Snappers: Be Careful not to Snap Your Mind

Snappers is a deceptively simple game and one of the best games ever to hit iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. It looks simple because it doesn’t take much mind work to get through the first few levels. However, the more levels you successfully complete, the harder the new levels become.

Sooner or later you’ll join the ranks of multitudes that got stuck at a level. You may be thinking, “The game will probably bore me before that even happens.” Well, you won’t be the first one to think that and you certainly won’t be the last. Snappers is just waiting to get your mind in its clutches and once it does, you won’t be able to stop playing until someone snatches your device from your fingers. The game is so addictive because it builds adrenaline in your brain. The harder you think of a strategy to complete a level, the more your brain gets pumped up, and that feeling is what makes you just one of the Snappers addicts.

The Gameplay

The game starts by presenting you a grid of Snappers. The objective is simple, tap the Snappers until they all disappear. Try to resist the urge to tap away because there are only a limited number of taps you can do for each level.

How do these Snappers disappear?

The key to their disappearing act is the Red Snappers. Tapping a Red Snapper will make it explode. The explosion will hit nearby Snappers and if the ones hit are also red, these explode as well.

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If all the Snappers on the grid were red then the level wouldn’t be hard to finish. Unfortunately, different Snappers with other colors get introduced. The smallest Snapper is the Blue Snapper. Tapping the Blue Snapper will turn it into a Yellow Snapper. Tapping the Yellow Snapper will turn it into a Green Snapper. Tapping the Green Snapper will turn it into a Red Snapper. You already know what happens when you tap a Red Snapper.

It sounds simple enough, but don’t forget that every level has an allotted number of taps that you can do. If you still haven’t cleared the grid by the time you use up all of your taps, you’ll need to restart that level.

User interface

The game is very simple and all you need to know to work the game is to know how to tap the screen with a finger. You will either be tapping on a Snapper, or the on the yellow light bulb in order to get a hint.

Your first hint is free. The hint will show you what Snapper you need to tap next and so on until you finish the level. If you use that one hint, you’ll need to buy more hints if you really need some. There are levels where you might be awarded with a free hint, so watch out for these.

Graphics and Sound Effects

The graphics is very simple. You’ll get picture backgrounds or other not too exciting backgrounds. Don’t worry about the graphics because sooner or later you won’t be paying attention to them anyway.

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Audio, on the other hand is what makes the game fun. Every time you tap a Red Snapper, it “pops”, much like the sound of popcorn popping. The background music is relaxing. That’s understandable because you might reach a level that can get you so frustrated.

The Drawback

The game is exciting and challenging enough as it is, but the levels all look alike. It would have been nice to see something new added when you reach a new level, but you’ll be presented with another level that looks almost identical to the last one.

Conclusion

Snappers is a very challenging iPhone game though it may not seem so when you first start. Move on as quickly as you can to the next levels and you’ll see how challenging the game really is. Since this game does not have a word of caution (it really should have one), this is just to let you know that Snappers is addictive. It can be dangerous to your health if you play without food, water, or sleeping. Make sure you take the time to rest in between levels.

Snappers

Snappers-1Category: Games
Price: $0.99
Developed By: Emerging Banking
Requirements: Requires iOS 3.1 or later
Compatible With: iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad
Other OS: Android, Facebook
Our Rating: ★★★★½

 

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