WormaxIO Artifacts & Essence Points Explained

In my previous article on Wormax IO I briefly explained how the Booster system works. In this article I want to cover another important topic in the game which is The Shop. The Shop is a very useful part of WormaxIO where you can buy WormaxIO Artifacts that can do various things for you. For example you can decrease the cooldown time of the STOP and GHOST skills. Or if you prefer, you can increase the duration of Boosters.

How to access The Shop?

WormaxIO Artifacts How To Access The Shop Ynef.Net ReviewIn order to be able to buy stuff from The Shop, you must first register a free account on the WormaxIO website. You can then access the Shop by clicking on its respective button on the main log-in screen.

After you set up your account, you will start to gain essence points as you play the game. The amount of essence you earn is relative to how well you perform in each gaming session.

What are Essence Points?

Essence Points are your in-game currency that you can use to buy WormaxIO Artifacts from The Shop.

After the first death a part of your snake’s length is converted into essence with a ratio of 1000:1. All deaths afterwards convert essence at a rate of 3000:1.

This basically means that you will be rewarded with 1 essence point for every 3000’th length point you gain in the game.

Naturally you can buy more essence using real world currency at a rate of 500 essence points for $1,99 USD.

WormaxIO Artifacts Overview

WormaxIO Shop Artifacts Review Ynef.NetAfter you have bought or earned enough Essence Points you can start to buy various Wormaxio Artifacts from The Shop in order to maximize your chance of beating the game.

At first glance it might seem that even the most cheapest Artifacts cost way too much. For example the lowest tier (blue) Artifacts cost 100 Essence each.

However you shouldn’t let the seemingly high price of Artifacts bother you because compared to Slither.io, this game is much easier to master! Thanks to the various Boosters available throughout the world, you can grow your snake larger pretty quickly.

Tier 1 Artifacts

Tier 1 is the lowest and cheapest of them all. These Artifacts cost 100 Essence Points each. You can easily recognize the Artifacts in tier 1 by their Blue color. They also appear on the top of all other Artifacts.

You can decrease the STOP and GHOST cooldown time periods by 5% with Tier 1 Artifacts. Additionally you can increase your starting length by 100%, increase the Magnet Booster range by 5% and increase the field of vision by 2%. Additionally the worm receives -50% of the toxic mass consumed.

Other Artifact tiers

As the cost of the higher tier Artifacts increases, so does their overall power.

For example the tier 2 Artifacts which you will recognize by their Green color increase your starting length by 200%, increase the Magnet Booster for 10% and field of vision by 5%. Additionally the worm receives 0% of the toxic mass consumed.

Each Tier 2 Artifact will cost you 500 Essence Points which is the equivalent of about $2 USD in real world currency.


Wormax IO Boosters Explained and a Short How To Play Guide

At its core, Wormax IO is very similar to another highly popular snake game, the Slither.io. However Wormax comes with quite a few additional features which, arguably, make the game better than Slither in many ways. For one, the game has numerous special boosters that randomly spawn on the map.

These boosters can make the game easier and a lot more fun. In the following article I will give you a quick overview on what Wormax.io is all about. At the end of the article you will find a short how to play guide and as always, if for some reason you cannot access the game directly, you should try the WormaxIO Unblocked website.

Wormax.io overview

Wormax IO Gameplay Screenshot Ynef.Net Review

If you are familiar with Slither.io then Wormax should be easy enough to understand. Both the map and edible glowing food are identical to what we can see in Slither. It’s the special booster packs and your upgradeable snake character that really make it stand out from the rest.

What are Wormax.io Boosters?

As you crawl around the map and look for food, you can occasionally stumble upon booster packs that spawn randomly throughout the world.

Like in any other game, these boosters can help you get ahead and gain the upper hand against your enemies.

Wormax IO Health Boost Kettlebell Icon ynef reviewTake the Health Booster for example. When you eat this your snake will instantly gain +300 in length.

You can recognize the Health Booster by its distinct kettlebell icon.

Wormax IO Health Boost Binoculars Icon ynef reviewThen there is of course the Telescope Booster. Eat this and you will benefit from a 10% increase in your field of view.

You can recognize the Telescope booster by its distinct binoculars icon. The effect lasts for 1 minute.

Wormax IO Toxic Boost Ynef.Net ReviewThe Toxic Booster will make your worm toxic for 1 minute.

