GEN Earthworm Jim vs. SNES

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  1. la-li-lu-le-lo

    la-li-lu-le-lo ラリルレロ

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    I was wondering, as I already have both Earthworm Jim 1 and 2 for the Genesis (Mega Drive), would it be worth it to get them on the SNES as well? Are the SNES versions superior in any way, or are the Genesis versions better? Or are they about the same? I seem to remember the music sounding better in the SNES versions, but I could be wrong about that. What are your opinions?
     
  2. Taucias

    Taucias Site Supporter 2014,2015

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    The SNES version was ported from the Genesis code. It has a lense flare effect that is not seen in the Genesis code and also more colours on screen.

    I believe the Genesis one is a bit faster. I prefer it over the SNES version.
     
  3. la-li-lu-le-lo

    la-li-lu-le-lo ラリルレロ

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    What about the music? Is it better on the Genesis or the SNES version?
     
  4. Taucias

    Taucias Site Supporter 2014,2015

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    The SNES is better for music and sound.

    I think the Genesis has a different or extra level.
     
  5. Tatsujin

    Tatsujin Officer at Arms

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    here some pix comparisons:

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    never played the game much or liked it really. but i think the SNES version will do it.
     
  6. Johnny

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    What about the PC version?
     
  7. Yakumo

    Yakumo Pillar of the Community *****

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    SNES version for me and I'm a big Sega fan. The SNES version looks and sounds far better. Both play pretty much the same to me.

    Yakumo
     
  8. PhreQuencYViii

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    Sega Saturn and Sega CD are my favorites. =) PC isn't bad either.
     
  9. 7Force

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    Depends on what PC version you're talking about. The DOS version is kinda crappy, but the Windows 95 version is really good, much smoother than the DOS one and it's based on the Sega CD version, which means it has CD music and extra levels.
     
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    MetalSlime Just a Worthless Protoplasm

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    sorry, is the snes version on the left or right? i'm assuming the snes version is on the the right side. the backgrounds seems more detailed to me.
     
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    The SNES version is on the left.

    Here's an article where someone compares the SNES, Mega Drive and Mega CD versions: http://retro-sanctuary.com/comparisons - earthworm jim.html. I found it a while back and it seems relevant here. :)

    For what it's worth, I prefer the brighter look of the Mega Drive/Mega CD versions, but can see why people would prefer the look of the SNES release.
     
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    Hows the PS! vs Saturn version of 2?

    I know a lot of stuff was different looking in the Genesis vs SNES ones, i.e. different graphics entirely like on the continue flags etc.
     
  13. Johnny

    Johnny Gran Turismo Freak and Site Supporter 2013,2015

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    The Win95 one. :thumbsup:

    And Earthworm Jim 2 on on the PC, is based on which version?
     
  14. la-li-lu-le-lo

    la-li-lu-le-lo ラリルレロ

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    Are you joking? The Saturn version of EJ2 sucked big time! They completely ruined the game. The Sega CD version was okay, but I personally like the original chip-generated tunes better than the CD soundtrack.
     
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    1080Peter everyone knows ps3 make the best games

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    I agree, the Genesis version is much more vibrant due to the lower color palette. One of the fewer times when this was applicable, I think.
     
  17. PhreQuencYViii

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    Huh? Whats wrong with the Saturn one? It plays the same, and looks and sounds better.

    I like both the CD and chip soundtracks. =)

    And yeah, GOG rocks.
     
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    The only bad thing: the EJ1 in this compilation is the inferior DOS version.
     
  19. Yakumo

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    I'm also not sure what is wrong with it. Seemed just as good as the others but with improved graphics and sound.

    Yakumo
     
  20. 1080Peter

    1080Peter everyone knows ps3 make the best games

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    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH CRAP
    I wouldn't have known if I bought it myself. ;_;
    Thanks for that important info!
     

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