Snake is controlled by using the keyboard. Use the arrow keys to change your direction of movement.
Snake is the name given to a family of games with history dating back to the mid-1970s. The original game of the Snake family is Blockade, which was released in arcades by Gremlin in 1976. In 1977, Atari released an unofficial port of Blockade titled Surround. Surround was the first Snake game for home consoles. Since then, Snake games have been featured on numerous gaming consoles, computer systems, graphing calculators, and mobile devices, with the recent rise of fame attributed to the release of the game on Nokia cellular phones starting in 1998. This Flash version of Snake captures the simple essence of the classic game and uses a monochrome graphical style similar to that of mid-1990s cell phones.
The objective of Snake is to score as many points as possible by eating apples that appear on the screen. Staying true to the classic game, only a single apple will appear on the screen at once, unlike other versions of the game. Eating apples as soon as they appear rewards a greater number of points. Every time an apple is eaten, additional segments are added to your snake. If the head of your snake collides with its body or you collide with one of the four borders of the screen, then the game will end.
This Flash version of Snake has three difficulty levels. In order from easiest to hardest, these levels are Slug, Worm, and Python. The gameplay remains the same with the only difference being the movement speed of your snake and scoring. The higher the difficulty level that you choose, the more points you will be awarded for eating apples. To choose your desired difficulty level, click the respective text on the title screen.
Snake is a classic game with hundreds of ports, including numerous games that can be found on the Web. If you want to play a version of Snake with few bells and whistles that remains true to the classic game, then this Flash version of Snake is just right for you!