Earthworm Jim 3D Download
Systems: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game features:Single game mode
When We First Caught A Glimpse Of Jim is certainly up there among the strangest. In the real world, it takes a sizeable leap of faith to accept that a common or garden worm can do anything of interest, let alone become a superhero. The humble hermaphrodites generally have a fairly moribund existence, sentenced to a spineless life of blindly eating shit and indulging in solitary sex - much like some of the PC editorial team, in fact. But in the crazy world of games, such limitations are scarce hindrance, and Jim has long since shed his earthy roots to become a bona fide star, with his own animated television series and everything.
The cult of Jim is set to quite literally gain a further dimension in September, when Interplay release Earthworm Jim 3D. The original, highly successful platform game was coded by Shiny Entertainment in Laguna Beach, California. However, the latest incarnation sees a slight change of scene, being developed in a former maternity hospital in Dunfermline. Relative newcomers VIS Interactive are the team responsible, who you may recall are still beavering away on the oft-delayed weird-'em-up HEDZ.
Clearly, 3D conversions can be a treacherous business. Witness Jaws 3D. an absolute travesty that sullied the name of the original classic. But that was a film, and this is a game. Even so, how do you go about translating a 2D platform game into a 3D extravaganza? VIS Interactive's Vice President of Creativity is the hirsute Kirk Ewing, and spoke to him live and exclusively from his remote Scottish hideaway. This noise came out of his mouth: "You've got to take a bit of licence with it. It would be impossible to copy the original and put it into 3D. So we've taken the best of 3D understanding with what we've learnt from HEDZ and the other 3D games around, like Mario, Crash Bandicoot and Jersey Devil, kicked it around the office, covered all that in treacle, feathered it, called it rude names and labelled it Earthworm Jim 3D." Evidently, the drugs do work.
The original game was renowned for its odd humour and bizarrely incongruous characters. As Kirk says: "We thought it was fucking alright, and we liked the way they really didn't belong in that game - or any game, for that matter. We've tried to create as many new characters as we could to live inside Jim's brain."
Among the new characters being introduced are the curious Disco Zombies, some gun-toting cows known only as The Bovine Special Elite, and a manic, scooterriding rabbit called Rabid. Clearly, Earthworm Jim 3D is shaping up to be a barrel of laughs, and Kirk isn't lying when he says., "This is a funny game. It's surreal." Worm up!