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Worms Blast (GameCube)

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Description

Worms Blast is a puzzle game similar in concept to Puzzle Bobble, with several important distinctions and gameplay features taken from Worms games. Instead of releasing and matching bubbles, the player has to color blocks on a hexagonal grid. Unlike most Bust-A-Move variants, the player character can move right and left, sailing in a boat. Various weapons, such as bazooka, grenades, dynamite, and others, can be used to fire at the blocks, coloring them on impact. Like in the main, artillery-based Worms games, holding down the fire button increases the power of the weapon, affecting the distance it travels.

If the player hits a block that is either the same color as the missile fired, that block and any other same-colored blocks adjacent to it will be destroyed. Differently-colored blocks will not be affected by shooting at them; however, if they are held solely by a group of blocks of the same color, they will fall into the water when that group disappears. Blocks with rainbows on them can count as any color. Unlike Puzzle Bobble, there are no walls in single-player mode. If the player aims the weapon outside of the screen, a heavy object might fall on the player-controlled boat, damaging it.

The game's main mode is called "Puzzle mode": the player completes various stages, the goal being different in each (e.g. shooting down certain forms of blocks, avoiding hostile blocks that move around the screen, etc.). Beside this mode, the game features a single-player tournament mode with high scores, as well as a variety of multiplayer modes. The action component is particularly noticeable in this mode, since the walls between the areas will periodically open, allowing players to use this opportunity to shoot at each other's boats.

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There are 24 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.


Alternate Titles

  • "百战天虫III之虫虫总动员" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Червяки-Подрывники" -- Russian spelling

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User Reviews

A fun puzzle game Jon Collins (28) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars
TEAM 17, YOU HAVE RUINED WORMS IN THIS GAME!!!!!!!!! t hope (6) 1.33 Stars1.33 Stars1.33 Stars1.33 Stars1.33 Stars

The Press Says

PGNx Media Nov 05, 2002 9 out of 10 90
4Players.de Sep 18, 2002 80 out of 100 80
GameSpot Dec 16, 2002 7.6 out of 10 76
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 17, 2002 15 out of 20 75
Worth Playing Feb 21, 2003 7.2 out of 10 72
GameSpy Jan 08, 2003 66 out of 100 66
IGN Nov 21, 2002 5.8 out of 10 58
Game Revolution Feb, 2003 C+ 58
Game Critics Mar 12, 2003 5.5 out of 10 55
Officiel Nintendo Magazine Dec, 2002 3 out of 10 30

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Related Web Sites

  • Get a Charge Out of Worms Blast (An Apple Games article about the Macintosh version of Worms Blast (April, 2003).)
  • Official Webpage (Mac) (The official product page for the Mac version of Worms Blast on the publisher's website, which provides a profile of the game, an overview of the characters, a demo, and ordering information, among other such things.)
Kartanym (10775) added Worms Blast (GameCube) on Oct 25, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Corn Popper (69780) and Cochonou (1017)