Worms World Party

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a game by Ubisoft, and Team17 Software Limited
Genre: Strategy/War
Platforms: PC, GBA
Editor Rating: 8.5/10, based on 1 review, 2 reviews are shown
User Rating: 8.6/10 - 7 votes
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See also: Worms Games

Oh man, talking about Worms World Party always kind of makes me feel bad because I always feel like I am putting the game down. The truth is this game came out pretty quickly after Worms Armageddon and as a result not much if anything has changed at all with this game. It was available on pretty much everything back in the day, but it was the Dreamcast version I spent a lot of time with.

More Of The Same Is Not Always A Bad Thing

If you have played a Worms game before you will feel right at home with what this game is offering. Nothing has changed in any significant way from the previous game and that is what most people criticize Worms World Party for. I get that, I really do, however when you play the game you do not care. You do have new missions, no goals, and new maps of course. However, Team 17 I feel were clearly at work on the Worms 3D game during this time and that is why this game is what it is.

Still Very Addictive

One of the things that I have always enjoyed in the Worms games is creating your own team. This game games that very easy for you to do and I would spend hours playing against my buddies who did the same thing. It makes you feel much more connected to your squad when you have made them. Another aspect of the game that makes it addictive was the way it let you create your own maps. I never dabbled in the online playback in the day, but you could download new maps which is really cool.

Worm Combat

The core gameplay of Worms World Party is exactly the same as it has been in the last two games. You have your squad of worms and you need to kill the other squad. There is no deep story or anything like that. Just two squads of worms that want to be the winner. You have many different weapons that you can use and it is the over the top nature of these that I have always enjoyed. Blowing a worm to bits or making them fall in water always makes you smile and fills you with a real sense of pride. I do feel that for this game they could have added in a bit more new content. What is here really is fantastic, but what is here was also pretty much available in Worms Armageddon also. I can see why some people at the time of release were not exactly thrilled with what Team 17 were offering here.

I feel that I always come across as negative when I talk about Worms World Party, but the truth is this is a game I have had many, many hours of fun with. I just feel that it is a very similar game to what came before it. I probably would advise that you play this instead of Armageddon if you have not played either of them before.

8.5

Final Score

Pros:

  • It is classic Worms and classic Worms is awesome
  • Lots of fun weapons for you to use
  • Making maps is easy and fun
  • I liked the game, I really did
  • Playing with your friends is a lot of fun

Cons:

  • They never added much to this at all!
  • Was this just a stop-gap until Worms 3D?

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PC

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

GBA

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

Game Reviews

You probably won't thank me for sharing this, but in one glorious three-week spell, worms were responsible for some of the most delicious perversions and ridiculous sexual positions of my life. Before you start phoning the editor, or the RSPCA, allow me to me explain.

I had a girlfriend at the time who liked to gamble, liked to gamble a lot. And, like a sort of digital strip Twister, Worms makes a great icebreaker. It's an ideal game to play for forfeits. Of course, I never played to lose... what do you take me for? That was five years ago. Worms has been knocking about since 1995, and with each incarnation it's become slicker and more polished (in contrast to myself), while steadfastly resisting the temptation to go 3D. Somewhere up north in Worm development land there is a team of chaps wandering about endlessly reciting the mantra 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

The Early Bird

The idea behind the game is simple enough, taking inspiration from the pre-PC classic Tanks (where you took turns to lob shells at each other), and a dose of attitude from Lemmings.

You have teams of worms who take turns to employ a selection of daft weapons (petrol bombs, skunk, exploding sheep, etc). Last worm standing wins the game. The skill is choosing the right weapon and worm to attack before the timer kicks you off your turn, the fun comes from the degree of vindictiveness it inspires when a few players are gathered around the same PC.

If you've never played Worms and you can lay claim to some friends and a sense of humour, then you owe it to yourself to get a copy. It's the definitive gather-your-mates, post-pub game.

A New Kind Of Thrill?

In terms of weaponry and challenge, Worms World Party is the pinnacle of worm achievement. That's because it's the latest version, cunningly. Problems only come to the surface if you've already got one of the earlier versions. Worms is a one-gag wonder and if it's a gag you've already paid for then you won't be needing it again. Aside from minor additions and a different set of mission-driven games alongside the team match-ups (incidentally, bloody hard at times, those missions), the only really new attraction is the chance to play multiplayer games across the Internet. Hence the 'World Party' tag.

Now you might feel differently from me on this one, but I've tried the Internet play and while it works, it certainly isn't enough to drag my wallet out of whichever dusty crevice I have it tucked away in, even if it is this cheap.

And that's got nothing to do with being unable to collect forfeits over the Internet, thank you. If that were the case, chatrooms would be a whole lot duller. Trust me.

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