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Slither.io

Do you like snakes? It's cool if you don't because these snakes are no threat to you - other players, on the other hand... Enjoy a twist on an old classic with Slither.io! Like the classic game Snake that graced ancient cell phones and computers for decades, you grow by eating small pellets. But with its multiplayer gameplay, you now get the same action while competing against other people. Feel free to chow down on your smaller enemies, but remember that there's always a bigger fish... er, snake.
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Slither.io is, in spirit at least, the sequel of Agario. You grow by eating little circles. Kill other players to eat all their mass. Can you reach the leaderboard? If you like it, try out other io games, such as Zombs Royale, Shell Shockers, Krunker.io and Surviv.io as well! There's also the amazing game Little Big Snake, which has similar gameplay, but takes Slither.io to the next level!

Features

  • Decorate your worm using one of 12 different skins
  • Take the fight to others in real-time massively multiplayer competitions
  • With millions of players worldwide, there's no shortage of matches
  • Colorful, neon graphics bring your snake to life in whole new ways

Platforms

Slither.io is available through a web browser, Android, and iOS.

Developer

Slither.io was developed by Steve Howse, a 32-year-old developer from Michigan who had previously developed Circle Push and Flappy 2048 Extreme. His company is called Lowtech Studios.

Release Date

March 2016

Slither.io Tips and Tricks

Eat and Grow: The glowing orbs are like the most important thing in Slither.io. By eating them, you can increase the snake's size. The bigger the snake, the better your chance to tackle other players.

Start Slow: At the start of the game, hold the urge to tackle other snakes as the others usually have bigger sizes than you. Instead, start slow and eat until you have decent size. The reason is to avoid unnecessary battle at the beginning of the game that can usually lead to getting eliminated by another snake.

Grab Special Orbs: Besides the regular orbs that are widely available around the map, there are two special orbs. The first one is the glowing orbs that appear from the remainder of a fallen snake. The bigger the snake that falls, the plentiful the orbs! The other one is the floating orbs. This orb is floating around the map and will run away if you chase it, but it is worth more than the average dots around; think this one like the Golden Snitch on Harry Potter.

Use Boosts to Tackle Enemies: Boost is an important skill to give a speed increase but at the cost of your size. This method can be used when you are racing against snakes, once you have the perfect spot near the opponent's head make a sudden cut to eliminate it. Use the boost wisely and don't let your sacrifice becomes vain.

Circle Smaller Snakes: Once you have a decent size, you can apply this tactic to trap smaller snakes. The technique is to start encircling the other snake until it is trapped within your circle. Once the enemy is trapped, usually it will crash into your body, and you can grab the bounty. But, of course, things sometimes not go as planned and the enemy can still safely circle in it. If that is the case, you can wait a bit longer until the enemy gives up or if you feel brave, you can tighten the gap to increase the tense.

Be Ready at All Times: Other snakes you meet in the way can suddenly make a boost to try to cut your way. Once you see it, you must quickly use the boost to avoid a collision and if there is an opportunity to cut their way back. It takes a lot of focus, and good reflexes as anything can happen at any time. If the timing is right, you can reap a good reward and be proud of yourself.

Be Cautious When You Are Very Big: Although bigger size means higher chance to tackle other players, it also attracts other snakes attention as they want to reap that bounty from you. Bigger size also gives a higher risk to crash into other snakes. It is best to stary at the edge of the map rather in the middle, and circle your head inside your body to protect it from any sneaky snakes out there.

Play It Safe: Sometimes we face very aggressive snakes that are determined to cut your path. When you see the battle is hard and a waste of time, it is best to stay out of the competition by moving to another location and seek weaker opponents.

Take It Easy We like winning, but sometimes we can lose. Just take it easy as you can jump right away to the battlefield again at a later time. The important thing about the game is fun!

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More Information About Slither.io

This is a fun snake game that you can enjoy on this page in your browser. The game is made with HTML5 technology to run without trouble in all modern browsers. The game is available as a HTML5 game and as an Android game and as an iOS game. It has received 14,954,563 plays and has been rated 8.8 out of 10 by 93,506 people. If you enjoyed the game, make sure to take a look at our other snake games or to Angry Chickens and Snix.io.

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Controls

How to play Slither.io

Mouse: Move your cursor to control the direction of your snake. Click to go at full speed.

Keyboard: Snakes can also be controlled using the arrow keys:

  • UP Arrow to go at full speed
  • LEFT Arrow to turn left
  • RIGHT Arrow to turn right

It's best to go into fullscreen mode when using the arrow keys to prevent unwanted scrolling using the button on the right hand side below the game.

Walkthrough Video

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