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Play Snake (with trains) on Google Maps

Once the primary reason to get a brick-sized mobile phone, our fast-paced, modern world has left Snake far behind. But not today. Now you can combine the modern convenience of looking up a map on your phone or desktop with the simple joys of guiding an increasingly large and hungry snake through a labyrinth of its own making. Except now the snake is a train. Enjoy

Since it feels wholly unnatural to play Snake on anything other than a phone, you can also play on the mobile app. Both versions will be available for the rest of the week. I spent some time playing earlier today because I could tell that Samuel really wanted me to dig into this new game and not because my willpower is weak. 

I have concerns that have grown the more I have played. At first, I naturally assumed that the tiny humans were boarding the train. But what if they aren't? You have to essentially run over them, at which point they do a little jump and then vanish. Vanish off this mortal plane, perhaps? What exactly are you making us do, Google?

Fraser is the sole inhabitant of PC Gamer's mythical Scottish office, conveniently located in his flat. He spends most of his time wrangling the news, but sometimes he sneaks off to write lots of words about strategy games.