YouTube Easter Egg: Play Snake

By on July 25, 2010
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Fancy playing Snake while YouTubing? Just hold down this button.

Snake was probably our staple mobile gaming diet in the early 2000s when most Nokia phones carried the classic or the sequel versions of our long tailed friend’s adventures. Now, with mobiles running at greater speeds allowing to us to run games with the graphic fidelity of a Playstation 1, we have all but forgotten about it. But not for long, because it’s back!…erm, on YouTube…

A user discovered that you can play the classic game of ‘Snake’ on almost any YouTube video. To activate the mini-game, hold down the left arrow key on your keyboard when watching any video on the YT’s new player interface. After a second’s pause you will see silver dots forming up the shape of a snake with similar colored flashing objectives. As you will figure out, it is not particularly ideal playing it on bright videos as you will be unable to see the snake or the objectives. Pro tip: record a blank video with a black background and voila!

Note: This does not work on embedded videos



Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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