Earthworm Jim (Sega Genesis) James & Mike Mondays

Mike Matei / May 4th, 2015

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  • May 4, 2015 at 4:00 am

    Yes! They chose the better version of Earthworm Jim ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Fred Fuchs

    May 4, 2015 at 4:06 am

    I still don’t think I’ve ever even gotten to that underwater stage lol. I played the PC version as a kid.

    • probotector

      May 4, 2015 at 8:05 pm

      The levels are a little different on each version, maybe that’s why you don’t remember that particular stage.

  • grandizer74

    May 4, 2015 at 4:12 am

    Didn’t the super nintendo come out almost 2 years after the genesis? It had a big hardware advantage.

  • Niche

    May 4, 2015 at 4:23 am

    I loved this game when I was young. And I had the Genesis version. According to GamePro magazine, it had slightly better control. And even though the SNES version had a few extra background graphics, I did prefer the Sega version. Also, I remember listening to the Offspring Smash album while me and my friend would trade off on the levels we were better at. Oh yeah, and the game was known for it’s great animation. It was a time when shooting in 8 dierections was impressive.

  • Xen11

    May 4, 2015 at 4:44 am

    I remember during the 16 Bit Wars in the ’90s, I had a Sega Genesis and everyone else had a Super Nintendo. I was jealous because I thought the Super Nintendo was just better period. I still loved the Sega Genesis, but I thought the SNES was so much more quality (graphics, sound, and usually the SNES versions would have better stories or cutscenes).

    Now, I have both systems and when I do play games on them, I love the Sega Genesis so much better. Just like you said, that ‘Genesis fake synthesizer sound’. It’s kinda like that Techno-Noir Terminator feel that can’t be replicated by anything else. It also has this grainy feel visually as well. Again, reminiscent of that The Terminator feel. I fucking love it.

    • Smokingspoon

      May 4, 2015 at 9:22 am

      Genesis did had some advantages for some kind of musics since it had clearer more sharp emulated sound. The snes sounded more mushy and marshmallowy because it was actually samples, although it gave the snes MUCH more variety of sounds and instruments.

      I’d say the snes still wins in the end.

      In other news, I’M SO HYPED FOR ARMIKROG!! It’s a spiritual sequel to The Neverhood and Skull Monkey. From the same people who did EW Jim

    • May 5, 2015 at 1:35 pm

      The reason the Sega Genesis sounds so raw, gritty and distinctively “80s” is that it has a Yamaha FM synth chip built in. It’s not a fake synthesizer, it’s the real deal. I own the Yamaha DX100 and DX11 vintage synthesizers and many of those FM preset sounds made their way into Sega games and numerous 80s film and TV soundtracks.

  • May 4, 2015 at 4:56 am

    Wish you could of made this a bit longer, but I understand ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Xen11

    May 4, 2015 at 5:14 am

    I always felt the same way about sports games. I hate sports to begin with. Seeing so many sports games, I’d ask the same questions about them. Why so many? There’s one for every year in every specific variation of football, baseball, and basketball. It’s so redundant. “Oh man, this year has trades. Oh man, this year has penalties on pass throws. Oh man, this year has an announcer. Oh man, this year has 35 play variations instead of 20. Oh man, this year they have Troy Aikman. Oh man, I’m an idiot.”

  • bud

    May 4, 2015 at 5:45 am

    If Mike liked Earthworm Jim, then he’ll LOVE Boogerman. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • bud

      May 4, 2015 at 7:09 pm

      Thinking about EJ and BM is making me think of Clay Fighters and Skullmonkeys too. I know you guys have a flair for the weird games, as do I…

      • May 5, 2015 at 2:53 am

        I do know they played Clay Fighters for a James & Mike episode before. Those funky games.. Groovy!

  • May 4, 2015 at 6:50 am

    they should play the strange game Blasto on PS1.. it was fun though strange from what I remember

  • The Wicker Man

    May 4, 2015 at 7:37 am

    Earthworm Jim on SNES had a few more details in the background art but was missing a level and some sound effects the Genesis version had.

