Conclusion: I have to agree with the TXB score, solely because I found the lack of features appauling. The PS1 and PS2 versions had so much more. The Maps were much bigger, you could clear the game now just using the shotgun. Kamikazi mode (all explosives were high power) Handicaped Worms could start with 50 or 150 health. Teams could be grouped together. Sudden death options, worms were poisend and lost life each turn rather than just dropping to 1. Bungie rope.
Conclusion: Worms.....Slimy, Tasty, and destructive. In Worms you get a team of worms that need to take out all other opposition. You use a variety of weapons to kill enemy worms. When a worm dies they blow up and hurt other worms around it. Friendly-Fire is on, so becareful where you fire. There are alot of things you can do to customize your team of worms.
Conclusion: I highly disagree with the review Team Xbox gave Worms. This is an XBLA game and I personally think this is what XBLA needed. It needed a retro game in its library that didn't consist of coin-op games from the era of PAC MAN. XBLA also lacked a deeper game and I don't agree with having to play down the game for newbies. This game really isn't that complex but it does add the meat that 95% of the other XBLA games lack.
Conclusion: I'm very disappointed to see that Worms received such an understated review score by TXB, especially if the guys at TXB consider themselves fans of the game. I own all the copies of the franchise, including the latest Worms3D. TXB has some valid points regarding of their concern of an 800pt worth of a "stripped down" Worms title. But I strongly disagree with their unrealistically low score. To put things in proportions, ZUMA is 800pt as well.
Conclusion: Wow, I have never seen a review on this site so off the mark as the one written for Worms. The editors gave it a 6.7...you have to be kidding me. Bottom line; this is classic worms at its best. The graphics are rich and the gameplay is unchanged as it should be. I cannot fathom what they expected. When PacMan was released on arcade were they mad because PacMan was still yellow and not a trendy Robin-egg blue?
Conclusion: I strongly disagree with Teamxbox's review on this game, even though I was disappointed in this entry in the worms franchise. The game is subpar for a 2d worms game, but for an xbox live arcade game judged by its own, this is an outstanding game. I played for 11 hours on my 800 marketplace points. That is a pretty good deal by me. The reviewer said that in challenge mode, you fight 4 worms who's life increases until it surpasses yours.
Conclusion: I'm sorry, but the closing statements in the teamxbox review is horrible. "Ultimately, it’s Worms’ lack of features that is its downfall." This is like saying you can't enjoy a movie because it lacks special features. Even if there are no added bonus features, it's no reason to not enjoy the movie. Sorry TXB, I find this statement to be pretty silly. "There’s a semblance of a map editor, but there’s no real user control.
Excerpt: "Well the Worms series is fairly well known for its strategic gameplay, focusing largely on the players accuracy and skill in order to succeed. This version is no different. This XBLA title has very similar features to that of Worms 2 Armageddon and Worms World Party, it supports 1-4 players both offline and online via Xbox LIVE. The game itself is actually a remake of the Worms Open Warfare game, but dramatically improved for the Xbox 360. There ...
Pros: Supports 4 players, is cheap, AI is challenging
Cons: Doesnt allow team games, the game can get dull in single player mode .
Excerpt: "Worms is classic and quirky game about a bunch of Worms who are waging war against one another. It was first released in 1995, and there have been several more instalments since then. There were several games in 3D format however this game for the Xbox 360 is a back to basics 2D game. The game is only available via download from the Marketplace. The gameplay of the game is extremely fun and addictive, and very easy to pick up and play. A player ...
Pros: Great fun, very addictive, cute worms, lots of weapons .
Excerpt: "Worms has to be the best xbox live arcade game that can be downloaded. I is just a great classic that looks great on the 360 with enhanced graphics and just great gameplay. There are a variety of different game modes to complete including the challenging single player levels or you can play with friends at home or with up to four people on xbox live. The game also includes a lot of variety with several different maps and backgrounds with many combinations ...