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Worms

1 year ago

Feature: Trot along

Have You Played… Hogs of War?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. A long time ago, deep in the cyberyear 2000, came a turn-based multiplayer war game called Hogs of War [Steam page]. It was essentially Worms in 3D, with pigs. But whereas Worms spawned an undying horde of sequels, to the extent that the franchise is now…

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2 years ago

Feature: The Worm Has Turned

Worms W.M.D. review

I must confess that, despite my tiny, shrivelled heart, I feel a wee bit sorry for Team 17. For over 20 years they’ve been pitting wriggly, pun-loving invertebrates against each other in turn-based cartoon wars, while making considerable changes to the formula, but all anyone really seems to want is another Worms Armageddon. If you are one of the 7 billion people living on Earth:…

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Send In The Squirmies: Worms W.M.D. Released

2016 being a year which ends with a number, Team17 have released a new Worms game. But wait! Worms W.M.D. [official site] looks more interesting than many of its squillion squirming predecessors. Possibly. Maybe. So The Internet says, anyway. And I'll believe anything the Internet tells me. Did you know that you get proper super-high by tucking a hearty dip of Marmite in the inside…

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Worms WMD Trailer Promises 80 Off-The-Wall Weapons

When Worms WMD [official site] launches later this year, it'll come packing 80 weird and wonderful weapons fit for wanton worm-walloping, say developers Team 17. By my count, the latest trailer showcases just 21 of them, however does include outlandish armaments such as Concrete Donkeys, Dodgy Phone Batteries, and Agile Old Ladies. It's looking like Worms as we best know it, then, with this extended…

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Feature: The original, not one of the million sequels

Have You Played… Worms?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Worms feels like a joke now: by my count there have been 23 games in the main series, and that's not including the Facebook version or pinball and mini golf-themed spinoffs. It feels like so much iteration - or milking - glumly undermines…

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3 years ago

Bombs & Burrows: New Worms WMD Multiplayer Trailer

Over 3,000,000,000 worms have met their fate since the eponymous Worms launched its first turn-based strategy/murderfest iteration in 1995. So say its developers Team 17 anyway, and given the fact there's been 20-some-odd variations of the banana bomb and kamikaze combo released in the last 21 years, I'm willing to accept that claim as true. This week, the upcoming Worms WMD [official site] peaked its…

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Team17 Announce Their Game Again

Team17 have once again announced that they're making their game once again and- hey, wait, this latest version of Worms will actually do a few things different. With over twenty Worms games in the bag and few changes to the turn-based annelid artillery annihilation formula in yonks, Team17 are shaking things up a bit with next year's Worms WMD. It'll introduce concealing buildings, for starters,…

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4 years ago

New Treatment: Worms World Party Remastered In July

Which Worms game is your favourite? Over the last twenty years, creators Team17 have released more than twenty Worms games and spin-offs, but most folks I've known seem to favour either 1999's Worms Armageddon or 2001's Worms World Party (boy, the series peaked a while ago, huh?). If you're in the latter camp, good news: your favourite Worms game is being revamped! Team17 have announced…

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5 years ago

Feature: Clan you believe it?

Hands On: Worms – Clan Wars

Last week, I visited Team 17 and was the first outsider to have hands-on experience with their latest game. It’s a Worms game because, on the whole, that’s what they do. Unlike the previous release, Clan Wars has been designed specifically for PC and while it’s the multiplayer league system that worms its way into the title, the additions and tweaks to the physics system…

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7 years ago

Wriggling Woods: Worms Crazy Golf

I'm a huge admirer of the gentleman's sport of crazy golf, or as I prefer to call it, Bedlam Roughage & Greens. Combining that most elegant of pursuits with the antics of Team 17's Worms, forming some kind of Worms Crazy Golf, seems a sensible plan and a few videos of the (mercifully) 2d title have now appeared online. It all looks very agreeable, although…

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Eagle™! Team 17’s Worms™: Crazy Golf

Back in 1937, a man called Andy Davidson came up with an idea. That idea was to copy a game called Artillery, but to put worms™ in it. He took that idea to the visionaries at Team 17, and from then on the world would never be the same again. Since that day there have been over three hundred thousand games based on the Worms™…

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8 years ago

The PC’s Influence On Long-Term UK Sales

A Eurogamer story earlier today got RPS a-chatting. Basically, it was the news that the original Rayman actually spent five whole years on the UK Top 40 charts. That's 269 weeks. Worms had a 239 week appearance. Theme Park had 172. Loads of more stuff in the article, always interesting - in terms of what sells lengthily rather than immediately. What the feature doesn't mention…

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