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Nokia’s classic Snake game to return on smartphones on May 14

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Last Updated: May 07, 2015, 13:03 IST

 Nokia’s classic Snake game to return on smartphones on May 14

The modern-day version of the classic Snake game, dubbed Snake Rewind, will be released on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone OS on May 14.

New Delhi: Even before the advent of Internet on the mobile phone, there still existed one addictive element of the handy calling device- the Snake game. The classic game was injected on a Nokia device back in 1997, and after 18 years the official version is back with a vengeance.

Taneli Armanto and developer Rumilus Design are together bringing the latest version of the simple trail game onto modern mobile operating systems- iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.

Nokia’s Snake was the king of the mobile gaming world and was pre-installed on every mobile phone the company sold. Its modern-day version, dubbed Snake Rewind, will aim to create nostalgia on May 14, when the game will be released across platforms, The Guardian reports.

Although the game is not invented by Nokia, Armanto was the person who preloaded it on Nokia’s 6110 handset years ago. According to Armanto, the idea behind creating Snake for the Nokia 6110 in 1997 was to leverage the infrared link in the device, a first at that time, to allow people to play against each other.

There are a number of unofficial versions of the game available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store which could possibly provide competition for the official remake.

The latest version will evidently come with new features including the ability to rewind the Snake to continue the game even after crashing as well as new power-ups and levels.

The game is expected to be a freemium app which will include in-app purchases.

first published:May 07, 2015, 13:03 IST
last updated:May 07, 2015, 13:03 IST