Sssnake [Model DA1003]
Emulated in MAME !
Information for the following ROM(s): sssnake
[CONSOLE] Atari 2600 Cart.
Sssnake © 1982 Data Age, Incorporated.
Your objective is to score as many points as possible by shooting the prehistoric creatures that prowl outside the ancient fortress walls. But at the same time you must avoid contact with the deadly snakes that can slither in and out of your jungle hiding place.
You will score a point each time your powerful Cluster Gun strikes a prehistoric creature. Sometimes these predators travel together in groups of two or even three. The 'blast effect' from your Cluster Gun will knock out all the creatures even if you hit only one (but you'll still score just one point). Once your score has reached 99, the score indicator will return to zero and begin at 1 point.
The snakes cannot be killed, and you score no points for hitting a snake. But the name of the game here is survival, and cutting the snakes down to size is the key to racking up a big score.
Hitting a snake with your Cluster Gun can knock out one or more segments, breaking the snake in two or shortening its overall length. In either case, the snake will become easier to avoid.