If you are a 90s kid, one of your fondest memories would be to play the highly addictive Snake game. Hours of feeding the little snake fruits (small black dots), only to finally make it long enough that it frustratingly eats its own tail – the nostalgia is synonymous for everyone in that era. Those were the early beginnings of the mobile phone and the small black and white Nokia screen with the iconic Snake game was a part of almost every 90s kid life.
Eighteen years later, creator Taneli Armanto has decided to bring back the addictive game into the mobile space. The sequel is aptly called Snake Rewind and will be available on iOS, Android and Windows Phone from May 14.
The new pimped up Snake game comes with a number of iterations. The new game has visual effects, sounds and new innovative goals. There will also be power-ups like Fruit Magnet, Trailblazer, and the Score Multiplier. The creator has also embedded in-app purchases from a place called the ‘fruit store’ where you can buy boosters and other things to go way ahead in the game. Additionally, you can even compete with others on the Internet to add more competition.
Created together with Rumilus Design, Snake Rewind takes the iconic elements and intuitive gameplay from the original Snake game and combines them with cool visual effects, sounds, and innovative new features. The game can be immediately picked up and enjoyed by everyone, while offering many fun and challenging goals and discoveries for a long-lasting experience,” the company said in a statement.
The original Snake was release in 1997 by Armanto on the Nokia 6110. Since then, it was featured in over 400 million Nokia phones and is one of the most popular games in history. In 2005, Armanto even received a special recognition from the Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF) for his role in making this legendary game.