October 21, 2009
We told you it was coming and now it is finally here. Gameloft's faithful port of the 1994 platforming classic, Earthworm Jim, has finally landed in the App Store. Earthworm Jim follows the story of a regular earthworm named Jim who by chance has an intergalactic super suit dropped on him, which mutates him into a superhero. Like any good earthworm-like superhero would do, Jim sets out on a quest to defeat the evil Psy-Crow and Queen Slug-for-a-Butt while also attempting to rescue the Prince What's-Her-Name. Earthworm Jim for the iPhone and iPod touch is not only a faithful port of the 1994 classic, it also features remastered art and sound. The game features four levels of difficulty, 12 enemies and nine bosses, 10 original environments spanning across 16 levels, and a variety of gameplay elements. Earthworm Jim sports the usual on-screen controls, but since it also has some racing elements, you will be utilizing tilt controls as well. What the game boils down to, and what you should consider before making a purchase, is the on-screen controls. If you are fully capable of using an on-screen d-pad (or joystick) to precisely maneuver across small platforms, you will absolutely enjoy Earthworm Jim on the iPhone. If not, you may get frustrated rather quickly. Earthworm Jim is now available in the App Store for $4.99.