Username High score Gender Country
Bareslehm 11,266 Male Denmark
coga 10,999 Male Denmark
frederik 10,185 Male Denmark
Roadie 8,407 Male Denmark
Supersejefilip 8,318 Male Denmark
alexander100 7,362 Male Austria
fred634t 7,231 Male Austria
fred 7,145 Male Denmark
frederik due j 7,117 Male Denmark
Hans 6,945 Male Denmark
A.V 6,641 Male Denmark
Pallesur 6,187 Male Ireland
Tobias 5,998 Male Denmark
carl 5,946 Male Denmark
Sam 5,930 Female United Kingdom
jakob 5,911 Male Denmark
Lucas 5,846 Male Denmark
Fernando 5,817 Male Spain
MarkRode_ 5,640 Male Denmark
pluto 5,531 Male Denmark
claussander 5,371 Male Denmark
Splashy 5,220 Male Austria
valdeman1234 5,170 Male Denmark
Chri97h8 4,977 Male Denmark
Christian 4,952 Male Denmark
Mathias 4,936 Male Denmark
Markus 4,889 Male Denmark
Andreas 4,821 Male Germany
HelleM 4,814 Female Denmark
TheBadWorm 4,758 Male Ireland
Crozz{YT} 4,480 Male Denmark
Asser 4,447 Male Denmark
munch 4,418 Male Denmark
legendary_furry 4,369 Male Austria
silj0826 4,287 Male Denmark
olangebjerg 4,166 Male Denmark
NyMa 4,090 Male Denmark
legendcarl 4,038 Male Czech Republic
torsteins 3,992 Male Denmark
PABLOVERGARA79 3,801 Male South America
İşsizhacker 3,790 Male Turkey
Markus20082006 3,758 Male Denmark
kapper 3,669 Male Denmark
Bonnie 3,608 Female Australia
stine78 3,565 Female Denmark
rasnik22 3,495 Male Denmark
Heldbo 3,489 Male Denmark
Mollefar 3,400 Male Denmark
BlackWidow 3,380 Male Europe
se 3,370 Female Denmark
millebrink 3,332 Female Denmark
Joshua 3,303 Male Denmark
kamille 3,288 Female Denmark
Mathias B 3,265 Male Denmark
jeppe0407 3,226 Male Denmark
valdeman 3,223 Male Denmark
kaper 3,197 Male Denmark
Trinity 3,143 Female Hungary
wanttoplay 3,139 Male Austria
JeanneKreiler 3,125 Female Denmark
alexander aa 3,112 Male Denmark
trunte 3,078 Male Denmark
Mikkelt 3,063 Male Denmark
Lucas Gamboa 2,980 Male Denmark
jackson5 2,979 Male Denmark
Eliasgolden 2,959 Male Denmark
ThePieMaster810 2,918 Male Denmark
LeaH 2,906 Female Denmark
Karl 2,803 Male Denmark
alexpro 2,775 Male Denmark
stevenisthebest110011 2,750 Male North America
christian524 2,739 Male Denmark
angel21 2,711 Male South America
Josefine 2,708 Female Denmark
Woa 2,693 Male Denmark
A.M. 2,691 Male Denmark
King 2,641 Male Denmark
aa 2,623 Male Denmark
ValdemarH 2,615 Male Denmark
noah_maan NM 2,604 Male Austria
albe5606 2,591 Male Denmark
Joksa25_#pølsemix 2,564 Male Denmark
signeandersen332 2,551 Female Denmark
Agger 2,544 Male Denmark
manu0253 2,538 Male Denmark
Jeppe munch 2,500 Male Denmark
Lord Nahuelazo 2,481 Male South America
IGrablo 2,468 Male Denmark
idanat 2,440 Female Denmark
planke 2,420 Male Austria
heh 2,374 Female Lithuania
Imtisal Sajid 2,344 Male Poland
Grump_4 2,328 Male Denmark
lhyrdum 2,295 Female Denmark
sandermw 2,274 Male Denmark
laur904e 2,273 Male Denmark
MagnusFromDenmark_YT 2,264 Male Denmark
Unggarn 2,251 Male Denmark
will6491 2,199 Male Denmark
jhem 2,187 Male Denmark
margrethe 2,178 Male Denmark
nød 2,144 Male Denmark
brunocricelli 2,089 Male Italy
26/05 2,079 Female Denmark
ani 2,078 Female Denmark
kall0338 2,070 Male Denmark
marv0221@skyen.nu 2,057 Male Austria
Felixf 2,056 Male Denmark
tulle molly maria 2,032 Male Denmark
swag 2,026 Male Denmark
MariaSokVal 2,016 Female Denmark
