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Snake '97: retro phone classic

By dsd 164

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Play Snake like it is 1997. This is a remake of the original Snake, complete with dot-matrix display and monotone sounds.
Rewind time and get a dosis of nostalgia that is as addictive (and frustrating) as the original.

Play Snake '97 and be prepared to lose some productive hours.

Simply launch the app, touch a button and start!

Snake '97 features:
- old school controls
- dot-matrix display
- original monotone sounds (bleep bleep)
- 9 original and 3 extra difficulty levels
- Snake 1 and classic Snake 2
- 5 classic game modes (5110, 3210, 8210, 8850 and 3310 with Snake 2)
- bonus creatures (Snake 2)
- go through the walls! (Snake 2)
- 5 original and 2 extra labyrinths (Snake 2)
- a high score that cannot be reset (just like the original)

The story behind this game is that my smartphone got damaged, requiring me to revert back to an old phone. Suddenly I knew the smartphone was missing something and the idea for a accurate Snake remake was born.

Snake '97 is an homage to the classic mobile phone game programmed in 1997.

By carefully analyzing the classic gameplay, timing and controls, this Snake '97 remake is one of the most accurate available.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, feel free to contact me.
Have Snake fun!

Best regards from Amsterdam,
The developer,

What's New in Version 6.0

New game modes, now includes Snake 2!
Translated into 30+ languages.
Optimized memory usage and touch controls.
Please leave a review if you like this update, thanks!


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Customer Reviews

Good, but...

I'd usually give this game 5 stars; after all, it plays well, it's relatively glitch-free, and it's fun. However, I encountered two things today that made me knock it down a star. First is the score glitch, where, after losing one game to accidentally entering settings (I'll get back to this), I kept seeing the game over screen while playing, or see two at the end. The second thing is that more often than not, I'll end a game by entering settings by accident. On the last phone (I don't know which brand) I realized just today, this will cause your game to reset. While I know why it happens, it's mildly annoying. Other than these (and the constant ads), it's a great app. Get it.


Overall this game is amaZing!! I loved finding this game after years of not being able to play it. There are only two problems with it. First, if you start to get a very large tail and up to large points the game ends without you even pressing the wrong button or hitting the wall/tail. Second, every other time it will just end the game that your currently playing to give you the option to rate share or ok for the game. Those are the two major problems with the game. Overall I love the game and am addicted to it. The only other bad thing about the game is the ads

Fun Throwback Game

This was a fun throwback game for anyone who knows what a Nokia 5100 is!
The controls were a little difficult at first because there isn't a texture to feel for as there would be with actual buttons, but that's no fault of the app's makers. The buttons on the mock-phone also didn't have arrows, so it takes someone familiar with the original game who knows how to play without some trial & error.
I will definitely be setting my phone locked down to this app and handing it over to the nieces and nephews very soon.

Snake '97: retro phone classic
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 6.0
  • Size: 35.0 MB
  • Languages: English, Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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