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Review: Snood 2.0

by Martin Curtis,

[snood graphic]

Product Information
Author: David M. Dobson
High Score List:
Shareware Fee: $10 U.S

System 7.0 or higher
4 MB of RAM

To quote from the user manual, “Snood is a puzzle game which emphasizes thought rather than reflexes.” It is an amazingly simple, yet at times infuriatingly difficult game. You don’t have to be a speed demon on the keyboard to play; speed is not what the game is about. Rather, Snood is a game that combines the eye-hand coordination of a shoot ‘em up with the planning of, say, Draughts. It is not quite chess level; Snood is a more accessible game.

The characters are “Snoods.” Please refer to the screenshot because a word description would not do them justice. You launch a randomly-selected Snood up to the playfield. If that Snood matches with two or more Snoods already on the playfield, they zap away. Snoods drop if the Snoods holding them get zapped away. Both these events earn you points. The more Snoods zapped or dropped the better.

[snood3 graphic]

Each time you launch a Snood, the “Danger Meter” moves up a bit. When it reaches the top, the playfield drops down one level. Should the playfield touch the bottom of the screen (where you are), it’s goodnight. Dropping Snoods reduces the “Danger Meter.” Couldn’t be simpler could it?

Since this game has no time limits, you are able to plan moves at your leisure, stop to have dinner, or even tolerate the cat walking across the keyboard. There is no shooting as such and no bloodshed so it’s suitable for kids. It is, however, highly addictive.

Graphics, sounds and stability are all excellent!

This is a top-notch game. If other games leave you wishing for a slower, gentler age, try Snood before you get out the Atari. Mind you, judging from the comments left on the Snood World High Score List [URL above], there’s no shortage of competitive instinct associated with this game.

[apple graphic] Snood 2.0 review is copyright © 1997 Martin Curtis.

Reader Comments (43)

Jorge Cole · February 5, 2001 - 01:01 EST #1
Snood is so cool! I could play it all day! :-) I really like the game. It's Snoodorific!
anonymous · March 18, 2001 - 01:01 EST #2
Good game. You should make more.
anonymous · October 2, 2001 - 12:17 EST #3
anonymous · February 9, 2002 - 14:02 EST #4
This game kicks butt!
anonymous · March 4, 2002 - 19:39 EST #5
Snood rules, but it's not worth $15 to get the whole game. I don't know why someone would try to capitalize on it anyway, it might as well just be freeware.
anonymous · May 8, 2002 - 14:33 EST #6
Snood rules.
anonymous · August 5, 2002 - 04:24 EST #7
Just a bad-looking "bust a move" clone. :(
anonymous · August 10, 2002 - 20:38 EST #8
It sucks. Never buy it.
anonymous · August 13, 2002 - 10:23 EST #9
Snood takes away any ambition you might have. You will become a Snood zombie. Very addictive!
Val · October 19, 2002 - 20:07 EST #10
I LOVE Snood. It is the best game I have ever played.
Lavitz · January 13, 2003 - 12:27 EST #11
Snood is the best. PLAY IT.
Lisa · January 14, 2003 - 23:57 EST #12
132,077 is my highest score in Snood Puzzle. This is so addictive and I LOVE IT. Thank you, Dave.
anonymous · January 16, 2003 - 19:24 EST #13
I think that Snood is a very good game to play. My highest score was 134,777 in the puzzles.
Elizabeth Castro · May 12, 2003 - 10:40 EST #14
I love playing Snood. It takes away the boredom of the day.
Jessica · May 19, 2003 - 07:16 EST #15
I love this game. It is wonderful and non-violent!!
anonymous · September 15, 2003 - 21:51 EST #16
This game looks interesting. I would like to try it before I decide if I want it.
Jami · October 13, 2003 - 17:29 EST #17
Snood is awesome. Don't let anyone ever tell you it sucks. it is addictive.
Vincent · October 23, 2003 - 18:57 EST #18
Play Snood all the time. It rules.
Lee Bennett (ATPM Staff) · October 29, 2003 - 00:41 EST #19
Anonymous - want to try Snood? Just goo to and click the link to download a trial.
Rachel · December 7, 2003 - 17:36 EST #20
I love Snood. I played it all the time in school. Now that I am out of school and I ask my friends about the game, they don't know what I am talking about. I think they are really missing out. Snood is the best and most addictive game I have ever played. I truly enjoy every time I play it.
Jennifer · January 12, 2004 - 00:54 EST #21
I love playing Snood, I could play 24 - 7, its my all time favorite computer game.
Shanique · February 4, 2004 - 10:17 EST #22
This game is really good. It's the best.
anonymous · March 10, 2004 - 15:14 EST #23
very fun!
josh · May 6, 2004 - 12:28 EST #24
This game i the best i wish i could play it more. it is very addicting
andria · May 20, 2004 - 08:20 EST #25
snood is the best game in the world i play it every day on my calculator and the internet
Tiffany · June 8, 2004 - 00:28 EST #26

