Looking forward to that new Earthworm Jim game slated to hit WiiWare later this year? Well, if you're a fan, odds are you've already played it.
Gameloft has confirmed our suspicions about their recently announced title: it's indeed a remake of the 1994 original, which just so happens to already be available on Virtual Console.
If you don't care about updated graphics or potential new features, might as well just grab it now, eh?
Might as well just play the original.
Did anyone seriously think that Gameloft would be doing a completely original Earthworm Jim game in the first place? Come on.
Good for me, I steer way clear of 50Hz Megadrive stuff... It might turn out well, as long as the graphics are not altered too much.
hmmmm, maybe, if its better then my dos version
Not so groovy after all.
Well, that dashes all hopes of seeing it on VC. Considering I've never played an Earthworm Jim game, I'll get the remake if Gameloft doesn't screw it up.
EDIT: OK, didn't read the whole article, it's already on VC. * facepalm * I'm not thinking straight. But Earthworm Jim 2 isn't on VC... is it?
@E-160: Dashes what hopes? The first game is already available on VC.
Does not compute. Read article. Note existing VC release.
@Croz that comment goes so well with ur avatar lol
Ugh...well if it's a good remake, that's all that counts...
I wouldn't bet on it Cheezy. It's Gameloft. Sure they make good games, but I'll be surprised if they don't butcher this with a bunch of crap (i.e. turn it into "Sexy Earthworm Jim" or something like that... )
well... now all I can say is
Lets hope its a good remake.
I am cool with that as long as its good with a few new surprises
I never played the original...
everyone else gasps at me
I'm still insterested in this remake even though I already bought it on VC. That screenshot looks like EWJ's cartoon series, which is very good news.
everyone else gasps at me too
It better be good!
@Bulbasaurus: It's not a screenshot, it's a still from the cartoon.
Why would you buy of a remake of a game already available on VC?????
This is exactly like those "Wiimakes"....they're making a quick buck rather than thinking of an original idea
Well if it plays better and looks better than the Genesis game, we'd be fools to choose the inferior version. The only people who shouldn't buy this would be those who have the Genesis VC game already or just not interested in Earthworm Jim. Assuming the remake is better than the original.
I'm still going to buy it. A remake is cool to me.
This was going to be the GROOVIEST sequel ever .......but now it'll (hopefully) be the grooviest remake ever
what is the point.... lame.
Eh, I'll just buy the original.
I don't see why a remake is a negative. The recent remake of monkey island is one of many examples showing a remake can enhance a good game into something even better.
I've only played Jim 3D
The recent remake of Monkey Island, the original isn't already on Virtual Console. This is rather pointless, because it's, in a way, competing with itself. And that's why I expected a new game.
Yeah but this is Gameloft remember? The company that made the US cellphone gaming market suck, and then they decided to take their crap to WiiWare to ruin it with more shovelware too?
Well, I'll hold out on the VC version... for now, until this comes out and we know for sure if it's any good.
Remakes are bad because they are taking away resources that could be used to make an original game. Instead of making a remake of a game that's already on VC, Gameloft could have been making new ideas for a sequel.
I'll only buy this if you can make your own levels in it!
Why would you re-make an already great game? But i suppose with today's tech plus wiiware and all, i can see why they would want to re-make this game. If only you guys knew how many weekends in a row this game has saved my life.So this is yet another day one buy for me..So many good games so little money...
"This remake has a one month exclusivity to Xbox Live Arcade and will appear elsewhere after"
But I don't want to suffer with the horrible Xbox controllers. My Classic Controller (or Mega Drive controller) wants some action.
Cave Story is also just a remake. And despite this fact it's considered one of the best WiiWare games to be released soon. I do not know why all Gameloft games are dismissed as crap in advance. Maybe I'm not enough into handy games, PDAs and IPods to judge this.
I think a lot of people are here still have puke in their mouths from Sexy Poker.
Please be based off Special Edition.
At what point do I get to say "Called it"?
It all depends on how good the improvements are. I haven't downloaded the vc one yet.
I'm sad now
I have the Genesis version but, if it has more content such as levels, weapons, and enemies I may buy it.
I am not anti remakes of retro classics at all. If Hudson Soft were to release their updated GameCube Bonk’s Adventure on WiWare, I would buy it, even though I have the original PC Engine game on Virtual Console.
In the same way, I will buy Gameloft’s Earthworm Jim, too. Who knows it may include smoother control responses, as well as the swanky new facelift.
Why don't they get mortal kombat on the wii.
@NINTENBOY: There is a Mortal Kombat on the Wii.
Mortal Kombat Armageddon. Poor graphics, decent gameplay
May as well be called Sexy Earthworm Jim.
First screen unveils "remastered" 2D graphics. There's still hope.
Knowing Gameloft, they'll probably ruin it or worse!
I wish i did't see it Coming.
But I did
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