If you thought those invertebrates in Worms were vicious little blighters, then wait until you've checked out Hedgewars, in which armies of hedgehogs pit their wits against each other.
Hedgewars sees you take control of a team of hedgehogs and during the course of the game, control switches from one to the other. You must use whatever tools and weapons that are at your disposal in order to defeat the rival gang. There is a vast range of these available in Hedgewars, including stuff like parachutes, bazookas, cluster bombs, mines, pick axes, TNT, etc. Each provides a uniquely amusing way of dispatching your enemies.
Controlling Hedgewars is a little weird to start with, as there is no cursor displayed on screen. You can move around the playing area by moving the mouse, but the controls of the hedgehogs themselves are all based around the cursor keys. The only time the mouse is used in Hedgewars is to access the arsenal of weapons by right-clicking.
Hedgewars proves to be a fun and amusing diversion, which is great to look at with some hilarious sound effects and speech. Just like Worms, its beauty lies in the fact that no two games you play in Hedgewars will ever be the same, as terrains are randomly generated every time.
If you're tired of commanding worms and lemmings perhaps it's time to switch to Hedgewars.
- restored logging functionality
- improved localisation handling
- fixed a bug that prevented the engine from opening