If you loved playing the original Snake game on an old Nokia back in the day or better yet, if you enjoy playing Agar.io right now, then you will surely get a kick out of this relatively new game called Slither.io which is more or less a mashup of the two. In this article I will explain a little bit of how the game works and what the main goal is as well as provide you with some ideas for winning the game. Oh and by the way, if your school or workplace is currently blocking the game, try using Slitherio unblocked as a workaround.
The basics of Slither.io
Slither.io is essentially a modern Snake game that, using the multiplayer functionality inspired by Agar.io, brings everyone together on a single arena of Snakes ready to destroy each other. But beware, you can’t simply run into other snakes as you’ll die. In order to win this game you have to be able to think ahead and trap your opponent in a way which leaves them incapable of escaping and so they have no choice but to run into you and kill themselves. At this point the game will be over for them and you will reap the reward pebbles dropped by your prey.
The pebbles, food or fabulous glowing lights, whatever you want to call them, are what help you grow in size. Size matters in this game as you will be able to trap more smaller snakes when you’re huge. Additionally, the bigger your size is, the more you can use a feature similar to turbo boost from various racing games. It’s a neat little trick that may very well save your life, but you have to use it with caution because you will decrease in size whenever you enable it.
How to play Slither.io
After you type in your username and jump in the game, your main goal should be to grow bigger by eating those cute little glowing lights while at the same time avoiding pretty much everyone else. Try dashing ahead by clicking and holding down the left mouse button.
Unlike in Agar.io, you don’t have to run away when a snake is coming after you head first because they’re the one getting killed should they touch you. The first time I played the game, I tried to eat other snakes. Obviously that didn’t work out well for me…
If you have grown larger and start to notice more and more smaller guys around, you should try to catch your first prey! The longer you are, the easier the task will be because all you have to do is circle them so they can’t run away.
Another clever tactic I’ve seen in the game is to quickly dart in front of a snake in order to get them to run into you. I’ve been killed by very small snakes that use this method so I know how deadly it can be if the other guy isn’t paying attention or is simply too huge to react in time.
A lot of people are already playing Slither.io and their official Youtube channel has over 51k subscribers at the time of writing this. As more and more people keep Tweeting about it in order to gain access to the custom skins section, it looks like it’s going to rival Agar.io very soon. And it’s not just the clever “tweet to unblock custom skins” feature which is responsible for the rapid growth, the game itself is very playable and highly addictive. That being said, you should get your ass over there right now!