Fat Worm Blows a Sparky
|Fat Worm Blows a Sparky|
|Genre(s)||Action / Maze|
The player controls Fat Worm, a microscopic worm being chased across the circuit board of a Sinclair Spectrum. With a top-down view, Fat Worm featured early use of solid vector graphics on the ZX Spectrum.
CRASH awarded Fat Worm 95%. The reviewers were impressed with the solid 3D graphics and the quirky nature of controlling the protagonist, concluding "extremely silly, and wonderful fun". Your Sinclair, similarly impressed, awarded 9 out of 10. Julian later became critical of the game-play, stating that kid programmers like himself had "insufficient understanding" and that at the time "it seemed logical that the players ought to suffer" as much as the developers; but that feedback from players in the form of pokes and cheats often enhanced published games to make them fun.
- Flow, an experimental video game with similar gameplay