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    Version: 1.0 | Updated: 04/19/06 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

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    Worms! (for GEN) FAQ
    Version 1.0 (04/19/06) by CardigansFan
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    Table of Contents
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    1. Copyright
    2. Introduction
    3. Pros and Cons
       A. Pros
       B. Cons
    4. Controls
       A. Menu
       B. Battle
    5. Menu
       A. Game Start
          I. League
          II. Friendly
       B. Team Entry
       C. Options
          I. General Settings
          II. Weapons Settings
       D. Records
          I. Wormlist
          II. Clear Stats
       E. Credits
    6. Weapons/Utilites
       A. Weapons
       B. Equipment
    7. Hints and Tips
    8. FAQs
    9. Credits
    10. Contact
    
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    1. Copyright
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    This FAQ is Copyright 2006 by CardigansFan
    
    This FAQ may only be posted anywhere else if none of the FAQ is altered and all
    credit is given to the creator of the FAQ and GameFAQs for posting the FAQ.
    This FAQ may not be used for profit or for posting without giving credit to the
    creator of the FAQ.
    
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    2. Introduction
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    This is my second written FAQ, and I am confident that it will be good. I have
    given weeks of thought into writing a FAQ for this game, but never finding
    the time to do so. I wanted to write the level descriptions, but I saw that
    there are more than 20 different un-named levels, and because I coudln't
    choose the levels, I had no idea which was which.
    
    Many people have not heard of Worms being on the GEN, but Worms was also on
    SNES at the same time, and the games were exactly identical except in
    controls and slightly in graphics. The only place I know of that you can buy
    this game now is eBay. It is worth it, though. As it is the first Worms game
    ever made, and of course being first in the series, the gameplay is basic.
    
    The point of the game is to use various weapons to kill other teams of worms.
    Worms teams consist of 4 worms, 1 leader and 3 other. Weapons gained by one
    worm can be used by the entire team, and even it the leader dies, you can play.
    You can get killed by falling into water, getting blown off the screen
    (only left or right side), or getting rid of all 100 or 150 HP (health points)
    from a worm. The worm then blows itself up into a tombstone, rendering the worm
    unplayable, and the small explosion slightly hurts any worms nearby. If you
    jump from a high place to a very low place, most chances are that you will
    fall headfirst into the ground, losing your turn.
    
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    3. Pros and Cons
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    In this section, I will breifly describe the basic pros and cons of this game.
    
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    A. Pros
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    -The game is easy to learn without the instruction manual.
    -You can control most aspects of the game.
    -You can play with up to 3 other CPUs or Humans
    -The weapons are mostly self-explanitory.
    -You can name all worms and their teams with your own names.
    -The game is fun and addictive.
    -The loading time for the level is fairly short.
    
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    B. Cons
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    -The levels are always randomly picked.
    -The SELECT button basicaly takes the place of the START button.
    -In battle, only A and B are used.
    -If you unwantedly cleared a name, you can't set it back to default.
    -The game has no save feature; if you reset or turn the power off, the game
       is resetted.
    -When weapons crates are dropped, the contents are random, and most of the time
       , the weapon in the first box will be the same as in all other boxes in the
       level.
    -You can't start off with Sheep, Banana Bomb, or Minigun.
    -You can beat all teams as many times as you want, but it wont unlock anything.
    -There is no storyline or advancements of any kind as a result of playing
       either modes of play.
    -You can't switch off between other worms.
    
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    4. Controls
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    The controls are kind of hard to get used to at first, and once you do get used
    to them, then they might screw up your knowledge of other controls for other
    games.
    
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    A. Menu
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    A: Select Letter in Edit Team Entry Mode, 
       Start battle in League or Friendly battle,
       and Select title or subtitle that is highlighted
    B: Delete Letter in Edit Team Entry Mode
    C: Go to next Team in Team Entry Mode
    Start: Start battle in League or Friendly battle
           and Select title or subtitle that is highlighted
    Up: Highlight something going upwards
    Down: Highlight Something going downwards
    Left: Highlight previous letter in Edit Team Entry Mode
    Right: Highlight next letter in Edit Team Entry Mode
    
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    B. Battle
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    A: Use weapon, hold to gather power and let go to throw (only some weapons)
    B: Jump forward
    C: Use free map (look anywhere on map using directional buttons), press A
       to make names visisble or invisisble, B to quit current game, or
       select C to see weapons menu, A to choose weapon, C again to
       see utilities/super weapon menu, A choose utility/weapon, C again
       to go back to weapons menu.
    Start: Pause game
    Up: Aim upwards
    Down: Aim downwards
    Left: Move left
    Right: Move Right
    
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    5. Menu
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    This section will tell what certain things in the menu are for and where they
    take you.
    
