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Earthworm Jim 2 scares me to this day

Oct 27 // Jordan Devore
[embed]283088:56125:0[/embed] Just watching this video puts me on edge, but I needed to make sure it was a decent representation of the hellish stage. It sure is. Getting a clip with mistakes was crucial. No one I knew ever played Puppy Love flawlessly; you'd slip up sooner or later and the worse you performed, the more unnerving it became. I can admit to being terrible at it. Shit is hard! You have the herculean task of catching puppies thrown out of a tower before they go splat, literally. Innocent, adorable puppies, and lots of 'em. Except, you aren't catching them -- you're continuously bouncing them off "the giant marshmallow o' love" (haha, this game) until they reach Earthworm Jim's pal, Peter, who is all the way on the right-hand side of the screen. It sounds simple, but Jim's nemesis Psy-Crow -- the jerk throwing the dogs -- times his tosses with such evil precision that you practically have to be in two places at once to save everyone. And that marshmallow you're using as a safety trampoline? Unwieldy on a good day. Once you miss enough puppies -- again, you will, eventually -- Peter freaks the hell out. He transforms into a monster who tears across the screen to slice Jim to pieces and the accompanying sound effect is unforgettable in the worst possible way. Just awful. It's a testament to how much I dig Earthworm Jim 2 that I was ever able to put up with Puppy Love. At least the level ends with a reassuring cow who says "Well done." I needed that. [Image credit: Hardcore Gaming 101]
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Puppy Love
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Earthworm Jim

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Kickstarter

Earthworm Jim is back ... in Boogerman 20th Anniversary


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Armikrog

Armikrog funded, Wii U stretch goal achieved


Kickstarter raises over $300,000 in final four days
Jun 27
// Wesley Ruscher
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Armikrog

Armikrog officially announced for Wii U


Claymation lives on Nintendo if stretch goal met!
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Armikrog

Behold Armikrog, the spiritual sequel to The Neverhood


Claymation lives on!
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Game heroes died so that you can have this poster


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Another Earthworm Jim? David Perry is 'sure' it'll happen


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Earthworm Jim never rawked this hard


Mar 10
// Tony Ponce
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Earthworm Jim creator ... no friend to gay people?


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