Snake, which consisted of black squares and had 4 directions, was programmed in 1997 by Taneli Armanto, a design engineer in Nokia and was introduced on the Nokia 6110.

Nokia had put Snake on the majority of their phones and the versions include Snake Xenzia, Snake EX, Snake EX2 and many  more.

In 2012, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City announced that the Nokia port of Snake was one of 40 games that the curators wished to add to the museum's collection in the future.

Snake is still included on some new low-end phones from Nokia, such as the Nokia 108. A sequel to the original Snake, titled Dubbed Snake Rewind, is set to be released on May 14, 2015 for iOS, Android and Windows Phone.