Nimble Quest! Lead a conga line of heroes to glory against hordes of enemies across an endless number of stages. How many enemies can you defeat? Steer your unstoppable (seriously, you can’t stop) party as they cut a path of destruction through levels filled with different enemies and power-ups.
User reviews: Very Positive (435 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 6, 2013
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October 23

Nimble Quest resolution support update!

In the latest update we have added the ability to play at any resolution as well as improved fullscreen support. The game window can now be re-sized using the mouse to whatever size will fit on your monitor. Happy Nimble Questing in your new, bigger game world!

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“If this had been released on Amiga, it would have been considered a classic.”
TotalBiscuit, The Cynical Brit

“colorful retro-inspired visuals and music that would have fit right in with the best games from the 90s”
Modojo

“a brilliant distillation of 16-bit gaming nostalgia”
Gamezebo

About This Game

Nimble Quest! Lead a conga line of heroes to glory against hordes of enemies across an endless number of stages. How many enemies can you defeat? Steer your unstoppable (seriously, you can’t stop) party as they cut a path of destruction through levels filled with different enemies and power-ups. Unlock and level up heroes to increase the size of your party and make them more powerful. Can your party make it from the tranquility of the Forest to the fire and brimstone of the Depths?

Tired of competing alone? Join a guild and compete with other players in special time-limited Guild Quests. Is your guild skilled enough to top the global leaderboards?

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2.4 Ghz Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.8
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
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    • OS: Ubuntu 12.10
    • Processor: 2.4 Ghz Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
Helpful customer reviews
72 of 79 people (91%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
50 cents for a snake game is a bargain, as this snake game has been spiced up considerably. Some would even say it's a solid snake game
Great graphics, fun ways to upgrade both your current hero and the bonuses you find along the way and the quick gameplay makes this a fun time waster.
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41 of 45 people (91%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
A different take on the classic snake game, Nimble quest is a simple yet sometimes difficult game where you take lead as one of several heroes, collect heroes, treasure, and defeat enemies. I grabbed this game when it was on sale(currently still is at the time of writing) for $0.50, and its definitely worth the 5 bucks they are asking for it. For 50 cents its an absolute steal, a very fun time waster where you'll find some runs ending almost as quickly as they started. While others you'll see your hero snake grow into the double didgets, increasing the difficulty of dodging yet making it easier to slay enemies. Worth the asking price and I've had a lot of fun with it so far. Definitely a game for short bursts.

Pros:
-Simple yet fun gameplay
-Nice customization
-Easy to learn, yet difficult to fully master
-New and interesting take on the snake genre
-Can be played in short bursts or long runs, depeding on your interest
-Nice soundtrack

Cons:
-Mobile port, options menu is lacking severely
-Simplistic art style
-Heroes aren't unique, follow similar styles.
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32 of 37 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Just bought this for 50 cents.

Very few things in life can be bought with 50 cents. The only thing I can think of is those little toys or stickers from the vending machines you see in grocery stores.

50 cents will buy you the best game of snake you will ever play in your life! There is a satisfying progression system, where you can upgrade your offenses/defenses and various aspects such as the gold/loot pick up. Its a perfect pick up and play game if you are ever bored waiting for the Dota 2 queue. Bite sized goodness is what it really is, and its not acting like its something else.
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21 of 25 people (84%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
Best .50 cents I've ever spent.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Cheap and fun... I played it a fair bit right now and I enjoyed it but it seems a tad too grindy and finnicky in the way the conga line gets when it starts getting bigger with all the enemies on screen in the later levels.

Still, not bad at all and fun in spurts to be sure. Getting the heroes maxed out at 3 stars takes far too long for my taste though.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Intresting new take on a old genre, it takes the old Snake game and adds rpg elements. Music is fitting and so are the graphics. It does seem like a moble port but a good one. Pays for itself with cards with the current sale
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
It's the equivalent of a flash game. I picked it up for 50c and got a solid 6 hours out of it before saying "Okay I'm done".

It's decent and even at full price it hits my base requirement of "a dollar per hour of gameplay". I wouldn't recommend you buy it at full price, but since I got it at 50c I'm not complaining at all.

