Snipes is one of the earliest network multiplayer games. Players move around a wraparound maze and shoot snipes who spawn from hives, much like Gauntlet's "creature generators". The object of the game is to destroy all the snipes.
The original version (in 1982) was monochrome for IBM screens and single-player; it sold about a thousand copies. In 1983, SuperSet Software republished it for Novell inc., primarily to test/demonstrate Novell's NetWare network operating system. It was a pack in game for NetWare for eight years.
Snipes has 234 difficulty settings, from A1 through to Z9. Higher numbers mean more hives and an increased maximum spawn count for each one. Also, higher letters bring features like electrified walls, ricocheting bullets, or "ghost" snipes (snipes that warp short distances instead of moving continuously).