Flappy Bird Review: Mobile Game for Hardcore Gamers!

By | August 1, 2017

I wonder what makes a bird an attractive object to be exploited, especially in the gaming industry. One that is certain, concocting a little design on the side of colors and shapes, not a few casual and mobile games that managed to achieve tremendous success because of this format. One of the most valid examples? Game made by Rovio – Angry Birds. Successfully downloaded hundreds of millions of times across platforms, from a variety of series filled with themes and gimmicks, Angry Birds grows into a phenomenon that can not be underestimated. The popularity even made it successful not only in its own game product, but also the physical merchandise on the market. Who would have thought, the “bird” of this success turned out to encounter another new game that grew into a phenomenon. That’s right, we’re talking about Flappy Bird.
It may not offer color games, character designs, or gameplay mechanisms such as Angry Birds, but the popularity that Flappy Bird has achieved in a matter of days since its release on iOS App Store and Google Play is unique. So, what is actually offered by the game, which visually does not look tempting this? Why do many casual gamers develop love relationships – hate this casual game? This review will discuss it more deeply for you.
DO NOT BE FOOLED “FORM”
A bird that can not fly stable, but insists on moving through a series of difficult hurdles? This is this Flappy Bird.
A bird that can not fly stable, but insists on moving through a series of difficult hurdles? This is Flappy Bird.
Nothing interesting at all, this is probably the first word to glide when you first see Flappy Bird running on Android or iOS devices. Unlike most mobile games, casual anything that still brings a bit of story elements through a series of cut-scenes or short animations, Flappy Bird comes straightforward. There are no convoluted instructions that you should face, not because the Vietnamese developer – Nguyen Ha Dong is lazy, but because this game basically does not offer a convoluted game. You are just a strange bird that can not fly.
With strange lip shape and diverse colors that come randomly every time you repeat the game, Flappy bird comes with a super simple mechanics and mission. Mission? This casual game does not exist. You are only required to move through as many cross bars along the path as possible, leaving only a few gaps in between. As the title suggests, the bird you use is not a bird smart enough to use its wings perfectly. You have to do a tap to help this bird flap its wings once. The fight against gravity begins.
With the tendency of the birds to fall at great speed, the best way to pass each gap is by predicting how much you should tap to get the appropriate height. Sound easy? Wait a minute! Apart from all the simplicity that does leave a clear impression of mobile gaming, only hardcore gamers will probably hold this one game!
MARIO BROS + SILVER SURFER COMBINATION
Doing small tapping to make strange birds flapping its small wings and moving slightly against gravity, Flappy Bird is carrying a familiar gameplay mechanics.
Doing small tapping to make strange birds flapping its small wings and moving slightly against gravity, Flappy Bird is carrying a familiar gameplay mechanics.
The mechanics themselves are similar to the level in the classic Mario Bros. water.
The mechanics themselves are similar to the level in the classic Mario Bros. water.
If you have to compare, it seems clear the idea of ​​Flappy Bird gameplay is borrowing one stage in the sea Mario Bros NES counted iconic in the past. With the same mechanical characteristic in which you have to move slowly to counter the gravity that consistently pushes you down while avoiding any obstacles that exist, the design of his own character is even similar to “Cheep Cheep” – the fish character of the Nintendo main franchise. The only thing that distinguishes Flappy Bird may be the level of difficulty that is not familiar with the word compromise.
Unlike the classic games you might learn because of the consistent level design, Flappy Bird comes with the concept of a constantly changing random obstacle, offering unique difficulties every time you play this game over and over again.