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 (565 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?

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2.4 Ghz Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.8
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.10
    • Processor: 2.4 Ghz Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Loving this! An inspired re-imagining of the old "snake" format of games; leading a line of heroes to destroy wandering enemies without running into them (or the walls) you unlock new heroes by finishing stages, and the heroes themselves can be levelled to improve survivability and damage output (upgrades are a fixed path per character and persist from run to run)

In game currency allows for upgrades and skipping levels or adding more heroes before a stage starts, as well as a few buffs that will last for the entire run (however short that may be)

Picked this up on sale for the utterly insane price of 39p HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! ^_^
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
Simple premise, addicting as hell and more fun than it should be, NIMBLE QUEST is a fantastic re-imaginiing of the SNAKE game concept...sucking minutes of your life away as you try desperately not to commit the Human Centipede and take out your own chain of heroes by running into the back of the group...Responsive controls, power ups and heroes with variable individual abilities, this is simply too fun to pass up. Play in spurts with a controller, to avoid thumb blisters. Awesome...
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
8/10
Remember how much time you spent playing Snake on your old phone?
Imagine it in full colour, with added attack features and power-ups and a system to improve your snake parts or make your snake longer and harder.
Also, it becomes ludicrously cheap in sales.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
This is one of the best simple games on steam. Especially because it is fantastic. This is the classic snake game but you have to attack with a snake made of heroes you collect. There are some sweet pick ups to collect and coins. Wonderful concept. I really recommend this game. It is worth your time. Trust me. I played it and have a pretty decent opinion on matters.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Very fun game. I talked everyone in my gamer house into buying it and now it's their go-to game for boredom and waiting in between finding servers.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
This is a really fun game to kill some time.

The gameplay is pretty simple:

You control a hero of your choice. You automatically move and have to avoid enemies and obstacles as well as your own companions.
You'll attack enemies automatically once you're within range. The type of attack depends on the hero you chose.

From time to time you'll find more heroes to join your queue, up until you'll have a queue of 6 heros.

The enemies get harder the further your get and they start getting good attacks as well, so you have to plan your movement well so you don't touch anything or get hit by their attacks while still getting in a good position for your heroes to attack.

There are powerups that are dropped by enemies and you can upgrade these and your heroes with gems that you find in the game. You can also buy little buffs to help you out.

Overall, this is a really nice game. It's fun, not too hard, and not too complicated. Really good if you have a little time to kill.

Though I think it's better to play this game in small portions, since the gameplay is not that deep, otherwise you might get bored with it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
The game:
- I never thought that Snake would make a solid comeback and it's even done in an enjoyable form.
- Easy to jump in and play a simple game.
- Has some simple yet satisfying features such as hero and collectable upgrades.
- The graphics are good and the sound is fine.

Controls:
- I played it with a PS3 controller and it's much better than keyboard and mouse.
- Get the "MotioninJoy drivers" and the "Better DS3" tool to configure the controller easily.

Verdict:
- It's an old school classis done in a new enjoyable way with steam cards and controller support.
- I got Nimble Quest cheap in a sale, however it's worth it's original price.
- 8,5/10.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
They say you can't buy happiness, but I did for a mere 50 cents.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
Worth to play!!
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3 of 5 people (60%) 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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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
This retro pixel game is interesting because it's based on the classic game "Snake" but manages to be even worse
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
I bought this game for $0.49 a while back. I haven't finished it yet, but I think I have a pretty good idea for this recommendation. Ctrl+F "TL;DR" to skip reading.

Nimble Quest is also available as a free-to-play game on mobile devices, and that's where I'll start. Your purchase on Steam gives you the "Red Gem" DLC from mobile for free, and there are no microtransactions after that. You can't pay real money to unlock additional heroes or to buy more tokens. There isn't a demo of this game on Steam, but you can try it for free on iOS/Android if you have a compatible device.

The gameplay is pretty simple. You start with a small roster of three heroes, of which you pick one to be the leader. You start in a field and your ever-moving hero runs near (not into!) some enemies and starts attacking until they explode and vanish, leaving behind a gem you pick up. Or maybe there's a powerup that gives you a temporary boost. Or another hero. Picking up the hero adds one 'car' to your train and also amplifies your attack power, but also gives you a tail to worry about. This is an arcadey RPG Snake mashup. Kill enemies, gather heroes, get gems and tokens, power up, and die. Aim for the highest kill counts and gem collections! Clear stages to unlock more heroes!

