As Pocket Gamer reports, renowned UK-based game studio Team 17, who last year announced they would be bringing their most notable title, Worms, to the iPhone, has just released photos of the game in action.

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Originally an Amiga title, Worms is a turn-based game in the vein of Scorched Earth, where two teams of worms face off across various craggy battlefields, armed with a variety of weapons (bazookas, cluster grenades, air strikes, etc.), in a bid to wipe out the other team and emerge victorious with the last worm standing.  The original can be played between two human opponents or as a single player game against the computer.  It's an extremely well executed take on the formula and has gathered something of a cult following among fans of the genre.

Team 17 won rave reviews for Worms as well as several other Amiga titles, including the top-down shooter Alien Breed series and platformer Superfrog.  The studio went on to develop games for Windows PCs and all major game consoles.  The arrival of Team 17 in the iPhone gaming camp is great news for the platform and hopefully this is just the beginning of the studio's iPhone involvement with the platform.

We'll bring further news on Worms and Team 17 as it develops.

UPDATE: Team 17 has recently released Worms for the PS3 on the Playstation Network.  While we don't have confirmation of this, the iPhone version may be an adaptation of the PS3 release -- or at least share some common remake features.  A look at screenshots of the PS3 version does show some stylistic similarity.  See a video of the PS3 game in action.

  • http://forums.toucharcade.com/member.php?u=1830 Liam (aka TGR)

    Looks pretty good.

  • http://forums.toucharcade.com/member.php?u=1830 Liam (aka TGR)

    Looks pretty good.

  • http://www.blakespot.com Blake Patterson

    The extremely successful iShoot is an adaptation of the same formula.

    http://toucharcade.com/2009/01/13/ishoot-takes-the-number-1-spot-in-app-sales/

    • char

      yes, but the worms franchise is amazing.

    • Alichan76

      Don't forget Pocket Tanks. In my book the best artillery game so far...

  • http://spielhaus-ftw.com Nicolinux

    Ohh please let it have multiplayer support. It's round based for god's sake :)

  • http://www.blakespot.com Blake Patterson

    The extremely successful iShoot is an adaptation of the same formula.

    http://toucharcade.com/2009/01/13/ishoot-takes-the-number-1-spot-in-app-sales/

    • http://na char

      yes, but the worms franchise is amazing.

    • Alichan76

      Don't forget Pocket Tanks. In my book the best artillery game so far...

  • http://spielhaus-ftw.com Nicolinux

    Ohh please let it have multiplayer support. It's round based for god's sake :)

  • http://schlaeps.com/ Schlaeps

    I will buy this no mater what the cost. Hopefully this means we might see some of the 2D worms stuff ported to Mac OS X too.

  • http://schlaeps.com/ Schlaeps

    I will buy this no mater what the cost. Hopefully this means we might see some of the 2D worms stuff ported to Mac OS X too.

  • Greg

    About the damn time we get worms for the iPhone. It better have MP.

  • Greg

    About the damn time we get worms for the iPhone. It better have MP.

  • Aj

    I really hope they have multiplayer, something like Uniwar where you can have multiple games going would be amazing. This made me go want to play it on my DS again ><

  • Aj

    I really hope they have multiplayer, something like Uniwar where you can have multiple games going would be amazing. This made me go want to play it on my DS again ><

  • MetaGonzo

    Imagine guiding in your SuperSheep in a FlightControl style... Are you listening T17?!?

    Fantastic game meets an awesome platform, am predicting greatness.

  • MetaGonzo

    Imagine guiding in your SuperSheep in a FlightControl style... Are you listening T17?!?

    Fantastic game meets an awesome platform, am predicting greatness.

  • 1337brian

    I got excited for a second because I was thinking Lemmings... But this is cool too...

  • 1337brian

    I got excited for a second because I was thinking Lemmings... But this is cool too...

  • Acidbottle

    cannot wait for this .. team17 were amiga legends and the iphone shares the same spirit.

    good times for iphone atm :D

  • Acidbottle

    cannot wait for this .. team17 were amiga legends and the iphone shares the same spirit.

    good times for iphone atm :D

  • sam

    finally! i would have imagined this to be the first game out on this platform, i'm sure it's more than worth the wait though! i thnk apple and team17 have got a hit here.

  • sam

    finally! i would have imagined this to be the first game out on this platform, i'm sure it's more than worth the wait though! i thnk apple and team17 have got a hit here.