chakiki 2,006 Male Belgium
Martha 1,985 Male Denmark
annapony8 1,983 Female Denmark
johannes 1,979 Male Denmark
lea 1,936 Female Denmark
mads810w 1,935 Male Denmark
henrikrp 1,917 Male Denmark
darkhero000 1,890 Male Austria
thetikki 1,886 Male Denmark
Langebjerg 1,879 Female Denmark
Teo 1,875 Male Denmark
Johan 1,861 Male Denmark
CharlotteMOE 1,848 Female Denmark
Christan_LAUSEN 1,810 Male Denmark
Nicholai 1,802 Male Denmark
Silke 1,796 Male Denmark
GIrlGamer 1,780 Female Asia
Asge1805 1,776 Male Denmark
Lobdotsat 1,762 Male Denmark
baba888 1,722 Male Austria
Mariahp 1,693 Male Denmark
marvin9 1,661 Male Austria
AndreasClarup 1,652 Male Denmark
beqshena 1,630 Male United Kingdom
Magnusmunch 1,622 Male Denmark
Benn 1,616 Male Denmark
Smilla 1,598 Female Denmark
Zuriel 1,570 Male Denmark
KLP 1,560 Male Denmark
Morten 1,544 Male Denmark
maltehelsted 1,544 Male Denmark
alleredeis 1,526 Male Denmark
Lucifer 1,517 Male North America
jakobvkk 1,507 Male Denmark
wfWF 1,500 Male Austria
jeppe 1,456 Male Denmark
asdasd 1,451 Male Austria
Somi 1,443 Female Finland
Albert 1,439 Male Denmark
Chris 1,439 Male Denmark
Anna Lucca 1,418 Male Sweden
øster 1,394 Male Denmark
liva 1,379 Female Denmark
banban 1,376 Male Austria
jgnc2003 1,354 Male United Kingdom
I LOVE YOU 1,328 Female Austria
cgolsen 1,321 Male Europe
noah1272 1,304 Male Denmark
JASONDERULO06 1,304 Male Austria
oscar er sej 1,286 Male Denmark
jeppesen1511 1,270 Male Denmark
juli297q 1,213 Female Denmark
LUCAS_WESTH 1,211 Male Denmark
freekmeup24 1,210 Male Africa
ippakl 1,193 Female Denmark
Aron 1,190 Male Denmark
PinguFire 1,139 Male Austria
agnesmanny 1,103 Female Austria
stef6288 1,081 Male Austria
katinka 1,070 Female Denmark
TheMCFluxxer{YT} 1,055 Male South America
Wravnen 1,042 Male Denmark
sister 993 Female Austria
wessmuler 978 Male South America
eigilogjonas 977 Male Denmark
Detektif 969 Male Asia
Elias 909 Male Denmark
Steine 906 Female Denmark
vijaysingh 894 Male India
miepapsø 888 Female Denmark
jaco240b 844 Male Austria
s123 822 Female Denmark
20anthon05 819 Male Denmark
Berte 814 Female Denmark
laur510h 809 Female Denmark
matemalene 794 Female Denmark
Andreasghrtg 790 Male Denmark
anthon 739 Male Denmark
fmf 699 Female Denmark
CC 682 Female Denmark
dsfdsf 666 Male Austria
JOSH DOLLARS 659 Male Denmark
Vild 651 Male Denmark
jasp0370 639 Male Denmark
Armita 630 Female Denmark
alice 622 Female Denmark
efé"'té'"tét(' 622 Male Austria
signe 609 Female Denmark
vic 604 Female Denmark
olex 598 Male Denmark
sign 594 Female Denmark
Valdemar 579 Male Denmark
MariaPL 572 Female Denmark
Marius 556 Male Denmark
WeeKantoro 547 Male Asia
maz78dkr 513 Male Denmark
johanneM 511 Female Denmark
rasmus1309 505 Male Denmark
Es 500 Male Spain
joha559a 497 Male Austria
the best 447 Male Denmark
pikasocopura 432 Male Austria
LauraA 419 Female Denmark
Malte 415 Male Denmark
Johanna 411 Female Denmark
rjcadena91 398 Male North America
Laura 364 Female Denmark
AEA 364 Male Denmark
anna527m 319 Female Finland
magn712c 300 Male Denmark
Lilia 300 Female Denmark
Jona 297 Female Denmark
XxPoopLoverxX 284 Female Denmark
Nanna8 268 Female Denmark
boboho 258 Male Austria
Christopher 250 Male Denmark
tild0710 231 Female Austria
Nicolai_Munch 229 Male Denmark
