Super Mega Worm

 
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Giant man-eating monster attacks Earth with kitschy humor.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

Navigating your worm is easy to do with the touch screen – and bonuses you pick up as you advance are controlled by one or two buttons.

Violence

As the titular character, you’ll devour everything in your path, from cars and cows to women pushing baby carriages. The game’s graphics are cartoony, pixilated characters (along the lines of the original Mario in Donkey Kong), so there’s nothing realistic.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Super Mega Worm is a cartoony arcade game that casts players as a giant man-eating worm. While the point of the game is to devour or destroy as many people, cars, cows, and more as possible, the violence is relatively tame. The graphics mimic the 8-bit style of the earliest home entertainment systems, so nothing looks remotely realistic. Characters flee for their lives, but do so spouting text one-liners like “No! I just got a new car!”

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Super Mega Worm doesn’t take itself the least bit seriously -- and that’s what makes it so fun. The deliberately archaic graphics and the ripped-from-a-cheesy-1950s-horror-film premise add to the kitsch factor. While technically violent -- in that you’re killing tiny people – it doesn't seem realistic. If you like the idea of being a super-ravenous, all powerful bad guy, this is the app for you.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:$0.99
Release date:September 29, 2010
Category:Action Games
Publisher:Deceased Pixel LLC
Version:1.31
Minimum software requirements:OS 3.1 or later

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Teen, 14 years old Written bydr duck November 16, 2010
 

A gruesome, scary game geared for teens.

This game is EXTREMELY violent. You kill pedestrians, they do deserve it, but it is still violent.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Teen, 16 years old Written bySynchronicity October 27, 2010
 

Awesome NES throwback, but quite violent

Everything about this game is bound to appeal to people like me who love both old-school video games and bad 60s horror movies, but it's just so much fun that everyone should at least try the Lite version. Common Sense is wrong in their review yet again, but on two accounts. The app is actually $1.99, but totally worth it. Also, while, yes, the point of the game is to eat everything/everyone in your path, and the 8-bit graphics do lessen detail, the kills can be quite bloody. The worm's teeth eventually get covered in little splotches of blood. The cartoon violence is definitely what made Apple give a 12+ to this game. But, overall, Super Mega Worm is a blast. You owe it to yourself to try out this awesome NES-style classic.
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