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Earthworm Jim 2 (Genesis)

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Description

An ordinary average earthworm named Jim goes about his normal daily life, cruising around avoiding crows and doing other general worm-like things. Until one day, Jim is suddenly struck by a very large Ultra-high-tech-indestructible-super-space-cyber-suit. Through sheer luck, Jim rests safely in the neck ring of the suit. Suddenly, the ultra-high-tech space particles of the suit begin interacting with Jim's soft wormy flesh. A radical light-speed evolution takes place. Jim soon realizes that he is now in control of the suit.

Earthworm Jim 2's gameplay is similar to the first game, with Jim running and jumping through the levels. There are five weapons more than in the original game to collect. Characters like Princess Whats-Her-Name and Psy-Crow also appear.

Screenshots

Earthworm Jim 2 Genesis WHERE AM I?!!
Earthworm Jim 2 Genesis Giant hammer falls on Jim's hard
Earthworm Jim 2 Genesis Title screen
Earthworm Jim 2 Genesis Fire death

Alternate Titles

  • "EWJ2" -- Common abbreviation
  • "EJ2" -- Common abbreviation
  • "アースワームジム2" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

GamePro (US) Nov, 1995 5 out of 5 100
GameFan Magazine Nov, 1995 96 out of 100 96
Game Players Dec, 1995 92 out of 100 92
The Video Game Critic May 25, 2005 A- 91
Mega Fun Nov, 1995 91 out of 100 91
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Dec, 1995 9 out of 10 90
All Game Guide 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Sega-16.com Jun 27, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Electric Playground 1996 9 out of 10 90
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Nov, 1995 7.9 out of 10 79

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Trivia

References

There seems to be a reference to the band Depeche Mode in the gameshow level. One of the questions asks, "In what year did the Battle of Hamstrings take place?" The correct answer is "101 D.M." 101 was the name of the Depeche Mode tour that began in October '87 and ended June '88 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

Version differences

The PC version of EWJ2 lacked a level ("Lorenzen's Soil") which was in the SNES version.

Information also contributed by n-n and whattt

Related Web Sites

  • Blind Sally's Q's Quiz Answers (In Earthworm Jim 2 you you find Blind Sally's Q's Quiz from the Villi People stage. In case you want to know the answers to this or just want a good laugh, this is the page for you.)
  • Wikipedia: Earthworm Jim 2 (Information about Earthworm Jim 2 at Wikipedia)
Satoshi Kunsai (1816) added Earthworm Jim 2 (Genesis) on Jun 06, 2002
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