Review: SnakeyBus (PlayStation 4)

Snakeybus is an absurd arcade-driving game and frantic score-chasing experience where the biggest danger is yourself! Wind through city streets, pick up as many passengers as you can and deliver them to their destination to increase your score AND the length of your bus.

Pros:

  • Nice graphics.
  • 527mb download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Simple controls.
  • Online leaderboards for each mode and map.
  • Gameplay-collect passengers that make the bus longer and then drop them off at the designated location.
  • Think Crazy Taxi meets Snake.
  • Score- unlocks new buses and locations.
  • Six vehicles to unlock.
  • 11 locations.
  • Four game types- Endless/Classic/Timed/Aerial.
  • Two views- Driver seat and far away behind.
  • Auto accelerates and you can brake, drift and jump.
  • Clear location markers.

Cons:

  • Crazy glitch out physics like jumping out of the map or going through walls.
  • Very plain music.
  • Only one control scheme.
  • Gimmicky.
  • You have to manually submit your score to the leaderboard.
  • Cannot invert axis.
  • Small tight maps.
  • Way too easy to have your run end from being stuck.
  • Little replay value.

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Sound - 6/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Length - 6/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
6.8/10

Summary

SnakeyBus is very much what it sounds like. You play as a bus driver of a SnakeyBus and must collect passengers and drop them off at the destination, All the time the bus is getting longer. I describe it as Crazy Taxi meets Snake. On the surface, the game whilst basic is fun because I mean its a Snake game! The bus auto accelerates and you can have some minor effect on it with brakes and handbrake. The handling is fine until you start clashing with the scenery (this happens a lot!) the bus goes all over the place tha ks to the physics fighting the geometry. If your bus stops for a set amount of time then the run is over so all these clashes really can hinder progress. I loved the game for a solid hour but soon grew fatigued and the gimmick wore off, I had more negatives than positives and even with the ability to unlock buses being hung in front of me I still felt unrewarded. However, if getting a Platinum trophy is what gets your heart pumping then this is the game for you as it takes mere hours to knock it out. Overall its a gimmick, a fu. Gimmick but it has a short attention span.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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