For the uninitiated, Worms
is a combination of action, puzzle game and turn-based strategy, whereby each side tries to wipe out the other with myriad weapons in nearly limitless combinations. Players can move their worms (and sometimes just a single worm) over hills, into mountainsides, across treacherous landscapes--pretty much anywhere but into the water. Weather effects also play a major role in the Worms
universe. The wind, for example, will affect the direction of most projectiles, though not all of them.
By weapons, we don't mean the usual knives and guns. Worms has more weapons than most other games, and plenty of them are deviously creative. In addition to the expected shotguns, bazookas and bow and arrow combinations, players will find things like Scales of Justice, an Exploding Sheep Launcher, a Stinking Skunk and the "End It All" weapon that's aptly named Armageddon.
Each weapon has a specific use, and many different weapons can get the player through the same situation, leading to a lot of trial-and-error and even a lot of replayability. The maps are quite creative as well. In addition to the expected mountainous terrains, there are many other forms to play through, including fighting onto a ship as the water level rises. To keep everything interesting and new, a new feature called the Wormpot allows players to access well over 1,000 different game styles. It works either like a slot machine, with a random dynamic picked, or players can select their own style. Features include altering weapon damage, making sticky or slippery surfaces, and even a blood mode. Each dynamic is mixed and matched, adding even more replayability.
Online play for up to 18 people is also included, although it's recommended for no more than six at a time because of the nature of turn-based strategy. For those that prefer to go it solo, there are 45 new single-player missions, 16 new time attack missions and even a deathmatch mode that can be played both single and multiplayer. Developer Team 17 has really tried to make Worms World Party as accessible as possible. --Kilar Tennison
You are invited to the ultimate gaming experience. And if you can't make it, we'll bring the party to you! Those loveable Worms are back again, annihilating each other with zany weapons on wacky landscapes.
Worms World Party is the pinnacle of evolution for strategy gaming enthusiasts.
With "Worms" already having a reputation for being a party animal, there is just no reason not to come. Show your invite to the doorman to gain access to fantastic new game play modes including "WORMPOT" which allows access to over 1000 different game styles. All modes are available offline, online or a mixture of both!
Mingle with over 20 multiplayer missions: players can now team up with a buddy to tackle co-operative missions where working together is the only way to win. Alternatively, check out the competitive missions and fight in specially prepared scenarios which are unlike any match you've ever played before. Single player and multiplayer: 2-6 players either around one PC or online. Do battle on-line: so if you can't make it to the party you can always join the fun via the Worms Network. There is just no need to be on your own tonight. It's a veritable feast with nearly 60 weapons ranging from the relatively calorie-free Bazooka to the full fat Concrete Donkey. Oh man! Our DJ informs us his record box is just bursting with over 40 single player missions and there are dozens of custom landscapes, which can be requested or played at any time. If you're new to the party scene, don't worry. Our friendly training section will soon have you dancing with the rest of us. So ladies and gentlemen, lets gather round and toast to a "Worms World Party". Cheers!