Destroying cities as a giant worm is just plain cool. I could beat around a bush and draw comparisons to Tremors or Starship Troopers but I won’t, because giant man-eating worms are just awesome and need no comparisons. And developer Playcreek knows this fact as that’s exactly what their latest game, Death Worm is all about.
You can run but you can't hide
Since Death is your first name, you’ll be dishing a lot of it through three distinct levels. You’ll start off in the relatively calm yet totally random Egyptian setting, after which you’ll creep and you’ll crawl your way to an urban and a jungle area. Gameplay in all three levels is the same where you eat pretty much anything stupid enough to walk or fly on-screen. In every level, you’ll be able to upgrade the worm’s abilities like make it move faster, increase its size (heh) and even increase its thickness (I swear I’m not doing this on purpose). To balance out the game, you can’t carry your worm’s abilities across levels as this would make you virtually invulnerable.
Leveling up in this game is extremely simple. You kill stuff and you level up. You also have two upgrades floating around the map in the form of a fireball attack and a nitro boost. The fireball attack obviously allows you to dish out some fiery death while the nitro boost allows you to jump from the ground and take out nearby choppers. I really can’t stress how psychotically cool that looks and feels.
Choppers can't stop me
Every level starts in a fairly mellow way but within minutes the action gets really intense and you’ll be eating everything from machine gun wielding secret agents to tigers, elephants and UFOs. You’ll also have to play the game a bit carefully as more enemies (or rather the good guys since you’re the nasty worm) start swarming the screen. Besides the rather short campaign (that spans only three levels), you can hone your worm’s skills in a survival mode and a bunch of mini games. In survival mode, you strive to survive and rack up a high score while mini games will challenge individual abilities like aim and speed.
I come in peace
Death Worm is an insanely addictive game but it’s a bit too short. The campaign’s made up of three levels, each of which can be unlocked and completed fairly quickly. Once you’re done with that you can retry them to better your scores but if you’re not particularly competitive, you really won’t get back to it. However if death, destruction and large scale mayhem are your thing, Death Worm will be your best friend for a while.
PS: As of now the game’s free on the iTunes store so there’s no reason for you not to try it out.
Published Date: Jan 07, 2011 09:29 am | Updated Date: Jan 07, 2011 09:29 am