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    A. Game Start
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    Takes you to a menu to chose what kind of game you want; League or Friendly.
    
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    I. League
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    Human vs. 1-3 CPUs or Humans (or mixed) game with 150 starting HP, and takes
    you to menu where you choose what teams you want to play against, and
    pressing START will start the game.
    
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    II. Friendly
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    Human vs. 1-3 CPUs or Humans (or mixed) game with 100 starting HP, and takes
    you to menu where you choose what teams you want to play against, and
    pressing START will start the game.
    
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    B. Team Entry
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    This menu allows you to change the names of teams and worms, makes the teams
    CPU or Human, changes their AI, and allows you to clear the entire screen,
    allowing you to customize all names of one team. In order are the changealbe
    things (to go to the next one, you can only press DOWN or UP): Team Name, 
    Team Leader (Worms Name 1), Worm Name 2, 3, and 4, Type of team (Human or CPU),
    Team AI (for CPU only: Low, Normal, or High), and Clear Team (clears screen of
    names). Clearing a screen and then not putting in all names results in there
    being one team less to pick in League and Friendly mode.
    
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    C. Options
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    This menu allows you to change the default setting of the game.
    
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    I. General Settings
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    The first menu that pops up, it allows you to cahnge the following things in
    order (to go to the next one, you can only press DOWN or UP): Worm Placing
    (Places worms in teams on map or in randomly on map), Move time (controls
    how long each team has to do an action or else their turn is skipped), Round
    Time (controls how long each round is, and if time runs out, most team HP wins)
    , and Rounds to Win (controls whether 1 or 2 rounds are need to win; ties are
    broken by more rounds until there is one winner; all 4 teams paly again). After
    that, you can go to the next screen.
    
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    II. Weapons Settings
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    The menu that pops up after pressing NEXT on the first one, this menu allows
    you to change the starting quantity or availability of weapons and utilites. As
    said before, it can't change what's in the weapons crates or change the
    quantitiy of special weapons.
    
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    D. Records
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    This menu brings you to two other menus; Wormlist and Clear Stats.
    
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    I. Wormlist
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    This screen allows you to scroll through all worms from all teams and shows
    which worms are the best. Don't ask me what the letters at the top stand for
    because I can't figure them out.
    
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    II. Clear Stats
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    This allows you to clear all numbers and rankings in the Wormlist, but keeps
    everything else in the game the same, not like resetting the game.
    
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    E. Credits
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    This small one-screen credits shows you the main developers of the game, and
    pressing any button will get you out of it.
    
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    6. Weapons/Utilities
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    These sections will tell you the name of the weapon/utility, what it looks like
    , and what it does. There are also 3 ratings out of 10 points I gave them: 
    Power (how far a worm can be blown away), Damage (the amount of HP it takes 
    away), and Ease of Usability (how easy it is to get maximum damage without 
    getting hurt or hurting your teammates). The Power Gauge is a gauge that is
    raised by holding A; the longer you hold it, the farther the weapon will go.
    For utilities, the longer you hold A, the longer the utility is used. All
    weapons can hurt all teammates and current players.
    
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    A. Weapons
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    -Bazooka
    Power: 5
    Damage: 5
    Ease of Usability: 3
    Uses Power Gauge: Yes
    Descirption: A simple bazooka with a rocket that is affected by wind.
    Notes: Although this is a default weapon and can't be cancelled, it is only a
           weapon for experts. If shot wrong, the wind can hit it back at you or at
           your teammates. Best if used when there is no wind. This is also the
           only weapon affected by wind. The greater the power gauge, the greater
           the damage and power at direct hit.
    
    -Grenade
    Power: 7
    Damage: 6
    Ease of Usability: 7
    Uses Power Gauge: Yes
    Descirption: A simple grenade with good power.
    Notes: With perfect aiming, this grenade can pack a punch in power and damage.
           If in the air for too long, it will explode.
    
    -Cluster Bomb
    Power: 4
    Damage: 4
    Ease of Usability: 2
    Uses Power Gauge: Yes
    Descirption: A grenade that releases 5 mini-grenades on explosion, and the
                 mini-bomb then explodes in contact of anything
    Notes: This weapon is only good if you are aiming at a group of worms near a
           cliff. If you are close enough, some mini-bombs might actually go in
           your direction and hit you. Not good in holes since the mini-bombs will
           just blow up the ceiling or walls.
    
