Watch this beast grows as it consumes everything in its path, but will this Snake slot grow your wallet or consume your cash? Let’s find out.
Technically, as we discovered in our research, the Snake video game came out sometime in the 1970s during the arcade era, but anyone who ever owned a Nokia phone sometime in the late 90s recognises this for what it is: hitting those old nostalgia buttons.
That said, you probably don’t need to know much about it to still enjoy this Snake mobile slot game; after all, it has that sync music and pretty gems over a massive 7×7 grid that makes it feel almost timeless and very retro.
The aim of this casino game is simple. To collect as many wins as you can.
Which, granted, is the aim of almost any iOS mobile or Android tablet slot online, but here it feels more vital than ever. That’s because this has avalanching wins, meaning every win explodes and more symbols tumble down from above.
The point is to collect as many of those exploding symbols wins, because 25 symbols or more will trigger a special mystery feature. Here the snake starts roaming around the screen, growing, and hopefully turning into one mystery symbol.
It can give you wins of over 20 symbols which is what you need to get a win of around 10x to 40x your bet. But more importantly, it keeps the cascade going so you can (hopefully) collect over 71 symbols in total and trigger the Snake slot bonus games.
Collect 71 symbols and you trigger 12 free spins. Every win from then one increases the multiplier by 1, to (what Live5 Gaming studios claim) an unlimited amount… or more likely until you win 14,000 times your bet. Which is a huge amount.
The problem we start to get with this Snake slot online is the fact that getting the free spins is difficult. And not just difficult, but getting big multipliers feels difficult. We’ve rarely seen a multiplier over 6x, and we played for over an hour.
And, as with most of these slot games with multipliers, the paytable number isn’t great without them. You need those big multipliers to give you that big payday, and if you are not careful with your slot betting strategies, this Snake will probably end up gobbling you up instead. Especially when you consider that the RTP is set at a lower than usual 94.98%.
Still, with a low minimum bet of 0.10 a spin and a high win of 14,000 times your bet, those kinds of numbers are hard to ignore and impossible to resits a least a few, fun, nostalgic spins.
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|Mobile Slot released||May 2019|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||7 Reels / All Ways Pay|
|House edge / RTP||5.08% - 5.02% / 94.92%|
|Min/Max bet||0.10 / 100|
|Max win||14,000 times your bet|
|Free spins||12 Free Spins / Unlimited Free Spins|
|Bonus rounds||Avalanching Reels, Free Spins, Mystery Symbols|
|Slot Themes||Classic & Retro|
Avalanching Wins: Any symbol that is part of a win will trigger an avalanche. This is when the symbols explode, the other symbols all drop down, and more fall down from above. It gives you a second chance at catching bigger wins.
Level Meter: Every symbol cleared in a win is added to the level meter. When you reach a new level you will trigger the snake feature, and if you clear enough symbols you will eventually trigger the free spins.
You continue to go up levels, including when you get wins using the snake feature.
Snake Feature: When you hit level 2 or 3 of the Level Meter you trigger the snake feature. The snake will travel around the board, getting bigger when it finds food, up to a possible 20 symbols long. When it hits an edge, the feature ends and the snake is converted into one mystery symbol from the paytable.
Free Spins: When you reach the free spins, or level 4, of the Level Meter, you trigger 12 spins. Each cascade or avalanche win in the free spins increases the multiplier by 1, much like in the popular Megaways phone slots. You can also trigger the snake slot feature or re-trigger the bonus games during the free spins by collecting symbols as usual.
Snake is a 7 by 7 grid slot where you get wins with clusters of symbols touching vertically or horizontally. The more symbols you collect, the more likely you are to trigger a snake mystery symbol feature or the free spins with increasing multipliers.
Much like the retro game that this is based on, we can't imagine that this Snake slot on mobile is one you can play for longer than for a fleeting moment of boredom.
The graphics are just a little too bland, and even the game mechanics get frustrating as you need to collect so many symbols.
But it has a strange charm that is hard to fault, especially when it gets going and you get a chain reaction of wins that feels like it lasts forever. And it probably does as you collect over 71 symbol wins and 12 free spins full of multiplying potential.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: March 26, 2021 - Rating