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Depot Games: Worminator

Current Version: 3.0

Project Status: Completed

Highest Popularity: #1 during November 2005

Links: Web Site

Category: Action

Developers: David Layne

Ports: DOS, Windows

Source Code: Available

Author's Description: Worminator is a really awesome sidescrolling action game as an homage to the Apogee and iD classics. Worminator has many impressive features, including those listed below:

-Fast, fluid scrolling
-More than 9 unique weapons, and 8 different weapon types
-Multiple ammunition types
-Lots of gibs and shrapnel (all cartoonish, though)
-Visible character damage (as you get hurt, the Worminator actually becomes bloody)
-Visible weapons (every weapon actually appears differently on the Worminator. Most platform games have a single weapon graphic that shoots every type of projectile)
-Over 12 fully animated enemies
-Comes with over 16 levels, and a level editor is built into the game so you can make your own maps!
-Keycards, doors, special items, switches, lever, extending bridges, floating platforms, and more!
-Earthquakes rip the ground apart, while snow and rain fall around you!
-Great MIDI tunes by Dave Cha (
-Parallax scrolling, plus four data layers in every map. This makes the engine very flexible
-Game includes two single player campaigns with special scripted events, as well as an option to load custom maps
-Stereo sound effects (where avalible)
-Limited 'skins' support; you can play as many different characters!
-Ability to record and playback demos!
-Five difficulty settings, customizable controls, multiple resolution support, and more!
-Built using Allegro + DJGPP, and now MSVC 6.0 with WinAllegro. Source code is avaliable on our website


Name Comments Size Date
Worm3.exe The Game 6,403,708 11/23/2005 8:51 PM

What's New:

Worminator 3 is the sequel to Worminator. Worminator 3 comes with an entire new episode nearly twice the size of the original, several new enemies, three new weapons, new ammo types, and options menu, twice the amount of skins that the original had, new high resolution support, and much, much more!

Public Opinion
Overall Rating: 9.8
  • 9This is a really neat game, and I enjoyed playing it. You should give it a try!
  • 10I love this game, from the over-the-top guns right down to that great music... it's great!
  • 10Very Entertaining! I highly suggest that you go through the tutorial, however, otherwise you might miss out on such cool features as alternate firing on you weapons. Very fun, although some of the levels are very hard...
The Developer
David Layne
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