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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 Bungee Jumping battle.
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition Windows What the heck?
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition Windows Running away from Big Bruty
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition Windows First Level (Double Size Window)

Promo Images

Earthworm Jim: Special Edition Screenshot
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition Screenshot
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition Screenshot
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition Logo


Alternate Titles

  • "Earthworm Jim" -- iPhone title

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User Reviews

Shiny's original classic in full glory Zovni (10650) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars
Wise-cracking worm in Super-Suit takes on villains in Side-Scrolling platform game. Shadowcaster (255) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars

Critic Reviews

PC Games (Germany) Feb, 1996 90 out of 100 90
Power Play Feb, 1996 87 out of 100 87
PC Action Feb, 1996 85 out of 100 85
PC Player (Denmark) 1996 84 out of 100 84
PC Joker Feb, 1996 82 out of 100 82
PC Player (Germany) Feb, 1996 81 out of 100 81
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Mar, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot May 01, 1996 7.1 out of 10 71
High Score Apr, 1996 3 out of 5 60
Online Gaming Review (OGR) Dec 04, 1995 5 out of 10 50


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  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • April 1995 (Issue 69) - Game of the Month (Sega CD version)

Crawly (1416) added Earthworm Jim: Special Edition (Windows) on Jan 12, 2010
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