    For the best example of how great the Genesis “guitar synth” sound can be then listen to the intro music for Road Rash II, a great series not available on SNES because Genesis does what Nintendon’t. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXLiakijbxA

  • The Kaleidoscopic God

    May 4, 2015 at 8:12 am

    Genesis had the Phantasy Star and Shining Force series! ALL HAIL THE GENESIS! …well, that still doesn’t compare. But I do rank PSIV among the best.

    • LiquidHawk

      May 4, 2015 at 12:58 pm

      Yeah I would say that PS II and IV and the Shining Force series are arguably as good as Chrono Trigger and FF. Both systems have amazing RPGs.

      • Oldgamer22

        May 20, 2015 at 3:19 am

        Yeah I think Phantasy Star 4 and Shining Force 2 are better than any RPG on the SNES. And if you include the superb RPG library on the Sega CD, the Genesis kills the SNES in RPGs.

      • Oldgamer22

        May 20, 2015 at 3:24 am

        *Awesome Sega CD RPGs include Lunar the Silver Star, Lunar Eternal Blue, Shining Force CD, and Vay, among several others.

  • Satnav

    May 4, 2015 at 9:31 am

    Weird ass game, but looks fun. Speaking of Jar Jar, a pretty easy way to justify him coming would be to have him pilot the Gungan submarine for them. Well, not like I’d want him to come at all, but there you go.

  • AbsoluteDeicide

    May 4, 2015 at 9:57 am

    You guys forgot about the only Genesis sports games that mattered: the Mutant League kind.

  • May 4, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Do the new killer instinct please

  • May 4, 2015 at 11:37 am

    When I had this game as a kid on the PC, I had absolutely NO CLUE what to do about that green crystal in Hell. Thanks to you I know what to do.

  • May 4, 2015 at 11:38 am

    I must disagree about the snes supremacy… For every RARE game on snes, I could come up with the same number of masterpieces on gens, like the Treasure games (best games of the 16 bit era – imho), Gargoyles (an overlooked Disney exclusive on par with Aladdin and lion King), Thunder force series, Streets of Rage series, Beyond Oasis (Zelda inspired action-rpg), Vectorman 1 and 2 (a true graphical achievement for that time), Jurassic Park 1, which was literally a survival horror game, and more would come to mind.

    I owned a genesis and loved it with all my heart, and even if my best friend and I used to swap consoles so that we could play both Nintendo and Sega games, I always felt that sega was more hardcore.

    • ToadRoad

      May 4, 2015 at 11:28 pm

      I was going to say Streets of Rage 2 alone makes me glad I had a Genesis. Then again, I feel like most people preferred whatever console they actually had.

  • Weldin Dunn

    May 4, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    I knew they were going to do this at some point. I’ve been waiting.

  • Joker83

    May 4, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    Very cool, you should do Earthworm Jim 2 as well, that one is really funny too. I used to play it all the time on SNES. I am surprised Mike had not played Earthworm Jim yet, it seems like a game that is right up his alley. Great video guys!!

  • May 4, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    I love the Earthworm Jim games. It’d be cool if you dudes did a review of Earthworm Jim HD on the Xbox 360!

  • May 4, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    was really liking it when you guys were completing the games. You should finish this one

    • ToadRoad

      May 4, 2015 at 11:29 pm

      Me too. I was one of the few who didn’t mind all the Star Wars parts.

      • May 5, 2015 at 10:34 am

        yeah, I was hoping for that golden axe to be beaten

      • MrBrrumpkins

        May 6, 2015 at 11:16 pm

        I enjoy the longer ones as well. I will always find time to watch any length of video they do. My favorite J&MM episode is ToeJam & Earl. They didn’t beat it, but it was a ‘full’ playthrough.

