Thursday, 3 May 2012

Essential 32-bit No. 03: Essential Jim


Earthworm Jim, 1994
Action/Platformer, Meda Drive
Developed by Shiny Entertainment

One of the best, funniest run 'n guns of the time and, in fact, ever. Queen Slug-for-a-Butt remains one of my favourite enemy characters of all time.

This sentence, pilfered from Wikipedia, summarises perfectly why Earthworm Jim has earned a special place in my nostalgia:
"The game plays out with Jim eluding and defeating all enemies, and saving Princess-What's-Her-Name. However, not only does she not return Jim's affection, but she is also crushed by a random flying cow."