What you need to know
- Snood Advance has been ported to Xbox and Windows 10.
- The 2001 game was original on the Game Boy Advance.
- It follows the original port of Snood a few months back.
A few months back, I posted about the original game Snood coming to the Xbox and PC. If you have never heard of Snood, that's OK as it just means you're probably young. The game is based on Puzzle Bobble (1994) and went to win a 2004 Shareware Industry Award and has been one of the most popular timewasters since Solitaire.
Now, its successor Snood Advance has taken the same path. Released in 2001, this version of the game lived on Nintendo's Game Boy Advance system, which was itself a wild ride for portable gaming. The company behind the came has now ported it to the Xbox One, PCs, and even Windows Phone (yes, technically). With ARM64 support, it works on the Surface Pro X, Galaxy Book S and any Windows 10 on ARM device too.
From the game's description:
If none of that sounds exciting, that's fine. Just find some Gen X'er who grew up in the 1990s about Snood and Snood Advance you'll probably see a rush of nostalgia rush before their eyes. It's a fun game, part of the classic simpler "time wasters" that we all used to play on our PCs and Game Boys.
I'm one of those old people so I've been having fun with this for the last week and I'm sure others will rejoice too.
Snood Advance regularly goes for $20, but it's basically on permanent sale for just $8. If the idea of reliving the aughts is playing classic puzzlers on your Xbox One X with a 65-inch 4K TV, then today is your day. Either way, it's pretty rad to see a Game Boy Advance come to the Xbox and PC. Maybe more studios will follow?
First it was the original Snood and now the 2001 Gameboy Advance version of the classic puzzler is here for Xbox, PC, Windows 10 on ARM and even phone. Make 2020 feel like 2001 with this hilarious and simple "Puzzle Bobble" game.
The classic Windows shareware game Snood arrives at the Microsoft Store. Match three snoods together and try to clear the board before you get crushed. This award-winning game is also now playable on the Xbox One for the first time.
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