  • frostare

    May 4, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    I agree that the Genesis version has the best music, still I may be the only person in the world that enjoys the GBA version of Buttville ~ The Descent music the most.

  • May 4, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever finished watching a JMM without an uncontrollable urge to pop in a game, any game and play. Always looking forward to Mondays, and the nostalgia of hanging out with a good buddy and playing some video games.

  • Evil Rabbit

    May 4, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    When I was a kid this was ‘my’ game, as in out of all my friends I was the one who was really good at it. The game ends up getting downright bizarre, and you guys haven’t seen anything yet at that point in the game. There’s one level where a villain has a monkey as the upper half of his head for example, and from what I understand the SNES version didn’t have the level Intestinal Distress in it.

  • Evil Rabbit

    May 4, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    I’ve got a suggestion game for you guys, Wild 9. It’s a Playstation 1 game that was made by Shiny (the same company that made Earthworm Jim). Many of the backgrounds look kinda similar, and the game is VERY FUCKED UP! O_O

    • Treise

      May 4, 2015 at 4:39 pm

      Hell ya i remember that game, impaling enemies on spikes to use them as platforms!

  • Eelco

    May 4, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Well…think I have to diagree on you two (Mike and James) saying that SNES had more better games. I was a Sega Genesis owner, but played SNES games at a friend of mine. Now I own both systems and I think both systems have their share of great games. I mean, if you only look at some of these great Sega Genesis games: Shining Force (1 & 2), Shining In The Darkness, Sword Of Vermillion, Landstalker, Story of Thor, Coolspot (1 & 2), Desert Srike, Jungle Strike, Urban Strike, Rock ‘N Roll Racing, Sonic The Hedgehog (1, 2 and 3), Flashback, Alien 3, etc…etc…
    And as for sports games…I loved playing NHL and FIFA on Sega Genesis.
    I can understand that you don’t get it why there had to be a newer version of a sports game almost every year or so. Sometimes I also had the feeling that a newer version of a sports game wasn’t really that much better than the last one.
    But still…Sega had some great sports games that SNES didn’t have.
    K…and now for my James & Mike Mondays request.
    Please play the Strike series games (Desert Strike, Jungle Strike and Urban Strike) on Sega Genesis ๐Ÿ™‚
    Or…do a review about these game!

    • May 4, 2015 at 4:15 pm

      While I don’t do sports games, someone was obviously buying them, that’s why they kept churning them out. I would say I prefer the mega drive over the snes, but it’s mostly because that’s what I had growing up. Everyone’s answer is rose tinted because of their childhood memories. Heck I even like the Amiga CD32 mostly because of the memories, even though it was 32 bit, it really is no better than the Mega Drive or SNES

  • May 4, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    While I donโ€™t do sports games, someone was obviously buying them, thatโ€™s why they kept churning them out. I would say I prefer the mega drive over the snes, but itโ€™s mostly because thatโ€™s what I had growing up. Everyoneโ€™s answer is rose tinted because of their childhood memories. Heck I even like the Amiga CD32 mostly because of the memories, even though it was 32 bit, it really is no better than the Mega Drive or SNES

  • Treise

    May 4, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    Jarjar tagged along cause George Lucas demanded it, to sell toys~

  • PancreaticDefect

    May 4, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    Well now you have to do Boogerman. You cant play Earthworm Jim without playing Boogerman too.

  • Moondog

    May 4, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    you can’t say the Megadrive is shit and only really had sports games, just cos that’s what your friends owned. There are great games on SNES but there are also a ton of great games on Megadrive – the Sonic series, Streets of Rage series, Kid Chameleon, Story of Thor, Soliel (Crusader of Centy in the US), Story of Thor (Beyond Oasis in the US), Landstalker, Buck Rogers, Rings of Power, the Shining Force series, and hundreds more.

