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Playdate: Worms Rumble

The worms are done waiting for their turn and so are we!

The crew of Giant Bomb invites you to join us for some fun times with video games.

Dec. 2 2020

Cast: Ben, Jason, Jan

Posted by: Jan

In This Episode:

Worms Rumble

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Edited By barky

video seems broken for me

edit: as of 25 minutes after I posted this, it's fine now

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Oh, they made Soldat.

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@lionsy said:

Oh, they made Soldat.

Don't insult Soldat like that

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I demand this be under something other than "Playdate".

Playdates are fun. This is not.

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i like how the proton jon wesker egg is like the only visible cosmetic

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This seems like the absolute definition of a lazy, uninspired mobile knockoff.

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Great to see both Yakuza and Worms really nail new genres while still maintaining their identity. Excited to play this.

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JAN = VIP

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Always in for Worms content

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#skinsquad

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The Showdown Effect 2, huh.

Bold. And foolish.

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Ben said this reminds him of flash games he used to play and he's totally right. This game reminds me of the Thing Thing Arena games I used to play.

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@lionsy said:

Oh, they made Soldat.

Which is a ripoff of Liero... which is a real-time Worms. So we're sort of full circle.

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Video is not working for me, not even the download button.

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Isn't worms already a battle royale?

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Edited By ChrisFlavin

Worms without destructable environments...?

No.

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@ak1mbo: This seems totally alright for what it is.

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Yes, this definitely seems like a flash game. In fact, I've seen flash games from 10 years ago that did almost exactly this. That said, looks fun in a squad. And it was exciting to see Jan pull off that win. Certainly not going to buy it, but it's not the worst thing ever.

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Team 17 is stuck in purgatory, stuck in their own personal hell making Worms games until the end of days.

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No destructible environments means no go for me. Worms is a very specific thing, anytime they change the formula it falls apart, im sure this will no exception.

They should try maybe making a more traditional worms but larger maps and more than 4 teams?? IDK....

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Never really considered Worms invented the "circle" concept, with the rising water etc.

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killed by JkupYT. God damn everyone is a streamer now.

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I remember buying a condom out of a vending machine at a truckstop while on a family vacation. I thought I was buying a keychain!

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Edited By beard_of_zeus

I don't know why, but the first game this reminded me of is Crash Commando, which was a PS3 downloadable online deathmatch 2D shooter that I doubt anyone but me remembers, haha. The perspective and shooting just seems very similar, and I played a surprising amount of it.

EDIT: Apparently Jeff reviewed this game for GB! Boy, must have been pretty close to the start of the site.

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You silly billy, The Worm isn't the most powerful move in sports entertainment! It's the devastating, destructive, death-defying ROLL-UP

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Does Jan have his language set to French or something?