Video Game / Snake
is a Top-Down View Maze Game
, 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 score some points
, and you get longer. Eventually, you get so long that you have to navigate around yourself. The game ends when you crash into yourself or a wall.
Based on an arcade game from 1976 called Blockade
. First appeared in its present form in the late 1970s
on the TRS-80
, Commodore PET
, and Apple ][
. Port Overdosed
in the extreme, because both the program and the graphics are so simple. In 1997 it became the first Mobile Phone Game
when it appeared on Nokia phones. Some versions, rather than being endless, reset the snake after eating enough food and advance to a new level, with each level after the first having pre-built walls.
Snake provides examples of:
- No Plot? No Problem!: There is no plot. Just eating while avoiding your body and the walls.
- Segmented Serpent: Variations of the game give the snake segments, with an extra segment being added as it eats an item.