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JoshCSnailiadI thought being a snail was easy. They look like they're just sitting around, getting goo on stuff, nothing to fear but French chefs, but in reality... It's no picnic. Snailing is a huge responsibility. So when the Moon Snail disappears and takes other snails away with him, it's up to Snaily Snail and his trusty thirst for adventure to depart Snail Town and go on a great journey to bring peace to the world of snails. Not so easy.

This is the Snailiad, a metroidvania style platform adventure game similar to the wonderful Robot Wants series, except, uh, snailier. The game was created by Auriplane, the same designer whom also wrote the music of the recently reviewed, Starwish.

Turns out controlling a snail is pretty simple. You'll use the [WASD] or [arrow] keys to move around, and [Z] or [K] to leap. (Snails have knees?) Being a snail, you're not constrained by gravity, and you can climb most vertical surfaces by moving towards them and holding your up key of choice. You can even grab onto the sides of objects in midair that way! Life as a snail isn't all idyllic, however, and if you're damaged (you can check your health via some Zelda-like hearts at the top left of the screen) you should nom-nom-nom some grass tufts to heal up, which can be done just by moving over top of them. The game automatically saves your progress for you at certain points, but keep your eyes open for save points! You can hit [ESC] to reach the options menu that will let you configure the keys to your heart's content. Oh, and you can also hit [M] to view the map.

SnailiadYour overall snailiness leads to some particularly unique gameplay, in that your sticky gross underside allows you to stick and crawl across all surfaces, freeing you from some of the more horrid constraints of gravity, necessary when there are so many secrets to find. As you explore, you will find new weapons, abilities and shells, not to mention the thirty helix fragments you'll need to unlock the best ending and hardest difficulty, so keep a stalked eye open for secret passages. They are everywhere.

Analysis: Sporting a retro look and sound, this snail story takes inspiration from many sources but still manages to innovate with unique power ups, imaginative and difficult boss fights, and an endearing atmosphere. Addicting and expansive, by the time I really beat the game I put in almost two hours, and there were still modes left to explore. There's really little room to complain: it's clear that thought went into every aspect of the world and the gameplay. It can be difficult on higher settings, but never prohibitively so, and the other snails in Snail Town are usually quick to point you in the right direction if you get lost. The simple art might strike some as a little flat, others might be annoyed searching for secret passages, but for the most part, it's a really solid little game. Except not that little.

About as epic as any game about snails can be, Snailiad will take hours from you, and you'll be glad to see them gone. It's action-packed and adventure-filled, completely unlike the lives of real snails, who mostly sit around hoping they don't become escargot.

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Anonymous June 29, 2011 9:38 PM

how can i get to the shrine of isis?


Good review. Can anyone tell me where all the helix fragments are? I need 4 more

Evergreen June 29, 2011 11:58 PM

I don't think I could like this game any more if it were made of chocolate.

I love the artwork and the secret passages are hidden well. They don't seem arbitrary like secret passages sometimes do. It's all kind of simple, but everything that's here is good, and as the review says, a lot of thought obviously went into every aspect of the design.


Shrine of Isis

It's 2 blocks west of snail town, entrance starts from secret passages at south west of snail town.


I've beat the game, just, dont know how much more I need for the full map, all the helix, or the shrine of isis.


My map with all helix shells and hearts


Still only says 99% of the map. It mentions returning to the Shrine of Isis after getting all hearts for Slug Mode, but nothing happened when I returned to the shrine.

abloker June 30, 2011 2:23 AM

@RC: Last map piece:

one square up and one square left of the bottom right save spot! You get at it from below or from it's left, but below is way easier



Still 99% so another little shortcut missing somewhere.

repairmanman June 30, 2011 2:38 AM

How can the mute button be M? That's the map button.


can somebody show me where to get all the helix fragments?


How do I get the helix piece next to the snail that is afraid of cave snails?

abloker June 30, 2011 3:03 AM

So... one of the snails after game completion eludes to

A secret in the main menu?

Anybody find it?


I think that the main menu secret is

boss battle

I'm at 99% map too.

If you look at the website, and look at the creators page, he provided a map to aid people.

It lays out the place 99%
The one that gets me

is if you look in the purple section. above the bottem right save, is 2 spots. 1 that is filled, one that is filled with a ?
does anyone know what that ? means?


I found another shortcut near the far west and slightly south save point in the red area, it was full of deer and had another snail. Didn't get me to 100% so still looking.


The ? room is:

the Secret Snelk room - I only found 1 before (would add pic if I knew how to use jayisgames image stuff). It is accessable

from the right, in the middle of the top left part of the room. I wondered what that was for!

Thanks for the map hints!


Hmmm I've found the 2nd secret Snelk room now thanks to Dimpl and still at 99%. The room I mentioned above was the first Snelk room.


After 3 hours I have 100% items but only 99% map. Great game! will look for your snelk room RC. What is with this slug mode?


