Why didn't he become a household name like Mario or Sonic?

Cameron Young
Cameron Young

Why didn't he become a household name like Mario or Sonic?

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Liam Hill
Liam Hill

GROOVY!

Chase White
Chase White

third-rate platformer on a second-rate console

Kayden Hernandez
Kayden Hernandez

Too gross. Too wacky and random.

Jackson Green
Jackson Green

Why would he? As much as I love 1 and 2, he was never that big even with a cartoon and 3D was a flop AND shit.

Thomas Peterson
Thomas Peterson

The humor was a bit too dark for kids.

Oliver Cook
Oliver Cook

the games were absurdly difficult for its intended demo and also kind of bad

Jackson Robinson
Jackson Robinson

gross
random
wacky
Unlike an italian plumber on a shitting dinosaur eating shrooms to kill turtles?

Mason Perry
Mason Perry

have you fucking played the games recently

Michael Nelson
Michael Nelson

present the argument of why would he first

Nicholas Johnson
Nicholas Johnson

also kind of bad

so are most sonic games.
especially the first.

every button is jump

fuck outta here!

EWJ holds up fine for what it is. Especially the second. (which is better)

Luke Barnes
Luke Barnes

There's no Italy in the mushroom kingdom

Juan Sanders
Juan Sanders

Style over Substance: The Game

It still had substance, but it's like 60/40.

Lincoln Thomas
Lincoln Thomas

why didn't boogerman, is the real question.

David Turner
David Turner

bad
But the snes games were great

Eli Miller
Eli Miller

second
better
No man should have this much shit taste

Brayden Reyes
Brayden Reyes

why didn't boogerman, is the real question.
The premise ran out too quickly

take a fart on somebody
take a burp on somebody
take a booger on somebody

well thats it

Thomas Morgan
Thomas Morgan

sonic
snes

Jeremiah Rivera
Jeremiah Rivera

It's the same as 1, but better.

mario
jump on someone

well that's it.

Levi Gutierrez
Levi Gutierrez

Name another platformer with as much variety and new mechanics in every level

Dylan Powell
Dylan Powell

Because he had everything. He had a show, he had toys, he had a brief comic book, he was a multimedia franchise styled after Playmates Toys' other huge multimedia franchise, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Being based on a video game and not a comic/cartoon series definitely meant it had a shorter shelf life, but for that brief three or so years Jimbo was up there with the greats. Then mismanagement happened, Interplay turned into a shell of a company and now nobody can get "into" Jim because the best version of his best game, the first game's Special Edition, has never been re-released in any shape or form.
The PC releases on GOG and Steam are the Rainbow Arts DOS ports, which have major issues with controls and unnecessary visual changes, so if you play them you're getting a worse experience overall, and let's not even talk about the console-exclusive HD version of the game.
Jim had a good life, a brief, ended-in-disaster sort of life, but that's what happens to rockstars. You die young or you get old and irrelevant.
Thanks for using my art, OP.

Tyler Butler
Tyler Butler

I actually like 2. Puppy love 1 and 2 are easy, 3 is the only hard one. The only levels that weren't fun are that one with isometric perspective and the "water" level, is like if someone took the nes TMNT 1 seaweed level and decided to make it in 16-bit.

Austin Jenkins
Austin Jenkins

It was not an exclusive title

Jordan Hughes
Jordan Hughes

ewj was pretty big but his games were too hard.
also keep in mind that he did get a cartoon and toys.

Jason Nguyen
Jason Nguyen

uh... mario?

Carson Williams
Carson Williams

It's the same as 1, but better.
Every other stage is gimmicky shit, while the only really terrible level from EWJ1 was snot a problem. Not to mention the bonus levels in 1 were much better than Puppy Love.

What the fuck were they thinking with Flyin' King?

Jason Walker
Jason Walker

welp, that's all we need then. no other platformers should be allowed to exist.

Colton Lopez
Colton Lopez

Jim is now a salamander

You hear it playing now don’t you?

Josiah Thomas
Josiah Thomas

only really terrible level from EWJ1 was snot a problem

at worst 2 was just more of the same. any hatred is unwarranted. but I get it. sometimes people just develop an irrational hatred of something or parrot what they've heard someone else say and it becomes widely accepted. really couldn't care less. I enjoyed the shit out of it as a kid and that's that.

