Can you name the MOST PLAYED VIDEO GAME OF ALL TIME?
It’s not MS PAC MAN.
It’s not TETRIS.
It’s not even Microsoft Windows’ SOLITAIRE card game (although that one should qualify as the most played video game in the office environment).
You know the one – you control a hungry snake as it moves across the screen. Every time you eat an apple (or cherry, or other unnamed fruit), you grow a few extra segments. Soon, your snake body is so long that it gets in the way of your movement around the screen.
Then you die. Only to press the reset button and try again.
So how did SNAKE get to be the most played video game ever? You can thank NOKIA cell phones for this, as they included SNAKE as one of the default games on their phones. It was easy to play and manuever using the numeric phone pad, and it is estimated that it’s been played by over 1 billion people since it was released – making it the most played video game, according to the Guinness Book of World Records 2010 edition.