Earthworm Jim DS

Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Earthworm Jim has made the step to DSiWare relatively well, with all the immature humour, off-the-wall level design and charm that made it such a hit in its 16-bit days.
  2. The game, though, is the same enjoyable knockabout romp that it ever was, and Gameloft has thankfully made no attempt to shoehorn touch-screen controls in unnecessarily. If you feel a burning urge to spend 500 points to relive some small part of your lost youth, you won't be disappointed.
  3. 70
    If you're a fan of the original, snap it up but otherwise consider what else you might buy with your $15 before you decide on this.
  4. If you've played Earthworm Jim before there's really nothing new here besides a tacked-on and repetitive camera mini-game. Still, the action platforming core of the game is enjoyable while it lasts.
  5. 55
    Earthworm Jim is a bizarre, somewhat flawed 2D platformer that will assault gamers with devastating challenges.

Awards & Rankings

50
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#38 Most Discussed DS Game of 2010
46
#46 Most Shared DS Game of 2010
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Oct 13, 2015
    8
    this game is a good port of a amazing game but the only problem is screen crunch on the top and bottom but that's just a nitpick but otherthis game is a good port of a amazing game but the only problem is screen crunch on the top and bottom but that's just a nitpick but other then that it's a good port Full Review »
  2. Dec 27, 2014
    6
    The never before seen feature is a photo booth placing your face at a cows neck. Nothing special.

    The game is great, just as it always was.
    The never before seen feature is a photo booth placing your face at a cows neck. Nothing special.

    The game is great, just as it always was. Control a worm, shoot stuff and collect items. What differs in this version is the speed. I feel like the game's running way too fast compared to the other ports. There's also a bunch of levels cut from the original version. Besides that and the photo booth feature, there's nothing new to see in this sloppy port.

    If you have a PS3/Xbox 360, buy that version. Or better yet, the PC (special edition) version.
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