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Armageddon out of here
By Harry Slater 21 February 2013
Worm Run | Developer:
Golden Ruby Games | Publisher:
Golden Ruby Games | Format:
iPhone, iPad | Genre:
Arcade, Endless running | Players:
1 | Version:
Modern video games aren't very good at making you feel vulnerable. Inevitably you're a one-man army, able to shrug off literally thousands of bullet wounds while dishing out hot steaming bowls of righteous justice.
Worm Run is different. Here's a game that constantly reminds you how small and pathetic you are, using your fallibility and mortality as spurs to drive you on. It's cruel, indifferent to your suffering, and a little bit special.
Worm your way out of this
You play as a miner out to collect gems. Dwarfed by the caves you're sprinting through, you're little more than a stick figure in a big helmet. It's not the caves that are out to get you (although they hold plenty of hazards too). It's the giant, all-consuming worm you need to worry about.
A brilliant variation on the endless-runner genre, Worm Run is breathless, addictive fun of the highest calibre