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Man vs Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler (film review)

Film: Man vs Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler
Year: 2015
Genre: Documentary
Starring: Tim McVey, Dwayne Richard, Enrico Zanetti
About: 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.

My Review: 
As a gamer and seeing that this was on Netflix however I had not seen it before it automatically grabbed my interest and I couldn't help but watch this for the very first time. Also as a documentary this was very different than the films that I tend to watch so thought that this would be the very different style of film for me to watch.

This film is about Tim McVey who after being the first person who got a billion points back in 1984 decides to try and get back to his score over 25 years later and the challenges he has getting back to his score and showing that he is the world record holder for Nibbler.

This was a documentary which I did enjoy watching, as a gamer myself and always wishing I was able to go to an arcade and play games like in the 80's this was a perfect documentary that showed some of the biggest gamer's from that time. As well as that I did like that it showed how difficult and straining it can be on someone who games for a very long time without a break such as up to 40 hours! I did like how it showed how Tim also had to try over and over to get his record back as he hit the wall on many occasions which also happens to gamer's who don't have to be at the machine non-stop in risk of dying and losing their high scores and having to start completely over.

I would recommend Man vs Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler to those who like gaming and are interested in arcades and games such as Snake which is the game in which most people would know.

My Rating: 3/5

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vL6Qdem_kKg

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