you got worms?"
it is just the way I walk."
the game which sparked a load of 'oh so hilarious' worms gags is now
available on Dreamcast, but do you really want your Dreamcast infested
with worms? Well not real ones as they stop the CD turning, but as for the
game that is another matter.
is one of those games that really does not improve with sequels. That is
not to say that the subsequent games were poor, it is just that the new
additions did not add anything really 'new' to the formula.
Armageddon is based on the Worms 2 engine, so all the worms are much
larger than the original 16 pixel limit, and more weapons have been added.
Worms was released originally on the Amiga and PC, both of which used a
mouse to control the action, however the Dreamcast version relies on the
control pad. The control pad is actually well suited to the game as soon
as you realise that it is the Left trigger which controls the weapon
timing, unlike what the manual would have you believe.
image here shows one of the amazing cross overs ever seen. Vegeta from
'Dragon Ball Z' teams up with Callisto from 'Xena Warrior Princess' all in
the name of Sam Ant Smith!
so the Callisto worm does not do Hudson Leick much justice, but this is
part of the fun of worms, no seriously. Give your worms funny names and
make your battle personal.
worm name ideas are:
has always been a multi player game, and this version is no different. It
is annoying that it only supports one pad so you have to pass the pad
around which feels strange, but you'll soon get over it. All aspects of
the game are customisable and of course you can create your own worm team
names and gain some kind of personal involvement in their progress.
sound effects are good, as are the vocal samples available. The music is
very quiet and you may have to adjust your tv volume as even the in game
sound menu's still keep the sound quiet. A lot of thought has gone into
this game to make it fun, the worms laugh and snigger when they are about
to do something evil and the text which appears when worms die is also
well though out.
is a game which is hard to review, because it relies more on your personal
perception of these types of puzzle games. If you have Worms on any other
format then there is little point in purchasing this version as nothing
has changed. The 2D visuals may put some off, even by today's 2D standards
the graphics look dated but Worms is a game which concentrates on game
play over graphics. It is hard to believe but Worms is actually very
tactical. Probably not up to the standards of the RTS games, but like any
good puzzle game a certain element of tactics is employed to win. Sadly
this normally ends up with you placing your worm on top of the CPU's worm
head. The CPU worm does not know what to do and you hardly ever take any
damage. Even with this little annoyance, the game is constantly fun and
one that you will return to again and again.
-- "the worminator!"
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