Back in the day, we only had one game on our phones. A game we played for endless hours, trying to beat the high score that our 'friend' had saved when he borrowed our phone for 5 minutes that one time. That game, of course, was Snake; and it was ubiquitous in the late 90's because just about everyone had a phone from Nokia.

Now, with the advent of the iPhone, we have thousands and thousands of games to play. But, forget all this newfangled stuff like the app store and NBA JAM. Something is missing.

Because everyone likes a throwback, we now have Snake '97 -- an awesome game that replicates that old-school Nokia gaming experience.

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The game, which comes in both free and 99 cent versions, emulates an old Nokia phone on your new iPhone -- complete with fantastic original sound effects and "awesome" features like a high score that can't be reset, just like the original!

In the game description, the developer, Willem, describes where the game came from:

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

This app was created as an homage to the original Snake programmed in 1997 by Taneli Armanto.

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

The free version is limited to 200 points while the 99 cent version includes a number of different game modes and difficulty levels.

Top Rated Comments

Hellhammer Avatar
169 months ago
Angry Birds is so yesterday compared to this. Snake never dies.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
striker33 Avatar
169 months ago
Yes its an accurate remake.

But it sucks due to lack of physical buttons, like most iphone games that arent angry birds.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
brian82788 Avatar
169 months ago
I still use a Nokia 3310 :eek:

I'm still sailing on that boat too. I have paid 20€ within the last year for mobile coverage. Let's fight the machine.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nagromme Avatar
169 months ago
When is someone going to make a decent hardware numpad for the iPhone? :mad: Games like this need a real numpad. One that clicks and creaks. Or better yet—soft and rubbery and mushy! Paint that wears off so you can’t tell the keys apart is optional.

I grabbed this game a couple weeks ago, despite never having played the Nokia version. It’s just too funny :)
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dezza.1985 Avatar
169 months ago
This version does an excellent job of making up for the fact that we can no longer enjoy the original!!

I have spent hours on this game once again!! Although the iPhone has so many games available you just cannot beat what works the best!! Just wish I could have the clicking of the buttons to finish off the experience!!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ThetaSigma Avatar
169 months ago
I still use a Nokia 3310 :eek:
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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