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Worms Armageddon

MobyRank MobyScore
Game Boy Color
71
3.1
Dreamcast
81
3.6
PlayStation
85
4.0
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Description

A sequel to Worms 2, Worms Armageddon expands upon its predecessor by enhancing a few facets of gameplay and including play over the Internet through Team 17's WormNet.

Like the previous Worms installments, the game is an artillery variant. The player give an artillery piece a shot angle and shot power, and try to hit the opponent, taking into account wind effects. The player and the opponent exchange these shots in a turn-based fashion. The game puts the player in command of a team of up to eight worms, which can move around the landscape (one at a time), using many types of weapons to try to dispatch the enemy, from bazookas to mini-guns to exploding sheep. In some situations, the worms can also jump, swing by rope, and descend with a parachute.

The game includes an expansive editor that allows players to customize nearly every aspect of the game. Custom teams can be created, and players are able to edit their special weapons, grave markers, flags, victory fanfares, and voice sets, which can be imported into the game from outer sources. A random terrain generator and a terrain-import system are provided as well. The latter makes it possible to import into the game files in image formats, which the game converts into playable terrains.

Screenshots

Worms Armageddon Windows 4...3...2.....
Worms Armageddon Windows title screen
Worms Armageddon Game Boy Color Worm armed with a bazooka!
Worms Armageddon Windows Super Sheep.

Alternate Titles

  • "Worms: Армагеддон" -- Russian spelling
  • "Worms 3" -- Informal title
  • "Wormageddon" -- Working title

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User Reviews

So frustrating! Ahhhh! Windows Quackbal (47)
Bow before the power of my Old Woman! Windows Makkios Del (5)
"This is a game for people who like to have fun!" Windows Unrealist (179)
Good Old Fashioned Fun... PlayStation Kid Fraser (13)
Just plain sucks...but nice try Game Boy Color Dason Rise (20)

The Press Says

Defunct Games Dreamcast May 09, 2004 95 out of 100 95
NowGamer Dreamcast Nov 30, 1999 9.1 out of 10 91
GameSpot Windows Jul 26, 1999 9.1 out of 10 91
IGN Dreamcast Dec 06, 1999 9 out of 10 90
Power Play Windows Feb, 1999 84 out of 100 84
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Feb 10, 1999 80 out of 100 80
Power Unlimited Game Boy Color Feb, 2000 8 out of 10 80
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Mar, 1999 79 out of 100 79
Player One Dreamcast Jan, 2000 77 out of 100 77
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Jun 29, 1999 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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Trivia

Like Worms, Worms Armageddon featured a Wormsong, called "Wormsong '98". This time, there is no chorus. Here are its lyrics:

Many moons have passed since the worms went to war. Onwards and upwards, bigger weapons than before. Boggy B took cover, he shivered on patrol. The arms race crazy, simply way out of control.

Then his friend threw it, the latest device. Boggy B went and got it, against all advice - "What the...?" BOOM! His tail was split, and his energy lost. How many more will this dreaded war cost?

Then came the nuke, and the disease tumbling down. If the bug didn't get to you, you'd probably drown. But the worms battled on, through hunger and pain. Living to fight, just to victor again.

And now it's the curtain call, the final onslaught, no better bullet could you possibly have bought. But spare a thought for Boggy and with it his friend. So fight with their honour, and fight until the end!

Related Web Sites

  • Official Worms: Armageddon Site (Still hosted by Team17, the official website holds many goodies and frequent game updates that make it more compatible with newer systems.)
  • The Allotment (Almost everything about Worms Armaggedon can be found here. Strategy guides, speech packs, new graveyards, and of course, Worms news.)
  • The Worms Universe (One of the biggest and oldest Worms sites around. Tons of content are available there.)
Contributed to by Kartanym (10780), Vincent Valentine (25) and Adam Baratz (1352)