This means that if you die while toxic, any other snake who attempts to eat your remains will instead LOSE that amount of length.

Additionally, if you accelerate forward, the pieces that you leave behind are also toxic. However it’s worth noting that a worm cannot die just by eating toxic food. There is a limit of 10 length points from which you cannot go any lower when you eat toxic food.

You can recognize the Toxic Booster by its distinct radioactive icon.

Wormax IO Magnet Booster Ynef.Net ReviewThe Magnet Booster is one of my personal favorites.

Eat this and you will gain the upper hand by increasing the range you can eat food. In other words you will attract food towards you from 20% farther away.

The effect lasts for 1 minute and you can recognize the Magnet Booster by its distinct U-shaped magnet icon.

Wormax IO Mass Conservation Booster Ynef.Net ReviewAnd finally there is the Mass Conservation booster.

This one is especially useful for players who like to turbo boost around the map a lot as you won’t lose any of your length while on the Mass Conservation booster.

You can recognize this booster by its distinct green icon with bits of food crossed out.

How to play Wormax.io

As I previously mentioned, Wormax is very similar to another popular snake game called Slither.io. Your goal as a snake is to eat bits of glowing food and various boosters to eventually be the biggest snake in the game.

Using various strategies like circling your enemy so they can’t escape or quickly accelerating in front of an unsuspecting snake you can beat the game in no time.

Wormax.io Controls

Movement is controlled using your mouse and you can accelerate forward at an increased speed when you press the left mouse button or Q on your keyboard. Keep in mind that you will lose length every time you use turbo boost, therefore it’s wise to only use it occasionally.

Additionally you can STOP for a moment using the W key and transform yourself into a GHOST using the E key. These are two of the most notable differences in the way Wormax is played compared to Slither. As a ghost, you can move through other snakes freely so this skill may come in handy when you’re in a crowded place.

The shop

When you sign up for a free account you get access to The Shop. The Shop lets you customize your snake and add up to 7 artifacts on your body. Each artifact gives you additional bonuses on top of the various Boosts found in the game.

For example some of the artifacts will increase the range of the Magnet Booster while other Artifacts will decrease your cooldown period for the Stop and Ghost skills.


Run3 Gameplay And Short How To Play Guide

Run3 is an amazing 3D forward running game and a predecessor to Run 4 developed by Kongregate. The game features simple, yet beautiful space-like graphics and the background music is literally out of this world. Because the entire Run game series is one of my personal favorites, the following article might be just a little bit biased. That said, let’s take a closer look into Run 3 and find out what this game is all about. If you are having trouble playing the game, you might want to try the Run 3 Unblocked website.

Run3 Gameplay

Run3 Gameplay running through space ynef review

Run3 is very similar to all the other Run games in the series. The goal of the game is to run forward, avoid obstacles and reach the end of the level. What’s notable in Run3 is the fact that you can choose to run forever. The infinite run feature makes it so the game never ends. Combined with awesome, slightly psychedelic/DNB background music, the entire game looks like one big mind trip.

Highly addictive space game

The fast-paced music along with the immersive and seamless gameplay make Run 3 quite addictive. Oftentimes I would spend hours playing the game when originally I only intended to take a break for about 15 minutes.

Run3 offers numerous hidden levels and various other unlockables like different characters and game modes. And when you consider the infinite run game mode, it isn’t hard to imagine why you would spend way too much time behind this game.

Don’t let the cute little alien creature and very basic game graphics fool you. It’s a serious game where levels get incredibly complex as you venture deeper into the infinite space.

How to play Run 3

The controls are rather simple and consist of only the arrow keys and the space key. Naturally you move the character around using the arrow keys and jump over gaps and other obstacles with the space key.

Additionally you can pull up the menu by pressing the esc key. In the home screen you can take a look at the Galaxy Map which tells you exactly where you are and how far you have progressed. Because the game automatically saves your progress you can come back the next day and continue your journey from where you left off.

Obstacles you should avoid

Run3 Gameplay Running Avoid Breaking Floor ynef review

One of the most annoying obstacles in Run 3 is the breaking floor. These tiles have a grey color with a distinct cracked pattern. Similarly to other games, the breaking floor falls off shortly after you step on it.

What makes it so bad in Run 3 is the fact that if you step on one, all of the other tiles connected to it will start to fall as well. This leaves you with very little room to stand on. Your best chance is to avoid the breaking floor tiles for as long as possible.

