Since the first two pages were written, more game modes have been added. By popular demand, a Battle mode has been added. In this mode, there is no time limit – the last hole alive is the winner. Solo Run is one of the new modes, as well, where you are the only hole, and you have to eat as much of the map as you can within the two-minute time limit.
First, the updates to the main game. You no longer have to worry about getting stuck on the side of the level, as you can now move around even when you hit the side of the level. Also, the speeds of the holes have changed. Bigger holes can move quicker than they used to. Plus, it’s easier to eat certain objects when you move underneath them; there won’t be as much of the object bouncing around (such as traffic lights when you’re small).
In battle mode, not only do you have to survive, you have to grow before everyone else does, so begin the level going in a different direction than everyone else. This allows you to get to more objects before everyone else does. Also, you won’t be as likely to get eaten before you increase your size. Stay away from other holes until you’re big enough to eat them, because the bigger they get, the faster they move.
Solo Run mode is where you can see how big you can make your hole. Your goal is to eat as much of the map as possible in the allotted amount of time; this is a great mode to learn the layout of the map and memorize where the small objects are, such as traffic cones and bollards. There are far more of those in the game now than there used to be, so start with cones and bollards, then move to parks, then to cars, then to buildings.
All of these modes have different ways to upgrade your rank. For the map, you get more stars based on how much of the map you eat. For the battle mode, you get more stars based on how many holes are left when you’re killed – or based on if you’re the victor. For the classic mode, the star ranking system is the same as it has always been.
Out of all of these modes, though, solo run tends to be the easiest one to make rank in, because you don’t have to worry about getting eaten by other holes. If all you care about is to rank up quickly, then play the solo mode often and learn where the small objects are so that you can rank up quickly.