Welcome to our Snake VS Snake review. Snake VS Snake is essentially a clone of the popular Nokia mobile game, Snake. While there are plenty of Snake clones out there in wild, this one is surprisingly well put together and plays really well on Nintendo’s little portable/home console.
- Snake VS Snake
- Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One, Android
- Reviewed On: Nintendo Switch
- Developer: Casualgames.nu
- Publisher: Casualgames.nu
- Multiplayer: Up to 6 Players Locally
- Available: 26th September 2018
- Price: £3.59 (U.K), $3.99 (U.S)
- Age Rating: PEGI 3 (UK/EU), E (U.S)
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Snake VS Snake’s gameplay is basically the same as anyone who’s ever played Snake on a Nokia phone before will have experienced. In Snake VS Snake you basically navigate your snake around a small square grid eating Apples as you go, which in turn cause your snake to grow by one whole square. Eventually, it becomes harder and you fight against the chance of accidentally bumping into yourself or a wall, either of which ends your game and forces you to restart.
As well as the classic Snake mode, Snake VS Snake also features a Levels Speedrun mode and a Level Hardcore mode. The speedrun mode sees you working your way through each level collecting a set number of apples, all while your snake is rapidly growing. The challenge from this comes with trying to get the apples before you run out of room to move and a clock that’s timing you. Similar to the Speedrun mode, the Hardcore mode features a rapidly growing snake and apples to collect, but each level starts off with the same size snake you had at the end of the previous level.
Admittedly the single-player is lacking a lot of stuff and does get a bit boring after a short while. Fortunately, Snake VS Snake does feature a multiplayer mode packed full of different game options to play with up to 5 other players on a single console. There are several modes to choose from including one that is my personal favorite, Battle mode. In this mode you play against up to 5 other players in an arena where the aim is to be the last snake slithering, to be victorious you’ll use your cunning and a range of different power-ups. I’ve played this mode with my son and my partner on occasions and have to say it’s a proper laugh. There are a load of other modes, but if I go on about them, I’ll be here all day.
In conclusion Snake VS Snake is a lovingly made clone of a classic game. Having seen what it started out as at the beginning and what it looks like now, it’s easy to see Casual Games has put a lot of heart and soul into producing something that people will enjoy together. Yes, the single-player mode gets boring, but to me, Snake was always quick to get like that. What really sets this one aside is its multiplayer mode, which brings people together for a good laugh.