Worms Advance
Worms Advance GBA box
Game Boy Advance NTSC cover art
Developer(s) Team 17
Publisher(s) THQ
Sega (Japan)
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance
Release Date(s)
25px-Flag of EuropeApril 15, 2004
25px-Flag of USA Agust 19, 2004
25px-Flag of Japan March 2, 2005
Single player, multiplayer
Age Rating(s)
ESRB2013TCERO AOFLC PG rating3Rating
Genre(s) Artillery, strategy
Series Worms
Media Included Cartridge

Worms Advance is an 2D artillery, strategy video game in the Worms series. It was developed by Team 17 and published by THQ . It was released in 2005 for the Game Boy Advance handheld console. The game was released in Europe on April 15, 2004, in North America on Agust 19, 2004 and in Japan on March 2, 2005. It was rated the ESRB: T, CERO: A, OFLC: PG and PEGI: 3.


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  • GBA D-Pad Button (Left and Right) - Move worm
  • GBA D-Pad Button (Up and Down) - Loocking weapon up and down
  • GBA A Button - Jump
  • GBA B Button - Shoot/Fire/Attack/Drop
  • GBA L Button - Select worm
  • GBA R Button - Change weapons seconds/Adjust girder rotation
  • GBA Start - Pause game
  • GBA Select - Select weapon


  • Single Player
    • Quickstar Game
    • Challenge Mode
    • Mission Mode
    • Deatchmatch Mode
  • Multiplayer Mode
    • Local Mode
    • Link Cable Mode
  • Options
    • Configure Sound
    • Configure Controls
    • Configure Game
      • Configure Game Modes
      • Configure Teams
      • Configure Team Colour
    • Stadistics
    • Load/Save Options
      • Load Game
      • Save Game


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Gameplay modes

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Gameplay customization

Worms Advance includes a very high level of customizability - in multiplayer games or skirmishes, the player can create custom game modes with preferred gameplay options and weapon sets. Regular options include starting health, whether the worms can move, how long a turn lasts, and sudden death options. Weapons settings include what weapons the teams start with, which weapons will fall in crates and how often, and how powerful individual weapons are.

Popular schemes

"Worms Advance" has seen numerous user-created game modes or "schemes" over its long history which since have become featured regularly in online gameplay. Some of the more popular schemes include:

  • "Proper" (Pro Roper)
  • Tournament
  • Shopper
  • WxW (wall to wall shopper)
  • Rope Race
  • "BnG" (Bazooka and Grenade)
  • Hysteria
  • Forts
  • Supersheeper
  • Intermediate
  • The Full Wormage
  • Jetpack Race
  • Classic
  • Retro
  • Artillery
  • Strategic
  • The Darkside
  • Armageddon
  • Blast Zone
  • Capture the flag
  • Elite
  • Elite League

Other customization

Worms Advance offers several levels of customizability outside of direct gameplay options.

Team creator

The game offers players the ability to create their own custom teams. Each team has its own name and includes eight individually named worms. The player can also change the team's special weapon, grave marker, flag, victory fanfare, and voice set. In addition to numerous defaults available, the game offers the ability to import custom graves, flags, fanfare, and voices.


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Cover arts



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