The biggest problem I have with the game is how much grinding you have to do in order to get anywhere.
It is another ♥♥♥♥♥♥ mobile port so what did I expect? The options menu has only; sound on/off, music on/off and tutorial on/off. So make sure your screen can handle 720p because that is what the game is looked at. You can't run it in full-screen or rebind the controls (only arrow keys and WASD) because that will ruin the idle way of playing the game through the developer's eyes.
Shame on you Nimble Bit!
It does have support for the Logitech F710 out of the box, so that is something nice I guess.
The game-play is simple, but punishingly hard, after two hours of playing I only got to “castle 1” which is the fifth level out of 14? The problem is that the enemies have too much HP so I can't kill them fast enough until the whole map is swarming with them and I just die.
It is possible to level up the heroes, but that too takes ages to do because of how little experience point they gain each kill. It is possible to bypass it with gems (in game currency), but it costs a lot. They have three levels each, which will increase attack speed, strength, range or add a special passive ability like HP drain or stun.
The levels are not that big so it's a bit annoying that the game can't be set to a higher resolution so the whole level can be viewed at once. Therefore, it is very easy to walk into enemy archers or mages and end up dying because they can't be seen.
You can continue form where you died, but it costs a special coin to do so. Which you can gain as a random drop or buy them in the shop for 1000 gems each. The gems can also be used to upgrade the heroes if you don't want to grind for enemy's over and over. It costs 1000 gems the first level and 10.000 gems for level two, don't know what it is for level three since I only have played it for about two hours. You can also buy increased time for some of the item the emery's drop at random at the shop for 320 first tier, 720 for second tier, 1520 for third tier, and 2530 for fourth tier, and the last and fifth tier I don't know. (the prices may be off, but you get the idea of how they increase.) I got around 1000 – 1300 gems (depended on how many chests-drop I got) before the fifth level and died.
So you are better off starting from level one and using the coins in the arena or buffs before a level. The arena it's a 24hour, one life, clan war fight. You have to have gotten to “courtyard 1” before you can enter and spend your coins on it, then you can choose a clan to join or make a new one by typing it in the box that shows up. The arena is a one life, daily challenge, where you get one random hero to use.
+ It looks OK.
+ The fonts and menus looks nice a bit big maybe.
+ Supports Logitech F710, bought joystick and directional keys.
+ Has 16 characters to choose from, must be unlocked.
+ Has 14 levels.
+ Don't take too long to beat a level.
- Don't have a resolution option, so it is stuck at 720p.
- Can't set it to full-screen, so it's stuck in window mode.
- Can't rebind the keys, only arrow keys or WASD for movement.
- Slow to progress further into the game.
- Slow to level up the heroes.
- Has a special coin for continuing and arena mode.
- Pickups only works on the first hero, making the shield useless.
- Game never told me if the upgrades works on the heroes you add to the line.
Running on version 1.0.8
I cannot recommend this weird snake clone because of how slow the game is.