Be a Supporter!

Credits & Info

Jun 27, 2011 | 10:29 AM EDT
  • Daily Feature June 28, 2011

If you liked this, check these out!

Plenty more like this here!

  • flixel
    flixel A collection of games made with the flixel framework!

Log in to save your medals! Don't have an account? Create one for free!

First of Four 5 Points Defeat Shellbreaker!
Stinky Toe 5 Points Defeat Stompy!
Gravity Battle 10 Points Defeat Space Box!
Victory 10 Points Win the game!
Explorer 25 Points Find 100% map!
Happy Ending 25 Points Save Sun Snail!
Treasure Hunter 25 Points Find 100% items!
Homeless 50 Points Win Slug Mode!
Speedrunner 50 Points Win in less than 30 minutes!
The Gauntlet 50 Points Win Boss Rush!
Pilgrim Secret Medal: Unlock this medal to view its details!
Snelk Hunter A Secret Medal: Unlock this medal to view its details!
Snelk Hunter B Secret Medal: Unlock this medal to view its details!
Super Secret Secret Medal: Unlock this medal to view its details!

Author Comments

Explore Snaily World, collect new abilities and weapons, discover secret passages, and save the snails!

CONTROLS - customizable
Arrow keys to move
Z to jump
X to shoot a weapon
C to shoot a weapon (and hold still)
M for map (you can use TAB, but it won't work in IE)
ESC or P for the menu (pause)

Snailiad is an 8-bit-inspired game, which uses the NES palette most of the time, and uses NES music I wrote using Famitracker. I hope you enjoy it! :-) There's some references to eight-bit classics that helped inspire Snailiad, and you might also find a cameo or two from RPG Shooter: Starwish, if you play long enough.

Big thanks to:

AdamAtomic, for Flixel!
xdanond, for drawing some stuff!
newstarshipsmell, for lots of testing!
jsr, for Famitracker!

Starting with Flash Player 10.3, Flash save data gets DELETED if you clear cookies or browser history. If you're having trouble with saves, this list might help:
1. Don't clear your cookies or history
2. Make sure the Flash Storage Settings say "Unlimited"
3. Make sure "private browsing" is OFF
4. Make sure "clear browser history on exit" is OFF
5. Make sure "block sites from setting any data" is OFF (for Chrome users)
6. Don't run a program that deletes stuff, like CCleaner or Better Privacy

Once you defeat the final boss, you unlock the "radar"! The radar tells you how many items are left in the current area.

There's a hidden mode in Snailiad! Once you've unlocked it, it will be one of the choices in "NEW GAME", below EASY and NORMAL.

If you set your browser zoom below 100%, the bottom and right sides of the game will get cut off. Please make sure your zoom is at least 100%!



Rated 4 / 5 stars

really cool game

this game is really easy to play and relaxing

People find this review helpful!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Not bad

Good game, but I got bored quickly. 8/10, 4/5


Rated 4 / 5 stars

good game

I liked it.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

damn you! this is one of the best games ever! still about to defeat moon snail but is too damn hard (2nd boss)!
If this game were for SNES would have been epic and you millionaire today


Rated 4 / 5 stars

A solid, fun game.

A very fun game. It holds all of the appeal of those 8-bit games we all loved decades ago. It is very solid and well balanced if just a tad bit vague at times though that wasn't to much of a problem in the end.

Level design: Very open and fun, though it feels very closed off until you get gravity shell. It was fun to break away walls to find little secret areas and Snelk rooms were nicely made. I will have to critique the ability to find secret paths. It either boiled down to just holding down the fire button until something broke, or crawling over everything, readjusting with a gravity jump and then crawling at things at different angles. It was fun to look for them but it got a little bit tedious towards the end.

Gameplay: Surprisingly balanced for a flash game, and it wasn't plagued by many problems when I played through it. There were some fun glitches of accidentally bumping through solid objects. The monsters weren't that bad, even at the end where it got very hectic. I will have to say the gravity jump felt clunky, though once you got the hang of it, it was an easy way to zip through levels with ease. The bosses were very fair in how they were set up, and had patterns to follow or die.

Looks: Very cute. Old-school graphics in a game that is focused on the gameplay, it has it's charm.

Replay: The difficulties, speed-runs, the gauntlet. It has moderate replay.

Overall: You set up a very solid, fun game, better than some of the things that get dumped onto here. I hope to see more of them from you.

tl;dr - Very good game.

People find this review helpful!