    • call me squinky

      May 4, 2015 at 6:43 pm

      Nooooo! Why did you have to mention Rings of Power? When I was younger, I wasted a whole summer playing that game. I left my Mega Drive at my parents house when I moved out, now I have to pick it up tomorrow. I feel another wasted summer coming. That game had unique attributes which you don’t see in other RPGs (like facing any level enemies at any time, rather than the predictable, gradual build up in FF) it’s definitely a good mention when it comes to the variety which SEGA offered in its extensive catalogue.

      • Moondog

        May 5, 2015 at 5:29 pm

        yeah it was a brilliant game from Naughty Dog who would go on to make the awesome Uncharted series ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Herbman420

    May 4, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    Finally you guys are talking about this badass game! I always wanted the nerd to talk about it, but I guess its just too good to be mentioned on that show. Although I definitely prefer the gameplay of the genesis version, I due actually like the music/sound in the Snes version better. You should try the HD version of Earthworm Jim on psn, xbox arcade, etc. It’s the best of both worlds, and theres more shit.

  • jasonjrf

    May 4, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    You guys should do Contra 3 and also you should do a 3 or 4 part shadowrun on genesis that would be cool. Great job guys.

  • May 4, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    Yay no Doug.

  • May 4, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    The sports games argument makes perfect sense, because while the rules of baseball may remain the same, the game itself is very tightly connected to the physics of the real world which may be simulated very differently by the limited hardware. Try different football games on these old consoles – they really feel like different games, while still being football (soccer i mean). The annual cloning came much later, today when the physics of the balls and the moving players may be quite well simulated they are sort of same. But not back in 1993. And you could apply the same argument to mario – since the NES one it was all running, faster running, jumping, stomping and hitting the bricks. Why bother.

    • ToadRoad

      May 4, 2015 at 11:34 pm

      I agree. If they never changed, everybody should be playing Tecmo Bowl on their NES instead of the newest Madden on their PS4/XBox1 since they’re basically just the same game and you’d be wasting your money to buy it again.

  • jasonjrf

    May 4, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    oh james the rules of baseball never change? BASE WARS… Need I say more.

  • jasonjrf

    May 4, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    Also I am a SNES fan I had both gen nes snes and sega cd. Even though SNES had the same sports titles madden and nhl. They were much worse on SNES. Especially NHL the movement was not smooth and it wasn’t as good looking it was a big deal if you played sports games. IDK why the movement wasn’t as smooth on snes but I assume it’s due to blaast processing.

  • Lee Barrow

    May 4, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    I love you guys! this website is awesome but please stop comparing the Mega Drive and super nintendo, the snes came out 2 years after the mega drive its no contest and is expected. The fact that people can even compare the mega drive to the super nintendo with the super nintendos obvious superiority says more for the mega drive than any paragraph defending it even could. And yes i prefer the super nintendo a hell of alot more but still got a place in my heart for that mega drive or genesis as i now seem to call it all the time considering 99% of the youtube community is american and youve somehow changed my vocabulary! lol

  • call me squinky

    May 4, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    James said this isn’t how he remembered the game – this is EXACTLY how I remembered it. This is a hard game, almost to the point of ruining it. The sequel was easier and better for it.

  • Superspecs

    May 4, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Im pretty sure the cow you launch at the start comes in to play at the end of the game. I can’t quite remember though, it has been a while.

  • May 4, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    james & mike should try out wonder boy in monster world or known in japan as Wonder Boy V: Monster World III. it was one of my favorite games growing up.

  • austin castle

    May 4, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    Have you guy’s ever thought about doing reaction videos? If so, i have a good suggestion. Look for “Top 15 most disturbing bosses from non-horror video games.” It’s in two parts. Also i suggest this because a boss from this game is on the list. (Please respond, i want to hear your opinion)

  • May 4, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    His head is stronger than bullets!:)

  • Dan021

    May 4, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    I wrote down the whole point of the game, who is earth worm Jim, which game was good and some stuff about the comic book/ cartoon series and the comment never got out. I always try to leave some good comments with appreciation and helpful infos but god now I’m pissed at this comment section not showing up most of the comments I write.

