Deceptively challenging given its very colorful and animated appearance, it doesn’t take long to get you hooked
This is a great example of a game that may give you one impression the first time you see it with its colorful and somewhat cute-but-blocky snakebird characters. Assuming it may be for younger gamers wouldn’t be out of the question, but less than 10 levels in you’ll pretty quickly begin to change your mind about what you’re in for. True to the classic game of Snake, the trick as your snakebird continues to add segments for each piece of fruit eaten you’ll need to begin thinking about how to use your length to your advantage but then how it can easily trap you if you aren’t careful. What I truly appreciate is how cleverly the early stages are generally set up, with most of them taking some pains to isolate specific building block concepts you’ll need for later success. This way, without a tutorial, you’re generally able to not just grab the game’s key concepts (one of them being the evils of gravity and how to wisely wind yourself to deal with it) , but more easily internalize them since you learned them by being challenged to apply them without being told about them. The result is a game that can lull you into thinking you’ve got it all figured out before throwing yet another head scratcher your way, forcing you to continue to refine your ways of thinking.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.1]