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Earthworm Jim: Special Edition (Nintendo DSi)

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Advertising Blurbs

Press Release:
    Interplay To Release A Special Edition Of The Smash Hit Earthworm Jim For SEGA CD (Special Edition Includes Requested Features From Players)

    Irvine, California - January 6, 1995 - Interplay Productions announced today an exclusive worldwide distribution agreement with Shiny Entertainment of Laguna Beach, California to release a Special Edition of Earthworm Jim for SEGA CD. Earthworm Jim is one of the most critically acclaimed new titles for SEGA Genesis and Super Nintendo Entertainment System worldwide. Interplay produces and distributes entertainment and educational software. Shiny Entertainment designs and produces entertainment software.

    "We have been very big fans of the work David Perry and Shiny have done and have admired not only the quality of their software, but the talent behind projects like Earthworm Jim," said Brian Fargo, president of Interplay. "The release of Earthworm Jim for SEGA CD will be the start of what we envision to be a very fruitful relationship between Shiny and Interplay."

    "Interplay has proven to be a pivotal company in terms of the originality of their product and their ability to create a market for new and innovative software," said David Perry, president of Shiny Entertainment. "We are very pleased to have them bring Earthworm Jim to new entertainment mediums and broaden the base of fans of this exciting new animated character."

    The Special Edition SEGA CD version of Earthworm Jim includes the most requested features that gamers have asked for including:

    An entirely new world in the game, Big Bruty! A password system, New CD soundtrack and SFX from Tommy Tallrico Studios, New levels, Multiple game enhancements, An incredible new weapon, A new introduction, New animation graphics and more!

    The Special Edition of Earthworm Jim for SEGA CD will be available first quarter of 1995 from Interplay.

    Shiny Entertainment, Inc. is headquartered in Laguna Beach, California. The company owns the worldwide trademarks to the patented Animotion process that takes cartoon animation and places it directly into interactive entertainment software. Shiny Entertainment is a privately held corporation.

    Earthworm Jim and all related characters - 1994 Shiny Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved. Original character created by Douglas TenNapel.

    Contributed by skl (1140) on Feb 19, 2004.

Back of Box - Windows:
    The hit video game blasts onto Windows 95 with 20 insane levels of hilarious non-stop action!

    Jim wasn't always a studly super-worm. He was once just a spineless, dirt eater with no real mission in life... Then a cosmic twist of fate placed him in control of an ultra-high-tech-indestructible-super-space-cyber-suit. Now Jim must make it to Princess-What's-Her-Name by staying clear of Psy-Crow, the intergalactic bounty hunter, until the final battle with Queen Slug-for-a-Butt.

    Bizarre Characters! Battle dozens of demented enemies including Major Mucus, Evil the Cat, Psy-Crow, Bob the Goldfish, Professor Monkey-for-a-Head and the ultimate villainess Queen Slug-for-a-Butt.

    Challenging Gameplay! Bungee-jump, rocket-ride, walk the dog, navigate an underwater pod and launch cows in 20 crazed worlds filled with secret paths, hidden items and bonus power-ups.

    Windows 95 Exclusives! Explore enhanced new worlds immediately with the convenience of the Autoplay feature, easy online help, incredible 32-bit processing speed and no installation!

    Award-winning Game! With awards like "Game of the Year" (Game Fan Magazine) and "Editor's Choice Gold" (Electronic Gaming Monthly), Earthworm Jim for Windows 95 is guaranteed plasma-blasting excitement!

    Bonus Desktop Kit Included!
    Add Earthworm Jim sounds and images to your Windows 95 desktop. Change icons, wallpaper and more! (Requires Microsoft Plus!)

    Visit New Junk City, Snot-a-Problem and other wacked-out worlds in super-enhanced 256-color graphics.

    Blast through 20 challenging levels - including one bonus level not in the cartridge versions!

    Master Jim's plasma-blaster, plus a new homing rocket, to the tune of a sharp CD-audio soundtrack.

    Encounter strange characters like Peter Puppy, Major Mucus, Psy-Crow and Professor Monkey-for-a-Head.

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69753) on Dec 13, 2003.

Back of European Jewel Case:
    This special edition includes: a password system, a new world & new hidden Areas, a new weapon, over 1000 additional frames of animation. All new CD quality soundtrack, totally new endings in two of the worlds, all the extra cool ideas and special features that Shiny couldn't fit onto the cartridge are on this special edition.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75601) on Nov 12, 2003.