Save the Snail by Alda Games capitalizes on the logic and strategy game play that is so popular in games today. The mission is simple - save the snails from the dangers that await them. A cute little snail stands waiting to be protected from falling rocks, burning sunbeams, and sharp tacks. If you aren't fast enough, or smart enough, the poor little snail doesn't make it, and his little green ghost floats into the sky.
Players are given a handful of items to drop into the scene. Buttons, coins, pencils, and even stinky cheese that attracts the snails are tools in your effort to save the snail. Users must drop the items strategically to create shelters to protect the snails from the dangers that surround them. Keep in mind, snails roll...so the task isn't as easy as it seems. Especially when someone has left thumbtacks all over the ground.
Users can access a handful of levels for free, and must purchase the remaining 13 levels for a total of 24 levels to beat. The aim is to achieve 3 things: save the snail, collect the star, and beat the time. Players can pass to the next level by simply saving the snail, but for added difficulty can strive to earn all three awards.
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This game was just plain fun. My son and I greatly enjoyed playing the game together and we were glad to have all 24 levels. The game is really simple to play and is appealing for any age group. As an adult I enjoyed trying to get all three awards and thinking strategically about how I could save the snail most efficiently. My four year old son was happy just dropping things to save the snail. The game gets progressively harder by adding propulsion bottles, swinging hammers, even cheese that will draw the snail towards it. In addition, the graphics are great, and the snail is just cute - even when he ends up with little Xs in his eyes. My only complaint is that I wish there had been more levels!
Overall, Save the Snail is a fun strategy game that is great for the whole family. Utilize tools to protect the adorable little snails from the dangers that await them. And then cross your fingers that the developers release more levels!
Save the Snail HD is available for downlaod via the iTunes App Store and Google Play -
RRP - Free to download -
13 addtional levels for $0.99/0.£0.69/€ 0.89 via in-app purchase
Note to Parents: This app does access the developer's web site from the app and does feature an in-app purchase for the remaining levels.
This app was reviewed by Sarah Emerling, a mom, teacher, and technology coach. She took forever to write this review because she was busy beating the entire game. She desperately hopes that the developer adds more levels! You can follow her ed. tech. blog at The iLesson Lady.
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