snood i s a wonderful game and can be played my anyone and is fun it takes away the boredom too!! try it you'll like it!!!!
Tamarah · August 2, 2004 - 19:11 EST #27
snood is the best! i never get tired of it!
anonymous · October 15, 2004 - 17:40 EST #28
I love this game but i think it could be a little more challenging
Max Man · December 8, 2004 - 10:20 EST #29
Snood Rocks
anonymous · July 17, 2005 - 22:12 EST #30
it's like sooooo awesome!!!!!
tay a hay · September 17, 2005 - 14:58 EST #31
I love snood its the best
cha · October 27, 2005 - 12:36 EST #32
this game is my favorite game ever!!!!!!!!i am addicted!!!
Dan · November 17, 2005 - 19:20 EST #33
Snood is the best game in the whole world. Ilove snood, because it is so fun when you have nothing to do. Snood is so great.
bob · November 23, 2005 - 11:30 EST #34
this game is superfun
Dave · December 13, 2005 - 22:04 EST #35
161,740 is my highscore on the 15 level puzzle
paul turner · February 4, 2006 - 16:07 EST #36
I am sooo addicted to this game. It consumes my life and i get away from it. I look forward to coming home everyday just to play snood. "Forget SNOOD" is the quote i like to live by. SNOOD ROCKS MY WORLD
anonymous · April 20, 2006 - 21:09 EST #37
Snood is so awesome, I play for hours at a time!! SNOOD RULES!!!!!!!!!!!
Leo Van Lin · June 5, 2006 - 12:55 EST #38
Lovely to play (for yourself) and in an outgoing competition with my house mates. Snood already for ten years no. 1.
Justin · July 15, 2006 - 18:10 EST #39
My Highest score on Puzzle is 186,093
Snnod Rules Forget life Play Snood
Harshil Sayania · July 30, 2006 - 06:47 EST #40
i think this game is a very good game and i think anyone who plays this game they will like it
alex wimpee · January 12, 2007 - 19:43 EST #41
this game rocks, if i were you i would buy it!
AbsurdONE · February 16, 2007 - 18:58 EST #42
I am completely flabberghasted and appalled that Snood continually gets such good reviews, especially considering there are better games similar to it out there at no cost.

Snood is absolutely nothing more than a cheap Bust-A-Move (AKA Puzzle Bobble) ripoff, and yet people laud it as some sort of end-all, be-all miracle game.

Let me point out that every aspect of the game lacks polish compared to the original it knocks off. Even the graphics are poor and uninspired compared to the first game in the Bust-A-Move series. As if that weren't bad enough, the developer doesn't even lift a finger to improve the game's polish and visual appeal. The game is about as pleasant to look at as a pile of rotting intestines.

Don't get me wrong - bubble-shooting puzzle games are great fun and an excellent way to kill time. What irks me about Snood in particular is its utter lack of originality, the blatant lack of effort put into its design, and its total stagnation. On top of all that, WOM Games has the nerve to charge for such garbage.

As arrogant as it may sound, listen to the voice of reason and brush Snood aside. Get Frozen Bubble or Bubble Shooter instead.
matt · February 27, 2017 - 03:55 EST #43
You can play Snood & Snoodoku on your iPhone!

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