Here’s a question from Barry, possibly prompted by those 12 free donuts we should all have by now – if you spend donuts on accelerating to a prize level, does your snake count go up as well?

The answer is “yes”: once you’ve spent donuts on moving yourself ahead a bit, your snake count will increase to reflect the prize level you/ve moved yourself to.

It takes 50 collected snakes for the price of a prize to drop by 5 donuts. So if it’s 10 donuts to get to the next prize level, that’s the same as whacking 100 snakes. In a way, EA gave us either 12 donuts or 120 snakes, depending on how you want to use them (although, you can only use donuts to accelerate towards a prize level in multiples of 5, but you get the point!).