Earthworm Jim HD Reviews

  • MudRaVeNMudRaVeN613,477
    10 Jun 2010
    10 8 7
    Same old game, even more fun. How could anyone not love launching cows? Earthworm Jim HD is an awesome addition to any nostalgic gamer's library. Lots of us played Earthworm Jim on our Sega consoles way back when and struggled with the difficulty that was completely tolerable because of all the fart sounds and other humorous aspects of the game. Luckily, this edition grants a break with four variable difficulties: easy, normal, hard, and original, which is an exact replication of the cartridge version. Controls are still stiff and can be very irritating to try to whip onto a hook just barely in reach that requires the PERFECT jump to get. Aside from the original flaws, the game is still gold. It includes three bonus levels to add to enjoyment as well as a new multiplayer mode where four Jims must work together while competing for high score to clear each level. That aspect alone is pretty conniving, which is what Earthworm Jim has always stood for: conniving fun. I'll rate the game 4.5 out of 5 just because of the ridiculously touchy controls that make playing it even on the easiest setting a challenge. But what's the point of playing a game in the first place if it's not challenging?
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    k3rrigorTbh Original difficulty doesn't seem that hard. Might be cause I played the actual game on the genesis so many times or cause I like to play stuff on hard. The races are then only annoying part of it and not being able to shoot while jumping.
    Other than that luv this game.
    Posted by k3rrigor on 11 Jun 10 at 08:34
    MudRaVeNI remember it being alot harder too, but that was years ago and I've had tons more experience gaming since then. And also, using the control stick instead of a gamepad makes it easier too. Less blisters. Such an awesome game. Multiplayer mode is really fun too. I'm very glad to see this on XBLA.
    Posted by MudRaVeN on 11 Jun 10 at 09:35
    4.5 is way too generous. the controls are worse than they were on the genesis. the only challenge is the controls and thats not the right kind of challenge. i'm just sticking to using my emulator for this game because i'm not about to pay for this game again especially if they didn't fix anything.
    Posted on 14 Jun 10 at 13:59
    WookieKiller247Don't listen to above. The controls are EXACTLY the same in terms of dpad movement as they were in the 90's. If you took that into account and the improved graphics and multi, this game is a great addition for anyone who played the originals. Awesome game, I mean you get to launch cows for chrissakes.
    Posted by WookieKiller247 on 16 Jun 10 at 18:09
    MudRaVeNExactly my point, WookieKiller247. Very awesome game overall and even better in the new HD graphic format.
    Posted by MudRaVeN on 16 Jun 10 at 21:07
    yeah the controls are almost the same, but the controls were horrible. so how is that a positive thing? and hd is only an aesthetic change which has no bearing on gameplay, which sucks even more than before due to the 360 controller's crap dpad. this game is better on an emulator and its free.
    Posted on 22 Jun 10 at 02:02
    MosesChristusThumbs up from me for your closing sentence alone! ;)
    Posted by MosesChristus on 21 Aug 12 at 08:21