User Reviews

A commercial offshoot that has almost nothing to do with its title. Windows DreamWeaver (52)
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)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
GameCube 9 2.7
Macintosh Awaiting 5 votes...
PlayStation 2 5 4.4
Windows 14 3.6
Combined User Score 28 3.4


Critic Reviews

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WindowsPGNx Media (Nov 05, 2002)
Multiplayer mode is probably the reason you’ll buy this. If for any reason you can’t get any buddies to come and play, the single-player mode is good as well. It takes place in the Worms’s world. Every stop on the map is a different challenge for you top. They could be speed challenges, or target practice. You will even find a few bosses. The difficulty here moves up quickly, so expect a few retries along the block. You will be entertained for quite a while. Certain challenges require that you use certain characters. As always, the large characters are more powerful, take more damage and each hit hurts them less but may be too slow for other challenges.
90
GameCubePGNx Media (Nov 05, 2002)
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.
90
PlayStation 2PGNx Media (Nov 05, 2002)
Overall, if you are looking for an awesome party game, pick this one up. It’s one of the most fun games you’ll see for a while.
85
PlayStation 2games xtreme (Apr 25, 2002)
The problem is the game is quite shallow and so some may get bored of it quite quickly, and even though the game seems ideal for children, some of the challenges may be far too difficult for them. Though if you're looking for a puzzle game or a simple game you don't have to spend hours at a time playing on, then Worms Blast may be a worthy addition to your collection.
85
WindowsGameZone (Oct 30, 2002)
I really enjoyed the earlier Worms titles: games like Worms Armageddon was the perfect party game to spend all night playing with your buddies. It was turn-based, where you controlled your team of worms on a large, destructible stage, trying to eliminate your opponents with crazy, inventive weapons. The game was very fun, and had tons of replayability. I was rather disappointed when I heard that Worms Blast would not be another traditional title to continue the series, but rather, a puzzle game. In fact, I wasn't expecting the game to be good at all, just another Bust-A-Move clone to earn some money from the franchise.
84
Team 17, the makers of the long running Worms series are back again, but this time around the block they have taken a drastically different approach. Unlike the deathmatch style gameplay that has dominated the previous installments of this successful series, Worms Blast takes a detour into the world of puzzle games. And the results are surprising.
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WindowsGameSpy (Nov 11, 2002)
The Worms series of games have always been a bit off-kilter. In its initial incarnation as a time-sensitive 2D turn-based strategy game, Worms pitted cute little animated earth-munchers against one another with a vast arsenal of weapons and power-ups amid bright, colorful environments that got blown to bits in the process. As fans eagerly anticipate the first 3D incarnation of the series next year, Team 17 have created an unusual spin-off to keep us quite busy and amused: the rather addictive and hyperactive combat puzzle game, Worms Blast.
80
PlayStation 24Players.de (Apr 24, 2002)
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. Auch der reduzierte Verkaufspreis ist kein Grund für eine Empfehlung, können Genrefans das wesentlich bessere Super Bust-A-Move mittlerweile doch schon für die Hälfte erstehen. Wer hingegen oft zu zweit spielt und den Taito-Titel schon auswendig kennt, sollte dennoch zugreifen.
80
GameCube4Players.de (Sep 18, 2002)
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.
80
MacintoshJeuxMac.com (Apr, 2003)
Worms Blast fait parti de cette catégorie de jeu qui saura séduire un large panel de joueurs de par son fun et originalité. Les différents modes de jeu et le mode deux joueurs offriront une durée de vite assez conséquente, en plus de quelques franches rigolades. On regrettera uniquement l'absence d'un mode réseau.
80
WindowsGame Vortex (Jan 20, 2003)
Taking a step out of their 2D shoes, the developers of Worms Blast have upgraded this title's graphics to those of cel shading, giving a pseudo 3-Dimensional look. The game is still played in 2D, but it does look much more current now. The visuals also retain the cartoon feel that practically made the other games, and they are more than welcome in this rendition of the series.
