PALGN writes: "Back in the 90's the platformer genre was all the rage and it was the biggest draw for gamers. Each console manufacturer had a platformer character as their mascot, and exclusive platformer titles were their main killer application. First party console exclusive franchises like Super Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, Kirby and Donkey Kong Country were leading the pack. Naturally, there were countless ’me too!’ developers creating shameless inferior clones. However, even in that great sea of mediocrity there were some exceptional games that dared to be different and Earthworm Jim was one of them."