SPLAT simulates a parachute jump in which you try to open your parachute at the last possible moment without going splat!
Splat first appeared in Creative Computing as a type-in source code listing, written by John F. Yegge, and published in Vol. 1, No. 4, May/June 1975. The source code listing was published in generic BASIC on the assumption users would make conversions for their own BASIC system.