One thing that I have noticed about video game documentaries is that it turns into “Six Degrees of Iowa”. Every one of the movies I have seen always links back to Ottumwa, Iowa. And it should because that is where Walter Day started Twin Galaxies. But even better, it is the home of another video game record breaker.
Man vs. Snake follows the story of Timothy McVey and his quest to beat the high score for Nibbler. We already know what your first question will be… TIMOTHY McVEY?!?!?! No, not the evil Timothy McVey. This guy is a humble video game player from Iowa. But the next question is always, “WHAT THE !#*&@ IS NIBBLER?!?!?!” That’s the fun question…and I will explain.
Nibbler is a game from Rock-Ola Mfg. Corp. released in 1983. It’s a very basic, yet challenging, game. You are a snake going around in a Pac-Man type board eating up gems. As you get the gems, your body starts to grow longer and the object is to not hit yourself. Just like that old game on your flip phone but adding a maze.
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