NSNAKE(6) - Games Manual
nsnake - a snake game for your terminal
nsnake [-cnsw] [-C color]
You are controlling a snake where the goal is eating food spawning randomly on the screen.
There are two types of food, normal and free, respectively +, *.
The head of the snake is symbolized with an *@*.
Each time you eat a piece of food, the snake will be grown by two. If you eat a free piece of food the score will be increased but not the snake’s length.
The following options are available:
Disable colors, by default if the terminal is capable colors are enabled.
Specify an alternate color between 0 and 8. (default 2)
Do not try to update score file.
Only display high score sorting by descending and exit.
Disable wall crossing. Can be used together with -s to show score with wall crossing disabled.
To move the snake the following keys may be used:
Move to up
Move to down
Move to left
Move to right
Suspend the game until p is pressed again.
Change the color.
Quit the game and save the score.
nsnake was written by David Demelier <email@example.com>
The snake seems to be faster when moving vertically, this is due to terminal character dimensions.
macOS 12.3 - June 17, 2021