What is it about this ridiculous game that made people go nuts over it? It's quick and addictive. It's insanely hard and completely harmless at the same time. It's so goofy and minimal that it could be considered an “anti-game” - so stupid, it's awesome! Its rise to popularity is, essentially, a big joke with the games industry.
The bird-protagonist's reminiscence to the red Angry Bird is hardly a coincidence, but at least Clumsy has a proper beak, instead of Flappy's weird, mammal-like lips.
When Flappy Bird starts to bore you so much that the mere thought of playing it makes you shiver, Clumzy Bird will provide a welcome change of scenery while preserving the familiar formula.
In Happy Poo Flap, the brown, grinning piece of *censored* is back, and this time it's flying like a bird. Such a peculiar circumstance! Thus, Mr. Poo will happily flap along the cheery levels, collecting coins and cashing them in for new characters and accessories.
This game simply excretes joy.
Sean Whiteman's game "emulates" the 8-bit look with purposefully smeary desert textures, while the Super Mario pipes are replaced with more appropriate spiky cacti. Everything else is much the same, save for the omission of the medal system.
Adorable, or cringe-worthy? You'll decide, fellow screen tappers.
The original setting is kept intact, but the graphics are completely redrawn in high fidelity, and in a different art style. This provides a glossier, but no less goofier experience than the original.
When those 8-bit graphics start grating on your eyes, fire up Flappy HD and flap on, you crazy diamond.
5. Flying Flea (Android & iOS) - jet-flap!
"Tired of their luxurious, but boring lives, super flies Lenny, Fauna Flea, Dez, and Ella decided to explore the unknown at their own risk and have some fun doing it." Oh, Lord, they even have names!
Here's more from the description - "The four “jetsetters” need to fly their way through a grassy underground cave avoiding its walls while smashing others as gravity tries to pull you down."
For all its insanity and hilarity, Flying Flea is a pretty accomplished game with achievements, leaderboards, power-ups, social integration physics simulation. Best of all, it's free!
Download: Android | iOS
We don't mean to hate, but this game's a dud. The graphics resemble a dated Flash-cartoon. The pipes are replaced with buildings seemingly drawn in Paint. The red bird looks like Clumsy Bird, which looks like an Angry Bird. And the yellow bird looks like a Pokemon.
Instead of points, you collect "precious seeds" stolen by the "bad birds". We won't dare ponder how much effort it took to come up with such a rich, complex premise.
City Bird is a shameless clone, but it sort-of plays the same, and it's free.
7. Ironpants (Android & iOS) - the flappy avenger!
There are no kittens to be rescued, no burglars to be caught, no asteroids to be stopped, or other tired tropes. Just flapping, avoiding obstacles, and lots of wondering what made you want to play games like this.
Allegedly, Ironpants is even harder than Flappy Bird, which is a considerable achievement.
Download: Android | iOS