Parachute Race

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Click to watch (W:A + Beta Update required) W:A replay: An example of a Parachute Race game
with orbik and Wyv; taken from Worm Olympics
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Climbing up with the parachute

Parachute Race (or Chute Race) is a Parachute-based racing-style scheme where players must navigate a specially-designed map, using only the parachute, to reach a finish line from a designated starting point. The player to reach the finish line first wins the game.


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Game setup
Parachute Race:
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Specially-made map
Examples at the WMDB
One worm per player.

Players begin by each placing their single worm on the designated starting location.

Maps are designed to contain a series of 'chambers' to be navigated by using the parachute, typically by climbing up or by progressing sideways along a series of small specks. Each chamber is usually designed symmetrically, so that it can be navigated regardless of which direction the wind is blowing on a given turn. The maps are also designed such that the strength of the wind has little to no impact.

The scheme is supported by HostingBuddy.


  • Place at the start - Players must place their worms on the spot labelled Start, S, or similar.

It's generally recommended that players, when joining a Parachute Race game lobby on WormNET, use the term "STF" (standing for Start To Finish) to indicate to the host that they understand the concept of the scheme and will follow the rules.


The origin of this scheme is unknown but it dates back to 2004 at the latest, as the earliest known map for this scheme was uploaded to the Worms Map Database by its author Zippy in November 2004.

The scheme has featured consistently in competitions, featuring in the Worm Olympics every year from 2006 to 2016 (except 2012).

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