Snake '97

Snake '97

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

  • Pure nostalgia
  • Good screentouch response
  • Better with online leaderboards
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Expert's Review

"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.

It 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 (or choose for big easy controls)
- original sounds
- 9 original and 2 extra difficulty levels
- a high score that cannot be reset (just like the original)

The story behind this game is that my phone got damaged, requiring me to revert back to an old phone. Suddenly I knew the phone 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,

Recently changed in this version

New in version 2.0:
- removed the (annoying) banners from the game screen
- introducing the famous 3210, 8210 and 8850 game modes!
- optimized graphics for full HD devices
- bug fixes (the black flickering)

If you still encounter problems with this game, please use the email or twitter button to let me know! Best regards from Amsterdam, Willem!

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Comments and ratings for Snake '97
  • (67)

    by Xan Hermoso on 07/08/2014

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    by Amin Noorbakhsh on 06/08/2014

    It's exactly like what I had played on old Nokia!

  • (67)

    by Sahil Kulkarni on 06/08/2014

    Wohooo! Loved it :) happy that nokia wala "Snake" back on my android phone B-) maker of this game, _/\_ _/\_

  • (67)

    by phil lomas on 05/08/2014

    Addictive great way 2 kill time wherever u are

  • (67)

    by Maricel Malapitan on 02/08/2014

    #Best game ever!

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    by Zack May on 01/08/2014

    but the screen is too small, I tried out the game on a LG motion btw

  • (67)

    by Karanpreet Singh on 01/08/2014