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IGN

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7.2 / 10.0
Apr 5, 2017

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 aren’t great, but the concept still managed to hook me for the five hours it took wrap up the campaign. And in the end, I wanted to go back and replay stages to round up all the collectibles I missed.

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No Recommendation / Blank
Mar 30, 2017

Sumo Digital makes its solo debut with an old school platformer that's inventive, charming and a little too frequently infuriating.

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Metro GameCentral

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7 / 10
Mar 30, 2017

A great concept with a perfect mix of retro modern gameplay and aesthetics, even if the idea never evolves to have real legs.

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7 / 10
Mar 31, 2017

Snake Pass is a unique and beautiful platformer, but one that is marred by a steep difficulty curve.

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Apr 1, 2017

Visually, Snake Pass recalls the Nintendo 64 era of Rare, with a bright and colorful presentation across its fifteen levels. When you dig into the game though, you find a unique set of controls that want to make the player really feel like a snake. If you spend time learning how Snake Pass controls, you'll find a rewarding, if sometimes uneven, experience.

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6 / 10.0
Apr 10, 2017

Snake Pass' legacy won't be any of that negative stuff I mentioned. It'll be remembered as a quirky thing that's an exemplary example of how games can offer non-traditional experiences. And, to be quite honest, I love it for that. I thoroughly enjoyed my first hour or so as I leaned into its serpentine sensibilities. But, Snake Pass' choice of animal is unfortunately fitting as this game just doesn't have legs.

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69 / 100
Apr 21, 2017

It may look childish, but it's a challenging and tough platformer. Put the blame on its tricky control scheme.

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8 / 10
Mar 30, 2017

Managing to be both nostalgic and refreshingly new, Snake Pass is a glorious adventure that brings the 3D puzzle platformer right up to date. Barring some frustrations and a tough difficulty level, there are few indie games that provide such a thoroughly entertaining, beautifully designed experience as Sumo Digital have created here.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 29, 2017

The implementation of realistic snake physics is commendable, and may even be what snagged Snake Pass a green light in the first place, but it's also what drags down what could have otherwise been a phenomenal platforming experience.

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8.3 / 10.0
Apr 3, 2017

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.

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7 / 10
Mar 29, 2017

Under the surface, and besides its outdated graphics, you'll discover a great puzzle platformer.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2017

Snake Pass is a unique take on the classic puzzle platformer with a genuinely inventive style of movement that reinvents the genre, but a difficult camera and archaic save system takes some of the shine off.

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5.5 / 10.0
Apr 13, 2017

Sumo Digital's innovative 3D platformer successfully captures authentic snake physics, and in doing so makes us love our limbs all the more

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Unscored
Mar 31, 2017

This could, as I say, have been all comic pratfalls and Goat Simulator destruction, but instead it's an extremely careful study in how snakes navigate their bizarre bodies around, then transplanted into broadly well-done puzzle-places. I feel in awe of how well-realised this is, almost more than I actually enjoy it. I really do enjoy it though, so much so that I ended up picking it up for my Switch too (making it only the second game I own for Nintendo's latest toy).

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80 / 100
Apr 6, 2017

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.

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Apr 5, 2017

There's some real fun to be had here in spite of its nuisances and both platformer fans of old and newcomers alike will find this enjoyable.

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Apr 14, 2017

Your time with Noodle and Doodle might be a bit short, and some of the camera angles will really have you struggling, but overall it's a fun and exciting experience that you shouldn't misssssssss.

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7.7 / 10.0
Apr 4, 2017

Snake Pass has a colorful look, a cute character, and a truly inspired level design. It's also very difficult, and not in a good way: the peculiar control system and the physics of the slithering creature can test your patience at times. It's a good platform game, but you're gonna need a lot of patience and self control.

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GameMAG

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6 / 10
Apr 5, 2017

Snake Pass is a very strange game that tries to be meditative and hardcore at the same time. It does not allow you to relax and enjoy the gameplay and pleasant music because of the constant drops in the abyss, the slowness of the main character, traps, bad controls and bugs related to the save system.

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Ken McKown

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8 / 10.0
Mar 31, 2017

Snake Pass is a unique experience and a throwback to classic puzzle/platform games of yesteryear. It is a genre lost in time, and I am thrilled to be seeing a resurgence this year. For the price it is hard not to recommend Snake Pass. It is unique, fun, colorful, and challenging. Definitely worth checking out, even in this blizzard of awesome games hitting already in 2017.

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