10 Games That Insult You For Playing Easy Mode
The ’90s saw no shortage of wacky mascot-themed platformers, but at least Earthworm Jim has some solid gameplay chops to back up its kooky premise. That said, its actual insanity is dialed completely to 11, complete with the most ridiculous easy mode taunt ever conceived. At least, if you own the PC CD-ROM version of the game, that is.
Thanks to the storage capacity only a CD could provide at the time, beating Earthworm Jim on easy removes the ending cutscene and replaces it with a ten minute audio file of the game’s creator berating you, then filling your noggin full of fake worm facts. No joke. First, he opens with a one-two punch (“What a worm! Playing on practice, eh?”), then, seemingly to placate you, he starts rattling off every single Annelida-related fact he can come up with. Except, they’re all just bad jokes. Seriously. Thanks, technology!