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Worms: Armageddon is a standalone expansion to Worms 2, introducing extensive improvements and additions over the original game, among which are:
- 16 new weapons and 6 new utilities, with some existing ones changed or rebalanced (3 were removed entirely)
- new singleplayer campaigns and challenges
- new gameplay schemes, some of which have to be unlocked through campaign missions (certain weapons are only available in some of these schemes)
- new menu interface, sounds, voice banks, and music
- new predefined maps
- expanded map editor, included voice bank editor (the latter is a separate application)
- teams can now have custom representative flags, victory anthems, and gravestones
- each team is assigned a special weapon of choice - Holy Hand Grenade, Flamethrower, Mad Cows, or Old Lady
- AI-controlled teams now have one of five difficulty settings
- jumping controls updated so worms can jump backwards and do backflips
- instead of selecting a worm at the start of each turn, this option is now regarded as a utility and usually has a limited number of uses
- new multiplayer options, including a more elaborate WormNET lobby
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.
As of 2002, updates have been handled by an authorized community member named Deadcode, who was joined in 2006 by CyberShadow. The two have removed many bugs and glitches, improved game stability and compatibility for Windows operating systems that have been released along the way, added new features (more resolutions, expanded options and settings, auto-recorded match replays, full PNG support for map importing...) and integrated WormKit, an extension framework for the game which allows for easier modding. These updates have been available from Team17's servers and are included by default in subsequent digital releases.
- Worms: Армагеддон - Russian spelling
- Animals: Worms
- Best of Infogrames / Atari releases
- Covermount: Fullgames
- Gameplay feature: Freely destructible terrain
- Gameplay feature: Jetpack
- Gameplay feature: Recordable replays
- Games that include map/level editor
- Games with officially implemented community changes
- Games with randomly generated environments
- Green Pepper releases
- Software Pyramide releases
- Standalone expansions
- Worms series
Credits (Windows version)
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Average score: 82% (based on 49 ratings)
Average score: 3.9 out of 5 (based on 149 ratings with 5 reviews)
I'm cringing while writing this - I LOVE the new features, including the new weapons, new utilities and the upgraded engine. Don't get me wrong, they are brilliant - but ...
... MOST OF THEM ARE LOCKED AWAY UNTIL YOU COMPLETE NEAR IMPOSSIBLE SECTIONS OF THE GAME! Team17 have admitted that they locked a lot of features away in order to stop the interface cluttering - This I STRONGLY disagree with, as much of the ability to customize that was seen in Worms 2 is no longer present, and you have to be spoon-fed a lot of the features without any ability to edit them. This makes me rather annoyed, as I'm a Worms fan (not very good at the game though!) - I don't want to have to stick to Team17's preference to how I play the game!
The Bottom Line
In conclusion, it's a somewhat wasted game, as all of the nice features must be unlocked and this is pretty frustrating. Worms 2 with this games engine would be perfect - too bad it'll never happen.
Windows · by Quackbal (45) · 2006
This is a great, great game. A classic. The gameplay is ingenious in its simplicity. It's a turn-based strategy game in which you kill worms with various weapons in 2D. Sound fun? It is. On top of that the graphics are great. Very cartoony and vibrant. Also, the net play is a Godsend. It has a matching service included so you can just hop on and start the feeding frenzy. This is one of the best multiplayer games ever!
Hmmm...sometimes I don't win. No, seriously, the worm's tiny voices can get old after the millionth game. Oh well, that's what the sound button is for. Also, the game is a little similar to Worms 2.
The Bottom Line
Probably the best net based, turn based strategy game ever made. While not a big step beyond Worms 2, it is better, and for a game this good that's all that matters.
Windows · by Unrealist (103) · 2000
I was pretty disappointed in this one for a lot of reasons and there's not much I can think of that's good. I guess it was more fun than those Mary-Kate and Ashley games (no offense THQ) and it kept me at least a little interested. I have to give the Team 17 and Infrogames guys props for a nice shot at portable Worms though.
Almost everything was wrong. This classic was not destined for Game Boy Color. Two buttons and a D-Pad is not alot of options for a worms game. They barely pulled it off with playstation much less gameboy. Almost all the things that make worms fun were either made difficult or discluded from this version. All I can say is it's not gonna work this time.
The Bottom Line
If your desperate for a game to play this vacation, and worms is just gnawing at your mind, then you could give it a shot and get a little fun out of it. If your like me, and you can't stand cheap impersonations of a good game but on different consoles, then don't go for this one.
Game Boy Color · by Dason Rise (17) · 2003
The soundtrack for this game was released in 1999, and also composed by Bjorn Lynne. Though it only consists from 4 songs, its playtime is 25 minutes.
- Worms: Armageddon - Original Mix
- Worms: Armageddon - Boggy B Psycho Mix
- Worms: Armageddon - Extended Angry Scots Mix
- Bonus Track: After the War - The Homecoming
The development of the game for BeOS operating system was started, a closed beta test happened but the game was never released for this OS. However, since then, this beta has been circulating on the internet.
Related 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.
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.
Wikipedia: Worms: Armageddon
article in the open encyclopedia about the game
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Game added December 30, 1999. Last modified February 11, 2024.