Have you ever wanted to revisit that “classic platforming game” that allows you to explore a colorful world and collect many items along the way? Well Snake Pass from Sumo Digital may fit your bill. The vibrant world in this physics based puzzle/platforming game have made me happy and although it could be a bit cumbersome when it comes to the controls, I walked away (or should I say “slithered” away) decently satisfied.
Want to know how Snake Pass faired? Read on for our official review!
When the tranquillity of Haven Tor is interrupted by a mysterious interloper only the unlikeliest of heroes can save the day! Meet Noodle the Snake and his hyperactive best friend, Doodle the Hummingbird, who together must reunite the missing Keystones with the magical gates that give Haven Tor its mythical power. A unique, physics-based puzzle platform game, Snake Pass challenges players to ‘think like a snake’ as they tackle precarious puzzles as only a snake can. Slither through long grass, coil around bamboo and climb out of trouble in the latest game from award-winning independent studio Sumo Digital
That’s the games official description and it’s on point to say the least. Players are forced to “think like a snake” and had me scratching my head for a little while. Once I got used to thinking like a snake (and the controls), the game really started to become something special. It’s an interesting take on the genre and one that players have to get used to. At one point, things just start to click and even though the game could be challenging at times, it really did start to come alive a bit.
Snake Pass was created by Seb Liese as a love letter to both the favourite games of his youth and his childhood pet snake. You can definitely see and feel the inspiration throughout its 15 different levels. I found it mesmerizing slithering through tall grass and “climbing” up different platforms all the while becoming noodle (the snake). Graphically, Sumo Digital makes incredible use of the Unreal 4 engine and the game really shines on the PS4. The worlds and colors are vibrant and is one of the better looking indie titles I have played. I can’t escape the nostalgic feeling of colorful platforming titles of previous years and the development team really hit the nail on the head with this one.
Snake Pass is a unique game. It looks great, controls very nice (once you get used to it) and has a lot to collect. This is one of those games that players could keep coming back to if they want ti explore every nook and cranny for the games collectables. For the price of entry ($20), I have to say this game will not disappoint if you’re looking for something unique. It’s colorful and will keep you busy for quite a while.
We give this game a solid 8.0 out of 10.
*Thanks to Sumo Digital for providing a code for review (PS4)