Oh right, west is west, not east DX. I believe first room anly has 1, and don't remember snail there. Will go look. Still looking for slug mode: may be the secret on the menu?


Menu secret is:

Boss Rush... Wow I hate you random feet guy.


isis shrine is

under snail town


I am having trouble locating the second secret snelk location - That was that is located in the red area. I mean, I know WHERE it is, but I don't know how to approach it.

Can someone guide me to the spot from which I can enter the secret room?




how can I get into the red and black area?
I'm stuck and don't know how to get on

black_jimmy June 30, 2011 7:38 AM

Finally through with 100% map and 100% item completion!

Wow, what an awesome game! The best game I've played for a long time. It definitely reminds me of the 'robot wants' games, but it's even better! The storyline, secrets and exploration were fantastic. Felt so good to go back fully upgraded and whip all the enemies in the beginning levels.. "that's right I'm a full metal gravity snail with a rainbow wave devastator.. how do you like me now!!" Metroidvania games are the best.

was wondering what the Secret Snelk room was for but I think it's something to do with a medal at newgrounds where the game is hosted..

snailslug June 30, 2011 8:02 AM

has anyone else found the super secret boomerang?
(it's above the shrine of isis)


How do you get in the ? rooms
I hugged all the wall around the location but I couldn't find an opening.

octochan June 30, 2011 9:17 AM

I'm missing ONE helix, it's somewhere in Snail Town, and it's driving me nuts. as far as map goes, I have the same 99% as everyone does.


Here's an official game map created by the author herself:

Anonymous June 30, 2011 9:53 AM

I must be very stupid. I got the peashooter and the shield, and can't find any way to proceed...

octochan June 30, 2011 11:59 AM

Cool, thanks. I actually found that map earlier, but it's good to have here. Now I just need to figure out that last ? space.

William Neve June 30, 2011 1:51 PM

Well like everyone else I too am at 99% and have found the room that was eluded to before (just going to have to look at the maps back and forth to find it I guess). I found the ? Elk room in the red section in the map

attack from the above fire pit and go down the left wall of the fire pit and you will enter in.

My issue is I cannot find the second ?'s entrance. The map says it is in the pink section but I have tried everything conceivable to try and enter into it and cannot. That and the last 1% of the map is all I need and I cannot figure out where I have not been. If anyone has a damn clue where some difficult places would be then please let me know.


@JIGuest: whenever you don't know where to go next,

one of the snails in Snailtown will tell you "I can see the future... I see you going to...", and that will tell you at least the general map area you should head towards.

William Neve June 30, 2011 2:08 PM

Ok the areas I am missing are the boomerang area that looks like it is above isis and I have NO CLUE how to get there. The second is the question mark in the pink area. Help? :(


you know.

I'm quite irritated *giggles*

I've, got 100% item completion, even all the secret ones...
and the two snelk rooms.

I've looked at both maps on here...
and I STILL can't get past 99% map done.


LeeshaJoy June 30, 2011 3:17 PM

Does anyone have any tips for getting past...

The "Stompy" boss? I've got the Peashooter and the Boomerang and neither one seems to be damaging the feet.


LeeshaJoy, one thing that probably should have been mentioned in the summary is that you can shoot in all eight directions (primary and secondary) - you don't need to be level with Stompy's weak spot to damage it.
Further hints follow:

Stompy has two main parts, eyes and feet, and you've found that you can't damage the feet. So, you'll need to find a way to hit him in the eyes.

Your peashooter isn't piercing - it'll be blocked by the first thing it touches, so you'll need to use your boomerang.

It'd make your life a lot easier if you could get rid of those cannons; too bad your boomerangs can't reach them... or can they?

I defeated Stompy by first destroying the cannons, by firing boomerangs downwards beneath them, and hitting them with the rebound. Once they were gone, I finished off Stompy the same way. I fired boomerangs down (both straight down, and at downward diagonals when moving) to hit Stompy's eyes with the rebound.


Well, after two hours, I've got 100% item completion and 99% map completion.

I found

both secret snelk rooms

but I can't seem to get to the

secret boomerang!

Does anyone know how to find it?



I think you have to destroy all the cannon things on the ceiling first. I managed to beat it just jumping around spamming the fire button.

Me, I'm stuck on the third boss. I'm so bad at the gravity thing.


Super secret boomerang

Enter the secret room at the top left of snail town. At the bottom left of that room, with gravity down, jump and move left.

Again it said to return to the Shrine of Isis but nothing happened, still 99% for me.

Krótki June 30, 2011 7:03 PM

@Dimpl: Still looking for slug mode: may be the secret on the menu?

It's available as a third difficulty setting when you start a new game.

octochan June 30, 2011 7:10 PM

Ok, for everyone trying to get 100%, finding the Snelk rooms or the temple of Isis don't count, because they don't show up on the map! The last room I missed was a tiny one in the red area. there's a hole in the wall on the right side of the room with the elevators and spike black things.

