Could the video game Snake be improved by setting the snake's tail on fire? Of course!
Flametail is a recent downloadable release for the Nintendo DSi's DSiWare service, which means that you are about to read about a game that gets less press than your fingernail clippings. You are reading about a game that is part of a marvelous group of old-school sci-fi games on DSiWare, a cluster that also includes Starship Defense, Link n Launch and X-Scape. This time you'll be piloting a spaceship that pulls a tail of fire. Your mission is to fly that tail past space junk —and hope that space junk burns away before a penalty line at the rear of the game's scrolling canvas catches any junk or flame that hasn't yet been exhausted to blackness.