Format reviewed: Nintendo 64
Developer: Team 17
Submitted by: Steven Jackson
Worms Armageddon is a brilliant sequel to Worms. Team17 added better sound, better graphics and better gameplay to make this game a classic. The game was released on every console at the time but arguably the best was on the N64.
Like Worms before it Worms Armageddon still had you taking turns trying to blow the other worms into the sky. The N64 version allowed you to have up to four players playing at once all on seperate customiseable teams. This allowed the game to fresh and fun for longer.
Worms Armaggedon like Worms also included a variety of funny catchphrases, weapons and deaths. The british accents of the game characters also give the game humour and charm with authentic phrases and accents. The UK's Team17 made the game extremely funny with typical english humour all the way through.
To conclude Worms Armaggedon is arguably the best Worms game. With classic humour,locations and weapons it's no wonder Team17 have updated it recently to make it even better. As the Scottish worms say "I'm outter here".
Format reviewed: Dreamcast
Developer: Team 17
Submitted by: James Holian
Without a doubt this is hands down the best party game on the Dreamcast. I have played this with friends many time with games usually lasting into the early hours. The game is not brilliant in single player, but is one of the best games to play with friends, or family.
Multi-player, loads of weapons, and the fact that you are controlling worms make this game a fun-filled champ. You are controlling little worms with big weapons. Giant weapons Monstrous weapons. Not to mention rather unique weapons, such as the banana bomb, the sheep, and the old lady.
The weapons are hilarious, small/large, and as destructive as you can get. Oh, sure, you start out with dinky weapons, such as the prod. But as the game progresses, you get larger and larger weapons, such as the sheep, banana bomb, and mini-gun.
There are very many different levels of play that you can choose. Each one uses different weapons. Some are for beginners, and some are for pros. Choose one and you are set to go on the game after you choose a team.
In one part of the options, you can create a team: name it, choose the special weapon, choose a grave that will appear where one worm dies, and name the characters. Sadly, you cannot choose the characteristics of your worms.
Finally, I'm getting to the part you have probably been waiting for. The worms! These little critters are the main protagonists and antagonists. These guys may be cute, but you can't judge a worm by its face. These little punks wield giant weapons. They have to blow each other up in extreme combat. If the little guys lose all their health, they pull out some dynamite. The worm gives a short speech, then… BOOM!
If this game is disliked by anyone, they must be mad. Sure it may not be as fun playing alone against the computer, but as soon as you get together with a few friends you will discover the true goodness that lies within Worms: Armageddon.
If you have a Dreamcast/friends, get this game.