Aiden Garcia
Aiden Garcia

no they should. it's just that they will all seem like dogshit compared to mario. especially this western dogshit earthworm jim.

Ayden Jenkins
Ayden Jenkins

Not to mention that the Snott swing and parachute are terrible compared to the whip swinging and helicopter head. Not that there's enough standard levels to even use them in.

Jace Turner
Jace Turner

Shall we talk about the real Genesis injustice?
possibly the most creative game on a console, combining unique, hand drawn aesthetic with beat em up and non-linear puzzle mechanics and brutal difficulty
not even a sequel

Michael Turner
Michael Turner

Mario and sonic had more three good games to begin their franchise

Jim had one

Landon Gray
Landon Gray

no they should

no they should NOT.
BAKA GAIJINS NEED TO BE GASSED!
RRRRRREEEEEEEEEE!

Adam Parker
Adam Parker

Especially the second. (which is better)
The second one is nowhere near as good, it focusses too much of crappy gimmick levels and just tries so hard to be "random", which, sure, was a part of the first game but they just tried so hard it became kind of embarrassing. I do like Level Ate and ISO 9000, they were pretty fun levels with neat ideas.

Also, EWJ2 had that wretched "save the puppies" thing. That alone would have made it the worse game.

Leo Adams
Leo Adams

His well done games were too groovy for this world.

Liam Bell
Liam Bell

Because baby boomers were forcing the shit out of him. My dad would never shut the fuck up about earthworm jim despite never playing the game.

Alexander Jackson
Alexander Jackson

nobody remembers MDK

Brayden Jenkins
Brayden Jenkins

had
now hes nothing, and a reboot/remake wont save him. at best it'll bring him up to crash levels, which imo didn't really affect anything but show that that there's still a kinda decent chunk of crash fanboys.

Hudson Robinson
Hudson Robinson

That was honestly the issue for me, especially EWJ2
The first was a platformer with wacky shit in it, the second was basically nothing but wacky shit and maybe 4 or so actual levels of platforming.
Also puppy love can go fuck itself.

Lucas Wilson
Lucas Wilson

he doesn’t know about the new crash game that’s coming

Nicholas Morris
Nicholas Morris

I always hated mario for timers. Especially SMW. Being rushed in a game all about exploration is garbage. The funny thing is they STILL do it for the traditional ones. What a shit mechanic. Like, hello, Nintendo, it's not the 80s anymore.

Tyler Richardson
Tyler Richardson

hating snot
I loved it for music alone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0m4U9smFss

Chase Stewart
Chase Stewart

is there really one? will it have old spyro cameo too?

Bentley Bailey
Bentley Bailey

EWJ2's standard levels are the best ones, Udderly Abducted is up there with the best ones from the first game, but it's sandwiched between Flyin' King and Inflated Head, two of the worst levels in the game. I just want to skip half the game to get to the good ones.

Good. Jim had his time in the sun, he's one of my favorite video game characters ever but franchises need to drop off eventually.

Wyatt James
Wyatt James

I agree, SNES is a second rate console.

Ian Myers
Ian Myers

El worm jim is a product of the 90's just like sonic, but unlike sega interplay didnt have yakuza money laundering to keep making EWJ games. Or at least that's my theory as to why sonic still exists after so many stinkers.

Logan Morgan
Logan Morgan

What? Why?

Adam Green
Adam Green

Udderly Abducted is ok, but it just feels like it's trying too hard to be random, it doesn't feel cohesive and comes off like it was cobbled together from a bunch of leftover assets.

Though you have reminded me of the atrocious glass bubble sections in Down the Tubes. I think that is probably the lowpoint of both games, and if you are playing the Special Edition, you can skip it.

Angel Roberts
Angel Roberts

Too hot for Mario-loving soyboys

Brandon Barnes
Brandon Barnes

this. Earthworm Jim is 'wow how many drugs were they doing?!?!?' tier for the general audience.

Blake Ross
Blake Ross

EWJ1
extremely solid levels and art sprinkled with gimmick levels, pretty good music
EWJSE
improved art, new levels are great and MP3 music blew fucking everything else out of the water at the time
EWJ2
Excellent standard levels, but way too many gimmick levels. They seriously make up like 60% of the game compared to like 30% of the first.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQGjQEqSsC8

Playing EWJ1 as a kid is most of the reason I started drawing, and wanting to make a living off it.

Dominic Wright
Dominic Wright

Fuck off Kaiba.

