Aside from the fact that it was the only game available on my cell phone at the time, I was really good at Snake. I still occasionally play it on my smartphone, but I've never been able to duplicate the same level of achievement as I once did.
What made Snake so awesome was its simplicity; all you needed was a monochrome phone, a few pixels, and rudimentary controls that were performed by pressing the number pad. If you're fortunate enough, you may be able to find that old Nokia phone from storage and relive the fun, but for everyone else, take a look at Snake '97 from developer dsd 164.
Snake '97 isn't some revolutionary game that you've never played. Rather, it's a classic game that you've probably played a million times on the toilet. But what separates Snake '97 is its degree of nostalgia, complete with a dot-matrix display, monotone sounds, and retro-looking cell phone overlays complete with number-pad controls.
The game is pretty self-explanatory. Your objective, as the snake, is to eat the square and continue growing. If you want to switch the overlay to something more recognizable, simply tap the display. You'll have speed, volume, and overlay options.
Hopefully the familiar layout facilitates a high score. Let us know what you thought of Snake '97 in the comments below, or just remind us of your favorite classic cell phone game.
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