Snakes are the playable characters in Slither.io.
Players can press either the left mouse button or the space button for a quick burst of speed, but this will slightly decrease their snake's size and length, and it will also leave a trail of pellets behind them.
If a snake hits their head against the body of another snake they will die and it will be game over for that player. A dead snake will leave pellets where they died that other players can eat. A snake can also die when hitting the boundaries of the map, but they will not drop any pellets.
Snake skins[edit | edit source]
There are several skins that players can use. Skins change the appearance of a snake and the pellets left behind by it, but otherwise have no effect on the gameplay. By default, Players will use one of the first 9 skins at random. One can unlock access to the other skins along with the ability to select a skin in particular by sharing the game on a social platform from the front page. These skins are also automatically available on the mobile version of the game.