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Snakebird (2015) is a puzzle game about movement, shapes and gravity. You control multiple snakes on a quest for fruit. You move around the world by directing each one to collect fruit. It looks simple, but the novelty is that you soon have to create specific shapes with your tail to work with the level, gravity and other snakes to get where you need to go.

Play involves forming different shapes with the snakes so they can access the areas of the level with the fruit. This starts like a normal snake game, but you soon realise that you need to intentionally fall, hang and lift to get where you need to go. Gaining certain fruit give you additional special powers like being able to teleport and gain length.

As you progress the difficulty and complexity really ramp up. You have to work in tight spaces with your snakes, work with multiple snakes interacting and keep an eye on how you can push, pull, fall and coerce these creates where they need to go. There are over fifty challenging levels that open up as you progress through the non-linear world map. You work through several different zones each with a different style of puzzle.

Snakebird Primer is a separate game that offers an easier entry point into the puzzles. It's a good warm-up to the original game but also a great way for younger (or newer) players to enjoy the experience.

Our examiner, Jo Robertson, first checked Snakebird 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 4 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Brain Game and Traversal game with Platform, Puzzle, Sequencing and Simulation elements. This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 7 hours and 10 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger children may find the complexity ramp up quite quickly for them. Snakebird Primer is a good alternative for younger players.


Snakebird usually costs £4.99 to £5.79.


Steam Store PC £4.99
Steam Store Mac £4.99
Switch Store Switch -

Snakebird Primer

Steam Store PC £5.79
Steam Store Mac £5.79
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
You can purchase a Switch version of Snakebird with both Snakebird and Snakebird Primer. 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 04/05/2015

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, Switch and iOS

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Brain Game, Traversal (Platform, Puzzle, Sequencing and Simulation)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On and Blocks

Developer: Noumenon Games (@NoumenonGames)

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