by Team 17
Worms is a series of turn-based computer games developed by Team17 Software. In Worms, players control a small platoon of worms across a deformable landscape, battling other computer- or player-controlled teams. The games feature bright and humorous cartoon-style animation and a varied arsenal of bizarre weapons.
Worms is a military game. Explore the sinister side of nature as you control a troop of armed-up, never-say-die Worms in an arcade-strategy extravaganza. Use shotguns, Bazookas, Homing missiles and Banana Bombs in your bid for survival and the ultimate accolade...Victory!
Worms is a strategy game for the masses, featuring up to 4 teams of 4 worms, aiming to destroy the others on a generated terrain. They are armed with a wide range of weapons – the standard ones as bazookas (which is affected by (random) wind settings and gravity) and grenades (which are affected only by gravity), both of which can score up to 50 points of damage (default energy for each worm is 100). The others include a Fire Punch, dynamite, air strikes, and utilities such as ropes and girders.
The weapons in the game range from generic stuff like shotguns to much more original and interesting tools of destruction such as exploding sheep and dragon punches. Each worm has a set amount of health and when that runs out you will lose that worm. Once you lose all your team of worms you will lose the match.
On the levels there are other ways to die as well. The most obvious is the water. On the bottom of every level is water, and if one of your worms falls in it will die instantly. Another way to damage a worm and even kill a worm is by falling from a long distance. There are quite a few levels, all with different kinds of layouts and scenery. There are 10 styles of terrain, ranging from forests and deserts to Candy land and the moon (complete with affected gravity). Shots leave craters in the ground, and complex tunnels can be formed. Play is turn-based, so each player must make their move and shot before time runs out – be careful to choose a sheltered area to leave the worm.
Worms game is an outrageously fun combat with an army of worms!
Worms was an amazingly popular game released for a variety of formats in the mid 90's. If you have never played it, the game simply involves you using a team of worms to destroy the opposition with different weapons.
Being a strategy game you take the game in turns. When it is your turn you get to select a member of your team and must use him to do something, from killing another worm or blowing up part of the scenery to make cover, it all depends on what is going on in the level.
The game modes in Worms are either you against your friends or you against sets of CPU teams. The most amount of Worm teams you can have in a game at any one time are 4 teams, with a few worms in each. The AI is rather hit and miss, sometimes doing truly wondrous shots whilst other times it will happily destroy it's own team.
Worms system requirements:P-200.
Systems: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP.
Game modes: Single game mode .
2005-09-26 Worms is the first game in Worms series.
2006-11-17 Worms description updated.