    -Shotgun
    Power: 5
    Damage: 5
    Ease of Usability: 7
    Uses Power Gauge: No
    Descirption: A shotgun that can be used twice in one turn only if the worm
                 that is shooting is not hurt.
    Notes: This weapon can throw worms right off of cliffs with good aiming. If
           you shoot somebody close to you or at a nearby wall, chances are that
           you will get hurt and lose your second shot.
    
    -Uzi
    Power: 1
    Damage: 5
    Ease of Usability: 8
    Uses Power Gauge: Yes (hold A for more bullets)
    Descirption: A small machine-gun that has bullets with about 1 HP per shot with
                 good aiming and a maximum of about 30 bullets.
    Notes: The uzi only has 1 for power because the worm usually stays in the same
           place you started shooting, but is easier to use than the shotgun
           because you can be a little closer to a wall or worm when shooting.
    
    -Fire Punch
    Power: 3
    Damage: 5
    Ease of Usability: 10
    Uses Power Gauge: No
    Descirption: A uppercut that not only throws worms into the air when being
                 punched, but also digs into the ceiling with the worm (if the
                 ceiling is low enough). If there is no ceiling, then the worm is
                 uppercutted backward a couple of feet.
    Notes: Very easy to use since there is no way of the attacker getting hurt. A
           good way to get rid of worms near cliffs and water without destroying
           any land below the worm.
    
    -Dragon Ball
    Power: 4
    Damage: 5
    Ease of Usability: 9
    Uses Power Gauge: No
    Descirption: A blue energy ball that throws a worm back and causes no more or
                 less than 30 HP in damage.
    Notes: This easy to use weapon has one drawback; the ball can only travel a
           couple of feet before evaporating. When the attacked worm is
           tumbling backwards, it can make worms it bumps into tumble a little too.
    
    -Dynamite
    Power: 10
    Damage: 10
    Ease of Usability: 8
    Uses Power Gauge: No
    Descirption: A explosive so strong that it can blow a large crater and blow a
                 worm off the screen or cause very much damage.
    Notes: By far my favorite weapon, you should use it when possible. Right when
           you drop it, run as far as you can, because it can hurt you if you are
           not far from it. Great to use on the dumb worms that drill into the
           ground; just go as close as you can to the hole, drop it, and walk away;
           it will drop and create a large hole and greatly damage the worm.
    
    -Airstrike
    Power: 5
    Damage: 6
    Ease of Usability: 8
    Uses Power Gauge: No
    Descirption: After choosing this weapon, point the arrow at where you want to,
                 and press A again. 5 upgraded mini-bombs in a line will fall
                 diagonaly and hit at 5 different places.
    Notes: Easy to use and better the a cluster bomb, but the way the bombs fall
           diagonaly  is random, and if they don't directly hit the worm, they do
           little damage. Great to knock worms off of cliffs or into water.
    
    -Kamikaze
    Power: 10
    Damage: 10
    Ease of Usability: 5
    Uses Power Gauge: No
    Descirption: A self-sacrifice to greatly damage or kill other worms. This works
                 by the worms going about halfway across a screen, hitting any
                 worms in the way.
    Notes: If the attacker wants to hit a worm by a wall, then position it close to
           the to-be-attacked, and the worm will take damage from the hit and the
           explosion at the end, doing as much damage as dynamite. Best if more
           than one worm is attacked and if the worms are by the edge of the screen
           or deep underground. The worm should be on the verge of being killed for
           this move to be useful.
    
    -Sheep
    Power: 10
    Damage: 7
    Ease of Usability: 5
    Uses Power Gauge: Yes
    Descirption: A sheep that roams land and hits worms far along the way.
    Notes: Also as powerful a dynamite, but isn't so great since it can't jump or
           climb over anything a worm can't; in fact, it doesn't jump at all.
    
    -Banana Bomb
    Power: 7
    Damage: 7
    Ease of Usability: 2
    Uses Power Gauge: Yes
    Descirption: An upgrade cluster bomb that has powerful bananas as mini-bombs.
    Notes: Better than the cluster bomb, but still just as uneasy to use.
    
    -Mini Gun
    Power: 2
    Damage: 8
    Ease of Usability: 9
    Uses Power Gauge: Yes (hold down A for more bullets)
    Descirption: An upgraded uzi with about 2 HP per bullet with a maximum of 30
                 bullets.
    Notes: Harder to use than a regular uzi because you have to have about the same
           position as you would with a shotgun, and pushes the attacked back by
           a little bit.
    
