Effing Worms 2
Date added: Jul. 08, 2012
THE WORM IS BACK AND IT’S HUNGRY!! Eat people, get bigger, and evolve! After a 2 year hibernation, your worm shrunk back down but it still has it’s wings! If you catch a bug or have feedback, please leave a comment.
WASD or Arrow Keys to Move.
Effing Worms 2
Pros: Great, grungy theme music and
Cons: controls take some getting used to, too easy after some time
Effing Worms 2 is a truly wicked twist on
the classic Snake gameplay. Remember those B-movie flicks where giant killer
worms explode out of the ground and eat everyone? This time, you ARE the worm.
Using the WASD keys, you guide you worm underneath the soil, leaping up to
devour anything walking on the surface – humans, cows, chicks, anything’s game.
Draw back a bit. Firstly, the game had no
proper tutorial, so it’s going to take you a minute to figure out the controls.
Thankfully the physics is pretty good, so accelerating and twisting around
underground feels like it should. Eating something is simple – just aim your mouth
and charge right at it. There’s a health meter that drains constantly: you’ll
have to eat the green pests that abound in the otherwise nondescript soil.
The real kick comes from accelerating your
way up and bursting through the ground to devour victims. Your victims come in
levels/waves. Each time, there’s a certain number of people you have to gobble.
Fulfilling the requirement is pretty easy. For the most part you’ll be having
fun angling your worm to take down. As you progress, your worm grows to GIGANTIC
sizes. It feels awesome to plunge out of the ground and lay waste to the poor
mortals ambling above with their tiny tanks….
Pretty soon, levels start to sprout
increasingly dangerous enemies: soldiers, tanks, soldiers on cows, helicopters,
bomber jets and yes, more cows.
But to deal with that, you get upgrades.
You can choose from two different upgrades per level. This is where I start
complaining: the upgrades are ridiculously overpowered. The game becomes way
too easy. Once you figure out that you can keep your worm flying above ground
(and you can do so infinitely, with proper timing) the game becomes very easy
to tackle. You can gobble up soldiers and even the planes flying above. It’s
packed with true Metal-Slug-slash-Worms moments, but in later levels you’re
simply immortal. The whole essence of what makes the game great vanishes when
you get used to it. I love timing the jump just right so that I can snag a tank
on the way up and a few soldiers on the way down. What’s the point if I can
just keep my worm in the air, perfectly level with the humans, all the time? If
you can resist the temptation to fly, I’d suggest you do it, because Effing
Worms 2 gets a tad boring once you get the hang of flying. As long as you’re
underground, it’s superb.
THE VERDICT: An excellent game with
Metal-Slug like thrills, but gets boring if you play till your worm is fully
upgraded. 8 out of 10.