Last week developer Deceased Pixel dropped Super Mega Worm: a gory, 8-bit throwback for the iPhone. This week, the game is featured as “App Of The Week” in the App Store.
And for good reason; it boasts beautiful graphics and simple controls that make it really accessible. The best part? You get to eat rednecks, shoot down helicopters and blow up military vehicles that lie in your wake.
In the game you control Wojira (aka the huge worm with blood dripping from its teeth) in a quest to rid Earth of the human parasite. But honestly, the story doesn’t matter. The real draw here is the sheer violence of the experience and the destruction that you get to cause. As you chase down your victims, you’ll gain points and unlock power-ups like fire breath and EMP disruptions.
But be warned: if your worm doesn’t quench its thirst for blood, your reign of terror will come to an abrupt end. Chasing down targets isn’t too hard though. The game employs a slider to control your worm, which is actually very intuitive. As for power-ups, you can activate those by pressing the buttons at the bottom right of the screen.
Where to get it
Right now you can pick up the game on sale for $0.99, but be quick; the price will jump back up to $2.99 soon. The fee might seem a little steep, but for one of the iPhone’s weirdest and most original games, it’s worth it.