Playing the new Snake Color Hunter iPhone app is a lot like jumping into a pit full of plastic balls. Only this time you have a cannon to help you aim those balls with more precision.
If that sounds like something you can get behind, you owe it to yourself to read our iPhone app review of Snake Color Hunter from Clover iOS Games.
Concept & Gameplay:
In the Snake Color Hunter iPhone app it is your job to fire balls from a cannon at a line of other multicolored balls moving around a snake shaped course. Simply tap a spot to aim a ball at it. Line up three balls of one color and watch them burst off the screen, and keep you safe from the snake’s gaping maw.
If you fail to keep the line of balls at bay they will reach the end of the snake, and it’s all over.
This game is extremely similar to Zuma, only much simpler. There is only one level on this game. It’s all about surviving as long as you can against the constant onslaught of balls. There are no boosts or obstructions.
Snake Color Hunter is extremely straightforward. You fire the balls, line up groups of three, and that’s it.
Layout & Design:
A bright jungle motif, complete with a wild soundtrack, sets the background for the Snake Color Hunter iPhone app.
There are not a lot of pages in this app, and the design work is decidedly mediocre. It isn’t bad, just extremely cartoony.
You can access an about page and toggle on and off background sounds by tapping on correlating leaves on the main page, which is a nice jungle-themed touch. Otherwise, we were a bit underwhelmed by the app’s design.
For a thorough test, we installed the Snake Color Hunter iPhone app on an iPhone 4 and an iPad 2 then took our time playing the game.
Due to many technical issues the game is difficult to play. The oncoming stream of balls moves in an extremely choppy way, as though they are constantly trying to play catch up. That makes it impossible to aim shots accurately.
Also, it is very common for balls you shoot to simply stop elsewhere on the board or fly past an existing line of balls entirely for no reason. So, even if you are lucky enough to aim a ball correctly you might not make a match and get any points.
It’s obvious that this application needs some work. Still, it costs $.99 to download Snake Color Hunter in iTunes. That would be an extremely fair price if this app worked properly.
Hopefully the folks at Clover iOS Games will release updates to the Snake Color Hunter iPhone app and help this game live up to its potential.
Snake Color Hunter iPhone app requires iOS 3.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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