Worms

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Worms
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Saturn
Publisher: Ocean Software (US/EU)
Sega Saturn
I'MAX (JP)
Developer:
Sound driver:
Sega Saturn
SCSP/CD-DA (7 tracks)
Peripherals supported:
Sega Mega Drive
Team Player
Sega Saturn
Shuttle Mouse
Genre: Active Simulation (アクティブ シミュレーション)[1], Action[2]

















Number of players: 1-16
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
EU
MK-1198-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.9939.99[4] MK-1198-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,8005,800 T-22405G
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
US
T-16403H
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega Saturn
EU
T-16403H-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
DE
T-16403H-50
USK: 6
Sega Saturn
PT
SJ0303X
Sega Saturn
UK
£44.9944.99[6] T-16403H-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
PL
219zł219
Sega Saturn
BR
193206
Tectoy: Todas as Idades

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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. The Mega Drive version is also missing some weapons.

Weapons

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Bazooka
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Grenade
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Cluster Bomb
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Shotgun
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Uzi
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Fire Punch
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Dragon Ball
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Dynamite
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Airstrike
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Teleport
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Blowtorch
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Drill
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Kamikaze
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Skip go
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Surrender
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Exploding sheep
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Banana bomb
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Minigun
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Prod
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Homing missile
Saturn version only.
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Landmines
Saturn version only.
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Ninja rope
Saturn version only.
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Bungee
Saturn version only.
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Girders
Saturn version only.

Production credits

  • Coding+Add.Design: Pieter Opdam, Gary Symons
  • FMV+Add.Coding: Karl Morton
  • Concept+Design: Andy Davidson
  • Sound+Music: Bjorn Lynne
  • Graphics: Rico Holmes
  • Add.Graphics: Simon Butler
  • FMV Animation: Cris Blyth
  • Add.Animation: John Allardice
  • Testing+Qa: The Wolves
  • Production: Martyn Brown
Source:
In-game credits (JP)[8]

Magazine articles

Main article: Worms/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Saturn FR print advert
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Print advert in Consoles + (FR) #51: "Février 1996" (1996-0x-xx)
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Print advert in Mega Force (FR) #48: "Mars 1996" (1996-0x-xx)
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Print advert in Velikiy Drakon (RU) #60 (2002-09-05)

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
85
64 №39, p42/43
Sega Mega Drive
75
Based on
2 reviews
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
60
[9]
Cool Gamer (RU)
80
[10]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
25
[11]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 2 (RU)
80
[12]
Joypad (FR)
85
[13]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
69
[14]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
90
[15]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
87
[16]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
79
[4]
Player One (FR) PAL
92
[17]
Sega Magazin (DE)
87
[18]
Sega News (CZ)
87
[19]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
78
[20]
Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
85
[21]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
87
[22]
Video Games (DE) PAL
70
[23]
Sega Mega Drive
78
Based on
16 reviews

Worms

Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
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Cart
Worms MD EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, UK
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Cover

Saturn version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
86 №39, p62/63
Sega Saturn
86
Based on
1 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
86
[24]
Fun Generation (DE) PAL
100
[25]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
94
[26]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
55
[27]
Hacker (HR)
89
[28]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
76
[14]
Maximum (UK)
50
[29]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
92
[30]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
88
[31]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
87
[32]
Player One (FR)
94
[33]
Saturn+ (UK) PAL
91
[34]
Sega Magazin (DE)
88
[35]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
60
[36]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
93
[37]
Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) PAL
90
[6]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
63
[38]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
72
[39]
Total Saturn (UK) PAL
89
[40]
Video Games (DE) PAL
85
[41]
Sega Saturn
82
Based on
20 reviews