In certain levels you will find various blocks and other shapes on the ground. Avoiding these is rather simple, just run past or jump over them.

And just in case you didn’t know, you can walk on the walls as well. Simply move the character against the wall and it will become the new floor as the whole level rotates around you. How cool is that?


3 Awesome and Unique IO Games from All IO Games.net

Agar.io was the first .io game to gain massive publicity. Shortly after its success someone released an open source clone version of the game. Now IO games have spread across the internet like wildfire. I have already written many reviews and articles about these games in the past and today I found that someone made a website that lists all io games in one place. Neat!

3 Unique IO games from AllIOGames.Net

When I looked around the website I realized just how little I actually know about these types of games. There are a lot of titles yet unknown to me and some of them are actually pretty damn good. Below is a list with three most notable io games I found and a short description on what makes them better than their predecessor, Agar.io


A Narwhal is a medium-sized toothed whale indigenous to the Arctic sea. Because their tusk resembles a horn, some people jokingly call them the Unicorns of the sea. In Narwhale.io your role as a Narwhal is to kill your enemies using nothing but your sharp tusk.

narwhale io gameplay screenshot ynef unique io games

As you can see from the screenshot above, someone was just cut in half by the opponent. This is a truly unique game and a great addition to the IO games family.


Hordes.io, unlike most other io games, is a 3D browser based MMO. The player can take up a role as a healer, tank or one of DPS classes and fight the enemy team.

Hordes.io gameplay screenshot ynef unique io games

In many ways this game resembles Minecraft in MultiPlayer mode. You have the characters made out of blocks and grasslands reaching the horizon. However the ground textures look way better than in Minecraft when you play using the default texture set.


Vertix.io is another very unique IO game where the goal is to work as a team in order to beat the enemy faction. It’s essentially a 3rd person multiplayer shooter with a retro-ish look. Indeed, the pixel graphics make playing this game a walk down the memory lane. It also resembles Wolfenstein 3D in some aspects, but maybe it’s just me.

Vertix.io gameplay screenshot ynef unique io games

Like any other decent shooter, Vertix comes with different weapons, mods, skins and clans. It has servers on all of the big continents to help you get the most out of the game without lagging out.

In case you get hurt, you can quickly find the medipack to help you recover. Additionally there are lootcrates around the level that help you in times of trouble.


Vice City Multiplayer: The Glitch Hunters from Ankeborg’s Playground

GTA Vice City Multiplayer or VC-MP for short is well known for its numerous bugs and glitches. Oftentimes all you have to do in order to glitch into a wall, for example, is to jump towards it at a right angle and let the game’s crappy physics take care of the rest. With a couple of tries you should find yourself stuck inside a wall of a building in no time!

Back when me and Comendante were regulars in the Ankeborg RPG server, we started a group called The Glitch Hunters. The goal of the group was simple: seek out and document all the glitches and bugs in Vice City.

We would upload gaming screenshots and post them in the forum with a brief description that explained how to replicate the glitch.

It didn’t take long for the group to gain popularity and soon enough most of the regulars like Sprinter, Falcon, Tuntis, Bandit, Feron, etc. were all glitching into things and posting their screenshots on the message board. Man, those were the times.

Too many glitches!

After we discovered the first couple of glitches we were naturally excited and wanted to share them with everyone else. However we soon realized that pretty much every building, tree and dumpster could potentially be glitched into.

This grim discovery was one of the reasons why we eventually decided to just stop. I mean come on, the whole game was one big glitch!

Noticeable Vice City Multiplayer glitches

While most glitches in Vice City Multiplayer just make you disappear into the wall from the other guy’s perspective, there are some that actually look kinda cool. Here’s an example where I successfully glitched into a booth in Escobar International airport:

GTA Vice City Multiplayer Escobar International Glitch Booth

Here’s what it looks like from the inside:

GTA Vice City Multiplayer Escobar International Glitch In Booth Inside View

As you can see it’s pretty boring on the inside. But most of the glitches in Vice City are like that. They just look so much better from the outside.

However more often than not, when you glitch into something, you will be able to see through the walls. Take a look at this glitch found Downtown in the Roxor building:

Downtown - roxor building Vice City Multiplayer

I don’t have a screenshot from the outside view, but the other guy can only see your username somewhere inside the walls. They can’t see you at all!

