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Flappy Bird tribute games have arrived

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It was inevitable. With the Flappy Bird developer Dong Ngyuen pulling the #1 game from app stores for good, other devs are jumping on the copycat bandwagon to pick up where it left off.

Terry Cavanagh has already brought his version of the infuriatingly addictive game into existence. The Super Hexagon and VVVVVV developer gives us Maverick Bird, a browser-based Flash game that is subtitled, “A Flappy Bird Fan Game.” It trades the original game’s 8-bit Super Mario Bros. aesthetic for a more angular style that reminds of Super Hexagon. It’s freely available to play today, but be careful about bringing it up during the work day. It’s a productivity-killer – I know from experience. It remains to be seen whether or not Maverick Bird will see release on iOS or Android devices, though.

maverick bird

In a bit more of a bizarre twist, rock band Fall Out Boy has announced on their website that they will be releasing Fall Out Bird this week on iOS and Android. As the post on the band’s site says, “Rome wasn’t built in a day, but this game was. … Shoutout to the OG Flappy Bird, RIP.” According to the screenshot on the site, the player will be controlling the four members of the band in a similar gameplay scheme. It’s a rather brilliant marketing move, and while pricing was not noted, I’m inclined to assume that this will be a free release to use as a promotional tool.

Let’s face it – the vast majority of us suck at this game. But if you’ve ever wanted proof, now there’s FlapMMO. It’s exactly what it sounds like: a massively multiplayer online version of Flappy Bird. It’s not that you can interact with any other FlapMMO players, or even that anyone is working towards a common goal that would benefit all. No, the point of FlapMMO is simply to watch hundreds of other players fail right alongside you. The screen scrolls more slowly than the original Flappy Bird and Maverick Bird, though, making this particular version even more frustrating than the others. Still, it can be funny to see the wild usernames that countless other players are picking for their FlapMMO sessions.


It’s clear that the people’s thirst for Flappy Bird is insatiable. Mr. Ngyuen may have felt that he introduced a harmful addiction to the human race, but the genie is out of the bottle. Try as he might to heal our species of this viral infection, it has only spread. Less than a week has passed since the mighty Flappy Bird has disappeared from app stores worldwide, but the legend continues to live on. At this rate, the maddening mobile game could very well go down as less of a one-off title and more of a full-blown genre.

Last Updated: February 13, 2014


  1. General JJ the ashamed

    February 13, 2014 at 11:34

    I completely missed the hoohaa about this game. Then again, I’m not a fan of mobile games.


    • Hammersteyn

      February 13, 2014 at 11:36

      Me neither, but the mmo sounds fun but the page takes forever to load…


  2. Hammersteyn

    February 13, 2014 at 11:37

    I saw a video once where a guy from Google spoke to devs. He said the trick is to know what people are going to want a month from now and build it as what happened with Angry Birds. Ngyuen it appears was right on the money


  3. Umar Reborn

    February 13, 2014 at 11:39

    There’s apparently a porn parody out of this game. Fappy Bird. It’s basically a guy dressed as Tweety fapping


    • General JJ the ashamed

      February 13, 2014 at 11:39

      Also. Now I am truly disturbed.


      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        February 13, 2014 at 11:48

        Are you new to the internet? O_o


        • General JJ the ashamed

          February 13, 2014 at 11:52

          I’m just epically naive


          • Unavengedavo

            February 13, 2014 at 12:03

            The internet will fix that for you 😀

          • General JJ the ashamed

            February 13, 2014 at 12:15

            Well, the way it’s been going here, you’re the one who’s broken most of my innocence.

    • Hammersteyn

      February 13, 2014 at 11:41

      Bwahahaha. Rule 34


  4. Mark Treloar

    February 13, 2014 at 11:56

    Don’t really get the hype around this. All he did was recreate an Atari game. If anything he owes Atari money.


  5. Johan Fourie

    February 13, 2014 at 12:31

    Here’s a link of a clone that you play in the browser. It’s as close to the original as you can get. http//flappybird.io


  6. Admiral Chief in Vegas

    February 13, 2014 at 12:53




    • General JJ the ashamed

      February 13, 2014 at 13:47

      Much better.


  7. Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    February 13, 2014 at 12:59

    If typing a sentence was like…


    If typing…


    If typing a…


    GAH!!! If typing was like playing flappy bird we’d never get anything done in life. EVER!

    PS: I still have it on my iPad


  8. VTYEbv

    February 13, 2014 at 15:06

    Also don’t forget Amazing Cupid, a Flappy Bird ‘tribute’ game (according to the Indonesian developer of the former TouchTen), with authorization from Nguyen Ha Dong.


  9. Umar Reborn

    February 13, 2014 at 15:12

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