  • ZildjianKX

    I bet they decided to put out screens since Soldier Ants came out. I wonder if they would keep dragging their feet if Soldier Ants hadn't been released.

    This better have online multiplayer... and I'm really hoping for a $4.99 price point.

  • ZildjianKX

    I bet they decided to put out screens since Soldier Ants came out. I wonder if they would keep dragging their feet if Soldier Ants hadn't been released.

    This better have online multiplayer... and I'm really hoping for a $4.99 price point.

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  • jonu

    yes !@$!5

  • jonu

    yes !@$!5

  • Reason21

    Indeed, this site is great. Where I find all my iPhone game news. Even have it saved on my phones homepage.

  • Reason21

    Indeed, this site is great. Where I find all my iPhone game news. Even have it saved on my phones homepage.

  • aen

    +1 if there is a multiplayer mode

    • Thaurin

      +68 if this has multiplayer.

  • aen

    +1 if there is a multiplayer mode

    • Thaurin

      +68 if this has multiplayer.

  • Tim

    Would happily pay £10 for this game. Can't wait for it's release.

  • Tim

    Would happily pay £10 for this game. Can't wait for it's release.

  • http://www.connection.ca networkman

    PLEASE INCLUDE MULTIPLAYER. WE NEED MULTIPLAYER.

  • http://www.connection.ca networkman

    PLEASE INCLUDE MULTIPLAYER. WE NEED MULTIPLAYER.

  • Gee!

    My wife asked me if I thought they would get the roping controls right, and I said "If they can make them half as smooth as the controls on 'Sway', it'll be the best version EVER. Let's hope Team 17 is smart enough to look at what's been done, control-wise, to help them flesh things out properly.

  • Gee!

    My wife asked me if I thought they would get the roping controls right, and I said "If they can make them half as smooth as the controls on 'Sway', it'll be the best version EVER. Let's hope Team 17 is smart enough to look at what's been done, control-wise, to help them flesh things out properly.

  • bethbebe2001

    multiplayer would be really awesome... but otherwise i'm stoked!! =)

  • bethbebe2001

    multiplayer would be really awesome... but otherwise i'm stoked!! =)

  • http://www.fdg-entertainment.com Future777

    looking forward to this game. Still play it on my dreamcast console! :)

  • http://www.fdg-entertainment.com Future777

    looking forward to this game. Still play it on my dreamcast console! :)

  • http://www.peitsch.de Sebastian

    Wow another port.

    Who would've thunk...

    Anyway at least it's a great game not some crap that looks like it's been put together in 1992. Oh wait, when was Worms Armargeddon originally published? 10 Years ago you say?

    Wohoo!

    *sigh*

    I guess it'll take another five years until game developers finally realize that this is a platform worth thinking about. Accelerometer, Touch Controls...

    But still, Wohoo, Worms! Include Multiplayer and I'll buy it to play online!

  • http://www.peitsch.de Sebastian

    Wow another port.

    Who would've thunk...

    Anyway at least it's a great game not some crap that looks like it's been put together in 1992. Oh wait, when was Worms Armargeddon originally published? 10 Years ago you say?

    Wohoo!

    *sigh*

    I guess it'll take another five years until game developers finally realize that this is a platform worth thinking about. Accelerometer, Touch Controls...

    But still, Wohoo, Worms! Include Multiplayer and I'll buy it to play online!

  • http://www.silentrocco.com Rocco

    I want Alien Breed! :)

  • http://www.silentrocco.com Rocco

    I want Alien Breed! :)

  • http://www.thealienheads.com majormauser

    This post made my Day... Awesome!!!

  • http://www.thealienheads.com majormauser

    This post made my Day... Awesome!!!

  • kinl

    Wooo yes, my fave game of all time, well World Party was, I'm definitly not keen on them skimping on the weapons and limiting options in later releases... don't skimp on the weapons please... oh and don't leave out the infinite round time option, I always missed that on group plays of later releases... as for MP I'd settle for pass and play MP :)

  • kinl

    Wooo yes, my fave game of all time, well World Party was, I'm definitly not keen on them skimping on the weapons and limiting options in later releases... don't skimp on the weapons please... oh and don't leave out the infinite round time option, I always missed that on group plays of later releases... as for MP I'd settle for pass and play MP :)

  • Adams Immersive

    More more more Amiga games on iPhone :)

  • Adams Immersive

    More more more Amiga games on iPhone :)

  • Cameron

    This is the game I have been waiting for. This could quite possibly be one of the best games on the iPhone if the controls are right.

