Earthworm Jim 2 (PlayStation)

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Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.5
Overall User Score (4 votes) 4.4

Critic Reviews

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Absolute Playstation
Its a long time since I laughed as much as I did while playing this game. Each of the levels is slick and well thought out and there is enough variety in this game to make you want to keep playing until you have completed it.
Video Games
Mit etwas Verspätung dürfen nun endlich auch PlayStation-Besitzer auf den Pfaden des verrücktesten Regenwurms der Spielegeschichte wandeln. Das Level-Design, Sound und Grafik wurden dabei 1:1 von der Saturn-Version übernommen. Lediglich die viel kritisierte Steuerung scheint nun etwas feinfühliger zu reagieren. Zwar offenbart auch diese Konvertierung keine technische Sensation, doch die Hülle und Fülle an spielerischen Gags macht dieses kleine Versäumnis wieder wett. Bis auf ein wenig unfaire Stellen sucht man richtige Schwachpunkte vergebens. Wer sich noch für 2D- Jump‘n‘Runs begeistern kann und noch keine 16-Bit-Version des Spiels besitzt, darf zugreifen. Allen anderen rate ich zu moderneren 3D-Genrevertretern.
Perhaps the biggest problem with the game is the dated gameplay. Humour aside, EWJ2 is fairly formulaic. There are several unexpected little twists and turns, which do indeed bring out the odd chuckle, but it feels as if the focus of the gameplay has been blurred by this emphasis on weirdness. On many occasions, due to the strangeness of the tasks you have to accomplish, staying alive is actually more infuriating than dying. If you’ve never played Earthworm Jim before, this game is going to have limited appeal – look at Rayman for its visuals, sound and next generation playability and then compare. If you know the game, there will be some appeal, but sadly Earthworm Jim 2 isn’t a major leap forward in playability like Earthworm Jim was when it was first released. Not so much a sequel just more of the same. Amusing gameplay, with only very average presentation. It’s not funny anymore.