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Earthworm Jim: Special Edition (Windows)

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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 Don't try this at home
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition Windows First Level (Double Size Window)
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition Windows Fifi The Rabid Dog (Double Size Window)
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition Windows Driving a submarine.

Alternate Titles

  • "Earthworm Jim" -- iPhone title

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User Reviews

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The Press Says

Game Revolution Jun 05, 2004 A- 91
PC Games (Germany) Feb, 1996 90 out of 100 90
Coming Soon Magazine Jun 14, 1996 89 out of 100 89
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
World Village (Gamer's Zone) 1995 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
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


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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!
Crawly (1324) added Earthworm Jim: Special Edition (Windows) on Jan 12, 2010
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (131768), Pseudo_Intellectual (44788), Satoshi Kunsai (1811) and Ben K (23096)