Before there was Candy Crush or Pokémon Go, there was only one game everyone played on their cellphones: Snake.
The game’s concept is simple: Maneuver a snake around the screen as it grows longer and longer and try to avoid eating its tail.
At the Nokia booth, Mashable Senior Editor Stan Schroeder and I decided to have a friendly Snake-off battle.
Who emerged victorious? Had years of playing touchscreen games hindered our feeble hand-eye-number-pad coordination skills?
Take a look at our pathetic attempts to relive the good ol’ days. (Editor’s note: Watch with sound.)
Stan won the Snake-off, but I have a few initial thoughts I want to share about using the Nokia 3310:
This thing is SO nice for a dumbphone.
It’s super weird to use the directional pad after years of using a touchscreen.
Playing a game with the number pad is equally as strange. How the hell did we do this in the early aughts?
The buttons at least feel good.
I kept trying to tap and swipe the color screen.
Playing Snake on a vertical screen instead of a horizontal one threw me off.
The graphics are also too damn sharp for Snake. Classic Snake FTW.
It’s going to take a lot of practice before I can master Snake again.
I’m totally buying one when it comes out.