Catch the pigeon! Here are the best and worst Flappy Bird clones
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
1. chocowii (Posts: 327; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)
7 more reasons to be pissed off with the gameplay.
2. shuaibhere (Posts: 1297; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
PA...you're recommending flappy bird HD...it is s**t compared to Flappy bird...Flappy bird 10X better...
3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7683; Member since: 14 May 2012)
2-4 look like flappy bird on crack. Still finding it impossible to beat my high score of 66. I almost threw my phone against the wall yesterday. :/
4. naveenstuns (Posts: 172; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)
WHAT?? I cant even get past my high score of 6
7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7683; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Lol don't worry you'll get better. I couldn't make it past four for two days, but after I found out how to time the jumps properly, I was averaging over 20 a game and finally hit 66.
5. SleepingOz (unregistered)
66? Damn, you're freaking good at it!
10. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7683; Member since: 14 May 2012)
-Taken with my Moto X
12. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1184; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
68 for me and I can't seem to beat it.
6. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)
I wanted to throw my phone against the wall after playing this stupid game !!! Insanely Hard & stupid..
8. RandomUsername (Posts: 414; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)
I wonder why this is so popular... I tried it once but immediately uninstalled it again.
9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7683; Member since: 14 May 2012)
It's addicting. You keep hitting the replay button hoping you'll eventually beat your high score. Also, the way the bird falls when you hit a pipe is hilarious lol.
11. phoneman09 (Posts: 12; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)
This game is awesome and yet very addictive. I have played it quite a few times, and my high score is 145!
14. pookiewood (Posts: 565; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)
The absolute best? Mario in a Frogsuit underwater!
16. downphoenix (Posts: 2289; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
What's funny about this is, I bet every one of these are a better game than Flappy Bird.
19. simonz1 (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)
I have made one beautiful Flappy-Bird replica. I have made the principe all the same, hard to play with game-center. The one thing i have done different is to focus on the design, and make it easy to look at, with harmonic colors and nice sprites.
Please check it out, regards//
FlyFlyBirdySaga @ App-Store
20. yetidengames (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Mar 2014)
Hi everyone! So, as you may have noticed, none of the various clones (with the possible exception of a fish-related app that shall go unnamed) match up to the original. Why, you ask? Physics.
Flipping Bird does physics right. Plus, it's funny. And it, like, really feels your rage, bro.
Check it out now for iPod and iPhone, and let the revolution begin.
21. lukas-33 (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Mar 2014)
The best flappy bird clone i have found is “Flutter Bird – Fly with me” (for iphone/iPod touch only). The two game modes each with different difficulty grades have convinced me.
App link: tunes.apple.com/de/app/flutter-bird-fly-with-me/id826810799?mt=8
22. vibrazy (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)
Can you let me know what you think of my Flappy Bird Clone - Tap The Poo #tapthepoo
Any feedback will be welcomed.
23. shuaibhere (Posts: 1297; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
It's nice game...but it's not a clone of Flappy bird...it's just game of that kind...
24. perttikoo (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Mar 2014)
Flappy Bird was easy, so i made a harder game called Fast Bird.
Please check it out: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.isokeke.fastbird
25. dwayneparrish80 (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)
Best Flappy Bird clone, If you love Flappy Bird then you will love Loopy Bird. It is an exact clone, search for Loopy Bird on the iTunes App Store
26. sholfa (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)
I dont want to be rude but almost all clones have no good physics. The one I like the most is Creaky Bird. I think this is the best clone I've seen. Too bad its only for Android:
27. cwuk1 (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Jun 2014)
With Brazil 2014 just days away, I vote for Keepy Uppy World Cuppy on iPhone!
28. VRock (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Jun 2014)
I like fishes, so I like this one for android - play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ru.allier.PufferFish.android