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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 Use the worm as a liane.
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition iPhone Gameloft Logo featuring the comedic Earthworm Jim
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition J2ME Loading screen
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition iPhone Navigate Peter Puppy through this challenging level.

Promo Images

Earthworm Jim: Special Edition Concept Art
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 (10666)
Jam With Jim! SEGA CD ETJB (450)
Wise-cracking worm in Super-Suit takes on villains in Side-Scrolling platform game. Windows Shadowcaster (255)

Critic Reviews

Slide To Play iPhone Oct 26, 2009 4 out of 4 100
Mean Machines SEGA CD May, 1995 93 out of 100 93
PC Games (Germany) Windows Feb, 1996 90 out of 100 90
Retro Archives SEGA CD Nov 17, 2017 18 out of 20 90
PC Player (Denmark) Windows 1996 84 out of 100 84
PC Player (Germany) Windows Feb, 1996 81 out of 100 81
GameSpot Windows May 01, 1996 7.1 out of 10 71
Nintendo Life Nintendo DSi Apr 28, 2010 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
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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