Worms: Strategy game is still fresh and fun after two decades

Worms is one of those rare games that steps past all of the high profile multimedia fluff and concentrates on delivering what gamers really want. The Amiga version was actually the first version released. Programmer Andy Davidson created Worms in Blitz Basic and was published first as an Amiga-exclusive game. The game was ported over to MS-DOS, Sony playstation and many other computer platforms. Though the strategy in Worms is pretty basic, it’s involved enough to attract even the most seasoned gamer. The basic concept of the game is simple; anywhere from two to four teams must take part in an epic, turn-based battle across a large war-zone with the last team standing being victorious.

Deadly missiles are flying in every direction and the ground all around you is crumbling away under the pressure of multiple explosions. There’s a lot of weapons available – the standard ones as bazookas which is affected by the wind settings and gravity and grenades. The others include a Fire Punch, dynamite, air strikes, and utilities such as ropes and girders. They also steal things from other games like street fighter as you can perform the Haduken or shoryuken. There are many styles of terrain, ranging from forests and deserts to Candy land and the moon. Shots leave craters in the ground, and complex tunnels can be formed. All in all, an absolutely engrossing game. Get yourself four teams with four worms each on one screen-sized battle field, and just start shooting!

news source: AF/AP/CU/AC / image source: GenerationAmiga / watch on Youtube / download Amiga version, MS-DOS version

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