  • Cameron

    This is the game I have been waiting for. This could quite possibly be one of the best games on the iPhone if the controls are right.

  • yankjenets

    I encourage those who are waiting for this game to go ahead and get Pocket Tanks. While it does not have multiplayer (and this one better), it has a vast array of weapons and good computer AI that makes it fun to play.

  • yankjenets

    I encourage those who are waiting for this game to go ahead and get Pocket Tanks. While it does not have multiplayer (and this one better), it has a vast array of weapons and good computer AI that makes it fun to play.

  • Sos the Rope

    There's a very similar game in the AppStore that has slipped under the radar called Snails Reloaded. Worth a look. More like Worms than any of the 'tank' games.

  • Sos the Rope

    There's a very similar game in the AppStore that has slipped under the radar called Snails Reloaded. Worth a look. More like Worms than any of the 'tank' games.

  • ZZMitch

    OMG, if this has the right controls then... well it's gunna be epic

  • ZZMitch

    OMG, if this has the right controls then... well it's gunna be epic

  • http://www.blakespot.com Blake Patterson

    Post updated: "Team 17 has recently released Worms for the PS3 on the Playstation Network. While we don't have confirmation of this, the iPhone version may be an adaptation of the PS3 release — or at least share some common remake features. A look at screenshots of the PS3 version does show some stylistic similarity. See a video of the PS3 game in action."

    ( see main story )

  • http://www.blakespot.com Blake Patterson

    Post updated: "Team 17 has recently released Worms for the PS3 on the Playstation Network. While we don't have confirmation of this, the iPhone version may be an adaptation of the PS3 release — or at least share some common remake features. A look at screenshots of the PS3 version does show some stylistic similarity. See a video of the PS3 game in action."

    ( see main story )

  • Icepulse

    actually, "Soldierants" app is much closer to Worms than iShoot is.

    I also think it's way better than "Snails" for one simple reason: controls. Snails controls suck big Sleestak. Trust me. I had it for Pocket PC years ago, and it was feeble. The iDevice verson is worse. Also, its maps are confining and poorly designed. It looks pretty, but SoldierAnts lords over it in the controls dept. Just my 2 cents.

  • Icepulse

    actually, "Soldierants" app is much closer to Worms than iShoot is.

    I also think it's way better than "Snails" for one simple reason: controls. Snails controls suck big Sleestak. Trust me. I had it for Pocket PC years ago, and it was feeble. The iDevice verson is worse. Also, its maps are confining and poorly designed. It looks pretty, but SoldierAnts lords over it in the controls dept. Just my 2 cents.

  • http://www.quickpwn.com QuickPWN

    I remember Worms! A group of students in my computer networking class used to goof off and play this almost all the time. It's a very addictive game. :)

  • http://www.quickpwn.com QuickPWN

    I remember Worms! A group of students in my computer networking class used to goof off and play this almost all the time. It's a very addictive game. :)

  • Cameron

    Lemmings Anyone?

  • Cameron

    Lemmings Anyone?

  • http://soldat.pl RealRook

    Lemmings would be great on an iphone, wonder why nobody ported them yet, you could make a fortune

  • http://soldat.pl RealRook

    Lemmings would be great on an iphone, wonder why nobody ported them yet, you could make a fortune

  • http://www.mlobit.com realest

    worms is one of the best lan games for 3-4 players, they should work also on compatibility with xp/vista

  • http://www.mlobit.com realest

    worms is one of the best lan games for 3-4 players, they should work also on compatibility with xp/vista

  • http://www.alternativemagazineonline.co.uk Matt

    Hey guys,

    hope this is appropriate but its related to worms on iphone. i just did a review of the game here: http://alternativemagazineonline.co.uk/2009/09/07/game-review-worms-iphone/#more-618 incase anyone is interested in reading it. I've only just started doing reviews so i'd appreciate feedback in the comments section! Thanks! Matt!

  • http://www.alternativemagazineonline.co.uk Matt

    Hey guys,

    hope this is appropriate but its related to worms on iphone. i just did a review of the game here: http://alternativemagazineonline.co.uk/2009/09/07/game-review-worms-iphone/#more-618 incase anyone is interested in reading it. I've only just started doing reviews so i'd appreciate feedback in the comments section! Thanks! Matt!

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