Now, this is quite a famous game and, unlike others, it’s popular with a reason. You get the lemmings, give them weapons (after changing the little suicidal rodents to worms) and you get an action game with plenty of explosions and collateral damage.
Entering into details, you choose a few teams of worms, a randomly generated island and then start taking turns for killing each other’s worms. Each turns lasts a bunch of seconds, but there is not much to do: walk, jump around and then get a weapon for blowing away some worms.
Grenades, rockets, uzis, airstrikes… there are even some silly ones like pushing or giving a punch that sends flying away your enemy. Oh, and also they leave their mark on the terrain, which just like in lemmings can be destroyed, opening ways for you to cross or for the enemy to fall, and with a bit of luck to get drown in the sea.
But the other team isn’t the only danger. There are a bunch of mines around, and there are those backstabbing weapon boxes that sometimes fall around, which can be bobby trapped. Anyway as most of the weapons, mainly the good ones, have little ammo and the special ones start empty there can be races for getting them.
Yes, it is a fun game and there are explosions, but also a few problems, first this is one of those games where the follow ups are better. The newerArmageddon is the same but better, so if you can play it don’t worry much about the original one. And second, it’s a multiplayer game (if it was done today it would be a “party game” or “casual game” or whatever the marketing guys think is cool), so you need people for getting all the fun from it.