All Pay Shop mechanics have been removed, and the Coins (pay currency) drop frequently enough that I never found myself wishing for a new way to "buy" Coins. So it is fairly balanced in that aspect.

The game has no end, so it's a classic "Score" game.
Easiest to start with the mage until you get the engineer, at which point he's the best starter I found.
Keep your Hero levels fairly even, and pour ALL your money into the Shop (outside of buying Coins).

Have fun.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
More or less the old game "Snake" but with collectables and leveling up ^_^"

It is worth a look see...appears easy but can be very challenging.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
Playing snake never been so fun and frustrating at the same time
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Well that unexpedectly took up 6 hours of my evening, damn it.

I would say this is the best 0.39 pence I have ever spent but unfortunately that was spent on getting a street musician to sing 'Y.M.C.A' whilst I drunkenly danced like a ♥♥♥♥♥.

Close tho
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Fun game. Cute little characters and a nice change of pace from violent shoot em ups. For 49 cents this game is a steal. Not really sure I'd pick it up for 4.99 though. Get it while it's .49 cents. I think it's worth it.
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25 of 45 people (56%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Nimble quest is an interesting game, but ultimately one I don't think is worth your time.

The game has a number of good points, it's well animated for what it is, the heros are varied and each one is distinct enough to be interesting, and the characters even gain new sprites when they level up.

But all of that is lost behind the appalling game design that stems from being made for mobiles. You can spend 'tokens' to buy large boosts to damage, speed and health for runs through the game. You can also spend them to continue your current run, but the cost doubles each time you do so, starting from one. Tokens are rare drops, you get perhaps one every five levels. So you're already stressed for tokens if you just use them as drops. However, you can buy tokens for 'gems'. Gems are your other ingame currency, which can be used to level up.

At a certain point in the game you simply need to level up and use the boosts to progress. And that means grinding. Lots and lots of grinding.

Now I'm not opposed to grinding in general. After all, playing the game is why we're here, so being forced to play the game isn't bad, of itself. The problem comes when you have to to a number of 'bad' runs without spending tokens on the boosts so that you can then do a good run in order to get to the next level and unlock the next character.

So it's a nice idea, it's a nice game, but you can smell the scent of addiction mechanics all over it. And it just isn't a good thing.

Nimble quest. Worth your money, but not your time.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
First Impressions:

"Snake" on steroids, plain and simple. I like the leveling and unlock mechanics as it gives me a reason to keep playing. I also like that the heroes each have different ways of attacking nearby enemies, giving the game a bit more strategic flavor. Certainly worth the fifty cents I paid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxsKTLNRP7E
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
As should be fairly apparent at first glance, Nimble Quest is a re-imagining of Snake, only instead of the focus being on collecting pellets and avoiding your own ever-growing body, for the most part your body remains at a manageable size and the object of the game is to skillfully avoid enemies while coming close enough to get them in range of your attacks.

The game is originally from mobile devices, and to a degree it shows. Options are minimal, barely acceptable. UI is clearly designed for touch and though functional with a controller, really works better with a mouse. As a personal preference I prefer a d-pad for the game itself, though I'm sure the keyboard works just fine. It also has mouse controls that mimic the touch controls from phones.

The gameplay is pretty dull at first, to be honest. Playing it for than fifteen minutes at time before boredom sets in is impossible. The game was clearly designed as a grindfest. However, once you've done that grind, gotten your upgrades, and worked your way to the higher levels, the game becomes far more enjoyable. The levels are hectic and engaging, with enemies galore and items all over the screen, a far cry from the more sparse environments of earlier levels. Your line of heroes should be longer at this point as well, meaning you need to pay more attention to your own movements to avoid running into yourself. All the same elements are present, but the increase in the amount of things you need to process keeps you from just sitting and staring at the screen and lets you get immersed in split-second reactions. It's a great experience and a shame it's hiding behind the dull grind that may scare people off before they ever see the more interesting later levels. If you do wish to cut right to the chase and get to the good stuff though, it's a fairly simple registry edit (as far as messing with your registry goes, anyway, which isn't for everyone), and I wouldn't really blame you if you wanted to go ahead and skip the grind.