LeeshaJoy June 30, 2011 7:59 PM

Now I'm stuck on the third boss myself. I think I've picked up all the powerups I can without going through him. Any suggestions as to strategies for fighting the Space Box?

black_jimmy June 30, 2011 8:24 PM


defeating SpaceBox:

The key to space box is the gravity jump ability, which you should have before you tackle him. Spacebox usually jumps around the four sides of the room in sequence, so by gravity jumping you can do the same sequence of jumps as he does, but always keeping one step ahead of him. He is slow to jump so this way you can jump, fire at him, and jump again, without getting hit. You should also have time to eat some of the grass at the bottom if you need to top up your health.

He has a shield that rotates and gets bigger the more damage he takes, but my srategy was to igonre trying to time my shots to get through the gap in the shield and just grind away at him.

Every now and then he sends out 2 squares, but you can destroy these with your weapon.

When his life is pretty low he will turn blue and is much faster and more powerful. I found it too hard to attack him with any kind of timing or pattern so my strategy was: try to have as full health as possible when he turns blue and then while continually firing jump straight at him. when you are right on top of him all you bullets will hit, but you will also take a lot of damage, that's why you need your health to be pretty full. If you continue you should destroy him before your life runs out!

Anonymous June 30, 2011 8:26 PM

To get to the second '?'

Head to the comb like room on the right of it. Position yourself amongst the icicles. and set the snail to be pointing up.

The super boomerang room:

head to the room with the snail that enjoys living in dirt. the access point is in the lower-left corner, but it's a small opening. So stand on the floor and jump while pushing the left key.


@rc i know the place you are missing but first plz state where the shells are put the map pic in paint then get a pic of a helix shell then post it where ever you found it and i will paste on the place you are missing


Thanks for hint on secret boomerang - what more does it do than first boomerang?


Go to room on right of ? (it's kinda shaped like an X). Go to top left of that room, attack the ceiling, and go up through it (I can't remember the entrance height, so try to go in sideways). Gravity snail required.


Not sure on the criteria, but when you're like at the end, if you start a new game, the difficulty can be 'slug'.

I still hate you boss ruch stompy.

Anonymous June 30, 2011 10:15 PM

Really liked it. This game is truly (an) epic.

I think there's an error in the author's map: the room with the full metal snail upgrade is two rooms not one. There is also a "bug" in

the secret snelk room in Amastrida abyssus since the map shows that you are in the room in Spiralis Silere when you move to the right.

On a side note, it would have been interesting if the first room had a door to the second room, as a Mega Man reference since the stars are already scrolling in the right direction.

When it mentioned cameos from Starwish, I was secretly hoping that it would resolve that

plot hole (or causality loop) with the star shattering, the argument with Neferiti and the scientists examining the fragment on Libra

but I suppose that was too far-fetched. But then again, Snailiad's own story is so wonderfully absurd (with commentary by the snails themselves!) that it could have been possible.

Also has anyone found any use for

Moon Snail/Sun Snail's prime numbers? Given the number of secrets in this game, it would have been oddly appropriate to use RSA and, say, the product of two of those numbers to encode some secret message. But I don't think that 18,000,000 gives a meaningful message decoded that way.

Finally, I still can't find the secret in the main menu.

I don't think that it is "boss rush" just because it unlocks. Since, for example, sub-menus in the gallery also unlocks.

I've tried the Konami (Contra) code with random guesses for B,A,select,start with no result.

It is possible (or more likely according to me) that

"strafe" with "c" (or "turret mode" as auriplane puts it) is the secret since it is undocumented elsewhere in the game, but I still think there is another actual secret.

Now that I've got 100%/100%. I will try

slug mode.



I have been wandering around followed the snail's hint (says I should go to the lower left), but I simply can't progress.

I can't open the grey or green doors, if that helps... : p

Otherwise, this game is as fun as it is charming.

Anonymous July 1, 2011 12:59 AM

Ok, I feel dumb but I cant seem to

get to the first boomarang. I can't get through the room just below the first boss. I can't get the snail to jump high enough to get to the second platform.

caitlin1989 July 1, 2011 1:17 AM

Ok I feel dumb, but I can't seem to get to the

boomarang. I'm stuck in the room just below the first boss. I can't seem to get the snail up to second platform at the beginning of the room. Am I missing an upgrade?


About 100% map completion: I spotted a lone secret snelk in the long blue corridor in the upper right of Lux Lirata. I entered from the right and the snelk was at the left edge of the room, if it makes any difference. Considering the lone snelk in the green room of Amastrida Abyssus and the lone snelk occasionally found in the low center blue room in Spiralus Silere, I'm taking that as evidence of a possible THIRD secret snelk room, which (for some reason) was not labeled on the walkthrough map. I haven't been able to track it down though.


The secret in the main menu...

...isn't something you can select.

Try waiting at the main menu for a while without touching anything :-)


you can jump onto things and cling to them in the middle of a jump. Make sure you're holding up while you jump, so you can stick to the side!


