Three Interplay-Owned Franchises Coming to VC
Posted by Marcel van Duyn
Gaming news site Gamasutra has reported something which will no doubt please many - 3 franchises currently owned by Interplay are making their way to VC.
After the recent relaunch of Interplay's website, there was some speculation on if there would be resurrections of the franchises shown around the company's logo. Well, these aren't exactly resurrections, but they're coming back, at least!
Earthworm Jim and Earthworm Jim 2 will no doubt excite the most people out of the three franchises. Earthworm Jim started as a videogame, but soon after became even more popular because of a cartoon on TV and a whole line of merchandise. The games still look remarkably good these days, mostly because the sprites are all very nicely animated.
Boogerman is a quirky but fun platformer. You play as Snotty Ragsdale, a millionaire with the secret identity of Boogerman, the self-proclaimed superhero who doesn't really have any superpowers. He does have some unusual other skills though, like farting, burping and flicking boogers.
ClayFighter was no doubt an attempt to create a one on one fighter game similar to Street Fighter II, Mortal Kombat and other such games, but it never really became as popular as the rest. It's got some neat graphics though, because every character, as you might have guessed, is made out of clay!
All four of these games were originally released on both the Mega Drive/Genesis and the SNES - But the VC releases will all be the Mega Drive versions. This might disappoint some, but it makes sense, as for both Earthworm Jim and Boogerman, the Mega Drive version was released first. ClayFighter debuted on the SNES, while Earthworm Jim 2 is a bit special - Europe got the Mega Drive version first, while the US got the SNES version first.