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Earthworm Jim: Special Edition

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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.


Earthworm Jim: Special Edition SEGA CD Just a worm without a suit.
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition iPhone Level 2's mid level boss: a snowman!
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition iPhone Firing off Jim's big red gun
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition Windows What the heck?

Alternate Titles

  • "Earthworm Jim" -- iPhone title

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User Reviews

Shiny's original classic in full glory Windows Zovni (9321)
Jam With Jim! SEGA CD ETJB (447)
Wise-cracking worm in Super-Suit takes on villains in Side-Scrolling platform game. Windows Shadowcaster (237)

Critic Reviews

Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA CD May, 1995 10 out of 10 100
App Spy iPhone Oct 21, 2009 5 out of 5 100
Entertainment Weekly SEGA CD Jun 23, 1995 A 100
GameFan Magazine SEGA CD Apr, 1995 98 out of 100 98
Video Games SEGA CD Apr, 1995 95 out of 100 95
Jeuxvideo.com SEGA CD Feb 19, 2010 18 out of 20 90
Mega Fun SEGA CD May, 1995 89 out of 100 89
Game Informer Magazine SEGA CD Sep, 2007 8.75 out of 10 88
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Mar, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
148apps iPhone Oct 26, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80


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