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 iPhone Level 2: What the Heck?
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition iPhone Level 5... Aptly named: "Level 5"
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition SEGA CD Fly around like a helicopter.
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition SEGA CD Fight the boss.

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

GameFan Magazine SEGA CD Apr, 1995 98 out of 100 98
Consoles Plus SEGA CD Jul, 1995 92 out of 100 92 SEGA CD Apr 11, 2005 9 out of 10 90
PC Games (Germany) Windows Feb, 1996 90 out of 100 90
Coming Soon Magazine Windows Jun 14, 1996 89 out of 100 89
Game Informer Magazine SEGA CD Sep, 2007 8.75 out of 10 88
PC Player (Denmark) Windows 1996 84 out of 100 84
World Village (Gamer's Zone) Windows 1995 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Touch Arcade iPhone Oct 20, 2009 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
IGN Nintendo DSi Jun 21, 2010 5.5 out of 10 55


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