Posted 14 February
The Pop Culture Secrets Of Worms Ultimate Mayhem
Hi everyone! “Worms™ Ultimate Mayhem” is being released this week on the PlayStation Store for PlayStation 3. In contrast to the Worms games released on PSN to date, it is a 3D version of the crazy turn-based strategy series; a “best of” compilation of the very best bits of Worms 3D and Worms 4: Mayhem. The game is crammed full with surreal weaponry, wacky customization options, tons of destructive single-player content and multiplayer options, trophies, and some really cool improvements to the original games, with enhancements and updates to the camera, the graphics, the audio and the aiming especially.
To celebrate this we thought it may be fun to reveal some of the many pop culture secrets that can be found within the levels and content! The game is packed to its destructive core with some affectionate, and sometimes surreal, film/pop cultural references, all scattered amongst the numerous themes and landscapes.
Here are just a few that we really like, see if you can spot any more! (We don’t make any apologies for the terrible puns contained below!):
‘Destruct and serve’
Let’s party like it’s…err… 1955! Jump back in time with an iconic time-travelling car and also enjoy the town hall inspired by a scene from a very popular 1980s classic!
‘Nice to Siege You’
It may be Orc-less but this map is still very much in the vein of a famous siege battle scene from a notable fantasy trilogy, complete with walls, catapults and destructible weak spots. Relive the classic battle with worms…or just blow each other up with explosive sheep!
Storm the beach in this silly spoof of the thrilling opening sequence of a critically acclaimed WW2 pic!
From a familiar sounding boat to an aquatic predator with a canister in his mouth, all the way through to a sunny beach poster, this level has plenty of jaw-dropping references to a 70s classic blockbuster!
‘Tree Trouble Village’
Head up to the tops of the trees in this cute sci-fi village and see if you can spot the references. Maybe you can use the force to gain an unfair advantage?! That is the ‘Endor’ of the references, and I will stop ‘Jabba-ing’ on now…..