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This article was published on May 6, 2015

Snake is returning on smartphones and it sounds terrible

Snake is returning on smartphones and it sounds terrible
Mic Wright
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Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy. Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy.

The Guardian reports that Snake, the game that spawned thousands of cases of repetitive strain injury when Nokia ruled the phone world, is making a comeback:

Snake Rewind will be released for iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices [on May 14], with new features including the ability – purists, look away now – to “rewind the Snake to continue the game even after crashing” as well as new power-ups and levels.

Rumilus Design has not announced details of how it will charge for Snake Rewind, but the mention of a fruit store on its website – “boosters and items can be upgraded and purchased, using fruit that you collect while playing” – hints that the game may be freemium, using in-app purchases too.

 

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