Worms 2: Armageddon Review
- Publisher: Team17 Digital Limited
- Genre: Entertainment
- Released: 27 Oct, 2010
- Size: 505.2 MB
- Price: $4.99
- Worms on the iPhone as it should be.
- Unlockable customizations.
- Local and online multiplayer modes with custom rule sets.
- Still a few niggling control issues left.
- Weak campaign mode.
- Slow to load.
Worms 2: Armageddon still has a way to go before being the ultimate Worms title for iDevices, but with multiplayer modes and the basic gameplay intact it's a great start.
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Finally! Worms 2: Armageddon Holy Grenades to shove in your face by Team17 has slipped on to the App Store and much of what made the original title irksome to enjoy has been fixed, leaving you with the juicy, classic worm on worm action you've come to expect of the franchise.
The controls haven't seen much in the way of changes, though for the most part the ability to aim and get around the level was never too hard. Touching each side of the screen will wiggle you in that direction, but jumping has remained difficult to master properly and requires tapping your worm to perform a forward jump or a back-flip. The selection of weaponry is exactly what you'd expect for Worms and all the classics along with a few of their newer surprises have made it in to Armageddon and while some items are missing you can unlock old staples and a few new weapons for multiplayer by earning cash from the singleplayer missions.
But Worms isn't about blowing up AI opponents with their cheaty ability to judge their aim perfectly, no it's about causing as much mayhem and chaos with your friends and the addition of multiplayer allows you to pit your skills against 3 other friends locally or against a single other player online. The depth of customization for your characters isn't quite as large as I'd like, but considering that the basics are already in place this can always be easily fixed with updates.
The only major change I'd like to see is the addition of smoothing and proper Retina support to make zooming out less painful for the eyes, but if you have been hanging out for a playable Worms game then this is a must grab for you and your friends.
Description#1 Turn-Based Game in 135 countries - #1 Strategy Game in 100+ countries
#1 Game overall 35+ countries - #Top 5 Game overall 80+ countries
Asynchronous play - Worms™2: Armageddon’s most requested feature is here!
Play up to 16 simultaneous games with your friends or use Game Center’s auto-match facility to find new opponents.
Grab your grenades and prepare for battle, as the worms are back, bigger and better than ever in Worms™2: Armageddon! The best-selling turn-based-strategy blast-a-thon is back on the App Store for iPhone and iPad with new weapons, brand new customization options and of course, more explosions! Get ready for the ultimate installment! With many games modes available, there is something for everyone. Battle against 3 other friends in high-octane multi-player action or take on the solo campaign in a bid to become the ultimate mercenary worm!
THE WORMS ARE BACK!
Authentic Worms™ gameplay with cartoon-style visuals, comical audio and a refined control system using the innovative touch screen user interface.
NEW WORMS™ WEAPONRY!
Defend and attack with new weapons and utilities, including the Sentry Gun, Electromagnet, Napalm Strike, Super Sheep, Petrol Bomb, Armageddon, Drill, Earthquake and Poison Strike.
CLASSIC WORMS™ WEAPONRY:
The return of the Sheep, Holy Hand Grenade, Concrete Donkey, Parachute, Baseball Bat and enhanced Ninja Rope.
SINGLE-PLAYER WORMS™ ACTION:
Campaign Mode: 30 single-player missions across 5 new themes including Manhattan, Medieval, Sports, Construction and Cheese.
Body Count Mode: The player takes on endless waves of increasingly tough enemies across 5 different themes or a random landscape.
Practice Mode: A mode where the player can practice with every weapon against A.I. dummy worms.
MULTI-PLAYER WORMS™ COMBAT:
Battle against your friends with offline Bluetooth multi-player action for 1-4 players.
Take on all-comers from around the globe with online Wi-Fi multi-player action for 1-2 players.
Master the new game styles – Fort Mode, Crazy Crates and Custom Game Style
The return of the favourite game styles - ‘Bazooka and Grenade’, Melee, Gun Show, Heads Up, Lightside, Darkside and Sudden Death.
Master the variety of difficulty settings – Beginner, Intermediate and Pro.
NEW CUSTOMIZATION OPTIONS:
NEW – in-depth ability to make custom game styles so players can create whichever game style they want to and play with online or offline.
NEW - create the team you want with new personalization features – hats, forts, skins and victory dances.
NEW - spend gold earned by completing the Campaign missions in the Worms™ shop on new hats, forts, and gravestones or unlock weapons for multi-player games.
NEW - customize even further with one of the iPhone exclusive bonus hats.
Further personalization of worm and team names, speech-banks and gravestones.
For 3GS and iPhone 4 users – improved visuals with animated 3D backgrounds, water effects and other graphical enhancements.
28 Achievements to unlock.
Save game status on quit – automatic save to the last turn if you exit - great for longer battles and for saving your single-player progress.
Watch your finest victories again with action-replays.
iPad SPECIFIC FEATURES:
Crisp high definition visuals, graphical enhancements and special effects.
Flip the screen! Great for ‘coffee-table’ style play given the support of the screen orientation feature.
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What's New in Version 1.25- Improved stability in campaign missions & online multiplayer
- Various bug fixes and improvements
NOTE: Please ensure you & your friends are running the latest version of the game when playing online multiplayer.