Super Mega Worm (iPhone)

Posted: September 16, 2010 in iPhone/iPad/iPod
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There are two types of WTF games. The first is a wonderfully weird game that ultimately reveals itself to be pointless and shallow because the developer expended all of its energy on getting the weird part right. (I could name a few here that would send the fanboys into lower orbit.) The second is a game likeSuper Mega Worm, which proudly flies its freak flag, but has the gameplay to back it up.

In the near future, the planet is poisoned by pollution caused by humans. The mega worms that lurk beneath the surface can no longer abide our carelessness, and so they rise to the surface to wipe us out. None of this is presented with an ounce of seriousness, from the opening crawl to the sound effects of humans as your worm gleefully gobbles them up. And with its delightful 16-bit graphics, Super Mega Worm successfully coaxes grins and giggles.

But like I said, there’s a great game here, too. Your worm is always moving – you can only steer it with a slider bar. Digging deep and then shooting for the surface arcs the worm through the air, hopefully mouth-first on a fleeing human. But if you repeatedly tap the “gas” button or bounce off a vehicle, you can send your worm high into the air to blast choppers and jets with its venomous spittle. Or you can unleash an EMP blast from the worm’s core that shuts down all machines in the immediate area. Going on a real bender, bounding from one human to the next (and chowing down on livestock, too) starts a bonus chain that greatly improves your score. (ign)

  • Published by: Deceased Pixel
  • Developed by: Deceased Pixel
  • Genre: Action
  • Release Date: US: August 26, 2010
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