Worms Special Edition
By Team17 Software Ltd
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5/5 - "Mac Format Choice Award" - "A super version with great new visuals, new weapons and an air of hilarity" - MacFormat.co.uk
4.5/5 - "Worms Special Edition is delightful in just about every aspect. It's charming and fun and absolutely ridiculous" - Gamezebo.com.
4/5 - “Wrapped in this adorably funny art style and presentation, it’s a whole load of fun." - OneClickMac.com.
The Classic Turn-based Strategy game is Now Available on Your Mac! For online multiplayer be sure to check out our latest release, Worms Revolution - Deluxe Edition, available now.
About the Game
The turn-based comic mayhem is back in Worms™ Special Edition for Mac. In a game of Worms™, each player takes turns to pick off their opponents’ worms using a host of crazy weapons and crafty tactics. Worms die if they lose all of their health, or if they drown in the water. The last player standing when the dust settles is declared the winner! Worms™ Special Edition features up to four player offline multi-player destruction, a raft of crazy new and classic Worms™ weapons, all new high-definition landscape themes, new landscape editor, new play modes, hats, forts, skins and speech banks. To top it all off, there is also a highly-involving Worms™ single-player experience with tutorials, deathmatches, races, fort games and puzzles. The game is also packed with customization options, so you can play the game how you want!
EXTENSIVE SINGLE-PLAYER CONTENT:
Campaign mode. Play through 35 single-player missions as well as 30 more in the Warzone Campaign that is tuned for advanced players.
Bodycount mode! How will you survive with having just one worm pitched against never ending spawning enemy worms that get increasingly tougher?
Training Mode. Comprehensive tactics tutorage that includes 3 tutorials and 3 different firing ranges.
WORMS™ WEAPONRY AND UTILITIES:
46 weapons and utilities, including classic weapons from Worms™, Worms™ 2, Armageddon, World Party and the recent Open Warfare series, and 12 brand new weapons!
12 brand new weapons, including Super Bunker Buster, Ferrets, Poison Strike, Worship, Sentry Gun, Electromagnet, Buffalo of Lies, and new persistent fire!
Classic Weapons returning include Armageddon, Concrete Donkey, Napalm Strike and the infamous Holy Hand Grenade!
Up to 4-player local multi-player Worms™ action!
MASSIVELY INCREASED CUSTOMISATION:
Wild customisation and personalization - change appearance of worm skin, choose victory dances, speechbanks, gravestones, voices, HUD, title and over 70 different hats!
Shop ‘til you drop! Players can buy hats, landscapes, weapons, missions, forts and gravestones with currency awarded for completing single-player campaigns.
NEW FULLY FEATURED LANDSCAPE CREATION TOOL:
Fully featured landscape editor, including the welcome return of bridges, and the ability to import your own custom levels into game.
Vertical landscapes – to take the battle to new heights!
Select from a range of classic Worms™ game modes and new modes for this edition - Crate/Shopper modes, BnG (Bazooka and Grenade), Forts and Rope Racing.
Use the customisation tools to make your own mode!
HIGH DEFINITION VISUALS:
13 HD graphical themes for millions of random levels - never play the same game twice!
Worms™ has never looked this good with all new High Definition landscape artwork - based on the most loved Worms™ game ever made.
Widescreen support, optional blur effect for backgrounds, 16 specially designed forts for the fantastic Fort mode.
MAC SPECIFIC CONTROLS:
Mouse and trackpad play.
User defined controls with classic settings as standard.
Function key support for fast access to common weapons.
Mac System Requirements
OS: OS X version 10.6 or later.
Processor: 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo or better
Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 8600, Radeon X1600 or better
Hard Drive: 2.7GB
What's New in Version 1.0.2
Crates in the campaign should now have the correct weapons
Annoying at first, but worth working on
Initially this game is a nuisance, or at least it was for me: I never played the earlier WORMS games. The controls are initially awkward, the computer plays decently even on "beginninger" setting (and finding that setting takes some exploration through the menus). The tutorials are not great. However, if you take an hour or two to fiddle with the tutorials and then play some "multiplayer" games alone (playing both teams), you can get the hang of it. The campaign mode is not bad, and single player is fine, but at first both of these can be frustrating since the computer will kill your worms while you're still trying to find out what button does what. The whole thing is, incidentally, very cute and violent, has lots of funny options, and is lots of fun. This is a great game that's resting on its laurels a bit, I suppose: but keep at it for a couple of hours to get the feel of it (in multiplayer!), and the fun opens up.
I've been a Worms fan since Worms 2 for PC, and this game is almost comparable (though nothing will match Armageddon it seems). While I like a lot of the new features like persistent fire, Buffalo of Lies instead of Mad Cows, and the laser sighted shotgun, there are a few things it's missing that I think would make it better when compared to the other computer titles (some of these would be nice for the DS, and iOS versions too)
1. The older games had 8 worm teams, this game, and the portable versions, only allow 4. I undestand this limitation for portables, but on a computer you should get the full 8 worm team.
2. I miss my weapon shortcuts. in previous games you could select weapons by pressing, for example, f1 to get the bazooka family (bazooka, grenade, cluster bomb, etc.) f2 for the shotgun family and so on. Please bring this back, it would make the games where you have short time limits a lot more manageable.
3. The jetpack's fuel does not last long enough. Even in the portable versions it lasts almost twice as long. Currently it is almost useless, please fix this guys, seriously.
Great game in light of those things. I've long awaited a Worms game for Mac, and while this isn't perfect, it's certainly worth the $10 price tag
It is good… BUT….
I’ve been an avid Worms player all my life; so when I saw that this was available for Mac, I knew it was just for me. I felt so many fun memories coming back to me...Except for this completely unnecessary feature = single player campaign puzzles?!?! WHY???
These completely ruined the gaming experience for me; I play Worms to battle in fun and complex scenarios, not to waste time on worthless puzzles. Maybe this might be good for people that enjoy puzzles, but these are not for me… I felt taken aback and lost interest in compelting the campaign all together. Seriously, what was Team17 thinking? Instead, they should have added more battle scenarios, other landscapes or new quirky weapons…
Overall, it is still somewhat a fun game; but these puzzles (which are unbelievably and excruciatingly annoying) really bring it down...