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This version of Snake came from my memory. It was one of the first computer games I ever played, after all. (Breakout was another. Incidentally, the version I link to has a date of 1992 on it, but it looks a lot like the 1985 version I remember.). It was on an old Acorn Atom and I remember it being so old-fashioned that it only had greys and browns for colours. I remember it being smooth and fun, with random numbers popping up everywhere, and my mom said she saw a snake so big once it filled the whole screen. (Be warned, as of yet, if you fill the screen in my version, there is no congratulatory screen; you merely die). This was so much fun that I altered the code to Nibbles on my old Windows machine (in QBasic) so that I could play a version all on one screen (at a ridiculous speed too, if I recall correctly). Anyway, this was one of the first games I ever tried to recreate; and somehow, the thirteen-year-old version of me failed to complete it. Twenty-years later, I finally succeed.
(By the way, when doing a little research for this old game, I came
across a few screenshots
of the Acorn
Atom Version I was remembering.
As you can see, it certainly is in colour, although I don't know why
there are two different colour-schemes: my dad remembers the yellow
and black one. He also pointed out that the reason I remember the
game all in greys and browns is that we had the old machine hooked up
to an even older little black and white tv when I was a kid. Oh well.
Also, note that the "original" lets you choose your speed. I've added that feature too, but in a slightly different way (By the way, you sometimes die if you try to adjust your speed while not paused. Although unintended, I'm not entirely convinced that's a bug.)
This is a slightly-updated version of my Snake game. If you're not quick enough, the food will go away. It is pretty much the same otherwise, except that I removed the animations because I never play it that slowly, as it turns out. If you want to play the old version, go here..
Direction: arrow keys
Speed: =/+, -/_, S