Classic reptillian mobile game gets reborn as ‘Hexxy Snake’

The Korean developers at MAF and Touch Touch are going back to basics with Hexxy Snake, their take on the Snake video game that was first popularized in Arcades, and later on through mobile phone devices. Published by the Melbourne-based Surprise Attack GamesHexxy Snake challenges players to steer a hungry hexagonal snake through mazes and ensure it devours the precious yellow food gems.

hexxy snake fishThe controls remain true to the original game: Tap the screen on the left and right hand side to steer the snake counter-clockwise and clockwise respectively, although Hexxy Snake comes with intense, retina-scorching neon colors and a pumping electronic soundtrack to match. Players will have to plow through a total of 100 levels at break-neck speed in order to win, while stage-painting hex-dot pictures including fish, dinosaurs, and boats. The three difficulty settings comprise of ‘hard’, ‘mad’, and ‘hell’, which increase both speed and tension to give players a truly brutal experience. MAF and Touch Touch plan to feature a level-editor and are currently working on more fiendish levels, which will come as free updates for the game. Hexxy Snake is a universal app and will be available for iPad 2/iPad Mini and above, iPod 4 and above, and iPhone 4 and above starting January 14 (today).

What do you think about Hexxy Snake? Do we need games like this included on smartphones like the good old days? Let us know in the comments section.

For more information on Hexxy Snake, you can contact MAF via Twitter, visit the official Touch Touch website, and follow the game itself on Twitter. Be sure to also check out Surprise Attack on Facebook for updates on other exciting indie games and much more.

A keen retrogamer who grew up playing classics like Prince of Persia, Aladdin, and Diddy Kong Racing, Katrina believes that digital games are not just fun, but a great way to learn. These days she enjoys studying Japanese language acquisition, and designing her own games.