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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 Loading screen, on the upper left we see the bosses.
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition SEGA CD Drop the fridge and launch the cow!
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition SEGA CD Title screen with main menu
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition SEGA CD Use worms as a whip.

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

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User Reviews

Jam With Jim! ETJB (447) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Apr, 1995 5 out of 5 100
Video Games & Computer Entertainment May, 1995 10 out of 10 100
Entertainment Weekly Jun 23, 1995 A 100
GameFan Magazine Apr, 1995 98 out of 100 98
Mean Machines May, 1995 93 out of 100 93 Feb 19, 2010 18 out of 20 90 Apr 11, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Apr, 1995 8.9 out of 10 89
Play Time Jun, 1995 89 out of 100 89
Game Informer Magazine Sep, 2007 8.75 out of 10 88


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Satoshi Kunsai (1805) added Earthworm Jim: Special Edition (SEGA CD) on Oct 01, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (174434), Pseudo_Intellectual (47942), Ben K (23047) and Crawly (1324)