By Noumenon Games
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Best game of 2016 in France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland!
What is the longest possible length a bird can be? Obviously a question only all the fruit in the world can answer! But where could all this fruit be hiding? Follow Redbird, Greenbird and Bluebird on a quest for an amount of fruit beyond any birds wildest dreams.
Snakebird is a very simple but deceptively challenging puzzle game about assuming the right shapes for the task at hand, be it pushing, lifting, teleporting or just defying the laws of physics.
This game is unbelievable. It's hard to find a truly challenging puzzle game, and this one is by far the most enjoyable and unique one out there. Anybody who says "there should've been more explanation" or "a better tutorial" obviously only cares about how fast they can beat the game, and aren't patient enough to take the time to enjoy figuring out the complex physics and strategy of the game. Figuring out how it all works and learning new strategies is where most of the fun lies within this game. There are PLENTY of levels in this game, because many of them take hours to figure out. The level of intelligence these guys must've had to create them is amazing. After I downloaded the game, it took me close to three months to finish the game; granted, I didn't play all day every day, but I probably clocked in about 2 hours a day. More than half of them were challenging enough that I "stumbled" upon the solution, which means I can go back and replay all of them without remembering exactly how to do it. The impossible difficulty is what makes this game so fun, and so rewarding when finally beating a level that's taken you so long. I only hope there's another one released, which I would gladly pay $10 for. Incredible game, thank you so much!
Beautiful game, poorly executed.
Firstly, above anything else, this game is gorgeous. The art is cute without being cloying; the sound design is great; the colors aren't too harsh for extended play. That is far and away my highest praise for this game.
Those who say the game is pleasantly difficult are correct! It's harder than your average puzzle game, and I'm going to go against the tide and say that I find it totally reasonable for them to provide ten levels of this caliber and request payment for more.
So what's my big issue? The game design is. Lacking. To say the least. The first and most important level of any kind of game, but especially an app like this that functions essentially as an ad for the full game, is the tutorial. You have to introduce the player to more than the controls--you have to introduce them to your key concepts, to important mechanics, anything they need to remember or use as the game goes foreword. I don't blame the people who feel the first few levels cannot be beaten. They did not have the rules of the game properly shown to them! This is luckily something easily fixed; hopefully expanded upon in an update?
Snakebird is an incredibly challenging puzzle game without being frustrating. Despite even very early levels seeming impossible to solve on first attempt, every stage can be beaten and the inclusion of an unlimited undo button lets you retry individual steps as many times as you'd like. There's no timer, just you and the adorable Snakebird, who makes cute faces and sounds as you slide him around the stage: near a fruit and he gazes at it expectantly, sidle up to spikes and he looks extremely worried. This is an amazing puzzle experience if you don't mind being stumped while trial- and- erroring solutions and taking time to figure things out, and it's even more rewarding because the charming Snakebird will wait with you while you do.
- Category: Games
- Released: Jul 21, 2016
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 124 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Noumenon Games AB
- © 2015 Noumenon Games AB
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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