So I read that there was some Invader Zim merch lost to time so I got curious, and decided to look into wiki to see if there was more details. Not only did I find out that there were scrapped toylines, but apparently Zim was featured in a couple of video games.
Excited, I went to look up some gameplay of the game and see my little bean… Only to find this:
What have I done.
OK, I won’t lie, this looks kinda cool and I guess I can forgive the graphics because it came out nearly a decade ago, but GOOD LORD
Zim’s mouth and teeth are constantly hanging open, my lord. Also, GIR actually looks decent in this style?
HIS EYE GLINTS LOOK CROSSEYED
THIS IS LITERALLY HOW HE LOOKS AT ANY POINT WHETHER HE’S TALKING OR NOT LIKE OH MY LORD THIS G A M E
And it turns out Dib is in the game, too? This is how he looks the entire game, btw. Very little expression change from him.
I mean, I’m not saying the game is horrible, I’m just a bit jarred by the graphics quality. The voice acting is entertaining, the characters were their original selves and the story is pretty much what you expect.
…But I’m still shook over Zim’s design though like LOOK AT IT
(Also apparently his clothes are shiny, that never came across in the show? I guess the Irkens are more fashion forward than I thought)
Dib has hypermobile ankles, and he can stand almost comfortably with his feet facing backwards. He doesn’t do this often, since his classmates already think he’s a freak. He’s shown some of the “weirder” kids, however, the first time after that one kid showed him his fish-toes. One day, when ZIM was being especially annoying, Dib turned his feet backwards, as an experiment, and ZIM shrieked. He began to question if Dib was even human, and did some (inaccurate) research that night.
- Mod Moofy