Programmed by the Paranoid team, the appearance of M.A.S.H. is bound to make Team 17 feel more than a little uncomfortable about its much hyped up-and-coming Worms.
Hailed as a cross between Lemmings and Scorched Tanks, the aim of M.A.S.H. is to obliterate your opponent’s home base. The means to do this are realised through an icon-based control interface – much like Lemmings.
You control either a spud or a tank and can make use of several handy tools and weapons. The terrain between both bases can be tricky to traverse, half of the strategy being the best means of negotiation.
Weapon use is finite and playing a two-player game requires each player to take turns. If you pay the requisite fee, then you will receive an expanded version of this game which also features a split-screen so that both participants can play in real-time.
M.A.S.H. is worth ordering if only to see the power of coding groups creating games off their back. Just think about how many ‘new generation’ console owners there are who could do the same sort of thing if they so desired.