Juan Scott
Juan Scott

He was a household name in the 90's, but with a lack of games post 16 bit era, and one abortion of a 3D game, he was forgotten about quickly.

Alexander Wright
Alexander Wright

You're not wrong, it does have pretty bad theming to it, but I like the puzzle element. The fact that it's more puzzley than anything does highlight how little you actually fight stuff in 2, you have all these cool new weapons with different effects and individual ammo counts, and you fight, what, one or two enemies at a time, that can all be dispatched with the whip faster than your guns can be used?
Even the final boss isn't a final boss, you only use your gun to shoot down the propellers that block your path.

Angel Perry
Angel Perry

So Mario has its own For Pete's Sake or Down the Tubes, or Major Mucus?

Joshua Powell
Joshua Powell

random
EWJ1 has very consistent art direction, EWJ2 too for the most part with a few full retard moments (salamander, ISO 9000)
weird =/= random

Samuel Williams
Samuel Williams

thankfully no

Cameron Jenkins
Cameron Jenkins

Why? His transition to 3D was worse than Sonic

Sebastian Lewis
Sebastian Lewis

I have it. A pretty great game. Even had EWJ easter eggs.

Aaron Smith
Aaron Smith

He's too 90s and was a third party character to boot. There's a reason not many third party mascot characters from back then are still around.

Nathan Wright
Nathan Wright

brutal difficulty
This game was STUPIDLY diffIcult. Not Dark Souls "oh I'm just retarded, THIS is how you do it" difficult. You took damage for PUNCHING THINGS YOU NEEDED TO PUNCH. You had to manage your resources within a fucking micropercent.

Still rad as hell, though. Would've loved to see more games in this style (comic book, etc).

Owen Brooks
Owen Brooks

I'm having a tough time thinking of any bosses in 2 outside of the steak one you fight in Level Ate

James Peterson
James Peterson

I'm pretty sure the only two bosses are the one in the second level, Pedro Pupa who's a big maggot on a unicycle, and Flamin' Yawn which you already mentioned, and Pedro Pupa is just a war of attrition where you take damage constantly and hope you kill him first.
Really says a lot, when the first game has a boss fight at the end of nearly every level.

Noah Howard
Noah Howard

i wonder whose idea it was to make it so you take damage for punching things in a game where you do nothing but punch things. im actually impressed by how stupid that is

Ayden Jenkins
Ayden Jenkins

Flying king level

Hudson Myers
Hudson Myers

Jim 2 has higher highs but more lows than Jim 1, also the humor is much better. Just turn on the level skip cheat when you replay it.

Juan Carter
Juan Carter

Too hard.

Levi Thomas
Levi Thomas

how would you like your challenge, sir?
just fuck my shit up

Joseph Gomez
Joseph Gomez

MARIO EAT LE SHROOMS XD LIKE DRUGS!!

Isaiah Cooper
Isaiah Cooper

Unlike Earthworm Jim, Mario doesn't emphasize grossness

Oliver Torres
Oliver Torres

that path in the second level where you HAVE TO destroy an explosive box

Caleb Bell
Caleb Bell

Maybe not Mario levels of fame, but he was still pretty household in name. He's still one of those token 90's mascots that everyone remembers.

Easton Adams
Easton Adams

he actually made it to the second level
no one else knows what you're talking about

Zachary Jones
Zachary Jones

Because he is a fucking worm, just like you OP.

Ian Wright
Ian Wright

Everyone I knew knew earthworm jim.

Ryan Ramirez
Ryan Ramirez

You took damage for PUNCHING THINGS YOU NEEDED TO PUNCH.
You're supposed to have your rat search for dynamite, you dope.

Christopher Stewart
Christopher Stewart

Because you DON'T HAVE TO PUNCH THEM. You're supposed to be creative but you didn't use your head, so you took damage.

Charles Peterson
Charles Peterson

The sprite animations are amazing. So fluid and expressive.

Jason Ward
Jason Ward

Not that guy, but he's not wrong. Its literally impossible to beat Comix Zone without sacrificing health. I suppose this kind of design ideology came from the fact that the game is super short so they had to make everything, even basic movement, into assrape

Andrew Garcia
Andrew Garcia

There are plenty of games where you're forced to take damage, not sure what makes that much of an issue.

