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  • Summary: As Noodle the snake, slither, wriggle, curl, coil, and climb your way to the top of Haven Tor in this one-of-a-kind puzzle adventure from award winning independent studio Sumo Digital.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 32
  2. Negative: 2 out of 32
  1. Apr 10, 2017
    80
    A puzzle-platform in which you can’t jump might seem like an odd idea but Snake Pass reveals itself as a great game despite some rough edges and a sometimes ruthless difficulty.
  2. Mar 31, 2017
    80
    Control difficulties aside, Snake Pass is one of the most unique games I’ve played in a long time and can be incredibly rewarding. Successfully slithering and curling around bamboo and other obstacles feels really great and makes traversing the world a lot of fun. There are absolutely moments of frustration, but not enough to overshadow what is otherwise a really unique and fun adventure.
  3. Apr 8, 2017
    78
    Snake Pass is a fun and original gameplay experiment that works well to offer us a good and charming exploration game.
  4. Mar 30, 2017
    70
    A great concept with a perfect mix of retro modern gameplay and aesthetics, even if the idea never evolves to have real legs.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jun 14, 2017
    70
    A fiddly one to get to grips with, stick with Snake Pass and everything will eventually click. When it does, it's a decent platformer that should raise a smile or two. [June 2017, p.82]
  6. Apr 5, 2017
    70
    While Snake Pass looks and sounds like a 3D platformer of old, the ‘think like a snake’ idea that the gameplay is built around makes it a game that will influence platformers of the future. The puzzle is the movement, and since that movement is so fun and engaging, it makes for enjoyable experience, even if the unreliable camera makes it more frustrating than it should be.
  7. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Jul 7, 2017
    20
    Put the time into it and get used to its unconventional controls and it’ll eventually wriggle its way into your heart. [July 2017, p72]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Mar 29, 2017
    10
    I was extremely scared that this game would be really boring, but NO! holy moly it surprised me.

    I got the switch version, and playing it
    I was extremely scared that this game would be really boring, but NO! holy moly it surprised me.

    I got the switch version, and playing it on a plane or in bed or in docked mode, it's extremely fun. It's an amazing game to go with zelda, when you need a break, don't go outside, just play Snake Pass!!
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  2. Mar 21, 2018
    10
    It's a phenomenal innovative platformer, dont miss this game. You'll regret it if you do!
  3. Mar 29, 2018
    9
    Snake Pass is one of, if not, the most innovative game of 2017 and there is a constant pull factor in the game that makes it so great. InSnake Pass is one of, if not, the most innovative game of 2017 and there is a constant pull factor in the game that makes it so great. In Snake Pass, you cannot jump, which can be weird for a plat-former, but works in this case. The physics and controls take a little getting used to but are great once you get the hang of it. I'd say the biggest problem with Snake Pass is the difficulty curve, which starts of extremely easy, but quickly gets harder without much warning. There isn't much of a story to the game, but it's fine without it. Snake Pass is an extremely creative game which shows that plat-formers can certainly work with a different formula. Expand
  4. Apr 6, 2017
    8
    An incredibly unique 3D platforming experience, Snake Pass will have even the most selective fan of the genre at the very least intrigued atAn incredibly unique 3D platforming experience, Snake Pass will have even the most selective fan of the genre at the very least intrigued at its charm.
    A good suggestion from many is to not go into this game expecting a traditional experience, but rather a new and exciting one that has been sorely needed in a very stale genre.
    The learning curve for the controls in this game are very steep, it's not for everyone, so don't feel bad if you can't get over it, it really is hard to control a snake!
    The music is purposely very reminiscent of 90's platformers and accompanies the style very well. It feels very relaxing to just sit in a world and listen to the tracks.

    All in all a nice experience that I hope I can revisit in future and I would definitely recommend fans of the 3D plaformer genre visit at least once.
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  5. Mar 29, 2017
    8
    I played a demo of this at EGX 2016. Did have a chat with one of the developers afterwards, and gave an initial opinion of it over to them.I played a demo of this at EGX 2016. Did have a chat with one of the developers afterwards, and gave an initial opinion of it over to them. At the time, i thought it was a fun, yet different type of puzzle game than i'm used to. So, i saw it on PS Store a few weeks ago for 20% off at pre-order. Decided to give it a go.

    Controls are certainly something to get used to, but they are fun. You move forward, use the control stick to slither to gain speed and raise your head to start climbing posts and obstacles. Yes, there are only 15 levels in-game. But these levels do pose their own challenges as you attempt to collect everything in each level. They start easy, and then get more challenging as you progress through. And you unlock a time trial mode after completing, which adds more replay-ability to it.

    Overall, it can be frustrating with the snake controlling, but it's a fun game none the less.

    Oh, and did i mention that the music is composed by David Wise?
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  6. May 27, 2019
    8
    The game was enjoyable, but short if you don't try to collect all the collectables.
    The controls were easy to pick up, leading me to wonder
    The game was enjoyable, but short if you don't try to collect all the collectables.
    The controls were easy to pick up, leading me to wonder why so many reviewers mention problems with difficult controls and snake movement. The only issue I found that somewhat bothered me, was Noodle's slow movement.
    All in all, I was glad I purchased it.
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  7. Mar 30, 2017
    0
    This game is being reviewed way too high by most on here. Is it unique and different for the most part for 2017, yes! But it has lots ofThis game is being reviewed way too high by most on here. Is it unique and different for the most part for 2017, yes! But it has lots of issues!

    Flaws:
    - The camera is HORRIFYING! There is no way they thought the camera was done correctly. It bounces all over like an old N64 game!

    - Although I did mention below in my "pros" that the controls are unique, at times they feel.. i guess you could say unbalanced and inaccurate.

    - Unskippable cutscenes (this was frustrating especially if you replay levels for trophies)

    Things I did enjoy:
    - The uniqueness of controlling a snake, though it was frustrating as hell to learn.
    - The cheerful graphics/environments/characters..you get the point. It was cute. :)

    I would only recommend getting this for $10 or less. (I would have waited for it to be around $5 on the PS store during a sale had I known I wasn't going to enjoy it as much as I was hoping)
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