Earthworm Jim is the main protagonist of Earthworm Jim the game that was released by Shiny Entertainment for the 16Bit systems and received ports, an HD remaster and the sequels Earthworm Jim 2 (1995) and Earthworm Jim 3D (1999).

Earthworm Jim is also a playable guest character in the Nintendo 64 fighting game ClayFighter 63⅓ (1997) and even made it into the PC version of Battle Arena Toshinden as a secret skin for the character Rungo



Earthworm Jim the Character: an Overview

Charactername: Earthworm Jim   Developed /Created by Shiny Entertainment
Gameseries:  “”   First seen on: Mega Drive /Genesis
First Game:  “”   Year first seen in: 1994
Last Game: Earthworm Jim HD (2010)   Birthplace:  
Role(s) and Characteristics: Main Protagonist   Weapons: Earthworm Jim is used like a Whip, Blaster Gun 
Additional Tags:  Worms in Video Games,   Similar Characters:  
Has Relations to: PsyCrow (Enemy)   See also:  


Official Art like concept sketches etc. of Earthworm Jim:


Earthworm Jim (1994)

Earthworm Jim drawn for the Game-Art-HQ Video Game Character Database

Earthworm Jim did not get a new video game since years now but he is still popular among many of us gamers that experienced his debut on the Super Nintendo or the first Playstation.

When we wrote about the idea of having dedicated illustrations of game characters in our DB, Earthworm Jim was actually one of the first picked characters. Cortoony joined our community in 2017 and does not only draw but also creates 3D models. Have a look at his gallery here!

Earthworm Jim in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects


Earthworm is not yet a part of a Game-Art-HQ Community Art Collaboration but was drawn for our SNES Art Contest in 2018, this piece by Cubehero actually won the 2nd Prize


Fan Art of Earthworm Jim by selected Artists:

Earthworm Jim Fan Art 2015

Earthworm Jim and his friends by MissNeens

by Flavio Luccisano

Earthworm Jim by Eduardo Domínguez

by Eduardo Domínguez

Earthworm Jim Fan Art by MissNeens

by MissNeens

Earthworm Jim Game

by Kate McElroy

Earthworm Jim Fan Art by Stanislav Novarenko

by Stanislav Novarenko

Earthworm Jim by James Ghio

by James Ghio

Earthworm Jim Art by Goretoon

by Goretoon

Earthworm Jim by Oscar Celestini

by Oscar Celestini

Earthworm Jim by Warner C

 by Warner C.

Earthworm_Jim Fan Art by_MetalHanzo

by Hanzo Steinbach

Earthworm Jim and PsyCrow by Darkdux

Earthworm Jim and PsyCrow by Darkdux

Earthworm Jim Design by Emerson Tung

EJ redesigned by Emerson Tung

Earthworm Jim by Lara Couzens


Updates and additions in the Earthworm Jim Game Art Gallery and Character Overview:

22.06.2022 – Earthworm Jim Portrait by Flavio Luccisano added

15.08.2018 – The excellent Earthworm Jim fan art by Cubeboy added that won in our SNES contest

25.09.2017 – New screenshot on top added, concept art of EJ, as well as the first GA-HQ illustration of EJ by Cortoony, added to the gallery

10.12.2016 – Earthworm Jim fan art by Lara added