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Worms 3D (Windows)

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Description

As depicted very well by the title of the game, the infamous quarrelsome Worms are squirming for the first time in full 3D. The goal of the game hasn't changed a single bit from its predecessors: the objective is still to crush, annihilate and put into oblivion the worm team of the enemy using massively-wacky weapons of destruction. About all the features of its original 2D ancestors are also present, including random wind and a fully destructible landscape.

Not all the weapons that were previously available have made the cut into the 3 dimensional realm, however Worms 3D comes too with a selective set of new weaponry such as the Lottery Strike or the Gas Grenade which should allow you to find a few dozen of new ways to kill your fellow worms online.

Screenshots

Worms 3D Windows Machine Gun attack
Worms 3D Windows Wormpot - random selection of over 10,000 different game mode combinations
Worms 3D Windows Cluster Bomb attack
Worms 3D Windows One of the best gadgets to use - the jet pack

Alternate Titles

  • "百战天虫3D" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Baizhan Tianchong 3D" -- Chinese title

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User Reviews

Wow, what a disappointment! kbmb (399) unrated

The Press Says

ComputerGames.ro Nov 05, 2003 86 out of 100 86
PC Action Nov 05, 2003 85 out of 100 85
GamingXP Nov 28, 2003 80 out of 100 80
Krawall Gaming Network Nov 13, 2003 80 out of 100 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Oct 27, 2003 8 out of 10 80
4Players.de Nov 14, 2003 74 out of 100 74
Gamesmania Nov 20, 2003 69 out of 100 69
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Apr 30, 2003 64 out of 100 64
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 07, 2003 12 out of 20 60
Clubic Nov 10, 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

As Team 17's 2003 April Fools' joke, it was announced that the war in Iraq had forced Team 17 to remove all of the "realistic" weapons from the game (Bazooka, Grenade, Shotgun) and replace them with cartoony alternatives such as Sausage Strikes and Pineapple Bombs. In fact, there was for a limited time a version of the Worms 3D logo where a pineapple wearing sunglasses and a smile replaced the traditional grenade.

Related Web Sites

  • Official Webpage (Mac) (The official product page for the Mac version of Worms 3D on the publisher's website, which provides a series of short movies, a profile of the game, desktop wallpapers, demos, and purchasing information, among other such details.)
  • Tossing a Banana Bomb Never Felt So Real (An Apple Games article about the Macintosh version of Worms 3D, with commentary being provided by Producer Paul Kilburn (May, 2004).)
  • Worms 3D (Official website from Team17)
  • Worms 3D (Official website from Sega)
Cochonou (1017) added Worms 3D (Windows) on Oct 29, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (121016) and Cochonou (1017)