Developer: Shiny Entertainment
Earthworm Jim was the quintessential platform game for the Genesis. It had everything you could ever want: Contra-style shoot-'em-up action, constant platform challenges, and sometimes both at the same time! Not only that, the storyline was completely bizarre. You fought villains known as the "Psy-Crow" and "Bob the Evil Goldfish" in order to save "Princess What's-Her-Name." The humor was magnificently snarky, the graphics were gorgeous, and the soundtrack was 16-bit bleep-bleep goodness. Plus, the sequel was just as good as the original—kinda like another series we love. And yes, we're talking about Weekend at Bernie's.