Available On: Android
Downloads: Google Play
Worms is a turn-based strategic action game. It is fairly popular on the PC, but many have had mixed feeling as whether it actually is a good thing for the mobile platform(s). In Worms, you have a bunch of worms, which has to destroy the enemy worms with various weapons and abilities. The various abilities are quite amusing, especially ones like the “Banana Bomb” or the “Super Sheep. Now, despite its regular silliness and awesome strategy tactics, Worms fails big time in the area of quality on the Android platform. Sending your worms into battle with these silly weapons is extremely fun, except for the massive control issues that the worms have when they get stuck in a corner or sometimes even in open terrain.
The other thing is, Worms is not really “compatible” with smartphones. It launches on smartphones, but smartphones do not have the multi touch capabilities that tablets do. Worms needs the multi touch capabilities to properly work, as there are a lot of different things you need to be doing at once. Without the larger screen and the better multi touch capabilities, Worms is nearly useless on the smartphone. I highly suggest giving the game a try on the tablet, as it is much better, but still lacks from the serious control issues. This wasn’t one of
Worms also takes quite some time to get used to. You can definitely tell that it’s a pc port, and in my opinion, it just needed to stay on the PC because this game just does not work on touch platforms. Graphics are considerably dumbed down, there are less weapons and abilities, and just an overall lesser amount of quality than you would normally expect from Worms. That said, I do highly suggest getting the game on the PC because the Android version really paints a bad picture of it. You can purchase and download it by heading on over to Steam.
Worms is known for having a great comedic style, fun gameplay, and fantastic graphics, Worms for Android does not live up to that. When it comes down to it, Worms is essentially a type of deathmatch game that is extremely fun to play with friends. Lastly, Worms does not even have full support for the majority of Android devices, which as you can imagine, really diminishes a lot of the audience that the Android version of the game could of had.
Worms for Android really had a lot of potential, and unfortunately because EA makes mobile games, and then never updates them again, Worms was never given a good chance at the Android platform because there was essentially no commitment to it. Still, on the off-chance that you want to give this a try, it’s going to set you back by a mere $1.99. I did notice that it worked “okay” on the Transformer Pad TF300T, so it is a possibility that if you have a Transformer tablet, that the game will be running okay. I wouldn’t be holding my breath though.