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  • Summary: THINK LIKE A SNAKE!

    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 re-unite the missing Keystones with the
    THINK LIKE A SNAKE!

    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 re-unite 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!

    Master Noodle's one-of-a-kind abilities

    -Unravel the mystery of the nefarious gatecrasher
    -Restore Haven Tor to its former glory
    -Slither into every nook and cranny in search of cunning collectibles
    -A brand-new soundtrack from fan favourite composer David Wise
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Apr 3, 2017
    83
    Snake Pass is currently my personal surprise of 2017: a platformer-that's-not-really-a-platformer with strong puzzle elements and a pretty irresistible approach, built with passion and wit around an unconventional concept. It's also a bizarre and surprisingly hardcore experiment overall, one that will make some players fall in love while irritating others. it won't please everyone, but its desire for something original is certainly commendable.
  2. Mar 29, 2017
    80
    Snake Pass is a truly enjoyable, addictive and original platforming puzzler gem that really stands out. The only real issue is how short it feels. There are four worlds to complete, with fifteen stages in all, and an unlockable time-trial mode, but even with all that, there is a desire for more.
  3. Apr 6, 2017
    80
    Snake Pass is a weird, wacky, and wonderful platformer with rewarding controls and great atmosphere. While there are a few minor issues holding it back, the game is a great throwback to the 3D platformers of the 90s, and a great indie title for the Switch.
  4. Mar 31, 2017
    70
    At times, then, Snake Pass can be a wonderfully relaxing journey through some beautiful habitats. The late game switches into an engaging and challenging puzzler, requiring some deft flicks of the left stick, but one that can feel immensely gratifying when you elegantly slalom your way over a narrow assault course that's suspended over lava. It's the middle third, when the game expects too much of you far too soon, that causes the momentum to stutter. Nevertheless, Snake Pass is a quirky puzzler that innovates while simultaneously evoking memories of your favourite platformers of yesteryear--just don't expect to grow into your new skin overnight.
  5. Apr 10, 2017
    70
    Snake Pass brings some very welcome and challenging serpentine fun to the Nintendo Switch, along with memorable audiovisual worlds that will fill the players' eyes and ears. While its camera doesn't always work perfectly, there is no obstacle to its snake-like gameplay and to its snake approach to puzzle-solving that will stand in the way of Snake Pass becoming a memorable game.
  6. Apr 4, 2017
    70
    Snake Pass is a colourful snake 'em-up platformer with hard to learn controls, but is original enough to be worth more than a passing glance.
  7. Apr 6, 2017
    58
    In this day and age of remakes and annual releases, it's refreshing to see a brand new IP that happens to be a platformer. The frustration of the controls coupled with the camera just broke down my enjoyment and the lack of real replay value hurt my logic to push through the frustration. I should also mention the musical score is fantastic and feels ripped right out of a Donkey Kong Country game (which makes sense since it's the same composer). Overall I think Snake Pass is worth checking out but curb your expectations a bit. I'm sure if it sells well, Snake Pass 2 will correct my problems with this first entry and slither its way to a better grade.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 47
  2. Negative: 12 out of 47
  1. Apr 27, 2017
    10
    Snake Pass exceeded my expectations. It can be very difficult, but never did it feel unfair. Every I failed to platform it was my fault, theSnake Pass exceeded my expectations. It can be very difficult, but never did it feel unfair. Every I failed to platform it was my fault, the level design is brilliant and the music is fantastic! They really payed close attention to detail. Water droplets smack drums in time and tune to the music. A cheerful slithery platformer. Expand
  2. Mar 29, 2017
    9
    This is a 'budget' game that surprised me. I am so happy they could port it to the Switch in such a short time. It's a great platformer andThis is a 'budget' game that surprised me. I am so happy they could port it to the Switch in such a short time. It's a great platformer and also a puzzle how to reach things. To be fair, i will reward this with a 9 out of 10, by comparing in to other games that release in this medium price range (€19,99).
    For this money you have a nice platformer that forces you to think like a snake.
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  3. Mar 31, 2017
    8
    Game has a nice idea with interesting controls but can also get frustrating at times when the snake just does not do what you want. :) Still iGame has a nice idea with interesting controls but can also get frustrating at times when the snake just does not do what you want. :) Still i gave it 8 points for the great idea, nice visuals and overall good level design. Expand
  4. Mar 21, 2020
    7
    This game had potential but it was honestly just boring. This is honestly just an opinion. It's definitely a game that some people will enjoy.This game had potential but it was honestly just boring. This is honestly just an opinion. It's definitely a game that some people will enjoy. I'm not one of them Expand
  5. May 30, 2017
    6
    Snake Pass' unique control scheme is where this game shines, as you must move as a snake actually would, making this an exciting entry in theSnake Pass' unique control scheme is where this game shines, as you must move as a snake actually would, making this an exciting entry in the 3D platformer genre. Sadly, the learning curve, lack of good camera controls, and extremely difficult item collection make the game a hard one to enjoy the whole way. Due to the abundance of item collection, as is classic in this genre, you would think it would consist of being able to discern where all the items are, and just having it be difficult to get to them, however, I couldn't find all the items on almost any level, making it frustrating as the only mechanic of the game is to 100% all the items and move on to the next stage. The camera is what I think is to blame here, as there is no good way to angle the camera around to locate items. People yearning for a new entry into the 3D platformer genre should give this one a look, and people who like exciting and new indie games, but I just hope you find the items and master the wiggle better than I could. Expand
  6. Oct 1, 2017
    5
    The game just takes every chance it gets to make the player annoyed at the controls rather than try to make it more playable with theThe game just takes every chance it gets to make the player annoyed at the controls rather than try to make it more playable with the insistence on making you "feel like a snake" well I'll be honest, after 5-6 stages of this I wanted to reattach my arms and click the home button and go back to playing other games.

    Games shouldn't aim to control this badly, especially not if you go with the "easy" control setup, you'll actually find some maneuvers impossible to complete without the full controls.
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  7. Apr 14, 2017
    0
    This is by far the worst Switch game out right now. I would love to like it, the idea is great, the music is great, but the camera andThis is by far the worst Switch game out right now. I would love to like it, the idea is great, the music is great, but the camera and controls are so badly programmed that it is just an endless frustration. You can't enjoy the game because you die all the time due to the worst camera since 3d game cameras exist, and your snake is definitely suicidal, because even though you do the right thing, he decides to untangle himself from the bamboo and you fall into a bottomless pit or spikes. All. The. Time. No fun at all, not worth any money, worst game ever. Expand

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