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Moonbow Snake

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This is a simple snake script. I took a tutorial (I didn't just copy and paste stuff, I actually LEARNED something) and then put a lot of smoke and mirrors on it to make it look cool. It has audio, and it should work properly. I also have a working preloader, which should be evidence that I at least TRIED to make something worth playing.

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Take a Bow, Dammit.

I can see why you don't think this is very good, but I disagree. You may remember me as one of the people who took a crack at the test version of Fizzle, a game you were likewise displeased with.

The best guess I have for your dislike of your own work is that it lacks the X-Treem edge that people tend to expect from Newgrounds. But it is precisely BECAUSE you don't have the flashing lights and screaming horns of normal video games that I like the things you make.

Moonbow Snake is elegant. You've taken the basic idea of Snake and added your part, with a picture, celestial elevator music, and an interesting color pattern for the snake. Every other version of Snake I've seen here is either hopelessly bastardized or contemptibly underdone. You've struck a balance, whether by design or chance I can't say. Snake was never meant to have sensitive controls or power-ups, but putting a shine on an old game idea doesn't hurt either.

Take a bow, dammit.

cinderfoot responds:

Well, my goodness. I appreciate that you like it, and that you're clearly enough of a fan of my work to check out some of the other things I've done. I appreciate that you like the simplicity; I agree in some aspects that simplicity is good; It keeps the player from getting confused. At the same time, though, some of the art is just shoddy, not merely simplistic. It's less the basic premise of the simplistic fun that I'm unhappy with as far as my own work, it's the lack of real artistic genius behind them and the lack of 100 percent coherent programming on my part. Don't get me wrong, though, I'm working to make what my fans like in abundance.

On that note, I really appreciate the review.

Not just saying that out of courtesy, I mean I truly do appreciate it.

Credits & Info

3.42 / 5.00

Jul 26, 2007
3:29 AM EDT