We’ve seen screenshots. We’ve seen hands-on videos. But we have yet to see the trailer… until now. Gameloft has finally released a trailer for the SEGA masterpiece known as Earthworm Jim, a platformer that made it onto the Gameboy and SEGA machines quite a long time ago. I’ve played this game on the Gameboy many years ago, and the wave of nostalgia seeing this trailer is amazing.
We’ve heard that the controls were the main issue for Earthworm Jim as the precision controls needed for platformers like this just cannot be done with virtual joysticks and action buttons. We’ll have to see what Gameloft does with the controls, but it seems like a d-pad and joystick control scheme are going to be implemented. If this port is done right, I would be more than happy as this is the foundation of platformers.