You won't be able to open green doors until the next area. Grey doors are opened by meeting special conditions, such as defeating a certain boss. You can't shoot them open.

You need to find the Gravity Snail powerup to proceed, which is at the bottom of the red area. After that, head to the upper right corner of the red area, for the boss. Good luck!

JIGuest with the really long post,

the Full Metal Shell powerup was originally in one room. It became two rooms, so I could fit in a snail explaining what the power-up did. I must have missed that part when I was updating the map for the final version! Sorry! :-)


It's just a regular boomerang...

...but you can use it to skip the first area!

hothotpot July 1, 2011 1:40 PM

Ugh I am having the hardest time defeating Moon Snail. I have all the powerups, including the super secret boomerang (although I guess that's not really a powerup) he is just so hard! I don't know if there's a trick to defeating him or not but I got the closest on my first try and haven't gotten anywhere near as close since. All of the other bosses (except Space Cube or whatever) was able to defeat on the first try, and even the third boss I only needed 2 or 3 attempts to figure out how to defeat him. I hate when the last boss is that much harder than the rest of the previous bosses. It makes it so frustrating to be that close to finishing.

hothotpot July 1, 2011 2:17 PM

FINALLY defeated him. Man that was hard! Wish the save point had been right outside the door to Moon Snail instead of all the way up at the top of the room. Ah well, now to collect all those shells!


@auriplane: Is it possible to get the secret boomerang before the regular one in easy or normal mode? I've done it in hard, but I needed the slug's extra jump height.


Sorry for the double post but...

@auriplane: Nevermind, I figured it out. That was really slick work with those passages. I still think it is a bit misleading with those destructible blocks though.

Arandor July 1, 2011 3:00 PM

I'm having the same problem as hothotpot; I'm a half-dozen tries into Moon Snail and no luck. It gets really frustrating at the end where I get two hits in and he goes back in the shell - any tips?


Wow, this is frustrating... It erased my save data (yes, I checked to make sure my browser saves cookies).

[But Flash doesn't save game data in browser cookies. Right-click on the game window and choose Settings. Then check to be sure you have allowed ample storage for the domain the game is hosted at. -Jay]


Okay, this is annoying the heck out of me. I have 2 helix pieces left. One of which I know is in Lux Lirata (next to the heart piece by Full Metal Snail upgrade). But I'm buggered if I can figure out how to get at it! Tried all sorts of tricks on the two walls adjacent to the area where it should be, and still can't get at it. Help? The map doesn't help me any on method or where to enter.

Anonymous July 2, 2011 12:01 AM

Help! I'm only missing the helix piece and heart that's in the lower right side of snail town how do i get to those areas?


JIGuest, to reach the heart and helix on the lower right side of town...

Find the "funny looking tree" you can break, beneath Snail Town. Destroy the tree trunk, then climb up through the ceiling where the tree was standing, and continue to the right.



head to the upper-left corner of that room, then crawl right along the ceiling. You'll enter a secret passage, which exits into the starry area.

Anonymous July 2, 2011 6:25 PM

This is darkchaos125 here, I need help

I can't find the last room but that's not my goal.

I need to know where the snail is who says "I'll wait/Come back and let's make lots of babies okay?"

And the predicting snail says I'll make x amount of babies" so does anyone remember where that snail is?

SkylerF July 2, 2011 9:11 PM

I can't find the far left rooms in Snail Town. It's a heart and a Helix Fragment. I'm missing ONE items of 9 in Snail Town. I think it's one of those...

SkylerF July 2, 2011 9:43 PM

Agh. In Mare Carelia, there is a helix fragment in the uppermost/rightmost room. I am there. The fragment is

inside a square ground area. There are 3 *hidden* entrances that I can find. None let you in.
I went around and made sure I had killed all the enemies, but no dice. How do you get in there?

FOUND IT! I don't know if my theory was right -

killing all the enemies in that room

Since I couldn't find a secret entrance in the *bottom* of the square...until I killed all spiky dudes.

- but I got that fragment.

And I found my Snail Town and Mare Carelia items.


The last boss in slug mode is pretty tough. I know it's all about timing, but damn, at least you can hide in your shell and deflect some damage when you're Snaily.

What gets me every time is near the end when he's "sleeping" then shooting before sticking on the ceiling/floor. It's just really hard to predict. I almost beat him right when I made the wrong guess. Talk about frustration.



