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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 SEGA CD Use you gun to accelerate.
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition J2ME Title screen
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition Windows Fifi The Rabid Dog (Double Size Window)
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition iPhone Ah yes, the infamous "Cow Launching" segment of the game

Promo Images

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

Video Games SEGA CD Apr, 1995 95 out of 100 95 SEGA CD Apr 11, 2005 9 out of 10 90
PC Games (Germany) Windows Feb, 1996 90 out of 100 90
Mega Fun SEGA CD May, 1995 89 out of 100 89
Play Time SEGA CD Jun, 1995 89 out of 100 89
Coming Soon Magazine Windows Jun 14, 1996 89 out of 100 89
PC Action Windows Feb, 1996 85 out of 100 85
PC Joker Windows Feb, 1996 82 out of 100 82
World Village (Gamer's Zone) Windows 1995 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Online Gaming Review (OGR) Windows 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)

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