Earthworm Jim 2
a game by Playmates
Earthworm Jim 2 tries hard to be better than the original. But where the first had technique, this one just gets cheap. Visually it isn't all that good-looking. The animations are really cool, but it seems like they are substituted for decent game play. There are tons of instant hits throughout. The gameshow as well as the Psy-Crow scene really irked me. What do the levels have to do with the story? Why a salamander? I can't say I had any fun with this one--it's too tedious.
The original EWJ made Game of the Year. How about 2? Everything that you've come to love, and then some. Better weapons, better levels, more methods of attacks. Who can forget the stand-still animations? Like its predecessor, EWJ2 excels in every aspect of the game and first and foremost is fun! The game does have a slightly different feel to it, since Jim is now shrunk down quite a bit, and moves a little differently than he did in the original.
Whoever liked the original Earthworm Jim (who didn't?) will Like EWJ2. EWJ2 has more weapons, totally weird levels, a mucous-type parachute/swinging mechanism and more cows than before. The game controls are somewhat similar to the first and the animation is as good as ever. Some of the stages can be a little drawn out and boring. Other than that, it is a good game and sequel to the Game of the Year. Definitely try this cart out!
The first EWJ really got my attention when it was released and the second version was no different. I imagined alE of the wackiness was used up in the initial EWJ but to my surprise it wasn't. The entire game remains basically the same with the only change being the levels, which are even crazier than before: Slugs running from salt, saving puppies being thrown from windows and racing chickens through levels all make EWJ2 well worth the wait.
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