Snake Slither is a free and simple online multiplayer game where you take control of a small snake. The more glowing orbs you eat, the larger you grow. The aim is to grow as large as possible without hitting another snake. Unlike the early mobile phone snake games, the larger you become, the easier the game becomes because it is easier to destroy other snakes.
Collecting glowing orbs and growing into a massive serpent
The quick respawn time helps to make the game a little more addictive because you quickly recover from the disappointment of dying because you are right back in the game.
You start out as a very small snake, no larger than a maggot. There are glowing orbs that generate around the circular map. Your job is to gobble them up by moving your snake towards them. If another person hits your snake, then they are destroyed. When another snake is destroyed, their energy becomes more glowing orbs, which you may eat to become larger. The only way your snake is destroyed is if you hit another snake with your snakehead. If other people hit you, any part of you, then they are destroyed.
Much of Snake Slither is spent avoiding other snakes while eating orbs. If you feel like destroying other snakes in order to eat their remains and become larger, you have to tactically outwit other players. Or, you may simply wait for them to hit other snakes by accident.
Destroy other snakes and feed on their energy
There are numerous tactics you can use to destroy other snakes, and it becomes easier as you grow larger because you have more body for them to hit. If you are a larger snake, you may wrap your body around another snake and keep circling it until they hit your body (as they have nowhere else to go). If you are destroyed, you are given the option of respawning in another game, where you become a tiny snake again. The more aggressive you are in Snake Slither, then the higher the chances are that you will be destroyed because the best way to stay alive is to avoid other snakes completely.
The graphics are rather basic, but the game uses a lot of your Internet bandwidth and CPU (Central Processing Unit) power, so you will need a fairly modern computer in order to play it. There is an option that allows you to lower the graphics on the game for if you have a less powerful computer.
There are two distinct versions of the game, and the one you get seems to be linked to the type of device/computer you use. If you have a more powerful machine, you will probably play the version where snakes grow both longer and fatter. If you have a less powerful machine, you will see fewer players in your game, and your snake will become longer but not fatter. Making snakes fatter as they become longer is the developer’s way of leveling the playing field. Longer and fatter snakes will kill others more easily, but the fatter head makes navigating away from others a little more difficult.
The game is simple, but very addictive, especially since each game is slightly different depending upon the other people you are playing with. You cannot link up and slither in a friend’s game because you spawn into a random game each time. The game uses your Internet and CPU power rather heavily, which means many people experience a lag or stutter, which can ruin the game if it happens too often. The game is colourful, with a simple format, and the game mechanic makes playing very easy. The fun is mostly self-directed depending upon how you play. You may play a risky game and hunt other players, or you may avoid others and concentrate on growing large--the choice is yours.