Way back in November of 2010, Playcreek released Death Worm [$2.99 / Free], an official enhanced remake of the popular Flash game of the same name. By that point, we had already been enjoying a retro-inspired version of the "giant killer worm" formula for a few months with the excellent Super Mega Worm [$1.99 / Free], but in our review for Death Worm we noted that both games offered decidedly different experiences and could happily coexist together.

Other people seemed to like Death Worm too, as this week Playcreek is celebrating hitting the 5 million download mark by releasing a big content update. The first new item on tap is a new ice-themed stage for the campaign, and more than 20 new enemies have been added to the game including a Mega Boss battle. A new trailer showcases the different features found in the latest Death Worm update.

The other big addition in this update is a brand new mini-game called Countdown. It tasks you with collecting lizards underground within a certain time limit and while avoiding hazards, with each lizard collected resetting the clock to allow you to keep going. Finally, there are a set of new achievements and some new in-game music to rock out to.

Death Worm is a game I thoroughly enjoyed when it came out in 2010, and the new update has reignited my interest once again. Definitely check it out if you’re into playing as a giant killer worm and enjoy challenging arcade games.

  • Arch Deluxe

    This game gives major thumb cramps. I might sue these guys for giving me carpal tunnel.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=826775088 Scott Gibson

    Does the download statistic relate 1:1 to the number of subscribers?  Or every time I buy a new iDevice, does my download of the app add +1 to that number?

    • http://twitter.com/JaredTA Jared Nelson

      Device shouldn't matter, download numbers are tied to the specific iTunes account it's downloaded on. Not sure if the 5 million includes the lite version but I'd guess it does.