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Worms Blast

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PGNx Media (9 out of 10)

Worms Blast’s multiplayer experience is different than previous Worms’ games, and resembles Ubi Soft’s Bust A Move games a bit. The game is based on water, which is why you move around in boats. You use the left joystick to move around as well as change the angle the cursor is facing. When you get the angle to where you want it, you can go ahead and shoot. You need to shoot a block with a same color grenade. For example, a green grenade will take out a green block and any green blocks around it. If you shoot a green grenade at a red block, it will turn that block and surrounding blocks green. Pretty simple eh? Well the blocks are slowly moving to you at all times – and even with that it’s simple.

Nov 5th, 2002 · GameCube · read review

4Players.de (80 out of 100)

Schuster bleib bei deinen Leisten - so abgedroschen dieser Satz klingen mag, so passend ist er doch, wenn es um Worms Blast geht. Dabei waren die neuen Ansätze sogar recht vielversprechend: Ein Super Bust-A-Move mit militanten Würmern hätte durchaus makelloses Gameplay mit amüsanten Extrawaffen-Duellen verbinden können. Was Team 17 aber letztendlich abgeliefert hat, ist ein Spiel, das diese beiden Tugenden leider nur ansatzweise erfolgreich miteinander verknüpft. Zwar macht das Ganze zu zweit trotz spielerischer Mankos ungemein Spaß, kann aber mit keinem der beiden Urväter wirklich konkurrieren. Solisten sollten aufgrund der schwammigen und trägen Steuerung sowie des teils völlig übertriebenen Schwierigkeitsgrads und der fast schon lachhaften Gegner-KI sowieso einen großen Bogen um Worms Blast machen.

Sep 18th, 2002 · GameCube · read review

GameSpot (7.6 out of 10)

Don't go into Worms Blast expecting another turn-based Worms strategy game. The gameplay is almost fundamentally different in Worms Blast, but it maintains the bright and colorful style of a Worms game, and fans of the series may enjoy Worms Blast on these merits alone. It may look cute and innocuous, but Worms Blast can give any modern puzzle game a run for its money, so if you're a fan of puzzle games, you should definitely give this one a try.

Dec 16th, 2002 · GameCube · read review

Jeuxvideo.com (15 out of 20)

Worms Blast est une excellente surprise qui parvient à me réconcilier avec les vers de terre. En changeant la série de cap pour cet épisode un peu à part, Team 17 risque peut-être d'en décevoir quelques-uns mais offre surtout aux amateurs de puzzle game une bonne alternative au vieillissant Bust-A-Move.

Oct 17th, 2002 · GameCube · read review

Worth Playing (7.2 out of 10)

Overall, if you are looking for a decent puzzle game on the GameCube then Worms Blast is certainly worth checking out. The obvious lack of puzzle games on the platform make this game even more attractive. Though when you consider that the foundational game play is fraught with unresponsive controls and the single-player experience just isn’t that fun, you’re left with a game that is practically only worth playing when it’s in the two-player mode. To sum things up; if you are a puzzle fan then rent before you buy.

Feb 21st, 2003 · GameCube · read review

64 Power / big.N / N Games (71 out of 100)

Die Grafik bei Worms Blast ist zweckmäßig, das heißt: bunt und kaum detailliert. Die Würmer bieten optisch nichts Besonderes, aber darum geht es auch nicht. Hier steht der Spaß absolut im Vordergrund. Worms Blast ist nun mal ein Partyspiel durch und durch, da kann man über die Grafik meckern, wie man will. Es macht tierischen Spaß und fesselt dich stundenlang an den Fernseher. Wenn du bereits den Vorgänger kennst, solltest du hier durchaus einen Blick wagen, am besten natürlich zusammen mit einem Freund.