Natalie 216 Female Denmark
m4 196 Male Denmark
abbysue19 192 Female North America
lydia 160 Female Denmark
minni mig og dig 156 Female Denmark
Money 136 Female United Kingdom
jason 80 Male Austria
Guillex97 0 Male Spain
Gestra13 0 Male Spain
Monze 0 Female Denmark
BLIND 0 Male Denmark
Katinal 0 Female Denmark
iPlusCoD 0 Male Spain
Codro 0 Male Spain
JonathanWich 0 Male Denmark
Babebibobu 0 Male Austria
Glenn Nielsen 0 Male Denmark
Lederen 0 Male Denmark
Zarcooo 0 Male Spain
trineliko 0 Female Denmark
Andy 0 Male Spain
Winther456 0 Male Denmark
The Great 0 Male Denmark
seb-cool007 0 Male Denmark
gg panda er swag 0 Female Denmark
unicornxox172 0 Female Denmark
your mama 0 Male Denmark
fluttershy 0 Female Denmark
yuyu1216 0 Male Denmark
maja stubkjaer 0 Female Denmark
stine 0 Female Denmark
loverlol 0 Female Denmark
laer@gmail.com 0 Female Denmark
Vingbummernes Land 0 Male Denmark
sejemalene34 0 Female Denmark
nico962k 0 Female Denmark
gg shit 0 Female Denmark
felicia 0 Female Denmark
felicia56 0 Female Denmark
rosedisc 0 Male Australia
Louis1234 0 Male Denmark
kris 0 Male United Kingdom
katinka23 0 Female Denmark
Fisker.dk 0 Male Austria
ksparre 0 Male Denmark
@@@@@@ 0 Male Denmark
ormefar 0 Male Denmark
iec 0 Female Denmark
123 0 Male Austria
Nanna 0 Female Denmark
joachim 0 Male Denmark
juliekfisker 0 Female Denmark
Dest2602 0 Female North America
Karina42 0 Female Denmark
rundell 0 Male Denmark
Matilde 0 Female Denmark
Krischal 0 Male Asia
Maveh 0 Male Denmark
Henriette 0 Female Denmark
Entesar 0 Female Denmark
MaleneLem 0 Female Denmark
Søren P 0 Male Denmark
TimmyLok 0 Male Estonia
Hejhejhejhej 0 Male Denmark
bg 0 Male Denmark
metted 0 Female Denmark
frederikGaming 0 Male Austria
kjartan leander 0 Male Denmark
AnderzzzXP 0 Male Denmark
lili0855 0 Female Denmark
maria 0 Female Denmark
langebjerg.dk 0 Female Denmark
xayayare 0 Male Norway
nads 0 Male Spain
12345 0 Female South America
NeXoR 0 Male Austria
emimo 0 Female Belgium
SANTY 0 Male Austria
acire yam 0 Female Asia
zex 0 Male Croatia
lyle 0 Male North America
vikram 0 Male India
palfalvika 0 Male Hungary
ana 0 Female Africa
lebron 0 Male Italy
Manoj Patidar 0 Male Asia
014262230 0 Male Turkey
rosa 0 Female Austria
marcel 0 Male Slovakia
kaur366 0 Male Europe
ADE LEX SUGAR 0 Male Austria
Vasu481051 0 Male India
zalak jani 0 Female Austria
nhoc122222 0 Male Austria
GU KON THAI 0 Male Asia
bonesmacker12 0 Male North America
simo0005 0 Male Denmark
Tippe 0 Female Denmark
koldfire 0 Male North America
hello4321 0 Male Austria
Romi 0 Male Spain
MarcoOMG 0 Male Austria
Pablo F 0 Male Spain
Mitus 0 Male Austria
ZHOU 0 Male Spain
Santi01 0 Male Spain
Exterminatodos 0 Male Spain
pene777 0 Female Spain
Pablolopezno 0 Male Austria
Lolo 0 Male Sweden
Pablo 0 Male Spain
ByQueco 0 Male Spain
gameRpull 0 Male Spain
Qwerty 0 Male Austria
Gender Average high score
Male 1,920
Female 925
Country Average high score
Ireland 5,473
United Kingdom 1,810
Denmark 1,887
Spain 351
Germany 4,821
Czech Republic 4,038
Turkey 1,895
Australia 1,804
Hungary 1,572
Austria 1,269
Lithuania 2,374
Poland 2,344
North America 607
Finland 881
Europe 1,567
Africa 605
South America 1,838
Asia 471
Slovakia 0
Belgium 1,003
Croatia 0
Estonia 0
India 298
Norway 0
Sweden 709
Italy 1,045

