Earthworm Jim has entered the world of Streets of Rage 2. Yeah, you read that right. Earthworm Jim is now in Streets of Rage 2. This is not an official thing, Sega has not come to their sense and done what fans have been doing for years. No, this is another fan hack that adds just a little more enjoyment to the Sega classic. Earthworm Jim fits in well as he cleans the streets.
The sprites used are not perfectly matched to those of the rest of Streets of Rage 2. This is common in these hacks though. Considering the frames of animation are just ripped from other Genesis games, it is impressive fans can get it working this well. It would still be cool if we could get an artist to fill in missing frames but what are beggars to do?
Interestingly, Earthworm Jim has enough animations to make him fun to play here. Almost like a Battletoads meets Streets of Rage 2. Earthworm Jim has a few slapstick moves where his hands expand to comical proportions- adding to the fun. Jim even jump ropes with himself as a multi-hit attack. The jump button pulls out the blaster that shoots multiple times, causing quite a bit of damage if those rounds hit. The animations have even taken into account missing as there are bullet ricochets off walls. Nice touch and great attention to detail there.
Previous hacks I have covered include Batman and Superman, Scott Pilgrim and Ramona Flowers and even Donkey Kong joining the ranks of Streets of Rage 2, just to name a few. The question now is, what other hacks do you want to see for Streets of Rage 2? We have seen Cody from Final Fight too but we don’t have Hagar or Guy would those be on your list? Tell us in the comments!