Mini Army

Posted by Dan Mousavi On October - 12 - 2010

Some games just never get old, here I am again, wasting hours on another clone of the oldest mobile game there is, Snake. But Mini Army is different, if you would just browse by a screenshot, you wouldn’t think it’s a snake clone. But the cute little soldiers, panzers and helis are just eye candy, this is pure Snake with a combo bonus, if you (def)eat 5,10,15,etc. enemies in a short amount of time.


For those that don’t know Snake, here’s the basic principle. You start of with a soldier, that needs to run over enemy soldiers, which will then get added to your army, so your length grows. Your army also goes up in speed over time, so it becomes harder and harder to change directions. Health packages slow your army down again, but you have to wait until they land first. When you run into a solid object, the game is over. When you collect a certain amount of enemies e.g. 9 for the first level, you advance to a new wave with more solid objects and a higher speed.

There are a few tricks, that makes Mini Army feel a little different then other Snake games, I recommend you wait before absorbing any soldiers, until a few have spawned, so you can do a combo. Another little tweak that switches things up is that there are different enemies to absorb, in the first Level, after 7 or 8 soldiers a vehicle appears, that gives two points and shortens your army by 1 soldier. It’s not much, but it makes a difference. There are also background themes and soldier skins to unlock to keep you busy.

The only problem I have, is that I am too bad at it and Openfeint tells me I’m not alone. Until now I have never beaten the fourth level, and last I checked I was ranked 10th worldwide. There’s no training mode or any other gameplay mode, which is a bummer. But I won’t give up, my Army will march on, until we will one day defeat the grays.
If you are into short addicting games, or did play Snake with black and green pixels in the last century on your mobile, you should give this game a try, it’s only 0,99‚ā¨ until 14th October.

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