Snake Pass

74

TechSpot Metascore

Based on 13 expert reviews
  • Excellent:
    2
  • Good:
    4
  • Average:
    4
  • Bad:
    3
7.1

User Score

Based on 825 reviews
as rated by Steam users

Expert reviews and ratings

By DarkZero on 60

I think it's pretty fair to say there is nothing quite like Snake Pass, with respect to the control scheme at least. I mean, it's a platformer where you take on the role of a snake – manoeuvring around obstacles by coiling around them and then stiffly...

By HardcoreGamer on 80

Snake Pass is a modern attempt to rekindle 3D platforming fun in an intelligent way. Instead of falling back on all the old tropes (and problems), players are presented with a protagonist which totally changes up the nature of platforming. Each stage only requires three objects to collect, meaning folks need not dread yet another collectathon.

By Destructoid on 60

Slightly above average or simply inoffensive. Fans of the genre should enjoy this game, but a fair few will be left unfulfilled. How we score:  The Destructoid Reviews...

By gamingtrend.com on 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...

By ign.com on 72

Slithering up simple structures in Snake Pass is one of the most mechanically satisfying video game ideas I've ever experience, and it effectively creates a sensation that feels the way maneuvering like a snake might. The camera and checkpoint systems...

By CGM on 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...

By GameSpot on 70

Playing a 3D platformer without a jump button is a strange experience. When I first started Snake Pass, I felt lost without the warm blanket of a double jump. How do I get to that floating platform across the chasm? How am I supposed to change...

By EuroGamer on 70

They're problems worth seeing through, however, for the zest and warmth that's on show. It has its issues, but Snake Pass is a work of wit and craft that does more than ape 3D platformers of old: it matches their ingenuity as well as their look, making this feel as fresh now as those classics did back in their day. It's just a pity that a small clutch of problems sees greatness slither through its fingers.

By nintendoworldreport.com on 80

Scroll down to the bottom for a video review.The 3D platformer is making a comeback in 2017 and to kick us off, Sumo Digital is offering a unique twist to the genre with their latest release, Snake Pass. What differentiates Snake Pass from your average...

By GameZone on 60

Snake Pass has some great design, but its mechanics fall short resulting in a lackluster experience that makes it hard to recommend as a day one...

By eurogamer.net on

Here's an adage as dog-eared and cheerily British as its subject; you wait ages for a classic platformer in the style of Rare's N64 classics and then two come along in quick succession. We're weeks away from the release of Yooka-Laylee, Playtonic's...

By Destructoid on

"The best way to get a snake to look like a snake is to find someone who's owned a snake."The thing that first drew me to Snake Pass was the curious fact that its creator, Seb Liese, used to be a biology teacher. Now Sumo Digital is talking shop about...

By Destructoid on

In our current harsh climate, I've been appreciating gaming's return to the happy-go-lucky days of brightly colored animal mascots getting into shenanigans. Couple this with a studio that's produced tons of great experiences like Sumo Digital, and we...

By Destructoid on

Snake Pass, revealed late last year, always looked like a neat little modern take on Snake Rattle 'n' Roll for the NES, but it never really grabbed me -- until this week, that is. The team over at Sumo Digital just announced that David Wise, Rare...