How to play

The game is played using the arrow keys on your keyboard to control the snake.
Initially, you'll see the menu, where you have a number of options:

  • S: Starts a new game
  • H: Adjusts the speed of the game. The value goes from 0-25, with 0 being the fastest, and 25 being the slowest. Note, that the speed also increases the further you get in the game.
  • T: Switches the timer on/off. If the timer is on, your snake has to eat a cheese every 25 seconds, or you lose. If the timer is off, you can take as much time as you like.
  • 1/2/3: Switches off wall 1, 2 and 3. There are three sets of walls in the game, and you can switch them off to make the game a bit easier.
  • ESC: Opens a full-screen spreadsheet - handy, in case your boss looks at your monitor!


If you have created an account, and you are logged in, your top score will be recorded in the highscore list. From there, you can compare yourself with others, and you can help your gender and country achieve the highest scores in their respective categories!


You can play and compete against your friends, by creating a group, or joining one of your friends' groups. When in a group, you get a special "Group highscore", where you can directly see how good you are compared to your friends!
To create a group, simply press the "Create Group" button when you are logged in!

The history of Snake:

This game is a tribute to Danish developer Steen Jensen, who in 1988 created the original DOS version of the game you find on this site, and on www.ormespil.dk

If you would like to try the original version of the game you can download "ormespil" from: http://slehm.dk/dosspil/

You also need a DOS emulator. You can also download Dosbox 0.60 from http://slehm.dk/dosspil/

Wikipedia writes about the snakegame:

Snake is a general name for video games where the player maneuvers a line which grows in length, with the line itself being a primary obstacle. There is no standard version of the game. The concept originated in the 1976 arcade game Blockade, and its simplicity has led to many implementations (some of which have the word snake or worm in the title). After a variant was preloaded on Nokia mobile phones in 1998, there was a resurgence of interest in the Snake concept as it found a larger audience.


The player controls a dot, square, or object on a bordered plane. As it moves forward, it leaves a trail behind, resembling a moving snake. In some games, the end of the trail is in a fixed position, so the snake continually gets longer as it moves. In another common scheme, the snake has a specific length, so there is a moving tail a fixed number of units away from the head. The player loses when the snake runs into the screen border, a trail, or another obstacle.

