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.

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