SSSnaker is a new roguelike game for the iOS and android platforms that allows you to go through a series of increasingly difficult levels as a mechanical snake. Each rung of your length contains a gun turret, and not only do you pick up power ups, but you can increase your length as well in order to add more shots. You can collect coins, gems, as well as various pieces of equipment that can increase your attack, health, and a whole lot more.
Read on for a list of tips and tricks for SSSnaker!
Despite being able to grow increasingly long, the only place that you can take damage is in your head. If enemies run into your body, they will take damage instead, so focus on preventing your head from getting hit, while using your body to your advantage. Avoiding shots is far more important than winning the stage quickly, so slow the game down enough to focus on avoiding damage, because your guns will do their work by themselves.
Whenever you knock out a question block enemy, you will unlock a new upgrade, and there are 1 million different ways that you can build your snake. Plant upgrades and their associated gun upgrades are arguably some of the best, with classic boost such as double shots and piercing shots, as well as shots that bounce off the walls. Fire upgrades tend to be more explosive, and ice upgrades tend to slow the enemy down, while general, element neutral upgrades are good for everything.
As you make your way through the game, you will earn various different types of equipment from boxes that increase your attack and health. This equipment comes in rarity levels such as common, uncommon, rare, epic, legendary, and so on. The higher the rarity level, the higher your base stats will be, and the bigger benefit there will be to upgrading your equipment, because equipment that is very rare is more worth it to upgrade, although even common equipment can be worth it, because you can recycle equipment in order to get your upgrade materials back.
Circle your snake in order to cause an explosion inside. Additionally, there are various power ups from the question boxes that will allow you to generate robot and gun Tourette’s whenever you circle an enemy. Just be careful about circling fast enemies, though, as they often tend to escape from the circle or damage your character.
Be sure to open all of the boxes that you can, both rare and common ones. Even when you have equipment of a higher rarity level, you’re still going to want all of the common equipment, so that you have a chance to merge it into your pre-existing rare equipment later on. This is the fastest way to get epic and legendary equipment.
After you beat every level on a particular stage, you will be able to move onto the next stage, but even if you don’t beat every level, there is still benefit to playing as far as you can. Besides the coins, you will also get a bonus chest whenever you meet either the fifth, 10th, or 15th level in a particular stage, and sometimes that chest can consist of equipment of a higher rarity.