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'''''Worms Battle Rally''''' was a kart-based rally video game developed by Team 17. It was a spinoff of the artillery strategy series, Worms. It was meant to be released in 2004, but got cancelled in 2003.
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'''''Worms Battle Rally''''' was a 3D kart-based frag rally video game developed by Team 17, a spinoff of the artillery strategy series, Worms. This game was to feature Worms characters and weapons from the main series. Worms Battle Rally was believed to have supposed to been released on the GameCube, PlayStation 2 and the PC. However, the game was cancelled sometime in 2003, being replaced by ''Worms Forts: Under Siege''.<ref>[http://www.unseen64.net/2010/12/17/worms-battle-rally-ps2-xbox-gamecube-cancelled/ Unseen 64 article]</ref>
  
Not much is known about the game. During an interview with Martyn Brown in issue 73 of Retro Gamer, he stated that Worms Battle Rally was part of a deal with an unknown publisher. However, the publisher were unsatisified with the game, and via market research, Worms Forts: Under Siege was created instead. This game was also canned by the publisher, but was eventually published by Sega in 2004.
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Not much is known about the game. During an interview with Martyn Brown in issue 73 of Retro Gamer, he stated that Worms Battle Rally was part of a deal with an unknown publisher. However, despite nearly completing the game, the publisher was unsatisified with the game, and via their market research, Worms Forts: Under Siege was created and released instead. Worms Battle Rally was shortly cancelled shortly afterwards in 2003, with no future plans to restart development of the game (although there are rumours that a demo disc was produced).<ref>[http://tim32.org/~muzer/t17-archive/forum.team17.com/archive/index.php/t-34134.html Archived Team 17 forum discussing Worms Battle Rally]</ref>
  
No copy of the game has been uploaded to the internet and only two screenshots of the game can be found online.
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No copy of the game has been uploaded to the internet and only two screenshots of the game can be found online.<ref>[http://www.dream17.info/softography.php?id=83&s=screens Dream 17 on Worms Battle Rally]</ref> The rumoured demo disc has also not yet been found, nor has its existence been confirmed to be real.
  
 
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==References==
 
==References==
Issue 73 of Retro Gamer.
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*Issue 73 of Retro Gamer.
http://www.unseen64.net/2010/12/17/worms-battle-rally-ps2-xbox-gamecube-cancelled/ Unseen 64 article.
 
  
http://www.dream17.info/softography.php?id=83&s=screens Screenshots of Worms Battle Rally.
 
  
 
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Revision as of 14:17, 8 June 2016

One of only two screenshots that exists of Worms Battle Rally.

Status: Lost

Worms Battle Rally was a 3D kart-based frag rally video game developed by Team 17, a spinoff of the artillery strategy series, Worms. This game was to feature Worms characters and weapons from the main series. Worms Battle Rally was believed to have supposed to been released on the GameCube, PlayStation 2 and the PC. However, the game was cancelled sometime in 2003, being replaced by Worms Forts: Under Siege.[1]

Not much is known about the game. During an interview with Martyn Brown in issue 73 of Retro Gamer, he stated that Worms Battle Rally was part of a deal with an unknown publisher. However, despite nearly completing the game, the publisher was unsatisified with the game, and via their market research, Worms Forts: Under Siege was created and released instead. Worms Battle Rally was shortly cancelled shortly afterwards in 2003, with no future plans to restart development of the game (although there are rumours that a demo disc was produced).[2]

No copy of the game has been uploaded to the internet and only two screenshots of the game can be found online.[3] The rumoured demo disc has also not yet been found, nor has its existence been confirmed to be real.


References[edit | edit source]

  • Issue 73 of Retro Gamer.