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Snake

Game genre concept

Replicates the core gameplay of controlling a snake or worm that lengthens as it devours food and dies from crashing to walls or other snakes, possibly even itself.

350
games
64
platforms

Alternate names: Nibbler, Nibbles, Rattler, Tron-like

The first video game about Snake was released in 1976.

CP Verlag, Markt & Technik and AM-Mag has published most of these games

Not to be confused with Qix as it bears some resemblance to this.

Nibbler, Nibbles and Rattler are widely known clones of Snake. Tron (or rather Tron's light cycles) uses the same gameplay mechanics as well.

Note that Snake is not the first game with the gameplay, neither is Tron which came after. Oldest supposedly is Blockade.

Difference between Tron and Snake is that the length of the trail behind can be lengthened in Snake but not in Tron. Snake is also usually singleplayer game while Tron and its ilk are commonly multiplayer PvP.

Platforms

MS-DOS 59
Linux 47
Amstrad CPC 26
C64 26
Commodore PET 14
ZX Spectrum 12
Oric 12
Atom 11
Amiga 11
Tandy Coco 10
Mac OS Classic 9
Windows 8
BeOS 8
VIC-20 7
Arcade 7
OS/2 5
Apple II E 5
BSD 5
APF 4
Memotech MTX 4
TRS-80 3
C16/Plus4 3
Unix 3
Atari ST 3
Mac OS X 3
ABC 80 2
Ohio Scientific 2
NES 2
MSX 2
Win3.1 2

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