Surprisingly this is one of the few apps that iphone and desktop gadget are very much the same. The desktop gadget keeps its simple and pain. The desktop gadget offers a bicolor screen and simple controls with the direction arrows. With the iPhone you are capable of getting the classic, but at the same time there are many more apps that promote new Snake games with challenging levels and multi colored playing boards. There is a bonus to using the desktop gadget; you get a much larger playing area than you get with the iPhone app.