Earlier this afternoon, Eli and I spent some time with Call of Snakes [99¢]. Its name speaks to the odd mechanical pairing going on under its hood. This is a 2D shooter, but most of its action-y mechanics take a page from Snake. You literally move a line a line of dudes with guns around grid-based levels, taking care to avoid smashing into obstacles. As you move, your team of shooters automatically fire at stationary enemies that pop up at what appears to be random intervals. There’s no dots to collect; the currency here is death.
As you’ll see in the video below, Call of Snakes also has this weird timer-based free-to-play, er, feature? There are several characters you can use. If one dies in a level, it stays dead for five minutes — unless you use in-game dollars to revive him.
Anyway, we’re thinking this game is going to tickle a few of you. Give it a look and see if it’s up your alley. Who knows? Maybe you’ll dig.