Worms Blast

The gameplay of Worms Blast is similar to that of Puzzle Bobble/Bust-a-Move, but with several key differences. There is a hexagonal grid of coloured blocks at the top of the screen, while the player's character sits on a boat floating in water. Unlike Puzzle Bobble, it is able to move side to side. There are multiple weapons that can be used, however the only weapon the player has to start with is a bazooka. As with Worms, holding down the fire button increases the power behind the weapon's launch, affecting how far it will travel. It is possible to fire the bazooka (and some other weapons, such as the grenade and dynamite) in an "arch", allowing players to reach difficult areas.

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Support summary
Screen change: 
Stretch

Widescreen Method: 
Hud Stretch: 
  • Stretched

Multi-monitor Method: 
Multi-monitor HUD: 

Ultra/Super-Wide Method: 
  • cmd line
Ultra/Super-Wide HUD: 
  • Stretched

4k UHD Method: 
cmd line
4k UHD HUD: 
Stretched

Rendered cut-scenes: 
FMV cut-scenes: 
Game information
Game status:
Release Date:
Saturday, 30 March, 2002
Tested Version: 

Setting: 
Genre: 
Play styles: 

Developer: 
Developer feedback: 
Steam ID's: 
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Comparison Screenshots
  • 4:3 Screenshot
    Worms Blast
  • 16:9 Screenshot
    Worms Blast
  • Super-Wide (32:9) Screenshot
    Worms Blast
  • Eyefinity / Surround Screenshot
    Worms Blast
Solutions & Issues
Baseline (Widescreen) Solution & Issues

Create a start.bat file with the following text,

SET XEF=./XEF
SET XOM=./XOM
"./XOM/bin/WormsBlast.exe" /W [width] /H [height] /WIN

The /WIN parameter is very important, as it starts the game in windowed mode, which means the player can safely Aft-Tab between the windows, a feature that is otherwise broken.

Other available parameters are,

Checking of text disabled /DONTCHECKTEXT
Checking of text enabled /CHECKTEXT
All maps locations enabled - this will have no effect unless the game save file has been deleted /ENABLEALLROUTES
Map Locations Enabled /SHOWMAPLOCATIONS
Debug Keys Disabled /DISABLEDEBUGKEYS
Debug Keys Enabled /ENABLEDEBUGKEYS
AI Details Enabled /ALLOWAIDETAILS
Camera movement keys enabled /ALLOWCAMERAMOVES
Show character radius /SHOWCHARRADIUS
Showing direction controls /SHOWDIRECTIONS
Setting XOM variables /SETXOMVARS
Not setting XOM variables /NOSETXOMVARS
Screen depth /D
Disable hardware T&L /NOHWTL
Enable 4 player /4PLAYER
Hide AI calculations /NOAI
Show AI calculations /SHOWAI
Skip Logos /NOLOGO
Skip frontend /NOFEND
Bouncing blocks using box collision /BOUNCECIRCLE
Bouncing blocks using spherical collision /BOUNCEBOX
Hide debug menu /NODEBUGMENU
Show debug menu /SHOWDEBUGMENU
3D Water /3DW
2D Water /2DW
Screen height /H
Screen width /W
Windowed /WIN
No Music /NOMUSIC
No Sound /NOSOUND
Full screen /FS
Running in Direct3D /D3D
Running in OpenGL /OGL

Note that the "/OGL" flag crashes the game and hence is broken.

My personal set-up is,

SET XEF=./XEF
SET XOM=./XOM
"./XOM/bin/WormsBlast.exe" /NOLOGO /ENABLEALLROUTES /ENABLEDEBUGKEYS /ALLOWCAMERAMOVES /3DW /W [width] /H [height] /WIN




Ultra/Super-Wide (21:9/32:9) Specific Solution & Issues

(See Widescreen Solution & Issues)




Eyefinity / Surround Specific Solution & Issues



4k UHD Specific Solution & Issues

(See Widescreen Solution & Issues)




Stereoscopic-3D Solution & Issues

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Submitted by AussieTimmeh on 13 November, 2013 - 21:31
Updated by TassieLagend on 2 December, 2018 - 06:36