When Nintendo Switch Online added Earthworm Jim 2 to its SNES library earlier this year, everyone scratched their heads and wondered “Where’s Earthworm Jim 1?” Looks like the worm’s inaugural outing made it after all — just in a different collection.
You read the title correctly — the universe’s coolest earthworm is coming back to our galaxy — and we don’t mean another video game. We mean a new TV series!
The wiki website Hidden Palace has managed to track down a very early prototype of Earthworm Jim 2 for the Super NES. While prototypes are discovered fairly frequently these days, most of them tend to be nearly complete versions of the game they represent. Not this time…this version of Earthworm Jim 2 is radically different from what was sold.
In the 1990’s the company known as Interplay gave us a wide variety of characters on 16-bit and 32-bit consoles. Earthworm Jim, Clay Fighter, The Lost Vikings, and this: