Worm vs Birds by Chillingo is a physics puzzler with a cute cast of characters, and some less than pleasant birds. In this game, the birds are the enemies, as players try to eradicate them with the team of worms at their disposal.
Worm vs Birds puts the player in control of worms trying to take revenge from all the early birds that caught their pals. At the start of each level, a worm is placed into a cannon, and with a touch and drag on the cannon to determine its trajectory, is flung towards the different birds strewn about the level. After flinging, the worms will bounce off everything possible until they stop, and disappear.
Each level provides the player with a variety of worms to use, and it is the player’s duty to ensure the best possible use of all worms that means taking down all of the birds with as few worms as possible. The game has 60 different mildly challenging levels that have cute and hilariously animated characters.
The presence of two completely different game modes – Story and Night Mode – with four unlockable stages further add onto the game’s experience.. The Night mode was definitely something fresh: players hve to look for the light to find the hiding birds, and dsicover gateways that transfer worms into different areas of the same level.
There’s not much to complain about when it comes to Worm vs Birds. However, the story in story mode isn’t easy to understand, and a majority of the levels are designed in a way to ensure that they can be won with a single precise shot, making their designs a bit linear. This makes the game less challenging at times, and the sense of victory not as rewarding a feeling as it can be in harder games.
Worms vs Birds has an addictive gameplay, nicely animated graphics and many levels to keep players engaged for a long time. For a dollar, this is a great purchase for physics puzzler fans who want to flip the script and fight the birds, instead of attack with them.