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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 Windows Title Screen (Double Size Window)
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition iPhone Level 2: What the Heck?
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition Windows Swinging (Double Size Window)
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition iPhone Ouch! That's gotta hurt!

Alternate Titles

  • "Earthworm Jim" -- iPhone title

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User Reviews

Shiny's original classic in full glory Windows Zovni (9334)
Jam With Jim! SEGA CD ETJB (447)
Wise-cracking worm in Super-Suit takes on villains in Side-Scrolling platform game. Windows Shadowcaster (237)

The Press Says

Slide To Play iPhone Oct 26, 2009 4 out of 4 100
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA CD May, 1995 10 out of 10 100
GamePro (US) SEGA CD Apr, 1995 5 out of 5 100 SEGA CD Feb 19, 2010 18 out of 20 90
PC Games (Germany) Windows Feb, 1996 90 out of 100 90
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
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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The music in the Windows 95 CD version of EWJ can be played in a regular CD player. Though some tracks feature the belch from the title screen and silence, the other tracks have the music from the levels, including both endings!
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