Worms 3 continues the cartoon inspired, explosive worms action that the series has become regarded for. The sense of hilarity gamers get from flinging grenades and shooting missiles at worms is pretty darn exhilarating.
For this exclsuive iOS entry in the series, new weapons, outfits and the introduction of a car system changes up the gameplay but retains the fun. Knowing how to properly maneuver around the map and set up some those enemy worms to failure is always awesome.
These top 10 tips/tricks/cheats will make your time with your squad of worms even more awesome.
1. Sometimes It's Best to Sacrifice a Few of Your Own Worms
When you're on the army battlefield, there will be friendly fire and plenty of collateral damage. Sacrificing your own worms for the greater good is something you'll probably have to do from time to time. Blowing up an enemy worm that just happens to be near one of your worms may...wait scratch that, WILL happen during your missions. Prepare to blow up your own soldiers in order to destroy those opposing soldiers.
2. Your Scientists Need to Be Alive
But the one class of worms you should never leave unprotected are your scientists. Scientist worms have the ability to cure the other worms in your squad, so it's essential to your progress to keep your scientists alive.
3. Use Your Turns to Move Over to a Safer Attack Location
When it's your turn to go into attack mode, make sure you use it to move over to a safe attack location. This means you should avoid any harmful obstacles that may disrupt your turn and plan of attack. It's best to pick up ninja ropes or jetpacks, since they'll keep you from getting hurt. These items keep you safe by moving you to a good spot for your firing position. Moving over to a safe offensive point can also lead to picking up a good defensive point.
4. Be Careful About Numbers Marked with Red Numbers Attached to Them
Modojo.com noted that players should use caution when using weapons with red numbers placed on them:
Be very careful when using any weapons that have a red number embossed over the icon. This information tells you how many seconds will pass from using the weapon to the projectile exploding. Make sure you take this information into account when setting up your shot.
5. Get to Know Those Worm Classes
Modojo.com also stated that players should take heed of all the new classes attached to your worms:
One of the biggest changes made to the Worms formula in Worms 3 is the class system. Soldiers do decent damage and move at an average speed around the screen - a great all-rounder. Scouts do less damage but are smaller and more nimble. Scientists make for a great support team member, but if you're all about doing damage, make use of your slow but powerful Heavy class.
6. Beware of Those Strong Wind Gusts
Strong wind gusts play a huge part during the game's many missions. Pay close attention to the wind meter and plan your future moves accordingly. A powerful bit of wind speed can hurt your worms' actions if they happen to be using a parachute or shooting off a napalm strike. Any weapons/movement items that are effected by the wind are the type of factors that play into the game's nature elements.
7. It Sometimes Seems Better to Avoid Collecting Crates
Worms has always featured those prize crates, which come packed with super weapons and other cool trinkets. They show up here, of course. But sometime these crates are placed right near some harrowing obstacles or enemy units. Sometimes, you don't need to risk everything and place your arms at harms length for some crates.
8. What's The Deal with Those Cards?
The introduction of cards to Worms 3 introduce new ways to play and set up some massive attack opportunities. MakeUseOf.com explained the basics behind these cards:
Also new to this version are cards, which can be played at the start of a turn (two cards) or the end of a turn (one card). These generally affect gameplay by changing aspects like gravity, the amount of points awarded by health pickups and other perks like the ability to peak inside crates without having to capture them. You can turn cards off for local matches and the single player campaign, but online matches use whatever you have in your deck. You can purchase new decks using coins, which (thankfully!) aren't reliant on in-app purchases but instead are earned by completing both single and multiplayer matches. Once you've bought a deck you can keep it forever (there are plenty of decks to purchase, providing good use for all those coins) but you can only take 10 cards into each battle. These cards have the potential to really change the game when used correctly, and their inclusion can really keep you on your toes.
9. The D-Pad Option Seems Like the Better One
Two separate control options exist for Worms 3 - the traditional D-Pad style and the touch screen tapping method. The D-Pad maneuver is the much preferred control method. This method is best for players that like to deal damage by setting up precise weapon trajectories for their shots.
10. Use The Zoom-In Display to Plan Your Moves Better
Worms 3 gives you the option to zoom in a lot closer to the action. Just do that whole "pinching" technique that's all the rage on all smartphones/tablets these days. "Pinching" the screen inwards zooms into the stage while doing it outward takes the camera back to its usual position. Keep the camera close so you can see exactly where those harmful objects lie.
If you have any extra tips and cheats you'd like to contribute to fellow Worms 3 players, throw them in the comments section!