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Retro 1990s favourite eat 'em up Snake phone game gets a reboot in modern colour makeover

Retro 1990s favourite snake game gets a colour reboot. Photo: Rumilus Design

The creator of the hugely popular 1990s eat' em up game Snake is set to unleash a new version.

Snake Rewind is a more modern, colour take on the game which was installed as a factorty default on 400 million Nokia phones.

The Mirror reported that Taneli Armanto, a Finnish father-of-five spent 15 years working at phone maker Nokia.

Watch the new version in action:

I think it's one of the best games ever.

It has not left me alone in the years since I first designed it. Even when I was working on other projects.

I loved working at Nokia and was sad to leave. But perhaps it is a blessing in disguise.

When they hear I made Snake, people always tell me stories.

Once someone said they were the first person in their school to have a Nokia phone, but they didn't see it for whole days at at a time because people were borrowing it to play Snake.

– Snake creator Taneli Armanto

New features include:

  • Rewind the snake after crashing to continue the game
  • Special fruit types, such as Fruit Magnet, Trailblazer and Score Multiplier
  • Fruit store where boosters and other items can be purchased and upgraded, using fruit that are collected during the game
  • 10 levels, each with its own visuals and music, unlocked by completing fun and challenging missions
  • Compete against friends and other players on the high score lists

But he told the paper he is most proud of producing the world famous snake-sim.

The colour reboot. Credit: Rumilus Design

The 50-year-old said after he was made redundant, he worked with company called Rumilus Design resurrecting the retro game.