Not that many years ago, cell phones didn't have fancy color touchscreens, fast processors, or ample storage. In those days, we were thankful we had Snake to pass the time (snow, barefoot, uphill both ways, etc.). While the technology has improved, there is still something alluring about that classic game, and Nimble Quest looks to capitalize on it. In this game, you lead a column of heroes against endless swarms of enemies. The more battles you win, the longer the chain of heroes becomes. Sound familiar?

The heroes come in all sorts – there are ranged units like wizards and archers, as well as the melee swordsmen and samurai. You swipe to change the direction of your hero line, but make sure you don't run into any walls or enemies head on. Your units will attack the bad guys automatically when they're in range.

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The game has a simple, clean look that leans a little toward the pixel-art side of things. It's free and only a 23MB download. However, there are in-app purchases included to unlock heroes and buy upgrades. You don't have to buy anything, but the prices do seem abnormally high to me.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play. http://goo.gl/WQIXBM

  • WhyWai

    Not bad! Most importantly, IAP is not forced.

  • http://twitter.com/WoShiJiawei Adrian アドリアンタン郭華

    I miss such classic games, even though it looks like a snake makeover as you mentioned:P

  • foggyflute

    A clone, not as good as original Snake squad of Armor game.

  • jonathan3579

    It's not bad. I like it but this whole micro transactions that's now plaguing the world is ruining gaming for me. I'd rather pay once and be done.

  • Largo

    Reminds me of Aztec Adventure for the Sega Master System

  • dubidu

    the game don t have a good save system you can t uninstall or play in another device

  • jaredd

    This game is pretty addicting. I was a little bummed to see IAPs but after playing for a few hours it is pretty obvious you don't have to pay anything. I've unlocked most of the guys just by playing. I love it!