78
WindowsGameSpot (Oct 24, 2002)
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.
76
WindowsGame Over Online (Nov 25, 2002)
Worms Blast would have been a great game… six years ago. Now, it’s nothing groundbreaking, creative or innovative. Here is my advice: If you absolutely need a new puzzle game for PC and you love Bust-a-Move-esque games, then have at it. But other than that motive, I see no reason to really purchase this game. Once again, I wish that it was a rehash of the tried and true Worms formula, then at least I could blast the memory of playing this game out of my head.
76
GameCubeGameSpot (Dec 16, 2002)
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.
75
MacintoshIGN (Mar 19, 2003)
Worms Blast tries to be so much, but ultimately falls short of many of its goals. Because of its emphasis on fast action and loose puzzle design, hard core puzzle gamers will probably not find the game compelling, and traditional Worms fans will take a while to adjust to the sudden change in direction in the series. Worms Blast is a very different Worms game that is going to have a harder time finding an audience. Still, it is one of the best puzzle games to come out on the Mac in a long time.
75
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com (Apr 02, 2002)
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.
75
GameCubeJeuxvideo.com (Oct 17, 2002)
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.
75
WindowsJeuxvideo.com (Mar 27, 2002)
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.
74
WindowsGamers' Temple, The (Nov 12, 2002)
Overall, the game has its fun and addicting moments, although it is hampered by uneven level design, loose control, and a confusing menu scheme. Players who enjoy games like Super Bust-A-Move will enjoy this one, but those who prefer puzzles that reward thought without relying on reflexes as well might find it a bit frustrating.
72
GameCubeWorth Playing (Feb 21, 2003)
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.
71
GameCube64 Power / big.N / N Games (Sep, 2002)
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.
70
MacintoshMacworld (Jul 01, 2003)
Worms Blast is beguilingly simple yet extraordinarily challenging. The cute graphics mask a demonically challenging game.
70
Windowsallaboutgames.co.uk (Mar 25, 2002)
The game should last your quite a while, with multiple modes, including player vs. computer, player vs. player, battle, and the long-lasting tournament mode. You can go on for hours in its endless levels, but two players is where it's at. The game has multiple two player modes, which are rather fun, but the controls may put off casual gamer friends, which is a quite a blow for a two-player puzzle game, as this is where it should thrive.
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GameCubeGameSpy (Jan 08, 2003)
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.
65
WindowsGamesmania.de (Mar 06, 2002)
Wer viel Zeit und Geduld hat, der wird im Einzelspielermodus Spaß haben, allerdings hätten die ersten Level ein bisschen einfacher gestaltet sein können.
65
MacintoshInside Mac Games (IMG) (May 02, 2003)
It's cute and it's a fun idea, but despite being dressed in puzzle game trappings Worms Blast is still more about the firepower than the coloured blocks. If you're looking for a classic puzzler this probably isn't for you. The single-player features of Worms Blast are extremely unbalanced, limiting its usefulness to the solitary or casual gamer; but hard core Worms fans and people always looking for a new two player challenge will probably get the most out of the title.
64
WindowsGame Chronicles (Feb 02, 2003)
Worms Blast may fall victim to its own design, which fails to settle on a given premise or set of rules. By mixing up the gameplay and missions objectives with almost every mission you never quite know what to expect next. This may turn off traditional puzzle gamers even though I found the eclectic mix of modes refreshing.
61
WindowsGameStar (Germany) (Mar, 2002)
Fehler verzeiht das Spiel kaum – ein, zwei Blindgänger versauen meist schon den Level. Dazu nagen Zeitlimits an den Nerven. Im Solo-Modus haben nur geduldige Profis Spaß am Zielschießen; die Splitscreen-Duelle können immerhin die Mittagspause versüßen.