All in all, the game's got a good set of underlying mechanics hidden behind some unfortunate vestiges of mobile design. On sale though it's hard not to recommend, especially at the $0.49 I paid for it (and card sales bring that number down even further). If you're looking for a fast-paced arcade action game, this one does a pretty good job of it.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
One of the devs posted on reddit, seemed like a cool guy. 49 cents? Hell, I'll support a fellow redditor for 49 cents...

Played game, freakin AWESOME. Super adorable pixel work and very fun gameplay. Bought 5 extra gift copies to give away so that I'm paying closer to full price, deffo worth it!

Try it, can't go wrong for 50 cents but I'd say this is worth it even for the full 5 dollar price :]
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
I only played a half an hour so far but I like it. My fingers were getting tired of going left/right/up/down, then I realized I could use my xbox controller. But that didn't work out too well so I'm back with the keyboard. Cute fun little game. Price is .49 cents until Nov 1st. Plus it has trading cards! Thumbs up for now.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
It's a fun time-waster. It's like Snake meets Gain Ground. I got it for $0.50 on a sale (currently going on now) which is a total steal for this game. I love the graphics. However, I have two big problems:

-It takes way too long to level up heroes

and ESPECIALLY:

-The game gets STUPIDLY hard around the castle. I don't see why this difficulty spike was necessary. I couldn't get past the fiery place. These levels made me wish I was playing plain Snake instead.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
I had this game on my phone, and put around a dozen hours into it and never got close to bored, and wasn't even mad/upset when I had to start over for the PC version

This is the classic Snake game with a twist. Instead of a 'snake' that get's longer when you eat a pellet, you're an adventurer/warrior, and the 'pellets' which drop fair rate are warriors that you collect and 'add' to your party. Your adventurer, and you party both attack the various enemies that run around the levels.

Each warrior is unique in their appearance, stats, and the way they attack sometimes. The Mage is squishy but hurls powerful fireballs. The Knight has a lot of health, damage, and armor, but attacks at a somewhat slow rate. The 'Gizmo' is a little dude with goggles that hurls very powerful bombs with a large radius at a very slow rate.

Each warrior can be 'leveled up' 3 times, each level giving new stat increases or sometimes even benefits. The Knights first level increases his attack speed, while his second and third levels increase his armor, which makes him very difficult to kill unless you decide it would be great to punch that 30 foot ogre with your face.

There are about 7 different arenas for you to progress through. You start in a forest, go on to a sewer, etc. When you reach the final area type and beat it, it loops back to the first forest, though the difficulty increases continue. And while I never done it before, I believe beating the final area the second time 'wins' you the game.

Each time you beat a level for the first time(including the second trip levels), you unlock a new character. All characters you unlock can be picked up and added to your party during the game, so your 'length' get's quite long. For example, if you have 5 characters unlocked, your line can only get 5 long, and you continue to battle through the levels. If you only have 2 characters, then the line will only be 2 characters max. There's a total of 16 characters, which equates quite a long line if you can keep them all alive, and each one of them has a unique attack to add to your parties killing machine prowess.

Along with the characters and their 3 levels, there are power-ups that defeated enemies drop, and they do temporary effects like giving your a damage shield, freezing all enemies for 5 seconds, increasing attack speed for 30 seconds, replenishing health, etc. You can upgrade these items multiple times, 10 times I think, and each time increases its potency/length/radius depending on the item.

All in all, this is an amazingly fun game that I believe all should play. If you ever loved the classic Snake game, then this is absolutely a must buy even if you are bored with the original. I got this on a sale where it cost $0.50, but I would happily pay the full $5 for this great game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
This was gifted to me randomly by a friend. Thought I'd spend maybe 10 minutes checking the game out, ending up playing 2 hours straight. Pretty addicting and fun concept, nothing special, just straight to the point, good ol' fashion arcade style fun.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Best 50cent you cant ever spend! The game is a game related to snake, and to Story of Issac, 4/5 stars!
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