Flappy Bird was pulled down from all app stores by its creator after the press started running derogatory stories on the game and the developer. The game was accused of copying the art style of popular retro game Super Mario Bros. The dev behind the game insists that he took it down because he thought that the users were abusing it. Right. Anyhow, if you just miss that cute and death-prone 8-bit bird, we’ve lined up some Flappy Bird alternatives for you.
Flappy Bert is a homage to the original game paid by none other than Sesame Street. It immediately caused us to laugh, at just how un-apologetically difficult it was and how it followed the true spirit of Flappy Bird. The graphics are easy on the eyes, following the original’s retro aesthetic, and the physics are just as unforgiving as well.
Happy Poo Flap is a funny take on the Flappy Bird formula. You tap on the screen to make the character jump and the goal is to avoid obstacles. The graphics are much more modern, and the game has its own style. It’s not a blatant rip-off, rather a nod at the ridiculousness of Flappy Bird.
It seems Flappy Bird had some seriously famous fans. Popular band Fall Out Boy released their homage to the game in the form of making an exact replica of the game itself. The only difference being that the cute innocent little bird is replaced by the heads of Fall Out Boy’s members. The game is simple and honest, and if you just want to have the same feeling of frustration as before, it’s more than enough.
What better way to experience the original game than to play an exact ditto of it? FlappyBird.io’s creator has managed to recreate FlappyBird for the playing pleasure of all of us. What’s even better is that it’s a web browser game, so we can enjoy it on a wide range of devices. The physics are spot-on and the experience isn’t really that different from the original.