Brayden Hernandez
Brayden Hernandez

but he was on SNES, Genesis, and N64

Juan Walker
Juan Walker

*blocks your path*

Connor Rogers
Connor Rogers

Maybe in extremely small amounts, but I guarantee you need to take less than you think. Remember that box you need to climb on top of to reach a switch? Push on the wall and drop the crate down the hole first and you won't take damage from the flaming barrels.

The whole game is like this, it's a puzzle.

Christian Ward
Christian Ward

Had one of his action figures and I still own Clayfighter 63 1/3. I remember hearing about Call of Putty and then the Kickstarter last year that never happened.
Loved 63 1/3 as a kid
Hear about Sculptor's Cut
Years later, hear it was a Blockbuster exclusive
Discovered the first game and loved it and WAT'd at the second game, wondering how they fucked that one up

Isaac Ward
Isaac Ward

This part on difficult is just bullshit.

Asher Robinson
Asher Robinson

Three second rate consoles, yes.

Jackson Cox
Jackson Cox

throwing a paper airplane causes damage

Lucas Barnes
Lucas Barnes

because it's a shitty game. Believe me, the animation is top notch,the humor is pretty enjoyable, the character design is top fucking tier, but the actual game brings the whole fucking thing down to the ground.

Evan Smith
Evan Smith

This was the thinking mans platformer. He also had way too much competition at the time.

Christopher Scott
Christopher Scott

is the combat a puzzle too, because i felt like i had no control over whether the enemies raped my ass hole or not

Brandon Gomez
Brandon Gomez

Or the alien boss. Some people probably think you need to punch it to death. Nope. There's a barrel on the far wall. Let it light it on fire and push it underneath it and burn it alive. GG.

Jonathan Fisher
Jonathan Fisher

This game is so badass it has an infinite protection system built in, think about that, a damn near launch genesis game has IPS

Kevin Murphy
Kevin Murphy

If you keep punching straight like a doofus, I guess you could call it a puzzle. You need to change it up and they won't be able to block you.

Hunter Wilson
Hunter Wilson

Earthworm Jim was on GameCenter CX pretty recently.
It was funny since Arino looked like he REALLY couldn't give a shit about it and just wanted to fuck off in the beginning.
He admitted it was pretty good at the end though.

Gabriel Sanchez
Gabriel Sanchez

One of the most fun speedruns I watched:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjgNdMfg2ow

David Bailey
David Bailey

There's nothing about old hardware that makes such a thing impossible.
In fact, you could say mercy invincibility was the first infinite prevention system.

Luke Foster
Luke Foster

Was Cranky right, Sup Forums? Are Jim and Sanic trash-tier?

Nathan Price
Nathan Price

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtI6BTBa8jA

Alexander Rodriguez
Alexander Rodriguez

It's not that it was impossible, it's that such a concept didn't exist, or rather it didn't even need to exist as virtually every beat em up including capcom BEUs had a weird way to loop enemies to death.

Jason Diaz
Jason Diaz

I had it on PC and played with a keyboard and got that far when I was probably 12. Get out newfag.

Luis Long
Luis Long

I whole-heartedly disagree, but then I replay it (the windows 95 special edition, that is) every month or so.

Gabriel Thomas
Gabriel Thomas

Does he usually respond that way to western games, or was he just not having it with all the "dad humor" the game does?

Cameron Lee
Cameron Lee

Knowing there won't be another EWJ makes my soul sad brothers

Austin Lee
Austin Lee

Even if it came back...
games will never ever be this "90's" again

Joseph Green
Joseph Green

comic book adaptations are all the rage in pop culture now and has been for a good 15 years at this point
2D platformers are selling again
not even a hint at a sequel/reboot
Fucking why, this shit would be primed for a downloadable, $15 title.

Colton Campbell
Colton Campbell

Donkey Kong Country 3
And that one tried to stay a platformer all the way through instead of a mishmash of various halfassed ideas and genres.

Hudson Collins
Hudson Collins

I really want the 360 re-release to come out on PC or something.
I still have the toys in an old toybox I have in a closet.

Brandon Roberts
Brandon Roberts

Battletoads did it first. I loved both games, but I also wished they'd just cut the shit and focus on their main playstyle. Switching it up is nice, but when you do nothing but switch it up, it can become a mess.

Jeremiah Gutierrez
Jeremiah Gutierrez

EWJ just controls perfectly. Its one of the platformers that makes a clear distinction between neutral jumps and forward jumps, like Metroid.

