It is inevitable to stress the Royal battle as one of the most popular genres today and not just a temporary fad. So much so that there are not a few studies that have wanted to take the bandwagon of this type of title, either by the development of a new work, or by the implementation of a mode with all the characteristic elements of existing franchises. In other words, it is a social phenomenon that since 2019 showed he is unstoppableas more and more people around the world struggle to survive in harsh environments.
What no one imagined, however, was that in more than 25 years of history, the Worms Saga would also turn into the most frantic action in real-time and, against all odds, in the form of Royal battle. Born in 1995 and once protected by a turn-based military strategy, these adorable, fully-armed worms worked together to turn the tide of battle with the release of Worms Rumble. And the best part is that he managed to maintain the right balance between nostalgia and the need to adapt to new times, consistent with the changes.
Without compressing the technical capacities of any of the machines that have sheltered it, since it is a fast and frenetic game where the response time to commands is essential, Worms Rumble is a work that sympathy oozes from all four sides
To all this, we must add that the title of yesteryear takes place in an impeccable frame rate of 60 images per second which does not suffer at any time, for the many explosions and destructibles that are on the screen, which is vital in any multiplayer game worthy of the name.
This is not the first time that the inhabitants of Team17 experience its quintessential strategy classic, as in more than 25 years of history, the Worms saga has mutated to share the limelight with the pinball machines, golf clubs and bubbles found in the upper area of the screen. However, they have never proved to be such a formidable (and striking) weapon as a Royal battle, where many dissonant voices are still heard. With or without controversy for the simple fact of being different, this Worms Rumble it’s fun and very frantic.
As soon as we come to the helm of this proposal which brings together up to 32 players in real time, a 2.5D action recital begins that reveals a game system that offers nothing new that we haven’t seen before. One in which we will have to guide our worm through scenarios as we roll, jump and shoot against other worms. In other words, our maxim is arm yourself to the teeth to have a minimum chance of survival
Even if, in the midst of all the chaos, we find ourselves in front of a job which also offers many possibilities and which has some very imaginative weapons and very well distributed. From traditional bazookas, baseball bats and assault rifles to sheep thrower and a handful of new additions, we can make our opponents suffer by riding and customizing our favorite invertebrate. There are also hooks and several jetpacks that take advantage of the verticality of the scenes.
Among its many advantages, Worms Rumble offers very fast-paced games in which the goal almost always lies in make as many victims as possible. This is the case in the classic modes of Death Match O Team Deathmatch (Deathmatch and Team Duel respectively) consisting of eliminating our opponents, with unlimited regenerations and who do not have a minimum level ranking attached.
In contrast, Last Team Standing and Last Worm Standing have very different rules, because if they kill us we are eliminated from the game and we can only watch to see what the rest of our teammates are doing.
And despite the fact that these last aforementioned modes are accessible from the first bars, the game recommends that we wait until at least to reach level 5. After all, the pressure exerted by these games is great and the slightest mistake leads us to failure. Regardless, we always get something from every turn, given that every time we level up (either our character or the weapons they use) we have access to some interesting new cosmetics. that allow us to make customizations in the most bizarre ways possible. This means that we can invest hours and hours in remaking our alter ego.
Taking a drastic turn to the franchise, Worms Rumble brings us a concept that the most die-hard gamers who have been around since its inception may not like, but one that provides a breath of fresh air at the playable section and this retains many of the characteristics that made these verses famous. Say goodbye to turn-based strategy, Team17’s work adapts to new times through an experience that offers action-based encounters and that is bound to fail due to the few game modes it offers. cherish. Although, this is something that only time will tell.
We thank Team17 for the material offered to perform this analysis.