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[5] MK-1198-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
AU
OFLC: G
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[9] T-16403H-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
PL
219zł219
Sega Saturn
BR
193206
Tectoy: Todas as Idades
Non-Sega versions

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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

Mega Drive version

  • Programming: Francis Little, Gavin Harwood (East Point Software)
  • Project Manager: Martin O'Donnel (Team 17)
  • Graphics: Andy Davidson (Team 17), Roy Stewart (East Point Software)
  • Audio: Bjorn Lynne, Andy Severn (Team 17)
  • Design/Concept: Andy Davidson (Team 17)
  • Creative Director: Martyn Brown (Team 17)
  • Q.A.: Phil and The Wolves (Team 17), Ocean Q.A. (Ocean)
Source:
In-game credits


Saturn version

  • 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)
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[11]

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)
also published in:
  • Velikiy Drakon (RU) #61 (2003-02-07)[12]
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Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
64 №39, p42/43
Sega Mega Drive
64
Based on
1 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
60
[13]
Consoles + (FR)
85
[14]
Cool Gamer (RU)
80
[15]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
25
[16]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 2 (RU)
80
[17]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
88
[18]
Joypad (FR)
85
[19]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
69
[20]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
90
[21]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
87
[22]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
79
[5]
Player One (FR) PAL
92
[23]
Sega Magazin (DE)
87
[24]
Sega News (CZ)
87
[25]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
78
[26]
Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
85
[27]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
87
[28]
Video Games (DE) PAL
70
[29]
Sega Mega Drive
79
Based on
18 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
Mega Drive, CZ
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Cover
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Manual
Mega Drive, AU

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
Consoles + (FR)
89
[30]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
86
[31]
Fun Generation (DE) PAL
100
[32]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
94
[33]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
55
[34]
Hacker (HR)
89
[35]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
76
[20]
Maximum (UK)
50
[36]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
92
[37]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
88
[38]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
87
[39]
Player One (FR)
94
[40]
Saturn Fan (JP) NTSC-J
52
[41]
Saturn+ (UK) PAL
91
[42]
Secret Service (PL)
65
[43]
Sega Magazin (DE)
88
[44]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
60
[45]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
93
[46]
Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) PAL
90
[9]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
63
[47]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
72
[48]
Total Saturn (UK) PAL
89
[49]
Video Games (DE) PAL
85
[50]
Sega Saturn
80
Based on
23 reviews

Worms

Saturn, JP
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Cover
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Spinecard
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Disc
Saturn, US
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Cover
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Disc
Worms sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
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Cover
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Disc
Saturn, DE
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Cover
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Disc
Saturn, PT
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Cover
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Disc
Saturn, BR
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Cover

Technical information

Main article: Worms/Technical information.

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. Computer & Video Games, "August 1996" (UK; 1996-07-11), page 53
  4. File:LeicesterMercury UK 1996-07-20 16.jpg
  5. 5.0 5.1 Mean Machines Sega, "August 1996" (UK; 1996-07-05), page 64
  6. http://www.sega-saturn.com/saturn/other/june-n.htm (Wayback Machine: 1997-06-06 05:51)
  7. https://groups.google.com/g/rec.games.video.sega/c/mWd1tfu0z2Q/m/j1eryuvwWXYJ
  8. Computer Trade Weekly, "" (UK; 1996-01-22), page 21
  9. 9.0 9.1 Sega Saturn Magazine, "January 1996" (UK; 1995-12-15), page 86
  10. http://www.tectoy.com.br/releases/index.htm (Wayback Machine: 1998-06-25 19:48)
  11. File:Worms_Saturn_JP_SSCredits.png
  12. Velikiy Drakon, "" (RU; 2003-02-07), page 68
  13. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2001-xx-xx), page 268
  14. Consoles +, "Mai 1996" (FR; 1996-0x-xx), page 125
  15. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 238
  16. Computer & Video Games, "September 1996" (UK; 1996-08-11), page 80
  17. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 2, "" (RU; 2000-xx-xx), page 363
  18. Hobby Consolas, "Febrero 1996" (ES; 1996-xx-xx), page 62
  19. Joypad, "Mars 1996" (FR; 1996-0x-xx), page 74
  20. 20.0 20.1 MAN!AC, "02/96" (DE; 1996-01-10), page 62
  21. Mega Force, "Mars 1996" (FR; 1996-0x-xx), page 84
  22. Mega Fun, "02/96" (DE; 1996-01-24), page 68
  23. Player One, "Mars 1996" (FR; 1996-0x-xx), page 99
  24. Sega Magazin, "Februar 1996" (DE; 1996-01-10), page 12
  25. Sega News, "Říjen 1996" (CZ; 1996-xx-xx), page 23
  26. Sega Power, "March 1996" (UK; 1996-01-18), page 51
  27. Sonic the Comic, "29 October 1996" (UK; 1996-10-16), page 10
  28. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 227
  29. Video Games, "2/96" (DE; 1996-01-24), page 86
  30. Consoles +, "Mai 1996" (FR; 1996-0x-xx), page 124
  31. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "May 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 32
  32. Fun Generation, "03/96" (DE; 1996-02-12), page 53
  33. Game Players, "Vol. 9 No. 5 May 1996" (US; 1996-04-xx), page 64
  34. GamePro, "June 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 68
  35. Hacker, "02/1996" (HR; 1996-xx-xx), page 61
  36. Maximum, "January 1996" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 144
  37. Mega Force, "Décembre 1995" (FR; 1995-1x-xx), page 74
  38. Mega Fun, "03/96" (DE; 1996-02-20), page 81
  39. Mean Machines Sega, "February 1996" (UK; 1995-12-xx), page 68
  40. Player One, "Décembre 1995" (FR; 1995-1x-xx), page 106
  41. Saturn Fan, "1997 No. 5" (JP; 1997-02-28), page 140
  42. Saturn+, "Christmas 1995" (UK; 1995-12-14), page 54
  43. Secret Service, "Marzec 1996" (PL; 1996-03-01), page 21
  44. Sega Magazin, "April 1996" (DE; 1996-03-13), page 80
  45. Sega Power, "March 1996" (UK; 1996-01-18), page 48
  46. Sega Pro, "January 1996" (UK; 1995-11-30), page 46
  47. Sega Saturn Magazine, "1997-08 (1997-03-21)" (JP; 1997-03-07), page 140
  48. Sega Saturn Magazine, "Readers rating final data" (JP; 2000-03), page 14
  49. Total Saturn, "Volume One Issue Four" (UK; 1996-12-29), page 69
  50. Video Games, "2/96" (DE; 1996-01-24), page 68


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