The Snake concept comes in two major variants:

  1. In the first, which is most often a two-player game, there are multiple snakes on the playfield. Each player attempts to block the other so he or she runs into an existing trail and loses. Surround for the Atari 2600 is an example of this type. The Light Cycles segment of the Tron arcade game is a single-player version, where the other "snakes" are AI controlled.
  2. In the second variant, a sole player attempts to eat objects by running into them with the head of the snake. Each object eaten makes the snake longer, so maneuvering is progressively more difficult. Examples: Nibbler, Snake Byte.


The Snake variety of games dates back to the arcade game Blockade, developed and published by Gremlin in 1976. In 1978, Atari, Inc. released, as an unofficial port, an early home console version of the Blockade concept, titled Surround. Surround was one of the nine Atari 2600 (VCS) launch titles and was also sold by Sears under the name Chase. That same year, a similar game was launched for the Bally Astrocade as Checkmate.

The first known personal computer version of Snake, titled Worm, was programmed in 1978 by Peter Trefonas of the US on the TRS-80computer, and published by CLOAD magazine in the same year. This was followed shortly afterwards with versions from the same author for the Commodore PET and Apple II computers. A microcomputer port of Hustle was first written by Peter Trefonas in 1979 and published by CLOAD. This was later released by Milton Bradley for the TI-99/4A in 1980.

There are several versions of Snake on the BBC Micro. 1982's Snake by Dave Bresnen is different in that the snake is controlled using the left and right arrow keys relative to the direction it is heading in. The snake increases in speed as it gets longer, and there are no "lives", making achieving a high score or reaching higher levels relatively difficult as one mistake means starting from the beginning.

Nibbler is a single-player arcade game released in 1982. Another single-player version is part of the Tron arcade game, themed with light cycles.

Starting in 1991, Nibbles was included with MS-DOS for a period of time as a QBasic sample program.

Nokia phones

Nokia is well known for putting Snake on the majority of their phones. Versions include:

  • Snake - The original, for monochrome phones. Graphics consisted of black squares, and it had 4 directions. It was programmed in 1997 by Taneli Armanto, a design engineer in Nokia and introduced on the Nokia 6110.
  • Snake II - Included on monochrome phones. Snake improved to a snake pattern, introduction of bonus bugs, a 'Circumnavigate play area' and mazes (obstacle walls placed within the play area). An example of a phone with it installed is the Nokia 3310 from 2000.
  • Snake Xenzia - Included on later-model monochrome phones (and some cheaper color phones, such as the Nokia 1600). An example of a phone with it installed is the Nokia 1112 from 2006.
  • Snake EX - Included on color phones. First introduced with the Nokia 9290 Communicator in 2002. Graphics improved to SNES quality. It supports multiplayer through Bluetooth and Infra-Red. An example of a phone with it installed is the Nokia 6260 from 2004.
  • Snake EX2 - Introduced with the Nokia 3100 in 2003. This is included in several Series 40 handsets by Nokia.
  • Snakes - A 3D version. This game was designed for the N-Gage in 2005, developed by IOMO (published by Nokia). It featured multiplayer through Bluetooth. Graphics improved to basic PlayStation quality. Introduction of hex levels, etc. Later Nokia started giving this game pre-installed (without multiplayer feature) in some Nseriessmartphones like N70, N73, N80, etc. Snakes can be downloaded from the Nokia support page's Games section and played on any S60 device.
  • Snake III - A 3D version, different from Snakes. Snake III takes a more living snake approach, rather than the abstract feel of Snakes. An example of a phone with it installed is the Nokia 3250 from 2005. It is also available on the Nokia 5310, Nokia 5610, Nokia 2700 classic, Nokia 2730 classic and the Nokia 6300, and it supports multiplayer modes via Bluetooth.
  • Snakes Subsonic - Sequel to Snakes, released on May 22, 2008 on the N-Gage platform.

On November 29, 2012, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City announced that the Nokia port of Snake was one of 40 games that the curators wished to add to the museum's collection in the future.

Snake is still included on some new low-end phones from Nokia, such as the Nokia 108 from 2013.