Barely a month old, Slither.io keeps its top spot in free iPad charts in the United States. Its similarity is more to the newer Agar.io because of its social component. The gameplay and objective of both are similar, which is to eat up other players to increase its mass. But definitely, if you’ve tried both, Slither.io promises to give much more fun. It’s also nostalgic if you were a fan of the classic Snake.
Slither.io is a massive multiplayer game available on Poki’s website. You start out as a lightweight and devour as many of the multicolored orbs to grow. At this stage, you don’t want to fight bigger players and die an early death. Slither along other snakes so that when they explode, you can gorge on their particle guts and get bigger and longer.
Now that you’re a grown-up, you can start going in for the kill. There are lots of tips, cheats, guides and strategies for how to become massive, how to elude a slithery enemy, how to avoid being blown into bits and become another snake’s meal and just generally how to become the biggest snake so at the end of the day, all the other players will bow to you.
Players of this game can choose to take the offensive or defensive approach. Sure, defensive is safer and gives you more playing time. After a time, it becomes quite boring. But staying away from overpopulated areas and aggressive bigger snakes is a sensible move. You can also trail large snakes but remain safely out of their line of vision so that if they die, you can have your fill of their yummy entrails.
Be on the offense only after you’ve become better at an online Slither.io game. Learn the benefits of coiling. If you have reached a length of 2000+, coil yourself around a smaller snake, trap it in until it crashes its head into your body and bursts into pieces that you can eat up. The great thing about coiling on Slither.io is you don’t die if you run over yourself, like you do in Snake. When coiling around a smaller snake, watch your external area for others trying to boost into your face. Coiling is also a protective move. By turning your head into your body, you avoid being rammed into by other snakes.
Use the boost to trick other players into crashing their heads against your body. Boost when you’re smaller. Read cheat sheets for more tips on getting bigger and outsmarting other players.
Another feature of Slither.io that makes playing the game fun is the option to customize your snake skin. Simply share the game on social media and you are allowed access to the different colors and patterns of skin.
When you’re really good and can make it to the top of the leaderboard, even if it’s only for a day since competition for this coveted spot is tough, you can post a message that all players can see.
If you need a break from Slither.io, Poki has several others on their website that you can try. But don’t get so hooked on playing that you forget there’s still a life out there.