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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 Whipping (Double Size Window)
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition Windows Swinging (Double Size Window)
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition J2ME One level completed, time for the next one
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition iPhone Title screen

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 (10633)
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

Slide to Play iPhone Oct 26, 2009 4 out of 4 100
Consoles Plus SEGA CD Jul, 1995 92 out of 100 92
Retro Archives SEGA CD Nov 17, 2017 18 out of 20 90 SEGA CD Apr 11, 2005 9 out of 10 90
TouchGen iPhone Oct 24, 2009 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Coming Soon Magazine Windows Jun 14, 1996 89 out of 100 89
PC Action (Germany) Windows Feb, 1996 85 out of 100 85
PC Player (Denmark) Windows 1996 84 out of 100 84
GameSpot Windows May 01, 1996 7.1 out of 10 71
High Score Windows Apr, 1996 3 out of 5 60


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

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