Death Worm, an Underground Rampaging Fast-paced Arcade Action Game for Android
Jun 24, 2011 10:02 AM –
Death Worm the Hot New Android Hit! Control the mind-boggling underground monster with your finger! Eat people, animals and birds, blow up cars and tanks, bring down planes and helicopters, defeat the army and even the aliens!
Tested on: Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tablet, HTC Thunderbolt
Pros & Cons:
- Extremely fun arcade action game for Android that combines Grand Theft Auto with the worms from Dune!
- Endless mode, 3 single player campaigns, and 2 different mini-games!
- Amazing soundtrack!
- Fantastic graphics both on phone and tablet devices!
- Extremely addictive gameplay and atmosphere!
- Unique power ups and upgrades for your worm of death!
- Not too many different single player campaigns at launch, more to be added.
- No OpenFeint support.
Death Worm is a fast paced arcade action game for Android phones and tablets. Death Worm puts you, the player, in the body of an giant underground worm rampaging through cities, jungles, and deserts across the globe. The game currently features three playable stages, two mini-games, leader boards, an achievement system, and the graphics are magnificent on both phones and tablets.
The object of Death Worm is to kill as many people, tanks, aircraft, and animals as possible as you play through each level. You do this by guiding the Death Worm up from underneath the ground and jumping through the dirt above ground and attacking the things on the surface. Certain rounds in each stage my require specific achievements like “kill x number of things in 30 seconds” or “kill x number of things without getting damaged,” but essentially the object of the game is to live as long as possible while killing as much stuff as you can. Honestly, I am a little surprised the game is rated for ‘Everyone’ on Android Market because of the object of the game and because there are some small animations for blood and explosions. However, there is nothing other than that which would justify giving the game a higher rating.
As you progress through each level you will collect power ups and upgrades to assist the Death Worm in surviving and dealing death to the things on the surface. Power ups drop when you score combo kills while attacking the surface creatures. There are two types of power ups: fireballs and nitro. Fireballs allow your worm to shoot out fireballs from underneath or above the earth’s surface. This makes it much easier for the death worm to destroy aircraft in the higher reaches of space or to destroy multiple aircraft at a time. Unfortunately you are limited to shooting only as many fireballs as you have picked up so it is important to conserve the fireballs until needed.
The other power up, Nitro, which gives your Death Worm a temporary speed boost. This allows the worm to travel extremely fast beneath the earth’s surface and to jump more than twice as far as normal when surfacing. Nitro also helps you to destroy aircraft easily, but what Nitro is most important for is destroying enemies in combos without being damaged. While using Nitro it is almost impossible for the Death Worm to be damaged by enemy fire since he is moving at a much faster rate than bullets. Therefore this ability is extremely useful for trials where you need to kill a certain amount of enemies without taking damage, or while on a time trial run.
Death Worm also allows you to upgrade your worm and increase his speed, size, and the effectiveness of his special abilities. After the end of each round while playing in campaign mode you will be able to upgrade your Death Worm’s various attributes. You will always be given two options of attributes to upgrade, but only one can be upgraded per round. You can increase the effectiveness of the fireballs or the nitro, but personally I tend to upgrade the worm’s size and speed. By upgrading the worm’s size you gain more health and more destructive power while above the surface, and by increasing speed you can jump higher and move faster from side to side of the map.
Death Worm also features an achievement system and leader boards which track your progress through gameplay.You can earn achievements for killing a certain number of humans, vehicles, or animals. You can also earn achievements for beating the various stages or earning specific score on endless mode or the mini-games.
There are two different mini-games in Death Worm. One is Super Dash and the other is Air Defense. In Air Defense the object of the game is to kill as many aerial units as possible by throwing crates at them when surfacing with your death worm. In Super Dash the object is to progress as far through the level as you can as quickly as you can without dying.
Death Worm Game Play 1
Death Worm Game Play 2
Death Worm Fire Ball
Death Worm City Stage
Death Worm Stage Select
Death Worm Jungle Stage
Death Worm Title Screen
Death Worm Mini Games
Death Worm Leaderboard
Death Worm Achievements
Death Worm Pause Screen
Death Worm is extremely fun to play on all devices. The game concept is easy to learn and the controls are simple. The more you play the game the more challenging the levels become and the more abilities you have for your Death Worm. With the various modes of game play, leader boards, and achievements it is no wonder that this game is as popular as it is on Android Market.
Death Worm is extremely addictive. The game is designed to keep you playing. The further you progress through each level the more challenging and fun the game becomes. As you play through a campaign more and more enemies spawn for each round. These enemies become of a greater and greater variety as you keep playing. In fact the way the enemies spawn reminds me a bit of Grand Theft Auto for the original Playstation.
When you initially begin destroying and ravaging the surface dwellers with your death worm the police come on foot. As you begin to kill off the police footmen squad cars and tanks are summoned. When the tanks and squad cars prove no match helicopters and bombers are called in and so on. The increasing levels of difficulty and enemies makes you want to keep playing to score higher combos and create greater levels of destruction. This combined with the achievements and leader boards keeps you coming back for more.
The graphics for Death Worm are excellent and look just as good on a phone as on a tablet. When playing this game on my Motorola Xoom it looked better than 75% of the games I have played on it before. The detail, colors, and resolution of the graphics were great! I also noticed no loss in detail or color on my HTC Thunderbolt or Galaxy Tablet.
Accelerometer, Vibration & Sound:
There is no use of the accelerometer or vibration in this game nor was any needed. The soundtrack to Death Worm is completely epic and there is great sound effects for kills during the game. The soundtrack and sound effects for the surface dwellers remind me a lot of Grand Theft Auto and add to the similarities between Death Worm and that game. The soundtrack adds a lot to the game and contributes greatly to both it’s fun factor and it’s addictiveness.
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