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worms vs starhogs

07-12-2009, 08:13 PM
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worms vs starhogs

Hey guys haha after going to this site daily for the past 2 and a half months and pretty much reading every review and interesting forum topic, I've finally decided to make an account xP.

Well that's about it for me and I guess the title kinda says it all heheh.

I've tried out starhogs lite and it feels like a pretty innovative version of the trajectory genre games but i used to play worms on the pc and it was pretty cool. I've seen the reviews for both games and I've noticed some complaints about worms about the controls and other little performance issues. I'm not a "fan" of worms in any way but ya I'm wondering which one to get and maybe some people can list some pros and cons of each xD.

Yay another 15$ gift card! More money to increase the size of my unused games haven -_-.

Ooo..and I'm pretty sure there's no other topics like this yet unless i suck poop at searching hahaha..and I think this is in the right section since I've seen so many other people make the mistake aha. Anyways, thanks!

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Last edited by backtothis; 07-12-2009 at 08:14 PM. Reason: left out some stuff
07-12-2009, 08:16 PM
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wooorms

07-12-2009, 08:17 PM
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Well, it wasn't too long before this kind of thread appeared.

Here are my reviews for both...I'm sure others will be along soon enough with there own feedback and comments.

WORMS
http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=18590

Star Hogs
http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=17968

My pick is Star Hogs.
07-12-2009, 08:20 PM
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Ah hahaha well I've read both reviews and pretty much for every other game like I said xP but umm why star hogs?

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07-12-2009, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by backtothis View Post
Ah hahaha well I've read both reviews and pretty much for every other game like I said xP but umm why star hogs?
Several things put Star Hogs ahead of WORMS...

Depth
Star Hogs has a 32-level campaign mode along with Quick Play.

Controls
I hate to go against the WORMS religion, but the controls are glitchy. They work, but they're not responsive for everyone. I can only say this for myself and my iPod Touch 2g 3.0, but the performance is hit or miss.

Gameplay
The gameplay is there for WORMS, but it only has quick play and one-off missions. Frankly, I like Star Hogs because the gameplay is pretty solid, and what you would expect with an initial release. WORMS has too many glitches right now to get a wholehearted recommendation from me right now.

Graphics
This one goes to WORMS because it does look better than Star Hogs, but of course this is subjective. And, if the playability isn't all there, looks don't really matter.

Multiplayer
Again, if this is important, then Star Hogs comes out ahead because it has a full multiplayer option that WORMS unfortunately does not.

I know there are some that will say that they are two different games, but that's not completely true. While some elements differ, they belong in the same turn-based combat strategy category.

Last edited by Big Albie; 07-12-2009 at 08:30 PM.
07-12-2009, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Big Albie View Post
Gameplay
The gameplay is there for WORMS, but it only has quick play and one-off missions. Frankly, I like Star Hogs because the gameplay is pretty solid, and what you would expect with an initial release. WORMS has too many glitches right now to get a wholehearted recommendation from me right now.
Quick play isn't your only option you know. You can go to multiplayer and set up a game with a computer and you can pick what team you want to be.
07-12-2009, 08:38 PM
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I'm with Big Albie here... as a long-time Worms fan, I've downloaded every game I could find like it on this platform: iShoot, Snails Reloaded, SoldierAnts, Iron Sight, and Star Hogs. Out of those, iShoot and Star Hogs were the only two I didn't delete after a day of stumbling through them.

I had been anticipating the official Worms release for quite some time, and wasn't expecting it to be flawless upon release. I wasn't, however, expecting it to be as lousy as it actually is. Choppy frame rates, clunky controls, lack of features, and a mediocre UI make for a rather lackluster title. This is particularly disappointing due to the hype that was surrounding it, and it being described as a full-featured port.

Star Hogs is fantastic, despite my rather meek attempts at mastering it (I'm pretty lousy, considering I'm not terrible at other artillery style games), but I don't lack faith that the developers of Worms will work out all the kinks. It'll stay on my phone for now purely out of optimism, and because the smug worm in the icon makes me chuckle.
07-12-2009, 08:41 PM
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Alright thanks for the responses, there goes 5 bucks heh.

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07-12-2009, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Uhgii View Post
I'm with Big Albie here... as a long-time Worms fan, I've downloaded every game I could find like it on this platform: iShoot, Snails Reloaded, SoldierAnts, Iron Sight, and Star Hogs. Out of those, iShoot and Star Hogs were the only two I didn't delete after a day of stumbling through them.
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So, how about Star Hogs vs. iShoot?

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07-12-2009, 08:48 PM
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So, how about Star Hogs vs. iShoot?
Haha - If I could only pick one, I'd pick Star Hogs because it simply offers more... that's not to say that I don't still load up iShoot for a few quick games. They're very different even if they fit in the same genre. iShoot seems to pride itself on simplicity and quick games, but it still feels like a mobile game in the end. Star Hogs is a lot more immersive, and offers more features and more strategic gameplay. I doubt either will ever leave my phone.

I can safely say, though, that iShoot had no real competition (in my opinion) until Star Hogs came out, and they're different enough to pick up both.