Sep 2002 · GameCube

GameSpy (66 out of 100)

Worms Blast has three game types: puzzle, tournament, and Vs. In the one-player puzzle mode, you're presented with a world map, choosing various challenge-filled routes on your way to a volcanic island. Some routes are easier than others, but "easy" is a relative term in Worms Blast, as even the simplest of the 60 or so challenges can take several attempts before their solutions are learned, and none of them are quick and dirty. Even when you've figured out what to do, you still have to do it, and the sluggish, loose controls unfairly add to the challenge.

Jan 8th, 2003 · GameCube · read review

MAN!AC (60 out of 100)

FragwĂĽrdiges Knobelkonzept mit anstrengender Steuerung.

Jul 10th, 2021 · GameCube · read review

Game Revolution (C+)

Worms Blast has the core of great puzzle game, from the range of game modes to the interesting characters. Unfortunately, the sluggish if workable controls put a damper on the overall feel. Still, there's enough merit in these Worms to dig 'em out for a try.

Feb 2003 · GameCube · read review

IGN (5.8 out of 10)

Many years ago developer Team 17 came up with a concept: turn-based warfare set on a battlefield of crumbling ground. Only, to evoke a little lightheartedness, you played at worms. Thus the Worms franchise was born, and it has gone on to become extremely popular on both the PC and consoles. It was only a matter of time before the company branched out the series into new genres. It has already explored pinball, and now Team 17 is exploring the puzzle genre with Worms Blast for GameCube.

Nov 21st, 2002 · GameCube · read review

Game Critics (5.5 out of 10)

The Worms series of games have made a number of appearances on both PCs and consoles, generally relying on a recognizable style of gameplay. This style consists of a multi-screen 2D world where hyperactive worms calculate angle and velocity to arc high explosives onto other worms. This should sound familiar to anybody who played the great old PC game Scorched Earth or any number of other countless variations on this theme. Worms games have made a name for themselves with high-production values and a cheeky sense of humor, two things that we see in Team 17's new title, Worms Blast. What we don't see is the same old turn-based artillery game. There are hints of it still remaining, but Worms Blast is otherwise a different beast...er, worm.

Mar 12th, 2003 · GameCube · read review

Officiel Nintendo Magazine (3 out of 10)

La mayonnaise ne prenant pas, ce puzzle game marin tombe donc tout bĂŞtement Ă  l'eau.

Dec 2002 · GameCube · read review

Player Reviews

A fun puzzle game
by Jon Collins (28)

The Good
The graphics (for being a puzzle game) are good, recognizable worms and scenic backdrops. The simplistic puzzle action of aiming your weapon and firing and moving back and forth with your raft to better position yourself for a shot. Two-player dual mode is also fun as you panic to try to outlive your opponent.

The Bad
Seeing as the game is a puzzle game, it falls into the pitfall that catches many of those in the same genre. That is that the repetitiveness of the game can really start to get to after a while. Also the difficulty of the game gets very tough later in the game and can begin to bring on massive headaches. Finally, I personally wish that there could have been a two player mode which featured lining up shapes rather than colors seeing as my dad would have loved this game, except he is colorblind so he couldn't play it.

The Bottom Line
First and foremost, I would like to make it perfectly clear to those looking at this game that this is a puzzle game in the same vein as Snood, Super Puzzle Bobble, etc. and not a standard Worms game. I fell victim to this mistake, and while I was satisfied with what I got not everyone would be. This game is a simple, puzzle game which takes the weapons and characters of the Worms universe and makes an entertaining and engaging game which is fun for all ages.

Jul 23rd, 2004 · GameCube

TEAM 17, YOU HAVE RUINED WORMS IN THIS GAME!!!!!!!!!
by t hope (5)

The Good
It has a funny looking cover.

The Bad
There are no soundbanks, hardly any weapons, the EASIEST single player missions ever and no randomized landscapes. It just is almost a different game all together. It's just bashing blocks to try and sink your opponents boat which is BORING.

The Bottom Line
Buy every single worms game except this.

Mar 23rd, 2005 · GameCube

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