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Urthwurm (DOS)

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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.

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Urthwurm DOS Difficulty hard, level 5 displays M.C. Escher's "swans"
Urthwurm DOS The worm's natural tendency to droop, left unchecked
Urthwurm DOS Title screen
Urthwurm DOS Conversely, when skillfully piloted, it can swoop and wave around obstacles through to further levels!

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Pseudo_Intellectual (44454) added Urthwurm (DOS) on Dec 14, 2007