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  • Summary: In Worms: A Space Oddity, players enjoy the ultimate blend of classic Worms game modes and re-invented single-player missions, as well as multiplayer modes that include a host of all-new party games and even more customization options. The game takes advantage of the Wii’s intuitive controls, on-screen hints and the redesigned interface with an in-game help system. Worms: A Space Oddity demonstrates significant visual, technical and design advancement over its predecessors with a new visual style that abandons the traditional drawn approach and replaces it with a distinctive style inspired by classic Sci-Fi looks. The Worms battles take place across six planets, each with its own, unique environments and global events. The online multiplayer experience pits up to four Worms fiends from all over the world against each other. [THQ] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 26
  2. Negative: 4 out of 26
  1. 83
    The space theme could've been carried further, and the weapons need way more originality, but that doesn't stop A Space Oddity from being one of the most refreshing Worms in quite some time.
  2. 75
    No online multiplayer! Not like we generally expect that from Wii games, but we should be able to by now.
  3. 70
    Continues crawling forward in the same vein as its predecessors, and it does very well for itself in the Wii.
  4. Worse still is the complete lack of online play. Why are Wii gamers constantly gipped of this mode? [Issue#21, p.72]
  5. 60
    Space Oddity is worth a look for the fantastic implementation of motion controls. It is great to see they nailed the core control and gameplay mechanics but it was disappointing to see some basic things such as the visuals and worthless modes fell through the cracks.
  6. 60
    This is not going to be everybody’s perfect Worms, but the odd controls and odder mini-games definitely set it apart from the rest of the series. As the subtitle suggests, Space Oddity is unique.
  7. Worms: A Space Oddity is another uninspired game which brings nothing new to the series. The special Wii-controls to use weapons is funny, but also very gimmicky. Besides that the space theme brings absolutely nothing special, unless you've always wanted to blow up blue worms.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 4 out of 6
  1. ClayS
    Mar 31, 2008
    The game is fun. very customizable and the good humor continues. The controls take a bit to get used to, but are interesting once you get used to them. The only drawbacks are the price and the lack of online multi player. Expand
  2. somedude
    Aug 16, 2008
    Yes there are fewer weapons. Having no OL play is silly. But the controls are fine: Better than any previous Worms game in fact as you can even line up shots with dotted "practice throws". You can also see the whole screen by pressing the "+" button: It has a far, near and close camera that works great, and apparently undiscovered by some of the critics. The graphics aren't astounding. The gameplay is classic worms and lots of fun. Expand
  3. TimB
    Apr 3, 2008
    I'm a huge worms fan and was very disappointed with Team 17's turnout here. First and foremost, the camera controls are TERRIBLE. It's nearly impossible to consistently get the camera to pan across the screen. Those good old days of just move your mouse to change the camera view were tossed out of the window when they made this game. I have no clue how this game passed QC or any usability testing. The other huge downside is that there are so few weapons in the game, it gets boring. the whole fun of worms is wondering what's gonna pop out of that crate, a crazy old lady, a mad cow, an iron donkey?? No clue why the limited the game to about 25 weapons. Finally, the other annoyance i s that you have to play a rather boring story-mode to unlock the mini-games and other sound banks. This is just a pet peeve of mine, but if I shelled out the $50 for the game, I shouldn't have to complete boring, pointless challenges to unlock content that I paid for. One other major drawback - no online game play. Honestly, looking back on this... I have no idea why I bought this game. I'll most likely post it to ebay this weekend and see if I can get some of my $$ back. Overall, I'd say save your money and buy a different game. If you must have worms, I heard there's an XBOX live version of Worms 3d for $10 instead of the $50 they charge for this game. Expand
  4. JimmyW.
    Jul 1, 2008
    hard to control, only 17 weapons, no rope to swing around with anymore, you can get more weapons on the xbox arcade version for about $10. I'm only giving it a 1 because a zero would mean it doesn't exist and it does and it costs $65. Expand
  5. Jul 2, 2012
    Worst game in the Worms franchise, and hands down one of the worst games I've ever played. I really liked Worms Armageddon and the Worms game on XBLA. They're simple, fun, require a bit of strategy, and have cool weapons that you can use to blow up your friends' worms. This game on the Wii however has some of the worst controls and mechanical issues I've ever seen. For whatever reason a team can now only have three worms, team names aren't a feature, very limited weapon selection, no online gameplay. But really more than anything it was the bad controls, it renders the game hardly playable. I only paid $4.50 for a used copy of this game and I had to return it almost immediately it was such a waste of my money. Seriously avoid this game. You'll a million times more fun skipping stones or babysitting your neighbor's dog. Expand
  6. Johnj
    Jan 15, 2010
    Terrible game. I am a huge fan of Worms, I play it almost daily in Nintendo DS. But the Wii game was just completely awful.