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 (610 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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Reviews

“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
80 of 89 people (90%) 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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42 of 47 people (89%) 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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23 of 31 people (74%) found this review helpful
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
Best .50 cents I've ever spent.
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12 of 13 people (92%) 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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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
Fun little game. Easy to learn, difficult to master, and, unlike the original Centipede, it saves your games if you want to leave it and come back to it later.
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12 of 17 people (71%) 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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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
20.1 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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8 of 10 people (80%) 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 12 people (75%) 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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.5 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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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
Playing snake never been so fun and frustrating at the same time
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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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29 of 53 people (55%) 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
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. (Update: You actually get a chance to upgrade this limit)

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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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
21.1 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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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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 7
Brought this game for 50c and got most of the money back from the cards
But it it still a good fun game
7/10
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