GBAtemp Recommends Revival # 012

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  1. Another World

    Another World Emulate the Planet!

    Former Staff
    Jan 3, 2008
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    Welcome to the 12th issue of the GBAtemp Recommends Revival Project! This project is a weekly magazine feature where we share our favorite games and applications with you. The things we recommend may be "old school" titles, a Homebrew, a ROM hack, sleeper hits, an application, etc, but one thing's for certain, we think they are fantastic and deserve your attention!

    GBAtemp Recommends!



    Snake is a game of growth in which the main character must eat various objects on the screen. The game becomes increasing more difficult as the snake grows in size thus hampering movement. The game of snake has appeared on multiple systems over the years, yet some of the best versions have been compiled by Homebrew developers. As a result, snake is often thought of as the “hello world” game for most first time programmers.

    5nake is JustBurn’s and MattTS’ (featuring music by Kepler) Homebrew take of this popular game. Where most games of snake are simple in nature, 5nake shines by offering many additions which increase the replay value. These additions include power-ups (slow-motion, don’t grow, shrink, score multipliers, etc), custom levels via a level editor, un-lockable levels, multiple game modes, and graphical themes.

    The game's multiple play modes include mission, practice, and survival. In the mission mode the player must collect a required number of fruits to advance to the next level. In survival mode the player must eat before the number of allowed steps run out. Practice mode allows players to replay any level unlocked in either of these two modes. In addition to the 3 modes the game offers 3 levels of difficulty, which are easy, normal, and hard. The different difficulty levels alter gameplay by adjusting the amount of fruit, power-ups, and required steps.

    5nake was originally released for the GBA and later ported to the NDS with the addition of stylus controls. Both ports feature the same fun, yet the NDS version truly shines on the larger DSi XL screens.

    If you enjoy pick-up-and-play mini-game style action then be sure to give this Homebrew a try!

    Genre: Mini-game
    Type: Homebrew
    Size: 626 KB
    Coded by: JustBurn & MattTS with music by Kepler
    System: GBA/NDS

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  2. Ammako

    Ammako GBAtemp Guru

    Dec 22, 2009
    Thanks, downloaded it.
  3. gifi4

    gifi4 How am I a 'New Member'?

    Apr 21, 2010
    Wow, Snake, I honestly can't believe that a homebrew/official version is not on ANY of my devices that I own, including my computer, time to download it for a few devices =D
  4. zachtheninja

    zachtheninja Honorary Ninja

    Aug 28, 2011
    United States
    can't believe i haven't found this before!
    great game.