Worm protagonist

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Has a legless animal that is called a worm by biologists as a protagonist.


Alternate names: Annelid protagonist, Leech protagonist, Nematode protagonist

The first video game about Worm protagonist was released in 1985.

Ocean, Playcreek and Playmates Interactive Entertainment has published most of these games

"Worm" is commonly used in biology to refer to a large variety's of animals, not just annelids, earthworms, and bristle worms. Flatworms, tapeworms, nematodes, hookworms, threadworms, roundworms, eelworm, guinea worms, and even some insect larva are called "worms". They are not limited to living in soil, water and inside other animals are common places for worms to live.

Most people are referring to an insect or a very unworm-like insect larva when they use the term "bookworm". Worm Protagonist does not apply in this case unless the character in the game is obviously portrayed as a worm and not an [[gametag:insectprotagonist insect]], despite being called a bookworm. Ringworm is actually a [[gametag:fungiprotagonist fungi]] and not at all worm-like, so this tag is not for them either. Caterpillars, including inchworms and silkworms, have legs, and thus not worm-like. No legs allowed for this group. Many worms have bristles, fins, antennae, and even numerous tiny feet, but no legs. [[gametag:insectprotagonist Insect Protagonist]] applies in most legged cases. Note that both Insect Protagonist and Worm Protagonist may both apply occasionally.

Computer worms, wyrms, and wurms do not count.


Linux 8
Windows 5
GB 3
C64 2
Mega Drive 2
ZX Spectrum 2
Amstrad CPC 1
Android 1
iOS 1
Mac OS Classic 1
Amiga 1
Game Gear 1
N-Gage 1
Nintendo DS 1
Mac OS X 1

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