Remember the iconic game of the 90s, the highly addicted Snake game on Nokia phones back in the day. Well, the sequel to the game called Snake Rewind will now be available on Android, iOS and Windows Phone starting May 14.
The game is the brainchild of its creator Taneli Armanto, who has decided now to bring the addictive game into the mobile space. As one would expect, the game has been given quite a few tweaks. It now has visual effects, sounds along with a plethora of side missions. There are a slew of power-ups like Fruit Magnet, Trailblazer along with score multiplier. And with the current trend of app purchases in the mobile gaming arena, the creator has also included in-app purchases in the game via its ‘fruit store’ where players can buy boosters and more. In addition, players can compete against other players to keep things all the more interesting.
Developed in collaboration with Rumilus Design, Snake Rewind takes inspiration from the original Snake game and blends it with modern day visual effects, funky 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.
Just to refresh your memory, the original Snake was released way back in 1997 on the Nokia 6110. Since its inception, the game featured in over 400 million Nokia handsets making it one of the most popular games in history. Creator Armanto also bagged an award from Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF0 for creating this iconic game.
When we created Snake for the Nokia 6110 in 1997, we wanted to give people an entertaining experience, but we never imagined that it would become the classic mobile game,” Armanto said back then.
“It showed people that you could create a great game for a mobile phone. In particular, we wanted to take advantage of the infrared link in the Nokia 6110 – a first at that time – which would allow people to play against each other.”
He worked at Nokia for about 16 years and left in the year 2011.