Editors' reviewThis free remake of the classic Snake game breaks no new ground but can help kill a few spare minutes every now and then. As in the original, your job in this knockoff is to maneuver your snake so it eats all the apples on the board, but doesn't crash into the wall. Considering the reptile grows longer with each apple, things can get quite challenging after a few moments, but if you find yourself bored on the easier levels, you can ramp up the game's speed. Snake's graphics are as rudimentary as they come; the snake actually just looks like a long red line, lacking eyes and a tongue. We also found the MIDI-based music quite cheesy, so we were glad to be able to disable it. Other features include the ability to play against up to three other humans and design your own levels with an editor. Younger players and office workers on break likely will find this game an acceptable diversion, especially since it costs nothing.
Snake 2 is a PC version of the classic Snake/Nibbles game. It features 50 levels, a level editor, and multiplayer for up to 4 players--either computer or human. There also is an integrated online high-score system, where you can compete with people from all over the world for the title of Snake 2 champion. You can view replays for all high scores, including online high scores. All profits from the sale of this game are donated to the Red Cross, so please support the Red Cross by paying the small registration fee.