Available On: Android, iOS
Price: Free, Paid – $0.99
In Death Worm you play as a worm (as the title implies) and bring death to anyone who dares to step on your head. Getting back at those who are larger than you was a really funny concept. You control your with a d-pad built into the application and throw him around to kill and blow up anything that makes a simple movement. What’s really cool about Death Worm is that there are a couple of different game modes for you to play through. There are also a couple of various mini-games if you at some point get bored of the slaughter.
I can understand why a lot of people wouldn’t enjoy the simple graphics, but the blowing up of literally everything is phone. Sure it can get repetitive but it’s a minor flaw in the game. I constantly felt engaged throughout the game. It’s difficult not to get engaged with the fun arcade feel Death Worm boasts to have. A lot of users also have the same feeling. One guy even said he was going to play for only a minute and it ended up being an hour and a half later before he finally stopped. It’s very engaging and addictive.
Arcade games are fun, and this is one of those of those games. It’s also a independent game as most games are on Google Play. The Google Play page claims that this game was actually in the top 50 independent games of all time according to a website called Indie Games. This Android version is based off of it’s original PC version with a $1.99 price point. This game honestly does not have enough popularity. It’s really fun and really needs some more recognition than what it currently has. I’m sure it’d get a lot more if it wasn’t for the $1.99 price point. It may sound expensive, but content wise, you really, and I mean really get what you pay for.
As for the on-screen D pad, it’s really easy to use and isn’t awkward at all. If I remember correctly, I read somewhere where it was capable of use with a physical wireless Android controller. I don’t know how that would all work, but it is a pretty awesome concept to have. I may have to find one and than do a updated review on it. That would make the Android almost like a console, isn’t that cool?
The overall quality of the application is really good. It runs well on both tablets and smartphones. The performance of it all really is outstanding and I can’t wait to get some play time in. The only negative thing I have to say about this is high scores are only stored locally. There is no online social platform to submit your scores. Since it’s fairly easy to implement and with it being 2012 I really did expect some online competition. It’s a minor complain though, the overall fun factor of the game really balances things out.
Highly, highly recommended!