Since this is a game of Snake, you have to mind the walls and your own tail. If you run into a wall, an enemy, or if your leader gets hit too many times and runs out of health, you die and Game Over. Assisting heroes have the same mortality concerns, so it's very possible that an enemy train can cut through yours and kill several allies. And your leader running into your train will kill the assisting heroes you touch, so careful maneuvering is key. I found keyboard controls much better than swiping on mobile, and you can even use a controller if you wanted. Controls were WASD or the arrow keys to move, Enter and Escape to pause.

The big part of the game is killing things to get gems. Clear a stage, get a small bonus of more gems. Green gems are worth one, blue five, red ten. Gems go to boosting powerups, giving heroes permanent upgrades, and buying tokens. Powerups range from instant enemy-killing bombs to freezing all enemies in place to a potion to heal allies of damage. All of these upgrades are pretty costly, but that's the name of the game. And having the Red Gem DLC already means it's going to go somewhat faster than F2P. Tokens are used for buying continues when you game over, entry to the Arena, buying buffs that last the current run, buying random unlocked heroes in the between-stages screen, and to skip stages you've cleared already.

The stages are square for the most part, with some exceptions like Graveyard having some obstacles or Courtyard having small alcoves, but the enemies are more interesting. You have damage-sponge knights with big swords, or stationary archers that'll shoot arrows at your allies, or healers who don't attack but will heal enemies you haven't killed, or fast-moving rats or so on. You have the same if smaller variety of heroes, though they shine a bit more with upgrades since they can do different things like explode and take out enemies on death, or soak even more damage, or heal on dealing damage. There don't seem to be any boss battles in this game.

Difficulty is pretty linear. The game starts out slow with spawns and introduces new enemy types at a decent rate, but you'll quickly have to learn how to manage multiple enemy trains and your allies' HP. You'll run into some cases where you just can't advance through a stage without spending gems on upgrades or tokens on buffs, but in the latter case, the game at least is pretty generous on its drops. You can also earn tokens through the game's only form of 'multiplayer' in the Arena. You're put into a Guild to start, which is nothing more than "#NAME" or whatever, but the game autopicks a hero you may or may not have and then a set of enemies and you just aim for the high score. You don't play with anyone, but it's a form of co-op if you think about it. Depending on how well you did in your guild and how well your guild did worldwide, you get a payment in tokens.

I also thought it was a cute touch with the descriptions you get on how you died, like "Merida tried to knock over a healer and lost" or "Uther made friends with a hairy rat" or so on. There seems to be a death description for every stage and every enemy, possibly for dying to its attacks and for running into it. It was also a nice touch how the hero sprites change slightly with each upgrade, like Ulrich's armor getting golden additions and his sword getting bigger or whatnot.

TL;DR: For 49 cents, this game was a steal. $5 may not be so bad, too. It's got pixel graphics, tight control, decent music, and there's quite a bit of replay value. There is a good variety of enemies to kill and be killed by, and buying upgrades does have a noticeable effect on your heroes and powerups. It is admittedly grindy and can be repetitive, but I don't think it's a game you can just sit down and play for hours on end. It's perfect for if you have to wait for another game to install or update, and you might find yourself playing a little longer than you expected, trying to beat your last high score or get just enough gems to get that upgrade you've been wanting. I know I didn't pay much, but I really got my money's worth out of the game. And I'm still not done.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
So far seems fun
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Fun dungeon crawler/RPG, short gameplay with huge replay value.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
grindy ios game
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
So Funny game :)
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
waste of 40c...

ITS ♥♥♥♥ING ♥♥♥♥!
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
a peace of ♥♥♥♥!
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22.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Game is so simple. RPG is so simple. But very enjoyable. These kind of games is ideal for tablets, and smartphones. But you can play it on your PC. This is a little addictive game :)
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2.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
A charming reimagining of a classic game. The arcade action is accessible and exciting. The straight forward leveling system feels rewarding and keeps you playing. The soundtrack is an absolute delight. Nimble Quest offers a fun, casual gaming experience that won't break the bank. 8/10
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