www.nintendo.com – GameCube
The early bird might want to hit snooze. These worms have a mean streak.
Worms 3D takes the turned-based combat genre and smacks it upside the head with a trunkful of ways to blow stuff up.
In this game, your group of ground-sliders move through 3-D island landscapes to defeat rival worms. Deploy heavy artillery like a bazooka or the Holy Hand Grenade to tuck opposing worms in for nice, long dirt naps, or drown your enemies by knocking them in the water.
The worm that cannot learn from its mistakes is the one destined for fish food. It takes some practice to learn to succeed with the long-range weapons, especially the bazooka and various grenades. Variable winds aid to the complexity.
If you tire of repeatedly overshooting your opponent, take advantage of the uniquely breakable landscape and fire short to destroy the ground under your rival's, er, feet. For example, if a worm you're trying to eliminate is slithering across a bridge, you can blow up the bridge with your heavy artillery, thus dropping your enemy into the watery depths. To make things even more challenging, landscape elements might break differently when you replay the level.
- Complete scenarios in Challenge mode to unlock scores of weapons and features
- Blast your way through Campaign mode, starting on D-Day against zee German vurms
- Creative weaponry, including : a sheep, mad cow, lottery strike and an old woman. You'll never feel safe in a petting zoo again
Assess the situation from first-person, third-person or bird's-eye views
Unique breakaway landscape adds to the challenge
Multiplayer mode lets up as many as four teams compete in an all-out war of attrition. You can also play as one player against three computer-controlled teams
It's tough to stop playing Worms 3D. The long-range weapons may be a bit tough to control, but in a way, that adds to the unpredictability of the game. The immense variety of landscapes, customization options and ways to do in your enemies adds to the game's challenge. When in doubt, strap on the jet pack, get next to a rival worm and use a baseball bat to deep-six it at sea.
Added by Evil Ryu (49941) on Sep 18, 2005
Acclaim US website - PC/PS2/Xbox/GC
Join the party as battle ensues across multitudes of bizarre and incredible worlds! Grab your Banana Bomb, flying Super Sheep or Holy Hand Grenade and prepare to wreak havoc on a dynamic, explosive 3D world - it's like nothing you've ever seen before!
"Possibly the greatest cult-classic series in the history of strategy games."
- Official PlayStation Magazine (http://www.playstationmagazine.com/)
"Worms 3D looks to be one of the best multiplayer games to come out this year."
- hsgamers.com (http://www.hsgamers.com/previews/worms3d.php)
"It's literally hours of fun, and I am as serious as I can be about that."
- nlgaming.com (http://www.nlgaming.com/nl/asp/id_142/nl/previewDisp.htm)
"Successful evolution indeed"
"...done so well, that old fans will feel comfortably at home."
"What is the strategy classic actually like in this brave new world? Refreshingly, and stunningly it remains largely the same."
"Worms is just as addictive as its predecessors, but features more thoughtful challenges and conquests."
"Pick this up, and you'll be throwing down with your friends for years to come, and it's not often that you can say that about a console strategy title."
"experience the timeless joy of classic Worms gameplay in a fully rendered environment."
"...more fun than scorching ants with a magnifying glass!"
- Game Informer
ACCLAIM ENTERTAINMENT, INC'S 'WORMS 3D’' IS LOCKED, LOADED AND TAKING AIM AT RETAIL
Award-Winning Franchise Features All-New 3D Graphics, Randomly Generated Landscapes, Infinite Gameplay Modes and Over-The-Top Weaponry for Current Generation Consoles and PC
GLEN COVE, NY, March 11, 2004 - Destined to lure consumers with its outlandish array of weaponry and laugh-out-loud moments, Acclaim announced that it has shipped Worms 3D’ for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Nintendo GameCube’ and PC. Worms 3D expands upon the successful turn-based action strategy franchise that has sold over eight million units worldwide... (full release: http://www.acclaim.com/company/pressReleases/product/Worms3dShips.html)
Added by Xoleras (66397) on Sep 02, 2004
Atari Australia website - Xbox
The ‘Worms’ phenomenon has taken the gaming world by storm for many years, gripping the minds of players through its simple appearance yet cunningly designed interior. Finally, to the excitement of fans everywhere ‘Worms’ comes to PC and console in full 3D. Continuing to capture the true essence of the game as teams of worms battle across bizarre randomly generated landscapes, or across finely crafted custom-designed levels utilizing an arsenal of devastating weapons. The game-play remains unchanged, featuring turn-based fighting and relying on the player to judge the trajectory and strength of their shots in order to inflict maximum damage on opponents. All the favorite weapons such as bazooka, grenade, dynamite, air strike and sheep are present including some new additional ones. Defensive tactics can also be employed as you choose to dig in with buildings, trenches, sandbags or fortifications, whilst buildings on the landscapes can also provide shelter against attacks. Adapt your strategy to the weapons available, landscape and each new opponent you play. With a multitude of tactics available, coupled with the ever changing, randomly generated landscapes, no battle will ever be the same. Worms 3D is set in a more exciting and immersive game world than ever before, with the emphasis on great multiplayer action and challenging single player fun.
Added by Xoleras (66397) on May 07, 2004