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Earthworm Jim: Special Edition

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Windows
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3.9
Nintendo DSi
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Description

Earthworm Jim: Special Edition is an enhanced version of the original Earthworm Jim for the SEGA CD and also ported to Windows. Many years later it was released for a number of mobile platforms.

New to the SEGA CD edition is a CD audio soundtrack, bigger levels, more secrets, more weapons, reworked animations and additional enemies.

The iPhone version has been made easier as the character is controlled through a virtual control pad setup, accessed through the touch screen. Jim starts with ten lives and aiming is done automatically. There are also some small changes in the levels and the main character's voice has been re-recorded.

The Nintendo DSi version also features the same level changes and re-recorded voice. In addition to this, it also has bonuses based around face tracking challenges where you copy Jim's facial expressions in the DSi's camera.

Screenshots

Earthworm Jim: Special Edition iPhone The loading screen for the first level
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition Windows Running away from Big Bruty
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition J2ME Loading screen
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition iPhone Level 5... Aptly named: "Level 5"

Alternate Titles

  • "Earthworm Jim" -- iPhone title

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

Shiny's original classic in full glory Windows Zovni (9360)
Jam With Jim! SEGA CD ETJB (447)
Wise-cracking worm in Super-Suit takes on villains in Side-Scrolling platform game. Windows Shadowcaster (237)

The Press Says

App Spy iPhone Oct 21, 2009 5 out of 5 100
GamePro (US) SEGA CD Apr, 1995 5 out of 5 100
Slide To Play iPhone Oct 26, 2009 4 out of 4 100
GameFan Magazine SEGA CD Apr, 1995 98 out of 100 98
Sega-16.com SEGA CD Apr 11, 2005 9 out of 10 90
TouchGen iPhone Oct 24, 2009 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SEGA CD Apr, 1995 8.9 out of 10 89
PC Joker Windows Feb, 1996 82 out of 100 82
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Mar, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN Nintendo DSi Jun 21, 2010 5.5 out of 10 55

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Trivia

The music in the Windows 95 CD version of EWJ can be played in a regular CD player. Though some tracks feature the belch from the title screen and silence, the other tracks have the music from the levels, including both endings!
Contributed to by Kabushi (121961), Pseudo_Intellectual (44552), Satoshi Kunsai (1813), Ben K (23106) and Crawly (1327)