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WORM(6)                          Games Manual                          WORM(6)

       worm - play the growing worm game

       /usr/games/worm [ size ]

       In  worm,  you  are a little worm, your body is the  o 's on the screen
       and your head is the  @ .  You move with the hjkl keys (as in the  game
       snake).  If you don't press any keys, you continue in the direction you
       last moved.  The upper case HJKL keys move you as if  you  had  pressed
       several  (9  for  HL  and 5 for JK) of the corresponding lower case key
       (unless you run into a digit, then it stops).

       On the screen you will see a digit; if your worm eats the digit it will
       grow  longer,  the  actual  amount longer depends on which digit it was
       that you ate.  The object of the game is to see how long you  can  make
       the worm grow.

       The  game  ends when the worm runs into either the sides of the screen,
       or itself.  The current score (how much the worm has grown) is kept  in
       the upper left corner of the screen.

       The optional argument, if present, is the initial length of the worm.

       If  the initial length of the worm is set to less than one or more than
       75, various strange things happen.

                               16 February 1988                        WORM(6)