Snake '97: retro phone classic

Snake '97: retro phone classic

5,000,000 - 10,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • Pure nostalgia
  • Good screentouch response
Cons
  • Better with online leaderboards
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Expert's Review
5.0
Worthy

"Nostalgics, let's get united!"

Reviewed by / Jan 26, 2012

Snake '97 is an emulation of the classic Nokia 5110 snake game.

Is there anyone on the Earth surface that haven't ever played or heard about this? We're pretty sure not. This is the genesis of phone games, the first, the special one. Fifteen years later it's already a classic, specially since we got powerful mobile devices in our pockets.

After playing even full HD 3D games in our smartphones, we cannot conceal our thrill when we discovered Snake '97. Playing it as we used to do with Nokia 5110's dial is just wonderful. Although at first sight it looks weird: a partial photo of a Nokia 5110 focusing on the black & white screen; you end realizing how much funnier is displaying it like this. Much better than a full-screen snake game.

You already know the gameplay: feed the snake as much as you can avoiding it touching walls and itself. Challenge yourself trying to beat your marks.

Although we love its simplicity, it could have been enhanced with current resources like the online leaderboards. We just say. The rest is lovely. 100% for nostalgics. Great job by dsd_164, its developer. Recommendable.

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Developer's original description available here
Play Snake like it is 1997. This is a remake of the original Snake, complete with dot-matrix display and monotone sounds.
Get a dosis of nostalgia that is as addictive (and frustrating) as the original.

Play Snake '97 and be prepared to lose some productive hours.

Simply launch the app, touch a button and start!

Snake '97 features:
- old school controls
- dot-matrix display
- original monotone sounds (bleep bleep)
- 9 original and 3 extra difficulty levels
- Snake 1 and classic Snake 2
- 5 classic game modes (5110, 3210, 8210, 8850 and 3310 with Snake 2)
- bonus creatures (Snake 2)
- go through the walls! (Snake 2)
- 5 original and 2 extra labyrinths (Snake 2)
- a high score that cannot be reset (just like the original)

The story behind this game is that my smartphone got damaged, requiring me to revert back to an old phone. Suddenly I knew the smartphone was missing something and the idea for a accurate Snake remake was born.

Snake '97 is an homage to the classic mobile phone game programmed in 1997.

By carefully analyzing the classic gameplay, timing and controls, this Snake '97 remake is one of the most accurate available.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, feel free to contact me.
Have Snake fun!

Best regards from Amsterdam,
The developer,
Willem.

Recently changed in this version

New game modes, now includes Snake 2!
Translated into 30+ languages.
Optimized memory usage and touch controls.
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  • (67)

    by Lukas Winter on 04/09/2014

    Just like the original.

  • (67)

    by brandon underwood on 04/09/2014

    Just how it was when I first played it!

  • (67)

    by Alfredo Iñiguez on 04/09/2014

    Good and simple just what you've spected

  • (67)

    by Sarah Schmitt on 04/09/2014

    I like this game a lot :)

  • (67)

    by Eddica Noel on 03/09/2014

    Nostalgic joy!

  • (67)

    by Mohammed Alobaidi on 03/09/2014

    This is a very good game, I like it so much. It reminds me of my old phone and how I play 15 years ago.

  • (67)

    by Davis Smith on 03/09/2014

    The game is pretty go no glitches but your suppose to not be able to touch the snake you have a 1 sec delay before your game is complete