  • grimnebulin

    May 5, 2015 at 12:14 am

    James, it would be awesome if you’d do a review of the Earthworm Jim cartoon show, like you did with TMNT. It was more intelligently written than most cartoons of its era (the mid-90s), or so my college-age self thought at the time. Probably comparable to The Tick in that regard. Ohhh, shit, you should do The Tick too!

  • Internoob

    May 5, 2015 at 12:39 am

    Finally, a James & Mike Mondays with JUST James and Mike! This is gonna be good. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • gluserty

    May 5, 2015 at 1:32 am

    I don’t know, I’ve played sports games for both the SNES and Genesis, and i feel the differences are slight. Since I’ve always owned a SNES (since 1991), I don’t feel shortchanged by the sports games I’ve played and owned (I favor the Tecmo games for football, and the EA sorts titles for Basketball & Hockey).
    Now, I do like Genesis games though, that’s why I have the PS2 & PS3 collections.

  • Tross

    May 5, 2015 at 1:46 am

    This is a weird game. It’s easily one of the strangest things ever to come out of our region. I’m sorry, but the weirdest NA can usually achieve on the weirdness scale is a 6 IMHO. Japan may as well be a synonym for weird, but normally when someone says something is weird, I say try checking out some Japanese media. That said, this game may actually qualify as weird at times so props to the devs behind it.

    I stopped caring about the Genesis/SNES war a long time ago, but despite being a Genesis kid back in those days, I do have to give the win to the SNES. However, in those days systems had a much higher percentage of exclusives in their library, and if I’m in the mood for something retro I might look to ports of games from either system(alas, I do not own either an SNES or Genesis).

  • Aaron1375

    May 5, 2015 at 1:51 am

    I had both systems and loved both systems. Genesis games to me always had an arcade feel to them while I felt SNES games were usually more epic. Both to me are great and when a company took advantage of the Genesis system strengths a good game could be crafted.

  • May 5, 2015 at 2:12 am

    only game i can think of why you would want a sega genesis would be the splatter house series.

  • Ryan Lang

    May 5, 2015 at 2:41 am

    The similar example for sports as other games would be. Why make Zelda when then were so many other games like it, because it played a 100 times better than all of them. The best comparison is Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter. It’s the same game every time, all you do is fight. Why make them when there is already so many fighting games. The way the controls feel are completely different on them. Some people want a more arcadey fighting game whereas others want a dark or a more realistic one. Sports fans want the most authentic experience possible. There were sports games where the controls wouldn’t work, they didn’t move with when you were pressing it. (You know the frustration in playing a game with bad controls) Why should sports fans be penalized to only have that game to play. One might have the ability to jump or dive and the other doesn’t. I agree on it’s stupid for them to come out every year, but people like the fact that it looks better and the AI is smarter every year making the game better.

    • Highwing

      May 5, 2015 at 11:57 pm

      Well, in Zelda games, the dungeons and other locations are always going to be different, and there will be new items, new actions Link can perform (songs, a horse, etc.), a new story, new characters, new bosses and enemies, etc. James’s point is that football will always be football. It’s the same game every time. That being said, I still think it’s reasonable to have multiple sports games and continual updates, because I do understand that there are important (sometimes subtle) differences even if it’s always the exact same sport being played. I’d think the AI would be a huge part of this, as you mentioned (but what do I know about sports or sports games).

  • Nintendomaniac

    May 5, 2015 at 3:05 am

    On the subject of why the Jedi took Jar-Jar with them…Qui-Gon says they need Jar-Jar to guide them through the planet’s core, and to the capital city. However, during the the scene where they are going through the core…Jar-Jar never once tries to guide them, and Qui-Gon says, “The Force will guide us”. So the official “reason” why they take Jar-Jar, just turns out to be a lie.

