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 IPHONE NEWS

A new Flappy Bird clone is added to the iOS App Store every 24 minutes

Please make it stop

Product: Flappy Bird | Developer: .GEARS Studios | Publisher: .GEARS Studios | Genre: Arcade, Casual
For: iPhone   Also on: Android, iPad
 
Flappy Bird iPhone, thumbnail 1
It's been almost a month since Dong Nguyen removed Flappy Bird from the App Store, but Apple's digital marketplace continues to be flooded with low-rent rip-offs of Nguyen's smash hit.

In an investigation into the last 300 Flappy clones to hit Apple's App Store, Pocket Gamer has discovered that on average 60 clones are added every day (about 69 on February 28th, 48 on March 1st, 75 on March 2nd, and 49 on March 3rd).

On average, that means 2.5 clones are added an hour - or one every 24 minutes.

Because of Apple's uneven release schedule, where apps are only added between the hours of 15:00 and 08:00 UTC, you couldn't set your watch by it. On some days, 14 Flappy games can be added in the space of one hour, for example.

Floppy Little Wings Attack Free

Our definition of a Flappy Bird clone, by the way, is any game in which you guide some character through an obstacle course of pipes (or similar objects) hanging from the ceiling and sticking out of the ground.

That character could be a bird, a fish, an eagle, a super goat, Nyan Cat, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Bear Grylls on a jet pack, Flappy Bird inventor Dong Nguyen, the floating head of Kanye West, or the chief minister of the state of Gujarat, Narendra Modi.

These copycat games have names like Senor Pez, Funny Chicken - Bird Adventure, Trappy Bird, Flappy Fish 2D, Flappy Endless Car 3D! Flappy You: Fly Your Face Free, Nerdtle: The Flappy Birdtle, and Bird Adventure - 1 Touch Flying Bird.

Clumsy Bird Pro - The Adventures of Flappy Flyer

To get a taste of what that looks like, here are just 20 Flappy Bird-alikes from the last few days of new App Store games.

Flappy Bird

Red Bouncing Bird Man - flappy fall version telegram Spikes! / Flappy You: Fly Your Face Free

Flappy Bird 2

Air Bear Grylls / Tappy Bird Junior

Flappy Bird 3

Flappy Airplane / Flying Steel of Cyrus - Avoid wrecking the flappy Jetpack, Get The Stars Ball & Happy Splashy! (Pro Version)

Flappy Clone

Bieber Fever Max - Flying Axe Guitar / Flying Pig - Tiny Rush Adventure Full Version

Flappy Bird 5

Flappy ET - for Dou Minjun / Splashy Slender Man - iron bird flying fish game

Flappy Bird 7

Flying Penguin - Arctic Bird / Frappy Bird

Flappy Bird 8

Flappy Nyan Cat Original / Flippy Chicken

Flappy Bird 9

Cuty Bunny: The Adventure of a Flappy Rabbit / Blocky Bird 3D

Flappy Bird 10

Flappy Bird 3D / Voa Totoro

Flappy Bird 14

ModiRahul Fly / Splashy Sharky
 

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Mark Brown 5 March 2014
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Ilyes Fekih | 13:17 - 27 April 2014
Flappy Face is a good one too :)

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flying-face/id836229742?l=fr&ls=1&mt=8

You can play with your facebook friends faces
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Ezio Auditore | 14:57 - 3 April 2014
Tiny Nemo similar game, but harder. Because the two zones, the water and air with different physics.
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crazylogicgames | 14:58 - 18 March 2014
I find Flying space bird much better than flappy bird .

https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/flying-space-bird/id835014747?mt=8
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@FreeLifeApps | 08:57 - 12 March 2014
Yeah, we have promoted so many Flappy Bird clones in the past 2-3 weeks, including some hitting the Top 100!
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Jessica David | 16:22 - 10 March 2014
I have played flappy bird and its clone I have found Happy Lady bird to be the most cute and interesting game of its type.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/happy-lady-bird/id824100795?ls=1&mt=8

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@FlappyFamily | 09:20 - 7 March 2014
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flappy-family/id820720461

By far the best clone. Why was it skipped?
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Ignatius Darren | 02:11 - 7 March 2014
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/backward-duck/id820128542?mt=8 is cute too!
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Nadav Bar | 15:35 - 6 March 2014
i didnt feel like making a flappy game, so i made a flappy movie (using the very cool little inferno): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hsOZHKEvSA
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Enneirys | 03:23 - 6 March 2014
This one seems to have a refreshing twist : https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mad-bird-in-search-his-brother/id817755986?l=en&ls=1&mt=8
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Mothreja Jay | 16:00 - 5 March 2014
OMG Mother of all Birds!

This seems to have gone too far.........
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