Worms 2 DS (demo) Review

Yesterday, I decided to download the Worms 2: Open Warfare demo for the DS (from the Wii’s Nintendo Channel).  Worms 2 was release in September 2007.  This is the second game I’ve downloaded from this channel that I am now considering buying.  Overall, it is really fun and addicting.  If you are used to the older computer games such as tanks — where you shoot back and forth, trying to kill the other person first — then you should get used to this game quickly.  It is similar in fashion, but much better.  You have 3-5 worms that you control one by one.  The game is turn-based.  On each turn, you get about 30 seconds to move your specific worm around the battlefield and then fire on the other team’s worms.  You have grenades, bazookas, dynamite, shotguns, and various other weapons to wreak havoc on the other team.  You also have rope, a jet pack, and many other forms of defense.  The worms animations are really funny to watch too.  All in all, I believe this is a good purchase, especially for $20.  You can also play online (not with the demo, though).  If nothing else, be sure to grab this demo from the Nintendo Channel before it soon goes away on June 8, 2008.  (On a side note, I can’t believe I’m telling you this, but I did try High School Musical: Makin’ the Cut!  It’s a really bad rip off of Elite Beat Agents…at least the demo is.)

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UPDATE:  According to WiiNintendo reader PrarieD0G, Worms 2 DS is available at Gamestop this month for $9.99 new.  However, because of this, you may have trouble finding it in stock.

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Steve has been a Nintendo fan since the NES. He currently owns a NES, SNES, N64, GameCube, Wii, Wii U, GameBoy, DS, DSi, 3DS, and 3DS XL. His favorite types of games are action platformers and multiplayer “party” games. Overall, he loves a game that is pure fun and pulls him in for hours, and if that can be shared with friends, it is even better.

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  • PrarieD0G

    Don’t forget, Worms 2 for the DS is availabe at Gamestop for $9.99 (new) this month if you can find it.

  • http://fadecy.deviantart.com fadecy

    I have this game. It’s friggin awesome. Me and my mate played against each other on a single DS on the way to london. ‘Twas great fun.

  • harry

    I take it this demo isnt out on the UK nintedno channel?

  • http://www.xanga.com/relaxing_roth Roth

    Yeah, the DS version is online, but the Wii version isn’t.
    Such bologna.. Oh well, it’s now or never.. /:C\

    // Roth

  • http://wiinintendo.net/ hattrick

    Thanks, PrarieD0G! I’ll put that in the review.

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  • RobK

    Played Worms over a Decade ago, great fun but nothing new.

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