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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 Running away from Big Bruty
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition SEGA CD Shoot your gun.
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition SEGA CD Use worms as a whip.
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition SEGA CD Receive a password at the end of each level.

Promo Images

Earthworm Jim: Special Edition Screenshot
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition Other
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition Screenshot
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "Earthworm Jim" -- iPhone title

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

Shiny's original classic in full glory Windows Zovni (10638)
Jam With Jim! SEGA CD ETJB (450)
Wise-cracking worm in Super-Suit takes on villains in Side-Scrolling platform game. Windows Shadowcaster (261)

Critic Reviews

Game Revolution Windows Jun 05, 2004 A- 91 SEGA CD Feb 19, 2010 18 out of 20 90
TouchGen iPhone Oct 24, 2009 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Retro Archives SEGA CD Nov 17, 2017 18 out of 20 90
Mega Fun SEGA CD May, 1995 89 out of 100 89
Game Informer Magazine SEGA CD Sep, 2007 8.75 out of 10 88
PC Player (Denmark) Windows 1996 84 out of 100 84
PC Player (Germany) Windows Feb, 1996 81 out of 100 81
High Score Windows Apr, 1996 3 out of 5 60
IGN Nintendo DSi Jun 21, 2010 5.5 out of 10 55


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

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