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    B. Utilities
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    -Teleport
    Power: 0
    Damage: 0
    Ease of Usability: 10
    Uses Power Gauge: No
    Descirption: A utility that allows teleportation to any place on the map in air
                 or on land.
    Notes: Easy to use since you use an arrow to show where you want to be. If you
           aren't allowed to teleport, it might be because the arrow is slightly
           underground; just move it slightly up.
    
    -Blowtorch
    Power: 2
    Damage: 1
    Ease of Usability: 9
    Uses Power Gauge: Yes (hold A for longer blowtorching)
    Descirption: A blowtorch that allows you to dig sideways into any surface.
    Notes: This has power because it can make a worm slight tumble, and isn't
           perfectly easy to use because a couple feet from a wall = no digging.
    
    -Drill
    Power: 1
    Damage: 2
    Ease of Usability: 10
    Uses Power Gauge: Yes (hold A for longer drilling)
    Descirption: A drill that allows you to dig into the ground
    Notes: If you drill onto a worm, the worm will fall and stay in the hole you
           are digging.
    
    -Skip Go
    Power: 0
    Damage: 0
    Ease of Usability: 10
    Uses Power Gauge: No
    Descirption: Skips your turn
    Notes: What can be eaiser than skipping your own turn? Only use this if there
           is absolutley nothing you can do. You can move before you skip your turn
           , but you can't skip it during your second Shotgun bullet.
    
    -Surrender
    Power: 2
    Damage: 3
    Ease of Usability: 10
    Uses Power Gauge: No
    Descirption: A surrender of the whole team that makes the team go suicide.
    Notes: Although this could be a weapon since the suicide can hurt worms, it is
           more of a utility because you lose the game because of it and it isn't
           supposed to hurt other worms. I would go with Kamikaze unless there were
           no worms closeby or if you were stuck in a hole.
    
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    7. Hints and Tips
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    There are no known cheat codes of any type for this game, but here are some
    tips on how to win battles easliy.
    
    -Turn on infinite Air Strikes. Go to some place with little worms and is hard 
       to hit with any weapon. Blowtorch into the wall, then drill, and then
       blowtorch into the wall again. Make sure you don't blowtorch off the screen
       or drill into water. Now just use Airstrikes until everybody is dead.
       If a CPU does this, then just Airstrike the ground until you reach him or
       he kills himself.
    
    -Turn on infinite Teleports. Fight a battle like normal, but the CPUs will go
       crazy with the teleports and appear right in front of enemies, making them
       easy to kill.
    
    -Try attacking groups. If you throw a group of enemies into a crater, they
       probably kill each other very fast.
    
    -Never stay close to water or the edge of the screen; you will be the target of
       all enemies.
    
    -Turn all time on infinite. The CPUs still do actions fast, and it is more fun
       if you get infinite time. Great thing to do as a beginner.
    
    -For fast games, play Friendly mode; you start off with 100 HP.
    
    -Don't slack off in the game by using safe, little-damaging moves. Sooner or
       later the enemies will kill you with more powerful attacks.
    
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    8. FAQs
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    These questions are made up, but they might answer your quesitons.
    
    Q: Whenever I throw anything high in the sky at a even at a low angle, it stops
       at the middle of the screen. Why?
    A: This happens because of a thin, unseen barrier at the middle of the screen
       at the top. If it weren't there, the weapon could just keep going higher,
       and end-screen-to-end screen attacks would be too easy.
    
    Q: Can you chose or create levels?
    A: Sadly, no.
    
    Q: Can you start with any special weapon (ex. Banana Bomb)
    A: No. You have to wait for a weapons crate to drop with one inside.
    
    Q: Can you play against more than 3 teams?
    A: No.
    
    Q: Can you have 4 teams be humans and play?
    A: Sure. If you're ever bored, you can even play against yourself.
    
    Q: Are there any unlockable weapons? There are 2 empty spaces in the utility/
       special weapon menu.
    A: Pretty sure that there are no unlockable weapons. The empty spaces are there
       because the game was running out of memory and more weapons couldn't fit
       there.
    
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    9. Credits
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    -I would like to thank Team 17, Ocean, and East Point Software for creating
       or helping create the game "Worms" for SNES
    
    -Beefcake9 for setting an example on how to write a FAQ
    
    -GameFaqs for having Worms for SNES in their catalog, allowing me to write this
       and showing how to write a FAQ.
    
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    10. Contact
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    If you have any suggestions on how to write FAQs better, any questions you
    still may have, or any cheats or anything I may have missed in this FAQ,
    then send me a private message.