Developer: Deceased Pixel
Release Date: 8/26/2010
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The Good: Great graphics, tons of humor, tight controls, slowly unlock things to you
The Bad: It gets repetitive after about 10 minutes, needs more areas
“Endless” games are really popular on phones, but they are only fun for 10-20 minutes then tend to get boring. They are time killers to their core and aren’t really meant to be taken seriously. Super Mega Worm is probably one of the best out there in a sense that it keeps dishing out new stuff for people who keep on trucking. Unlocking new powers, and each level has a different goal to beat.
The game has classic 16-bit graphics with some gory humor thrown in for good measure. You start out by hatching from an egg underground, and you leap in and out of the ground eating everything above it. You have to maintain eating objects or your health bar will run down. You will eventually earn more pieces of your body to makes you longer and faster (and reach people higher up in the sky). You have a boost button to give you some extra air, but it’s in the later stages that things get super fun an chaotic.
After awhile you’ll earn an EMP burst which slows down time and kills all vehicles on the screen. You can bounce off ground vehicles to create combos by eating groups of people before burrowing underground again. The enemies get tougher to kill, but you don’t have a health bar. Instead, you have to rely on skill to eat enemies up high once they start running out on the ground. Some goals require you to survive a certain amount of time, and other times you have to eat a certain amount of people.
SMW has some humor injected into the formula thanks to funny speech boxes, screams, and all the body parts flying around in a gory mess. to keep the frustration down you keep your power-ups if you die, but it’s slow to get back up to speed. Super Mega Worm is an excellent and addictive endless game that is well worth its price point. Just don’t go into this expecting gobs of deep game play, story, or characters.