Urthwurm (DOS)

Urthwurm DOS Title screen


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Urthwurms move differently from earthworms; rather than burrowing through dirt, they seek existing tunnels and are stopped dead in their tracks if they run into an obstacle head-on. But as invertebrates, their simple central nervous system makes them difficult to control, and the player's urthwurm's movements are directed with a single button that adjusts their trajectory through 10 levels of endlessly side-scrolling horizontal tunnel, carelessly littered with blocks strewn across its course. When the button is depressed, the wurm gets a buzz and adjusts its course to counter its downward motion and start heading up; when the button is released, gravity resumes its normal pull -- maintaining a constant course is hence very tricky and the player is much more likely to leave a trail looking something like a sine wave.

In short, this game is a re-make of the Palm classic SFCave.


Urthwurm DOS Difficulty easy, the wurm is green and the cave is not so narrow
Urthwurm DOS Ready... steady...
Urthwurm DOS Title screen
Urthwurm DOS And they're off!

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Pseudo_Intellectual (47894) added Urthwurm (DOS) on Dec 14, 2007