Donald Hays


As a nights-and-weekends project for a few weeks, I programmed a version of Snake for the Game Boy!

How to Play

Play online or download the ROM, or you can check out the source. If you choose to download it, you’ll need a Game Boy emulator to play on a computer, or a flash cartridge to play on Game Boy hardware.


You’re a hungry snake! There’s food out there, so find it and eat it! As you eat food, your tail will grow longer. Don’t run into the walls or your own tail or it’s game over!

From time to time, you’ll see a heart appear instead of normal food. Eat it and your tail will get a bit shorter. But hurry, after a few seconds hearts turn back into normal food!

If you decide that you want to reset your high score, press down+select+b on the title screen. The game won’t ask for confirmation, so make sure it’s really what you want to do!