Welcome to Let's Play Earthworm Jim Special Edition for the Sega CD! I would've done the PC version but getting it to work these days is so annoying that it might actually be easier to make my own super suit. Anyway before we get started, you need to read up on the history of Earthworm Jim!
First off, Earthworm Jim and all characters and planets in the series were created in 1994 by Douglas TenNappel. Shiny developed the game and it was released in 1994 for the Sega Genesis. In 1995 it was released for the SNES, the PC, the Sega CD, and the gameboy. Then later it got a GBA release. Oh yeah, then it kind of got a cartoon on the Kids WB, 2 sequels including one on the N64, a huge fan following, and the series was resurrected earlier this year with plans for a movie and other stuff. But that's not important.
Now it's time for....
It was a day like any other! A crow pursues a worm through a field.
Today, the worm makes it home... The crow, however, eats some grass... Wham!
Meanwhile, out in space, a tiny renegade ship piloted by Snott a booper-being
escapes from the evil Queen with a stolen ultra-high tech, indestructible,
super space cyber suit on board. The craft is being pursued by the infamous
bounty hunter Psycrow.
Psycrow pulls out a gun to make Snott hand over the suit. Snott reaches inside
for a slightly bigger gun. This of course worries Psycrow because he has gun
envy. He reaches inside and pulls out the huge Motha' Blaster of them all!
Snott throws up his hands in numb despair, but as Psycrow pulls the trigger
Snott jumps in the backpack of the suit... Blaze! The ship is cooked away,
the suit falls helplessly to Earth, Psycrow sees he must pursue the suit.
Back on Earth the worm wonders if it is safe to come out of his hole. He looks
right, he looks left.. It seems to be safe unknown to him the suit falls to
earth. The suit land right on top of the worm. Luckily, he rest safely within
the neck section of the suit. The space particles interact with the worm's soft
flesh causing some kind of radical light speed evolution. Suddenly, the worm
realizes he is in control of the suit. Thus ...The birth of EARTHWORM JIM.
Jim's creativity is kicked into action as he realizes he has something attached
to his belt He pulls it out Unknown to him, its a plasma blaster. Meanwhile the
crow in the background investigates the hole... BLAM! Jim fires off a plasma
shot ...SQUAWK! Is heard in the background. The crow attempts to get up.
Earthworm Jim lean against a tree to rest a bit, but he doesn't realise that
the suit possesses overwhelming power and he topples the tree with ease...
on to the crow, destroying his old nemesis.
Earthworm Jim figures he has it easy from now on, until he hears something over
his shoulder. Spying over the toppled tree, Jim sees Psycrow talking to the
Queen, announcing that he has evidence that her suit is very near.
Jim disappears into the city and embarks on the greatest adventure of his life.
Whoooo, what a story! We're not done yet though!
FAQ, answered by Dave Perry!
Where did the suit come from?
It was invented by Professor Monkey-for-a-Head for the evil Queen of planet Insectica.
What was the suit's purpose?
To house the Queen's army of grubworms of course. Only one prototype was made before it was stolen by a spy.
How did Jim end up with the suit?
It was stolen by the Booper-beings who ran as far away from the Queen as they could. Unfortunately, the ship that was carrying the suit was blasted out of the sky by the Psycrow, a freelance bounty hunter, the suit fell out of the sky and landed on a lowly earthworm, who was then transformed into the mighty Earthworm Jim by the suit's molecular moulding properties.
What is Jim's favourite food?
What is his favourite saying?
What is his goal in life?
To protect Earth from hostile aliens.
Who is Earthworm Jim's idol?
David Perry, head of Shiny (of course).
Alright so now that that's out of the way, you may be wondering "But what IS the special edition of Earthworm Jim, senor Gildino?" Well I'll tell you! The special edition was released for the PC and Sega CD and it includes lots of stuff like changes to the levels and item placement but listing that would take too long. Here are the main changes though: It includes the intestine level not included in the SNES release as well as a bonus level called Big Bruty, their are 3 endings, difficult is actually fair and not a pain in the ass, Tube Race is possible for mere mortals to deafeat without the secret air refill, the music is CD quality and re-arranged, some levels have been lengthened and oh so much more I can't remember!
Isn't this exciting?! I hope so because now you have to scroll down to the next post for videos and all that jazz!