The bad news is that this means the legions of Flappy Bird fans who first got hooked on the excruciatingly difficult endless runner when it was on iOS won’t be able to play the game again yet — at least on their preferred gaming device. I just tried to download it on my HTC One and it didn’t work there either.
The good news? It’s a snazzier version of Flappy Bird. The game now has different-coloured bird characters, ghost enemies that you have to avoid in addition to all those nasty green pipes. There’s even a two-player option!
Let’s just pause and reflect on this for a moment. Flappy Bird is now a console game with a local multiplayer co-op mode. What an age we live in.
Kotaku has hooked up its Amazon Fire to give the new (and hopefully improved) version of Flappy Bird a proper test run. We’ll be back with more impressions soon.
UPDATE: We are currently the ninth best player in the world at this game. (What’s with all those AdjectiveAdjectiveNoun gamer names??)