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Description

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.

Screenshots

Earthworm Jim: Special Edition J2ME A refrigerator and a cow. Smells like a puzzle.
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition J2ME Getting bitten by this "thing"
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition SEGA CD Use worms as a whip.
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition iPhone Ouch! That's gotta hurt!

Promo Images

Earthworm Jim: Special Edition Concept Art
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

GamePro (US) SEGA CD Apr, 1995 5 out of 5 100
Entertainment Weekly SEGA CD Jun 23, 1995 A 100
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
PC Joker Windows Feb, 1996 82 out of 100 82
148apps iPhone Oct 26, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
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
Online Gaming Review (OGR) Windows Dec 04, 1995 5 out of 10 50

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