Gamers are flocking to slither.io, the new, updated and better version of Agar.io. The goal of the game is to be the biggest and longest worm. In order to grow your worm in slither.io, you have to either eat the glowing circles that are scattered across the game arena, or eat the leftover worm circles from your own kill or someone else's kill. Eating a kill will gain you more length than eating the scattered circles will. To kill another worm, you need them to run head first into your body. If you haven't heard of the game before, start here. Otherwise, here are a few tips to get you started on the path to number one. #Video Game

Do's

  • Do change your skin: everyone starts out in slither.io with the same skin. When you get large enough, it can be very difficult to tell if that worm tail is yours or if it belongs to someone else. In order to prevent this, the best thing you can do is change your skin. The issue is, there's no button for that. Slither.io requires you to share the game on social media before the change skin button appears, but you don't actually have to share it. You can just click on the share button and then back out and the change skin option will be there.
  • Do learn how to do the boa constrictor: one of the best moves to kill a worm is to encircle it completely. This move is called the boa constrictor. You then slowly tighten the circle until either the worm inside you gives up and kills himself or you get so small they eventually die. Then the kill is all yours as your body is protecting it.
  • Do watch for greed: players easily get distracted with the kill. They are either working on their own kill using the boa constrictor, or they are quickly trying to eat up a kill before someone else gets to it. This is your chance to take advantage. If you are large enough, circle around someone already using the boa constrictor and score two kills, or circle a large group of worms focused on eating a kill and score multiple kills. Use their distraction for your gain.

Don'ts

  • Don't be afraid to use the speed boost: sometimes you can shy away from using the boost out of fear of losing your mass, but often times the gain from the kill will outweigh any mass lost. Boost is an easy way to anticipate someone's move and dart in front of them for a quick kill.
  • Don't be afraid to take risks when you're small: when you are small, it isn't a big deal if you die. Take a shot at number one, the worst that can happen is you will die and start over, but if you are successful, the gain from your kill will be absolutely worth it.
  • Don't be greedy: don't let greed distract you from watching who is around you. You are more likely to die in a fit of greed than you are taking your time and taking what you can get while watching out for others.