Bombs, Bananas and Sheep, a Review of Worms 4

Worms, guns, fruit and animals

How do guns, fruit and animals have anything to do with Worms?

If you have played Worms, you know all these items explode and cause damage. Even a banana, one of the most powerful items on the menu. Worms is a very old game that has continued through the ages of gaming for over a decade. I can still remember the day when I borrowed worms 2 from a friend. I couldn’t install it on my PC because it was too old. Yes those were the days of the 386 and 486, know what I’m referring to?

Besides that, let’s talk about the new mobile game Worms 4. It doesn’t change the original concept of the game. Two teams face each other, blow each other to bits, until one team outlasts the other. Although, this new game has some additional game play:

  • Synchronous Multiplayer Matches – Battle against opponents from around the world with real time one on one online multiplayer matches
  • Missions – multiple levels and challenges for single player mode

Single Player Mode

Single Player Mode

Single player challenges

If you have no Facebook friends that want to join you in a match, play in single player mode, improve your skills, blow s**t up, the first few levels are boring, but the challenges get harder and more addictive, and there is 80 of them. Personally, my preference is online multiplayer, but this is still fun, especially when there is time to kill on public transport.

Let’s talk about multiplayer.

Multiplayer

I’m sure you have friends that have played Worms before. Invite them to a match. Now, I know the game costs $7.99, but if you make your own lunch for work one day, thats the game payed for because Worms is much more fun when you vs your friends. Another cool feature about multiplayer is you don’t even need to have friends, only a Facebook account to vs other players online. The game allows you to play randoms through your Facebook account online. One problem with this is there isn’t always players online. I’ve only had the game a few days, and I still haven’t been able to match with a random online player. It’s not like counter strike or Call of Duty where there are 100s of gamers online to choose from, pity.

Worms 4 Battle

Multiplayer

Music and Graphics

This is where the game really shines. The music, oh how I love the music, and the flat graphics still get me every time. We live in an age where gaming graphics are far surpassing expectations. Still a lot of us gamers love rolling back to 2D, no shaders, no textures, just good old 2D graphics. Worms has always done this very well, its colourful, cartoonish nature creates a very addictive gameplay. When you combine this with the music, yes it bring my ages back about 20 years, and for me thats a good thing.

Overall

Let’s wrap it up and talk overall perspective. Worms has always been a classic for me, even thought the concept doesn’t differ from Worms 2 a decade ago, I still love new releases. But, it does require other people to play with the reach its full potential.

We rate the game a 7/10.

Youtube Review

“Games give you a chance to excel, and if you’re playing in good company you don’t even mind if you lose because you had the enjoyment of the company during the course of the game.” – Gary Gygax

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