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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 Windows Driving a submarine.
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition J2ME The first boss
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition SEGA CD Loading screen, on the upper left we see the bosses.
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition J2ME Getting bitten by this "thing"

Promo Images

Earthworm Jim: Special Edition Screenshot
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition Screenshot
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition Screenshot
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Earthworm Jim" -- iPhone title

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

Shiny's original classic in full glory Windows Zovni (9307)
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

Slide To Play iPhone Oct 26, 2009 4 out of 4 100
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
TouchGen iPhone Oct 24, 2009 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Play Time SEGA CD Jun, 1995 89 out of 100 89
Coming Soon Magazine Windows Jun 14, 1996 89 out of 100 89
PC Player (Germany) Windows Feb, 1996 81 out of 100 81
GameSpot Windows May 01, 1996 7.1 out of 10 71
High Score Windows Apr, 1996 3 out of 5 60


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