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Catch the pigeon! Here are the best and worst Flappy Bird clones

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Catch the pigeon! Here are the best and worst Flappy Bird clones
At this point in the history of mankind, we are certain that even Pope Francis is aware of Flappy Bird and the global craze it sparked. Its success story is quite unusual – a true sleeper hit. Flappy Bird was a months-old iPhone game that nobody cared for, until things started happening. 

In late January, the Reddit hive-mind and PewDiePie (the most subscribed YouTube channel ever) collectively made the game go viral, for reasons unfathomable. The Internet's torrent of support helped Flappy Bird conquer the number one spot in the App Store. A little later, Flappy was ported to Android on January 31, and has amassed over 10 million downloads so far. The game's developer, Dong Nguyen, is already frustrated with the buzz and wants his peaceful pre-fame life back.

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. 

But this article is not an essay on Flappy Bird. It's about how little time it took for other developers to try and cash-in on its formula. Not weeks – literally days after it went viral! It's only February 5, and the amount of Flappy Clones on Android and iOS is staggering. We've rounded up some of the best and worst examples of flattery by imitation.

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posted on 05 Feb 2014, 08:22 3

1. chocowii (Posts: 470; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)

7 more reasons to be pissed off with the gameplay.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 08:46 2

2. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

PA...you're recommending flappy bird HD...it is s**t compared to Flappy bird...Flappy bird 10X better...

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 08:59 3

3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; 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. :/

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 09:33 2

4. naveenstuns (Posts: 177; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)

WHAT?? I cant even get past my high score of 6

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 11:29 1

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; 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.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 10:14

5. SleepingOz (unregistered)

66? Damn, you're freaking good at it!

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 12:54

10. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


-Taken with my Moto X

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 13:29

12. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2226; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)

68 for me and I can't seem to beat it.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 13:35

13. lalalaman (Posts: 637; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)

My frnd reached 74:D...crazy

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 16:13

18. trustory (Posts: 132; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)

82 and my friend got 203

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 10:43

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..

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 12:33

8. RandomUsername (Posts: 808; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)

I wonder why this is so popular... I tried it once but immediately uninstalled it again.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 12:37

9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; 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.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 13:24

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!

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 13:53

14. pookiewood (Posts: 631; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)

The absolute best? Mario in a Frogsuit underwater!

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 14:21

15. Bedz81 (Posts: 84; Member since: 30 Dec 2012)

I just managed 1, damn ya'll good!

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 15:28

16. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

What's funny about this is, I bet every one of these are a better game than Flappy Bird.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 16:12

17. Fuego84 (Posts: 352; Member since: 13 May 2012)

My best 71

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 02:32

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//
Simon Kaspersen

FlyFlyBirdySaga @ App-Store

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 10:23

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.

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 06:23

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/id​826810799?mt=8

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 06:54

22. vibrazy (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)

Hi All,

Can you let me know what you think of my Flappy Bird Clone - Tap The Poo #tapthepoo

Any feedback will be welcomed.

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 10:50

23. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; 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...

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 06:30

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

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 11:38

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

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 11:05

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:

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 17:26

27. cwuk1 (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Jun 2014)

With Brazil 2014 just days away, I vote for Keepy Uppy World Cuppy on iPhone!

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 07:52

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.Pu​fferFish.android

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 12:23

29. Basedb (Posts: 2; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)

Meh they are just plain old clone with just visual differences. If you want something actually different, play power up bird by infernox. Great take and IMO better than flappy bird.


posted on 29 Apr 2015, 04:26

30. bjornson (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Apr 2015)

You forgot to mention the cutest ever: Dragon Fart Saga!!!

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