[Beyond PlayStation] Snakeybus Review
Snakeybus from Digerati and Stovetop is a new take on the classic Snake game you all know. How does it fare on Nintendo Switch? Find out in our Snanekybus review!
Snakeybus from Digerati and Stovetop is an arcade-style release that pays homage to the classic Snake game of ages past. Your bus must be moving at all times because if you stop for too long, it will explode! To make it grow and to keep boosting your overall score, you’ll have to pick passengers from the different, specially marked areas to then take them to their destination. Do this for long enough, and you can end up unlocking new areas to explore with your little bus that could! Are you up for the challenge?
You’ll move your vehicle/reptile around by steering with the left analog stick, accelerating with the ZR button. Your bus will never stop on its own, but you can at least activate the brakes and slow down for a bit with the ZL button, which will sometimes help you to line up a jump – and rocket boost – to clear some obstacles by pressing the L button. If you want to change the camera around, you can try the different options at your disposal by pressing the X button, so that you can find the one that works best.
Your starting options for locations to play on for this arcade-style release on Nintendo Switch are a Dorm, with Hot Wheels sets style plastic ramps that will take you over a desk, bed, and closet, moody Seattle with its never-ending rain, an artsy Museum with many a curve, as well as the peace and quiet of the Suburb. Each stage will have something to offer, changing how you approach your “pick up passengers and drop them off to boost your score and make your bus grow” overall strategy.
Boosting your overall score will not only allow you to unlock new areas to play on but also different types of buses to take under your wings. The default transit bus is nice and all, but you can unlock a school bus, a party bus, the truck from Clustertruck, a dragon, or a double-decker bus. Going back to the extra stages to unlock, these include the aptly named Ring, romantic Paris, interconnected Intersect, vibrant Miami, the humid Cave, and Coriolis, which will have you looping around its cylindrical shape.
Snakeybus is a fun arcade-style release in which your goal will always be to beat your own high score, as well as compete against the score of players from around the world. Your bus will grow with every set of passengers you manage to drop at their destination, making it harder to continue picking up passengers without crashing into yourself as you ride around each stage. Growing also increases your overall capacity, which will also have an effect on your final score, so there’s always that drive to try and keep pushing for as long as possible. Snakeybus is going to be a love it or hate it type of game, and it’s out now on Nintendo Switch for $11.99.
This Snakeybus review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Digerati.