Show of the Week: 6 Snakes Less Adorable Than Snake Pass Snake Noodle

Published 11 months ago by Jane Douglas

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Snake Pass is an endearing puzzle platformer, soon to become your favourite game about a Snake that isn't a Metal Gear Solid or running on a Nokia 3310. However, not all snakes are as friendly and amenable to collaboration with hummingbirds as Noodle, the lovable hero of Snake Pass. Show of the Week ponders the serpentine jerks that won't make you say “aww”, they'll make you say “oww”, or possibly “oww, does anyone know how to suck the venom out of a snakebite because I'm starting to get dizzy here.”

In unforgiving underground platformer Spelunky, for instance, snakes are ten a penny. Or a dime a dozen, depending on your currency and the going exchange rate.

Their interests include being underground, hiding in pots, and killing you, and you could have guessed the latter on account of their evil snake frown. There's murder behind those cold, calculating snake eyes.

In Red Dead Redemption, the rattlesnakes are similarly far from being huggable, reptilian prairie pals, not least because they're almost impossible to spot before they sink their fangs into your unsuspecting cowboy rump.

Sure, they can't beat a Red Dead Redemption cougar for stopping power, but a rattlesnake is even better at catching you unawares while you're out gathering pretty daisies. I mean, scavenging for wild feverfew.

Snake Pass is out now on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC.

Previously on Outside Xbox: Let's Play Snake Pass on Xbox One

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Jane Douglas
Jane is co-editor at Outside Xbox, where she writes words and makes videos. She enjoys dialogue trees.

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