The snail that "wants to make babies" is one room to the left of boss 1

SkylerF July 3, 2011 3:33 PM

Okay, I feel rather stupid, but where is the Isis Shrine? I have 100% items (but only 99% map, haven't seen any Snelks yet) and need to go to the Isis Shrine...

tricerbug July 3, 2011 4:49 PM

Okay to find all 3 secret snelk rooms do this: go to the red area and make your way to the room full of pink rectangles going up and down wait until you are at the green door on your left side and jump off go into it and there is one snelk. Exit that room and drop to the bottom of the room with the pink elevators mentioned above. Once at the bottom (you should be standing in flame) go to the far left of the flame pit and position your snail so that where it's nose would be and go straight down.. this is the 2nd secret snelk room. The 3rd secret snelk room is in the pink/purple area where the ? is... go the room on it's direct right (filled with gray blocks) and go the place where a few icicles stand.. the next part is a bit difficult but possible.. position your snail so it's "nose" is pointed towards the top of the screen and move up.. you should be standing inside the gray blocks... move up a bit and then to the left and BOOM! you are in the snelk room.. this didn't get me to 100% map but still cool to see

SkylerF July 3, 2011 7:25 PM

When you find the Secret Snelk rooms, are they supposed to be filled in on your map? I've seen maps that ARE...but mine isn't. For the one on the right. I found it, wandered around everywhere...nothing.


About the secret snelks:

No, those secret rooms don't count toward your map %, nor do they show up on your map. The maps showing those rooms had them added in. They're bonuses, and I wanted you to be able to reach 100% map without them :-)

Only those two non-map areas count as Secret Snelk rooms. There are three wild secret snelks around the map--they're supposed to indicate that a secret is nearby!

darkchaos125 July 4, 2011 2:09 AM


what color is the snail and which colored area? I forgot which the boss 1 room is is it the green shell orange? cuz nothing is happening. does somethign happen when i get to the female/male snail and 'make babies"? cuz i see a snail that just goes "yay you came back" or something. just hoping if i do this i go back to the predicting snail so that something else small and interesting can still happen like a side quest.

Alex_Novotny July 4, 2011 2:57 AM

Need a little help finding the Isis Shrine, no matter how much I've searched based on the instructions that I've seen to find it (So far, they have been quite lacking in my opinion). So far I can tell that it is under Snail Town, yet, as I look at my map, it doesn't seem possible, as the lower area of Snail Town is filled with other areas. If someone would be able to help me, I'd be very grateful, until then, I will search for the last Helix Fragment that I'm missing, and will recheck for better instructions on how to find the Isis Shrine.

SkylerF July 4, 2011 10:38 AM


"Only those two non-map areas count as Secret Snelk rooms. There are three wild secret snelks around the map--they're supposed to indicate that a secret is nearby!"

I found ONE of those...could we have a hint, please? Is the *secret* a map portion?


I'm stuck on one the helix fragments in Lux Lirata.

Specifically, the one located between the entrance room and the room where you get the devestator

Alex_Novotny July 4, 2011 1:55 PM


I know I'm not auriplane, but I still feel like answering.

The two Secret Snelk rooms don't actually fill a portion of your map, your character position marker just appears in a blank portion of the map. However, the other three Wild Snelk that auriplane mentioned, about how they indicate that there is a secret is near by, those are found in the actual map sections.

Hopefully that answers your question.

Junemonk July 4, 2011 2:02 PM

Love the game! Like Alex I'm stumped on the Shrine of Isis. I think I've found all the secret passages (and am more than 94 percent complete), but can't find the shrine. What am I missing?!?!?! Thank you!

darkchaos125 July 4, 2011 2:13 PM


Hopefully you have the Destructor weapon. I personally just use the rainbow wave shooter/destructor. Anyways, let me help you out with finding Isis Shrine.

Start in Snail Town.

There are 3(4) secret passages if I remember correctly in snail town. One on the upper right, one on the lower right. and one in the middle (Directly down below the snail that says "I want to go for a ride!" Funny that you can shoot/break the platform where the upside down Snail is and it'll go Weee! or something cuz it flies up to the secret passage on the top above it, oh wait that's the fourth secret passage....!)

Anyways go to the very lower right area where you will see a snail.

Jump to the top of the lower area

Face the wall, crawl up, then crawl down to enter secret tunnel.

Next room: some platforms here and there, waiting on the upper left is a snail that pledges his/her heart to you. And as you can see there's a Heart container literally and visually behind the snail! Grab it and go down.

In the same room you grabbed the heart, go to the lower right of the room on the floor. Blow up the floor with whatever weapon you have and drop down.

Next room: drop down and crawl to the left. You may have encountered this area before depending on which secret pathway you took from snail Town (you may see those blue doors more often if you're looking for secrets here!)

Next room: crawl up-left direction and you'll enter a weird almost astronomical/blank/mysterious area not marked on the map! You're getting close!

In the same room: the room should be blue with red and silver pipes. jump and stick yourself on teh ceiling. go through the door on teh left.

- Here it is! position your shooter to the upper left direction until it appears to look like you destroyed blocks and opened a new pathway! go towards the invisible path and go up or float up with your gravity jump.

Note: after you go up, you can meet one snail that will tell you congratz on getting all helix fossils or tell you good luck on finding them all. If you have beaten Moon Snail the boss of the game, he will be there inside his glowing shell hibernating until he can become the sun Snail with the power of Isis! It is said that the helix fossils combined will be Isis or the essence/power of Isis. So basically if you get all 30 Helix Fossils you must come back here and talk to Moon/Sun Snail and you will be directed to teh credits.

