I thought I had seen all of the advertisements for Earthworm Jim, but it seems one had eluded me. It’s kind of cruel that I laughed at it though.
Earthworm Jim Archive
Earthworm Jim was pretty heavily advertised, but it was well worth the money. Not only was the campaign clever, but the game was actually good. Shiny’s debut marked them as a force to be reckoned with, at least until their unmitigated failure with Enter the Matrix.
Today’s ad is a little bit naughty
Earthworm Jim 2 came out about a year after the first game. It takes the quirky humour a step further with some truly weird sequences – riding up stairs on a granny chair, dressing up as a salamander, and duking it out with condiments on a barbecue. This ad originates from the UK.
The first of many ads we’ll feature on this game, given its heavy marketing campaign;
Earthworm Jim was the first game developed by Shiny Entertainment, which was formed after David Perry and a number of other talented individuals struck out from Virgin Interactive onto their own. Perry was the driving force behind several bigs hits at Virgin, most notably Disney’s Aladdin for the Mega Drive. This advertisement originates from the US, but I believe it was used across the world.