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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 iPhone The "Andy Asteroids" bonus stage. Use the Iphone or Ipod Touch tilt controls to move Jim's ship left and right in these stages.
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition Windows Whipping (Double Size Window)
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition iPhone Firing off Jim's big red gun
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition SEGA CD Loading screen, on the upper left we see the bosses.

Promo Images

Earthworm Jim: Special Edition Screenshot
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition Screenshot
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 (10648)
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 & Computer Entertainment SEGA CD May, 1995 10 out of 10 100
GameFan Magazine SEGA CD Apr, 1995 98 out of 100 98
Game Revolution Windows Jun 05, 2004 A- 91
PC Games (Germany) Windows Feb, 1996 90 out of 100 90
Coming Soon Magazine Windows Jun 14, 1996 89 out of 100 89
Power Play Windows Feb, 1996 87 out of 100 87
PC Joker Windows Feb, 1996 82 out of 100 82
World Village (Gamer's Zone) Windows 1995 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
148apps iPhone Oct 26, 2009 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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