How to Play Slither
Do you like snakes? It's cool if you don't because these snakes are no threat to you. The players controlling the snakes, though... They'll try to get you. Enjoy this twist on the classic snake genre with Slither.io!
Like the classic game Snake that was available on cell phones and computers for decades, you grow by eating small pellets. But Slither.io introduces a multiplayer element that changes the playing field entirely.
Eat and Grow
The glowing orbs are your key to sustenance. By eating them, you increase the snake's size and gain more energy for boosting. The bigger the snake, the better your chance to trap other snakes
You start the game small, so don't try taking on the big boys until you've grown more powerful. Work on the strategy of eating and avoiding until you've acquired enough size to take on smaller snakes.
Boost Your Speed
Boost is an important feature, but it comes 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 to ensure you get maximum value for the cost.
Besides the regular orbs that are widely available around the map, there are two special orbs. When a snake dies, they drop all of their glowing pellets. The bigger the snake that falls, the more plentiful the harvest. Finding these orbs early can grow your snake quickly.
The other special orbs can occasionally be found floating around the arena. These floating orbs will run away if you chase them, but it is worth more than the average dots around, so it may be worth pursuing.
Capture Other Snakes
Once you acquire adequate size, you can circle around smaller snakes, trapping them and tightening your grip, much like a regular snake would. If your size becomes gargantuan, you can even catch a multitude of small snakes, leading to their inevitable demise and more nourishment for you!
There are other games similar to Slither.io, and it comes down to preference which games you like best. Check out some of the other snake .io games:
Worms Zone - same game mechanics with a different feel, graphics, and unique features.
Paper.io 2 - a unique twist on snake, which involves expanding territory instead of growing a worm or snake!
Powerline.io - classic snake game mechanics, but you're playing as a line of electricity that gets bigger.
- Decorate your worm using one of 12 different skins
- Raw, competitive gameplay with various play styles
- With millions of players worldwide, there's no shortage of matches
- Colorful, neon graphics bring your snake to life
Slither.io is available through a web browser, Android, and iOS.
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 Lowtech Studios.
ControlsMouse: 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
How to play Slither.io?
- Go to RoyaGames.com and select Slither.io.
- Pick a nickname and click Play.
- Guide your snake with the mouse or by dragging.
How to become the biggest snake in Slither.io?
- Eat and grow
- Grab special orbs
- Use boosts to tackle enemies
- Circle smaller snakes and eat them to grow