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Worms 3D
Worms 3D
Developer Team17
Publisher Sega, Acclaim Entertainment Feral Interactive (Mac OS X)
Platforms GameCube, Mac OS X, PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, Xbox
Rating ESRB: T
PEGI: 3+
Genre Turn-based strategy, artillery
Technical Information

Worms 3D is an artillery game developed by Team17, most notable for being the first in the Worms franchise to feature 3D gameplay. It features many new weapons as well as old, with some of them having completely new operating methods to suit the new 3D environment. Like previous games in the series, natural factors such as wind and water still affect the gameplay, though the most notable returning feature is the completely destructible landscape, which gives way too many different and unique strategies. In Worms 3D, levels typically consist of one or several islands, with varying sizes.

The game was announced by Team17 in 2002 as Worms 3, featuring a different logo and initially announced to be published by Activision. In 2003 the name changed to Worms 3D and Activision were dropped as the publisher. It was later announced that Sega would be publishing the game in European territories.

The game's original name has now been used for the latest iOS Worms game, Worms 3.


Modes like Campaign and Quick Match return from previous versions. The game also features a multiplayer feature, as well as the ability to edit and create teams. The objective of most of the matches is to eliminate the opposing forces' worms, whereas the Campaign Mode gives the player sets of specific goals which he/she needs to complete. The gameplay itself hasn't changed much from its predecessors, with the exception of the three-dimensional view, which allows the player more freedom, and more possibilities, to complete the task at hand.

Campaign Mode consists of 35 small missions in which the player has to utilize their worms to complete a certain task, like destroy enemy worms, collect a certain crate, or even unique missions, like having to detonate 16 hidden mines in a certain time. All of the missions give awards depending on how well you do. Gold medals usually unlock maps, Wormopedia entries or even sometimes Easter Eggs (usually Wormopedia entries, voice banks or secret landscapes). Sometimes, completing missions will give you a Challenge Mission in which you have to use a weapon/utility to collect targets and to try and go for as long as possible (as collecting targets adds time to your timer). Getting a gold time can unlock maps or locked weapons.



All weapons in Worms 3D, including the secret ones (such as the Mega Mine).

Film references

Campaign Mode has many film references and moments. Most notably the level Plaice Holder is a huge devotion to the Jaws series, from the dead shark (with a fire extinguisher in its mouth), the boat, the fuel canisters, and even on the back of the boat there is a sign visible saying "ORCA", the name of the boat. Elsewhere, the lighthouse and billboard are recreated, the latter under the guise of "Worms Island".

In the game, you can obtain the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch, a reference to Monty Python and the Holy Grail. As an additional reference, the only available fuse time is three, referencing a long, drawn out speech in the film about three being the only time that must be counted before throwing the Holy Hand Grenade (after which the king counts to five).

See also

External links

Worms (series)
2D variants First Generation

Worms (1995)Worms ReinforcementsWorms and Reinforcements UnitedWorms: The Directors Cut

Second Generation

Worms 2Worms ArmageddonWorms World Party
Spin-Offs: Worms PinballWorms Blast Worms Golf

Third Generation

Worms Open WarfareWorms (2007) Worms Open Warfare 2Worms: A Space OddityWorms 2: ArmageddonWorms ReloadedWorms Battle Islands
Spin-Offs: Worms Crazy GolfWorms (Facebook) 

Fourth Generation

Worms RevolutionWorms Clan WarsWorms 3 Worms Battlegrounds 

3D variants

Worms 3DWorms Forts: Under SiegeWorms 4: MayhemWorms: Ultimate Mayhem
Spin-Offs: Worms Battle Rally (cancelled)

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