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Game #2763
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Plasmaworm    View all Top Dogs in this genreCollection: Indie Underdogs
Action   Arcade

Rating: 8.84 (32 votes)

Plasmaworm box cover

Plasmaworm screenshot
Plasmaworm is an excellent modern version of classic freeware gem Pizza Worm, which in turn is the descendent of early arcade classics such as Snakes and Nibbles. You are a plasma worm that slithers around deviously designed levels, eating food to grow bigger while trying to avoid bumping into any part of your growing body. The objective is to survive as long as possible to get to the next level, where the maze is even more difficult to navigate and the barriers more numerous. The demo version of Plasmaworm includes four levels selected from the full game. All the game modes as well as the level and music editors are fully functional, except that the levels you create cannot be saved, and unused music samples were left out to reduce the download size. The full game includes twenty different levels of increasing difficulty, playable in single player as well as two-player modes. If you ever dream of blasting your friends as a worm, now you can ;)

The registered version also includes an excellent level editor and an original, superb music editor that should be a required component for every game from now. It lets you mix and match the music in the game by choosing various beats and ambient music, the number of loops, and more. I spent almost as much time on the music editor as the actual game – and that’s saying a lot given how addictive it is ;) Great stuff.

With many surprises in store for Pizza Worm fans (including different kinds of worms you can become, and new power-ups) and the strangely attractive swirling graphics, Plasmaworm is definitely a must-have for every arcade fan, and well worth the $10 price tag for the registered version. Download the demo today and find out why it’s keeping me up nights. Two thumbs up, way up!

The game is now freeware! Download it off the official site linked below.

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Richard Carlson & Iikka Keranen
Developer: Digital Eel
Publisher: Cheapass Games
Year: 2001
Software Copyright: Digital Eel
Theme: Design Tool
System Requirements: Windows XP
Where to get it:
Related Links: Official site
If you like this game, try: Pizza Worm, Volfied, FenceOut

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