Flappy Bird occupies the top spot for free apps in both Google play and app store. It is all over my news feed with my friends complaining how difficult it is during the actual play.
In case you’re living under the rock, flappy bird is a retro-looking game with 8-bit graphics developed by independent developer from Vietnam, Dong Nguyen. It was made available in IOS app store in May 2013 but was only noticed by mobile phone gamers in the early months of 2014.
The gameplay is very simple unlike any other mobile games ever existed. You can play the game with just one finger and one action that is tapping the screen of your smartphone. By doing so, the bird will fly seamlessly. What makes it difficult though is the concentration it requires the player, the timing and frequency of the tap.
The bird seems like a newbie flyer as it does not know how to glide, if you missed a second to tap, it will fall vertically. To score a point flappy bird should not touch the super Mario looking pipes. If it does, it will fall into the ground and ITS GAME OVER. No retries, no 2nd and 3rd lives. You have to start over again.
Because of its unexplainable difficulty, you will feel stressed and your frustration will be over your head to the point that you would want to throw your phone against the wall. If you have that feeling, stop playing (if you can) and delete it immediately. Take this as a warning as many have done it with their helpless iphone. Don’t install flappy bird as it may break your phone.