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Worms 3D

MobyRank MobyScore
GameCube
75
3.4
Windows
74
3.9
Xbox
71
3.3
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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 Health drop
Worms 3D Windows Cluster Bomb attack
Worms 3D Windows There is even a Wormapedia
Worms 3D Windows Main Menu

Alternate Titles

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

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

Wow, what a disappointment! Windows kbmb (399)
Worms is back, and in 3D! GameCube Jon Collins (28)
Even when watered down, Worms still tastes delicious PlayStation 2 Zokolov (66)

The Press Says

GameStar (Germany) Windows Nov, 2003 81 out of 100 81
GamingXP Windows Nov 28, 2003 80 out of 100 80
Boomtown PlayStation 2 Feb 02, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine GameCube Mar, 2004 8 out of 10 80
XBox Solution (XBS) Xbox Nov 20, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
4Players.de GameCube Nov 14, 2003 75 out of 100 75
SegaFan.com PlayStation 2 Jan 20, 2004 7.3 out of 10 73
GameSpy Xbox Feb 17, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Gaming Target PlayStation 2 Apr 20, 2004 6.6 out of 10 66
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Nov, 2003 63 out of 100 63

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Trivia

April's Fool

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.

Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2003 – Best PC Party Game of the Year

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)
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