Worms Armageddon

Critic Score User Score
PlayStation
85
4.0
Windows
82
4.0
Nintendo 64
81
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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 Title
Worms Armageddon Windows and there's even more equipping arsenal
Worms Armageddon Windows Ozzy has a bad day.
Worms Armageddon Game Boy Color Main Menu

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

So frustrating! Ahhhh! Windows Quackbal (51)
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)

Critic Reviews

GameSpot Windows Jul 26, 1999 9.1 out of 10 91
IGN Dreamcast Dec 06, 1999 9 out of 10 90
Power Unlimited Dreamcast Apr, 2000 8.8 out of 10 88
IGN Nintendo 64 Mar 24, 2000 8.7 out of 10 87
HappyPuppy Nintendo 64 Apr 10, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com Game Boy Color Dec 23, 1999 16 out of 20 80
Player One Nintendo 64 Dec, 1999 76 out of 100 76
IGN PlayStation Dec 16, 1999 7.5 out of 10 75
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Jun 29, 1999 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Electric Playground Game Boy Color Feb 09, 2000 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

When played on the 17th day of any month, listen to the Wormsong when running the game. A smiley face will appear randomly for a moment with a boing sound where the nuke symbol is.

Also, when played on Christmas Day, the menus will not show stars, but snowballs, and all random maps will have the Christmas theme by default.

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.)
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