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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 J2ME Racing through an asteroid field
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition SEGA CD Race into Space
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition SEGA CD Dead Earthworm
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition SEGA CD Shoot your gun.

Promo Images

Earthworm Jim: Special Edition Screenshot
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition Screenshot
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition Other
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 (10648)
Jam With Jim! SEGA CD ETJB (450)
Wise-cracking worm in Super-Suit takes on villains in Side-Scrolling platform game. Windows Shadowcaster (255)

Critic Reviews

Video Games SEGA CD Apr, 1995 95 out of 100 95
Mean Machines SEGA CD May, 1995 93 out of 100 93
Consoles Plus SEGA CD Jul, 1995 92 out of 100 92 SEGA CD Feb 19, 2010 18 out of 20 90
Retro Archives SEGA CD Nov 17, 2017 18 out of 20 90 SEGA CD Apr 11, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine SEGA CD Sep, 2007 8.75 out of 10 88
PC Joker Windows Feb, 1996 82 out of 100 82
148apps iPhone Oct 26, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Touch Arcade iPhone Oct 20, 2009 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70


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

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