Earthworm Jim Game Boy Advance
Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. 80
    The impressively goofy/cool audio effects and tunes ring amazingly true to the original’s.
  2. For fans of the original Earthworm Jim games, this is a real treat that provides an exercise in nostalgia while still being legitimately fun.
  3. Gamers looking for an off-the-wall platform adventure, and those that have the patience to put up with the lack of a save feature might find EWJ a good buy.
  4. 72
    It's difficult. Which isn't a problem in and of itself, it was difficult before, only now it's also unforgiving.
  5. 70
    Because there's no save game points in the GBA version, it feels like it's near impossible to accomplish anything in the adventure since it'll all go away when the batteries die or when you have to shut the system off.
  6. A well-done game, rife with action on landscapes you’ve probably seldom seen.
  7. A walk down memory lane with one of the better platform games of the early days of the Super NES and Genesis.
  8. The hardest worm ever to grace your garden.
  9. It is also lacking one incredibly basic feature--the ability to save your game! No battery backup, the game doesn't even issue level codes!
  10. Cramped levels and shaky control keep this worm from being a superstar.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. JesseS.
    Mar 29, 2008
    1
    An utterly useless port of a great game, EWJ for the GBA is a trashy, lazily-crafted game that looks disastrous compared to its original incarnation. The framerate is reduced to about 1/5 of its speed, making Jim look like a rejected Mortal Kombat fighter, and the levels are extremely tedious, sometimes even impossible to beat. Buy the original classic for the SNES. You'll be much happier. Full Review »