Worm Jazz Review (Steam)

Worm Jazz is a wriggly puzzler with a unique blend of game mechanics inspired by familiar classics such as Snake and Bomberman. Features smooth jazz, explosive chain-reactions, and dapper headwear.

Pros:

  • Nice graphics.
  • 325mb download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Controller support.
  • Graphics-fullscreen, resolution, depth of field, screen shake, and motion blur.
  • Overall map with level select.
  • Action puzzle gameplay.
  • Earn 1-3 stars for each level.
  • Can replay levels.
  • Around 50 levels.
  • Controls and behaves like the classic mobile phone game Snake.
  • Avoid obstacles and collect the fruit to win.
  • When you get hit by bombs and mines, you shrink in size, eat fruit/pellets to grow.
  • Undo button-go back one move each button press.
  • Reset button.
  • Earn hats to wear in the game.
  • New mechanics appear later in the game adding things like you swallowing bombs and blowing them up to open up routes.

Worm Jazz Review (Steam)

Cons:

  • The mouse cursor stays on the screen.
  • Only one control layout for both controller and keyboard.
  • No hints or help button.
  • Basic graphic settings.
  • Difficulty spikes.
  • No replay value.
  • No leaderboards or timers.
  • Just the one game mode.

Worm Jazz Review (Steam)

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Sound - 6/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
6.8/10

Summary

Worm Jazz is a puzzle game whereby you control a worm that grows as you eat pellets and shrinks when you hit bombs. Immediately you will get vibes from the original mobile phone game Snake, it’s basically the same premise but with a more puzzle based structure with level design on top. It plays just fine and is a good brain workout and has all the little bits of detail you would want like undo and a fast reset button. I found the game to be fine but it is very one note, there is no timers/leaderboards and is very accommodating to every players needs and that shows its shortcomings. Overall Worm Jazz is a fine little puzzle game that brings a classic game back in a new way.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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