This one is definitely going to make you nostalgic, if you have had the fortune of playing this game on the simple mobile devices of yesteryears which were quite unlike the smartphones of today. But we still love them anyway. Nokia rose to prominence back in those days due to the presence of a simple yet highly addictive game called “Snake”.
The original version of Snake for Nokia phones was programmed in 1997 by Taneli Armanto, a design engineer. More than 350 million devices had this game installed on them before they were shipped out around the world to different markets. This classic game just proves that even in this age of technological advancements and high end gaming, you don’t need high end graphics and super crazy animations to make a game worth playing. Sometimes all it takes is a little creativity and a simple logical layout to keep players engrossed in them.
The most distinguishing factor for “Snake” was its simplicity, both in terms of design as well as interface. All you needed was a monochrome phone, a few pixels, and rudimentary controls that were performed by pressing the number pad. Since smartphones have taken over the mobile world by storm, it seems fit to offer new ways to play this game with the same interface and a monochrome background.
I know you are missing the game right now. Don’t worry, you can download Snake (or Snake ’97 as it’s called now) for Android, iOS and Windows Phone. Snake ’97 isn’t a completely new game. In fact, it is the same game with the monochrome background, the dot matrix display, a monotone music, and numeric pad controls. Yes, the interface has been designed to mimic the mobile devices that used to have this game in the past. While it will definitely bring out some of the best memories for you, it will give the young generation a taste of classic mobile gaming, the likes of which they have never experienced before.
Interface Selection Option (right)
If you have one of those old Nokia phones lying around, then take it out and play “Snake” on the original platform for which it was intended. You can even show your kids or younger siblings this game. I am sure that they would be fascinated with it, and to some extent they would be surprised also. Have fun playing this amazing classic.
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