Snake '97: retro phone classic

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    Snake '97: retro phone classic

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    Snake '97: retro phone classic's review

    Published: 2012-01-26, by .

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

    • Pure nostalgia
    • Good screentouch response
    • Better with online leaderboards

    "Nostalgics, let's get united!"

    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.

    Tags: snake nokia 5110 , snake 2k , snake 97 , snake nokia5110 , emulation of nokia snake game , snake 97 play online , good old snake 97 , 5110 snake

    Manu Appszoom logo

    by Manu , Appszoom

    Jan 26, 2012


    Play Snake like it is 1997. This is a remake of the original Snake, complete with dot-matrix display and monotone sounds. Rewind time and 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,

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    Users comments for Snake '97: retro phone classic

    Matt Bettinson

    by Matt Bettinson

    Nov 09, 2017  |  "Great"

    First good snake game since the original

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Nov 08, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    It brought me back in time

    Tawa Tini

    by Tawa Tini

    Nov 08, 2017  |  "Awesome"


    James Smith

    by James Smith

    Nov 07, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    It's freakin snake.

    george henry

    by george henry

    Nov 07, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Like real

    Cate Shiels

    by Cate Shiels

    Nov 05, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    This game is great. Takes me back to playing snake on my old Nokia phone. Addictive and challenging, you can adjust the level.