In a world of colorful mascot platformers, Earthworm Jim was one of the earliest to come at the genre with any sense of humor or satire. We’re not saying it had spectacular writing, but it’s hard not to laugh at launching a cow in the air or shooting a guy that belches out giant fish. Good old Rusty is a perfect example of the game’s style: he’s a snowy badass that not only exists in Hell, but breathes fire and destroys players without much effort.
Stationed in the Hell--er, Heck levels, Rusty happily coexists with demons, then goes after Jim while displaying the same coal smile. Rusty’s brief appearance in the original game was expanded in the HD remake, where the snow beast teleports around Jim, breathing fire in his general direction. And just as before, the miniboss eventually falls to the might of Jim’s laser gun, though even in death he refuses to melt.