Christopher Carter
Christopher Carter

Boss sits in the background until you finally reach him
EWJ had a lot of subtle brilliance.

Luis Nguyen
Luis Nguyen

I wish more games did stuff like that

Noah Edwards
Noah Edwards

this level

Ethan Jenkins
Ethan Jenkins

All this talk about Comix Zone inspired me to blast out another playthrough in this bad boy.

Jackson Hill
Jackson Hill

He liked the aesthetic. He was also a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle collector.

Colton Adams
Colton Adams

Jim is so goddamn smooth, I love it.
I really need to get around to making some webms.

Josiah Price
Josiah Price

Your dad sounds like a pretty cool guy.

Nicholas Walker
Nicholas Walker

gun changes hand

Owen Miller
Owen Miller

OLIIIIIIVEWUUUURST

Mason Jackson
Mason Jackson

He predicted the future pretty damn well, minus Yoshi

Evan Wilson
Evan Wilson

Probably the first time a game asked me to "git good" if I wanted to see the rest of it. I still hold my breath every time I hear that glass breaking.

Elijah Evans
Elijah Evans

If DKC2 had come out later Pikachu would be in Yoshi's place.

Jace Murphy
Jace Murphy

Eh. I think it's petty and makes it look like they have something to prove. At least when it's this blatant. Plus, Earthworm Jim was on Nintendo consoles too, so that seems kind of a dick move on Rare's part.

Oliver Ortiz
Oliver Ortiz

EWJ anticipated the "P3ngu1N 0f D000M lol im so random" crowd about a decade.

The mood is Invader Zim meets Rick and Morty, for a generation who grew up AAH Real Monsters and Spongebob and whatnot, but it came out at the wrong time.

And I can see why it thought that would be a good idea -- early 90s slime humour was in full swing (the easy bake oven for boys, for example, that made gummy bugs or whatever, and the goop-based game show) and there was definitely an element of gross-out counterculture, but the people playing games back then did the /other kind/ of counterculture.

Actually, a large part of the Genesis branding was gross-out edginess, and I have a hunch that Sega might have pulled it off if they hadn't suddenly backpedaled with the Saturn, which was obviously aimed at nerds.

But I digress.

Noah Jones
Noah Jones

His games were shit.

Leo Wilson
Leo Wilson

he dosent know its on steam right now
and dosent fucking work REEEEE

Lucas Jenkins
Lucas Jenkins

Git fucking gud

Christopher Parker
Christopher Parker

*BY about a decade.

And actually now that I think about it, EWJ was extremely technically sound, with a lot of really innovative features, but for some reason they masked all the real value behind the fox-cartoon character.

Note that, to answer OP's question, Mario is never really the centrepiece of his own games.

It's "Jumping" or "Platforming" or "Spraying" or whatever. Mario is more like a lattice upon which the game is hung. EWJ tried to hang the game on the character, thereby doing a disservice to what could have been a really excellent game.

Ayden Morgan
Ayden Morgan

A lot of those 'attacks' weren't personal, just fun jabs. The marketing make it seem like it was played straight, but anyone with sense knew it wasn't meant to be taken seriously. In Japan Miyamoto loved NiGHTS and Naka was blown away by Super Mario 64.

Andrew Scott
Andrew Scott

bump

Alexander Lopez
Alexander Lopez

How are you supposed to defeat this boss without taking damage?

Ian Edwards
Ian Edwards

Cartoon was legit one of the best shows on WB.

Lincoln Phillips
Lincoln Phillips

Too 90's.
His design wasn't really evergreen.
Also helps that his games were developed by a cartoonis and not a game developer. You couldn't tell background from platform half the time. They weren't timeless games.

Benjamin Scott
Benjamin Scott

Also helps that his games were developed by a cartoonis and not a game developer. You couldn't tell background from platform half the time. They weren't timeless games.
Stop parroting that hack Derek Yu.

Daniel Powell
Daniel Powell

Because his creator was a wacist, sexist, bigot! Earthworm Jim promotes genocide against nonwhites. Especially that queen bee, who's the definition of sexism.

Jeremiah Barnes
Jeremiah Barnes

The mood is Invader Zim meets Rick and Morty, for a generation who grew up AAH Real Monsters and Spongebob and whatnot

EWJ is just a parody of sci-fi tropes, no need to bring out fucking reddit and memeys to the discussion

Caleb Long
Caleb Long

He kind of was, for a short time. EWJ is probably the most successful forgotten forced 90s mascot character, but all the corporate fuckery kept it from lasting.

