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Worms 3D is an artillery game[1] in the Worms series. It was developed by Team17. The game was the first in the series to be in 3D and also featured several new weapons. Additionally, some of the weapons operations are substantially different from previous Worms titles.

About the game

"The last team standing is the winner."

For a player to be successful, environmental factors such as wind, water and land need to be taken into account. However, the land in Worms is totally destructible, in that every level can be blown apart in varying degrees by almost every weapon. Players can then choose to hide away in caves they blow out of the ground, prod other worms into pits and send explosive sheep down tunnels to flush out enemies. Also a lot of crates and utility packs randomly appears to the landscape between the turns. Players are recommended to collect these as some weapons/utilies can only be acquired from these (such as Lottery strike or Mega mine, the latter being extremely rare).

Gameplay

Modes like Campaign and Quick Match return from previous versions. The game also features a multiplayer feature, as well as the ability to edit and create teams. The objective of most of the matches is to eliminate the opposing forces' worms, whereas the Campaign mode gives the player sets of specific goals which he needs to complete. The gameplay itself hasn't changed much from its predecessors, with the exception of the three-dimensional view, which allows the player more freedom, and more possibilities, to complete the task at hand.

The campaign consists of 35 small missions in which the player has to utilise their worms to complete a certain task, like destroy enemy worms, collect a certain crate, or even unique missions, like having to detonate 16 hidden landmines in a certain time. All of the missions give awards depending on how well you do. Gold medals usually unlock maps, wormapedia entries or even sometimes easter eggs (usually wormapedia entries, voice banks or secret landscapes). Sometimes, completing missions will give you a challenge mission in which you have to use a weapon/utility to collect targets and to try and go for as long as possible (as collecting targets adds time to your timer). Getting a gold time can unlock maps or locked weapons.

The Game also has various tools that can be used at the players disposal to complete the mission or destroy the enemy. Some of these items consist of: the Jet Pack that has a certain amount of fuel, and can be earned by finding and unlocking it. There is a whole armory of weapons from bazooka launchers to sticky bombs that are well constructed. Other items like the Parachute, can be very useful to get from one place to another.

Yet another aspect of the Gameplay is the environment itself. The landscape on many of the maps can be destroyed by the player to create a game field that best suits the player. Using weapons like the rocket launcher and grenades, you can blow the world around you to pieces or leave it untouched.

Weapons

Bazooka Family Bazooka Homing Missile Mortar
Grenade Family Grenade Cluster Bomb Gas Canister Holy Hand Grenade Banana Bomb
Sighting Family Shotgun Uzi Petrol Bomb Blow Pipe^ Sticky Bomb^
Hand Family Fire Punch Baseball Bat Viking Axe Prod
Put Family Mine Dynamite
Animal Family Homing Pigeon Sheep Super Sheep Old Woman Mad Cow
Air Assault Family Air Strike Concrete Donkey^ Lottery Strike^ Doctors Strike^

Weapons Panel

Bazooka Homing Missile Mortar Homing Pigeon Red Bull
Grenade Cluster Bomb Gas Canister Holy Hand Grenade Banana Bomb
Shotgun Uzi Petrol Bomb Blowpipe Sticky Bomb
Fire Punch Baseball Bat Viking Axe Prod
Dynamite Land Mine Sheep Super Sheep Old Woman Mad Cow
Air Strike Concrete Donkey Lottery Strike Doctors Strike
Jet Pack Ninja Rope Teleport Parachute Girder Bridge Kit
Binoculars Freeze Scales Of Justice Earthquake Nuclear Bomb
Skip Go Worm Select Fast Walk Low Gravity Mega Mine^

Super Weapons: Banana Bomb, Super Sheep, Holy Hand Grenade, Homing Pigeon, Mad Cow, Old Woman

Film references

File:Worms HolyHandGrenade.jpg

Campaign has many film references and moments. Most notably the level Place Holder is a huge devotion to the Jaws series, from the dead shark (With a fire extinguisher in its mouth), the boat, the fuel canisters, and even on the back of the boat there is a sign visible saying 'ORCA', the name of the boat. Elsewhere, the lighthouse and billboard are recreated, the latter under the guise of 'Worms Island'.

In the game, you can obtain the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch, a reference to Monty Python and the Holy Grail. As an additional reference, the only available fuse time is three, referencing a long, drawn out speech in the film about three being the only time that must be counted before throwing the grenade (After which the King counts to five).

There is a Multi-Player map titled "Hold Until Relieved", which may be a reference to "The Longest Day", a movie about the D-Day invasion. The scene where this quote is said has a bridge, just like the Worms map.

Trivia

If one of the worms picks up a crate there may be a chance that it will be a can of Red Bull which the worm can get back health if chosen. A Mega Mine is the hidden weapon from Worms 3D the Mega Mine is twice the size of the Land Mine and it does about 200 damage. Mission 25 is a parody of Amity Island from Jaws(film). The boat looks exactly the same as the one in the Movie.


Reception

The game received a 7.5 out of 10 from both GameSpot[2] and IGN[3]

Reviews from Metacritic gave the PC version of Worms 3D a 74 out of 100,[4] and a 70 out of 100 for the PS2 version.[5]

References

External links


WORMS series
First Generation
WORMS | Worms Reinforcements | Worms & Reinforcements United | Worms: The Director's Cut
Second Generation
Worms 2 | Worms Armageddon | Worms World Party
Third Generation:
Worms: Open Warfare | Worms: Open Warfare 2 | Worms: A Space Oddity
3D Games:
Worms 3D | Worms Forts: Under Siege | Worms 4: Mayhem
Other games
Worms Blast | Worms Pinball | Worms Golf
Misc
Weapons and tools
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