on David Perrys Ground-Breaking SNES Favorite
EDISON, NJ, February 28, 2001 Melding the legendary game play of an
adventure classic with cutting-edge technology, Majesco, Inc. announces Earthworm
Jim for the Game Boy Advance. Based on David Perrys classic SNES game, Earthworm
Jim is being developed by Majescos internal development studio, Pipe Dream
Interactive, and is scheduled for release this Summer in conjunction with the launch of
the eagerly anticipated new handheld system.
"Earthworm Jims immense popularity can be attributed to its
lavish graphics and artwork, wonderful game play design, and a slew of hilarious and zany
characters," said Dan Kitchen, Vice President of Handheld Development for Majesco.
"The Game Boy Advance version will allow us to introduce this timeless classic to a
new generation of gamers, while simultaneously providing more experienced gamers with a
venue for reliving an old favorite."
Earthworm Jim, the games reluctant hero, transforms from ordinary
worm into super hero with the power of his magical cyber suit. Now, Earthworm Jim is faced
with the daunting task of keeping the super powered suit from the clutches of the evil
Psy-Crow and his nefarious crew, as he fights to save the Princess. Using lavish
traditional hand-drawn artwork, Earthworm Jim features stunning graphics and
cinematic sequences as players venture through seven action-packed game levels while
earning extra points playing numerous mini-games.
Explore and conquer seven bizarre and action-packed levels
including New Junk City, Andy Asteroids, Intestinal Distress, and Snot
A Problem, a world in which players bungee jump on vines of phlegm to battle the Mucus
- Battle zany characters including an estranged internal organ
named Doc Duodenum, Professor Monkey-for-a-Head, the bodacious
Princess-Whats-Her-Name, and The Evil Queen Pulsating, Bloated, Festering, Sweaty,
Pus-filled, Malformed, Slug for a Butt
- Powerful pick-up and weapons arsenal includes: Suit Power,
Mega Plasma, Fuel Pods,
Asteroid Shields, and Extra Lives that will give you extra
chances to rescue the Princess;
- Earn extra points playing exciting mini-games such as Defeat
Psy-Crow, in which players get the opportunity to earn extra points by shooting the
twisted-minded crow in the butt.
In addition to Earthworm Jim, Majesco has
announced plans to release an impressive 10 titles for the Game Boy Advance system in
2001. These include the graphically astonishing Iridion
3D, Fortress, Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure,
Aerial Aces, and Jelly Belly.