Friday, April 8, 2011

New Poll Part 3

Here is the final candidate for the best simple classic game that is still popular today and can be found/downloaded on current devices (consoles, mobile phones, etc.).  The other two candidates' information can be found below.  The new poll is up so happy voting!


Snake was developed by UPL and published by Sega-Gremlin in 1976.  Due to the game's simple design, other developers created their own version of the game and released it under different names such as Worm, Surround, and Chase.  Snake's popularity didn't surface until 1998 when Nokia included the game on their phones.  Snake has saved my life many times in airports, at doctor appointments, or anywhere else that involved waiting.  The gameplay is simple enough for anyone to pick up and enjoy.  There are many free versions on this game online (just Google 'snake' and viola!).

Variants by platform

    Nokia Snake 1 - The original first snake game recreated again by the original creator for nokia s60
    Worm and Hustle computer games, published by CLOAD, 1978 and 1979
    CGA-Snake - Late-Eighties version of Snake using Color Graphics Adapter technology
    GL Snake - Very realistic three dimensional variant of snake (openGL | Glut)
    Hustle - arcade game, TI-99/4A
    Light Cycle - Tron (fictional game) and its arcade implementation Tron
    Need for Snake - Simple online Snake in JavaScript
    Ophidia - Advanced JavaScript snake game with enemies, obstacles, and shooting
    Nibbler - arcade version
    Nibbles - MS-DOS (QBasic) some versions of suse linux
    Snake - A snake game coded in Visual Basic 6 (with source code)
    Plasmaworm - Microsoft Windows
    Rattler Race - Microsoft Windows
    Serpent 3D - First Person 'Eater' (openGL | Glut)
    Several ZX Spectrum games, of which Laser Snaker is one example
    Snafu - Mattel Intellivision
    Snake - as a TIFF homebrew game on the Sony PlayStation Portable
    Snake - BBC Micro
    Snake - MSX
    Snake - Texas Instruments TI-83 and TI-84 graphing calculators
    Snakeball - PlayStation 3
    Snakers - browser game (4 players on Wii)
    Snake II - Texas Instruments TI-89, TI-89 Titanium, TI-89 Silver Edition, TI-92 Plus, Voyage 200 graphing calculators
    SnakeTIX - Apple Macintosh (classic Mac OS)
    Snake Race (ksnake) - Linux distributions
    SpaceBall - LG brand mobile phones
    Snaky - VMU (MFE - Dreamfiles)
    Snaky 360 - An addictive Web game with original variants like Pac-Snake or Snake-Invaders, freely moving at 360 ° and offering over 5 hours of intense play
    Sneech - Original Commodore Amiga game by Paul Burkey, 1995. Now for iPhone, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows
    Tape Worm - Atari 2600
    Uncle Worm for the TI-83+/84+. Unlike Snake, where you can travel in four directions only, Uncle Worm can travel in no less than thirty-two directions.
    Worm - Nintendo DS Linux
    Worm of Bemer - Atari 8-bit, VIC-20, Commodore 64, TI-99/4A, and IBM PC/PCjr
    Worms - Commodore VIC-20
    Snake on the Wii Homebrew
    Snake Classic rated # 1 snake game on the iPhone/iPod Touch
    TiltSnake on the iPhone and iPod Touch. Uses the accelerometer
    Snakeworlds (3D snake game) for Microsoft Windows
    Schnarr Snake a game developed by Schnarr Team
    Snake game a mouse controlled flash version
    Snake360 - version for Xbox 360 with many added features
    AxySnake - 3D version for Microsoft Windows by AxySoft
    Snake - another flash version by Paul Neave.
    Snake - another flash version by
    Star Snake - iPhone and iPod touch
    KDE-Snake - A simple Snake KDE-Game written in Python (for Linux)
    Snaked - for the iPhone and iPod Touch by Broken Thumbs Apps
    Arcade Classics (includes Snake) for Zunes 4, 8, 16, 30, 80, and 120
    Mobile Snake - classic snake game for iPhone and iPod touch
    Jumbo Snake™ - for the iPhone and iPod Touch by Boost Mobile Entertainment
    Boa, Spectravideo SV-318/SV-328
    A simple snake game in HTML 5
    Snake 7.0 - Windows Phone 7


  1. I wasted so much time with snake.

  2. very informative and well done, I went with tetris.

  3. Great write up!

    I love the old nostalgic games :)

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  4. oh man snake is one of my favorites

  5. Snake is pretty damn classic... gets boring after a short while but it's a game you can just randomly play and have fun for a bit. Not sure where my vote will go.

  6. If I judge by time spend playing each game, my vote is for Tetris. My god how many hours have I spend on that one alone. Luckily I was still a kid and had this kind of time on my hands.

  7. I'll always remember this as the "Nibbler" when I was a kid. I still play it on my phone when I get bored.

  8. Wow, I gotta get this on my cell phone again

  9. snake on nokia, all my friends played it
    i had a portable :3

  10. Oh my god, I never ever got tired of this game, simply got a new non-Nokia phone. It really is the best.

  11. wow I didn´t knew Snake was that old: 1976.

  12. Heh, I had this game and no others on my very first cell phone. Good times.

  13. Snake was the best game, I could play it for hours with out getting bored

  14. It was possible to play snake on Youtube vids lately.
    I forget how or if you still can, but it was good for a minute!