Inspired by the Squid Game
456: Survival Game joins the list of a growing number of hypercasual games inspired by the Korean series known as the Squid Game. It has become a massive hit ever since it premiered on Netflix.
In the actual show, 456 people contest in a series of famous childhood challenges with the incentive of winning a big payout. However, the consequence of losing is death.
You will find a similar concept in the 456: Survival Game developed by YoloGame – Abi Publisher. Only that this time, you win the cash to spend at the in-game store. The various items you buy will help you customize the appearance of your survivor.
Brutal Survival Game
The challenges in 456 Survival Game are simple yet brutal. They consist of four quests, some of which players might recognize as favorite games they played growing up.
The first mini-game, Red Light-Blue Light, comes straight out of one of the famous scenes in the Squid Game. A giant robot girl sings a popular nursery rhyme while rotating her head at intervals. The contestants try to move to her feet and cross the finish line when she is not looking. If caught running, she uses her laser eyes to shoot down and eliminate players.
Next, you play the Dalgona Candy quest. The challenge involves carving out shapes like a circle, triangle, star, or box from a thin honeycomb that crumbles easily. Losers get shot by the guard, whereas winners celebrate and eat their tasty treat.
There is also the Jump on Glass challenge, where the game highlights a safe path to follow, but only for a brief moment. You then memorize it and hop on the platforms to get safely to the other end. Step on the wrong glass, and you fall to your death.
In Tug of war, those pulling the rope had better win, or else they get pulled off a ledge, falling into the abyss below.
Besides meeting a brutal ending, there is also a time limit in some of the challenges in 456: Survival Game. Will you be able to rush towards the doll’s feet, carve out a shape from the honeycomb candy, or jump on the glass platforms and get to the other end before the clock counts down to zero?
The time factor makes these challenges even more fun to play because you have to win at any cost. Mastering the game takes a blend of risky moves and finesse. The good thing about this game is that you get to try again until you get it right.
Tips & Tricks for Playing 456: Survival Game on PC
• Multiply Your Reward
Each time you complete a challenge, an option to multiply your cash reward up to five times appears on the collection screen. Keep in mind, though, that the process involves streaming a short video ad, which requires an Internet connection. Take advantage of multiplying your cash using this trick because the more money you have, the more cool hats and skins you can afford to buy for survivor 456.
• Get Accessories for Free
Remember, you can improve the look of your player so that he stands out in the game. However, the hairdos, hats, and costumes you can buy in the store cost the cash. Each item has its price. Nevertheless, you can acquire some accessories without paying a dime.
The trick is to play video ads the number of times indicated next to the item. This trick will come in handy when there is a cool outfit or combination of wearable items in the store, but you don’t have enough cash to buy them.
• Listen to the Song
In the Red Light Blue Light game, listening to the playground song the robot girl sings can help you time your moves right. For instance, the right time to stop moving is a few moments just as the song is about to end. When you hear the music again, you can start moving. Even a single step a second earlier will get you zapped.
• Use Counting Rhythm in Stepping Stone Challenge
When playing Jump on Glass, come up with counting rhythms to memorize the path you need to follow. For instance, if you need to jump straight ahead thrice then pounce on alternating platforms a couple of times, you can remember the moves as hop, hop, hop, one-two, one-two. Coming up with a counting rhythm will make it easier to complete this quest.