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Snake Rattle N Roll (NES)

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It's a race to the moon for the two snakes, Rattle and Roll! Play alone or simultaneously with a friend as you out-score and out-eat your opponent - then weigh yourself on the scales and make for the exit!

Snake, Rattle 'n Roll is an isometric 3D platformer. The object of each level is to eat as many Nibbley Pibblies (round creatures of various colours) as possible to make your snake heavy. Once it's heavy enough, you must stand on the scales in the level, and if you're heavy enough, the door will open and you can make your way to the exit.

As with many platform games of its era, Snake, Rattle 'n Roll is incredibly difficult. Foes include Jaws, a monster that's all teeth and will kill you if you stay in the water too long, and Bigfoots, which stomp all over the place and require multiple tongue lashings to defeat. Then there's the many types of Nibblies, such as Pibblesplats, which hop around and splat into puddles, Pibbleboings, which are spring-loaded and jump incredibly high, and Pibblewings, which fly high out of reach.

Two-player mode provides both a co-op and competitive experience: while you are both trying to eat more Nibblies than your opponent, if you both stand on the level's scale at the same time, both of your weights will be counted and it will be possible for you to exit the level more quickly.


Snake Rattle N Roll NES The balls gets harder and harder to catch
Snake Rattle N Roll NES The heroes of the game
Snake Rattle N Roll NES Ding, have eaten enough to make the scale go down and make the door open
Snake Rattle N Roll NES Level 1

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Alternate Titles

  • "Snake Rattle 'n' Roll" -- Genesis in-game title

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Nintendo Magasinet (Sweden) Jan, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
The DOS Spirit Dec 19, 2011 5.5 out of 6 92
NES Center 2001 8.5 out of 10 85 Mar, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Total! (Germany) Mar, 1995 2 out of 6 80 Jun, 2013 B 75
Video Games Mar, 1991 72 out of 100 72
Wizard Dojo Aug 12, 2017 6 out of 10 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Dec, 1990 6.6 out of 12 55
The Video Game Critic Jul 18, 2006 C- 42


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1001 Video Games

Snake Rattle 'n' Roll appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


The title of the game is a pun on Bill Haley's famous song "Shake, Rattle and Roll".
Andreas Vilén (313) added Snake Rattle N Roll (NES) on Dec 08, 2003
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