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Snake Pass sports a vibrant art style reminiscent of classic Rare platformers like Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong 64. However, its mechanics differ wildly from those games.
In Snake Pass, you control a snake named Noodle, slithering and curling around objects while navigating intricate obstacles and solving a multitude of physics-based puzzles. The challenges you encounter are each meticulously crafted around Noodle’s unconventional physicality, demanding you to know the ins and outs of its physics and maneuvers to fully master. For instance, successfully wrapping yourself around a lone pole over a bottomless pit requires you to take advantage of Noodle's center of gravity; otherwise, you'll fall to your death. Snake Pass is grounded in the reality of its premise, displaying a strong attention to detail in its rules and mechanics. The strength of its formula and style make it well worth looking out for.
It's interesting to note that the game's designer, Seb Liese, initially conceived the idea at a game jam but eventually pushed it into full development with the help of Sumo Digital, the studio behind Little Big Planet 3, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. -- Matt Espineli