Worms

Saturn, JP
Worms Saturn JP Box Back.jpgWorms Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
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Spinecard
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Disc
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, DE
Worms Sat DE cover.jpg
Cover
Worms saturn eu cd.jpg
Disc
Saturn, PT
Worms Sat PT Box Back.jpgWorms Sat PT Box Spine.jpgWorms Sat PT Box Front.jpg
Cover
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Disc
Saturn, BR
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Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 b9a8b299
MD5 0d53ce8f8d060900805b798a1d9d2579
SHA-1 1a15447a4a791c02b6ad0a609f788d39fe6c3aa6
2MB Cartridge (EU)
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 1d191694
MD5 e56d724a1423ba8cce333c598b320c6d
SHA-1 23127e9b3a98eea13fb97bed2d8e206adb495d97
2MB EPROM cartridge Page
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
509,257,392 CD-ROM (EU) T-16403H-50 V1.000
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
525,300,384 1997-01-27 CD-ROM (JP) T-22405G V1.001
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
509,255,040 CD-ROM (US) T-16403H V1.000

References

  1. File:Worms Saturn JP Box Back.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/fb/segahard/ss/soft_licensee3.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-03-20 23:05)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Computer & Video Games, "August 1996" (UK; 1996-07-11), page 53
  4. 4.0 4.1 Mean Machines Sega, "August 1996" (UK; 1996-07-05), page 64
  5. http://www.sega-saturn.com/saturn/other/june-n.htm (Wayback Machine: 1997-06-06 05:51)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Sega Saturn Magazine, "January 1996" (UK; 1995-12-15), page 86
  7. http://www.tectoy.com.br/releases/index.htm (Wayback Machine: 1998-06-25 19:48)
  8. File:Worms_Saturn_JP_SSCredits.png
  9. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 268
  10. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 238
  11. Computer & Video Games, "September 1996" (UK; 1996-08-11), page 80
  12. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 2, "" (RU; 2000-xx-xx), page 363
  13. Joypad, "Mars 1996" (FR; 1996-0x-xx), page 74
  14. 14.0 14.1 MAN!AC, "02/96" (DE; 1996-01-10), page 62
  15. Mega Force, "Mars 1996" (FR; 1996-0x-xx), page 84
  16. Mega Fun, "02/96" (DE; 1996-01-24), page 68
  17. Player One, "Mars 1996" (FR; 1996-0x-xx), page 99
  18. Sega Magazin, "Februar 1996" (DE; 1996-01-10), page 12
  19. Sega News, "Říjen 1996" (CZ; 1996-xx-xx), page 23
  20. Sega Power, "March 1996" (UK; 1996-01-18), page 51
  21. Sonic the Comic, "29 October 1996" (UK; 1996-10-16), page 10
  22. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 227
  23. Video Games, "2/96" (DE; 1996-01-24), page 86
  24. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "May 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 32
  25. Fun Generation, "03/96" (DE; 1996-02-12), page 53
  26. Game Players, "Vol. 9 No. 5 May 1996" (US; 1996-04-xx), page 64
  27. GamePro, "June 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 68
  28. Hacker, "02/1996" (HR; 1996-xx-xx), page 61
  29. Maximum, "January 1996" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 144
  30. Mega Force, "Décembre 1995" (FR; 1995-1x-xx), page 74
  31. Mega Fun, "03/96" (DE; 1996-02-20), page 81
  32. Mean Machines Sega, "February 1996" (UK; 1995-12-xx), page 68
  33. Player One, "Décembre 1995" (FR; 1995-1x-xx), page 106
  34. Saturn+, "Christmas 1995" (UK; 1995-12-14), page 54
  35. Sega Magazin, "April 1996" (DE; 1996-03-13), page 80
  36. Sega Power, "March 1996" (UK; 1996-01-18), page 48
  37. Sega Pro, "January 1996" (UK; 1995-11-30), page 46
  38. Sega Saturn Magazine, "1997-08 (1997-03-21)" (JP; 1997-03-07), page 140
  39. Sega Saturn Magazine, "Readers rating final data" (JP; 2000-03), page 14
  40. Total Saturn, "Volume One Issue Four" (UK; 1996-12-29), page 69
  41. Video Games, "2/96" (DE; 1996-01-24), page 68


Worms

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Prereleases:
Sega Mega Drive
Prototype
Worms games for Sega systems or published by Sega
Worms (1996) | Worms Armageddon (1999) | Worms World Party (2001) | Worms 3D (2003) | Worms Forts: Under Siege (2004)
Worms Pinball (unreleased)