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Worms Battlegrounds

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Worms Battlegrounds is a 2D artillery turn-based tactics video game developed and published by Team17 and was released on 30 May 2014 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The game is a port of the PC installment Worms Clan Wars, which was released the preceding year.

 

Story

Set within a world history museum, the single-player story follows the player's worms attempt to retrieve the concrete donkey's stone carrot from Lord Darius-Mesmer, a worm who is using it to try to take over the world. The game is narrated by Tara Pinkle, a Lara Croft parody who is voiced by Katherine Parkinson.

 

Gameplay

Worms Battlegrounds is an artillery turn-based tactics/strategy game. Gameplay follows on the earlier games of the series, in which teams of worms take turns to use a variety of weapons and items in order to eliminate the opposing teams. It continues to use the mechanic that was introduced in Worms Revolution, whereby players could select their worms from four different classes: Soldier, Scout, Scientist and Heavy, which all had different play styles unique to each class.

The game includes a total of sixty-five weapons and utilities, which is the same number used in two older Worms games, Worms Armageddon and Worms World Party. Among the ten new weapons is a teleport gun, which was created in response to criticism that the ninja rope wasn't authentic compared with older Worms games.

The Xbox One version enables Xbox SmartGlass to keep track of stats, while the light bar on the PlayStation 4's DualShock 4 controller changes its color depending on the status of the player's worm. The speech from the worms can also be heard through the DualShock 4's internal speaker.

 

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  • Release Date: Friday, 30 May 2014
  • Genre: Strategy, Artillery
  • Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • Mode: Single-player, Multiplayer