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SNAILS

XBOX Controller Support Discontinued

Due to unsatisfactory results in terms of both configuration and responsiveness, which has lead to numerous customer complaints about controllability, I've ultimately decided discontinue XBOX controller support altogether, as I have been unable to remedy these issues to a satisfactory outcome.

Only keyboard control is available from now on.

I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.



About the Game"SNAILS" is a retro-themed 3-D brawler, designed to emulate the characteristics and feel of a late-1990's era PlayStation 1 game.Consider these distinctively "retro" features

  • low-resolution display (320x240)
  • warped, pixelated, and unfiltered textures
  • absurdly low-polygon counts
  • short draw distances
  • crude, pre-rendered cinematic cut-scenes
  • ….and "glorious" tank controls


Assuming the role of 7-year old Dora Ditze, you have spent the lion's share of the afternoon recovering from an overnight case of the flu, only to find your neighborhood overrun by a malevolent horde of giant mutant slugs from outer space. With no recourse at your disposal other than instinctive reflexes stemming from an overpowering urge for survival, you must battle your way through seven levels of monster-infested mayhem, hopefully without becoming lunch along the way.



Heavily inspired by such classic PSX-era beat'em ups as "Nightmare Creatures" and "Fighting Force", "SNAILS" features unrelenting combat against oversized monstrosities that harbor little incentive other than making you their next meal.

Do you have what it takes to withstand the ravaging plague of evil denizens infesting your neighborhood? But, more importantly, do you have what it takes to relive the 90's, all over again?

Play and find out!
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Game Discussion

Review by Anonymous
Review from Steam

Is it an exhaggeration on 32bit? Of course. Does it control wonky? Sure. Is it rad? Hell yeah it is. I really enjoyed my time. Just expect this to be a "take" on what the 32bit era was like, not gospel.
Review/gameplay/walkthrough:

Review from Steam

It is EXACTLY as the description says.
Whether or not that is a bad thingv depends on your yearning for the PS1.

Review from Steam

The developers were kind enough to give me a key to play it for my Youtube channel!
This game is crazy! I personally skipped the PS1 generation unfortunately, but as a loyal PS2 player I still had great nostalgia from playing this game.
The game itself isn't buggy, but it feels very odd. Obviously there aren't an insane amount of buttons to press because it's trying to be a rather simple game, but I still sometimes found myself struggling while trying to defeat the snails!
Very fun game!
I made a video about it as well!

Review from Steam

Snails is a good game. With all its low res, non-strafable controls, wonky camera, and clipping, it sure authenticaaly re-creates the days of the old Playstation 1.
Those who are having trouble with the fight mechanics, consult the control page. Once you get to know them, you'll have an ass kicking good time.
There's more to be said about this particular game. Development Teams can have a various number of members working on one project. Number of members in creating the art, mechanics, cutscenes and music for Snails (actually, also everything else at Tadpole Interactive): ONE! Jesse Hamm all by himself! Seriously, how often is that achieved!?
There's also something to be said about novelty in character. It can be ridiculously distracting seeing a seven year old girl fight with the prowess of a martial arts master. But Dora's childlike vulnerabilities surface when we hear her cries of pain upon getting hit. This could potetntially get under one's skin in the similar vein as Playdead's Limbo or American McGee's Alice. But Jesse pushes the envelope of a reluctant child hero who, in Snails, could be as badass as they come!
Snails is certainly not a perfect game. But what is offered will give those yearning to relive the Playstation 1 some good nostalgia. Especially coming from the devoted work of just one person, Snails is worthy of the neo-PS1 playlist!