History Videogame / EarthwormJim

11th Jun '17 11:29:39 AM nombretomado
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** Part II uses this a lot, really. Both the melancholy first movement and the frenetic third movement of [[Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven's]] "Moonlight Sonata" appear, and both are strangely appropriate for the stages they play in.

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** Part II uses this a lot, really. Both the melancholy first movement and the frenetic third movement of [[Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven [[Music/LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven's]] "Moonlight Sonata" appear, and both are strangely appropriate for the stages they play in.
20th Apr '17 10:56:45 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]].

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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]].
2nd Apr '17 5:52:33 AM Drgonzo
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* IdleAnimation: The first two games are standout examples of this trope, but in terms of quantity as well as quality. In the first game alone, Jim will do things like jump rope with his head, flex his muscles, or [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace fail to practice trigger discipline.]]
8th Jan '17 12:27:25 PM DustSnitch
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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.]]

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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 badass ActionGirl.]]
5th Jan '17 12:01:19 PM SeptimusHeap
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The [[FreudWasRight Pocket Rocket]]. Really?!
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.
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