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Author Topic: Hedgewars: Excellent Free Clone of the Classic Game "Worms"  (Read 8190 times)

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Hedgewars: Excellent Free Clone of the Classic Game "Worms"
« on: October 06, 2008, 07:27:51 PM »
Today on freewaregenius.com, Samer introduces us to Hedgewars, an extremely faithful and polished clone of the terrific Worms game series.


Hard to say it better than Samer did:
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Description: Hedgewars is multiplatform, a free turn-based blast-em-up in the vein of Worms. It features a wide range of weapons, multiple maps, and excellent graphics and audio. Offers single player, multiplayer, and (in theory) multiplayer over the internet modes.

If you’ve ever wondered why there are so many Worm clones and offshoots here’s the reason: Worms is an extremely playable, fun game. Although there are many freeware Worms clones but many of these are DOS games that lag behind in their production qualities (and/or do not readily run on XP/Vista), which is why Hedgewars was such a fantastic find for me personally: it offers excellent graphics and sound and excellent playability and physics.

In contrast to Worms variations such as the brilliant Soldat (which abandoned the turn-based model in favor of real-time gameplay), Hedgewars is a very faithful adaptation that sticks to the turn-based model and recreates most of the original elements, from the wacky range of weaponry to the destructible environment, and even the cartoonish look and feel all the way down the little one-liners that the characters utter at the end of each turn.

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Re: Hedgewars: Excellent Free Clone of the Classic Game "Worms"
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2008, 08:01:09 PM »
If I knew that no one here knows about this, I could give a hint 2 years quicker ;)

Currently I am waiting for this to be cool / trendy / jazzy:
http://www.acid-play...wnload/liero-xtreme/

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Re: Hedgewars: Excellent Free Clone of the Classic Game "Worms"
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2008, 12:43:16 AM »
cool links! the worms are one my favourite critters games besides the lemmings. :)

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Re: Hedgewars: Excellent Free Clone of the Classic Game "Worms"
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2008, 02:26:16 AM »
So who wants to play?


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Re: Hedgewars: Excellent Free Clone of the Classic Game "Worms"
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2008, 12:03:16 AM »
funny you mention hedgewars, i just got done with Wormux, an open source worms clone with network play,
check it out www.wormux.org

i downloaded hedgewars and got a white screen behind all of the hedgehogs when trying to play, not sure why =(

pretty much unplayable, anyone else have the same problems?
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« Last Edit: October 09, 2008, 12:13:01 AM by relipse »

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Re: Hedgewars: Excellent Free Clone of the Classic Game "Worms"
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2008, 12:17:05 AM »
Wormux looks very cool, definitely going to try that too.

Most importantly Wormux looks like its made to be easy to add new mascots into the game..
If so.. can someone PLEASE add Cody!

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Re: Hedgewars: Excellent Free Clone of the Classic Game "Worms"
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2008, 12:47:36 AM »
open source, we can easily make a mod for donationcoders =)
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