Snood – iPhone App Review

You may already be familiar with Snood , the addictive matching game has been around for years on GameBoy and PC/Mac, but now the game has entered the iPhone arena and it has done some growing up on the way.  The cute blocks have been updated, have some new friends, and the iPhone app version allows you to play against friends.

For those who aren’t already addicted, Snood is a block matching game in which you aim and shoot Snoods in order to “free” them.  Snoods you match will disappear, and any Snoods that as a result are not connected to anything will fall away.  Sounds simple enough, but the iPhone version has many ways to play, and several levels of difficulty.  From classic mode, to story mode, multi-player, and puzzle levels, the game has a mountain of opportunities to feed your addiction.

After several hours on the game, the only thing I didn’t love about it was the advanced levels on the puzzle mode which are nearly impossible and come down to luck really.  Other than that the game is a winner.  The story mode is fun and challenging, and the classic mode is good for limitless play.  With a range of difficulty choices, the game gives you the option to play around with the idea quite a while without becoming frustrating, and then you can move on at your own pace.

The graphics are great, and though once in a while it is a little difficult to “thread the needle,” the controls are simple, leaving all the challenge to the puzzle aspect of the game.  Of course the multiplayer options take the game to a new level as you battle it out with another iPhone user.

The surprising number of possibilities make this a game to fit any situation.  Whether you have a couple mintues to kill, or are the type that can really get sucked into a long haul with a puzzle game, Snood is a solid option.

Below are a number of details on the game and a video.

SNOOD WITH FRIENDS ─For the first time EVER, play SNOOD in LIVE head-to-head Multiplayer or invite friends to play later in Challenge Mode Multiplayer!
SHOW YOUR SNOOD SKILLZ─Share your achievements, post your high scores, and launch SNOODs onto your opponent’s screen to slow them down!
EXCITING NEW 3.0 FEATURES─Send and receive challenge notifications and access the iTunes® library to play your own music while you SNOOD!
EXPANDING YOUR SNOOD WORLD ─ Challenge your Facebook friends to play with you from your iPhone™/iPod™ touch!
MATCH YOUR SNOOD-MOOD─Chill in Classic Mode with no time limits, get to know the SNOODs in Story Mode, beat the clock in Time Attack, and test your thinking skills in Puzzle Mode.
CUSTOMIZE YOUR GAME─Experience challenges for newbies and experienced SNOOD-Herders alike. Featuring 5 levels of difficulty from
Easy to Evil!
THE SNOOD FAMILY HAS GROWN─Introducing new characters like DaBomb, Wildcard and the Joker, each with their own unique features.
RE-DESIGNED FOR THE TIMES─Featuring all-new 3D graphics for a hipper SNOOD experience! And if you’re feeling nostalgic, you can still play within the Classic SNOOD characters.
GET NOTICED─Collect rewards for tricky bank shots and good aim with Style Point Multipliers. Earn Achievements and Rankings and compare yourself against your Facebook Friends and the World!

ENDLESS SNOOD POSSIBILITIES─Enjoy over 100 unique puzzles!
READY-AIM-SNOOD!Hit ‘em with your best shot using effortless touch & swipe action, giving you more control when it’s time to LAUNCH!

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Marc Eastman
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