We are longtime lovers of the original Snood, so we were excited to see this updated version with a new twist. The sleeker Snood Slide for Windows has a different objective but is still lots of fun.
Fans of the game Chuzzle will think that Snood Slide looks awfully familiar, and there are plenty of similarities. In Snood Slide, the pieces are arranged in grids with movable rows and columns. Users slide the rows and columns to align three or more of the same pieces, which then disappear and turn their spaces on the board gold. New pieces slide down from the top, and obstacles like numbskulls, which can't be matched, add an extra challenge. Users advance to the next level once they have turned the entire board gold. The program offers two styles of play, Journey and Gauntlet; the latter is speed-based, with more numbskulls appearing at a steady rate. Although the program is intuitive for the most part, and the included Read Me file explains the basic concept of the game, we would have appreciated a little more detailed description of all of the game's characteristics. That's also part of the fun, though; users are never quite sure what they're going to encounter as they play. Overall, this version of Snood is at least as addictive as the original.
Snood Slide for Windows has a 60-minute trial period, which is ample time to get acquainted with it. The program installs politely but leaves a folder behind upon removal. We recommend this program to all users.