Tag: Shiny

Game Gear Reviews

Earthworm Jim (Game Gear)

Finished getting groovy with the Genesis version of Earthworm Jim? Done with the Special Edition on the Sega CD and looking for more? Why not check out the Game Gear version? It may not have all the levels and visual power of its 16-bit cousins, but it’s worth checking out, for a while at least. The princess will thank you for it!

Features, Interviews

Interview: Mike Dietz (Virgin Int. Animation Director)

Many animators of the 16-bit era had a special love for the Genesis and its user-friendly hardware. With it, they were able to make some incredibly fluid games that still look beautiful today. Mike Dietz, as the director of animation for both Virgin Interactive Entertainment and Shiny Entertainment, shares that sentiment. Dietz was involved with such classics as Disney’s Aladdin, Cool Spot and the Earthworm Jim series, and he recently chatted with us about his time with the Genesis.

Genesis Reviews

Earthworm Jim

Shiny created a star with Earthworm Jim, and the character went on to become one of the most recognizable heroes of the 16-bit era. There’s good reason for that too, as the 2D games in the series defined the fusion of excellent gameplay and stellar presentation.