Snakes (N-Gage game)

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Developer(s) IOMO
Publisher(s) Nokia
Designer(s) J. Dan Scott, IOMO
Platform(s) N-Gage, S60 platform
  • NA: January 25, 2005
  • EU: January 2005
Genre(s) Arcade
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer, N-Gage Arena (online multiplayer)

Snakes is an update to the classic Snake game from Nokia.


  • Viral distribution would allow the game to copy itself to another N-Gage using Bluetooth as the carrier.
  • Single player game has 42 levels (37 on N-Series), with both square and hex grids available in the playfield. Higher levels allow the player to climb around the edges and play on both surfaces of the playfield.
  • Up to four players can play in a multiplayer game using 4 N-Gage devices and bluetooth as the carrier.
  • Nokia maintains a worldwide leaderboard of scores, once accessible through the N-Gage Arena service. Any N-Gage with a valid data plan can upload the high score from within the game.


Although Snakes was primarily designed for the Nokia N-Gage platform, it was also once available for Nokia N95. Several other devices supported the optimized file mention earlier as well, one example was Nokia E65 which could support and run the game at a near-full framerate as on Nokia N95. However, there had been cases in which a phone which could support the game, which crashed promptly after launching the application.


Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
Metacritic 85/100[1]
Review scores
Publication Score
GamesMaster 90%[2]
GameSpot 8.6/10[3]
GameSpy 4/5 stars[4]
IGN 8.7/10[5]

The game received "favorable" reviews according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[1]


A sequel titled Snakes Subsonic was released on May 22, 2008 for the second generation N-Gage platform. It was developed by Barking Lizards.


  1. ^ a b "Snakes (ngage: 2005): Reviews". Metacritic. Archived from the original on September 13, 2008. Retrieved March 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Snakes". GamesMaster. April 2005. 
  3. ^ Palley, Stephen (January 25, 2005). "Snakes Review". GameSpot. Retrieved March 13, 2017. 
  4. ^ Leeper, Justin (February 3, 2005). "GameSpy: Snakes". GameSpy. Archived from the original on August 13, 2006. Retrieved March 13, 2017. 
  5. ^ Buchanan, Levi (February 19, 2005). "Snakes". IGN. Retrieved March 13, 2017. 

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