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Genre: Action :: Players: 2 :: Released: 01/4/07

3D Worms Forts Review

Developer: THQ Wireless

Pros

Game Features

Rating/100

Cool graphics
Wicked weapons

Cons

No connected gameplay

See Compatible Handsets

85

Graphics

88

Sound

80

Controls

82

Playability

87

Lastability

86

Review Details
Handset Sony-Ericsson K800i

Costas Stephanides’s Review

Review Date: 01/4/07

Badminton with bombs.


Worms have infested the mobile for a few years and under many different guises. In most cases the average graphics and long loading times usually resulted in poor games. Thankfully 3D Worms Fort looks to address the problem.

As the title would suggest, the game is three dimensional. It seems that 3D is a very broadly defined term in mobile gaming and Worms Fort is more 2.5D than fully 3D. Either way the graphics are far improved and the game is a feast for the eyes. The wacky backgrounds that were a trademark of the original have been replaced for a more orthodox mountainous setting. However, this does mean less loading times which more than makes up for it.

Unlike the Crazy Golf game, Worms Fort returns to its wormy roots. The main difference in this game is the big wall that separates the two enemy teams. Each team is positioned on one side of the wall and must fire weapons over the wall and kill the opposing worms. The principle of the wall makes this mobile version much more enjoyable and playable. You can no longer walk up to your opponent and dragon punch them into kingdom come; much more skill is required for your victory.

To make things even trickier, you can only fire certain weapons while standing on the roof of specific buildings. With this added level of strategy, it has become a quasi-Command and Conquer style game.

The one player mode has also been revamped with plenty of levels. Due to the nature of the game, each level can take 15-20 minutes to complete. The terrain and the available weapons change as you proceed through the game and life generally gets a little trickier - although the prospect of launching your own Trojan Horse negates any frustrations you may be facing at the time. Worms has always been famous for its wacky weapons and 3D Worms Fort sees even more of them in action. There may be a certain chav quality to chucking an exploding fridge in your neighbour's back yard but we loved it. Animal lovers should beware; while the sheep seem to be missing, the rhino and homing hippo make a big splash in the game.

This is by far the best mobile Worms game out there and one that finally captures the essence of the PC classic. The game does support two player pass-the-phone action but sadly no Bluetooth or other connected gameplay features are supported... Yet.