Starfish Island Balcony glitch

This one is one of my personal favorites. It’s located in the middle of Starfish Island, inside a small house with a lot of trees and bushes in the backyard. In single player mode you can find a yellow Stinger near the garage.

The glitch is my favorite because it looks awesome and provides excellent cover from deranged criminals. You’re essentially inside the wall so nobody can shoot you. The bullets just bounce right back. I also love it because I happened to own the house in the RPG server.

Starfish Island - Ynef's house - Vice City Multiplayer

Getting there

If you want to glitch onto the balcony you have to first glitch inside the room below.

  • On the ground floor jump on the railing. Try to position yourself facing towards Little Havana while your head is inside the ceiling.
  • When you jump from here you should end up within the walls of the building.
  • The next step takes a little more practice, but your goal is to do a running jump and get through the transparent wall onto the balcony.
  • Beware of stepping onto the transparent ground as you will fall through the game and be teleported in the middle of the street just outside the yard.

Useful teleportation glitch

While most of the glitches found in Vice City Multiplayer are pretty much useless because you can’t get out of them afterwards, there are some which can be rather useful.

For instance, how would you like to be instantly teleported from Prawn Island to the police station in Little Havana?

How to Teleport from Prawn Island to Little Havana

Prawn Island - Inside The Wall - Vice City Multiplayer

  • While riding any type of bike go into the wall from the side as shown on the above screenshot.
  • Continue riding deeper into the wall on your bike until about 5 bike lengths.
  • Press enter to get off the bike.
  • The loading screen should appear and next thing you know, you’re in Little Havana!

I’m still not sure why this glitch teleports you so far away, but nevertheless it works every single time. Most of the time these types of glitches only teleport you to the closest solid ground.

This glitch can become in handy next time you’re running from the police. Oh and It also works in single player mode!


3 best games that your loyal netbook can handle easily

Is it just me or are the laptops nowadays just not made to last? Take my old MSI Wind U100 netbook for example. It has fallen out of my bag and onto the pavement. I have spilled coffee on the keyboard more times than I’d like to confess. I have dropped it from a height of at least two to three feet many times. It has lost almost all its screws and the casing is completely busted. Yet somehow it’s still alive!

Indeed, the MSI Wind U100 is one resilient beast. While all my other laptops have eventually worn out and died over the years, this ancient netbook still works. While most of the time it’s only useful for simple tasks like browsing the web or writing articles, I still find myself occasionally playing certain old-school games for pc on it that have low minimum system requirements. Continue reading to find out three of the best games you can play on an old netbook.

Max Payne 1Max Payne 1

If you like action packed third person shooters then you will absolutely love Max Payne. The entire game is essentially a flashback where the player finds out what happened to the main protagonist, Max Payne. A former NYPD officer who comes home one night from a hard day’s work to find his wife and their newborn baby brutally murdered. He also learns that the killers were high on a new designer drug called Valkyr.

Max gets transferred to the DEA shortly after the funeral in hopes to find the killers responsible and maybe, just maybe put an end to the Valkyr craze which has escalated into a full blown epidemic throughout New York City.

Three years later, as luck would have it, he finally gets assigned as an undercover agent with a mission to infiltrate a notorious drug trafficking ring, the Punchinello family. Unfortunately the mission goes south and he finds himself wanted by the NYPD for killing his colleague. He must also run from the mafia because they now know his real identity.

Tomb Raider 1 Lara Croft Core DesignTomb Raider 1

Wow. I still can’t believe that this epic third person action-adventure game is two decades old already!

In 1996 a British video game developer, Core Design, did what nobody had ever done before. They managed to gracefully combine beautiful scenery and landscapes with violence and gore typical to action games of the era.

On top of everything they stuffed the gun in the hands of a sexy female! With complex puzzles to solve and tombs of long forgotten kings to uncover, this game is unlike any other.

The plot revolves around a young woman, Lara Croft, who is on a mission to retrieve a mysterious and powerful artifact from the tomb of Qualopec somewhere within the mountains of Peru.

However shortly after she finds the artifact, she realizes that there are two more hidden away in different parts of the world. Additionally the rich businesswoman, Natla, who sent Lara on her quest seems to have her own hidden agenda.

GTA Vice City Tommy Wrecking CarGrand Theft Auto: Vice City

Released in 2002, Vice City is the 4’th edition in the GTA game series. For all the open world game fans out there, Vice City will probably stand out the most for many years to come.

