Just when I think I’m done posting articles related to Flappy Bird, another game comes along and pulls me back in. The game in question today is Flippy Bard, a free iPhone game made by the director of Ducktales Remastered. It uses the same gameplay as Flappy Bird, but adds in some fun extras.
But first off, the game feels good to play, unlike many (most?) Flappy Bird clones. It stars a bard who flip-jumps when you tap the screen. Your goal, of course, is to navigate between obstacles– which in this case are castle towers– to get as high a score as possible.
What’s unique about Flippy Bard is that each set of obstacles you navigate through earns you an experience point. As you level up, you unlock new characters you can play as. The other cool option is same-device multiplayer with up to four people. When you play in this mode, buttons are added to the bottom of the screen, letting multiple people control bards of various colors simultaneously. This mode would make more sense if the game was universal, because it’s nearly impossible for four people to gather around a tiny iPhone to play a game–even one as silly as this.
Another downside is that Flippy Bard has ads, some of which are animated and distracting. But hey, the game’s free, so if you’re not tired of Flappy gameplay yet, I’d say it’s worth checking out, even if only for a few minutes.