Earthworm Jim 3D (Nintendo 64)

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EWJ has a huge following. His cartoon on the WB network achieved cult status. And there's more than one web site devoted to the cause of bringing back the series. While it might take a miracle to make that happen, Earthworm Jim 3D isn't a bad substitute. It's a nicely put-together game that's full of the same twisted humor and warped silliness. And for all of you waiting to get your hands on Anne of Green Gables 3D--the designers are still debating whether the little, freckle-faced orphan girl's default weapon should be an Acid Spewer or a Flame Scepter.
Power Unlimited
Als men het camerawerk beter uitgewerkt zou hebben, had dit echt de shit kunnen zijn. Nu is Earthworm Jim 3D een af en toe ronduit frustrerende game, en dat verdient deze zieke worm eigenlijk niet.
Earthworm Jim 3D takes a new twist, turning our favorite hero inside out as he fights to save his sanity -- inside his own brain! And the experience can become a headache when the camera angles don't work in your favor. There are some dull elements as well as gorgeous environments, depending on the type of level. The game has nice, smooth animation, tons of enemies and allies, cool weapons and plenty of unique puzzles to complete (though you have to backtrack through the same screens all the time), but what holds Earthworm Jim 3D back is the poorly implemented camera system, which acts to make simple tasks overly difficult. That aside, there is fun to be had with splendid visuals and the usual Earthworm Jim humor.
Total! (Germany)
Davon abgesehen ist Earthworm Jim 3D ein extrem humorvolles Jump&Run, das genug Ideen, Rätsel und spielerische Herausforderungen bietet, um euch langfristig zu fesseln.
As I said earlier, I have very mixed feelings about this game. Even though this is the umteenth 3D-platform game to hit the market in the past X number of months, the concept, characters, and originality of it really make it an incredibly entertaining game to watch. Unfortunately the bad camera angles and the fact that you can’t see where you’re going a good portion of the time really take away from the game’s fun and playability factor. This game would be great as a movie, but unfortunately the developers seem to have forgotten the number one thing that makes a great game -- control and playability. I would have loved to give this game a score in the high 80’s simply based on originality, but due to the amount of frustration involved with control and view issues and that it plays like virtually every other 3D-platform game out there, I can only give it a 74.
Mega Fun
Earthworm Jim 3D ist mit Sicherheit eines der witzigsten Spiele der letzten Jahre. Schon alleine die abgedrehte Story ist genial und weiß von Anfang an zu faszinieren. Die sehr gut gelungene Grafik beeindruckt mit zahlreichen Lichteffekten und abwechslungsreichem Leveldesign. Allerdings hat auch dieses Spiet einige Mängel. Sehr oft wird die Sicht zu dem kleinen Wurm aufgrund einer schlechten Kameraführung verdeckt. Es wäre auch wünschenswert gewesen. die Story würde mehr durch die Welten führen. Sehr all steht man in einem Level und weiß nicht mehr, wo es weitergeht.
El anélido más famoso de todo el mundo de los videojuegos ha vuelto a la escena tras unos años de ausencias forzadas, por el abandono de Virgin por parte de su creador -el genio Dave Perry- y por retrasos en el desarrollo del juego, que apunto estuvieron de paralizar el proyecto que hoy nos ocupa; el salto a las tres dimensiones de Jim, el gusano de tierra más cachondo a este lado del missisipi.
Player One
Si vous aimez les jeux où l'on ne se prend pas au sérieux, vous adorerez Earthworm Jim 3D. Dommage que des problèmes de 3D viennent atténuer la qualité de la cartouche...
Bof ! Même si l’esprit d’Earthworm Jim est là, c’est tout ce qui sauve ce soft d’aller dans les profondeurs du système de notation. Graphiquement et techniquement, on est bien loin de ce que peut faire la console, pire, de ce qui s’est déjà fait dessus.
All Game Guide
If you can't get enough of the inane humor found in the Earthworm Jim series, or you are just thrilled by the idea of your favorite superhero having been upgraded to the world of 3D, then by all means, run out and buy this game. Personally, I far prefer the 2D games in the series. They seemed fresher and more exciting, and there are no camera issues. Even so, I'd be lying if I said I didn't have a fairly good time playing Earthworm Jim 3D -- at least in two- and three-hour stretches.