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[[File:Segacd.jpg|thumb|Sega CD cover from the Special Edition]]
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The '''''Earthworm Jim Special Edition''''' was released in 1995, a year after [[Earthworm Jim (Game)|the original video game]], of which it was essentially an updated version. The game's Special Edition was released for the Sega Genesis add-on, the [[wikipedia:Sega CD|Sega CD]], and [[wikipedia:Windows 95|Windows 95]], the latter of which was published by [[wikipedia:Activision|Activision]].
'''''Earthworm Jim Special Edition''''' includes redrawn graphics, extended levels, an extra level ([[Big Bruty (level)|Big Bruty]]), and the same enhanced CD audio soundtrack found in the MS DOS port.
 
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It was based off the Genesis version, contained all of its levels, plus some extended section to the levels, such as [[New Junk City Part 2]]. There is also a completely new level added to the Special Edition, titled "[[Big Bruty (level)|Big Bruty]]", a new remixed CD audio soundtrack, as well as around 1,000 more frames of in-game animation.<ref>http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/earthwormjim/earthwormjim.htm</ref>
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These versions were also the only ones to contain alternate endings when winning on the "Practice" or "Difficult" difficulties, in which a narrator rambles on about many (false) facts about worms or congratulates the player in a similar absurd manner respectively.
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Another special edition of the game was released exclusively through the [[wikipedia:Sega Channel|Sega Channel service]] for a contest dubbed ''[[The Great Earthworm Jim Race]]''. This version included a secret room which, when reached by the first 200 players, would display a password and a toll-free telephone number. Those that called the number were awarded prizes. These included unique iterations of [[Earthworm Jim toys|the toy line]] and ''[[The Artwork of Earthworm Jim]]''.
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<ref>''Sega Channel is Off to the Races''. [[wikipedia:Electronic Gaming Monthly|Electronic Gaming Monthly]]. Issue 69. Pg.28. April 1995.</ref><ref>"Earthworm Jim Winner Crowned". [[wikipedia:GamePro|GamePro]] (IDG) (70): 139–149. May 1995.</ref>
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==Gallery==
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<gallery>
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Images (13).jpg|The title screen
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NJC 2.jpg|[[New Junk City]] title
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Toilet special edition.jpg|Teleporting through a [[toilet]]
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New junk city part 2.jpg|[[New Junk City Part 2]]
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ewjse-7.png|[[For Pete's Sake]] (Windows edition)
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big-bruty-level-title.jpg|The new Big Bruty level title
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big-bruty-level-flies.jpg|Surrounded by killer bees in the Big Bruty level
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Big Bruty.png|[[Earthworm Jim]] encounters [[Big Bruty (enemy)|Big Bruty]] in [[Big Bruty (level)|his unique level]]
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</gallery>
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==Trivia==
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* The boss [[Big Bruty (enemy)|Big Bruty]] and [[Big Bruty (level)|his level]] remain unique to the Special Edition of the game, and were not recreated for the [[Earthworm Jim HD|2010 HD remake]].
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==Reception==
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Like the original game, ''Earthworm Jim Special Edition'' received rave reviews. On [[wikipedia:GameRankings|GameRankings]], the Special Edition has a rating of 90%.<ref>http://www.gamerankings.com/segacd/922262-earthworm-jim-special-edition/index.html</ref>
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==References==
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Latest revision as of 02:05, 1 July 2019

Sega CD cover from the Special Edition

The Earthworm Jim Special Edition was released in 1995, a year after the original video game, of which it was essentially an updated version. The game's Special Edition was released for the Sega Genesis add-on, the Sega CD, and Windows 95, the latter of which was published by Activision.

It was based off the Genesis version, contained all of its levels, plus some extended section to the levels, such as New Junk City Part 2. There is also a completely new level added to the Special Edition, titled "Big Bruty", a new remixed CD audio soundtrack, as well as around 1,000 more frames of in-game animation.[1]

These versions were also the only ones to contain alternate endings when winning on the "Practice" or "Difficult" difficulties, in which a narrator rambles on about many (false) facts about worms or congratulates the player in a similar absurd manner respectively.

Another special edition of the game was released exclusively through the Sega Channel service for a contest dubbed The Great Earthworm Jim Race. This version included a secret room which, when reached by the first 200 players, would display a password and a toll-free telephone number. Those that called the number were awarded prizes. These included unique iterations of the toy line and The Artwork of Earthworm Jim. [2][3]

Gallery

Trivia

Reception

Like the original game, Earthworm Jim Special Edition received rave reviews. On GameRankings, the Special Edition has a rating of 90%.[4]

References

  1. http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/earthwormjim/earthwormjim.htm
  2. Sega Channel is Off to the Races. Electronic Gaming Monthly. Issue 69. Pg.28. April 1995.
  3. "Earthworm Jim Winner Crowned". GamePro (IDG) (70): 139–149. May 1995.
  4. http://www.gamerankings.com/segacd/922262-earthworm-jim-special-edition/index.html
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