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Worms Blast

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
70
5.0
PlayStation 2
73
4.4
Windows
66
3.6
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Description

Worms Blast is a puzzle game similar in concept to Puzzle Bobble, with several important distinctions and gameplay features taken from Worms games. Instead of releasing and matching bubbles, the player has to color blocks on a hexagonal grid. Unlike most Bust-A-Move variants, the player character can move right and left, sailing in a boat. Various weapons, such as bazooka, grenades, dynamite, and others, can be used to fire at the blocks, coloring them on impact. Like in the main, artillery-based Worms games, holding down the fire button increases the power of the weapon, affecting the distance it travels.

If the player hits a block that is either the same color as the missile fired, that block and any other same-colored blocks adjacent to it will be destroyed. Differently-colored blocks will not be affected by shooting at them; however, if they are held solely by a group of blocks of the same color, they will fall into the water when that group disappears. Blocks with rainbows on them can count as any color. Unlike Puzzle Bobble, there are no walls in single-player mode. If the player aims the weapon outside of the screen, a heavy object might fall on the player-controlled boat, damaging it.

The game's main mode is called "Puzzle mode": the player completes various stages, the goal being different in each (e.g. shooting down certain forms of blocks, avoiding hostile blocks that move around the screen, etc.). Beside this mode, the game features a single-player tournament mode with high scores, as well as a variety of multiplayer modes. The action component is particularly noticeable in this mode, since the walls between the areas will periodically open, allowing players to use this opportunity to shoot at each other's boats.

Screenshots

Worms Blast Windows Puzzle mode offers many challenges...
Worms Blast Windows Burst the bubbles !
Worms Blast Windows The skunk does a stunt
Worms Blast Windows Blast mode cont.

Alternate Titles

  • "百战天虫III之虫虫总动员" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Червяки-Подрывники" -- Russian spelling

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User Reviews

A commercial offshoot that has almost nothing to do with its title. Windows DreamWeaver (46)
A fun puzzle game GameCube Jon Collins (28)
TEAM 17, YOU HAVE RUINED WORMS IN THIS GAME!!!!!!!!! GameCube t hope (6)
An entertaining puzzle game, set in the Worms universe Windows Moby-Mad (4)

The Press Says

PGNx Media Windows Nov 05, 2002 9 out of 10 90
PGNx Media GameCube Nov 05, 2002 9 out of 10 90
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network Windows Nov 05, 2002 84 out of 100 84
JeuxMac.com Macintosh Apr, 2003 4 out of 5 80
Game Over Online Windows Nov 25, 2002 76 out of 100 76
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Apr 02, 2002 15 out of 20 75
allaboutgames.co.uk Windows Mar 25, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Mac Gamer Macintosh Apr 09, 2003 60 out of 100 60
GamersHell.com Windows Mar 22, 2002 6 out of 10 60
Game Critics GameCube Mar 12, 2003 5.5 out of 10 55

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Related Web Sites

  • Get a Charge Out of Worms Blast (An Apple Games article about the Macintosh version of Worms Blast (April, 2003).)
  • Official Webpage (Mac) (The official product page for the Mac version of Worms Blast on the publisher's website, which provides a profile of the game, an overview of the characters, a demo, and ordering information, among other such things.)
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