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Earthworm Jim: Special Edition

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Title Screen

Earthworm Jim: Special Edition

Developer: Shiny Entertainment
Publisher: Interplay
Platform: Sega CD
Released in US: March 15, 1995
Released in EU: 1995


DevMessageIcon.png This game has a hidden developer message.
DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.
LevelSelectIcon.png This game has a hidden level select.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.


A much-improved port of the original Genesis release with an extra stage and a groovy CD soundtrack. Plus load times, but what can ya do about those?

Cheat Mode

Earthworm Jim SE SCD DevScreen.png Earthworm Jim SE SCD Cheat NTSC.png

The same Debug mode that was in the Genesis and SNES versions is still here. This displays information about how much RAM is used by the game, as well as its build date. During game play, pause the game and enter the following code: A+B, C, C, A, A, B, B, B+C.

A screen showing the Shiny Entertainment staff will appear, followed by the debug menu. Interestingly, the message that appears on this screen, "Hey, Shiny crew only!" was meant to appear on Earthworm Jim 2 on the Genesis as well.

Menu item Operation
CHEAT MODE Enables invincibility
START ON LEVEL Use A and B to select a level, then press Start to begin
FREEZEABILITY Prevents the game from dimming the screen when paused
MAP VIEW MODE Use the control pad to move the camera around the level; press A to move Jim to the current location
NTSC PAL
Earthworm Jim SE SCD Cheat NTSC.png Earthworm Jim SE SCD Cheat PAL.png

The PAL version of the game was built a month and a half after its NTSC counterpart.

Hidden Messages

By opening the CD on a PC, there are some text files containing messages you wouldn't be able to see otherwise.

abs.txt

Earthworm Jim flees from Psycrow and rescues the princess

bib.txt

Also see Sega Genesis & Super Nintendo versions of Earthworm Jim

cpy.txt

Earthworm Jim, Copyright Shiny Entertainment, 1995