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Earthworm Jim: Menace 2 the Galaxy

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Title Screen

Earthworm Jim: Menace 2 the Galaxy

Developer: David A. Palmer Productions
Publisher: Crave
Platforms: Game Boy, Game Boy Color
Released in US: November 16, 1999
Released in EU: November 1999


AreasIcon.png This game has unused areas.
TextIcon.png This game has unused text.


Earthworm Jim: Menace 2 the Galaxy was the last original Earthworm Jim game to be released and the first to have garnered a near-universally poor reception—one worse than even that of Earthworm Jim 3D. The gameplay is simplified compared to previous Earthworm Jim games and involves little more than hunting down coins to progress to the next level where you'll be doing much of the same.

Unused Partial Level Data

There exists unused data for the part of a level that describes which tileset is used by each tile. The data appears to be from an early version of the Graveyard level based how similar their layouts are.

There are several differences from the used tileset map:

  • The church in the background was moved a short distance.
  • Stars and other decorations were added.
  • The central-left area was lowered and got a few more terraces.
  • The cliffs in the lower-right area were made somewhat taller.

Here it is possible to see a visualization of the unused and final Graveyard tileset maps:

Unused Final
EarthwormJim-Menace2TheGalaxy-0x02-Graveyard-(unused).png EarthwormJim-Menace2TheGalaxy-0x02-Graveyard-(final).png

Here it is possible to see the same, but overlaid on a map of the final Graveyard level:

Unused Final
EarthwormJim-Menace2TheGalaxy-0x02-Graveyard-(unused)(overlaid).png EarthwormJim-Menace2TheGalaxy-0x02-Graveyard-(final)(overlaid).png

Planned Game Boy Printer Support

Located at 0x54A2 is unused text for an option to print, most likely the password. There is no programming code to allow the password to print. Pressing Select returns you to the title screen.

PLEASE MAKE SURE THE
PRINTER IS CONNECTED
PRINTER ERROR 1
BATTERY IS LOW
PLEASE CHANGE THEM
PRINTER ERROR 2
CABLE IS NOT CONNECTED
PROPERLY
POWER IS OFF
PRINTER ERROR 3
PAPER JAM
PRINTER ERROR 4
PRINTER IS LOCATED
IN AN AREA THAT IS
TOO HOT
(Source: nensondubois)