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Flappy Bird officially pulled from app stores, here are some of the best alternatives

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Flappy Bird officially pulled from app stores, here are some of the best alternatives
Yesterday we reported that the developer of the runaway hit Flappy Bird decided to remove the game from Google Play and iOS App Store. Some of our commentators, as well as many others around the Web, suggested that the developer did this just to get more publicity, without actually intending to take the game down. However, as of today, the original Flappy Bird is gone from both Android and iOS app stores. And it will almost certainly never be released for Windows Phone.

Let us remind you what Flappy Bird is: it’s a very simple, yet very difficult game. Players have to tap the screen to keep a bird in flight while avoiding incoming pipes - touch any pipe and the bird dies. The game’s developer, Dong Nguyen, never wanted Flappy Bird to bring him fame. But it did, as the game surpassed 50 million downloads on Android and iOS, eventually garnering around $50,000 per day in ad revenue. Dong Nguyen said that the game was “a success of his”, but it “also ruined his simple life”, so now he “hates it.”

In consequence, Flappy Bird is no more. Or, to be exact, there is no more original Flappy Bird. Because those who want to play similar games have lots of options to choose from. Earlier this week, we already presented some Flappy Bird clones that you should check out. But now that the official game is no longer available, we’re seeing a ton of new clones and alternatives. So we tried to make a selection of the best of them. Like the OG Flappy Bird, all these games are free, so expect to see lots of ads.

Note: users who already downloaded Flappy Bird while it was available can still play it on their devices.


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posted on 09 Feb 2014, 16:49 2

1. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3512; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Good thing WP already has plenty of great alternatives from the get go.. Funny how this worked out... Moving on..........

posted on 09 Feb 2014, 18:11 2

8. akki20892 (Posts: 3301; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Nooooooooo No No No No Nooooooooo.

posted on 10 Feb 2014, 07:54 3

15. rihel_95 (Posts: 208; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


For android, u can always search for the apk and sideload!

posted on 10 Feb 2014, 15:24

18. sgtdisturbed47 (Posts: 166; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


You certainly can.

posted on 09 Feb 2014, 16:58 6

2. axllebeer (Posts: 265; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)


I download the Flappy Bird yesterday and I honestly think it sucks. To hard to enjoy. But maybe I'm just incompetent.

posted on 09 Feb 2014, 17:09

3. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3512; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


That's understandable.. Most people, the majority, like what sucks because they follow what's popular only... You sound to smart for that...

posted on 09 Feb 2014, 17:31 2

5. Commentator (Posts: 2326; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Too hard? You only have to get to 40 to get platinum. It's pretty therapeutic.

Anyways, if anyone really still wants it, there are plenty of places to grab the apk.

posted on 09 Feb 2014, 17:14 3

4. XperiaOptimusOne (unregistered)


Flappy Bird, you will not be missed.

posted on 09 Feb 2014, 17:44

6. Omarc07 (Posts: 236; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Crappy app dwloaded it yesterday erased it today.

posted on 09 Feb 2014, 17:50

7. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 692; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


Damn I just reached the 100 mark yesterday. Oh well, as long as they remotely delete it from my phone

posted on 09 Feb 2014, 19:31 1

9. thephonedude (Posts: 59; Member since: 27 Oct 2012)


Play store still has it ;)

But if it does get removed in play store.. just extract the APK...

posted on 09 Feb 2014, 20:25

10. RGreen (Posts: 48; Member since: 06 Jul 2012)


Haaaa You got to love it

posted on 09 Feb 2014, 21:15

11. Planterz (Posts: 675; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


NEWS!!!!!!

posted on 09 Feb 2014, 21:23

12. ChafedBanana (Posts: 357; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Yeah. The game sucked anyways so who cares? I'm uninstalling that crap on my devices right now.

posted on 10 Feb 2014, 06:57

13. ronjr123 (Posts: 60; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


That doesn't mean that he isn't still making money does it? The downloads already out the are still making him money, just now he doesn't have to worry about its future and keeping up with the others like it. Not a bad deal if you ask me.

posted on 10 Feb 2014, 07:17

14. good2great (Posts: 1039; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


genius game. yet simply developed. sorry to see it go so soon.

but i understand why he canned it. some people just dont want the hassle/demand that comes with the fame.

me personally i would have kept it alive... you have to think bigger than a hobby. look at angry birds... super simple game now theyre making movies; TV shows; toys; and even on the cover of grocery items.

posted on 10 Feb 2014, 09:17

16. maybach62 (Posts: 2; Member since: 10 Feb 2014)


Selling Iphone 4s black, World version, 3 months used, 64GB storage, IOS 7.03, preloaded Flappy bird games, selling price 800 USD,contact: May, Hanoi, tel +84965774204 , email: maybach62se@yahoo.com

posted on 10 Feb 2014, 15:26

19. sgtdisturbed47 (Posts: 166; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


Nope.

posted on 10 Feb 2014, 09:18

17. maybach62 (Posts: 2; Member since: 10 Feb 2014)


Selling Iphone 4s black, World version, used, 64GB storage, IOS 7.03, preloaded Flappy bird games, selling price 800 USD,contact: May, Hanoi, tel +84965774204 , email: maybach62se@yahoo.com

posted on 10 Feb 2014, 18:03

20. gavodel (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Feb 2014)


Selling htc one x with it installed on ebay . ie / ws / eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=251448160911#shpCntId

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 02:37

21. Catherine (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


Flappy Bird off of app store!!!!!
best thing i have heard all day!!!
:) this app makes people too violant such as breaking phones, addiction to the game and, hurting other people, now they have splashy fish wich has just as worse problems.

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