Henry Carter
Henry Carter

Earthworm Jim 4 when?

Michael Myers
Michael Myers

Some of the stuff are rage inducing.

Kayden Young
Kayden Young

I imagine most of nu-/v/ wouldn't make it past the beginning:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrn4oUqTEt0

Evan Martinez
Evan Martinez

test

Colton Parker
Colton Parker

https://youtu.be/F2BLJZnqq4U

Best song in all of video games

Logan King
Logan King

Why didn't he become a household name like Mario or Sonic?
You have to keep going in order for that to happen, Jim fizzled out immediately after EWJ2 because the team disbanded and Doug went to work on Neverhood. If they had kept going and built upon existing game mechanics then maybe.

EWJ3D taking forever to come out didn't help things. Collect all the udders and marbles WOW, they really let everyone down

Liam Howard
Liam Howard

You aren't.
That's really all there is to it, even if you're dodging like a madman there's no way to get away without damage. Flamin' Yawn is better, since you can go through the whole fight without ever getting hit.

Nolan Sullivan
Nolan Sullivan

EWJ is just a parody of sci-fi tropes
no need to bring out fucking reddit and memeys

Nigga Rick and Morty is also a parody of sci-fi tropes the first season was great, 2nd and 3rd were shit.

Cameron Perez
Cameron Perez

I don't know if it's the absolute SOAT, but it's certainly an 11/10 song, which is certainly an achievement since the whole OST is already a 10/10

Also makes for some fantastic remixes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dkq1ELYQqbk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRxOGlnMtvU

also Buttville remix holy fuck https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8t9cOUH7Ps

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams

but 3rd season had the best episode of the series

Sebastian Morales
Sebastian Morales

The Earthworm Jim cartoon was GOAT.

Thomas Morgan
Thomas Morgan

cartoon
best game

user you're tired go to sleep

David Campbell
David Campbell

True. I only know of 2 EWJ games. Mario has like tens of games.

Eli Anderson
Eli Anderson

Didn't the cow from the first level kill her?

Samuel Cox
Samuel Cox

All I know is that there's not enough good porn of either Dark Queen or Princess What's-Her-Name. That my friends is a damn shame.

Christopher Richardson
Christopher Richardson

It wasnt Nintendo exclusive so nintenboys forgot about him

Alexander Evans
Alexander Evans

The problem is that he was owned by interplay and they refuse to make games anymore. If Jim was owned by any other company things would have went a lot farther

Joseph Anderson
Joseph Anderson

Because his games weren't good.

David Rogers
David Rogers

It was more overall difficult then Mario or Sonic and the style most likely put a bunch of people off it. The level with the submarine was just ridiculous.

Xavier Young
Xavier Young

why didn't zool become household name like mario or sonic?
why didn't james pond become household name like mario or sonic?
why didn't monty mole become household name like mario or sonic?

Nicholas Johnson
Nicholas Johnson

Beause they were all basically the same eurojunk with the same aesthetics?

Thomas Ramirez
Thomas Ramirez

The sad truth of Earthworm Jim was it was just another TMNT clone because everybody was trying to make the next TMNT but what replaced TMNT and all the TMNT clones was Power Rangers and Pokemon

Alexander Bennett
Alexander Bennett

Marketing + came in late to the mascot platformer race

Nathaniel Nguyen
Nathaniel Nguyen

He's too weird, definitely a product of the 90's. There were tons of mascot characters back then and none of them really fit as characters in the 2010's.

Gabriel Morgan
Gabriel Morgan

Actually though. You know there would be a ton of shitposting about how her body is "unrealistic" and how she's just a damsel in distress piece of eye candy. In the current year, they'd have to redesign her.

James Russell
James Russell

it was just another TMNT clone
Earthworm Jim and TMNT had the same parent company behind them, Playmates was making a clone of their own franchise..

Michael Bailey
Michael Bailey

Or just let it happen, but since she's there from the start there would probably be little in the way of complaints, if they wanted to capitalize on unrealistic shitposting they'd do better to change Queen Slug for butt, with pics of her new design all through out her relevant levels only for it to be revealed as propaganda and she's still hideous.

