Worms 3 Review

Worms 3 Review

Jun 18, 2014

Many of us gamers have played one Worms game or another. The mediocre 3D versions of the series are nothing in comparison with the fenomenal 2D versions – does this rule apply to Worms 3 for Android, the first Worms game developed with touch screen controls in mind?


The core of this Worms game is practically one and the same with the other 2D titles of the series; it is still a cartoony turn-based strategy game. Players take control of a group of worms (in this game, that number is four) and have to battle another group of the same amount of worms. With over the top weapons like bazookas and napalm bombs players need to take out the oppossing team, while they try to survive the other teams efforts to destroy them. Like in previous Worms games, the terrain that the worms are standing on, is destructable, making it a game changer like it always was – by destroying specific parts of the ground, worms become open to attacks previously impossible to get hit. It is fun like it always has been.

But there is more. On top of the already solid gameplay structure, Team 17 has put two new systems: the new squad and card systems. The new squad system adds another layer of depth and strategy, because the worms get their own strenghts and weaknesses. For example: some worms may become stronger, but slower – and so on, it really spices up the strategic elements. The other improvement is the card system. With it, players can use cards from a deck before, during and after combat rounds. The cards bring new twists to each turn, like extra fuel for jetpacks, bringing some extra health via health packs or simply power ups the usable weapons or attacks. And the best of all: it is not unlockable by investing real money, because players need to unlock it via in-game currency.

One thing I really missed, being a fan of the worms since the first time I layed my eyes on them, was a level editor. But I’m a sucker for those kind of things (for example: in Mario vs. Donkey Kong games, I always invest more time in the level editor mode, than the game itself). But that doesn’t mean this is a bad Worms game. No, it is one I can really recommend to Worms lovers and turn-based strategy gamers. For both there is a lot to look forward to: for newcomers there is the entire game and for fans of the series there is the new card and squad systems to enjoy.

Worms 3 Review Rundown

Graphics/Sound - Looks and feels as a traditional Worms game.
Controls - The controls are very well made for mobile devices.
Gameplay - Good ol' Worms gameplay with some extra mechanics!
Replay Value - With an offline and online mode, there is plenty to do.
Overall - A decent Worms game with only one real downside: it doesn't have a level editor.

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Wesley Akkerman
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