Flappy Bird (2013)
By: .GEARS Studios Genre: Action Players: 1 Difficulty: Medium
Featured Version: Android First Day Score: 30
Also Available For: Apple iOS
BBC News website of all places! Soon afterwards I witnessed desperate pleas from fans for it to be reinstated, stories of how Mr. Nguyen had been raking in tens of thousands of dollars each day just in advertising revenue, and there was even news of people selling phones with the game pre-installed for hugely inflated prices. What on earth was going on? Could the game really be so amazing as to garner this much attention, even hysteria? I had no idea - I still didn't even know what kind of game it was at this point, but I decided to find this 'next Angry Birds' to see what all the fuss was about.
RKS Score: 5/10
Special Note: if you are/were a fan of Flappy Bird and have been mourning its passing, you may have noticed a quite staggering number of clones appearing for near enough every type of device on earth (there's even one in the latest Pou! update). One that comes recommended by Red Parsley is Fly Chooky Fly - get it here for Android! (and probably somewhere else for one of those stupid Apple devices)