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Hedgewars - The Worms redesigned

May 08, 2009, 12:33 (0 Talkback[s])

"Before we begin, you deserve a few words explanation on what the Worms game actually is.

"Worms is a turn based artillery game developed by Team17 and released in 1994. It resembles other games of the genre such as Scorched Earth. It's much more developed though as it combines plenty of game types. It can be considered an artillery game, a logical one, arcade or strategic... and even as a platform game! It all depends on the situation on field. It's really addictive mixture, so beware not to abuse. The original game is still under development, however I find the so called 'third generation of Worms' is pretty different game with different goals and different treatment, that actually killed whole playability in my opinion. Beginning with Worms 3D, Worms era ended - not that it's so bad, it's yet another overdo. You can find no PC versions available anymore (I mean the classic ones), and I feel like it went one step too far and left the fans behind. Enough of these personal thoughts, let's get back to the game philosophy.

"As a player, you control a team of worms, and have to 'dispose' your ammo to your enemies -- other worms team controlled either by another human player or a computer. There's some impressive equipment to help you with that, so don't worry, you can do it! The more lead-resistant team wins the match which is divided into three separate rounds. Sounds interesting? Well, too bad that there's no Linux alternative...I mean...there wasn't because now we can play Hedgewars!"

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