Note: You can crawl along the invisible walls of the Isis Temple. Go to the left wall and up around the corner and travel right of the Temple on the Ceiling. I "believe" this is where the 'secret' boomerang is though I remember getting the boomerang pretty early in the game, or perhaps I spent too much time looking for secrets since I was lost in the game of where to go.

Alex_Novotny July 4, 2011 2:25 PM


Don't know if this counts as a spoiler, but I'll make it one anyways.

Go to the location on the map that is directly above the Helix Fragment you are trying to get, you know, the small green room that is kinda like an odd shaped L. Fire at the left wall in all areas, and eventually you should find that part of the wall breaks. Jump though that and fall down, and you will find the Helix Fragment you seek, I managed to find it by accident :3

Hope that helps :D.

Alex_Novotny July 4, 2011 2:31 PM


You sir, are awesome, you deserve cookie and cupcake rain :D Not only did you help me find the Shrine but you ended up helping me get the last Helix Fragment :D I can't believe I never shot that area before, I was wondering if there was something else in that room, thank you very much kind sir!


"completely unlike the lives of real snails, who mostly sit around hoping they don't become escargot".

Well at least they got shells unlike their sluggish cousins lol.


My saved game disappeared also : (
I had plenty of space left in the memory allowed.

[If you started playing this game before the 4th of July and your save game disappeared, you might find that it's still available if you play at Newgrounds. We switched the links in the review yesterday to a local hosted version of the game. -Jay]


I have not been able to figure out the corners yet. I'm clearly at the very beginning but cant' seem to get aroudn the corners going up.

Any hints??



Slight corrections for your instructions:
The secret passages you refer to

are in the upper and lower LEFT of snail town, not right.

Thanks for the tips though!

darkchaos125 July 5, 2011 6:14 PM


Oops my bad! But there's two on the upper left and lower left but there's also two "kinda" at the upper right/lower right. but i think its more like middle ceiling/floor haha ^^;;

Tortferngatr July 5, 2011 9:58 PM

Excellent little creative Metroidvania with nice 8-bit music. I can honestly say I enjoyed this title, and it deserves the 5 mushroom rank I gave it.

martenp July 6, 2011 1:15 PM

hey, i managed to get 100% map, could someone tell me how to put pictures in here?

fredevan July 7, 2011 12:48 AM

ho do i get inside the secret elk room in the purple area i went to every corner and couldn't find a way in

how can i get in :(

Anonymous July 7, 2011 10:45 AM

I GOT THE LAST ITEM IN SNAIL TOWN! Go to the guy that says there's something weird about that tree. then go up the tree in to the room with a heart container that's blocked bo a wall of green blocks. Shift gravity so you stick to the ceiling destroy all of the blocks and if you feel around there you'll float through the ceiling and into a room with a helix fragment and a snail in it!

snailiad July 7, 2011 3:13 PM

I found the code for slug mode!

The code is justin snaily


@Darkchaos. you missed a room; i come to a room in which the backround is green and i have more pipes D:. it would go where your directions end. maybe im just stupid..I can't find the shrine to save my life!

Anonymous July 7, 2011 11:11 PM

I need help getting the last Helix shell. I know where it is but I can't get to it! It's the one underneath the room with the very first save point you get in the game. (In Snail Town)


Can I get some help getting to the

2 rooms at the lower right of snail town? I've tried everything and can't get in!

wouterboy July 8, 2011 6:46 AM

Well, I found out I suck at this game. I don't know how to get the underwater helix fragment and I don't know how to proceed. I only have the pea shooter and that's it. Is it possible to crawl from ceiling to wall and from wall to ceiling? Because if I only knew that it would already help a lot. Please help.

wouterboy July 8, 2011 7:09 AM

Oh never mind. Already figured out how to get from wall to ceiling. I set my Up arrow key as control for both jumping and moving upwards, which makes moving from wall to ceiling impossible.

frustrated gamer July 8, 2011 1:26 PM

really frustrating game. can't seem to move one after getting the first helix and pea gun. the farthest i got to was the green box mountains, yes it was rewarding to few but extremely annoying and frustrating for those that were not "chosen" by the game. especially when you've spent/wasted three hours sitting around researching for answers. sad and really frustrated.

maybe this game really chooses those few people who could unlock its secrets. damn

someone July 8, 2011 5:10 PM

i am in a room where a deer is running around with loads of grass.... anyone know what to do?


How do I get past the big pink block? he has an angry expression and I can't get him to move, or find a way around him.

goatpug July 9, 2011 12:54 AM

frustrated gamer: Not sure if you'll come back and see this, but the game gets a lot better as you gain more powerful weapons/abilities and more heart containers.

