If you ever played the game "Snake" on your early model Nokia cellphone, then you're familiar with "Nibbler," the original "snake" game. MAN VS SNAKE tells the story of Tim McVey (the gamer... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim McVey Tim McVey ... Self
Walter Day Walter Day ... Self
Dwayne Richard Dwayne Richard ... Self
Enrico Zanetti Enrico Zanetti ... Self
Billy Mitchell ... Self
Joshuah Bearman Joshuah Bearman ... Self
Tina McVey Tina McVey ... Self
Tom Asaki Tom Asaki ... Self
Rick Carter Rick Carter ... Self
Joe Ulowetz Joe Ulowetz ... Self
John Jaugilas John Jaugilas ... Self
Mark Hoff Mark Hoff ... Self
Richie Knucklez Richie Knucklez ... Self
Patrick O'Malley Patrick O'Malley ... Self
Glenn Thomas Glenn Thomas ... Self


If you ever played the game "Snake" on your early model Nokia cellphone, then you're familiar with "Nibbler," the original "snake" game. MAN VS SNAKE tells the story of Tim McVey (the gamer not the bomber) who in 1984, on a single quarter (and over forty-four hours of non-stop play) was the first person in history to score over one billion points on a video game. This historic accomplishment led the City of Ottumwa to declare a civic day in Tim's honor (Tim McVey Day) and present him with the key to the city. Twenty-five-years later, when rumors of a higher score surface online, attributed to Italian kick-boxing champion Enrico Zanetti, it calls into question everything Tim McVey has believed for decades and forces him to make a decision: either set a new world record, or risk losing his legacy forever. Now middle-aged and out of shape, Tim discovers that reclaiming the Nibbler title will not be easy. Packed with unexpected twists and turns, the film documents one of the epic ... Written by Playland Pictures

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MS-DOS 5.0, released in June of 1991, featured a game called Nibbles, written in QBasic and embedded in the software. It was a game in which a snake moved around a board eating numbers 1 to 9 and getting longer. The game ended when the snake ran into itself, another optional player controlled 2nd snake, or hit a wall. See more »


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Snake bites more than it can chew
20 January 2019 | by ghostfiendghostSee all my reviews

A fun and suspenseful documentary about a game I had never heard of before Was very enjoyable but slow paced at points and the ending in my option wrapped it up in a weird way Animation was very enjoyable

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24 June 2016 (USA) See more »

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Uomo contro serpente: la lunga e contorta storia di Nibbler See more »


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$150,000 (estimated)
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