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Earthworm Jim: Special Edition

aka: Earthworm Jim

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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.

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Credits (SEGA CD version)

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Additional Programming
Original Concept
Level Design
Animation Director
Art Director
Lead Artist
Ink & Paint
Clean Up
Additional Artwork
Designed by
  • Shiny Entertainment
Produced by
Music & Sound Effects
  • Tommy Tallarico Studios Inc.
Additional Music Arrangements by
Additional Guitars by
  • Captain Crunch
Additional Editing by
  • Roosla
Mixed at
  • Group 4 Recording Studios; Hollywood
Mastered at
  • A&M Studios; Hollywood
[ full credits ]




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

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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Satoshi Kunsai.

BlackBerry added by firefang9212. BREW, J2ME, Windows Mobile, webOS added by Kabushi. iPhone added by Pseudo_Intellectual. Nintendo DSi added by Ben K. Windows added by Crawly.

Additional contributors: Sciere, Alaka.

Last modified March 11th, 2023.