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Feb
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The Worms games are fabulous turn-based combat experiences that consumed many hours of my formative years. The original Worms was ported to Android a few years ago, but it was riddled with bugs and has since been abandoned by publisher EA. Here's hoping that Worms 2: Armageddon is delivered in better shape when it hits the Play Store this spring.

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For the uninitiated, in Worms games you control a team of anthropomorphic worms with the singular goal of eliminating the other team. To accomplish this feat you have at your disposal a wacky arsenal of bombs, guns, airstrikes, and exploding sheep (really). Check the full list of features below:

  • Authentic Worms™ gameplay with cartoon-style visuals, comical audio and a refined control system using the innovative touch screen user interface
  • New to Worms? Make sure to check out the Practice mode, where you can try out weapons against A.I. dummyworms
  • 30 Single Player missions across 5 new themes including Manhattan, Medieval, Sports, Construction and Cheese
  • Body Count Mode, take on endless waves of increasingly tough enemy worms
  • Take on players from around the world with online Wi-Fi multiplayer action for 2 players
  • Pass-and-Play with hotseat local multiplayer action for 2-4 players.
  • New weapons and utilities, including the Sentry Gun, Electromagnet, Napalm Strike, Super Sheep, Petrol Bomb, Armageddon, Drill, Earthquake and Poison Strike
  • Classic Worms™ weaponry, including the return of the Sheep, Holy Hand Grenade, Concrete Donkey, Parachute, Baseball Bat and Ninja Rope
  • Personalise the look of your team by changing their names, hat, skin, speechbank, gravestone, fort and victory dance
  • 12 different Game Styles including new modes Fort Mode and Crazy Crates and the return existing modes Easy, Normal, Pro, ‘Bazooka and Grenade’, Melee, Gun Show, Heads Up, Lightside, Darkside and Sudden Death. You can even create your own Custom Game Style!

Sadly, we can't get a more specific release date than "spring." The game is already out on iOS for $4.99, and I'd expect a similar price on Android.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play. http://goo.gl/WQIXBM

  • Raloc

    Lack of online multiplayer again is a pretty large disappointment.

    • moelsen8

      EA is a pretty big disappointment in general.

    • Mapplegate

      Sure it's only 2 player, but online multiplayer AT ALL is still pretty good I'd think...

      "Take on players from around the world with online Wi-Fi multiplayer action for 2 players"

    • Pedro Belo

      Take on players from around the world with online Wi-Fi multiplayer action for 2 players.

      • http://twitter.com/krismo5 krismo

        What does that mean exactly? Can you play though IP's direct? Or do you need some OpenFeint-like service or something?

  • mechapathy

    If it's not Worms Armageddon they shouldn't call it Armageddon.

    • http://twitter.com/RvLeshrac RvLeshrac

      I clicked on the article just to ask if this is Worms 2, or Worms: Armageddon.

  • PCSievers

    I hope this is decent. Decent is good enough for me to buy a Worms game. <3 Worms since the Amiga days.

  • Sergii Pylypenko

    Hedgewars is a similar game, and it's free.

  • Dipish

    Haha, just in time! I'm too old to play this now :(

  • Dipish

    It'll probably take them another 5 years to release Worms World Party...

  • Helgaiden

    I had Worms Armageddon on my Dreamcast as well as Worms World Party. So much fun. Obviously this isnt Worms Armageddon, but it'll still rock. I bought the first one on my phone a few months ago and the biggest most annoying bug was multi-touch. It broke the game. I had to learn to play touching my screen in two points. It sucked. Also, couldnt change the voices to Drill Sargeant. Thats the best voice pack in the whole series imo.

  • primalxconvoy

    Why is the multilayer wifi? Does it not support 3g? Oh well, I suspect the cracked version will patch that problem, right?

    • mattrition

      Alien Breed is the other popular IP from Team17 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_Breed

      • primalxconvoy

        Thanks, but why are you telling me this? Especially as I'm an owner of 2-3 A500's and a CD32?

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