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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 Title screen
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition J2ME Racing through an asteroid field
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition SEGA CD Nicely animated from the beginning.
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition SEGA CD Hang around and get bitten by dog-like enemies.

Promo Images

Earthworm Jim: Special Edition Screenshot
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition Screenshot
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition Concept Art
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 (9312)
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

Entertainment Weekly SEGA CD Jun 23, 1995 A 100
GamePro (US) SEGA CD Apr, 1995 5 out of 5 100
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA CD May, 1995 10 out of 10 100
GameFan Magazine SEGA CD Apr, 1995 98 out of 100 98
Game Revolution Windows Jun 05, 2004 A- 91 SEGA CD Feb 19, 2010 18 out of 20 90
Coming Soon Magazine Windows Jun 14, 1996 89 out of 100 89
Mega Fun SEGA CD May, 1995 89 out of 100 89
PC Player (Germany) Windows Feb, 1996 81 out of 100 81
Online Gaming Review (OGR) Windows Dec 04, 1995 5 out of 10 50


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