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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 Title screen
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition J2ME Hanging around and shooting things down
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition J2ME Getting bitten by this "thing"
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition Windows Fifi The Rabid Dog (Double Size Window)

Promo Images

Earthworm Jim: Special Edition Logo
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition Screenshot
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition Concept Art
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

App Spy iPhone Oct 21, 2009 5 out of 5 100
Entertainment Weekly SEGA CD Jun 23, 1995 A 100
Consoles Plus SEGA CD Jul, 1995 92 out of 100 92
Game Revolution Windows Jun 05, 2004 A- 91
PC Games (Germany) Windows Feb, 1996 90 out of 100 90 SEGA CD Feb 19, 2010 18 out of 20 90
Power Play Windows Feb, 1996 87 out of 100 87
PC Joker Windows Feb, 1996 82 out of 100 82
IGN Nintendo DSi Jun 21, 2010 5.5 out of 10 55
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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