Someone: The deer (actually a snelk) is not an enemy, he's just there to be cute.

Auriplane: I loved this game!! Normally I have little patience for platformers but this one really drew me in with the unique controls and cute characters. Nice job :)


ok, iv done every thing i can think off, i found the secret shrine thing but i needed more helix things. i got 22 atm how many do i need? also y r no white doors opening and what weapon destroys the green? heres my map, could u have a look and tell me what iv missed? http://www.flickr.com/photos/abraaz/5918109428/

goatpug July 9, 2011 2:16 PM

abraaz: There are 30 Helix pieces to find. Compare your map to the one in the 6th comment above (rc's comment). You can kind of see where the walls are thinner on the map, it usually means there's a hidden room attached. I think the Rainbow Wave weapon was needed to get through green doors.

Anonymous July 9, 2011 4:19 PM


Amused the crap out of me. ^^ I'll have to play through the game on Hard now. 100% map and item completion, but oddly enough, DIDN'T find the shelk rooms. You'd think one would have led to the other, purposefully or not. :p


How do you defeat "Stompy"? (the feet boss)Plz answer. really need help.

The Logical Ghost July 9, 2011 5:08 PM

Having trouble getting into the helix room that's next to the heart room next to the full metal snail... I swear I've been over every inch of that room, I see it on the author's map, but I can't get into the darn thing.

Anonymous July 9, 2011 6:00 PM

Does anyone know how to open the grey doors? I've got rainbow devastator, FM shell, defeated the space box.

The Logical Ghost July 9, 2011 6:16 PM

As far as I can tell, gray door can't be opened, you have to go through from the other side.

I have all items except that last helix shell next to the Full Metal Snail upgrade. Please please help!

The Logical Ghost July 9, 2011 7:03 PM


Author already posted the answer... my issue was that I was searching the room below the secret room, rather than the room to its right.


where is the last helix shell i cant find it please help


this is where you can find Both Secret Snelk Locations and Temple of Isis Location

billyswong July 10, 2011 10:43 AM

It is so hard to beat moon snail! I wish I chose easy instead of normal skill right at the beginning. Are there any tips on how to fight moon snail?




I'm stuck on finding 3 places:

1. Heart at bottom right of snail town
2. Heart near full metal armour ... tried all over each rooms, but still nothing =\
3. That boomerang above the temple ... aka the one left of snail town >_>

Please help! Thanks <3


how do you post pictures?

[You cannot embed images in your comments. Please use a free image hosting service and post a link to the image here instead. -Jay]

ToonLink July 12, 2011 4:10 AM

how do you go slug mode?

Anonymous July 12, 2011 11:12 AM


what is the thing with the konami code ?

Need your help!

Anonymous July 12, 2011 3:55 PM

For those of you thinking any of the bosses are hard, wait until

Boss Rush. I have beaten Super ShellBreaker almost every time using peashooter or rainbow wave, and take little damage from Vis Vires (Stompy) using the rainbow wave pointed up left/right to take out the cannons and eyes, Time Cube is just like Space Box, but Sun Snail is really hard with only 5 hearts.


100% map with Both Secret Snelk Locations and Temple of Isis marked hope it helps.


how do you get the heart at the east side of snail town?? and the secret boomerang?


i found a glitch in the shrine of isis

glitch:go to 4 or 5 step from the top of the stairs of the shrine , then change the gravity so you head towards the ceiling....before you touch the ceiling go inside your shell . you should go through the ceiling and die

Anonymous July 15, 2011 7:44 AM

I have a problem. I got 100% of items, and 99% of map. I have all upgrades and snelk rooms, plus all the hidden entrances and exits. I looked at RC's map, mine looks the same, but I have the snelks in Spiralis Something-or-other. Please help!


Has anyone finish boss rush yet? Any tips on the last bosses?


Wow, Finally!!!
Finished Boss Rush 5:43.89

Tips for Boss Rush

First Boss - Shellbreaker

Really Easy, stay on the left wall, and shoot right using rainbows. No need to avoid at all.
To finish the boss quickly, try to remember the pattern at which height the defenses of the bosses are down (where the boss spits boomerangs at you). It should be finished at about 30 seconds.

Second Boss - Feet with Eyes

Stay at the bottom and don't jump. Remember the patterns of feet stomps, and try to stay between the feet(except for when both feet go to the right really fast, but they don't stomp anyway). Most of the damage is done when the feet alternate going to the left and back. This level can be finished easily with either rainbow or boomerang used diagonally.
To finish the boss quickly, remembering the patterns are of course crucial, also try to alternate the left-right keys so that both eyes are shot(eyes closed). It is okay to get hit by missiles at first, and focus on aiming the boss. The boss can be finished within 1:30.

