Snot Put
A Casual Game Review

South Africaby Mandy J Watson
Posted: 2 February 2009

We're kicking off this year (a bit late, but anyway...) with some light-hearted gaming. If you sucked at sports in high school there's no reason why you can't be a dweeby champion as an adult. Well, actually, there's a good reason but don't let it stop you... we present: Snot Put.

Snot PutThere's not much to this Flash-based game - fling the snot for a high score. It's like shot put but with snot. It's completely silly and you'll be bored in five minutes (unless you're determined to get on the scoreboard) but it's nevertheless amusing and will inject some humour into your day.

Technique is important in this game. It's best to use a circular (and, in particular, a clockwise, rather than anti-clockwise) motion to build up momentum and send the snot flying but external forces (air currents? who knows?) will still do their best to slow the snot down. Also, being snot, it's not particularly aerodynamic, hence the need for a little finesse in your flinging technique. You may need to practice.

As the snot lands the distance is noted in the game area with a flag that marks the spot. (Your previous score is also noted in this manner.) If you think it's good enough you can submit your high score but be warned, the scores that have been submitted to the worldwide top-100 high-score table are mad. My snot got nowhere close to that. You'll probably lose interest before you start reaching such ridiculous distances although, judging by the number of high-score entries, there's a competition going on somewhere.

Snot Put

The graphic design and animation perfectly suits the silliness of the whole game; for example, the expression on the snot's face (...yeah...) changes depending on what's happening. It looks happy as it initially starts flying off but then looks a bit worried as it starts heading for the ground, and then cringes as it actually bounces off the ground.

The sound effects are minimal and not annoying, although their levels are a little too high in comparison to the looped music and when they play (especially once your snot lands) they can be a bit jarring. The music is suitably hokey and amusing, although the quality is quite low, but at least that conserves bandwidth. Nevertheless, you can switch off the music or the sound effects or both if anything is irritating you or you're in an environment where you can't make a noise and don't have headphones.

The game remembers your best score and previous score, even over multiple browser sessions, so you can continue where you left off if you're determined to be a notable snot flinger (everyone has a dream).

Play Online Opinion
Rating: 4/10
Time-Wasting Value: 10-15 minutes
Learning Curve: 4/10
Entertainment Value: 4/10
Replayability: 7/10

Key Facts
Price: Free
Year: 2008
Genre: Action
Size: Approximately 384 KB (embedded Flash file)
Requirements: Internet connection, Adobe Flash Player, mouse
   Developer: Nitrome
   Publisher: Nitrome
   Design: Mat Annal
   Programming: Aaron Steed
   Music: Dave Cowen Speak Your Mind

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