragon right-hand man]] who is intent on getting the suit back.
28th May '16 11:25:21 AM nombretomado
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However in 2010 a remake of the original game, ''[[UpdatedRerelease Earthworm Jim HD]]'', finally made its way to the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live with enhanced graphics, sound, 4 player co-op, new levels and the option of the original NintendoHard difficulty for the purists. But oddly missing the secret "Who Turned Out The Lights?" level.

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However in 2010 a remake of the original game, ''[[UpdatedRerelease Earthworm Jim HD]]'', finally made its way to the PlayStation Network UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork and Xbox Live with enhanced graphics, sound, 4 player co-op, new levels and the option of the original NintendoHard difficulty for the purists. But oddly missing the secret "Who Turned Out The Lights?" level.
17th May '16 5:36:32 AM AnotherGamer
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* AnvilOnHead: In the games, Jim throws an anvil onto a rudimentary plank-on-stone seesaw to vault himself onto the next level. [[EpicFail Sometimes, his aim is a little off]].

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* AnvilOnHead: In the games, second game, Jim throws an anvil onto a rudimentary plank-on-stone seesaw to vault himself onto the next level. [[EpicFail Sometimes, his aim is a little off]].off and the anvil lands back on him]] and sometimes it just breaks the plank without moving him an inch, at which point he chooses to hail a passing taxi instead.
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?"
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