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Description

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.

Screenshots

Worms: Armageddon Game Boy Color Main Menu
Worms: Armageddon Game Boy Color Title
Worms: Armageddon Game Boy Color Splash screen
Worms: Armageddon Game Boy Color Worm armed with a bazooka!

Promo Images

Worms: Armageddon Screenshot
Worms: Armageddon Magazine Advertisement
Worms: Armageddon Screenshot
Worms: Armageddon Other

Trailer


Alternate Titles

  • "Worms: Армагеддон" -- Russian spelling
  • "Wormageddon" -- Working title
  • "WA" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

Just plain sucks...but nice try Dason Rise (20) unrated

Critic Reviews

Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Feb 01, 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Video Games Dec, 1999 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Mega Fun Jan, 2000 80 out of 100 80
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 23, 1999 16 out of 20 80
Power Unlimited Feb, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Player One Dec, 1999 79 out of 100 79
Electric Playground Feb 09, 2000 7 out of 10 70
IGN Jan 28, 2000 6 out of 10 60
Gamekult Nov 05, 2000 2 out of 10 20

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Trivia

Like Worms, Worms Armageddon featured a Wormsong, called "Wormsong '98". This time, there is no chorus. Here are its lyrics:

Many moons have passed since the worms went to war. Onwards and upwards, bigger weapons than before. Boggy B took cover, he shivered on patrol. The arms race crazy, simply way out of control.

Then his friend threw it, the latest device. Boggy B went and got it, against all advice - "What the...?" BOOM! His tail was split, and his energy lost. How many more will this dreaded war cost?

Then came the nuke, and the disease tumbling down. If the bug didn't get to you, you'd probably drown. But the worms battled on, through hunger and pain. Living to fight, just to victor again.

And now it's the curtain call, the final onslaught, no better bullet could you possibly have bought. But spare a thought for Boggy and with it his friend. So fight with their honour, and fight until the end!

Related Web Sites

  • Worms: Armageddon (official website)
  • 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.)
  • Wikipedia: Worms: Armageddon (article in the open encyclopedia about the game)
Kartanym (12705) added Worms: Armageddon (Game Boy Color) on Aug 27, 2001
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