60
MacintoshMac Gamer (Apr 09, 2003)
I really wanted to like Worms Blast. I did. I'm an old fan of the Worms series, I love puzzle games, and I can forgive developers for average graphics and sound if the gameplay is done well, but Worms Blast is honestly a textbook example of how to screw up a perfectly great game. The core of the game - the variety, the innovation, and to a certain extent the execution - is almost flawless, but the multiplayer is pointlessly restrictive, the graphics are dull and uninspired, and the control is needlessly frustrating. It's a real shame.
60
WindowsGamersHell.com (Mar 22, 2002)
This game is disappointing in more than one aspect. It plays no justice to both excellent games that it is a mixture of, and has no appeal to anybody. You can't buy it for your kids as it has complex puzzles and deathmatches, you won't sit and play it yourself as single player, and you won't bother teaching your half-drunk mate how to shoot a missile through a wooden hole! If you're a die-hard bust-a-move fan this game is for you. If you're a die-hard worms fan then I advise stay away, your favourite worms were used as a "face" for a puzzle game that Team17 felt like making in their lunch break.
60
WindowsIGN (Oct 25, 2002)
Worms...they're cute, they're comical, and they're deadly. Well, at least these worms are. The Worms series has held a dear place in my heart for years. There's just something endearing about combining adorable little Annelids with weapons of mass destruction. There was a time around the office when we would all gang up on Vinny in our almost daily after-lunch Worms bouts and make him cry. Ah, sweet memories. With the latest Worms game -- Worms Blast -- Team 17 has decided to take a radical turn away from their turn-based, kill-'em-all approach and take Worms into a whole new direction. Unfortunately, the change isn't for the better.
58
GameCubeGame Revolution (Feb, 2003)
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.
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GameCubeIGN (Nov 21, 2002)
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.
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GameCubeGame Critics (Mar 12, 2003)
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.
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PlayStation 2Game Critics (Mar 12, 2003)
There is plenty of quality in this title, as we've come to expect from Team 17, but unfortunately, the mixing of Worms-style blasting with Bust-A-Move-style puzzling winds up providing a muddled, mediocre experience. Hopefully, failed offerings like this one will convince developers that it's best to stick with a franchise's strengths, rather than attempting to shoe-horn a concept into a license purely under the logic that a recognized name will lend more to the game than a well-developed premise.
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PlayStation 2Gaming Nexus (Nov 26, 2002)
Worms Blast might appeal to those who are looking to get the most out of their worms games but that’s about it. Puzzle games have a very niche audience so those who just absolutely need another puzzle game just might want to check this out. Be forewarned though, it’s not nearly as addictive as the other games and it fails to have that “just one more game” quality that most of them retain. It’s a snoozefest in nearly every respect.
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WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW) (Feb, 2003)
Worms Blast isn’t a bad game, but even with the variety of modes and goats, I found myself growing bored too quickly and frustrated even more often. My hope is that for the next game in the series, Team 17 will return Worms to its former direction, while maintaining the high level of creativity that went into the design of Worms Blast.
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GameCubeOfficiel Nintendo Magazine (Dec, 2002)
La mayonnaise ne prenant pas, ce puzzle game marin tombe donc tout bêtement à l'eau.
30
WindowsPC Zone Benelux (May, 2002)
Bedankt Team 17... ik ben geruïneerd! Hoe jullie dat goed kunnen maken? Door keihard terug te knallen, met een ECHTE nieuwe versie van Worms. Alleen dan zijn wij bereid omdit fiasco te vergeten!
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WindowsPC Games (Germany) (Apr 22, 2002)
Das Spielprinzip wird mit drolligen Ideen wie Zeitlimit, zusätzlichen Waffen, Gummispiegelwänden und beweglichen Zielen aufgelockert, zusätzlich gibt es in den "Herausforderungen" Spielereien wie beispielsweise Zielscheibenschießen.Die störrische Steuerung und regelmäßige Denkpausen des Programms verhindert dabei ein exaktes Zielen. Lediglich im Zweispielermodus sorgt dies nicht für Frust, da hier beide Seiten unter den Makeln leiden. Um Worms endgültig den Rest zu geben, hat Team 17 auch noch eine nervtötend quietschige Hintergrundmusik ausgewählt.