Jul 11, 2011
Death Worm is a simple game. You control the Death Worm with an on screen DPad and you slither back and forth trying to gobble up the surface dwellers and avoid enemy fire. It's frantic... it's fast paced... and it seems to last forever. And lasting forever is what kills the game for me. In fact, I played a game this morning with my whole goal being to die as quickly as possible and it took about 3 minutes to finish. That just doesn't work for me in an arcade game where I'm craving challenge and fighting tooth and nail to stay alive.
But let's look at what's done well here. The graphics are quite good. Police cars, helicopters, and even the little, tiny humans are rendered nicely as they scamper across the surface. The Death Worm is animated smoothly and the game play is smooth, too. In a sense, this game reminds me of Hungry Shark, as I'm always heading to the surface for my next meal. As things progress, the Death Worm gains power and upgrades. Upgrades provide for a choice from one of two options for things like speed and skin strength. The graphics and sound are all both grade 'A' quality and the controls work pretty well albeit a true gamepad would be ideal.
by Alster at 11:41 AM