Wow, it's been 20 years since the first Worms game was released back in 1995, and I am personally willing to guarantee there is not a single gamer who hasn't played one of the games.
Bundlestars currently have the Worms bundle on sale for £2.49 (£2.08 if you know the score) and consists of:
Android deals are usually more in Mobot's wheelhouse, but this is too good a bargain to ignore considering that many gamers own at least one Android device these days. Worms 3 is a great port of a great artillery game that works well on Android and provides asynchronous multiplayer for those with busy schedules. Thanks to iamfraghore @ HUKD for a great spot, and Gooner for the tip!
Worms 2: Aramgeddon and Worms 3 are going super cheap on the Amazon App Store right now. We told you yesterday that you could take advantage of the Team 17 sale on Google Play, but the Worms deals are also live on Amazon's store too (thanks Jaffo!).
If you're looking grab Superfrog and Alien Breed for 69p, click here to check out the Team 17 sale at Google Play.
Happy Birthday Worms! With the franchise turning 19, Team 17 are running a sale on Google Play with Worms 2 and 3 down from £2.99 to 99p each.
Also featured are Superfrog and Alien Breed, both down at 69p.
The Humble Weekly bundle is a seriously cheap PC games deal regardless of what tier you buy in on, with highlights including Superfrog HD and pretty much all the Worms ever.
As a die-hard Amiga fanboy, I naturally grew up with Team 17, so this bundle makes me rather nostalgic even if it contains the new rubbish Alien Breed, not the awesome original one. To recap: pay what you want for Worms Armageddon. Worms Blast, Worms Ultimate Mayhem, Worms Pinball, Worms Crazy Golf, Superfrog HD and the new Alien Breed Trilogy.
Beat £3.83 to also receive Worms Revolution Gold, Worms Reloaded GOTY, Overruled and Light, or throw down £9.50 for sheep-tastic puzzler Flocker and a Clan Wars 4-pack. Personally I feel that the base tier brings the best value, but let us know what you're buying. Thanks to jaystan @ HUKD!
Worms is one of those brilliant old school gems that kind of got it right pretty damn early on. Over the years there've been a few little tweaks to the formula, but really Worms has stayed the same for decades. And we love it.
Convenient, then, that Bundle Stars are having a fat sale on Worms games, and you can snap up the original game for just £1.
What's your favourite Worms weapon? Cheers Gooner!
Well, 59p for a chance to carry Worms around with you wherever you go and it's in high definition! Need I say more! Oh, go on then you've twisted my arm. Lets be honest if anybody tells you that they've either never played a Worms game before, or more bizarrely claimed that they've not enjoyed playing Worms, then they're mental. There are plenty of ways to send you opponent to an early grave, and some of my favourite include dropping dynamite on a defenceless enemy, a couple of crafty shotgun blasts to the back, and of course unleashing an exploding sheep on a platoon of troops. Thanks to El_Murph @ HUKD.
Quotability is very important these days if you want to be cool, and games are stuffed full of catchphrases and sayings that hope to become a staple of playground banter and water cooler debate. We figured we'd round up ten of the best video game catchphrases this week for you. There are some that are funny, other inadvertently so; some that are pesky and irritating, some that you just can't seem to get out out of your head; some that will blow your mind.
As usual, let us know what you think, if you've got any particular favourites of your own, in the comments box below.
The Worms series has given me a great deal of satisfaction over since the mid-Nineties, from my fledgling entry into the world of gaming as a youngling to seven hour long invertebrate-killing marathons with beer and pizza in my wastrel years. Aside from the outlandish weaponry, it was all about the goofy smack talk with some hilariously rendered accents and dialects. But for simplicity's sake it has to be the little high-pitched assertion of incoming bazooka fire. 'I'll get you!' the worm shrieked lightly, perfectly summing up the game in one line.
There are a fair few websites that will tell of Navi's persistent annoyance and attention-seeking attitude hardly endears her to anyone. But, lest we forget, the first time she says it whenever something new and challenging pops up, she does dispense some fairly good advice. It's the endless repetition, however, the spasmodic bouncing around in front of your eyes, and the fact that sometimes she'll try to tell you something in the middle of a battle that'll really piss you off.
I was going to put the 'SEEEEEEEEGAAAAAAAAAAA!' little soundbite in here, but alas it doesn't exist any more (there'll be a petition to bring it back later on). EA Sports' long-running, rather nonsensical aural tagline, is still going strong, though. It's strong, emphatic and unmistakable; and, whilst we're still not entirely sure of what exactly the 'it' that's 'in the game' is supposed to be, we're pretty sure that whatever 'it' is has held up pretty well.Click here for John Romero, evasive manoeuvres and deliciously moist pudding...
This Tuesday sees some great gaming news. Girls now make up more of the gaming population, the PS3 may be able to once again play PS2 games and Nintendo's plan for world dominance moves further ahead.
Nintendo’s effort to further better our lives through the Wii and the DS has brought about a welcome change in gaming; female participation! Thanks to games such as Wii Fit, everyone’s Mum and even their Mum own a Nintendo Wii. The Gamer Segmentation 2009 report carried out by the NPD group has found the amount of females making up the game market has increased, from 23% in 2008 to 28% in 2009 in the console gaming category.
This increase is largely credited to Nintendo, with their emphasis on games devoted to life-skills and self-improvement. The gamer segmentation report indicates these games provide a gateway for females into other games, increasing the size of the core gaming market. The gaming industry has latched onto this dedicating more games solely to the female market, which is still rapidly expanding. Next on the Wii -Wii Birth: How to care for and raise your baby. [1UP]
Bungie president Harold Ryan has recently expressed his interest in enabling Halo to work with Microsoft’s motion-based control system Project Natal. Bungie, who are currently working on Halo: Reach, to be released in 2010, have been keen to incorporate Project Natal as a control system. The details on how this will work remain to be seen. [Gamespy]
One of the biggest complaints aimed at the PS3 is its inability to play any of the hundreds of games released for the PS2. The PS2 contained a core chip known as the ‘Emotion Engine’ and Sony have now apparently got the technology required to emulate this engine using the PS3 hardware. Thus allowing backwards compatibility and saving us all room under our televisions. Rumors also suggest rather than releasing this emulator in the form of a downloadable update, Sony are holding off to release the rumored PS3 Slim with full-backwards compatibility. [Siliconera]
Wedbush Morgan has released a report examining the state of the videogame industry. The report speculates that were the Wii able to support HD technology by the end of next year, it could ruin Sony and Microsoft’s chance of a comeback. The report goes on to say that Nintendo could potentially wait until the cost of building a console with similar specifications to the Xbox 360 is low enough, then they could release it at around $199.
The console should at least include backwards compatibility with Wii games, also including a hard drive as well as additional functionality and features. If Nintendo can achieve this it will allow them to port a lot of existing 360 games onto their console. If Nintendo could obtain licenses such as GTA this would convince consumers “that it would be the last console they would ever need to purchase”. [VG427]
Blowing worms up using virtually every weapon that has ever existed never gets old. Probably why Team 17 has seen fit to release Worms 2: Armageddon again on Xbox Live Arcade. Released on the 1st of July for 800 Microsoft points (equivalent to around £6.80) you can once again destroy armies of worms using guns, bombs and even exploding sheep. [1UP]