- It's the Worms you know and love, now on the iPhone.
- Confusing, and fiddly controls.
- Only local multiplayer.
For its price, you'd expect that it would play and control better. Still, if you love Worms, you might be able to forgive this port's faults.
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Worms has been around since the mid nineties. In that time it's spawned numerous sequels and been ported to every platform imaginable. Now it's on the iPhone. The goal is the same as its always been. Use your team of amusing little worms and their ridiculous arsenal of weaponry to take out the other amusing teams of worms. So how does the formula fare here?
The controls are numerous, and there are almost too many to remember. Walking, jumping and aiming seems simple enough, but any weapon or utility with additional controls, like the ninja rope, or even the two stages of the homing missile, can be quite difficult to grasp. Even though most of the series' famous weapons are, using them is not an enjoyable experience.
The game looks like it always has, with a friendly cartoony aesthetic to accentuate the humour of worms trying to blow each other to smithereens. The sounds, and especially the varied vocal choices always produce a chuckle. The game contains a single player mode, multiplayer, and challenge mode. Multiplayer is only on one iPhone however, which is rather dissapointing.
If you're a fan of Worms, you might have a difficult decision with this port. On one hand it's got the great visuals, voices, weapons, and gameplay you've come to love. On the other hand, the controls are confusing and there's no ability to play multiplayer over multiple iPhones. Perhaps a patch will be released to fix some of these troubling issues.
DescriptionRun for cover as the original, award-winning turn-based strategy game WORMS™ hits the App Store!
With a selection of single player battles, up to 4 player multiplayer mode and plenty of ways to customise your team, Worms™ is high on entertainment and replay value!
•Authentic Worms™ gameplay.
•Honed iPhone control system.
•Cartoon-style visuals and comical audio.
•Plan your attacks with the Sheep, Holy Hand Grenade and the Banana Bomb!
•50 challenges, with items to unlock.
•6 environments, each one with random battlefields, no two games are the same!
•Personalise your team with names, voices and gravestones.
•Custom music support.
•Auto-saves game state on exit.
Featured in this 2.0 update:
•Play against your friends with Bluetooth multiplayer! Up to four players can join the mayhem in what is possibly the best multiplayer fun you can have on iPhone!
•Feel like showing off? No problem! Post your high scores and achievements to Twitter or Facebook from inside the game.
•Choose what music you want to listen to while you play, with in-game playlist browsing.
•Think you're a Worms™ expert? Take on a true test of your skill and face the mighty challenge of the all-new Body Count mode.
•Watch your finest moments again and again with the return of action-replays.
•For 3GS users, enjoy the improved visuals, with animated 3D backgrounds, superior water effects and other graphical enhancements.
•And with Plus+ integration, you can create your own friends lists and write your name in the Worms™ hall of fame on a selection of online leader-boards.
•Plus a variety of tweaks and improvements throughout!
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What's New in Version 2.0.7- Five new speech-banks! (inc. Special-Ops, Fighter Pilot & Sub Commander).
- New Forts Mode and Golden Donkey Level Skip! (available as in-app purchases).
- Game Center compatibility featuring leaderboards and achievements.
- Facebook integration allowing progress to be displayed in the Facebook Ticker.