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3 Apps to Fill the 'Flappy Bird' Void

Roasty Bird (Free)

 

I downloaded this app after hearing about it through a press release and decided to play around with it. This app shocked me because although it reaches out to the same audience as that of Flappy Bird, this app makes the worn-out idea fresh. With the fireplace pipes replacing the green pipes of Flappy Bird, the game requires of its user to become active while playing, rather than just the flicking a finger to fly through the puzzle.

One of the main features of the game that I like is its option for multiplayer gameplay. I played the game in real-time with other people who have it downloaded and the feature was perfect for a game of its capacity. The developers of this game really took the idea of Flappy Bird and created a new concept that other games of the similar content had not.

This game is challenging and I give it a hearty 4.5 out of 5 stars. It doesn’t earn the full 5 star rating because it lacks originality because it is, overall, mimicking the theme set previously by Flappy Bird. It earns the half star because of its exciting multiplayer function. I feel that this feature alone would draw someone to the game because now one has the opportunity to compete amongst their Facebook friends.

 

Loopy Bird (Free)

Loopy Bird

Unlike the app mentioned before, this app, in my opinion, lacks all originality because it is almost an exact clone of Flappy Bird (and who really needs another one of these?). Also, the app moves in fast motion and I had a difficult time trying to pass through just the first pipe.

One difference in this app is its extreme mode feature where the app moves even faster as a challenge to the user.

The main objective of this game is to appeal to those individuals who still want to play Flappy Bird, but have no other option, since it was removed from the App Store.

I give this game a rating of 3 stars out of 5 because it is worth a try if you are looking for an exact replical of the Flappy bird game, with nothing different (except maybe the color of the bird in the icon.)

 

FlyCraft (Free)

When I first downloaded this game, it seemed impossible because the user is given control of an adult figure that they have to maneuver through the bricks to complete the game. This game, like Roasty Bird, features a multiplayer function, but is a bit more difficult because the user does not simply compete against other competitors but rather controls two adults figures, which proves tiresome and hard to manage, in my opinion.

On a lighter note, the game is fairly new and if anyone else attempts to top the leaderboard (as I do), the points are not yet outlandish.

I give this game a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

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Jeremy is a biology pre-dentistry undergraduate student at the University of Mississippi. He enjoys organizing, listening to music, spending time with his friends and family, and enjoying the simple things in life. He loves all things technology and reads tech news in his spare time. You can follow his adventures on Twitter @Music_Maniac_19.