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Earthworm Jim 2 (SNES)

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Title Screen

Earthworm Jim 2

Developer: Shiny Entertainment
Publishers: Playmates (US), Virgin Interactive (EU)
Platform: SNES
Released in US: November 1995
Released in EU: January 25, 1996


DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.
SoundtestIcon.png This game has a hidden sound test.
LevelSelectIcon.png This game has a hidden level select.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.


ProtoIcon.png This game has a prototype article

So very stubbly.
This page is rather stubbly and could use some expansion.
Are you a bad enough dude to rescue this article?

COWS. So many cows.

The sequel to Earthworm Jim takes the weirdness and cranks it up to 11. It's long, it's frustrating as hell, and it has no real password system...but overall, it's one of the best games of the 16-bit era.

Well done, Shiny.

Super Cheat Menu

Jim'll fix it! Again.

During gameplay, pause and press Select, Left, Right, A, X, X, Left, Right.

Menu item Operation
CHEAT MODE Enables invincibility.
START ON LEVEL Use A and B to select a level, then press Start to begin.
PAUSE / DIM Prevents the game from dimming the screen when paused.
MAP VIEW MODE Use the D-Pad to move the camera around the level; press A to move Jim to the current location.
SOUND EFFECTS A sound test!

The level select uses early names for some levels:

Early Final
Tangerines Anything but Tangerines!
Puppy Love 1/2/3 Puppy Love Part 1/2/3
The Flyin King The Flyin' King
Uddderly Abduct Udderly Abducted!
Cathedral See Jim Run, Run Jim Run!

It is important to note that in the level select for the Sega Genesis release, "Cathedral" was changed to "See Jim Run", a still early but more close to final name for See Jim Run, Run Jim Run. Additionally, Villi People is called "Jim Is Now A Blind Cave Salamander!" in the Genesis release, however, the cheat menu was not updated to reflect this and still says "Villi People" on that version of the game.

Broken Cheat Code

Oh noes, where is my pen?

Pause the game and press A, B, X, Select, Select, X, B, A. Once entered, the level will restart showing no level name, causing the game to lock up. If you quickly press Start when the screen appears, it's possible to skip to the main menu, though this causes graphical glitches.

Its purpose may have been "Suicide", a cheat code present in the PlayStation and Saturn versions.

Regional Changes

MAN OF MANY FACES, CAPTAIN OF CODING

The European release adds the Y, A, B, B, A, Y, A, B Nick Jones code from the previous game, presenting random tips of the day this time around.

Tip
TRY USING THE MANTA MODE. PRESS UP AND A TOGETHER
LOOK OUT FOR THE HIDDEN ROOM IN LEVEL ATE.
COLLECTING THE COLOUR T.V'S WILL GIVE YOU REALLY STRANGE COLORED LEVELS
WHEN CARRYING AN OBJECT, TRY JUMPING AROUND THE LEVEL. ITS A LOT FASTER
NEVER EVER EVER GET A HAIR CUT LIKE NICK'S
TWO PIGS + ONE PLATFORM = ONE RAISED PLUG
ALWAYS CHANGE YOUR SOCKS DAILY. THEY TEND TO SMELL IF YOU DON'T
MOO!