Review Snail Battles
Snail real-time strategy
Author: Tariq Abdulla
Date: 28 Apr 2017, tested on HTC One S
Decent animation, decent graphics, interesting game play, simple controls
In-app purchases, features ads
Snail Battles for Androids harks back to a mythical time and and place, where warriors rode slowly into battle on gigantic armoured snails. Wow. Just wow. This is freaking awesome. I hope someone makes a movie out of it.
The levels scroll painstakingly slowly, as you snail slithers along, as fast he can. But there's never any shortage of enemies to shoot at. Wombat like characters fire at you from the ground and from turrets. Dragons fly over and drop bombs on you. There's shell creatures with enormous spikes, just waiting for you that you need to take out before you get to them. There's canons. There are treasure chests you can fire open to earn more coins, which you can use to upgrade and buy more kickass weapons. Finally, you come across big bosses, like other giant snails, and you'll stop and keep firing at each other until you kill them.
Despite all this danger and constant exchange of fire, the game is not too difficult, at least at the outset. That's because, somehow, you can have up three guys with different weapons riding the snail, and they can all die in each level; so you can survive through a lot of damage in total. The weapons are fun, and all really different.
There's a big canon that's great for taking out turrets and canons and the like. The trouble is, it's so fun to shoot things that you get carried away, and keep using it against everything. You can run out of ammo for each weapon; though the game does let you squeeze out some extra shots if you switch to an empty weapon. The game teases you with the more powerful weapons, like the flamethrower, by letting you try them for one level every 30 minutes.
Snail Battles is hilarious, and just flat out a great concept. I love everything, from the powerful explosions to the grumpy facial expression on your giant snail. Top marks for this brilliant game.
Fight with giant snails and stuff
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 14 May 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Inventive gameplay mechanics, features fun weapons that serve unique mechanics, causes chaos is fun!
The art aesthetic feels uninspired, environments remain mostly static
Honestly, snails always seemed like one of the least dangerous animals on my list of dangerous animals turned gigantic. I mean, sure things would get pretty slimy, but you’d always be able to see it coming way before it ever did anything. However, like most things, once you throw humans into the mix things quickly change. Snail Battles is what happens when people throw a bunch of cool weapons onto giant snails and do battle.
Controlling your snail is relatively simple because the entire process is automated. All you have to do is point where you want to shoot and change weapons when appropriate. For instance, if you come across defensive structures then you’ll probably wanna switch to something big like a rocket launcher because your typical pea shooter isn’t gonna cut it.
As you progress you’ll discover new weapons that do all kind of cool things and you’ll be able to upgrade them as you go. You’re scored on how much destruction you cause consecutively, so you’ll want to make sure you string together all the chaos so you can get a large score.
Missions are really action-packed, though. You’ve got suicide bombers, long ranged ground troops, aerial troops, defensive towers, cannons, and even bosses which usually consist of other gigantic animals.
Snail Battles reminds me of what I used to love about all those old Flash games I played a long time ago. The controls are simple but tight and really just leaves the gameplay down to the player. It’s fun and engaging, but not overly grindy. I dangles the carrot just low enough to keep things interesting.