Feb 7, 2011
The classic Worms franchise has finally hit the Android. Worms takes its inspiration from the old artillery games like Tank Wars and Scorched Earth, where you have to worry about setting your shots to the proper angle and power to attack your enemies, but that’s where the similarities end. You have a whole team of worms that you command, one at a time, and you can move around and navigate the randomly generated stages. The game is hardly serious – everything from the status messages to the weapons carries a hint of levity to it. There’s just something comical about a worm crawling along and sending an enemy worm flying into the ocean with a baseball bat, or using a jetpack to fly over a worm, drop a stick of dynamite, and get out of there. There are no massive stakes here, just comical over-the-top violence.