How to win at Swing Copters (or at least double your score)

Swing Copters, the new game by Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen, is out and it’s ridiculously hard. It’s so tough, that after playing it for quite a while our high score stood at the very miserable… 1.

In the game, you navigate a cute, heli-hat equipped character through tiny openings and swinging hammers by tapping anywhere on the screen to change direction. Tap, tap, tap, and crash. That’s the usual way the game progresses, and frustration quickly builds up.

So how do you win at Swing Copters (where by win we mean ‘score more than 1’)? You need a tactic, or a simple rule. That rule is:
That’s all it boils down to really. Take a look at the opening that your cute character has to pass through and draw imaginary lines down. That’s your lane. Tap too slow and you’re out of your lane and in the way of the hammers that will crush you. Tap too fast and you’ll quickly lose track of your flying creature and have it crash somewhere.

That’s why you should stick to flying between the walls of that imaginary lane. Be focused and be patient. With all this in mind, we were able to quickly double our score, and then double it up once more in just 10 minutes. Try it yourself and let us know if it works for you.

source: iAppAnalysis



1. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

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2. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

Double zero is still zero.

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

At least it's better than a single zero.

6. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

There are two kinds of people in this world.

10. vincelongman

Posts: 5762; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I edit the file with the high score, now mine is 17 lol

11. skyline88

Posts: 700; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

one is Dong, another is Nguyen.

4. Malhar

Posts: 49; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

This strategy can make just 1.

5. walidno1

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 21, 2014

I just scored 11 in my 4th attempt. Not that hard!

8. hurrycanger

Posts: 1775; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

man you're goooooddd xD

14. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

god of cheat, lolz

7. j.khan95

Posts: 51; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Scored 5 :D Fells great

9. parvsingh05

Posts: 100; Member since: Jan 11, 2012


12. edelxander

Posts: 58; Member since: Oct 01, 2013

a special place in hell for this guy. surely

13. joey18

Posts: 683; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

.cero cero

15. acn2003

Posts: 27; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

Keep the phone on a flat surface and start taping.. i could triple my score.. (from 1 to 3 to be precise).. if you tilt the phone the copter guy moves to that direction.. so to be in lane it's better to keep it on a flat surface when u play... I play it by keeping it on the floor while lying down on sofa..

16. hammie123

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

my highscore is right now 31. I have made a youtube clip from my highscore yesterday 20. maybe you will be helped with my tactics :P youtube link:

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