Nuclear Bomb (Indian Nuclear Test)
From Worms Knowledge Base
|Keyboard selection:|| F12 (x3)|
|Standard effects:||Water level rises|
|Present in:||Worms DC & Worms 2|
|Indian Nuclear Test|
|Keyboard selection:||F11 (x4)|
|Standard effects:||Water level rises, Worms get sick|
|Present in:||W:A & WWP|
When activated, the Nuclear Bomb and Indian Nuclear Test will cause the water level to rise considerably. The Indian Nuclear Test also has an additional effect of poisoning every worm on the landscape, including the user. The poison will remove 2 health points from every worm at the end of each turn to a minimum of 1, and like all other poison effects, it is cumulative each time they are poisoned.
In the weapons panel and when looking at crate contents via Crate Spy, the weapon is named Nuclear Test.
- The best time to use these weapons is when lots of opponent worms are by the water level, as they will drown, and your teams worms are high up, as they will be safe.
- When a health crate is collected, all poison effects will be removed from that team. So if you use the Indian Nuclear Test when standing next to a health crate, you can cure your entire team immediately before the end of the turn.
Criticisms, Problems and Weaknesses
- Both of the weapons are SUPER WEAPONS, and so their chance of appearing in a crate follows the same rules as other super weapons.
- The weapon is worthless if your team's worms are on low ground.
- The radiation won't only affect the enemy, but also your team.
- Specifically within WormsDC: Because the team healthbars are displayed at the top of the map and the top actually lowers each time the weapon is used, the HP bars are moved out of view once the Nuke is activated twice or more.
- The Nuclear Bomb and Indian Nuclear Test raise the water level by precisely 120 pixels.
- WormsDC's Nuke raises the water level - or rather, sinks the terrain - by precisely 30 pixels.
Tricks and glitches
- The aforementioned WormsDC health bar problem.
- Also within WormsDC: As well as sinking the landscape, the Nuke also lowers the upper threshold of the map (i.e. it doesn't create blank space at the top of the map, it simply "closes" the space). Once the top of the map reaches the lowest possible point at which it would become impossible to move the mouse up and down, the Nuke no longer functions. This means the weapon can only be deployed five times in a single round. As the weapon is super-rare, this is an unlikely scenario.
- In WormsDC, the French national anthem is actually sampled from the opening of The Beatles' "All You Need Is Love", and plays before the water level raises. The actual "deployment" of the Nuke interrupts the piece.
- The Nuke, Handgun, Baseball Bat and Grenade Launcher are the only four "real world" weapons to be introduced in WormsDC.