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''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, UsefulNotes/CommodorePET, 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. 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:

* CollisionDamage: With yourself!
* EndlessGame: You slither around until you crash into yourself or a wall.
* FreewareGame: Plenty of free versions out there.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: If you crash into the tail "maze" you made by yourself, you die.
* HyperactiveMetabolism: Eating a food item makes the snake grow longer instantly.
* MazeGame: An interesting variation where the player themselves builds the maze.
* NoPlotNoProblem: There is no plot. Just eating while avoiding your body and the walls.
* SegmentedSerpent: Variations of the game give the snake segments, with an extra segment being added as it eats an item.
%%* ScoringPoints
%%* TopDownView
* VegetarianCarnivore: A lot of the variants of the game have the snake eat fruit, mushrooms etc. instead of other animals (presumably to [[PredatorsAreMean keep the snake sympathetic]]). In reality, snakes are exclusively carnivores.
%%* WrapAround: Some versions let you do this.