    • Pumphrey

      May 5, 2015 at 3:07 pm

      Been a while since I seen TPM, but wasn’t Jar-Jar going to be executed (“poo-nished” as the Boss Nass says it), for some reason or other, but Qui-Gon states that since he saved Jar Jar’s life, Jar Jar owes him a life debt and takes him with him to save his hide? And after taking him out of the Gungan city, a Jedi isn’t exactly going to just say, “OK, you’re on your own, go be a bum now or whatever”… No, he allows Jar Jar to follow along and help him get started with his new lease on life.

  • May 5, 2015 at 4:10 am

    As I have determined this somehow related, how does everyone feel about Booger Man?

  • goodpenisbadpenis

    May 5, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    The SNES game library is not by far vaster with better games. Both systems are great and Sega can go game for game with Nintendo and be equal in number of great ones.

  • May 5, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    Genesis didn’t only have more sports games. They looked and played better on the Genesis. The Genesis controller seemed better for sports games too.

  • Highwing

    May 6, 2015 at 12:03 am

    I don’t know why you guys are so hard on TPM. You seem to be adhering to that simplistic mainstream black-and-white view that “old Star Wars is good, new Star Wars is bad” which doesn’t allow for any kind of consideration about what aspects of the prequels were actually decent. Don’t you think the action scenes are all pretty entertaining? And I’d say the story is much more interesting in the prequels (a bit deeper and more complex). And in TPM in particular, I feel there are several positive aspects such as podracing, Darth Maul, the Gungan battle, Qui-Gon, etc.

  • May 6, 2015 at 6:15 am

    Sports games were so good on the genesis. I’ve played all the major ones like nhl nbajam/livenba Madden montana sportstalk baseball hardball and fifa. I can tell you that every year the sports games got a little bit better and some were downright impressive. Nhl’s gameplay got faster and faster and the sound tracks were catchy as hell. As newer versions of madden and nba came out the controls got better from year to year as they figured out better control schemes. Sportstalk baseball had pitch by pitch commentary, limited sure, but as a baseball fan, it makes for a pretty impressive game. I still go back and play these games from time to time, they just had great intuitive controls and features that changed from year to year. It was easy to pick up and play out your favorite team

  • May 6, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    The thing about Phantom Menace was that Jar-Jar was banned to enter the city (for doing something stupid) and when he came back he was going to get executed for returning (kind of like treason I would assume). So it’s the reason why they take him with the jedis. They say that they saved Jar-Jar’s life and his life now belongs to Qui-Gon..
    And yes. I also think they shouldn’t have taken him with them.

    • Pumphrey

      May 7, 2015 at 12:42 am

      YOU think they shouldn’t have taken him with him, but it’s like a Jedi Code, or whatever; they couldn’t just leave Jar-Jar to die… THAT was the reasoning to take him along… as annoying and stupid as he was, THAT was the reasoning (story-wise) to have him follow along and eventually become leader of some gungan army.

  • Phoenix7786

    May 6, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Genesis Shadowrun had some great music, but that game takes hours and hours (way too long for a J&MM) but the Genesis game Rocket Knight Adventures would work better and has amazing music. Dynamite Heady is another great Genesis game.

  • May 6, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    When is AVGN adventures out in europe

  • May 6, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    lol please let me play it for you.

  • May 6, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    Thank god the Nostalgia Critic is gone. I’m sure he’s a nice guy, but he annoys the hell outta me.

  • May 7, 2015 at 3:01 am

    His whip is stronger than his dick ! I expected to hear

  • May 7, 2015 at 3:11 am

    Mike sounds so fucking ignorant in this video. They both need to play Beyond Oasis for Genesis and shut up.

  • Messy Fart

    May 7, 2015 at 9:52 am

    It would be awesome if you guys did the metal slug games.

  • greedo

    May 7, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Hey, guys! Nice to see you play this game. I have lot of fond memories. Although… it seems that the Genesis version has muddier graphics than the SNES version. Although, I just found out that they had cut a level from the SNES version. It sucks that they cut it, apparently it had to do with compression issues.

