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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 Brown

Fraser is the UK online editor and has actually met The Internet in person. With over a decade of experience, he's been around the block a few times, serving as a freelancer, news editor and prolific reviewer. Strategy games have been a 30-year-long obsession, from tiny RTSs to sprawling political sims, and he never turns down the chance to rave about Total War or Crusader Kings. He's also been known to set up shop in the latest MMO and likes to wind down with an endlessly deep, systemic RPG. These days, when he's not editing, he can usually be found writing features that are 1,000 words too long. He thinks labradoodles are the best dogs but doesn't get to write about them much.