After experiencing Tetris trauma, are you ready for a new challenge? Spend time with the slithery reptiles of WildSnake for a fine, fun puzzle experience.
WildSnake clones the Tetris concept and adds a nifty graphic twist. You guide falling objects into position at the bottom of the screen, and when you put similar objects together, they vanish. You must make all objects disappear without letting them stack to the top. In WildSnake, those falling objects are live snakes, which means they move, slither, and wrap around other objects. The accurate controls enable you to steer snakes across the screen into tiny holes.
Three game-play modes give you good variety. Match up the similarly patterned snakes in a standard one-player game, in a tough King Cobra Challenge against the clock, or head-to-head against a GameLinked partner. This latter mode might've been the best if there had been some way to show both players' screens side by side.
FOR HEAVEN'S SNAKES
The slippery snakes give this game a graphical dimension not found in Tetris. Snakes loop and twist to fill open spaces at the bottom of the playing field, a clever feature that's fun to watch. The ten different playing fields add to the viewing pleasure. Sound-wise, you get typically bouncy Game Boy music and few sound effects.
Tetris and its clones are classic handheld games. Wild-Snake slides right into the impressive Tetris legacy.
- Be careful not to lay a long snake horizontally across the playing field, or you'll block access to everything below.
- For extra challenge, turn off the Preview option, which closes the window that shows upcoming snakes.
- The basic rectangle is the easiest playing field for beginners, while this X shape wilt challenge experts,
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP