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.
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.