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Worms Armageddon

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation
85
4.0
Nintendo 64
81
3.3
Dreamcast
81
3.6
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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 Game Boy Color Splash screen
Worms Armageddon Windows title screen
Worms Armageddon Windows Ozzy has a bad day.
Worms Armageddon Windows 4...3...2.....

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

Power Unlimited PlayStation Apr, 1999 9 out of 10 90
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Nov, 1999 90 out of 100 90
PSM PlayStation Mar, 2000 4.5 out of 5 90
Nintendo Land Nintendo 64 2003 89 out of 100 89
IGN Nintendo 64 Mar 24, 2000 8.7 out of 10 87
Power Unlimited Nintendo 64 Nov, 1999 8.2 out of 10 82
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Aug, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Player One Dreamcast Jan, 2000 77 out of 100 77
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Apr 02, 1999 13 out of 20 65
Gamekult Game Boy Color Nov 05, 2000 2 out of 10 20

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Trivia

There aren't going to be any more sequels to Worms at least in its present 2D form for a long time, because the developers at Team 17 believe they have exhausted all the possibilities with the concept. A 3D sequel was being looked into, but the team couldn't find a good way around the control problems.

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 (10778), Vincent Valentine (25) and Adam Baratz (1352)