If you've been playing the highly popular Slither.io [Free] on your iPhone or iPad, you'll know that controlling your ever-growing (and ever-dying) worm has been a bit of a challenge. Having to drag your finger around the worm to move it in different directions often resulted in death-by-finger-blocking-worm, especially on the iPhone. And since this game is all about quick movement and good timing, these control issues bugged me quite a bit. Fortunately, the developer agreed with me since the just-released update has added a second control method that is more akin to a virtual stick. It's now much easier to move the worm around, and even do a 180 without your finger getting in the way, and easier to play with one hand. Now I only have myself to blame for not managing to eradicate that really bad worm infestation.


The update also added skins, which allow you to change the color of the worm to something more visually appealing, and faster rendering. All that's fun, but the controls are what will make the bigger difference. If you've been playing Slither.io a lot before the update, let me know if you find the controls better now or whether you still prefer the old controls because I do wonder which is better if you play the game at a high level.

  • JRandall

    I reach the top 10 about 50% of my games and I noticed after the update in the last few days more lag issues present in the game, but also the fact people were playing with more skill "control" etc. So for mobile users this update was huge because I immediately noticed a difference in worm control among the majority of players. I myself switched from mobile to desktop for better control and easier play. Just a week ago I noticed most of the players regularly failing on the tight turns and now it occurs much much less. There was such a huge difference in last second swerving. I also moved from mobile to desktop for better play and I still think it's the best setting if you want the best control whether window size or controlled worm precision with your mouse. For anyone who's looking to become much better at the game, you have to 1. Use your sprint often(I use it quite a bit once I'm in the top 20 of size, to escape situations, cut off other players, and to pickup orbs), 2. sprint while swirling(sprint up and swerve in front of other players at the last minute after following them a little), and take risks all the time to cut larger worms off. I also immediately search for the largest worms in order to catch some of the crashes of those around them and for the occasional chance to cut them off.

  • Carlos

    The new control is just perfect, now I can finally play this on iPhone!

  • dan428

    It's way improved now.. much faster rendering, no more slowdowns

  • Richard Su

    I topped at 8th place once and died of lag; old version, 9/10 games I die of lag, new update, game NEVER lags. And by never I mean not even for a split second. It used to lag 50% of time, yet now it allows me to get over 2 k every single time. YAY!!!

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  • KingSev

    and before i died my name is damon