Hedgewars: Excellent clone of Worms

Worms According to Wikipedia, it is a series of video games in the genre of turn-based military strategy. In these games, two or more players who control one or more characters for a certain time face each other, with the aim of eliminating the opponents' characters. This game has had a lot of alternatives on different platforms, such as Worms 3 for Android.


We have already talked about Wormux a clone of Worms that I particularly love because its characters are pets related to GNU / Linux, and this time I'll talk about another very similar one: Hedgewars.

Hedgewars appearance

Hedgewars is a turn-based strategy game also based on the saga Worms but with pink hedgehogs instead of worms. The objective of the game is to defeat the rest of the participating teams using various weapons, tools and the tactical advantage of the terrain. Hedgewars It has nice graphics but too childish and "pink" for my taste.



How to play Hedgewars?

Each player controls a team of several hedgehogs. During the course of the game, players take turns with one of their hedgehogs. With the right click of the mouse we can select the weapon we want, and then with the keyboard arrows we move «the sight» playing with the position we have on the ground. When we are ready, with the space bar we adjust the power of our shot and that's it.

By default our weapon is the Bazuka, however we have available for our use an entire arsenal, mortar, rifle, baseball bat, dynamite, grenade, everything you can imagine that will help you destroy the enemy team 😀


To install Hedgewars, look in your official repository for the package of the same name.

For example in Debian, Ubuntu or similar it would be to install it:

sudo apt-get install hedgewars

In ArchLinux:

sudo pacman -S hedgewars


Although we do not find the 3D mode that we enjoy in the latest versions of Worms, with Hedgewars and its 2D we can spend quality time with our partner or brother, throwing grenades and others.

PS: The image of Worms 3 for Android was extracted from CronicaWeb.com

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  1.   Francisco said

    It is a great game, and it has nothing to envy to the ps2 worms 3 armaguedon, which I have bought, it is more in hedgewars there are even different weapons from the original game, much better from my point of view than the wormux, I even had thought recently upload a gameplay of said game to my channel.

    "We can spend quality time with our partner or brother"

    I have neither of the two things 😛


    1.    Raphael Mardechai said

      xD Mori laughing at this:
      "We can spend quality time with our partner or brother, throwing grenades and others."

      1.    mircocaloghero said

        If especially "with our partner"

        1.    KZKG ^ Gaara said

          Hey, there are girls who do like it 😉

  2.   BlackmartAlpha.net said

    You have to play it ... it doesn't look too bad.

  3.   oscar said

    I love hedgewars! XD

  4.   eliotime3000 said

    Interesting that clone of Worms, since I have barely played the South Korean clone of Worms called Gunbound.

  5.   fluff said

    It is a very addictive game and as they have said in the comments it has nothing to envy to worms, it may have a somewhat childish touch but it is very entertaining.