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Worms
Publisher: Ocean (US/EU), I'MAX (JP)
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Saturn
Sound driver:
Sega Saturn
SCSP/CD-DA (7 tracks)
Genre: Simulation































Number of players: 1-16
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.99[1] MK-1198-50
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F MK-1198-50
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? MK-1198-50
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas MK-1198-50
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? ?



Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,800 T-22405G
Sega Saturn
US
$? T-16403H
Sega Saturn
UK
£44.99 T-16403H-50
Sega Saturn
FR
?F T-16403H-50
Sega Saturn
DE
DM ? T-16403H-50
Sega Saturn
ES
?Ptas T-16403H-50
Sega Saturn
BR
R$? 193206



Worms (ワームス) is a turn based strategy game developed by Team 17, and was originally published by Ocean Software for the Amiga in 1995. It is the first in a long-running series of Worms games, and was ported to a variety of platforms, including the Sega Mega Drive and Sega Saturn.

Gameplay

The game involves the player controlling a team of worms supplied with a variety of different weapons, with the aim is to eliminate all the enemy worms on a 2D playfield. Worms was revolutionary at the time due to its use of randomly generated and fully destructible landscapes; an explosion for example will leave a round crater, thus limiting the area worms can stand on and potentially creating the need for a different strategy.

As a turn-based game, the game allows up to 16 players to take control of units (though there is only ever a maximum of four teams).

While the gameplay is largely the same between the Mega Drive and Saturn versions of Worms, the Saturn version benefits from a number of graphical upgrades and an in-game soundtrack.

Magazine articles

Main article: Worms/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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ConsolesPlus FR 051.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Consoles + (FR) #51: "Février 1996" (199x-xx-xx)
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MegaForce FR 48.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Mega Force (FR) #48: "Mars 1996" (1996-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
85
40 №178, p80[5]
64 №39, p42/43
85
79 №46, p64/65[1]
92 №62, p99
78 №76, p51
85 №89, p10
Sega Mega Drive
76
Based on
8 reviews

Mega Drive, EU
Worms md eu cover.jpg
Cover
Worms MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Worms MD EU Manual.pdf
Manual

Saturn version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
86
94
86 №39, p62/63
60 №3, p144
87 №40, p68-70[6]
94 №59, p106/107/108
60 №76, p48/49/50
93 №53, p54/55
90 №3, p86/87[7]
63 №1997-08, p138[8]
72 №, p12Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[9]
Sega Saturn
80
Based on
11 reviews

Saturn, US
Worms Saturn US Box Back.jpgWorms Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Worms Sat US disc.jpg
Disc
Worms sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
Worms saturn eu cover.jpg
Cover
Worms saturn eu cd.jpg
Disc
Saturn, JP
Worms Saturn JP Box Back.jpgWorms Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
Worms Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
Worms Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, BR

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 File:MeanMachinesSega46UK.pdf, page 64
  2. File:CVG UK 177.pdf, page 53
  3. File:EGM US 082.pdf, page 94
  4. /http://www.tectoy.com.br/releases/index.htm (archived 1998-06-25 19:48)
  5. File:CVG UK 178.pdf, page 80
  6. File:MeanMachinesSega40UK.pdf, page 68
  7. File:SSM_UK_03.pdf, page 86
  8. File:SSM_JP_19970321_1997-08.pdf, page 140
  9. File:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf, page 14


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