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ZOOM Earthworm Jim
$4.95 (Win95/98) (CD w/ Manual) (EARTHJIMPO)(Edge Technology OEM version)

Activision

Game

Ratings:

4 stars from CD-ROM Today

The Cosmic Quest for Action and Adventure.

The hit video game blasts onto Windows 95 with 20 insane levels of hilarious non-stop action. Jim wasn't always a studly super-worm. He was once just a spineless, dirt-eater with no real mission in life...Then a cosmic twist of fate placed him in control of an ultra-high-tech-indestructible-super-space-cyber-suit. Now Jim must make it to Princess What's-Her-Name by staying clear of Psy-Crow, the intergalactic bounty hunter, until the final battle with Queen Slug-for-a-Butt.

Bizarre Characters. Battle dozens of demented enemies including Major Mucus, Evil the Cat, Psy-Crow, Bob the Goldfish, Professor Monkey-for-a-Head and the ultimate villainess Queen Slug-for-a-Butt.

Challenging Gameplay. Bungee-jump, rocket-ride, walk the dog, navigate an underwater pod and launch cows in 20 crazed worlds filled with secret paths, hidden items and bonus power-ups.

Windows 95 Exclusive. Explore enhanced new worlds immediately whist he convenience of the Autoplay feature, easy online help, incredible 32-bit processing speed and no installation.

Bonus Desktop Kit included. Add Earthworm Jim sounds and images to your Windows 95 desktop. Change icons, wallpaper and more. (Requires Microsoft Plus!)

Requirements: A 100% Windows 95-compatible computer system (including CD-ROM drive, video card, sound card and input devices), 486/33 Mhz, VESA Local Bus or PCI video, 256-color SVGA (640x480), 8MB RAM, double-speed CD-ROM drive (300K/sec transfer rate), Windows 95 operating system, mouse, gamepad recommended.

Reviews:

CD-ROM Today, May 1996

"The world's first annelid superhero made a splash when introduced for the Sega Genesis and Super NES more than two years ago. Earthworm Jim became known for its superb animation, bizarre collection of characters, and smashing play.

"Now, the game has been ported to Windows 95. Don't let the new packaging fool you - the box brags about features not available in the cartridge version. However, the CD-ROM version is nearly identical to Earthworm Jim: The Special Edition, released a year ago for Sega CD. The only 'bonus' in this version is it includes a Windows 95 Theme Pack for use with Microsoft Plus! to add Earthworm Jim wallpaper, icons, and sounds to your desktop setup."

"One quirk: You must play the game in a default 320x224 resolution window (not coincidentally, the same resolution a Sega Genesis runs under). It's possible to double the window, but that can slow performance. If your video card is fast enough to provide a high-res desktop, it can probably handle Earthworm Jim with ease.

"In its newest form, this fast-paced, funny action game keeps every crow, cow, and disgusting bodily fluid of the original intact. It's truly hard to resist."



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