Wednesday, April 28, 2010

WAA - Worms

Let's hit the Arcade for a classic game much deserving of some WAA...Worms! For those who don't know, it's a turn based 2d battle game in which teams of worms use crazy weapons and witty comments in an attempt to eliminate each other. While single player is an available option, Worms really shines as a party game with multiple players.

The "One With Combat"Award: “Barrel Buster”
You get this for exploding 25 barrels, which will happen after a few games whether you’re trying for it or not.

The "Mile High Club" Award: “Challenges”
For this one, you need to complete all 20 single player challenges. As you get deeper into the list, you’ll find that enemies have uncanny aim (because the AI cheats). Don’t be afraid to hide your worms until the match goes into sudden death, where your (hopefully) superior strategy will negate the computer’s advantage.

The "Seriously..." Award: "Gold Damage"
Awarded for doing 20,000 points of damage (cumulatively) to your enemies. Games go pretty quickly, but it will take a while to rack up that hurt on rival worms.

The "Little Rocket Man" Award: "Three Bagger"
Kill three worms with one shot, which sounds difficult but happens more often than you’d think thanks to the crazy chain reactions that often get triggered.

The Scientist Gone Gamer Award: "Shepherd"
My flock of invincible exploding sheep will be grazing…ON YOUR GRAVE!

Achievement Set Rating - 6
The icons are well crafted, accurately capturing the spirit and artistic style of the game. However, the actual requirements for earning the various Achievements are a bit repetitive and could have used a bit more imagination. Points to the developers for only making one single player Achievement as this game is far better multiplayer.

Achievement Difficulty Rating - 2
Beating the single player challenges can be a bit hairy at the highest levels, but for the most part this is a pretty easy set and everything will come with a little time invested.

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