I remember many a day playing the original Worms at my friend's house back in gradeschool. And when Worms 2 came out, it was like the biggest thing. The most people I've ever played with was 4. I remember staying up late at night at the same friend's house trying to figure out how many ways we could beat eachother using abstract moves like "prod" and "kamikaze."
First Worms game I played was Worms on Saturn. Didn't care for it much. When I saw Worms World Party for Dreamcast had online play I decided to try it out, still a bit skeptical about the game but it was cheap so I bought it. Later that night was one of the most hilarious ever. :cheers
Nope, the Genesis Version is a real release. I've got the European Version right here. However I rembember it being tested in all the Game Mags here in Germany, but then the release was delayed for about 7 or 8 months. That really sucks, if you've preordered it
If anyone wants pics for proof, I'll provide em.
IMHO Worms 1 ruled. I played it constantly every day for about a year with my brother. I especially liked the fact that you could generate landscapes by typing words and numbers. Some really cool landscapes were created when typing "saskia" or "arschkeks"
Worms 2 had some fun ideas I have to admit, but I really couldn't cope with all these friggin weapons. Too many designs, too little difference in effects. Things like the carpet bomb or the concrete donkey were fun, but what about stuff like the handaxe or the flamethrower. Also I coldn't really connect with the cutesypootsey worms from W2 on. The pile of pixels were my favorite.
I'm still hooked on part one, although the online feature in WWP is pretty fun. I think I'm a worms purist all the way, hence I loved the first part on the Amiga, where the mines had the same color as the landscape. It was always fun, seeing your mate run into a mine, you already spotted
Oh, and don't forget: The annoying "uh-oh" that you get, when ICQ received a message was sampled from Worms1.