This year marks the 25th anniversary for Earthworm Jim. For those who aren’t old enough to remember, the animated invertebrate found success in the 16-bit days, finding big success on both the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis consoles.
To celebrate all things Jim, the niche novelty company known as iam8bit has opened preorders to purchase playable Super Nintendo cartridges of the game. Only 2,000 of these will be stamped and shipped. So, if you want to skip the details and go buy it, click here.
The package to celebrate Earthworm Jim’s anniversary isn’t just a reproduction of the original games on a single cart. In fact, both the first and second games in the series are included. Your purchase will also include a glossy foldout box for display. The box seems like it will have some impressive quality, having both foil and embellished exterior. An instruction booklet (now a thing of the past) will also be included with your purchase, among a few other “retro pack-in surprises.”
The price of vanity
It looks as though you’ll have to pay more than your standard game price to obtain this limited edition set. The bundle will run you US$134.99 and is limited to just 2,000 copies. However, to add another incentive into the mix, it looks like every “1 in 20” shipments may contain a limited edition cow print cartridge. Oh, moo yeah!
The preorders for the limited edition Earthworm Jim bundles are now open on the iam8bit website. However, be prepared to wait. The website indicates that shipments won’t start until November 2019.
Earthworm Jim first released back in 1994. Since then, the 2D character has had limited adventures into the world of 3D. However, it was recently announced that a new title was in the works. The game is currently in development and is planned for release on a newly designed Intellivision console.