Snake is a genre crossover released in spring 2019 by Live5 Gaming. The game provider has taken the classic Snake videogame from the '70s and brought it back to life. In other words, a classic game reimagined as a slot.
The slot has an unusual setup of 8x8, has an RTP of 94.98 % and is considered a high variance game. Snake can offer progressive multiplier free spins as well as a maximum winning potential of over 14000x your original bet.
This is a slot that can be played from 0.10 € to 100 € each spin.
Design & Symbols
What is there to expect from a crossover slot like Snake? The aim here is to collect as many of the exploding symbols wins as possible. With 25 symbols or more, a special mystery feature will be triggered. With a unique setup like Snake, there are slightly different rules to follow than most other slots.
Wins are achieved by getting matching icons that are connected either horizontally or vertically, forming a snake-like shape, just like the original mobile game with the same name.
During the Snake Feature, the snake will come into the base area looking to collect food. Food icons will just like the original game, be able to add 1 to 2 fields to the length of the snake. Neon-glowing circles, rectangles, pentagrams and triangles are found in the game.
The Snake slot has plenty of features to look forward to. With both cluster-pays and an avalanche feature as well as free spins, multipliers and expanding icons, there is plenty of action.
In this feature, any symbol that is a part of a winning combination, an avalanche will be triggered. Here symbols will explode and other symbols will drop down, causing even more symbols to fall down from above. This gives you a second chance at getting even bigger wins.
Every time you have a win in this slot, every symbol included in the win will be added to the level meter. Each time you reach a new level, the snake feature will be triggered. If enough symbols are cleared, you will trigger the free spins feature.
- Level 1 – the Starting point
- Level 2 – Clear minimum of 25 symbols
- Level 3 – Clear minimum of 45 symbols
- Free Spins – Clear minimum of 71 symbols
Once you reach the 2nd or 3rd level in the Level Meter, you will be able to trigger the snake feature. In this feature, the snake will be moving around on the board and keep on growing bigger and bigger as he finds food.
The snake can grow up to 20 symbols long. Just like in the original arcade game, if the snake hits an edge, the feature will end and the snake will be turned into one of the mystery symbols from the paytable.
When reaching level 4 of the Level Meter, you will activate the free spins feature. When this happens you will trigger 12 free spins. Each avalanche win that happens inside the free spins feature, will increase the multiplier by 1, making the wins bigger and bigger. It is also possible to trigger the snake slot feature or re-trigger the bonus game during the free spins by continuing to collect symbols.
Our Thoughts on Snake
Snake is a fun retro-themed slot and will probably be a popular choice amongst those who miss the classic arcade game. It is a proper blast from the past. However, this version is without a doubt harder than the original one, as it is a bit of a challenge bringing the house edge down.
The graphics aren't overly impressive and some might find the mechanics of the slot a little irritating as players need to collect many symbols. Still, Snake has a certain charm about it, especially when the game really gets going and a chain reaction is triggered. Wins can feel like they last forever with the possibility of collecting over 71 symbol wins and 12 free spins, this slot is not a game changer, but a fun addition from Live5.