''Snake'' is a TopDownView MazeGame, with a twist; you not only navigate the maze, you ''are'' the maze. You play a snake, slithering around in a pit eating food. Every time you eat, you [[ScoringPoints score some points]], and you get longer. Eventually, you get so long that you have to navigate around yourself. [[EndlessGame The game ends when you crash into yourself or a wall.]]

Based on an arcade game from 1976 called ''VideoGame/{{Blockade}}''. First appeared in its present form in the late [[TheSeventies 1970s]] on the UsefulNotes/TRS80, {{Commodore PET}}, and UsefulNotes/AppleII. PortOverdosed in the extreme, because both the program and the graphics are so simple. In 1997 it became the first MobilePhoneGame when it appeared on Nokia phones.
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!!''Snake'' provides examples of:

* CollisionDamage: With yourself!
* EndlessGame: You slither around until you crash into yourself or a wall.
* FollowTheLeader: The Light Cycles game from ''{{Tron}}'' is based on ''Snake''.
* FreewareGame: Plenty of free versions out there.
* TheGoldenAgeOfVideoGames: And every age since.
* MazeGame
* NoPlotNoProblem
* ScoringPoints
* TopDownView
* WrapAround: Some versions let you do this.
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