Henry Murphy
Henry Murphy

Earthworm Jim had the best tie-in cartoon

Asher Wilson
Asher Wilson

because the creator is a piece of shit

Xavier Bennett
Xavier Bennett

Bumble into that secret refill halfway through the Tube Race
Struggled never again.

Jose Cooper
Jose Cooper

He was inspired by Doug Tennapel's teacher, who taught evolution. Doug, being a new earth creationist[citation needed], found the idea of humans being related to monkeys silly, and thus, Professor Monkey-For-a-Head was born[citation needed].

Jason Brown
Jason Brown

the first game's Special Edition, has never been re-released in any shape or form
Huh, really? Is it available on the internet for piracy though? If I can find my SE CD I could upload it.

Robert Cruz
Robert Cruz

t. mad fedoralord

William Clark
William Clark

[citation needed]
Its always sounded reasonable given Doug's beliefs and sense of humor, but I've never seen any proof.

Jacob Hughes
Jacob Hughes

you can be educated and know evolution is real, and still think that its results can be silly.

Tyler Garcia
Tyler Garcia

Didn't keep the machine churning, as said machine never generated as much cash as either of the two.

Oliver James
Oliver James

she's actually hideous by her species' standards
heh

Brayden Anderson
Brayden Anderson

It was going pretty good until Interplay died.

Isaiah Robinson
Isaiah Robinson

Look at his fucking head. That’s why.

Ryan Price
Ryan Price

First game was a challanging run and gun platformer
Second game went weirder in the comedy side of things and many more of the levels are gimmick levels instead of straight run and gun like the first game.
Third game was a horribly clunky 3D platformer that basically killed the franchise.
The TV show was pretty funny at least.

Thomas Powell
Thomas Powell

It's a cartoon, he's an earthworm, you're a moron

Robert Perez
Robert Perez

So 200 posts and not one of you idiots remember Earthworm Jim 3D? That's what killed this franchise.

Lucas Walker
Lucas Walker

The New levels in the Special Edition

Benjamin Powell
Benjamin Powell

Big Bruty ain't that great IMO

John Russell
John Russell

Claw

Brody Gray
Brody Gray

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvXu9a9WObY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kPoqwj6UT8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BE8y3h3CnVI

The fucking soundtracks though.

Samuel Flores
Samuel Flores

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=No42W3VlgOY
My favorite. I love the beat so much.

Jose Torres
Jose Torres

Do you play it on an old system or something? I can't get it to work properly with sound effects or music looping on anything Vista and beyond

Xavier Lewis
Xavier Lewis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wu-DY6Phm_0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_StZaIZZeJk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzgEySaRh2k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmsdWR9Gm5E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXhjiVcRHOU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVp5G7wraRg

And potentially the best piece of music to come from the 16-bit era:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qa4Z7UpFA6o

Bentley Nguyen
Bentley Nguyen

I would kill for a Special Edition version of EWJ 2 for windows 95. I played the everloving shit out of the first one on my old PC.

Anthony James
Anthony James

One thing these games sure had was fucking great music.

Ryder Martinez
Ryder Martinez

Battletoads

Liam Morales
Liam Morales

Not linking the Redbook Audio versions
For shame, user.

Jonathan Morales
Jonathan Morales

Not posting the greatness that is Tommy Tallarico's rearrangements
https://youtu.be/RI4NQtwXQzk
https://youtu.be/oHafF7LGVQ0
https://youtu.be/RyoSbvUBLzU
https://youtu.be/5IHxgxq1n3g
https://youtu.be/iBTCWH84XIs

There's something about early redbook audio games where the instruments sounded crisper and just all around great

Matthew Parker
Matthew Parker

Because the games weren't that good. Great early example of style over substance and artistic vision over coherent game design.

Noah Russell
Noah Russell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0DagHVOapU
WHO'S VOICE IS THIS?

Wyatt Watson
Wyatt Watson

Doug, you know, the guy who created the character

Jeremiah Collins
Jeremiah Collins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fPSTJGe-3o
Shiny said I was the best.

Aaron Flores
Aaron Flores

They're very good, but there's something about the punchiness of the Genesis that I can't allow to be overshadowed by the redbook audio. And that electric marimba or whatever the fuck noise it is they use for The Descent really annoys me, that one I firmly put forward as being straight-up better on the original Genesis track.

Eli Richardson
Eli Richardson

Too bad, 2nd game lost all original style in favor of some cartoony bullshit.

