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Snake Game - A Legendary Game Captivating New Generations

Snake is a simple game that took the world by storm with the iconic Nokia 6110. Since the game is straightforward, always different, and solely depends on the player's focus, it poses a new challenge every time.

How to Play Snake Game?

The challenge of the Snake game is to create the longest possible snake by feeding it, which you control with arrow keys (left, right, up, down). You start the game with a green dot in the middle of the game field, which represents your snake, and you collect red dots, which represent food. By directing the snake, you try to eat as many red dots as possible until the snake fills the entire game field. The goal is simple - create the longest snake.


A typical single-player game, where both the head and tail move, and every consumed object elongates the snake.

The name Snake game conceals 5 principles of play:

  • S - Strategy of play depends on the length of the snake, as it dictates where and how you can move on the playing field; the longer the snake, the more challenging it becomes
  • N - Navigational accuracy can save you from complications you won't be able to solve. It will depend on your speed, reaction, and planning of movement
  • A - Action and tension during gameplay won't subside, thus attention and quick responsiveness are crucial
  • K - Kiting (term used in gaming where one character is maneuvered around to make space) can be a useful technique. It is a way to shape your snake that can create more room on the playfield (but beware: always leave enough room to exit the shaped area)
  • E - Each unit of food, which extends your snake, gives you 4 points each time

Sssss - watch out not to bite yourself!

The Snake Game has two very simple and clear rules. While feeding your snake, you have to be careful not to run into yourself, or in the snake style, not to bite yourself. The game field will get more and more filled as your snake grows longer, meaning there will be less and less free space for movement, so the challenge of the snake not being an obstacle to itself will be more difficult. You also lose the game if you hit the side edges of the game field with the snake, so try to stay as much as possible in the middle of the game field.

There are many versions of Snake games, but the goal of the game is always the same

No matter the version, the Snake game is always about feeding and survival of your snake. A more popular version of the Snake game is, which was created in 2016 and in which you compete in real time with other players, as well as Google Snake. On our portal, you can also find other Snake games, for example Snake IO War, in which you also play with other players, and the game Snake vs Blocks, in which you face additional challenges with blocks that you need to break depending on the length of your snake.

3 tips for successful gameplay:

Tip #1: What kind of snake direction is safest?

To avoid a mistake that can cause you to hit the edge of the game field with the snake or run into yourself, we suggest moving in a “zigzag” model. This way you will be able to more easily control the speed of the snake while leaving yourself plenty of room on the game field.

Tip #2: When should you move the snake along the edge of the game field?

At the beginning of the game, the snake is shorter, which allows you easy movement in the middle of the game field. However, when the snake becomes longer, we suggest moving along the edges of the game field. This will create more empty space in the middle of the game field and thus enable a more strategic approach to movement.

Tip #3: How to anticipate the next moves?

You can't predict where the food, with which you lengthen your snake, will appear on the game field. However, you can adapt the movement according to the length of your snake in such a way that the entire length of the snake does not occupy the space across the entire game field. In this way, you will get to the food faster due to the ample space, regardless of where on the game field it will appear.

FAQ Snake

When was the Snake game created?

The Snake Game evolved from the monochrome arcade video game Blockade, developed by Gremlin Industries in November 1976. [source]

What accolades has the Snake game received?

As early as 1996, the video game magazine Next Generation placed the Snake game in the 41st place in the “Top 100 games of all time” list. In 2012, the New York Museum of Modern Art announced consideration to include the Nokia version of the Snake game in its museum collection.

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