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Earthworm Jim  1996
DOS Shareware (partial game)
Developed by Rainbow Arts, Shiny Entertainment
Published by Playmates Interactive Entertainment
Genre: Platform
User rating: 9.0 (1 vote)

System Requirements

IBM 486Dx compatible or better (Pentium is preferred)
8MB RAM (16 MB RAM is preferred)
Sound Blaster or compatible.

Earthworm Jim is the first in a series of very odd platform games. Earthworm Jim was just a normal earthworm until the Ultra-high-tech-indestructible-super-space-cyber-suit fell from space and transformed him into a hero. Jim can defeat enemies by shooting them or whipping them with his head. His head can also be used to swing from things, or turn it into a propeller to slow his descent while he's in the air. Jim can drive a number of vehicles, including a hamster! The gameplay is wacky and imaginative, and has characters with names like Queen Slug-for-a-Butt and Princess What's-Her-Name.

Review by DOSGuy

Graphics modes

VGA Non-standard mode

Earthworm Jim


Earthworm Jim Whole Can O' Worms Shareware Demo (2,536,675 bytes) 21 February 1996 DOS Play online

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