By Diana "DumeeGamer" Dumee on July 7, 2017
Don't you just love a good sale? If so, then this news might just interest you! The retro inspired puzzle / platform game, Snake Pass, is going on sale! PC and Nintendo Switch are the first to offer a good deal on this game, developed by British independent developer, Sumo Digital. But don't worry, if you don't own a PC or Nintendo Switch, there are more discounts coming your way. But is Snake Pass worth all the fuss?
Well, let me tell you the good news; It is worth all the fuss! In Snake Pass, you take role of Noodle the snake. Together with your good friend Doodle the hummingbird you're going on a exsssciting adventure (lucky for the hummingbird, this snake is a vegetarian). A mysterious intruder threatens their home and we can have that, now can we? So it's up to you to restore peace and quiet to their lovely home so they can live happily ever after.
Snake Pass is comprised of a number of puzzle levels, filled with loads of stuff to collect. The main thing is to collect are the Key Stones, which enable you to open the portal and travel to the next level. There are also coins to be found; these golden discs are usually placed at the most secret or difficult to reach locations throughout the level. The last thing in the collectable menu are glowing blue orbs for Noodle to eat. But here comes the tricky part. Eating them all will get you higher ratings at the end of the level, but it also makes you a longer and heavier snake, so controlling Noodle will be a bit more difficult.
And that means problems, mainly because, as a snake, you're able to reach places other animals couldn't. You can slither, curl and climb everything in your environment. The developers did a good job in creating the movement for Noodle. He moves faster forward while slithering and he really curls up and around a pole. But as in real life, he cannot overcome gravity. You'll need to firm your grip and search for horizontal objects to support your weight to prevent slipping and falling down.
The first couple of levels are fairly easy. These levels are perfect for mastering the controls of the game. But after that, the game start demanding that you use all your wit and creative thinking if you want to collect all the collectables in a level. Some are really well hidden, or at high and almost impossible to reach places. You could always choose to forget about the collectables and go to the next level. But it really stinks if you see your results and accept you didn't put in that extra bit of effort. And you don't want that, now do you?
Snake Pass is a really fun game with great and colorful graphics. Noodle and Doodle are looking amazingly cute and the environments are beautifully created. And, as I've just mentioned, it's really hard to get to all the collectables, so the game is also challenging enough for seasoned gamers. So my advice to you would be: get your hands on Snake Pass and just have a blast, playing through fifteen amazing levels across four increasingly challenging and differently themed worlds! Trust me, if you like colorful and challenging puzzle/platform games, you're going to love Snake Pass. It's really awesssssssome!
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