    However, I saw the vid of it on YT, and… it doesn’t really seem that I missed much. Anyway, I’m getting off topic. Watching you guys play this brings back fond memories. I couldn’t believe how much of this I had forgotten about. It was so fun, but it was so weird.

    But the ending was even more bizarre. I thought it was there was something wrong, there had to be another ending. But then, I realized that it WAS the real ending, and that it was kind of a joke. Anyway, thanks for doing this, you made my week!

  • May 7, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Sports games ARE different James. Just like how shooters are different. You can have two baseball games, one can be fun and the other shit. You should know that video games (yes, even sports ones) change from generation to generation. Or else people would still be playing Football for the atari instead of Madden 15. Your reasoning on this kills me, and Mike’s too polite to call you on it.

    I don’t play sports games either but I mean common, you’re beating a dead horse.

  • May 8, 2015 at 12:37 am

    Yeah I cringe when I watch James play some games…best performance was on super C

    • Messy Fart

      May 8, 2015 at 8:30 am

      That’s why it would be cool to see them play the Metal Slug series co-op.

  • Sakenomi

    May 8, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    Mike! You gotta play (and awesomely comment with James) Shatterhand on some of next ones, I know You probably have played it. Or the version I remember as a kid – “Tokyuu Shirei Solbrain”.

  • creecreehoneybee

    May 9, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    So glad you guys did Earthworm Jim. I played this ALOT as a kid. It’s such a hard game!

  • May 10, 2015 at 3:19 am

    This game was really fun back in the day. It reminds me of the Tasmanian Devil games.

  • oscuro

    May 10, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    Yeah I used to beat the crap out of this game as a kid. It was pretty hard though. It was really well done unique game though people forget about

  • May 10, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    I don’t like sport games at all. But I guess the reason why people like playing new Fifa- or NHL games and such is that the sport industry also changes. There are new players and new teams.

    The fact that the whip is stronger than the gun reminds me of Resident Evil 4, You are shooting that bastard Jack Krauser with everything that you got. And it even doesn’t hurt him. Then you kill him with a knife. Just like that.

  • Dan021

    May 13, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4Rkx4RVff8 If you want to see a head to head video about SNES version and Genesis version.

    FUN FACT: NINTENDO released the SEGA GENESIS version of Earth Worm Jim for the Wii U Virtual console. Mostly because a whole stage was cut from the SNES probably because of poo and stuff. :S

  • May 17, 2015 at 1:09 am

    dang yall crapped on everything i liked in this vid, as a guy who preferd the genesis, now loves sports games and still loves star wars episode 1 (and one of the few who finds jar-jar hilarious).

  • Jcr3ws

    May 25, 2015 at 11:37 am

    The snes is without a doubt the best 16 bit console but still gives no reason to discredit the genesis cause of its marketing attacks toward Nintendo. Face it the genesis has some impressive games that rival or equal those on snes. I personally don’t think that earthworm jim was the genesis showing off to Nintendo as James and mike put it, cause it was good looking but i think other games on genesis were worth mentioning of same or greater standards.. Garfield caught in the act, Mickey mania, vectorman, sonic 3d blast, crusader of centy, adventures of batman and robin, chuck rock 2, gunstar heroes, contra hard corps, zero tolerance,.. I know I’ve missed many but that dont include lesser visual with better gameplay like bio hazard battle, sonic series, dune battle for arrakis.. The list goes on

  • meinerHeld

    June 29, 2015 at 1:33 am

    Your collar is smokin’ there Mister Satuhday Night Fever.

  • September 15, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    sega CD one is the best!

  • October 29, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    gfdg

  • Zohn Dishon

    September 21, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    Loved the SNES and the Genesis but comparing them is not really fair. The Genesis was released 2 years and 7 months before the SNES(in usa). In computer hardware that’s a HUGE difference. In fact resistor count doubles every 18 months. So considering the time between the releases of the consoles the SNES should have been much better than it was.

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