A crow is chasing a worm named Jim while in outer space Psy-Crow is chasing a renegade ship. The ship's captain has stolen an ultra-high-tech-indestructible-super-space-cyber-suit and Queen Slug-for-a-Butt has ordered Psy-Crow to get it, since it can make her more beautiful than Princess-What's-Her-Name. Psy-Crow blasts the captain and the suit falls to Planet Earth.
Back on earth Jim wonders if he is finally safe when an ultra-high-tech-indestructible-super-space-cyber-suit lands on him. Luckily Jim rests in the neck ring of the suit. Then the space particles begin interacting with Jim, causing a light-speed evolution. Jim soon realizes he is in control of the suit.
Jim overhears the Queen's plans for the suit and decides to meet this Princess...
- "EWJ" -- Common abbreviation
- "アースワームジム" -- Japanese spelling
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Finishing the game in the easy difficulty setting shows you a different ending that consists of a rather verbose scientific description of earthworms, as well as their habitats, mating customs, etc.
was the first game ever to receive a perfect score of 100% from the European gaming magazine Games Master.
The between-level races against Psycrow, called "Andy Asteroids", are most likely a reference to one of the game's programmers, Andy Astor
inspired an animated TV series by the same name.
The PC version adds among other things, a new weapon not included on the original 16-bit console versions: the seeker missile.
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- 1994 (Vol.4, Iss.1) - Best Game of the Year
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- 1994 (Vol.4, Iss.1) - Best Genesis Action/Platform Game of the Year
- 1994 (Vol.4, Iss.1) - Best Genesis Soundtrack
- 1994 (Vol.4, Iss.1) - Best New Genesis Character
- 1994 (Vol.4, Iss.1) - Best New SNES Character
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- January 1995 - Best SNES Action Game in 1994
- March 1995 - Best Genesis Game
- March 1995 - Best Sound Effects