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Rattler Race

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Title Screen

Rattler Race

Also known as: Centipede, Train
Developer: Robert Donner
Publisher: Microsoft
Platform: Windows
Released internationally: September 30, 1991

ProtoIcon.png This game has a prototype article


Read about prototype versions of this game that have been released or dumped.
Prototype Info

Early Icon

IconBownz WEP2 NT4 Source
Just an average game of Snake. The apples have eyes! An evil snake is on the loose!

An early icon for Rattler Race exists in the IdleWild screensaver IconBownz, which was included with Windows Entertainment Pack 3. The icon was completely changed for the final version of Rattler Race. A more accurate icon depicting a red-eyed, green snake exists in the leaked Windows NT 4.0 source code.

Source Code Oddities

In 2004, a large portion of the Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000 source code was leaked. Despite most of them not being in NT 4.0, the source code for several Microsoft Entertainment Pack games were included as well. These oddities are also present in Minesweeper and TicTactics.

Alternate Names


    PROGRAM: Snake   (a.k.a. Centipede, Train...)


At the start of snake.c, a couple alternate names for the game are mentioned.


Please copy snake to your machine and run it from there.

This message would appear in an early version of the game if it was ran from "X:\\WINGAMES\\SNAKE\\SNAKE.EXE".

This game has expired. Please obtain an official copy from the Windows Entertainment Package.

This would appear if an early version of the game was ran after August 1990.