The plot revolves around Tommy Vercetti who is a former member of the Forelli cartel. He arrives in Vice City to take care of a cocaine deal which unfortunately ends badly and he loses both the drugs and the money to unknown thugs.

Now he has to answer to Sonny Forelli, the head of the Forelli family, and recover the lost merchandise. On his quest for finding the cocaine Tommy makes contact with various criminals until he climbs high enough to find out who ambushed the deal.

As the game progresses, Tommy quickly becomes one of the most feared and respected men in Vice City. A fictional place that closely resembles Miami in the 80’s.


Haunted Motel is a VR Horror Game For Android (Google Cardboard)

Virtual reality horror games have quickly gained popularity among gamers after Google introduced their first VR headset prototype, the Google Cardboard, back in 2014. Now, for the past two years developers of vr horror games have been busy working on their projects and we can already enjoy some of the most insanely terrifying games like Silent Home, 11:57, House of Terror and Sisters, just to name a few.

These games, coupled with my overall fascination in virtual reality technology, have inspired me to start developing my own vr horror game for Android phones. The game is called Haunted Motel.

VR Horror Games Haunted Motel Android Cardboard

Haunted Motel – A work in progress

I don’t remember the exact date any more, but I think it’s safe to assume that I started developing Haunted Motel somewhere in the second half of May, 2016. I know this because, earlier that month, I had published a very basic how-to guide on virtual reality game development.

On a side note, I didn’t intend to give the game a lame name (wow) such as this. At first, I was considering a fancier name like the Lakeview Motel, but because it’s a demo, I figured Haunted Motel will work just fine for the time being.

That, and I was just too eager to publish it on the Play Store to bother with the tedious name picking process.

horror games vr virtual reality haunted motel screenshot

Why do I say the game is still a work in progress?

Because I don’t plan on ending the game any time soon! In fact I’m hoping to get enough feedback and NEW ideas from gamers themselves and implement those directly into the game as we move forward.

I think it would be epic if this project would turn out to be a kind of social vr horror game where anyone can add a piece of their imagination.

Of course I am going to add more content to the game on my own as well, but that requires time and being “in the zone” which is, unfortunately, kind of rare to happen these days. Come to think of it, adding other people’s ideas will require the same amount of work, if not more. Damn. Anyone willing to lend a helping hand?

At this point, I am still unsure where the game will “end up” as I am planning to, eventually, leave the building altogether and get the player on the streets. You know, Silent Hill style, but as a vr horror game.

Haunted Motel’s Storyline

As of right now the game doesn’t have a decent storyline. Instead it’s meant to kind of show off my skills as a game developer in general.

The only real story that I have added into the game so far is the note which you can find under the main staircase. In the note the motel’s administrator briefly welcomes a newly appointed janitor.

Short walkthrough

That said, the game starts after you’ve entered the motel building. To your right you can see the administrator’s office (locked) and to the left there’s a small storeroom with a bloody newspaper on top of some shelves.

As you move forward, you’ll eventually find yourself in the center of the building with stairs going to the 2nd floor (unfinished) and two narrow corridors leading both left and right.

virtual reality vr horror games android haunted motel cardboard headset

At the end of these corridors, on both sides, there’s a small room where people can hang out and smoke a cigarette, for example.

Each corridor leads to two additional apartments so on the 1st floor there are a total of 4 apartments. But since it’s a demo, you can currently only enter one of them.

It’s up to you, the player, to figure out how to enter that room. All I can say at this point is that you will first need to enter the administrator’s office where you’ll find (surprise surprise) a key. It’s not really that difficult.

The hauntings

In the demo the player has a chance of meeting a ghost. Well, sort of. While you can’t interact with it directly, it is supposed to scare you from afar. For those afraid of jump scares, you’re in luck because right now there aren’t any. Promise.

Haunted Motel vr horror game virtual reality cardboard android

While not directly hinted throughout the game itself, the ghost is in fact a burned man who died in a fire a few years earlier. The 2nd floor is still unfinished, but *spoiler alert* there will be a room completely burned down. This is where the guy used to live. Anyone care to tell his story?

Future plans

For the more observant bunch, I’ve added a few subtle clues on the noticeboard in the main hallway. These should give you an idea on what to expect from the vr horror game in the future. You will have to actually play the game though. I’m not going to reveal anything else.

And, as I said earlier, I am eventually hoping to be done with the motel building and put the player on the streets where they can wander around and enter other, more interesting houses.