Camden Murphy
Camden Murphy

This was literally unbeatable on Gameboy.

Jacob Bennett
Jacob Bennett

too sexy

Caleb Torres
Caleb Torres

What are the best version of EWJ1 and 2

Justin Gutierrez
Justin Gutierrez

I can't get over the Genesis's overall sound too, I'm usually a really huge fan of it too, but I think it's the percussion that brings the redbook ones ahead a lot of the time

Special Edition on the PC/Sega CD for the 1st game, and the Saturn version for 2

Cameron Wood
Cameron Wood

SHIT THE FEELS OF THIS THREAD
EWJ was among the first games i've ever played when i got my first Genesis in 2003, good times, hope your life is better anons

Jeremiah Edwards
Jeremiah Edwards

You may have misread. I prefer the Genesis versions to the redbook.

Ian Carter
Ian Carter

disgusting jokes and visuals
garbage art direction
game made by cartoonists, not gamers
levels are all tedious and some segments feel like they never end

It's just all around crap.

Thomas Rivera
Thomas Rivera

TOO HURD
Are people ITT seriously such scrublets or was I just a godly 8 year old? I never thought of EWJ1 or 2 as "hard" games. Zombies Ate My Neighbors though? Now that fucker gave me nightmares.

Matthew Sanchez
Matthew Sanchez

EWJ games weren't hard. Just tedious. Especially 2 with its gimmick meme levels.

Adam Russell
Adam Russell

That's untrue as fuck.

Parker Nguyen
Parker Nguyen

have a u faggot
and get cancer too

Lucas Walker
Lucas Walker

Stop comparing Mario to Sonic

It's embarrassing

Jacob Walker
Jacob Walker

I didn't, I was just saying I understand why someone would prefer the Genesis's soundtrack since I'm a huge fan of the system. Especially for Level 5.

Cameron Taylor
Cameron Taylor

t. Kid born after 2000

Alexander Adams
Alexander Adams

EWJ2 was pretty easy, first one however was insane, never finished it as a kid.

Jacob Powell
Jacob Powell

This is a remainder that Doug doesn't have a clue what Net Neutrality is but thinks people trying to defend it are brainwashed leftists who know nothing.

Easton Brooks
Easton Brooks

It's a reasonable assumption given the blind push people have been making to promote it despite many of them not knowing what it actually is.

Not to say they are wrong and should oppose net neutrality, but there are definitely plenty of people who support it because of what they saw on Reddit.

Jayden Gutierrez
Jayden Gutierrez

I remember growing up my brother told me it was called 63 1/3rd because "It doesn't actually have 64 graphics so they can't call it 64 legally"
I believed that shit until I googled it when I was like 20 because I'm fucking retarded.

Jace Torres
Jace Torres

It doesn't actually have 64 graphics so they can't call it 64 legally
That's fucking hilarious.

Kayden Ortiz
Kayden Ortiz

crashes this thread

Pssshh...nothing personal kid

Eli Reyes
Eli Reyes

the game is based on the cartoon
for some reason the game ended up coming out before the cartoon, so people think the cartoon is based on the game

Samuel Wright
Samuel Wright

It didn't stand a fucking chance against the competition. The same year saw Donkey Kong Country, Mortal Kombat II, Mega Man X, and Final Fantasy 6 released, and that's JUST the SNES.

The cartoon was great though.

Gavin Flores
Gavin Flores

Battletoads, Battlemaniacs, Battletoads & DD and Ragnarok's world.

Jackson Cooper
Jackson Cooper

arent the EW jim games on GoG?

Kayden Sullivan
Kayden Sullivan

marketing wasn't as strong, game had a higher skill floor in it's gameplay.

Austin Watson
Austin Watson

mfw all these people saying Earthworm Jim is bad.

Brandon Robinson
Brandon Robinson

Wasn't the mascot of a big company
Too 90s
Games are too hard

That's not to say that Jim wasn't good or he didn't have his moments, but he wasn't meant to last.

Owen Morris
Owen Morris

genesis sonic games
bad
I don’t hate RedLetterMedia but you faggots need to stop parroting every opinion they have.

Angel Lee
Angel Lee

The games declined in quality with each subsequent release. Plus his character and universe weren't very consistent.

It was just a case of being handled poorly. Could have been great, but no one really took it seriously and it couldn't be copy pasted so it just fizzled.

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