Third Boss - Time Cube

This one is the hardest boss, and you can die even if you know how to finish it. The most important thing is survival first, and don't take risks. Stay on the top or bottom, and diagonally from the boss.
When the boss switches sides, switch sides too.
When the boss goes horizontally, aim at the opposite side, strafe a bit horizontally and switch sides when the boss switches sides. When the boss emits boxes, try to be at the middle of the other side, and eliminate the boxes from the near side first, the far side, and then switch sides before the boss rams in to you. Keep calm when the boss goes berserk, and prepare to retry this level and previous levels many times.
I don't think I finished the boss really quickly, since taking chances will kill you fast. But I found that using the boomerang for this particular level was faster than rainbows. I guess you can still hit even when you escape away.

Forth Boss - Small Sun Snail

I thought this one was really hard, and I died so many times on this level without gaining any hits at all. That was until I found the trick to finishing it, and the trick is so easy: avoid the three balls that come at you. By shooting rainbow diagonally from the bottom at the direction of sun snail, he can't hit you at all. After a while sun snail dies. The reason I thought it was hard was because I kept ignoring the three balls and getting hit by them. To avoid the the three balls, the easiest way is to keep near to sun snail(that is when he is midair, when teleports to the floor, switch sides for a while), and instead of going away from the balls, go towards them to escape them when they're still small.

Last Boss - Large Sun Snail

Easy compared to previous two bosses, and I finished it on my third try. Try to not get hit at all. The boss goes through 4 phases which are the same as original boss, and they aren't really harder than the original version. The only one that changed and killed me in my previous tries is that the spiral of bullets can go in one direction at first and then reverse directions. So when they go on, try to stay at the center of the gap and don't panic at all. Hit the boss with rainbow when it is out of its shell, from the opposite side. Dodge the three 'Z's by switching sides. Dodge the bouncing shell by going its direction horizontally(instead of escaping from it), but it doesn't really matter if it scrapes you as long as you don't get hit a lot on the other phases.



ok, so I've got the peashooter, but can't figure out where to go next. the 'future-seeing' snail tells me to go to the top right, but I can't get any farther than I have before.


I have 100% of the items, but only 99% of the map. I have defeated Moon/Sun Snail. Please tell me, what is the "Menu Secret" and how to get the slug.. THANK YOU!


I found the space box harder than moon snail, now i need to find all the helix pieces im only 76% completed.


The menu secret:

Wait for a bit on the menu, and a tiny ball will bounce around on the screen.

You can move the snails around to hit the ball and pick up speed. I don't know if anything happens if you get the ball fast enough though.


anybody know how to make the "baby snail" ???????


ARG! I played for hours yesterday and my save-game is gone!! I checked my storage and it was fine. It's so frustrating to put so much time into a game just to lose it all. Anything I can do before I start this wonderful game again?

[I'm sorry that happened to you, merula. Make sure you are playing on the same site where you were playing yesterday, as Flash game saves are stored by domain name. If you were playing here yesterday your save game should still be there as we have changed nothing on the site that would interfere with that. Also, right-click on the game and choose Settings and make sure you have allocated ample storage space for games.jayisgames.com to store data for all the games hosted here at JIG. -Jay]


okay...i have scoured the entire map for hours. i have been in every secret room. been to shrine of iris and all five snelk rooms: the two secret rooms, and the three areas with single snelks that are in the normal map. i have scoured the internet and all these comments for a solution, and found none that work. yes i have also gotten the secret super boomerang by snailtown. someone tell me how i get the last map 1%????? seriously this i so frustrating...


I'm having a terrible time getting into the latter half of Lux Lirata. To the left of the Devastator there is a cloud area with a line of gears the attack, and the map makes it look like I should be able to get through the wall, but I can't. Let me know if this doesn't make sense.


transparent wall: go without any weapon.
blue: go with peashooter or higher
purple: go with boomerang or higher
red: go with rainbow wave or higher
green: go with (idk) or higher
grey: go by beating some boss.


Please, auriplane, please please PLEASE tell me where the Starwish cameos are. I need them to live and function in society.



The ending for slug mode has a picture of Ginny, and one of the enemies in Lux Lirata is a Federation drone. That's it really, unless you count Mare Carelia :-)


a red and orange snail in snail town told me that there is a room under the way into snail town. i am full metal and the like, but i can't figure out how to get in.....help?


hey i need help with completing the map and finding all items including helix fragments and what is the name of the room you reach just before shrine of isis?


hey one more thing, is there a hard difficulty? and if there is one then how do i unlock it?


i feel like im playing metroid with a twist


how do i get into slug mode


How do you get the fire snail im stuck, i got the ice snail now what?


where is the "ice snail" power?


For those wondering how to get to the two rooms at the bottom right of Snail Town:

Go in through the entrance from Mare Carelia under the rooms, when you destroy the tree (the snail next to it says "There's something funny about that tree" or "I knew there was something weird about that tree!!"), go up through the top of the tree, head to the right from here to get into the first room!


each of the sections says i have all the items but i know i am missing 1 helix piece?


How to get 100% for the map?!


I need the 100% map!!



it is at spiralis silere the bottom right corner

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